Super Bowl Dips

February 3, 2018

Who’s ready for some football tomorrow?!  I’m not into football, but my family and boyfriend are so I’ll be celebrating at my parents house.  My stepdad likes throwing a Super Bowl party and barbecuing. What are your plans? Are you a big football fan?

Well, if you’re still trying to figure out what appetizer or food you can make for the Super Bowl, let me help you. These are my two go-to Super Bowl dips. They are both super easy to make and super Instagramable.

Football-Shaped Spinach Artichoke Dip

Bread Bowl

3 tubes of Pillsbury dough

1 beaten egg

Spinach Artichoke Dip

14 ounce can artichoke hearts

10 ounces of spinach (frozen or raw)

1 cup mayo

1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

2 1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Directions for the Football-Shaped Bread Bowl:

  1.  Heat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Roll out one tube of dough onto a cooking sheet. This will be your base.
  3. Use the two other tubes of dough to form a football shape. This tutorial does a good job of demonstrating how to get the perfect football shape.
  4. Use two toothpicks to hold the sides of the football together and then trim some extra pieces to create the lace. Lay the lace flat on the cooking sheet.
  5. Brush the dough with egg wash on the dough and then bake it until it’s golden. Put aside and make the dip now.

Directions for the Spinach Artichoke Dip:

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, mix the artichoke hearts, spinach, mayo, both cheeses. Make sure to save 1/2 cup of the Monterey Jack cheese so you can use it later.
  2. Once you’ve mixed all the ingredients together, transfer the dip to the football-shaped bowl and sprinkle the remaining Monterey Jack cheese.
  3.  Bake the dip and the bread bowl for about 15 minutes.

I chose to put Ritz crackers around my bread bowl, but it’s really up to you and your taste. Spinach artichoke dip goes will with chips or even veggies (if you’re watching your calories). Or you can just pull of a piece of the bread and dip it in!

The next recipe is sweet and perfect if you’re in charge of dessert. This is for peanut butter lovers!

Peanut Butter Football Dip

Ingredients

1/4 cup softened butter

4 ounces softened cream cheese

1 cup peanut butter

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Chocolate sprinkles or chocolate chips to decorate the football

Directions:

  1.  Mix butter, cream cheese and peanut butter with a hand mixer. Once ingredients are mixed, add in vanilla.
  2. Slowly mix in powdered sugar. Mix in chocolate chips.
  3.  Put dip on a large sheet of waxed paper and shape into a football.
  4. Transfer to a serving plate and decorate the outside of the football dip with the sprinkles/chocolate chips pressing them into the dip so they stay together.
  5. Use some of the leftover dip to create the laces of the football and then chill in the fridge.

Pair this dip with vanilla wafers, pretzels or cookies of your choice. This was a hit when I made it! You’ll want to save room for dessert for this recipe.

I wish you all a happy Super Bowl! If you decide to make this dip, please make sure to tag me in it. Here are my social media pages:

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