How To: 5 Easy Velveeta-Free Cheese Dips for Your Super Bowl Party

5 Easy Velveeta-Free Cheese Dips for Your Super Bowl Party

Personally, I think Velveeta is pretty gross. Nothing about its texture, flavor, or color resembles real cheese. But your taste in cheese isn't the important part—what matters is having something good to eat while you watch the game.

Here are 5 easy recipes for cheese dips you can make for your Super Bowl 50 party without Velveeta brand cheese.

#1. Nacho Cheese Sauce

This gooey cheddar cheese sauce by Serious Eats' J. Kenji López-Alt is perfect for chips, fries, or anything else you'd slather in nacho cheese. Use it by itself, or as a replacement for Velveeta in other dips. Recipe on Serious Eats.

Image by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt/Serious Eats

#2. Blue Cheese Dip

A cool blue cheese dip goes great with everything from sliced vegetables to buffalo wings. Try it with smoked cheese or switch up the herbs for some variety. Recipe on Bon Appétit. If you prefer a simpler, spicy version, try Eating Well's recipe.

Image via Bon Appetit

#3. Hot Bacon Cheese Dip

Pretty much everyone loves bacon, so this hot bacon cheese dip should please most of your guests. You can serve it in a bread bowl like the recipe says, or with chips, crackers, or bread on the side. Recipe on Buns in My Oven.

Image via Buns in My Oven

#4. Three-Ingredient Chili Cheese Dip

If you're looking for the easiest dip possible, this chili cheese dip is the way to go. It's just cream cheese, shredded cheddar, and your favorite canned chili. Throw on some chopped green onions for a garnish, or leave it as is if you don't have any. Recipe on Gonna Want Seconds.

Image via Gonna Want Seconds

#5. Homemade Velveeta

Finally, if you just have to have your Velveeta, there are a few recipes to make your own. This one has simple ingredients and can be made in the microwave or a slow cooker. Recipe on MOMables.

Image via MOMables

America's Test Kitchen has another version, but you have to be logged in to view it. It's free, but if you don't feel like making an account, you can find an adapted recipe on BlogHer.

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Got a favorite cheese dip recipe for Super Bowl Sunday? Share it with us in the comments.

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