When it comes to planning your Super Bowl party menu, don’t forget the ongoing munchies and the sweet finale to your delicious spread. Your football fan friends will love your event even more when you’ve got every culinary base covered.
Start off your party and kick off your guests’ appetites with some snacks and appetizers first, then launch into your main courses, and bring your Super Bowl party to the perfect ending with a fine array of goodies and desserts toward the end of the game.
Snacks and Appetizer Ideas for your Super Bowl Party
Every loves a good snack like chips, Doritos, pretzels, veggies and dip, and the like. It’s always a good idea to have some of these items on hand… But you can really WOW your Super Bowl guests with the right selection of football party snacks and appetizers. Depending on your desire on the level of involvement, you can make everything by hand or you can lean on some food companies for a little assistance.
What comes to mind first in thinking about snacks and appetizers for a Super Bowl party – well, why not all the wonderful kinds of appetizers you and your favorite football fans would get to enjoy at a restaurant or your favorite bar? From hot wings and mozzarella sticks to chicken and cheese quesadillas, jalapeño poppers, and more, give your guests the football feast they’ll never forget. Oh, and don’t forget the chips and salsa!
Chips and Salsa – a No-Brainer for Any Football Party
The Pace Foods “Pace Big Game” party pack makes a festive and hassle-free addition to your Super Bowl party menu. The party pack contains: “We’re #1” foam fingers; squeezable footballs, “Game Day” banner, tabletop football set; football balloons; referee drink holders, a copy of Pace’s 60th anniversary cookbook, a Pace four-pack, including Pace Picante Sauce, Pace Thick & Chunky Salsa, and the two latest additions to the Pace lineup of specialty salsas, Pace Pineapple Mango Chipotle Salsa and Pace Black Bean & Roasted Corn Salsa.
You might also try this recipe for Pace Sunset Dip:
PACE SUNSET DIP
Prep: 5 minutes
Makes: 12 servings
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup Pace® Picante Sauce
1. Spread the cream cheese in a 9-inch microwave-safe pie plate.
2. Sprinkle with the Cheddar cheese.
3. Microwave on HIGH 2 to 3 minutes or until the Cheddar cheese melts.
4. Top with the picante sauce.
5. Serve with the chips.
With a salsa spread so wide, your football fans won’t know where to begin! The variety of Pace salsa styles ensures salsa lovers will each find something they like. This party pack is also a great option because it gives you some decorations without having to specially coordinate anything. Your guests will love the festive football foam fingers and squeezable footballs for sure.
Frozen Appetizers that Taste Just as Great in Less the Time
Did you know you can put out quite a spread of appetizers with less work than you’d ever imagine? Farm Rich offers a tasty variety of “baked not fried”, ready-to-pop-in-the-oven (or microwave!) appetizers that excel in taste as well as ease of preparation.
As the host or hostess, you too deserve a chance to enjoy your own Super Bowl party rather than being locked away in the kitchen all day. That’s why it’s a great idea to get a little help from Farm Rich or another company offering frozen appetizer treats. Your guests would never believe these snacks weren’t made from scratch in your kitchen!
Farm Rich Grilled Chicken and Cheese Mini Quesadilla Slices – Consider the Farm Rich grilled chicken and cheese mini quesadilla slices, which offer a satisfying several bites on each piece. The mini chicken and cheese quesadilla slices feature delicious white meat chicken, a perfect blend of mozzarella, cheddar, and Monterey jack cheeses, and an unbeatable grilled stuffed crust. So good you would swear these mini quesadillas came from your favorite bar menu!
Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites – For larger crowds, you can’t go wrong with bite-sized pieces like Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites. These tasty tidbits offer a toasty pizzeria-style dough shell with a cheesy core of real mozzarella cheese. The cheese bites can be microwaved, but why not toss them in the oven for only six minutes for a toastier crust? Serve up a dish of your favorite marinara sauce and you’ll be all set in no time.
Farm Rich Cheese and Chicken with Bacon Panini – For a hearty grilled chicken club with virtually no prep time, try the Cheese and Chicken with Bacon Panini by Farm Rich. These scrumptious mini sandwiches feature a fine blend of 100% real mozzarella, parmesan, and Romano cheeses, a savory pesto sauce and grilled crust. These appetizer options take between 16 and 19 minutes in your oven, or up to one and a half minutes in the microwave for two slices at a time.
Farm Rich also offers other appetizer and bite-sized snack ideas such as mini stuffed pizza slices, battered mushrooms, and cheese sticks. You can find these easy, delicious appetizers in your grocer’s freezer (find a store near you at: http://www.farmrichfun.com/product-locator.php).
Dessert Ideas for your Super Bowl Party
From traditional chocolate chip cookies to brownies and ice cream, you can take the easy way out, or you can be creative with your Super Bowl party treats and desserts. Your main decision is whether you want to do your own baking or have your special Super Bowl desserts made for you.
Great American Cookies offers custom-decorated cookie cakes and cookie tins that could be the perfect fit for your football festivities. The cookie cakes are available in small, medium, and large sizes, and in a round or rectangular shape, ranging in price from $10.99 to $40.
Your guests will be dazzled with the football field cookie cake, which features icing markers and end zones as well as a football in the center. A round cookie cake can show off a festive football scene such as goal posts and a football or a football player with a cheer or jeer of your choice. Your guests will never forget thi
s tasty Super Bowl dessert.
Great American Cookies also offers cookie tins in a variety of flavors, including Original Chocolate Chip, Original Chocolate Chip with M&M’S® Chocolate Candies, Peanut Butter with M&M’S® Chocolate Candies, Peanut Butter Supreme, Sugar, Snickerdoodle, White Chunk Macadamia, Chewy Chocolate Supreme, Chewy Pecan Supreme, Domino, Double Fudge, Oatmeal Walnut Raisin, and Pecan Supreme.
If you find yourself too close to the Super Bowl to order desserts for your party, you can always whip up a sheet cake and decorate it like a football field for your party, or make up some brownies or chocolate chip cookies to delight your guests.
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While you’re at it, why not read up on a few more exciting Super Bowl recipes and Super Bowl party tips? Check out exciting tips at Entertaining Escapades: Time to make those Super Bowl party plans. Shout out to a fellow Eagles fan!
About the Experts:
Farm Rich offers a wide variety of delicious frozen appetizers that you can microwave or heat in the oven. Visit Farm Rich online at www.farmrichfun.com or print a coupon for a dollar off your Farm Rich purchase.
Pace Foods offers a variety of specialty and original salsas and cheese salsas. Pace shares many recipes using salsa on the Web, including main courses, appetizers, snacks, and sides. Visit Pace online at http://www.pacefoods.com.
Great American Cookies offers customized cookie cakes as well as cookie tins for all occasions. Pricing is as follows: Cookie Cakes – Suggested Retail Price: Small (8 x 6 inch): $10.99 – $11.99; Medium (16 inch): $20.99 – $27.00; Large (30-40 inch): $29.99 – $40.00; Cookie Tins – Suggested Retail Price: $16.99/12 cookies; $18.99/16 cookies. Visit online at http://www.greatamericancookies.com.