The Super Bowl is fast upon us, and football and food fans alike have a lot to be getting excited about. I, for one, have been standing in front of my fridge wearing a helmet and screaming at its contents in a bid to inspire the foods therein to greatness. So far, it doesn’t look good. Because, you know, they are inanimate objects. No real surprise there, I guess.
We’ve all got our favorites when it comes to game day food traditions. There’s chili, there’s nachos, chips, not to mention a plethora of beers and cheeses. I had to stop writing for a second because I got way too hungry even listing options. Still, my true passion has always been dips.
While the tried and true spinach and artichoke dip or the classic queso are both stellar options, sometimes I like to spice things up. Exhibit this pretty stellar ricotta dip. What does it have going for it? It’s easy, requires three ingredients max, and will have everyone thinking you are some sort of bizarre (and sexy) Nigella and Ina hybrid. Inella. Boom.
Easy Ricotta Cheese Dip Recipe
- 1 (32 oz.) container ricotta cheese
- Salt, to taste
- 1 Tablespoon fresh rosemary
- 2 Tablespoons good quality olive oil
Combine cheese, salt, and rosemary in a bowl, adding more or less salt according to your taste.
Swirl olive oil on top.
Serve with bread, pita chips, or whatever you desire.
Note: If sweet is more your brand than savory, cut back on the salt, nix the rosemary, and sub in honey for the olive oil. Super yummers.
What's your favorite game day food tradition?
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