I cannot believe I am sharing this recipe with you; in fact, a better title of this post would be, "The Dip I Never Thought I'd Make." This time of year our house is buzzing with football chatter, player rankings, and fantasy football teams. My husband is a football fanatic; admittedly, I didn't know how to use the clicker at our old house, and ESPN is on more often than the news. Our house stays relatively tame during the week; however, if Patrick had it his way our front door would be a revolving door from Saturday morning through Sunday evening. I love to play hostess, but once a weekend is my max. Playing hostess one time means I can take my time with the recipes, serve something our friends will remember, and have a clean kitchen and quiet house the next day.
When game-day arrives, our friends pour in, and there is always a spread of snacks already on the counter. My go to's include crockpot barbecue chicken, hummus + veggies, and homemade guacamole; although, the snacks are always eaten, I wanted to learn how to make a football dip. When I think game-day dip, I actually reminisce about the neighborhood childhood Christmas Caroling Party. One of my neighbors used to bring this incredible cheesy dip to the annual holiday party. Kids and parents alike would hover over her crockpot sneaking bites all night long. Recently I asked my mother if she thought I could ask our neighbor for the recipe, and my mother's reply was, "Google hamburger cheese dip, and see what you find."
I have found renditions of this dip in all over the internet. Some call it "Hissy Fit" Dip, some add cream of mushroom soup, and others include refried beans. I chose my favorite parts of all the recipes, and toyed around with a few more healthful additions. Today, I am sharing my recipe with you. This is about as healthful as I could make it.