My Super Bowl Spread

Of course I am not talking about the difference in points for the game Sunday. I am talking about the party dips I will have on hand while watching the Super Bowl. This is a big decision for me. Do I go with a cream cheese or mayonnaise based dip? Hot or cold? Do I pretend I am adding a healthy component and choose a dip that is served with raw vegetables? I went back through TheRoomMom files and photos to help me decide. I think I am going to make the hot artichoke dip because it is a favorite from childhood. I will need something on the side– The Big Sandwich perhaps?

Click on the pictures below for recipes and tips for these super party snacks.

P.S. I had to look up the spelling of Super Bowl. I was not sure if it should be one word or two. Is that confusing for anybody else?

Hot Dips

hot artichoke dip

buffalo chicken dip

pizza dip

hot vidalia onion dip

charleston cheese dip

Cold Dips

dill dip in bread bowl

sun dried tomato dip

pan fried onion dip2

bacon almond cheese dip w cracker

Black Bean Salsa Dip

Mexican 7 layer dip

Super Bowl Super Dips

pan fried onion dip2

I am trying to decide which one of my favorite party dips will make the Super Bowl cut this year– definitely something with cheese.

I am including a new recipe for Pan-Fried Onion Dip courtesy of the Barefoot Contessa in tonight’s post, and the recipe is followed by photos with links to my other favorite party dip recipe posts. Please leave a comment to vote for the Super Bowl dip recipe TheRoomMom should serve this Sunday. If you vote for the winning dip choice, you will have the satisfaction of the knowing that you made TheRoomDad (aka my husband) very happy.


  • 2 large yellow onions
  • 4 T. butter
  • 1/4 c. vegetable oil
  • 1/4 t. ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 t. kosher salt
  • 1/2 t. freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/2 c. sour cream (or a little more)
  • 1/2 c. good mayonnaise (or a little less)

carmelizing onions


  • Cut the onions in half, and then slice them into 1/8-inch-thick-half-rounds. (You should have about 3 cups of onions.)
  • Heat the butter and oil in a large sautee pan on medium heat. Add the onions, cayenne, salt, and pepper and sautee for 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium low and cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 more minutes until the onions are browned and carmelized.
  • Allow the onions to cool. I scooped mine out of the pan with a slotted spoon and let cool on a couple of layers of paper towel on a plate.
  • Place the cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and beat until smooth. Add the onions and mix well. Taste for seasonings.
  • Serve at room temperature with kettle cooked potato chips, pretzel sticks, or veggies.

Black Bean Salsa Dip

Black Bean Salsa Dip

hot artichoke dip

Hot Artichoke Dip

I recently tweaked this recipe, and I love the new combination. I especially like the blue corn tortilla chips, but it is also good with mini party rye slices.

bacon almond cheese dip w cracker

Bacon Almond Cheddar Dip

This meets the cheese criteria, and it has crumbled bacon. It is a classic!

dill dip in bread bowl w veggies

Dill Dip

I scoop out the center of a round loaf of bread to use as a serving dish and surround with carrots, celery, red and yellow peppers, pita chips, and pretzel dipping sticks.

sun dried tomato dip

Sun Dried Tomato Dip

The best raw veggie for this dip is definitely sugar snap peas.