During fall, there is seemingly no end to the game day parties and tailgates—not that we’re complaining. That just means having a go-to selection of easy appetizer and snack ideas up your sleeve is a must, and these dips and spreads are here to help. The best part? They’re kind to your waistline, so say goodbye to your days of guilty snacking during the autumn party circuit and enjoy!
Traditionally paired with fish, pepper- and nut-based Romesco makes for a satisfying vegetable dip. Here, toasty French bread and almonds lend an irresistible crunch to the roasted red pepper base.
Onions, tomatoes and green chiles create the perfect starting point for this simple and addictive crawfish dip. Perfect for satisfying coastal cravings!
Love Brussels sprouts? This ooey-gooey dip with a spicy kick transforms them into a thing of comforting beauty! Greek yogurt is the secret to its decadent, creamy texture.
Silken tofu stands in for the mayonnaise and cream cheese typically found in this popular cocktail party fare. Serve with crisp pita chips for a creamy-crunchy combo guests will devour.
Fresh ginger and curry powder meld beautifully for a killer combination that will satisfy all your seasonal cravings. Top with toasty pumpkin seeds for added crunch.
This easy-peasy five-ingredient recipe incorporates cottage cheese or silken tofu for a perfectly customizable snack.
Toasty tahini and zesty lemon layer on the flavor in this creamy edamame dip. We highly reccommend toasting your own pita crisps for the perfect crunch!
Smoked paprika and roasted garlic take classic hummus to new heights. Garnish with olives, roasted red bell peppers and mint for an instant party favorite.
You can use turtle beans or regular black beans in this smoky spread. Use the leftovers (if you have any) as a filling for sandwiches and wraps with steamed veggies and salsa!
Decadent smoked Gouda cheese sets the stage for this oh-so-comforting take on a down-home classic.
Use Montrachet or whatever soft, creamy goat cheese you prefer in this tangy, chive- and garlic-infused indulgence.
Far from your typical cheese ball, this delightful new spin is studded with chopped dates, shallots and toasty walnuts.
Classic game day fare gets a fresh, Mediterranean makeover in this layered dip! Shredded cucumber, red onions, olives, spinach and hummus form one seriously addictive stack.
We’re on a mission to give an underappreciated veggie the attention it deserves, so why not incorporate eggplant into a hummus-inspired spread to showcase its appeal? Laced with smoky chili paste, it’s the ideal pairing for veggies or whole grain crackers.
Feta cheese gets dressed in herbs and bright lemon, then it’s heated to perfection for a salty and savory spread your guests will adore.
White rum packs a punch when added to homemade hummus. For a special touch, pipe this silky combo onto crisp cucumber rounds before serving!