Snacks for Sunday

494056021With the big game just around the corner, it’s about time you started planning the menu for your Super Bowl party. Even if you’re a culinary academy student, you don’t want to get too fancy for a football party – but you may also want to try some new things. The football food groups include dips, wings, sliders, pizza, cheese and beer. While there are places for healthy snacks, a Super Bowl party isn’t one of them. You’ve been sticking to your New Year’s resolutions for the past month, so have some fun this weekend. Here are some snack ideas to make sure all of your guests are well-fed.


Buffalo chicken dip: People love buffalo chicken and people love dipping. Why not put the two together? This buffalo chicken dip only takes six ingredients to make. Bonus points if you serve it in in a big bread bowl that people can get their hands on once the dip has been devoured.

Beer cheese dip: Made right in your slow cooker, this beer cheese dip encompasses three of the six football food groups. Throw some cream cheese, cheddar, beer and chives in a slow cooker for about an hour and you’ve got a hit of a dip!

Make sure your snack table has everything your guests could want.


Buffalo wings: Everyone loves buffalo wings, but it can be tough to prepare them at home since deep frying is such a hassle. Instead, try baking them. This recipe takes only five ingredients and about 15 minutes of prep. Simple as that!

Tequila-lime wings: OK, so maybe this recipe has tequila instead of beer in it, but people will still love it. The marinade is spicy and sweet and will be something a little different and exciting when surrounded with cheese and buffalo sauce.


Pork sliders: If you’re not feeling the classic ground beef sliders, try these chorizo sliders with pepper jack cheese, bacon and paprika mayonnaise. It’s a way to get a little creative without making your snack table look like an hors d’oeuvres table.

Chicken meatball sliders: Just because it’s a slider doesn’t mean it can’t be gourmet. Season your chicken meatballs with garlic, pepper, fennel, red pepper and parsley and serve them on a bed of baby spinach and mozzarella. You can have your culinary background and eat it too.

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Pizza pockets: Use store bought pizza crust to make these pizza pockets as simple as possible. Add your favorite sausage, cheese and marinara – or even make your own. Nobody will believe that these went from the fridge to the table in only a half hour.

Pizza bread: This pizza bread is easy to pull apart, so guests don’t have to put their fingers all over it to get a piece. Made with only seven ingredients, it’s simple and quick to make and sure to be a hit with all of your friends.


Cheese ball: While you can make this cheese ball any time of the year, shape it like a football for your party this weekend. Serve this spicy snack with toasted bread, crackers or chopped veggies.

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