You’ve run out of your last paper plate at home and the dining hall is serving up something less than appealing. Dinner is a mystery and you can’t order in again without breaking the bank. What can you do? Don’t ignore that bag of tortilla chips on the counter and make a dip for dinner. Check out these recipes that will fill you up when you need a quick dinner fix.
1. Hot Bean Dip
This dip has a kick to it, but it is full of protein. Using beans, a few spices and lots of cheese you can make a satisfying dinner with very little effort. The great thing about this recipe is that it’s basic enough to add your own flair. Tomatoes, bell peppers or even some chicken will really make this dip sizzle. Get the recipe here.
2. Skinny Artichoke Spinach Dip
This is for those days when you just came back from the gym. You’re hungry but don’t want to ruin your hard workout. This dip has half the calories and a quarter of the fat than the traditional. Pro tip: if you really want to cut the calories, use fresh cut veggies instead of chips. Check it out here.
3. Deviled Guacamole
Some say that the mark of a chef is how well you can cook an egg. Well, with this recipe, you may as well have your own Food Network show. This dip nestles inside a hard boiled egg (which is super easy to make) giving you a healthy dinner. Plus they look really fancy, so you can show off to your roommates. Get it here.
4. Bacon Cheeseburger Dip
You read that right. Your favorite game day meal is now on your tortilla chip. This is a great way to make the best of dining hall burgers or leftovers. The add ins to your dip can be just what you like on your burger (veggies, cheese, you name it.) But don’t forget the bacon- everything is better with bacon. Learn how here.
5. 7 Layer Dip
This is the pièce de résistance of the dip world. Also known as taco dip, this has 7 layers of deliciousness. Feel free to experiment with this one, adding your favorite hot sauce makes all the difference. Hungry yet? Grab the Tostitos. Get the recipe here.