As the College & NFL football season start, you and your friends will probably gather for game parties, to watch your favorite teams. It is a mandatory that you provide your guests with the best munchies available as they watch the big game But what are some Big Game Munchies? Ken Granlund Jr. Cape Cod Cook and Innkeeper of the wonderful Mainstay Motor Inn in Wellfleet, has the answer. His Big Game Munchies’ recipe will please the most rabid fan. Here is Ken’s recipe and let the games begin!!
Big Game Munchies
1 green or red pepper, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 lb. hot or sweet Italian sausage
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 frozen pizza dough, thawed
8 oz. provolone cheese
Buffalo Chicken Dip
2 chicken breasts, cooked & shredded
8 oz. cream cheese
8 oz. shredded cheese of your choice (I use Mexican mix.)
1/2 cup Frank’s Hot Sauce
1/2 cup ranch or blue cheese dressing
Preheat oven to 350. Heat olive oil in a large skillet and sauté pepper and onion until softened. Add garlic and sauté about one minute longer. Add Italian sausage and cook until browned. Remove from heat and allow mixture to cool. Take the thawed pizza dough and shape into an oval on a cookie sheet. Lay the provolone cheese on the dough. Add sausage mixture on top of the cheese; spread evenly and roll up the pizza dough. Bake for 35 minutes. Cool slightly before you slice and serve it. You can supplement any pepper you like. I have done it with habanera peppers which are quite hot.
Buffalo Chicken Dip:
In a glass mixing bowl, mix the cream cheese and the shredded cheese. Add Frank’s hot sauce and ranch dressing and melt them in the microwave. Add chicken and mix further, heating as you need to keep the dip easier to mix.