It is finally here! In less than 24 hours my friends and I will be in Jordan Hare stadium cheering on the Auburn Tigers. Each home game weekend this fall I plan to share one of my favorite tailgate recipes. This week has been a hectic one, the first full week of classes and we were having a nightly gospel meeting at church so this week’s recipe is one of the quickest and simplest ones I have. I discovered the recipe a few years ago on an online blog (I do not even remember which one it was) it is popular on Pinterest and popular in my kitchen. It is great if you need a quick tailgate food or even if company is on the way. So regardless of whether you are watching the game from home or traveling to your school to tailgate this recipe is always a crowd favorite.
All you need are 4 simple ingredients.
1 Packet of Ranch Dressing Mix
1 Cup Cheddar Cheese (I prefer finely shredded)
1 3 oz. pack of bacon pieces (if you are feeling fancy you can cook your own and crumble it)
16 oz. of sour cream
First mix your sour cream and ranch seasoning, then add the bacon, and cheese. It tastes better if you let it sit in the fridge overnight. Even if you don’t it still tastes good! You can make this “healthier” if you choose to use low-fat or fat-free cheese and sour cream.
It is VERY simple, quick and does not require many ingredients. I like to buy a aluminum loaf pan that I can pour the dip in and that way instead of having to deal with a dish when it is time to go to the game I can just throw the pan away.
It tastes great with chips, crackers or even vegetables!