Blue Cheese & Balsamic Topped Kettle Chips

blue cheese and balsamic chips

I was just telling someone the other day that I’m not a junk food junkie… but I AM a chip junkie! While other party planners are focused on the sweets tables & desserts, I’m over here thinking about the savory items & appetizers, and there’s no better savory, salty item than chips. My husband and I recently had a happy hour date at Bonefish Grill and one of the items we ordered was blue cheese & balsamic potato chips. They were DELICIOUS – who knew?!

I decided to re-create that appetizer for us during the season premier of Mad Men, so I started with our favorite bag of chips – Kettle brand chips – and topped them in the same way as the restaurant. If you’re a chip lover too, I highly recommend this dish for a family snack or an appetizer for entertaining.

blue cheese & balsamic kettle chips

We’ve been buying Kettle brand chips for years and I even used the crinkle cut ones in this “chocolate chips” snack from last year, plus I’ve served them at casual get-togethers alongside m&m’s for a sweet & savory combo. I also feel good about using them since they’re the first chip to be certified as a non GMO product {that means they don’t use genetically engineered ingredients}.

Blue Cheese & Balsamic Kettle Chips

  • Kettle brand potato chips with sea salt
  • Crumbled Blue Cheese
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Ranch or blue cheese dressing
  • Bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • Green onion, chopped

Arrange potato chips on an oven safe dish, and drizzle LIGHTLY with dressing, and sprinkle on blue cheese. Warm in oven {at 350} for about 3-4 minutes, or microwave for about 10 seconds.

Remove dish and drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle with bacon and green onions and serve.

The balsamic vinegar adds such a great flavor to the chips and when it mixes with the ranch or blue cheese dressing it’s a marriage made in heaven.

blue cheese & balsamic kettle chips

blue cheese & balsamic kettle chips

As I mentioned above, I’ve literally been choosing Kettle brand chips for years.  Using GNO products in food is a hot topic right now and you can feel good about choosing these made with REAL ingredients.

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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and contributor to Homes.com, Marie Callender's, and SheKnows. Most recently her work has been published in Woman's World, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.

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