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Friday, January 31, 2014

Cooking with Banshee: Backfield BLT Dip

It's Super Bowl weekend!  According to Vegas and all the experts, this year's game should be a classic.  But, no matter how good the game is, the Super Bowl is even better with some quality pre-game food.  Whether, you're hosting a big bash, attending a little get together or just watching at home with your family, this football-themed dip will be a fan favorite.

Backfield BLT Dip


Ingredients:
1 lb bacon
16 oz cream cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
2 cups shredded fontina cheese
1 (10 oz frozen  package of frozen spinach, thawed and drained
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 Tbs dijon mustard
1 1/2 cups chopped, seeded tomatoes

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray 1 1/2 quart baking dish with cooking spray.

Coarsely chop the bacon.  Crisp the bacon in a skillet over medium heat.  Set aside half of the bacon.

In a large bowl, combine the remaining crisp bacon, cream cheese, shredded cheese, spinach, sour cream, mayonnaise and dijon mustard.   Spoon mixture into the greased baking dish.  Bake for 30 minutes, or until bubbly.  When the contents of baking dish are hot and bubbly, sprinkle the chopped tomatoes and the remaining bacon on top.  Serve immediately with tortilla chips, crackers or toasted bread.

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