Blue Cheese Bacon Dip Plus Homegating Party Foods

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Are you ready for the big game?

I’ve been hosting Homegating parties for years and over time, I’ve perfected the football viewing party. You won’t find me hidden away in the kitchen. I need to be where the action is, so I’ve got some great snack hacks that I always rely on.

Blue Cheese Bacon Dip and Favorite Football Party Snacks

A Homegating party wouldn’t be complete without certain foods. For instance, my guests would turn around and walk right back out the door if I didn’t have plenty of protein options. Wings are the #1 requested food item when my friends and family gather for the big game.

My homegating football party wouldn't be complete without Blue Cheese Bacon Dip. It pairs perfectly with boneless wings. Follow the link to see more of my favorite game day snacks. #FanFoodLeague #ad

Do I stay in the kitchen cooking wings all day? That would be a big NO! I have snack hacks that wow my friends and I barely lift a finger.

Blue Cheese Bacon Dip and Game Day Snacks

Let’s take a look at a few of my hacks:

Wings with Blue Cheese Bacon Dip

I head straight to the Tyson® Any’tizers in the frozen foods section at my local Kroger. These flavorful, boneless chicken wings are delicious and made with 100% white meat chicken. My favorite is the Honey BBQ flavor and they pair perfectly with my Blue Cheese Bacon Dip.

Favorite Game Day Snacks - Blue Cheese Bacon Dip

Kroger has everything I need for my Homegate party, including Wright® Brand Bacon for my Blue Cheese Bacon Dip and Ball Park® Hot Dogs for my Crescent Dogs.

Blue Cheese Bacon Dip and Favorite Game Day Snacks

Helpful Homegate Hint: The Blue Cheese Bacon Dip can be made early in the day. Right before serving, stir in the bacon and garnish with green onions. Done!

Blue Cheese and Bacon Dip - Favorite Game Day Snacks

Blue Cheese Bacon Dip

Blue Cheese Bacon Dip

Ingredients

  • 1/2 package Wright® Brand Hickory Smoked Bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 package Ranch Dressing Mix
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • Garnish with chopped green onions

Instructions

  1. Cook bacon according to package directions and set to the side to cool.
  2. Combine the sour cream, mayo and ranch dressing mix. Stir in the blue cheese.
  3. Crumble the bacon and add to the sour cream mixture.
  4. Garnish with green onions.
  5. Serve with Tyson® Any'tizers.
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Blue Cheese Bacon Dip

Snack Hack Alert: Another one of my party favorites is mini chicken and waffles. I serve Tyson Any’tizers Popcorn Chicken on mini waffles and add a side of syrup. I have instant chicken and waffles!

Mini Chicken and Waffles - Blue Cheese and Bacon Dip

Crescent Dogs

A Homegating party is not a party without Ball Park Hot Dogs. A few minutes before my guests arrive, I wrap the Ball Park all-beef hot dogs in crescent rolls and place them in the oven at 375º for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. These are delicious served with ketchup and spicy mustard.

Blue Cheese and Bacon Dip

Finger foods are the name of the game when I’m hosting a football viewing party. Silverware is not welcome. You can’t jump up and scream if you’re having to juggle forks, knives and spoons. So everything I serve has to be finger-food approved.

Blue Cheese Bacon Dip

My guests are usually cheering for different teams. It makes the game much more exciting. That’s why I like to keep my tabletop decor neutral and not side with a particular team – unless it’s my team. Since my team didn’t make it anywhere near the playoffs this year, I go neutral.

Once the game is over, cleanup is a breeze. I don’t have a sink full of dishes or a pile of leftovers and that’s the way I like it. Most importantly, I’m not tired from cooking all day. Score one for the hostess with the mostess!

3 Signs of a Great Party

You’re Well Fed

The #1 sign of a great party is there’s no food leftover. I’ve had guests grab a plate and those last two boneless wings and head out the door once the party is over.

