Football Snacks

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Okay so I'm a Pittsburgh girl. And for those of you under a rock, this weekend the Steelers go to the Super Bowl. Again. Revin' for Seven! For the playoff game two weeks ago, we had a mini party at home and I provided a dip while my mom made her famous cheesy nachos platter. Oh how I love it.

This dip is good. I wasn't a huge fan of it myself, and I think it was the pepper jack cheese that I didn't like. But, my mom absolutely loved it and so did my dad. So I think if you're a fan of pepper jack cheese then you'll be fine.

For the game tomorrow, I'm hoping to make a dip of sorts again. But, I was asked to make a dessert. I know of some tasty dessert dips, but I was hoping to go cheesy again. I guess we'll see what I come up with!


Cheesy Roasted Red Pepper Dip

from Our Best Bites

7oz jar roasted red peppers (about 1C diced)
4 C grated pepper jack cheese (3/4 lb)
8oz cream cheese
3/4 C mayonnaise
2 T minced onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 T Dijon mustard

Preheat oven to 350. Remove peppers from jar and blot excess water with paper towels. You want to make sure they are dry so they don't add moisture to the dip. Then dice 'em up. In a bowl, soften cream cheese in microwave so it will be easier to stir. Add in mayo, onion, garlic, and dijon. Stir to combine and then add in grated cheese and the diced peppers.

Place in an 8x8-ish dish (pie plate works). At this point you can pop it in the fridge if you're going to cook it later and you can even make it a couple of days ahead of time. Place in the oven and cook for 30-45 minutes. Baking time depends on the dish. It will start to bubble and brown on the outside edge, and you want it to be bubbly all the way through to the center. It will be nice and golden brown on top, especially around the edges.

Served with pita or tortilla chips, crackers, baguette slices, whatever.

Cheesy Nachos Platter
from: My Mom

(Most of these ingredients don't need measurements. It's something you adjust to your needs.)
round tortilla chips
can of cream of cheese soup
1/2 c mild salsa
red pepper, diced
green pepper, diced
onions, diced
tomato, diced
black olives
ground beef
taco seasoning

Cook ground beef and add taco mix as per directions. Lay chips on a plate fairly evenly. Heat up cream of cheese soup and pour in salsa. Heat through and pour evenly over spread out chips. Sprinkle ground beef over top. Sprinkle peppers, onions, and olives over top. Enjoy!

This will make enough for a couple plate fulls. So don't put everything all on the first plate! Space it out.


  1. Wish I had found this in time for today! Sounds great!

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