I found this recipe while perusing Pinterest, as one does, to find a dip to make for this past Super Bowl Sunday. Decided on trying this, since it was quick and easy to put together and perfect for my Little Dipper crock pot. Now this recipe calls for canned crab meat, but after reading some less then favourable reviews on that ingredient option, I decided to steer clear. I chose to just use imitation flaked crab instead. So our recipe is not actually crab dip, but close enough 😉🦀
In my opinion, I was really happy I went with the imitation flaked crab, because it still turned out yummy for us! If we get the chance to buy real crab, will definitely try it that way, but until then, this is a more economical version ☺️ I also added half a red pepper for some colour and crunch, one more green onion and some chives. Since I felt there was lots of salt from the mayo and imitation crab, I used garlic powder and added a little bit of seasoning salt and a spot or two of Sriracha. With these additions, I think it helped the dip, and we really enjoyed it. Will add this recipe to the dips rotation we have during Super Bowl and holiday.
Hope you all enjoyed the game with great people, and of course…food!! This year I tried two new recipes for our game day meal.
First one being the Super Duper Garlic Dip. It’s a simple recipe consisting of 3 ingredients. Cream cheese, mayo and garlic (I had minced, so used that). I also added some toasted garlic and onion dip mix to added flavour without salt. I placed it all in my Little Dipper mini Crock Pot, and let it warm up for about an hour, stirring occasionally. Served it with veggies and chips and we really enjoyed it!!
Next I tried out this Seven Layer Dip Cups Recipe. Usually I make a nacho casserole, but thought I’d change it up. Another easy recipe, that didn’t take long to make, with a 15mins bake time between steps.
The first step called for placing refried beans and shredded cheese on top of a tortilla square. I also put a little bit of queso sauce in this layer, and though it made the bottom a little soggy, we enjoyed it.
Then I placed another tortilla square on top and placed it in the oven. At this time I got the condiments ready. I didn’t feel like making guacamole, so used chopped avocado instead. 15mins later I took the tray out of the oven and let it rest for a minute. After which I placed salsa, avocado, sour cream, tomato and green onion, like you see in the first photo. They turned out great and were a nice change from what I usually make 🙂