January 22, 2015

Cheesy Hot Broccoli Dip

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Served up with tortilla chips or baguette slices, Cheesy Hot Broccoli Dip is the perfect crowd-pleasing hot dip to enjoy during the big game!

Cheesy Hot Broccoli Dip


The Super Bowl is just ten days away!  I'll be watching and pulling for the Patriots {sorry, Seahawks fans}.  While my 'hometown' team of the Carolina Panthers weren't fortunate enough to make it to the big game this year, I'm happy that my 'second' team was!  Growing up in Vermont, the New England Patriots were 'our' team for my family.  I remained a Patriots fan once moving to Charlotte, North Carolina ... but when the Carolina Panthers started up in Charlotte several years after I moved there, I just had to support my new hometown team.  And so ... the Panthers became my new 'first' team.

But I've always kept the Patriots in a special place in my football heart!

Now, what's kinda funny about me being excited to watch the Super Bowl is ...
... well, I kinda hate to admit it ...

... I don't actually watch much football during the regular season.

Cheesy Hot Broccoli Dip 

And it's not because I don't like to watch football.  I love  to watch football.

But my husband?  Not so much.

I always find it funny, in an ironic sort of way, that there are so many wives out there who don't care one hoot about football who are married to football-lovin'-watch-it-every-Sunday husbands ... and I'm a wife who would gladly, gladly  watch football every Sunday {and deliver up the most tasty spread of football-watchin' treats, too!} and I married a man who gives not even a teeny fraction  of a hoot about football.

Life is funny that way.

And so I don't really watch much football during the regular season.  I love to watch football.  But I love to spend time with my husband ... without torturing him with something he can't stand ... more.

But when it comes to the play-offs and Super Bowl?

That's a different story.  Then  I watch.

And whip up delicious perfect-for-gameday grub, like this Cheesy Hot Broccoli Dip.  There's just something about a hot cheesy dip and football that make them perfect together.  Don't you think?

Cheesy Hot Broccoli Dip

So while I may subject my husband to he-absolutely-can't-stand-it football during the play-offs and Super Bowl, at least he gets to enjoy great gameday grub like Cheesy Hot Broccoli Dip!

The food will make him forgive me, right?

 Cheesy Hot Broccoli Dip
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Cheesy Hot Broccoli Dip
Source:  A Tracey creation
(Printable recipe)
Ingredients
  • 1 (10 oz.) package frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
  • 1 T. chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 c. mayonnaise
  • 1 c. shredded Monterey Jack cheese (about 4 ounces)
  • 1/2 c. shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
Directions
  1. Drain thawed broccoli well and pat dry with paper towels. Combine all ingredients and spoon into a lightly greased baking dish.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees until bubbly and beginning to brown on top, approximately 30 to 40 minutes.
  3. Serve hot with baguette slices, tortilla chips, pita chips, or crackers.
Enjoy!



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8 comments:

  1. Yum! I bet you this is good. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, Leslie! I like it pretty well!! :-)

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  2. This sounds delicious. I used to not give a rat's behind about football. Then I married a college ball fanatic. Once I learned what the heck was going on, now I like to watch with him. Go Ducks! :)

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  3. Tracey, you have the best recipes! I was born/grew up in Vermont, too...the prettiest of all states!

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  4. This is going to disappear at my house! I found you through Mandy's Recipe Box.

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  5. Your Cheesy Hot Broccoli Dip could be a whole meal for me, it looks so good. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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  6. This looks delicious! Thank you for linking up at The Wednesday Round Up and we hope to see you back this week!

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  7. Great! Another broccoli recipe I love dips. This will taste so great! I really am going to make these broccoli recipes I commented on. Thank you!

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