Football Food – Queso Blanco Dip and Ham & Cheese Sliders

***This post contains affiliate links.  If you click one and buy something, I may receive a commission!***        Sundays in the Fall are for football and food.  And napping, obviously, although I tend to nap on a Sunday regardless of the season.  Food for a football game should be easily eat-able without taking your eyes from the screen, warm for added coziness and more delicious than your average snack because, well, just because.  Here’s what I made at our house today:


Can you tell from those slightly moody pictures that it has been very gloomy here in the Northeast?  All the more reason for warm comfort food to up the cozy factor.  These two recipes are simple, but they pack a TON of flavor.  And gooey cheesiness.  I should warn you, in case you haven’t figured it out, these aren’t “healthy” by any means, but I’m ok with an occasional indulgence. It’s not like I ate three of the sandwiches and half of all of the queso dip.  Ok, I did.  Big gym day tomorrow, then.

Queso Blanco Dip

8 oz Pepper Jack Cheese

4 oz Cream Cheese

4 oz Sour Cream

1/4 C of Milk

1/2 a Can of Diced Tomatoes with Green Chiles (In the Mexican food section)


  1.  Cut the Pepper Jack Cheese into chunks
  2. Add all of the ingredients into a small pot
  3. Melt all ingredients over low-medium heat until melted.  Stir often to avoid sticking
  4. Serve warm with Tortilla Chips

You can double all of those ingredients if you need a lot of queso. This was more than enough for my family of four.  Also, this dip is slightly spicy, but not “HOT” by any means.

Ham & Cheese Sliders

12 Slices of Honey Ham deli meat

6 slices of Swiss cheese

1/3 c Mayo

1 T Poppy Seeds

1 1/2 T Dijon Mustard

1 T Onion Powder

1 Package King’s Hawaiian Sweet Rolls (I couldn’t find these at the grocery store today and ended up using regular dinner rolls, NOT THE SAME!  Find the King’s Hawaiian or grab them from Amazon if you don’t have them locally).

  1.  Slice your rolls in half and slather one side with a little mayo.
  2. Add ham on top of the rolls, then repeat with the cheese.  (PS, I used Colby Jack cheese, but Swiss is better!)ham-cheese-sliders-1
  3. Add the top of the rolls to the sandwiches.
  4. Mix together the sauce ingredients: poppy seeds, dijon mustard, melted butter, onion powder and Worcestershire sauce.
  5. Pour the sauce mixture over the tops of the sandwiches.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for about ten minutes until tops are golden brown and cheese is melted.
  7. Serve warm with LOTS of napkins

Be warned.  These sandwiches will go fast.  Also, warning number two, they are very rich and flavorful.  That’s not really a warning.  There’s no danger in a rich and flavorful sandwich.  Except maybe that you might not have an appetite for dinner after the game.  So,win/win, really.

Ok, what are you guys eating while you’re watching the game??  Are you into warm, cozy food like me?




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