5 Surprising Foods Perfect for Guac

There are plenty of football games to watch. That means there’s also lots of guac. Guacamole is necessary for those anxiety-filled plays and long-studied calls of the referees. A quick dip of tortilla chips into a bowl of queso and a bowl of guacamole brings some quick relief. So once the game is over, what are you doing with your leftover guac? 

Southeast Dairy Association - cheesy guacamole

First, if you’re not making your own guacamole, you need to try it. This Cheesy Guacamole gets its creaminess from cottage cheese. That queso and guac mix mentioned earlier? It’s not needed for this ingenious recipe that puts the cheese in the guacamole. It’s a great addition to the foods you’ll be adding this guacamole to. 

So on to the next step: What can I put my leftover guacamole on? There are the common answers of adding guac to your TexMex or using it as a dip for veggies. You can even top your burger patty with the popular condiment. Really, add it to your grilled cheese sandwich—or make it a necessary spread to add to any sandwich! But for those wanting to try something different, here are five recipes you can easily add guacamole to for extra flavor. 

These Cheesy Corn Fritters are served with a savory yogurt dipping sauce that uses ingredients like Greek Yogurt with paprika, parsley, and garlic powder. Next time you make fritters for dinner, add some variety to your offerings and have guacamole available. 

Have you ever thought of adding guacamole to your breakfast? Imagine topping a cheesy egg sandwich with guacamole—yum! Here’s another breakfast food to combine with guacamole: the Chipotle Grits Breakfast Bowl. This bowl is an obvious choice once you look at the ingredients. The breakfast bowl includes minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, queso fresco, and Pico de Gallo served over grits, spinach, cheesy eggs, and crumbled bacon. 

Guacamole on mac and cheese? We’re going too far! We already love a cheesy addition to guacamole, so why not try it on mac and cheese? This Easy Creamy Mac and Cheese is perfect for testing. 

Use this Mini Naan Mix & Match Pizzas as a reference for this next idea. That’s right, you can replace your marinara sauce with guacamole for a pizza unlike anything you’ve had before. Top with cheese, sliced peppers, and anything else you are craving.  

Southeast Dairy Association - Sirloin Pita Salad Sandwich with Herb Yogurt Dressing

This Sirloin Pita Salad Sandwich with Herb Yogurt Dressing is another great way to expand your guacamole horizons. If you’ve been paying attention, you know where this one is going. Not only can you use guac instead of this delicious yogurt dressing that uses flavors like garlic, parsley, chives, and oregano, but you can also determine how you feel about using guacamole as a dressing. If this list has proven anything, it’s that guacamole and cheese can bring amazing flavor to already incredibly tasty meals. 

Are you ready for that extra guac? 

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