My husband loves a good football game. He loves a bad one, too. Basically, the man loves football, okay? I personally love a good reason to well, tailgate. The food, drinks and atmosphere with friends are what I look forward to most. And if I am being really honest, the food is what excites me more than anything! I know you agree with me or you wouldn’t be here reading this, now would you?
Last year for the Big Game, Jason and I were on our first round of the Whole 30 Diet. I thought it would be hard to enjoy the day, but I ended up making some ah-mazing, and mostly healthy chicken wings that were a hit at the party we attended.
This year however, I’m more focused on finding ways to clean up my dishes and learning to indulge in the occasional meal instead. That way, I don’t feel deprived, but also so I don’t overdo it, either. The day is really about getting together with friends, watching the commercials [for me] and enjoying the game [for husband].
Besides my beloved wings [I was born in Buffalo, New York, after all and you cannot watch a sports game without the wings, my friends!], I also love a good queso dip for these events. Do you know what goes really well with a good cheese dip? A bit of spicy chorizo sausage; sadly, most pre-made cheese dips, as well as chorizo sausage are highly processed, and kind of greasy – so we’re making our own for today’s Sunday Supper Bowl!
Making your own chorizo is a lot easier than you may think. It’s simply ground pork and a flavorful spice blend to get it right [I found this easy spice mix for my chorizo, here].
For the cheese, we’ll hand grate a block of cheddar and add a bit of cornstarch, and cool Greek yogurt for natural thickening. Not only will this cleaned up version of cheesy chorizo dip be less processed, it will also be tastier; I promise!
Okay, so now that we have a delicious, spicy cheese dip with homemade chorizo, and guiltless baked wings for our Supper Bowl par-tay, but we’ll also need drinks. Because, duh.
Not that I don’t love a cold beer while watching a game, but if I’m taking the time to prepare some tasty appetizers from scratch, I want something to drink that is just as indulgent and fun as my dish. Plus, beer fills me right up, and I’d rather fill up on my cheesy, spicy dip instead of a bottle of beer, right?!
For me, a glass of sweet Pink Moscato [save $1 here!] from Gallo Family Vineyards [GFV] is the way to go! Gallo Family’s Pink Moscato is sweet, light-bodied and helps cool down the spice that is this tasty, cheese dip.
If you’ve never thought about wine as your drink of choice to go with game day grub, I suggest you visit Gallo Family’s food pairing page specifically for the Big Game, here. It helped me figure out which sweet, chilled wine to pair with my spicy dip!
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For even more game day food ideas, visit GFV’s Football Finger Food list!
- Bacon and Cheese Pretzel Bites by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
- Bacon Wrapped Bison Burger Sliders by Nosh My Way
- Baked Southwestern Eggrolls by Flavor Mosaic
- Buffalo Chicken Loaded Baked Sweet Potato Fries by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Cheesy Baked Arancini by Take A Bite Out of Boca
- Chorizo Cheese Dip by Casa de Crews
- Cuban Sandwich Sliders by Recipe for Perfection
- Everything Bagel Breadsticks & Smoked Salmon Dip by Foxes Love Lemons
- Kicked Up Texas Caviar by Ruffles & Truffles
- Mini Mexican Tarts by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Mexican Chicken Meatballs with Queso by Curious Cuisiniere
- Philadelphia Cheesesteak Dip by Family Foodie
- Pizza Quinoa Bites by Alida’s Kitchen
- Polenta Crostini with Mushroom Sauce by Brunch with Joy
- Rosemary White Bean Dip by Magnolia Days
- Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Sausage & Caramelized Onion Pita Pizza by The Messy Baker
- Spicy Sticky Chicken Wings and Onion Rings by Nik Snacks
- Spicy Stuffed Mushrooms by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Sweet & Spicy Mango Meatballs by Peanut Butter and Peppers
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What are some of your favorite game day eats while watching the Big Game?
*Compensation was provided by Gallo Family Vineyards via Sunday Supper, LLC. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Gallo Family Vineyards.*
Marissa @ Sass N' Dash says
This dip looks AMAZING! I am in search of a dish for Superbowl this Sunday, I may have to give this one a shot. However, I am quite kitchen ‘challenged’ so cross your fingers I can make it taste just as good as yours. So glad I got to meet you last night! 🙂
Hey neighbor! 🙂 This recipe sounds amazing! I don’t think I’ve ever used so many spices in a single dish before. I bet this dip will be a hit at any party for the big game! xx
Audrey | http://www.keygypsy.com
Hellllo neighbor (still so funny to me!)…I doubled up the spices so I could save the remaining in a mason jar for next time. It is soo good!
Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons says
I LOVE that you made your own chorizo! I made it in culinary school and have been meaning to make it at home ever since. I’m disappointed with a lot of store-bought chorizo – seems like it’s either bland, or a touch too spicy. Love that gooey cheese dip, too. Pinned!
I LOVE that you cleaned up this typically highly processed dish…I bet it tasted muuuuch better too! 😉 Mmmmm cheese!
SMD @ Life According to Steph says
I have most stuff for this dip! It looks like it’s right up my alley. Pinning.
I am all about the Chorizo, though I’ve never made my own
It was sooooo easy!
Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips says
Wow, this looks amazing and love that you made your own chorizo. And I love that I can even swap in ground turkey since my hubby has to watch how much pork he eats.
I bet turkey would be just as good a swap!
That dip looks delish and perfect for the Super Bowl. Never thought to make my own chorizo or what ingredients are needed to make it. Nice recipe!
Thanks so much, Emily! Hope you make it 🙂
I am so impressed you made your own chorizo and a super tasty cheese dip to go with it! Love that it’s a cleaner version. Going on my game day menu!
Run DMT says
That looks so delicious!!! i love that you make your own chorizo because a lot of the store-bought stuff has MGS in it. Totally pinning this delicious cheesy dip!
Run DMT says
*MSG <- I meant MSG not MGS. 😛
I love cheese dip and adding in spicy chorizo sounds perfect!
Lauren @ Sew You Think You Can Cook says
A good cheese dip is mandatory whlie watching football!
I love that spice mix you made for your chorizo. I’d definitely use it for a vegetarian dish. And really…how can you go wrong with cheese dip?!
Cheese Dip is good on anything, isn’t it? LOL!
Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen says
I love chorizo and feel the same way that you do about how greasy it can be. I am so excited that you posted this recipe, it is the perfect game day food!!
Katie @ Recipe for Perfection says
I love it when cheese dips are made in a non-processed way! So much hearty, natural flavor!
Thanks, Katie! It is soooo good!
Jennie @themessybakerblog says
This is one of my fave dips! Wow, does this look good.
Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says
What a great flavor combination! I simply love it! I need a spoon for the cheese!
Haha, the cheese is quite spoon-worthy! I *may* have tried it this way a few times while cooking 🙂
Oh, my gosh, making chorizo? What a wonderful idea! I could practically drink your cheese dip—but I’d restrain myself and just come back for seconds, thirds and fourths. It looks amazing!
It is sooo much better than the jar stuff, too! There were tons of leftovers, so come on down and we’ll have a cheese par-tay!
Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere says
That is one perfect cheese dip!
Michele @ Flavor Mosaic says
I love chorizo and cheese dip. I’m definitely going to have to make this dip.
I think we should have a party with my dip and your eggrolls, Michele!
It is sooo easy, Michele. Let’s have a party with my dip and your eggrolls!
My newest mission: to make homemade chorizo and this dip too. Total appetizer paradise!
Haha, I love it. You won’t be disappointed!
Not a bad mission to have, Renee!