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Gameday Dips

September 27, 2021

Food

Crowd-pleasing dips for your next gameday celebration.

Get the crowd fired up at your next tailgate party with these delicious dips. Featuring fall flavors, these recipes are a surefire touchdown at any gameday event!

Pepperoni Hummus

  • Hands-On Time

    5 minutes
  • Total Time

    15 minutes
  • Serves

    6
  • 1 (6-ounce) package of HORMEL® Pepperoni, divided
  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Chopped fresh basil
  • Olive oil
  • Suggested accompaniments; Pita chips, carrots sticks, celery sticks and sliced cucumber

Instructions

1. In bowl of food processor place ¾ package pepperoni, chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini and garlic. Process until smooth.

2. Chop remaining pepperoni. Garnish hummus with chopped pepperoni, basil and a drizzle of olive oil. Serve with suggested accompaniments.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

  • Hands-On Time

    15 minutes
  • Total Time

    30 minutes
  • Serves

    8
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup ranch salad dressing
  • 3/4 cup hot buffalo sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 (10-ounce) cans HORMEL® Premium Chicken Breast, drained
  • Crackers, tortilla chips, bread and celery sticks

Instructions

1. Heat oven to 400°F. In large bowl, combine cream cheese, dressing, hot sauce and shredded cheese until well blended. Gently stir in chicken.

2. Spoon dip into 2-quart casserole. Bake 20 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Serve with crackers, tortilla chips, bread and celery sticks for dipping.

Kitchen Tip:
Cut the recipe in half and make it ala TikTok!
1. In a shallow casserole dish, place 1 (8-ounce) block cream cheese. Drain 1 (10-ounce) can HORMEL® Premium Chicken Breast and place around cream cheese in dish. Drizzle chicken with ½ cup ranch dressing and about 1/2 cup hot buffalo sauce. Sprinkle with ¾ cup cheddar cheese. Bake 20 minutes. Stir together to combine.

Chili Cheese Dip

  • Hands-On Time

    15 minutes
  • Total Time

    15 minutes
  • Serves

    8
  • 1 (15-ounce) can HORMEL® Chili No Beans
  • 1 (1-pound) package pasteurized prepared cheese product, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

Instructions

In medium microwave-safe bowl, stir together chili and cheese product; cover. Microwave on HIGH (100%); stirring once, 4½ to 5 minutes or until hot and cheese is melted. Serve with corn chips, if desired.

Jalapeno-Bacon Popper Dip

  • Total Time

    35 minutes
  • Serves

    10
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup HORMEL® Real Crumbled Bacon, divided
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon ranch seasoning mix
  • 1/2 cup pickled jalapeños
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves

Instructions

1. Heat oven to 350°F.

2. In medium bowl, stir together cream cheese, ⅓ cup bacon and next 7 ingredients.

3. Spread evenly into a lightly greased 9×9-inch baking dish. Top with remaining ⅓ cup bacon.

4. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Bacon Beer Cheese Dip

  • Total Time

    30 minutes
  • Serves

    8
  • 1/2 (14-ounce) HORMEL® BLACK LABEL® Lower Sodium Bacon Made With Sea Salt
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded white Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Colby-Jack Cheddar cheese
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup amber beer
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

Cook bacon according to package directions; cool and crumble.

In large bowl, toss flour with white Cheddar and Colby-Jack cheese.

In medium saucepan, heat cream cheese over medium-low heat until melted and smooth.

Whisk in beer and gradually add Cheddar cheese mixture, stirring until smooth.

Stir in bacon and remaining ingredients and cook 5 minutes. Serve with toasted bread.

Queso Fundido Con Chili a la Tequila

  • Total Time

    45 minutes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 poblano pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1 (15-ounce) can HORMEL® Chili No Beans
  • 1 (8-ounce) block sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 (8-ounce) block Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • Garnish: jalapeo slices, corn tortillas

Instructions

Heat oven to 400°F.

In 12-inch cast-iron skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Sauté onion and next 4 ingredients until softened. Remove from heat. Stir in tequila, return to heat and cook 2 minutes or until reduced by half. Stir in chili. Remove from heat. Sprinkle evenly with cheese. Gently stir and bake 30 minutes or until bubbly. Sprinkle with cilantro. Garnish with jalapeño slices, if desired. Serve in martini glass with corn tortillas.

Fiesta Layered Dip

  • Hands-On Time

    15 minutes
  • Total Time

    10 minutes
  • Serves

    8
  • 1 (15-ounce) can refried beans, heated
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 (7-ounce) package WHOLLY GUACAMOLE® Classic Guacamole Dip
  • 1 cup CHI-CHI’S® Thick & Chunky Salsa
  • 1/3 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • CHI-CHI’S® tortilla chips

Instructions

Spread warm refried beans on bottom and up side of pie plate or serving dish.

Layer sour cream, guacamole and salsa over refried beans. Sprinkle with cheese and onions. Serve with chips.

Pepperoni Pizza Dip

  • Hands-On Time

    10 minutes
  • Total Time

    35 minutes
  • Serves

    8
  • 1 (5-ounce) package HORMEL® Pepperoni Cup N’ Crisp Bold, divided
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup pizza sauce

Instructions

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray.

2. Slice 10 pepperoni slices into quarters. In medium bowl, combine quartered pepperoni slices, cream cheese, 1⅓ cups mozzarella cheese, ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder; mix well.

3. Spread cheese mixture evenly in prepared pie plate. Spread pizza sauce over cheese mixture. Sprinkle remaining ⅔ cup shredded mozzarella cheese over pizza sauce. Place 30 pepperoni slices around the pie plate. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese.

4. Bake 25 minutes. Cool slightly before serving.

Recipe Notes
You’ll need a total of 40 slices of the HORMEL® Pepperoni Cup N’ Crisp Bold for your pizza dip. 10 of the slices will be quartered and mixed in with the cheeses, and you’ll use at least 30 for the top. Feel free to use more for the top as the edges will curl up forming little cups as they bake.

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