It’s Super Bowl Week! Do I watch or care about football? No. Do I love eating Super Bowl celebration food and watching the commercials and the half time show and the PUPPY BOWL? Yes. So much yes. I also feel like with the bleakness of the last year, any occasion where I can celebrate and have fun with my little family is appreciated. For these reasons, I am excited about Sunday, and thought I’d share one of my favorite Big Game recipes with you guys today. I first made this a few years ago as sort of an experiment combining two of my favorite foods – Mexican food and mashed potatoes. It ended up (admittedly to my surprise) being absolutely delicious, and have become a Super Bowl staple in our house ever since. I’m looking forwarding to enjoying it again this weekend.
Mexican Style Loaded Baked Potato Dip
3-4 ounces instant mashed potatoes
2 cups water, boiling
1-1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt
1 8 oz package of cream cheese, softened
2 cups salsa
2 cups shredded Mexican style or cheddar cheese
1/3 cup black olives, sliced
2-3 scallions, chopped
1 avocado, cubed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare instant mashes potatoes according to instructions. Add Greek yogurt, cream cheese, salsa, and a couple of dashes each of chili powder, cumin, and black pepper. Stir until blended. Scoop mixture into a baking dish and top with shredded cheese and sliced black olives. Bake for 20 minutes or until cheese is slightly browned. Top with chopped scallions, cubed avocados, and a sprinkle of chili powder. Serve hot with tortilla chips.
If you try this, let me know what you think. And whether you’re there for the football or you’re like me and just enjoy the extra stuff, I hope you have a fun Game Day!