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7 Delicious Homemade Dips for Sunday Football Season

The best thing about serving dips is that they're just as easy to eat -- as they are to make.
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Whether you're sitting home on your couch by yourself or hosting a roomful of your buddies (or those belonging to your significant other), a prerequisite for Sunday football is having enough food on the coffee table to line your stomach for all the cheering and beering involved in watching the big game.

Sure, you can easily throw together a Tex-Mex feast from the shelves of your local 7-Eleven. But with just a little more effort you can create delicious homemade versions of your favorite football dips.

I've put together some of my most popular easy football recipes for the season at hand. The best thing about serving dips is that they're just as easy to eat--i.e. scooping and shoveling towards your face without having to look up from the television--as they are to make.

For something a little healthier and more substantial, check out my best gluten-free tailgating recipes.

Hot Crab Dip with Jalapenos and Scallions
This gluten-free hot crab dip has a great southwestern flavor and features a nice kick from a mixture of jalapenos, scallions, and smoked paprika. Get the recipe for Hot Crab Dish here.
Baked Fontina with Rosemary, Garlic, and Chili Flakes
This quick and simple recipe is a delicious high-class replacement for standard, synthetic queso dips. Get the recipe for Baked Fontina with Rosemary, Garlic, and Chili Flakes here.
Green Goddess Avocado Dip
This Green Goddess Avocado Dip is healthy and refreshing and only takes 5 minutes to create. A great healthy homemade substitute for classic ranch dressing in a bowl. Get the recipe for the Green Goddess Avocado Dip here.
Spicy Black Bean Dip with Cotija Cheese
Add a great kick to your tortilla chips with this black bean dip that is perfected with cotija cheese. Get the recipe for the Spicy Black Bean Dip here.
Artichoke Hummus
Spruce up your tastebuds for the game with this artichoke hummus dip, which puts a simple veggie twist on your usual store bought dip. Get the recipe for Artichoke Hummus here.
Big Apple Guacamole
This special guacamole will satisfy both your savory and sweet cravings with its creative combination of chipotle chili and apple. Get the recipe for Big Apple Guacamole here.
Fennel Tzatziki with Mint
This dip is equipped with fennel and mint to put a fresh and versatile spin on classic Middle Eastern tzatziki. Try it with pita chips and vegetables for dipping. Get the recipe for Fennel Tzatziki with Mint here.


--Phoebe Lapine of Feed Me Phoebe