01/26/2012 08:57 am ET Updated Aug 31, 2012

The 5 Best Super Bowl-Sized Dips

There's a reason why we dedicate an entire chapter to dips in our book: they're fun, they're filling and they're easy to make in Super Bowl-sized proportions. As the countdown begins to the big Sunday, we highly recommend factoring a few dips into your menu. While size does matter on game day, Mexican, Southwestern and even Middle Eastern flavors also seem to score extra points. So we've selected our cheesiest, heartiest dips for the football lovers at your table. Make them in advance, and don't be short on quantity -- commercial breaks are no time for replenishing!

--Cara Eisenpress and Phoebe Lapine of Big Girls, Small Kitchen

The Best Super Bowl-Sized Dips