What is a good tailgate party without serving up some of the most popular food—chips and dip? Anything you can scoop up and eat with a chip (tortilla, corn, pita, you name it) is a winner at tailgate gatherings. Warm, cold, savory or sweet, dips are the hands-down winner of top menu items. And for good reason. Dips are easy to transport, best to make ahead and there can never be too many at a party. We’ve polled the Tailgater Team for their favorite dips and will be sharing their choices over the course of the season.
While this looks and tastes complicated, it’s actually incredibly simple. With just eight ingredients and 15 minutes of prep time, it’s a winner. Feel free to double the recipe, too.
1 cup mayonnaise (feel free to use lite or fat free to keep those tailgate calories down)
2 cups sour cream (lite sour cream tastes just as good)
10 oz package of frozen spinach
1 bunch green onions
1 tsp dill
1 tsp garlic powder
1 loaf round sourdough bread
Defrost frozen spinach. (I just pop in microwave for a few minutes. Or run under hot water. It doesn’t have to be completely defrosted.) Drain as much liquid as you can from the spinach. Add to medium size bowl. Chop up green onions and add to bowl. Add rest of ingredients and stir.
Store completed dip in refrigerator until you are ready to go to tailgate and then pop it in your cooler along with your other amazing tailgate food. Once at the tailgate, remove the top and interior of sourdough bread. Fill with mixture. Tear remove pieces of bread into bite size pieces and serve on the side along with other favorite dipping vehicles like carrots, cucumbers, celery, and pita chips.