Sep 9, 2014

Just for the food? {Roasted Poblano and Corn Dip}

Let's face it, some people are into football just for the food.

Roasted Poblano & Corn Dip | Ms. enPlace


Football food is party food.  Food that we don't set out on any given Sunday.
(See?  What I did there?)

Roasted Poblano & Corn Dip | Ms. enPlace

We met up with a bajillion family members and took over a small Po'boy shop the night of the first Saints Preseason game.

The Boy went his own way, nixing the po'boys (the heathen), and ordered hot wings.  He was tickled to death eating wings and watching football.

So tickled that he made sure to announce "I'm eating wings and watching football!"
You know, just incase no one noticed his greasy orange fingers and the pile of bones.

Roasted Poblano & Corn Dip | Ms. enPlace

I thought maybe he was just into football food.  He's never shown an interest in watching a game.

Since his wing-and-football night out, he pesters us endlessly: "what time does the game start?".  He has favorite players (Cooks, Byrd, Brees).  And he makes it a point to wear his Saints shirt on game day.  

I make it a point to have football food ready for him on game day.
Just in case he's only in it for the food.

One of my favorite football foods (or any party food) is chips and dip.

Roasted Poblano & Corn Dip | Ms. enPlace

Print It!

Roasted Poblano & Corn Dip

1 large poblano pepper
1 large jalapeno
1 1/4 cups corn kernels
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1-2 pinches cayenne pepper

Roast the two peppers (see below).  After peeling, cut open the peppers and remove the seeds.  Chop the peppers and set aside.

Place the corn in a non-stick skillet heated over medium high.  Dry roast in the skillet until the kernels just start to brown in places.  Stir in the chopped peppers.  Allow to cool while you mix the remaining ingredients together in a bowl.

Fold the corn mixture into the cream cheese mixture.  Refrigerate for about an hour before serving.  Serve with tortilla chips.

To roast the peppers:  Turn on the broiler.  Place a piece of foil on a cookie sheet.   Place the peppers on the foil and put under the broiler.  Periodically check the peppers and turn them to char the skin evenly.  Place the peppers in a plastic bag or bowl sealed with plastic wrap to help steam off the skins. When the peppers are cool enough to handle, flake the skin off with your hands.

More game day snacks...
Giant Pretzels with Jalapeno Cheese Sauce | Ms. enPlace
Cheese and Nut Spread
AKA Mom's Cheeseball | Ms. enPlace
Artichoke Squares | Ms. enPlace

In the past...
Fig Cookies | Ms. enPlace
Blueberry Focaccia | Ms. enPlace
Buttermilk Banana Bread

Linking with:

My Pinterventures The YUCK Stops Here
Feeding Big The 21st Century Housewife Hearth and Soul Blog Hop
Lou Lou Girls I party and get pinned at Tasty Tuesdays on Anyonita Nibbles Full Time Mama
Miz Helen’s Country Cottage My Turn for us
Say G'Day Saturday
Two Little Cavaliers


  1. Football season is fun food that is comforting. This sounds wonderful. Blessings, Catherine

  2. I don't like football (and our football is a different game anyway) but I certainly looooooooooooove this snack.
    Wonderful for any party :)

  3. Yummy! I love football I think more for the food than the game :)

  4. Anonymous9/11/2014

    too bad the saints suck...

  5. I love corn dips. I usually make it without the spice because of the kids though. Thanks for sharing with us on Merry Monday. Pinned & shared on FB.

  6. G'day! Looks to be a great recipe and thanks for sharing at our #SayGdayParty! Pinned!
    I hope you stop back if you haven't already and visit other people at the party!
    I hope you answer a question or two for me! :)
    Cheers! Joanne

  7. This looks amazing! Pinned for later. Thank you for sharing at the Merry Monday Link Party! See you again tomorrow!

  8. The poblano and jalapeno peppers sound amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Delciious Michelle, love this pobalano and jalpeno peppers and corn dip sounds balance of spice and sweetness. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. pinning and featuring this week.

  10. Hi Michelle,
    I just love your roasted Poblano and Corn Dip, this is awesome and I will be making this one! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  11. Looks so good! Pinned. We appre­ci­ate you being a part of our party. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. We love to party with you!
    Happy Mon­day! Lou Lou Girls

  12. DROOL!! This is totally my kind of dip. YUM! I'll have to make this for my family very soon!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Delicious Dish Tuesday! Hope to see you again tomorrow with another great recipe!

  13. Thank you so much for linking up again with Delicious Dish Tuesday. I love dips for football food! I have featured your recipe this week on Coping with Frugality :)

  14. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week! Enjoy your weekend and your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen


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