I am so over winter.
I know that's bad, because there's still plenty more winter to go. But there's SNOW and ICE and then there's that whole VORTEX thing and YOU GUYS. I am OVER it.
So to combat the "I AM FREEZING ALL THE TIME" trend, I've been on somewhat of a hot food binge. Soup and tea and more soup and zero salad ever, because salad is (usually) cold and cold things suck. Totally logical, right? Right. I knew you'd understand.
I also made this slow cooker cheese dip. Partly because I was cold and it was warm. Partly because I like to stand with my hands over my crockpot like it's a campfire I built while exploring the wilderness Indiana Jones style. Except the wilderness is my kitchen and it's pretty much totally explored. Because it's tiny. And I complain too much to probably ever make a good explorer. Also, I'm in sweatpants. And I'm pretty sure I've never seen Indiana Jones wearing sweatpants.
But…this dip. It was good. We ate the whole thing in one sitting. Umm, ALSO - it's the Super Bowl on Sunday! This MIGHT just be a GREAT dip to add to your football rotation. Plus, it's in a slow cooker, so it's hands-off to let you actually watch the game. If you're into that sorta thing.
New to working with leeks? Check out this tutorial: How to cut and clean leeks.
This easy slow cooker cheese dip is the perfect easy appetizer for game day.
- 1 cup fresh parmesan cheese, shredded
- 1 cup fresh goat cheese
- 1 cup sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 cup fresh mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1.5 cups leeks, washed and chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- chips, crackers, or crostini for serving (I used tortilla chips)
- Place all ingredients in a slow cooker and stir to combine.
- Cook on low for 2-4 hours, stirring every 45 minutes or so, until cheese has melted.
- Serve dip with crackers, chips, or crostini. I recommend leaving it in the slow cooker over low heat while you serve the dip, to keep the cheese nice and melty (yes, that's a word).
This is a great dip to experiment with! Make it your own by adding cream cheese, roasted peppers, or any other goodies you've got lying around.
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 353
- Sugar: 2.5 g
- Sodium: 1202.8 mg
- Fat: 22.2 g
- Carbohydrates: 14 g
- Protein: 24.5 g
- Cholesterol: 52.2 mg
Keywords: football, appetizer, entertaining