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50 Dips for 50 States50 Dips for 50 States
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50 Dips for 50 States

Buckle up for a delicious road trip across the United States. We’ve created one dip recipe for every state! Inspired by tradition, ingredients and agriculture specific to each region across the country, these dips are the perfect addition to your game day – or everyday – snack table line-up.

AL - Alabama Bacon Pecan DipAL - Alabama Bacon Pecan Dip

AL - Alabama Bacon Pecan Dip

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.

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AK - Alaska Smoked Salmon DipAK - Alaska Smoked Salmon Dip

AK - Alaska Smoked Salmon Dip

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.

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Arizona Chimichanga DipArizona Chimichanga Dip

AZ - Arizona Cheesy Chimichanga 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.

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Arkansas Cheesy "Queso" DipArkansas Cheesy "Queso" Dip

AR - Arkansas Cheesy "Queso" Dip

The claim to fame in this state? Queso-like, ooey-gooey cheese dips, like this one right here.

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CA - California Guacamole HummusCA - California Guacamole Hummus

CA - California Guacamole Hummus

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.

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CO - Mile High Chile Verde DipCO - Mile High Chile Verde Dip

CO - Mile High Chile Verde Dip

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.

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CT - Connecticut Cheeseburger DipCT - Connecticut Cheeseburger Dip

CT - Connecticut Cheeseburger 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.

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DE - Delaware Scrapple DipDE - Delaware Scrapple Dip

DE - Delaware Scrapple Dip

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.

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FL - Miami Cuban DipFL - Miami Cuban Dip

FL - Miami Cuban Dip

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.

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GA - Sweet Georgia Peach & Pecan DipGA - Sweet Georgia Peach & Pecan Dip

GA - Sweet Georgia Peach & Pecan Dip

Honor the Georgia Peach with a salty-sweet dip made with bacon, peaches, Grill Mates® Brown Sugar Bourbon marinade and pecans. Franciscan monks introduced peaches to St. Simmons and Cumberland Island in the 16th century.

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HI - Hawaiian Ham & Pineapple SalsaHI - Hawaiian Ham & Pineapple Salsa

HI - Hawaiian Ham & Pineapple Salsa

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!

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ID - Idaho Baked Potato DipID - Idaho Baked Potato Dip

ID - Idaho Baked Potato Dip

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.

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IL - Chicago Deep Dish Pizza DipIL - Chicago Deep Dish Pizza Dip

IL - Chicago Deep Dish Pizza 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.

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IN - Hoosier Corn QuesoIN - Hoosier Corn Queso

IN - Hoosier Corn Queso

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!

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IA - Iowa Sloppy Joe DipIA - Iowa Sloppy Joe Dip

IA - Iowa Sloppy Joe Dip

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.

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KS- Kansas City BBQ Chicken DipKS- Kansas City BBQ Chicken Dip

KS- Kansas City BBQ Chicken Dip

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.

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KY - Kentucky Bourbon Onion DipKY - Kentucky Bourbon Onion Dip

KY - Kentucky Bourbon Onion Dip

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.”

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LA - NOLA Cajun Fiesta DipLA - NOLA Cajun Fiesta Dip

LA - NOLA Cajun Fiesta Dip

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.

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ME - Maine Lobster and Spinach DipME - Maine Lobster and Spinach Dip

ME - Maine Lobster and Spinach Dip

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.

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MD - Maryland OLD BAY Crab Cake DipMD - Maryland OLD BAY Crab Cake Dip

MD - Maryland OLD BAY Crab Cake Dip

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.

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MA - Boston Baked Bean DipMA - Boston Baked Bean Dip

MA - Boston Baked Bean Dip

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.

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MI - Motor City Coney DipMI - Motor City Coney Dip

MI - Motor City Coney Dip

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.

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MN - Minnesota Hot Dish DipMN - Minnesota Hot Dish Dip

MN - Minnesota Hot Dish Dip

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.

