Game Day Favorites:Recipe Swap

Posted on 27 January 2011 by noelskitchen

Ready for the Super Bowl?  Speaking of games, almost as important as who wins the big game is what to bring to the party. This time of year brings numerous opportunities to spend time with family, friends and the joys of entertaining. I thought it might be kind of fun to get some moms and dads together to share some of their Game Day Favorite recipes by hosting a recipe swap.

 Today’s Recipe Swap, we’ll be sharing a collection of Game Day Favorite recipes that you’ll be excited to serve your guests. Two of the recipes I’m sharing today are my family’s top recipes for the game: Touchdown Taco Dip and Jerk Chicken Nachos!!

Touchdown Taco Dip:

1 (9 ounce) can bean dip
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon taco seasoning mix
1 garlic clove, pressed
1/4 cup (1 ounce) shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 medium tomato, seeded and diced (about 1/2 cup)
2 green onions with tops, thinly sliced
1/4 cup pitted ripe olives, sliced
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
Additional sour cream (optional)
Tortilla chips


Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Using small mix ‘n scraper spread bean dip over bottom of small oval baker. In classic batter bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream and taco seasoning mix. Press garlic over cream cheese mixture in batter bowl using garlic press; mix well.

Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over bean dip. Grate Cheddar cheese over top using deluxe cheese grater. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until cheese is melted.

To prepare toppings: Remove stem from tomato using cook’s corer. Dice tomato and thinly slice green onions using utility knife. Slice olives using egg slicer plus. Finely chop cilantro using pizza cutter. Sprinkle tomato, onions, olives and cilantro over dip. Garnish with additional sour cream, if desired. Serve with tortilla chips.

Jerk Chicken Nachos:


6 cups of tortilla chips
3 cups diced or shredded cooked chicken
2 cups of shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese blend
2 tablespoons of Jamaican Jerk Rub (keep them separated)
1 small yellow or red bell pepper (I like to us a combination of the two)
1 small lime
2 tablespoons of fresh snipped cilantro
¼ of a cup of sour cream and 1 teaspoon additional Jamaican Jerk Rub


Preheat oven to 425°F.

 Arrange the tortilla chips in a slightly overlapping layer on the Large Round Stone.
In a mixing bowl, combine the chicken, the cheese and 1 tablespoon of the Jamaican jerk rub. Mix together gently. Sprinkle the chicken rub cheese mixture evenly over the 6 cups of tortilla chips. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Then remove it from the oven to a cooling rack.

While the chicken and chips are in the oven, dice the bell peppers with a knife. Then slice the lime in half(across). You should now juice half of the lime, using a Citrus Press, into the bowl and add the remaining Jamaican jerk rub and bell pepper to it, then mix well.
Snip the cilantro using Kitchen Shears.Slice the remaining lime half. Cut the slices in half.
Spoon the bell pepper mixture over the nachos and sprinkle evenly with cilantro. If desired, combine sour cream and additional jerk rub in a resealable plastic bag. Trim the corner of the bag to allow the sour cream to flow through. Spread the sour cream mixture over the chicken nachos and garnish it with lime slices.

How about you? What’s your family’s Game Day Favorites. There’s bound to be something you enjoy when you are watching the game. Today’s the day to share it!

To participate in Game Day Favorites Recipe Swap, Post your recipe on your blog. Please mention in your post. Then, come back here to add your link to Mr. Linky below. 


If you don’t have a blog, simply tell us about your recipe in the comments section.

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4 Comments For This Post

  1. Ravish30 Says:

    Noel, this recipe is right up my alley. I make a lot of Mexican Food since I am half hispanic and I will have to try your recipe! Beans, Sour Cream…oh my…love it!

  2. Kathleen Cuneo Says:

    Just linked a recipe for super easy Italian heroes. It's the olive mixture that makes it special. Enjoy! And thanks Noel for this project. :) http://dinnertogether.blogspot…

  3. BusyMomma Says:

    Set up a couple of different recipes, one on mom chats that's super quick and no prep and one that can be made ahead and reheated on once a week cooking.

  4. noelskitchen Says:

    Thank you all for sharing your Game Day Favorites! They all sound perfect for entertaining family and friends. Enjoy the Super Bowl!

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