10 Creamy Dips That’ll Make the (Whole) Crowd Go Wild

Inviting even the most mild-mannered crowd over to watch a sporting event on TV is bound to result in a bit of heated “discussion.” Just who’s on the receiving end—a fan rooting for the opposite team (the nerve!), or an offending coach or referee on the screen—won’t be something you can control. What you can control is what’s served, and what you should serve is at least one very creamy dip with plenty of dippers.

A creamy dip is something all persons can agree on, a food that reaches across party lines (and will spur much reaching across a coffee table). It will be a refuge for people on the losing team, a coolant for gloating winners, and a balm for awkward silences. On game day, serve a creamy dip—here are 10 that’ll make the (whole) crowd go wild.

hearty, with greens + things

Yoghurt & Spinach Dip, 'Borani Esfanaaj', in the Persian Manner

Yoghurt & Spinach Dip, ‘Borani Esfanaaj’, in the Persian Manner by shayma

Spinach, Feta, and Artichoke Dip

Spinach, Feta, and Artichoke Dip by Oui, Chef

Laurie Colwin's Creamed Spinach

Laurie Colwin’s Creamed Spinach by Genius Recipes

dressings posing as drizzly dips

Basil Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Basil Buttermilk Ranch Dressing by Tara O’Brady

Basic, Bang Up Blue Cheese Dressing

Basic, Bang Up Blue Cheese Dressing by Tara O’Brady

onion-forward

Caramelized Onion Dip

Caramelized Onion Dip by ADRIENE

Grilled Green Onion Dip

Grilled Green Onion Dip by Liz | inspired by the seasons

New-School French Onion Dip

New-School French Onion Dip by Sarah Coates

Yogurt-based + custardy

Eggplant Dip with Yogurt (Borani-e Bademjan)

Eggplant Dip with Yogurt (Borani-e Bademjan) by Nicholas Day

Mast-o-Khiar (Persian-Style Cucumber Dip)

Mast-o-Khiar (Persian-Style Cucumber Dip) by shayma

Your preferred base for a creamy dip? Cheer for cream cheese, mayo, or yogurt in the comments.

This article was written by Amanda Sims from Food52 and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.