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MS - Mississippi Sin Ham DipMS - Mississippi Sin Ham Dip

MS - Mississippi Sin Ham Dip

Known for its “sinful” cheesy richness, this dip has earned its title as the “ultimate” tailgate dip by the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

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MO - St Louis Ravioli DipMO - St Louis Ravioli Dip

MO - St Louis Ravioli Dip

The tasty St. Louis tradition of toasted ravioli comes to life in in this saucy, cheesy mix of dipping goodness.

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MT - Montana Spicy Bison DipMT - Montana Spicy Bison Dip

MT - Montana Spicy Bison Dip

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.

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NE - Cornhusker Black Bean & Corn GuacamoleNE - Cornhusker Black Bean & Corn Guacamole

NE - Cornhusker Black Bean & Corn Guacamole

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.

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NV - Sin City Cocktail DipNV - Sin City Cocktail Dip

NV - Sin City Cocktail Dip

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.

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NH - New Hampshire Corned Beef DipNH - New Hampshire Corned Beef Dip

NH - New Hampshire Corned Beef 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.

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NJ - Jersey Disco Fry DipNJ - Jersey Disco Fry Dip

NJ - Jersey Disco Fry Dip

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!

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NM - New Mexico Green Chile DipNM - New Mexico Green Chile Dip

NM - New Mexico Green Chile Dip

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.

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NY - Buffalo Chicken DipNY - Buffalo Chicken Dip

NY - Buffalo Chicken Dip

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!

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NC - Carolina Pulled Pork Slow Cooker DipNC - Carolina Pulled Pork Slow Cooker Dip

NC - Carolina Pulled Pork Slow Cooker Dip

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.

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ND - North Dakota Lentil DipND - North Dakota Lentil Dip

ND - North Dakota Lentil 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.

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OH - Cincinnati Chili DipOH - Cincinnati Chili Dip

OH - Cincinnati Chili 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.

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OK - Cattle Ranchers Steak Chili DipOK - Cattle Ranchers Steak Chili Dip

OK - Cattle Ranchers Steak Chili Dip

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.

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OR - Oregon Beer Cheese DipOR - Oregon Beer Cheese Dip

OR - Oregon Beer 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.

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PA - Cheesesteak DipPA - Cheesesteak Dip

PA - Cheesesteak Dip

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.

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RI - Rhode Island Clam Chowder DipRI - Rhode Island Clam Chowder Dip

RI - Rhode Island Clam Chowder Dip

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!

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SC - Charleston BLT DipSC - Charleston BLT Dip

SC - Charleston BLT Dip

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.

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SD - South Dakota Wild Mushroom DipSD - South Dakota Wild Mushroom Dip

SD - South Dakota Wild Mushroom Dip

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.

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TN - Tennessee Sausage N' Cheese DipTN - Tennessee Sausage N' Cheese Dip

TN - Tennessee Sausage N' Cheese Dip

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.

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TX- Texas Trash DipTX- Texas Trash Dip

TX - Texas Trash Dip

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.

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UT - Utah Fry SauceUT - Utah Fry Sauce

UT - Utah Fry Sauce

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.

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Vermont Maple Bacon DipVermont Maple Bacon Dip

VT - Vermont Maple Bacon Dip

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.

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VA - Virginia Country Ham and Swiss DipVA - Virginia Country Ham and Swiss Dip

VA - Virginia Country Ham and Swiss Dip

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.

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WA - Seattle Smoked Salmon Dip WA - Seattle Smoked Salmon Dip

WA - Seattle Smoked Salmon 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.

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WV - West Virginia Pepperoni Roll DipWV - West Virginia Pepperoni Roll Dip

WV - West Virginia Pepperoni Roll Dip

Popular in West Virginia, the ingredients and flavors of the pipin’ hot pepperoni roll are showcased in this saucy appetizer.

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WI - Wisconsin Brat & Beer Cheese DipWI - Wisconsin Brat & Beer Cheese Dip

WI - Wisconsin Brat & Beer Cheese Dip

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!

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WY - Wyoming Beef Jerky DipWY - Wyoming Beef Jerky Dip

WY - Wyoming Beef Jerky Dip

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.

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