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5 Must-try dip recipes for your big game party

Aly Walansky is a freelance writer and editor based in New York City. She lives with her two Shorkie-Tzus, Scarlette and Max, and a display of pink polka-dot-themed home decor -- not to mention a selection of flavored vodka. Check out he...

Dip down!

Even if you are not a sports fan, you know that sometimes the big game is more than just a game. It's a holiday in the same way as New Year's Eve or Thanksgiving or perhaps even Christmas, and needs to be planned for accordingly. And the key to any good party is the food. In a setting like this -- with many people migrating in and out and the action the television -- it's all about the dips. Of course, not all dips are created equal; here are some of our favorites.

Dip down!

Fruit dip

It's always a good idea to have a dessert-type option -- as well as a healthy(ish) choice! While traditional fruit dip just combines cream cheese and marshmallow fluff, we like this one because it has a bit of festive flavor to it. Sent to us by Sara Gaum, who pens the event planning website, it's a clear winner for those wanting a bit of something sweet!


  • 1 16 ounce container of whipped topping
  • 1 package vanilla instant pudding
  • 1 15 ounce can of packed pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice


Mix all ingredients together and chill until serving.  Serve with fruit and graham crackers.

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