Every year I look forward to the Super Bowl, but what I realized recently that what I'm actually looking forward to is the food. This realization came to me a couple years ago after listening to an episode of the Bon Appetit Food Podcast that was entirely dedicated to food you can serve at a Super Bowl viewing party. After all, what is the point of watching sports (or going to any party) if there isn't good food. I'm basically down for any traditional "football" food - sliders, wings, pizza - you name it. But what I really go nuts for is a good dip. Seriously, if there is a good dip at a party, it's likely that you will find me at that location the entire night with my arm practically glued to the bowl. It's a problem.
That being said, when I was thinking about a recipe I wanted to make for this year's Super Bowl, my mind was immediately drawn to a good dip. What's better than something hot, salty, and cheesy all at the same time? Thus, this White Bean Chili Dip has been created and it is DELICIOUS! It's hearty and everything you'd want to indulge in during a football game, but the flavors are super fresh at the same time. I know what I'll be doing this weekend (besides rooting for the Pats).
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Drizzle some olive oil in a 9-inch cast iron skillet to coat the bottom. Add in garlic. Working in layers, add in beans, corn, and spices. Mix together. Add in salsa and lime juice and mix together. Add in sour cream, jalapenos, salsa verde, cheese, and more jalapenos. Keep them as layers!
Bake in oven 20-25 minutes or until the cheese on the top is bubbling and golden brown. Serve hot with tortilla chips!
White Bean Chili Cheese Dip
- 1 14 oz. can white kidney beans
- 1 14 oz. can corn, drained
- 1 tsp. minced garlic
- 1 tsp. smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
- juice of 1 lime
- 1/2 cup salsa (I use jarred salsa from Trader Joe's)
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup salsa verde (I use jarred salsa verde from Trader Joe's)
- 1/3 cup shredded Mexican cheese
- 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 jalapeno, sliced
- tortilla chips for eating!!