Game Day Charcuterie Board for the Big Game or any holiday entertaining. Add a lightened up black bean dip with chips, veggies, meats and cheese.

Game Day Charcuterie Board

Friends, another epic charcuterie board post coming your way! This time for the Big Game! Will you be watching? (Or, just watching the commercials like me? hee hee:) 

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Easy black bean chili dip

I’m sharing a super easy black bean dip (for the center star) and then a complete shopping list that you can print and run to the store! Scroll to the bottom!

For more dips, try Hot Bacon Crab Dip Recipe, Add a Pinch’s Southern Caviar DipGame Day Smokey Jarlsberg Dip Recipe, and Hot Caramelized Onion Meatball Dip. Aslo try from my friends Dill Pickle Dip and Chile Relleno Dip.

Easy Game Day Charcuterie Board

Game Day Charcuterie Board

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Lightened Up Black Bean Dip

Make a classic Lightened Up Black Bean Dip … by adding 3 easy ingredients.

  • Black bean chili beans
  • Cream cheese
  • Seasoning

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How to serve hot dishes on an epic charcuterie

Everyone has been asking me lately how to serve the food hot. My answer is to put down a pad, or something to protect the board, and serve hot!

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Which means you need to have the board ready to go, and save room for the hot items!

Then call everyone over to EAT!

Like, right away!

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How to make an epic charcuterie board

Start with a “center star” recipe. In this case, the hot bean dip.

Surround with chips, veggies, meats and cheese.

You can also add fruit and nuts.

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We’ll be enjoying our day with a few friends. I’m also contemplating making these Turkey Pesto Super Sub Sandwiches again!

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I hope you will, too!


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Game Day Charcuterie Board


  • 2 15 oz cans chili beans (Bush's chili black beans)
  • 1 8 oz. package Philadelphia light cream cheese
  • 1/2 package McCormick's chili mild seasoning mix
  • Frito Lay Scoops Corn Chips
  • Tostido Multi Grain Scoops
  • Sea salt popcorn
  • Guacamole
  • Queso blanco dip, medium
  • Carrot sticks
  • Celery sticks
  • Jicama sticks
  • Snap peas
  • Mini sweet peppers
  • 1 10 oz box Stone Ground Wheat Crackers, Trader Joe's
  • Harvarti cheese, sliced
  • Salami, sliced


  • Prepare a large board with parchment paper, or season with beeswax or mineral oil if not food safe.
  • Lay down a dish or plate where the center food item will be (in this case a hot dip).
  • Prepare the dip by heating on medium heat the 2 cans of chili beans, softened cream cheese, and seasoning. Gently stir and heat to a boil; remove from heat.
  • Assemble the board with remaining ingredients, adding the dip last. Since it's hot, put a hot pad down first. Keep the lid on the dip until ready to serve.
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