Get out your fan gear, college gameday is here! The excitement of the collegiate football season is something that so many people ~ myself included ~ anticipate as one of the best things about fall. No matter who you root for, or even if you’re not into sports, there’s no argument that food is central to every game watching party, whether you’re in front of the TV or tailgating at the stadium.
As an ode to football fare, every Friday on my blog will treat you to a gameday recipe that is sure to please. For the first weekend, a super-easy appetizer that everyone will love: Loaded Baked Potato Dip. Yum!
For best flavor, make this the night before ~ or at least a few hours in advance ~ so the flavors can blend.
1 -16 oz. container sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 package powdered Ranch Dressing mix
1 cup shredded cheese; I like finely shredded cheddar but bleu cheese would be great too (plus more for garnish)
1/4 cup finely sliced chives (plus more for garnish)
1/4 cup bacon pieces (plus more for garnish)
Mix the sour cream and mayonnaise until smooth and add the dressing mix. Mix again, then add the cheese, chives and bacon. Cover and refrigerate until you’re ready to serve. Garnish with a sprinkling of cheese, chives and bacon over the top. Put it in big basket with your favorite potato chips and/or veggies.
**You can add whatever you like on baked potatoes into this dip. Try it with baked potato wedges/slices, french fries, or even hash browns.
Bring this to a party for guaranteed extra points! Happy gameday!