For many Americans, the Superbowl is more than a chance to watch the two best football teams of the season battle it out during the biggest game of the year. In reality, many of us watch it for the commercials, parties and most of all, the Superbowl FOOD! For snacks that won’t soon be forgotten at your party, check these out:
Multi-layer dips are always a hit at any party. One dip that can feed a lot of people and incorporates a Superbowl staple food is pizza dip. What is pizza dip? In a large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, oregano and 3/4 cup of mozzarella cheese. Take the mixture and layer the bottom of your favorite glass baking pan (a 1 qt. pan works great for this) with it. Next, put a thin layer of your favorite pizza sauce. Top it off with your favorite toppings (pepperoni, mushrooms, veggies, etc.).
Bake the mixture for 30 mins at 350 degrees. Let it cool and serve with your favorite pita or tortilla chips.
Since the Superbowl is typically held in late January or early February, help your guests stay warm during the game by offering up some delicious taco soup.
Taco soup is easily made with ground beef, pinto beans, corn, canned tomatoes, sour cream and green onions. The prep and preparing process of taco soup is very similar to that of chili, but with more water to give it that soup-like consistency.
With this offering, vegetarian or health conscious guests might just keep their eyes from the game! Start by picking up a quality traditional or flavored flour tortilla wrap. You can combine any number of traditional Mediterranean ingredients to fill the quesadillas, but to play it safe try adding feta cheese, chopped fresh spinach, chopped red onion, oregano and mozzarella cheese to a mixture in a large bowl. The amount of each ingredient will vary depending on how many quesadillas you plan to make.
Lay out your flour tortillas, cover half of the tortilla with the filling, fold the remaining half of the tortilla over the filling and either bake it on a hot skillet or bake it on a baking sheet for several minutes. You will want to bake the quesadillas long enough to melt any cheeses you included and have the tortillas turn a light brown color.
Cheesy Bacon Potato Wedges
Bake up a bag or two of potatoes in whatever manner you prefer. One they have cooled, quarter the potatoes into lengthwise wedges. They will resemble dill pickle spears in shape!
Next, lay the spears onto a baking sheet side by side. Then you will want to take a bag of your favorite taco cheese blend or shredded cheddar and sprinkle the cheese over the top of the potato spears. Once the cheese is applied, then sprinkle the bacon crumbles on top of that. Bake at 350-375 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
The bacon you crumble on top of the potatoes can be precooked and chopped bacon or bacon you just fried up in a skillet and then chopped. This will all be specific to your guests, as some people prefer crispier bacon and others like it better chewy. These spears can be dipped in queso, sour cream or salsa to add even more flavor too!