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Dips are the workhorses of entertaining at home. Most require limited ingredients or prep, can be made ahead of time, and just require some crackers or crudités to complete a plate. Whether the main event is football or fancy cocktails, here are 9 delectable dips from The Kitchn to get your party going.

TOP ROW:
Loaded Baked Potato Dip with Homemade Chips
Santiago Salsa (Beans and Rice Dip)
Creamy Tofu and Green Pea Dip

MIDDLE ROW:
Vidalia Onion Dip with Bacon Crumbles
Butternut Squash and Parmesan Dip
Beer & Cheddar Dip

BOTTOM ROW:
Spinach and Artichoke Dip
No-Guilt Bean Dip
Fava Bean Dip with Roasted Garlic and Yogurt

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