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Well, it’s that joyous Holiday time of year again, and that means the time has come to prepare for all of the great things that go along with it! Such as, extended family, frantic house cleaning, sugar crazed kiddos, and the occasional tipsy Uncle…haha!
Oh yeah, and the most important part..THE FOOD!
Food is definitely the shining star of the Holiday season, front & center at all times! So, when this deliciously unique hot & bubbly ‘Cheese Ball’ Dip hits the table along with a variety of crispy Kettle Brand Chips, the crowd goes WILD! I paired this dip with “Sea Salt”, “Salt & Fresh Ground Pepper”, “Backyard Barbeque”, and “Hickory Honey Barbeque” Kettle Brand Chips. Each & every chip flavor offered its own totally unique and delicious compliment to every bite. Kettle Brand Chips provide the BEST crunch I’ve ever experienced in a chip, and they added a tasty and crispy balance to all of that rich, cheesy goodness of this dip!
I wanted to re-vamp the classic holiday Cheese Ball and make it just a bit more eater-friendly! So I took all of the traditional Holiday Cheese Ball ingredients and baked them up, into one hot, gooey, cheesy, chip-friendly dip. It’s not only easier to eat now, but it suddenly became so decadent and scrumptious! This “Cheese Ball” is super scoop-able, totally covered in crunchy toasted Pistachios & crisp, seasoned Bacon, holiday colors never looked so good!
Nothing puts an ooey-gooey cheesy dip to the test quite like Chips! And not just any chips, I’m talking about the BEST Potato Chips in the world, Kettle Brand Chips! Kettle Brand Chips have over 30 flavors of chips and varieties including Reduced Fat, Bakes, Organic and TIAS! tortilla chips to choose from, and each one of them would make a delicious “scoop” for this Cheese Ball Dip, or any dip for that matter!
Not to mention, you can feel good about doing some serious Kettle Brand Chip snacking. These unique and individually shaped, tawny-gold colored chips are not only delicious, but they’re totally cooked by REAL people who got their start selling chips out of their van, over 30 YEARS ago! These gently cooked chips are made with only the finest all-natural, non-GMO ingredients! In fact, they’re the first Potato Chip to be verified by the NON-GMO Project..how cool is that?!
So grab a bag, or 33 bags of Kettle Brand Potato Chips and hit the kitchen for some Dip Doin’ and Chip Chomping! You’ll love them!
What you’ll need for 8-10 servings of Hot Cheese Ball Dip:
A delicious assortment of Kettle Brand Chips
1lb crispy and crumbled Bacon
8 oz. softened Cream Cheese
1.5 cups Sour Cream
1 Cup shredded Cheddar Cheese (plus 1/4 Cup for the topping)
1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (plus 1/4 Cup for the topping)
1/4 Cup Chopped Pistachios
A dash of Paprika
S&P to taste
Sprinkle the Bacon with some Paprika and crisp it up, let it cool and crumble it up..set aside…
In a large bowl mix together the Cream Cheese, Sour Cream, 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar, 1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella, S&P, and the crispy Bacon..(making sure to reserve 1/4 Cup for the topping)
Transfer the mixture into an oven safe dish and top it with the remaining Cheeses, Bacon Crumbles and Pistachios..
Bake it at 350 degrees for approx. 30 minutes, or until it’s bubbly and golden..
Serve it nice and hot…
With a variety of delicious Kettle Brand Chips! ~Enjoy!
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