Super Bowl sundae

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First Posted: 1/20/2015

Admit it. Making ice cream sundaes is always fun and delicious.

But, it’s a little cold out these days, so running to your freezer for ice cream might not be on the top of your to-do list.

Here’s a fun, inexpensive and (potentially) quick recipe for a different kind of sundae — a savory sundae. It’ll definitely be great for any Super Bowl party — or any time dinner may need a little pizzazz.

For this sundae, you won’t need your typical sweet and cold ingredients. Instead, use heartier items, making sure some stay piping hot.

A bowl of mashed potatoes represents good ol’ vanilla ice cream. Pulled pork and brown gravy represent hot fudge, chocolate or caramel sauce and the savory sundae’s toppings come in the form of bacon bits, chives and shredded cheese.

Make sure you have some sour cream on hand and a few cherry tomatoes too.

To begin, prepare a bit more potatoes than you think you’ll need. Everyone always loves mashed potatoes. Either the fresh, hand mashed or flakes work for this recipe, it just depends on what your taste buds prefer and how much time you have. Same thing for the pulled pork, a slow cooker can make delicious meat, but if you’re in a rush, grab your favorite variety from a supermarket. Pulled chicken or steak is also a good choice.

If you’ve got some herbivores in your mix, opt for a cheesy broccoli blend.

Next, portion out your ‘sprinkles’ — bacon bits, chives, cheese and whatever else you want to top your sundaes with. Let your diners add as many toppings as they’d like to their meat and potato sundae.

Add a small dollop of sour cream, it’ll look quite similar to whipped cream, and top it all off with a cherry — cherry tomato that is.

Voila. A fun and delicious sundae that will keep your guests talking.