When cooking with young kids, some recipes seem impossible. Too many ingredients or steps can create more of a mess and cause frustration for both you and your little helpers. 

Dips can be the perfect starting point for cooks of all ages. Most require few ingredients and less than 4 steps. 

With the Super Bowl right around the corner, we scoured the Internet to bring you three easy, healthy, and delicious dips that you can make with your kids.

The perfect pairing for party dips? The Super Bowl pretzels from our February 6 baking class!

Spinach artichoke dip recipe from Real Simple:


-1 pint prepared creamed spinach

-1 12 ounce jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped

-1 cup (4 ounces) grated cheddar cheese

-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice


-Heat oven to 400° F

-Combine spinach, artichokes, cheddar, and lemon juice in a medium bowl

-Scrape mixture into oven-safe bowl or dish and bake for about 15 minutes, or until golden


Garlicky white bean dip recipe from myrecipes.com:


-1 or 2 peeled garlic cloves

-2 15oz cans white beans, drained and rinsed

-1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

-1/2 teaspoon lemon zest

-1 tablespoon lemon juice

-Salt and pepper


-In a food processor, whirl garlic until finely chopped. Add beans, oil, lemon zest and juice. Whirl until smooth and blended

-Transfer dip to small bowl. Stir in oregano and add salt and pepper to taste


Parmesan sour cream dip recipe from myrecipes.com:


-1 cup low or full fat sour cream

-2 tablespoons mayonnaise

-1/2 cup grated Parmesan, freshly grated

-1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

-1/4 teaspoon salt


-Combine ingredients in a small bowl and serve


Let us know how the dips turned out by tweeting #superbowlpretzel and including a picture of your perfect pairings!