It's officially the big game weekend over here in the U.S. and even though my New England spirit is a little less excited as our Patriots are not in this year's big game, I'm still getting my snacks ready. I think the key to super bowl food is bite sized or easy to eat with your hands treats of both the sweet and savory nature. No one wants a big sit down meal during the game. It's grab and go to get back to the football action.
I've a quick round up of some of my go-to recipes that I've used in the past.
Let's start on the savory side. First up are these Baked Chicken Fajita Jalapeno Poppers. These creamy little bites pack flavor and a little bit of heat, not too much, with a nice crunch. Here's the recipe:
-1x8oz packages of cream cheese
-1/2 cup salsa
-1-2 TBS chopped green onion
-1 tsp garlic powder
-1/2 tsp chili powder
-1 cup shredded cheese
-1 cup shredded chicken (I use left over roast chicken)
-1 cup tortilla chips
Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut the peppers in half length wise, remove core and seeds and place on a lightly greased cookie tray. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, salsa, chicken, garlic, green onion and chili powder. Mash together with a spoon or fork until well combined. Spoon the mixture into the pepper halves. Crush the tortilla chips or process roughly in a food processor and sprinkle over the filled pepper halves. Bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes and done! You can make these low carb by skipping the tortilla chips if that's your jam!
Next, we can't chat about the Super Bowl without pizza. I have two options to present to you. The first is my homemade pizza dough that you can set in your bread machine early in the day and come back to a freshly made dough just ready to be topped with any of your favorite pizza toppings.
The second pizza option is are bite sized vegan and gluten free pizza pockets. You can simply swap in regular pizza cheese if you don't want the recipe to be plant based. These are the perfect size for an appetizer tray and you could easily and quickly decorate them with festive team flags/toothpicks.
One day, I couldn't decide between two of my favorite appetizers: potato skins or spinach and artichoke dip. The only logical answer was to combine them into this delicious hybrid. Why choose?
We'll begin our transition into sweet foods with this insanely easy sweet n'salty popcorn that's addictive for munching on.
Moving to my favorite category of food, dessert, blondies and cupcakes are my recommended grab and go sweet treat. These browned butter salted caramel blondies with white chocolate chips are sure to be a crowd pleaser.
And simple classic lemon cupcakes are easy to decorate with team colored sprinkles. Again, I know that our New England Patriots aren't in the game this year but I have to show you this throw back picture to some red, white and blue decoration.
No matter which team you're rooting for, I hope that your snack table is glorious! Have a great weekend!
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