From lighter veggie dips to more indulgent appetizers, choose from these crowd-pleasing party dishes.

The classics are classic for a reason. But does the world really need another 7-layer dip? Not when there are next level recipes like the ones here to make Super Bowl Sunday.

Break out of the ordinary while still pleasing a wide range of palates with recipes that provide a twist on the ordinary. You’ve had hummus before, but have you ever had beet hummus? Or a batch made with edamame? Salsa, yes, but with eggplant? Ever tried bagna cauda? (It’s Italian for “Northern Italy’s best-kept secret.”) These recipes and more will keep the party going even if the time-outs drag and the commercials just aren’t landing.

We’ve also got some options that are healthier than what you’d find on the average party platter. Skip the queso (which we’re pretty sure is Spanish for “Velveeta”) and try vegan cauliflower hummus. Or yogurt dip with wheat crisps that’s so good it will make anyone who was holding out for wings reconsider. 

Don’t be afraid to go a little out-there. The molten cheese log is just a deconstructed version of the traditional dish, and hazelnut mint romesco may sound like a strange juxtaposition of flavors, but trust us, it works. 

Of course, if you want to keep it traditional, we’ve got killer guacartichoke dip, and Maui onion dip, too. Whether you’re trying to achieve a literal taste of normalcy or hitting reset on your Super Bowl traditions, one or more of the recipes below will be sure to connect with your guests. 

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