Though you could always party, there's nothing quite like home cooking and homemade dips. Satisfy your hungry guests with these dishes, or prepare one of these recipes to take to a friend's party for the big game.
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Buffalo Chicken Dip
The dip your guests won't be able to get enough of.
16 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup ranch dressing
1 cup cayenne pepper sauce (like Frank's Red Hot Sauce)
20 oz cooked shredded chicken (canned chicken is most convenient)
Approximately 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper
Mix cream cheese, ranch dressing and hot sauce in a bowl. Using an electric mixer may be helpful if the cream cheese isn't softened. Add the chicken, and salt and pepper to taste. Pour into a greased baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and top with shredded cheddar and bake for an additional 10 to 25 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Serve warm with tortilla chips. Feeds a crowd. The heat level is medium/hot, so if you'd prefer it more mild, cut back on the cayenne pepper sauce.
Onion and Garlic Guacamole
Guac is a favorite at any party.
Juice of 2 limes
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup red onion
2 roma tomatoes
Big pinch ground cumin
Salt and peper
Mash avocados in a bowl with a fork. (To ensure proper ripeness, avocados should give to gently pressure and have very dark green skin.) Add lime juice immediately, to prevent browning. Chop red onion and garlic. Seed and chop the tomatoes. Combine all ingredients with avocado and mash briefly to ensure everything is combined. Add salt and pepper and cumin to taste. Serve with tortilla chips or cut up raw veggies. Very delicious and nutritious!
Roasted Garlic Turkey Burgers
Leaner than beef, but just as tasty, if not tastier.
1 lb ground turkey
1 tablespoon olive oil
4-6 garlic cloves, peeled
1 tablespoon dijon mustard, preferably whole grain
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
Salt and pepper
In a small skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add whole peeled garlic cloves and allow them to cook until lightly browned and softened a bit, turning them to ensure even cooking. Remove garlic from skillet and set aside. In a bowl, combine turkey, mustard, rosemary, salt and pepper. Once the garlic has cooled, chop and add to the turkey mixture. Divide turkey into quarters and form 4 burger patties. Grill about 5 minutes per side or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Serve with your favorite toppings; we recommend grilled onions and mushrooms, and maybe some sharp cheddar cheese. Serves 4 people.
Marinated Grilled Pork Chops
Start marinating a day early for savory chops.
Six 3/4-inch-think pork chops
3/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1.5 tablespoons chili sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 clove minced garlic
Place pork chops in a resealable plastic bag. Combine all other ingredients in a separate bowl while reserving 1/3 cup liquid for later basting. Add marinade into the plastic bag; seal and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, discard the marinade.
Grill the chops over medium/high heat for 12-16 minutes, covered, turning once. While grilling, brush chops with reserved marinade to add flavor and moisture. Final internal temperature should reach 160 degrees and the juices should run clear.
Caesar Salad Dressing
Because we could all afford to eat a little more greens with our Super Bowl fixins'!
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper
1/2 c grated parmesan cheese
4-6 slices cooked bacon, chopped
Croutons, if desired
Combine garlic, lemon, mustard, vinegar and Worcestershire in a bowl. Then gently wisk in the olive oil and be sure to keep stirring as you pour to ensure emulsification. Add parmesan, bacon and salt and pepper to taste. Mix with Romaine or your favorite lettuce.