I don’t know about you, but I am so excited that football season is finally here!! I’ll share some of my favorite football snacks with you on the blog this year, starting with this gem I stumbled across last year.
I found this recipe from the Brown Eyed Baker via Pinterest. I tried it out on some friends last year and it was a huge hit! I made it this past weekend while we were up in the mountains and my parents enjoyed it as well.
16 oz cream cheese at room temp
1 cup mayonnaise
8 pieces of bacon, cooked and crumbled
6 jalapenos minced (or a 4 oz can diced jalapenos, drained)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp cumin
1 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
4 tbsp butter, melted
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
2. Combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, bacon, jalapenos, garlic, cumin, and cheddar cheese in a mixing bowl. Pour the mixture into a casserole dish or a 9x13 baking dish.
3. Combine the panko bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and melted butter in a small bowl, tossing with a fork until the mixture is evenly moistened. Sprinkle evenly over the cream cheese mixture.
4. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes, until the top is golden brown and the dip is bubbling. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips, vegetables, crackers, etc.
I usually leave the bacon out (I know…shocking!) but I don’t miss it. I like to serve this dip with Tositos Scoops with a small dollop of pepper jelly on top. It adds a little sweetness to the dip without overpowering it.
This is so easy to make and is great for tailgating and parties.
I hope everyone has a great weekend! It’s supposed to rain tomorrow so looks like I’ll be getting my run in on Sunday.
What’s your favorite tailgating dish?
Until next time,