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Football Party Dip

Photo by Karin Hildebrand Lau.

If you’re having a party for the National Championships this year, or the Pro Bowl or Super Bowl, this party dip not only feeds a crowd, but does it well. It’s my family’s favorite. Easy, cheesy, and delicious. I hope you enjoy!

2 T. oil
1 white onion, chopped
2 tomatoes, peeled and chopped
2 T. chopped jalapeno chiles
1 10-oz pack frozen spinach, drained
2 c. grated Pepper Jack Cheese
8 oz. cream cheese
1 c. heavy cream
1 large can black olives, drained/sliced
1 T. red wine vinegar
Salt and pepper

Heat oil in heavy skillet over med. heat. Add onion and saut√© about four minutes. Add tomatoes and chiles, and cook for two minutes. Transfer to large bowl (or to crockpot, if you’re using one) and stir in spinach, cheese, half & half, olives, and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper, spoon into shallow, ovenproof baking dish.

Bake at 350 until top is brown. Can be prepared in crock pot and served hot for guests. Serve with sturdy tortilla chips. I like to make my own out of softshell tortillas. Cut up in dip-able shapes, spray with oil, bake in hot oven until crisp. These tend to be a bit thicker and can be better for dipping.