With the Super Bowl just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to serve your guests and still watch the big game. With a build-your-own food bar, you can plan everything ahead of time and enjoy the party. Lay out a variety of toppings and let guests build their own baked potatoes, chili, popcorn, tacos or, in our case, nachos, hotdogs and ice cream sundaes. Let your imagination guide you.

Queso Dip

Servings 12


  • 8 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 8 ounces regular American cheese*
  • 4 ounces Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 12-ounce cans evaporated milk divided
  • 2-4 teaspoons hot sauce to taste


  • 1-1/2 (10 ounce) cans Rotel tomatoes and green chiles drained
  • 1/4 cup Jalapeños (fresh or pickled)


  • Add first 8 ingredients to saucepan or slow cooker coated with cooking spray. Toss with fork to evenly distribute spices.
  • Add 2-1/4 cups evaporated milk and hot sauce, stir. Add optional ingredients.
  • For slow cooker, cover and cook on low for 1-1/2 hours, whisk until smooth and keep warm. If using a saucepan, cook over low heat uncovered, stirring frequently until cheese has mostly melted.
  • Whisk until completely smooth. If too thick, add more evaporated milk. Keep warm. Serve with tortilla chips or French fries. Makes great topping for baked potatoes or vegetables.


* Grate the cheese on large holes of box grater, do not used pre-shredded cheese.
Nutrition information per 2 tablespoons: 81 calories; 5.9g fat; 155mg sodium; 2.4g carbohydrates; 4.6g protein. Adapted from