Pecan nuts are grown on trees native to the U.S. Since the early 20th century, they’ve been grown commercially in Alabama. Try them in this cheesy, bacon-loaded appetizer honoring the Alabama state nut.
Salmon has long been central to the culture and livelihood of coastal Alaskans, celebrated each year upon their return from migration. Catch Alaska’s state fish in this smoky, creamy, cold dip.
A happy accident between a restaurant founder, a pastry and a deep fryer, the chimichanga is said to have been created in Arizona. Get the party started with this warm dip featuring shredded chicken and the kicked-up flavors of the southwest.
The claim to fame in this state? Queso-like, ooey-gooey cheese dips, like this one right here.
Enjoy the handcrafted taste of California avocados in a dip that pairs two showstoppers – guac and hummus - in one. California produces almost 90 percent of the nation’s avocado crop, growing approximately 300-400 million pounds each year.
Who has the best green chiles … Colorado or New Mexico? The great debate lives on! Grab some tortilla chips and decide for yourself with this cheesy, bean and green chile dip.
Central Connecticut is famous for its steamed cheeseburgers – juicy, melty cheeseburgers made in a steam cabinet. Celebrate this culinary treasure with a dip loaded with ground beef and traditional burger toppings.
Transform an iconic Delaware dish – scrapple – into a warm, cheesy, salty dip, perfect for enjoying with crackers or French bread. Delaware is the nation’s largest producer of scrapple – a combination of pork scraps, cornmeal and flour.
From the cubano to croquetts and more, the Cuban influence in South Florida’s cuisine is something to be thankful for! This sabor-forward dip takes everything you love in a traditional Cuban sandwich and loads it into a hollowed-out bread bowl.
Aloha! Take a trip to the Hawaiian Islands with this dip that offers up authentic state flavors: a fruity salsa with pineapple, jalapeño and mango nectar plus canned ham. Hawaii consumes more canned ham than any U.S. state!
Whether you’re from the state or not, Idaho = potatoes. Celebrate all things “tater” with the ultimate in potato appetizers – a sharp, smoky, savory and cheesy dip.
The actual person to invent Chicago-style deep dish pizza? It’s up for debate. But the location? Pizzeria Uno, Chicago all the way! Dig deep with this Windy City appetizer: Your favorite pizza toppings, Ricotta, Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese + McCormick® Thick & Zesty Spaghetti Mix.
Hoosiers and non-Hoosiers alike will love this dip, starring one of the state’s largest crops: corn. Scoop up this loaded, creamy corn dip with - what else - corn chips!
A Sloppy Joe with a twist, in honor of the creation of the first “loose meat sandwich” in Sioux City, Iowa. Popularized by the restaurant, Maid-Rite, the original version of the sandwich was made with unseasoned ground beef and onions on a bun topped with pickles and mustard.
Legendary flavor from a city famous for its slow-cooked meat. Traditional Kansas City barbeque is slow-smoked over a variety of woods and slathered in a tomato-molasses sauce.
Invented in one of Kentucky’s original counties, Bourbon County, bourbon whisky is known for its distinct mellow flavor and golden amber color. Try this sweet, tangy dip honoring the rich history of bourbon, also known as “America's Official Native Spirit.”
Back in the 19th century, Monday was laundry day in the city of New Orleans. Cleaning every article of clothing by hand left no time for an elaborate dinner, resulting in Monday’s being known as “red beans and rice day.” Showcase the flavor of this classic dish in a dip starring Zatarain’s® own Red Beans and Rice Mix.
The first lobster pound was started in Vinalhaven, Maine in 1876. The town is still home to a successful lobster fishery today. Enjoy Maine’s claim to fame in a quick, tangy dip starring lobster and served with crackers.
Get hooked on the savory flavor of Maryland’s own OLD BAY Seasoning – a world-famous blend of celery salt, herbs and spices – with this crabmeat-loaded dip. Blue crabs are popular in Maryland, lending their savoriness to the popular regional dish – the Baltimore Crab Cake.
Bacon + Beans + Beer = Boston. (And this dip.) Boston baked beans are a typically made with salted pork and molasses – an ingredient used in the distillation of rum. Boston became a maker and exporter of rum in the late 1700s, leveraging the evolution and popularity of the dish.
While most people hear “Coney Island Hot Dog” and think Coney Island, NY, the popular food actually got its start in Detroit! A Coney Dog is traditionally topped with a savory meat sauce.
Originating in the upper Midwest, popular hot dish dips like this one feature ingredients authentic to the casserole-like appetizer, including sausage, frozen vegetables and cheese.
Known for its “sinful” cheesy richness, this dip has earned its title as the “ultimate” tailgate dip by the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
The tasty St. Louis tradition of toasted ravioli comes to life in in this saucy, cheesy mix of dipping goodness.
The bison is an American icon. Show your pride by serving this spicy cheese dip at your next event. It’s the perfect showcase of ground bison meat with fire-roasted tomatoes, jalapeños and chili seasoning.
Nebraska and football have always been a perfect pair. In the early years, the state’s football team had a variety of nicknames – Tree-planters, Rattlesnake Boys, Antelopes – landing on Cornhuskers in 1899. Whoever you’re rooting for, score big with this game-day-ready black bean and avocado guac.
