Hey Fort Lee--game day is here, and even for those of you who aren’t seasoned football fans, there’s something about Super Bowl Sunday that brings out the fan in everyone. No matter what anyone says, for many, the most important thing about Super Bowl Sunday is the food. And the commercials.
If you're one of those people who want to enjoy the game from the comfort of their home, and invite friends over, here are three favorite dips always requested on Super Bowl Sunday. They're easy to make and a real crowd pleaser. Pop open some bags of chips and bottles of beer and get the party started.
Buffalo Chicken Dip
If you like Buffalo Chicken Wings, you will be hooked on the Buffalo Chicken Dip. In fact, it’s so easy to make that you might forever forgo the wings and just make the dip. This is such a huge game day favorite that you might want to make two batches.
2 (9.75 oz) cans of white-meat chicken
¾ cup cayenne sauce, wing sauce, or other hot pepper sauce
1 cup ranch dressing
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 (8 oz) packages of cream cheese
Tortilla chips and/or celery for dipping
Combine all the ingredients, except tortilla chips and celery, in a saucepan. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring frequently until all cheeses are melted. Serve warm.
If you like BLT’s then look out—this dip is the sandwich without the bread. Yes, there are scallions. However, although seemingly unorthodox on a BLT sandwich, they add a little something to the dip. So does the parmesan and the parsley. Many people make a face when they hear “BLT Dip” because the sandwich is a sacred item on the Americana menu that to alter it in anyway almost seems like a sacrilege. Our advice is to just make this dip and go to confession!
1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes halved or quartered
1 cup mayonnaise
¼ cup chopped scallions
2 tbs parsley
Pinch of pepper
½ cup of shredded parmesan cheese
1 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
Chips or crackers for dipping
Stir together the tomatoes, mayonnaise, scallions, parsley, cheese, and pepper into a bowl. Add the bacon and mix. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
Hot Chili Cheese Dip
This Hot Chili Dip is the number one game day request. Forget the fact that there are pounds of processed cheese in it because one dip of a chip and you’ll be hooked. This dip is not for the faint of heart because it’s spicy, spicy, spicy! But if you like spicy food, you’ll love this dips.
1 lb. mild or spicy sausage
2 cans (10 ¾ oz) cans Nacho Cheese soup
15 oz can chili with or without beans
14 ½ oz can of tomatoes with chilies
16oz pkg Velveeta Cheese cubed
Tortilla chips for dipping
Combine all ingredients except cheese and tortilla chips in a large sauce pan over medium heat; cook until it bubbles. Add cheese. Reduce heat; cook and stir until cheese is completely melted. Then get ready to get hooked.
Whatever team you’re rooting for, or if you’re only watching as an excuse to eat some great tailgate food, have a great day. Oh, and don’t forget the beer! Go back to the diet on Monday.