For many, the football part of the Super Bowl plays second fiddle to the excitement and anticipation of the food we serve and eat while watching it. Certain foods just scream football…think chips, hearty dips and spice for starters. Kick off this year’s festivities with one or more of these tried-and-true recipes and you’ll be sure not to disappoint.
Sizzlin’ Sante Fe Dip
1.25 lbs. Italian Sausage
1 package taco seasoning
1 can refried black beans
½ cup salsa
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 tomato, chopped
¼ cup sliced green onions
Tostitos Scoops tortilla chips
Brown sausage and drain well. Add beans, taco seasoning and salsa. Blend well. Spread over bottom of 9” pie plate or dish. Heat in microwave until hot (2-5 minutes) Sprinkle cheese over top and microwave until melted. Top with chopped tomato and green onion. Serve warm with Scoops tortilla chips.
Ro-Telle Mexican Cheese Dip
1 lb. Velveeta cheese
1-10 oz. can Ro-tel Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies
1 lb. Hot Italian Sausage, crumbled, browned and drained
Mix all ingredients in a small slow cooker on low heat. Cook for 2-3 hours until melted. Serve hot with tortilla chips of your choice.
Cheesy Bread Bowl
1 small onion, chopped
2 tsp. chopped garlic
2 T butter
8 oz. cream cheese
16 oz. sour cream
12 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 large sourdough bread bowl (and possible extra for dipping)
Sauté onion and garlic in butter. Add cream cheese, sour cream and cheddar cheese, and then mix. Cut off top and hollow out bread to create a bowl. Save extra bread for dipping. Put cheese mixture in bowl, cover and wrap well in aluminum foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 2 hours. Tear or cut remaining bread in cubes, drizzle with melted butter, and toast 5-10 minutes in oven before serving with finished Cheesy Bread Bowl.
Buffalo Chicken Dip
2 large cans chunk chicken
1 cup Kraft Roka blue cheese dressing
1 8 oz. cream cheese
1 cup Frank’s Red Hot Original Sauce
Combine all ingredients in sauce pan, cook on low until mixed through. Keep warm and serve warm with celery or tortilla chips.