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Planning Your Basketball Tournament Watch Party? Try These 5 Simple Hacks from Dean’s Dip for a Slam-Dunk Snack Spread on Game Day

(BPT) - As fans gear up for the biggest tournament in college basketball, Dean's Dip, the trusted dairy dip brand best known for its original and irresistible French Onion Dip, is the MVP of the snacks table. While it's most often enjoyed right out of the tub with a bag of crunchy potato chips, the brand has drawn up some tasty and creative recipe hacks to dress up its fan-favorite OG dip and give party goers and entertainers new, innovative ways to enjoy it at upcoming viewing parties.

'Loyal fans love Dean's any way you serve it, but we also recognize people like to jazz up the food table to help cheer on their hometown team or alma mater,' says Kelly Hansen, vice president of marketing for West Madison Foods, which purchased Dean's Dip, among other brands, last year. 'We're here to help our fans put an exciting spin on our tasty dip and help win over new ones while their favorite teams go head to head.'

Here are five crowd-pleasing hacks from Dean's to kick off menu planning and help you score big on game day:

  • Achieve twice-baked potato perfection with Loaded Baked Potato Bites. Just bake Russet potatoes, scoop out the insides and mash together with Dean's French Onion Dip, cheddar cheese and green onions. Refill the skins and top with more cheese and bacon, then broil. The party is ON!
  • Level up your nachos with these Air Fried Pizza Ravioli Nachos, bringing brand new flavors to a game day staple. Dollop Dean's French Onion Dip on every bite for a flavor-packed appetizer.
  • These easy French Onion Chicken Roll Ups use refrigerated crescent rolls, Dean's French Onion Dip and cheese as a base. Roll it all up and cover with a mixture of cream of chicken soup and milk. Next, sprinkle with more cheese and fried onions, and bake for a quick and savory meal.
  • Elevate your Game-Day 7-Layer Dip! Simply sub in Dean's French Onion Dip for sour cream and you'll get an insanely delicious and easy dish your guests are sure to love!
  • Finally, flip any conventional cake stand for an Impromptu Chip & Dip Tray and your guests will name you 'hostess with the most-est'!

Made with wholesome skim milk, savory onions and parsley, this creamy French Onion Dip features a classic taste no dipper can resist. So as party crews fill out their basketball brackets, Dean's French Onion Dip will be there every snack of the way.

Dean's Dip is available in several tasty varieties including French Onion, Ranch, French Onion with Bacon, Bacon Ranch, Cheddar Bacon, Veggie and Guacamole dips, and can be found in the dairy aisle at major national retailers throughout the U.S., including Safeway/Albertson's, Kroger, Target and Walmart.

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