Do you like pizza? That can be a dip! Do you like bacon cheeseburgers? That can be a dip! Do you like chili? That can be a dip? Do you like hummus? That’s already a dip!
I personally do not know a linebacker from a scrimmage line (full disclosure: I had to Google “what are some football words”) and I thought a gridiron was a type of griddle useful for grilling onions. I don’t know a thing about football. But I do know my decadent dips. So enjoy!
Breadsticks are the perfect accompaniment to this pepperoni-studded delight of a dip.
- 1 8-ounce package cream cheese
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese
- ½ cup cheddar cheese
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese
- 1 cup of prepared pizza sauce (you can use jarred spaghetti sauce in a pinch)
- Your choice of pepperoni slices, cooked and crumbled Italian sausage or other favorite pizza toppings
Mix 8 ounces of cream cheese, half the mozzarella, all the cheddar and 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning. Place the mixture in a round pie plate (you want it to look like pizza!) that you’ve prepared with a non-stick cooking spray. Next, spread the prepared pizza sauce over it. Then sprinkle the remaining mozzarella over the top, and then the parmesan. Top with pepperoni and other pizza toppings of your choice. Bake at 350 degrees until browned — begin checking at 20 minutes.
Bacon Cheeseburger Dip
Slider buns or breadsticks would be awesome to go with this over-the-top and delicious dip. I hope you have a big, well-seasoned cast iron skillet, because that’s the best way to prepare and serve this dip.
- 1 onion, diced
- 6 slices bacon
- ½ pound ground beef
- 1 8-ounce package cream cheese
- 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar (or similar cheese of your choice that you’d put on a burger!)
- 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced or run through garlic press
Salt and pepper to taste
Cook the bacon in your iron skillet until crispy. Remove bacon and set aside to cool slightly. Add onions to the bacon grease and cook over low heat for several minutes, until they begin to soften. Add garlic and cook for one more minute. Then add ground beef and brown. Remove mixture from skillet and set aside to cool slightly.
Drain skillet and wipe it with a paper towel if excessive grease is present.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, bacon and beef mixture. Stir well. Add a cup of cheese. Spread mixture in iron skillet and top with the remaining cheese. Bake until bubbly, around 10-15 minutes.
Have some tortilla or corn chips nearby!
- 1 8-ounce package of cream cheese
- 2 cups Monterey jack, cheddar or similar cheese
- 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced, green tops set aside
- 2 cups prepared chili
- 1 tomato, diced
Chopped fresh cilantro, if desired
Place cream cheese in a glass pie plate and spread it evenly over the bottom and up the sides to form a “crust.” Sprinkle with half the cheese, and then sprinkle the chopped green onions (white part only) on top. Spread chili over the top of this and then cover with the rest of the cheese. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with the tomato and sliced green onions and the cilantro, if desired.
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