Shrimp cocktail first hit the Vegas casino scene in 1959. The appetizer favorite is still going strong today. Recreate the fresh flavors of the signature Sin City special with this shrimp cocktail-inspired dip.
When the Irish began immigrating to the U.S. in the late 1700s and early 1800s, they brought their cultural traditions and recipes, and their influence in the creation of the New England boiled dinner – a one-pot dish featuring corned beef, cabbage, carrots and potatoes. Sound familiar? It’s more popularly known as the famous St. Patrick’s Day dish: corned beef and cabbage.
It’s debatable whether disco fries – a fried potato, cheese and gravy dish made popular by club-goers in Manhattan and Northern New Jersey - dates back to the 1970s or the early 90s. One thing is for sure - the Garden State loves disco fries – and you’ll love ‘em in dip form!
Try this fiery baked bean and cheese dip. Its pungent green chilie flavor is rooted in a rich combination of the Spanish, Mexican and Native American cultures that are influential in kitchens across New Mexico.
Pay tribute to the home of the chicken wing (thank you, Buffalo, NY!) with a creamy dip loaded with chunks of chicken, hot sauce and blue cheese. As the story goes, Teressa Bellissimo, of the now-famous Anchor Bar Restaurant, fried the wings and flavored them with a secret sauce. They were an instant hit!
One thing comes to mind when someone mentions North Carolina barbeque: pork. Whether you like yours chopped or pulled, and sauced Eastern or Western Carolina-style … that’s up to you! Recreate the bold flavors of traditional Carolina pit-cooked, pulled pork with this sweet ‘n tangy dip.
Pulse crops (lentils, chickpeas, dried peas) date back some 10,000 years. So with North Dakota sitting pretty as the number one producer of lentils in the U.S., it only makes sense to honor this Midwestern state with a delicious lentil-loaded dip.
Warm up with a dip based on the Ohio favorite: Cincinnati-style chili. Invented by Greek immigrants, the traditional dish features hints of cinnamon, chocolate and other spices. Recreate this iconic flavor in a dip starring ground beef, Cheddar cheese, cinnamon and chili mix.
Cattle ranching has played a significant role in the history of Oklahoma. Snack like the hard-working Sooners do with this beef sirloin, black bean and cheese dip.
The brewing culture of Oregon has been 150 years in the making. The more recently recognized “craft beer revolution” has given Oregon bragging rights as the state with the most microbrew drinkers. Pick your favorite cold one and try it in this cheesy dip recipe.
The cheesesteak planted its roots in Philly in the early 1930s thanks to a hot dog vendor who happened to grill up some beef and throw it on an Italian roll. Try the cheesesteak dip-i-fied version, with roast beef, peppers and onions.
New England Clam Chowder – the inspiration behind this flavor-packed dip – was introduced to the region by British, French or Nova Scotian settlers and quickly grew into a dish common to the area by the 1700s. Try our version, served with crackers or baguettes. Yum!
The New York Times described Charleston as “a town afloat on bacon-washed bourbon.” Starring a half-pound of bacon, this creamy BLT dip is a nod to the regional cuisine of this old, southern port city.
Celebrate all things wild and free with the earthy taste of this South Dakota dip featuring sliced shitake, oyster and portabella mushrooms. In the springtime, South Dakota’s mushroom hunters will search for mushrooms and highly prized morels on the Missouri and Big Sioux rivers.
Show your pride for the tastes of Tennessee with the state’s own brand of Tennessee Pride Sausage, mixed with creamy mac ‘n cheese flavor. It’s the ultimate combination of comfort food.
Everything is bigger in Texas – including flavor. With oooey-gooey cheese, refried beans and taco seasoning, everything about this rich, melty dip is big, bold and over-the-top.
Ketchup + Mayo + French fries. It’s not a unique idea, but it does have some serious hold in Utah. Said to have been the brain child of the Utah burger chain, Arctic Circle, it has a cult-like popularity around the world.
Vermont has serious bragging rights! Not only is it the state with the highest number of cheese makers per capita, it’s also the largest producer of maple syrup in the U.S. Show your VT pride with a delicious dip that’s the perfect representation of the Green State.
Located in the “Ham Belt” of the U.S., the geographic conditions in Virginia are suited for curing meat, including the classic Virginia cured ham. Try it with a combo of interesting ingredients – Swiss cheese, pickles and rye bread – all rolled into one tasty, tangy dip.
This Pacific Northwest sate is known for its abundance of salmon. Fished for both commercial and sport, and in saltwater or freshwater, salmon fishing is king in Washington state. Smoked salmon adds a savory flavor to this creamy, warm dip.
Popular in West Virginia, the ingredients and flavors of the pipin’ hot pepperoni roll are showcased in this saucy appetizer.
Synonymous with Wisconsin, brats, beer and cheese curds are the shining stars in this dip. Serve it warm with soft pretzel dunkers and a frosty Wisconsin craft brew – just like the Wisconsinites might do!
Treat your inner cowboy or cowgirl to the signature flavor of the Rockies: jerky! This meaty beef jerky dip is just the thing to warm you up on a chilly night.