Congratulations to Susan who won a $20 Gift Card for Boar's Head premium deli meats and cheeses.
With only ONE more football game to endure watch, it's time to party! Bring on the dips, the chips and appetizers!
For our End of Football Season Party (aka Super Bowl Sunday), my sneak play is blitzing my crowd with Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Pepper Bites. Our running game calls for chips and Queso dip, guacamole and cheesy potato skins, but the sure-fire way to score a touchdown is by serving these crispy, Chipolte-flavored, cheesy bites of deliciousness.
Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Pepper Bites
2 ounces cream cheese
4 jalapeno peppers, halved, de-seeded
8 slices pre-cooked bacon
1/3 cup Boar's Head Chipolte Smoked Gouda (approx. 1/3 pound), finely grated, divided
1/2 cup Boar's Head Chipolte Chicken Breast, thinly sliced then diced
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Wash and prepare jalapeno peppers. In a medium bowl, blend together softened cream cheese, diced chicken breast slices and half the Gouda cheese. Spoon the mixture into the jalapeno halves and top with remaining Gouda. Carefully wrap a strip of bacon around each pepper and place on a tray sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 15 minutes until bacon is crispy and peppers are tender. Serve warm. Makes 8 jalapeno pepper bites. Recipe adapted from Boar's Head Chipolte Chicken Stuffed Peppers.
Need a few more ideas to round out your menu?
We added cooked ground turkey to our basic Cheesy Potato Skins. Bake your small Russet potatoes at 375 degrees for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and cut into thirds. Scoop out enough potato to make a boat. Place on a baking tray, top with ground turkey and grated cheese. Broil at 475 degrees for 3-4 minutes until cheese is crispy. Serve with green onion, crumbled bacon bits and sour cream.
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Want to make something this tasty at your next party? The folks at Boar's Head are giving away a $20 Gift Card to let you try the great selection of premium deli meats and cheeses in your neighborhood deli. They even have brats and sausages if you're up for it.
To enter, simply leave a comment with your favorite football party snack idea. One lucky winner will be chosen at random from the comments on this post. Contest closes on Tuesday, Jan 29th at 11:59 pm MST.
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Disclaimer: Boar's Head invited me to try out their recipe but the opinions are my own. See full Contest Rules Here.