Make Your Next Tailgate Party a Touchdown!

My husband and I love football. Actually, it’s more than just love. Those fans with painted faces, crazy wigs, and jerseys for all their favorite players, that’s us. But for me, enjoying all those yummy tailgating treats isn’t easy. Not only am I watching the foods that I eat, but my lactose intolerance makes the dips, cakes, and treats hard to stomach. For weeks, I’ve been avoiding all the wonderful foods my husband and his friends have been bringing to our house for football Sunday. While they’re ravaging cheese dips and chicken wings, I’m munching away on carrots and celery. Not really my idea of a fun time. I know that it’s better for me to limit my meat and dairy, but my fear of missing out was getting the best of me.

This last Sunday, I decided to try my hand at making some of my favorite tailgating snacks dairy and meat IMG_0128free. I started with some cauliflower buffalo “wings,” and they were a huge hit. But, what really stole the show was my spicy take on the classic spinach and artichoke dip! Not only was this dip tasty and easy to whip up, but it was served almost instantly after I fixed it. No crazy cooking times or multiple steps. Two dirty dishes and I was done for the day. The best part about my take on this classic was that it was completely dairy free! Using some of my favorite Silk products, I was able to create a delicious and diet-approved dip from scratch.

Silk Alternatives Made My Tailgating Perfect!

When I’m ready to make any recipe better for my food restrictions, I always reach for Silk. These plant-based IMG_0127alternatives are perfect for vegans, vegetarians, and those with food allergies like me. I love soy milk, and I use it almost everything I cook. From potatoes and cakes to oatmeal and cereals, I love having it on hand. For my tailgating, I decided to give the Silk Soy milk a try in my favorite recipe. Not only did it ensure my dip was creamy and delicious, but it made me feel good knowing I could eat as much of it as I wanted without the hassle. I took my traditional dip recipe, looked at a similar recipe Silk website to make sure I was on the right dairy-free track, and forged ahead with my dairy-free take on spicy artichoke-spinach dip. As soon as I placed my platter out on the table, it was gone almost immediately.

With Silk Soy milk, jalapenos, artichoke hearts, and pulsed spinach, this dip came together in just under 40 minutes. It was easy to do, and I know that after making it once, I’ll make it again and again. I served it with tortilla chips, but it would be great with fresh veggies, pita chips, or on crackers too!

Dairy Free Spicy Artichoke Spinach Dip

  • 3 T coconut oil
  • 3 T flour
  • 2 cups Silk Original scalded
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp hot sauce
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup pickled jalapenos diced
  • 2 cans artichoke hearts, diced
  • 1 package chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1/2 cup grated soy cheese

Preheat oven to 350, grease baking pan with coconut oil set aside. Heat coconut oil and flour in a saucepan to combine (a dairy free roux). Once combined to a paste add warm Silk and all dry seasonings mix to a thick smooth sauce about 8-10 minutes stirring frequently. In a separate bowl combine spinach, hot sauce, jalapenos. Mix in Silk sauce. Place mixture in a baking pan, top with grated soy cheese. Bake for 30 minutes until bubbly.

Go Meatless for Your Next Tailgating Party

When you’re looking for an alternative to your meat and dairy products, reach for Silk. Not only do they haveIMG_0167 a wide variety of products available, but they support a variety of other brands that are dairy free as well. All Silk products are lactose, dairy, cholesterol, high-fructose corn syrup free and they have no artificial colors or preservatives. So, when you’re looking for the best tailgating recipes to go meatless when you take the #MeatlessMondayNight challenge this football season, check out the Silk website for dozens of recipes just like mine!

This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.


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