Tis Superbowl time and the fans are looking for easy (and cheesy) munchies that don't take a lot of time and are easy to prepare. This recipe is great because you can squeeze making another batch in at half-time after your mates have already scarfed the first batch you made, and still be back in time to settle in for the second half of the big game.
Thanksgiving dinners take 18 hours to prepare. They are consumed in 12 minutes. Half-times take 12 minutes. This is not coincidence.~Erma Bombeck: Football Quote
Hot Broccoli-Cabot Cheddar Dip
Makes about 2 1⁄ 3 cups (serving size: 37 grams or 1/18 of recipe)
- 1 (10 ounces) package frozen chopped broccoli
- 8 ounces Cabot Sharp or Extra Sharp Cheddar, grated (about 2 cups)
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1/2 - 1 teaspoon Tabasco or other hot sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated black pepper
1. Place frozen broccoli in microwave-safe bowl; cover loosely with plastic wrap and microwave until hot and tender, about 9 minutes (do not add any water).
2. Uncover and add cheddar, cream cheese, hot sauce and pepper to bowl. Cover again and microwave just until cheeses are melted, 1 to 2 minutes longer. Stir until smooth. (If mixture seems thin, it will thicken upon cooling slightly.)
3. Serve with crackers and fresh vegetables.
Calories 72, Total Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 4g, Sodium 116mg, Carbohydrates 1g, Dietary Fiber <1g, Protein 4g, Calcium 110mg
-recipe courtesy of Cabot Creamery Cooperative
Some Facts about Cabot Creamery:
- Cabot recently held the first ever Open Farm Sunday on November 1st . Approx. 30 farms across New England participated in this event to give thanks to consumers for their support of the Cabot farms. (CT farms that participated are located in Suffield, Durham and Woodstock)
- Visit the Cabot website at www.CabotCheese.coop
- Cabot Creamery Cooperative has won every major taste award for their cheddar cheese –including the prestigious World Cheese Awards.
- Cabot Creamery Cooperative has been in continuous operation in Vermont since 1919.
- Cabot is owned by 1200 dairy farm families located through New England and upstate New York.
- 100% of Cabot profits go to the Cooperative farmers.