According to delish.com, the most searched recipes for Super Bowl snacking are for Buffalo Chicken Dip and 7 Layer Dip (last year, 7 Layer was the most searched recipe in Texas on delish.com).
Before the 2016 Super Bowl, Buffalo Chicken Dip and spinach and artichoke dip were among the top 10 most searched recipes, according to Google.
Whether it’s a group of friends at home, a tailgate at the game or a potluck at the bar, dips are always a people pleaser and a great conversation starter for both old friends and new, said Brandi Key, executive chef for Clark Cooper Concepts restaurant group, which includes Brasserie 19, Punk’s Simple Southern Food, Coppa Osteria, the Dunlavy and SaltAir Seafood Kitchen.
Jim Mills, director of operations for the group that owns the restaurant, said dips are popular football-watching food because they aren’t distracting.
At the end of the day,” Key said, “a football game without dips is like the movies without popcorn – it’s just not as fun!
In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth.
Add dill pickles, chopped dill and pickle juice, and stir to combine.
1 pound sharp cheddar cheese, grated
½ pound (8-ounce package) cream cheese, room temperature
1½ cup Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions, finely chopped (recipe follows)
Thinly slice enough onions to fill a slow cooker half to three-quarters full (roughly 8 medium/large onions).
Add ¼ cup melted butter or olive oil (or a combination of butter and oil) and 1 teaspoon of salt and toss to coat.
½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
Heat a stovetop or outdoor grill over medium-high heat.
In a large bowl, mix the cream cheese, mayonnaise, cheddar, Monterey Jack, hot sauce if using, chopped grilled jalapeños, salt and black pepper until evenly combined.
Top the dip with panko bread crumbs and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until bubbly and golden brown on top.