Blue Cheese Bacon Dip

You Feel Welcomed and Comfortable

My Homegating parties are always relaxed and comfortable. You can even wear your pajama pants. I won’t tell. Favorite football jerseys are a must, especially the well-worn jerseys.

You Actually Have Fun

Parties should not be stressful. If the hostess seems stressed out, the guests will feel that way. Relax, enjoy your friends, family, food and football. That’s what it’s all about.

 

 

 

About Alli

Southern, Morning Person, Jesus Girl, Frugal Party Planner, Writer/Blogger, Mom, Nana, Wife, Beach Bum Wannabe - Let's Have a Party!

Comments

  1. All these game day appetizers look delicious. Blue cheese is a favorite so I would love this Dip. Bacon who doesn’t love bacon b

  2. We love Tyson boneless wings. They are so good and easy to make. I bet that dip just takes it over the top. I need to make it for some weekend snacking.

  3. The dip sounds good! I love pigs in a blanket as a snack :). Once in awhile, my daughter and I will have an appetizer dinner night. Tyson’s is always the one on the list 🙂
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  4. This sounds so good. I cannot wait to try it on Super Bowl Sunday. I know everybody will love it.
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  5. That’s a lot of great snacks! I am excited for the playoffs this weekend!
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  6. This Blue Cheese Bacon Dip looks yummy. I will love to have it.
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  7. I would eat this entire plate!
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  8. This blue cheese bacon dip sounds absolutely delicious. We can’t wait to celebrate the Big Game and this is the perfect snack for our party! Can’t wait to try it!
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  9. All the appetizers and food look so good! I can see why your guests look forward to football at your house. I love how easy these are to prepare and you are not missing the game by being in the kitchen all day. That dip though – looks yummy. I never know how to make them.

  10. I really should have eaten lunch before I popped over here, Alli. I should know better by now, right? It all looks amazing!
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  11. Blue cheese bacon dip sounds amazing! I love dips like this for “tailgating” at home and just for regular parties too.

  12. This blue cheese bacon dip sounds so good and is perfect for game days! It would compliment any finger food, I could even dip french fries in it! I will save this recipe. My boys can scream all they want while watching their game, I’m going to be busy dipping! 🙂
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  13. I want to come to your house to watch football! These snacks look amazing, and that Blue Cheese Bacon sound sounds to die for. 🙂

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  14. Yum. I would love to come to a party at your place! Everything looks AMAZING! I haven’t ever been to a homegating party but I think I need to! Yummy.

  15. The Cowboys are playing the Green Bay Packers tomorrow (a big one for my friends and family). These would be perfect to eat during the game.
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  16. These snacks are oh so perfect for all of the football watching I have been doing this weekend. Too bad my Bears were so awful…so now I’m cheering for anyone BUT the Packers!
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  17. Yum! Looks amazing! Especially the mini chicken and waffles. The blue cheese bacon dip would go well with everything!
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  18. Rebecca Swenor says

    This blue cheese bacon dip looks like somethiing my family would love. The crescent dogs are something that I have not made in a while so I am going to have to make them too. Thanks for sharing the recipe and foods.

  19. I made some pigs in a blanket for todays game. I didn’t prepare as much as you have but it is enough for us.
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  20. We love Homegating too and do it just about every weekend during football season. We will have to put those chicken and waffles on our list of football party foods because they look yummy! Tyson wings are one of our favorites too!
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  22. oh yes. i love anything blue cheese and when you add bacon i am totally sold.
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  23. This looks so delicious! I love great game day snacks like this!
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  24. Bacon makes everything better. I’m a sucker for chicken and waffles.
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  26. mmm-mmm num num! that dip looks like one I ought to try for parties coming up (like the Super Bowl!) heck yah! thanks for sharing this simple but tasty dip : )
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  27. I love your party tips! I am working on getting out of the kitchen and having fun with everyone else. I love your Blue Cheese Bacon Dip! Looks so good!

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