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Super Bowl of Chips and Dip + Baked Jalapeño Poppers

The Super Bowl, AKA day of super snacking. The Carolina Panthers face the Denver Broncos in what is sure to be a delicious day of chilling in jerseys and chowing down on sweet and savory game day treats.

The savory game day snack is my jam, so I have two easy, crowd-pleasing recipes for you:

  1. Tomatillo Avocado Dip from What’s Gaby Cooking
  2. Skinny Baked Jalapeño Poppers from Skinnytaste 
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Take it from an expert: this dip is the bomb.

There are few things I love more in life than a heaping bowl of chips paired with a bangin’ dip. It’s like diet Kryptonite! There is no limit to the amount of chips and dip I can consume. If you’re like me, just make sure there are a few other people around to help you out. Especially with this dip. It’s addicting AF.

As for the jalapeño poppers – enough said. Everyone loves these things. Crunchy, spicy, creamy, cheesy…you just can’t go wrong. And TBH, love football, but the Super Bowl just wouldn’t be as fun without great food. So let’s get started.

Tomatillo Avocado Dip 

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Tomatillos!

You’ll need:

  • 6 medium Tomatillos, roasted
  • 2 avocados, seeds and skin removed
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 2 small clove garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 jalapeño, seeds removed
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1/4 cup white onion, diced

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Remove the husks from the tomatillos. Rinse under warm water well and wipe clean. Cut the tomatillos in half and place into a baking pan. Roast for 20 minutes until they are tender. Remove and set aside to cool.
  3. Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender and pulse for a couple of minutes until smooth and creamy. Serve with any and all kinds of tortilla chips!
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Super Bowl Spread

Skinny Baked Jalapeño Poppers

Note: the original recipe involves breading the peppers entirely with panko bread crumbs. I’ve done this before and highly recommend. This time, I was craving more cheese than bread crumbs, so I just sprinkled some on top before baking. You really can’t go wrong either way. Do what feels right.

You’ll need:

  • 12 jalapeño peppers, sliced in half lengthwise, seeds removed
  • 4.5 oz light cream cheese
  • 5 medium scallions, green part only, sliced
  • 2 oz shredded low fat sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/8 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp chili powder
  • Panko bread crumbs
  • Salt and fresh pepper
  • Spray oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wearing rubber gloves (or just very carefully) cut peppers in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds and membrane.
  2. Combine cream cheese, cheddar and scallions in a medium bowl. Mix in paprika, garlic powder, and chili powder.
  3. Fill peppers with cheese filling with a small spoon or spatula.
  4. Spray a baking pan with oil spray. I lined my pan with parchment for easier cleanup. Lightly spray the peppers with a little more oil spray.
  5. Bake in the oven for about 20-25 minutes, until golden and cheese oozes out.
  6. Remove from oven and serve immediately. Serve hot!

Your game day spread is sure to be a *touch down* with these two apps!

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