Super Bowl Snacks

Super Bowl Snacks

It’s that time of year again! The chips and dip are a plenty, the pigs in a blanket have been rolled out, and the beer is being chilled, oh, and there’s this small football game going on known as the Super Bowl. 

This day is known as a snacking HEAVEN.  But, with the size of parties ranging from a few people to a few dozen people, it’s hard to pick a snack that will please everyone.  Here are three recipes that you can create that people will love, no matter who they’re rooting for:

 Bacon-Wrapped Potatoes with Creamy Dill Sauce

Bacon-Wrapped Potatoes with Creamy Dill Sauce

Ingredients

·         1 1/2 pounds new potatoes (about 15), halved

·         15 slices bacon, halved crosswise

·         3/4 cup mayonnaise

·         1/4 cup buttermilk

·         2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

·         1 teaspoon caraway seeds

·         kosher salt and black pepper

Directions

1.      Steam the potatoes in a steamer basket in a large saucepan until tender, 15 to 18 minutes. Let cool.

2.      Heat oven to 425° F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Wrap each potato with a piece of bacon and place, seam-side down, on the baking sheet. Bake until the bacon is crisp, 18 to 20 minutes.

3.      Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, buttermilk, dill, caraway seeds, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Serve with the potatoes.

Pro Tip: Make the dill sauce ahead of time and steam and wrap the potatoes up to a day in advance!

Potato Picture & Recipe from Real Simple

 Speedy Turkey Sloppy Joes

Speedy Turkey Sloppy Joes

Ingredients

·         1 7.5-ounce tube refrigerated buttermilk biscuits

·         1 tablespoon olive oil

·         1 pound ground turkey

·         kosher salt and pepper

·         1 cup store-bought refrigerated fresh salsa

Directions

1.      Bake the biscuits according to the package directions. Let cool before slicing each biscuit in half.

2.      Meanwhile, heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the turkey and cook until no trace of pink remains, about 7 minutes.

3.      Season with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Stir in the salsa and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes.

4.      Place the bottom halves of the biscuits on a plate. Top with the meat mixture and sandwich with the remaining biscuit halves.

Pro Tip: Make the turkey filling the day before and re-heat in a pan and serve!

Turkey Sloppy Joe picture and recipe from Real Simple

 Spinach and Caramelized Onion Dip

Spinach and Caramelized Onion Dip

Ingredients

·         3 tablespoons olive oil

·         2 medium onions, chopped

·         kosher salt and black pepper

·         1 16-ounce container sour cream

·         1 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed of excess liquid

·         1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

·         broccoli and cauliflower florets, endive spears, and radishes, for serving

Directions

1.      Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper and cook, stirring often, until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl and let cool.

2.      Add the sour cream, spinach, vinegar, ¾ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper to the onions and mix to combine. Serve with the vegetables.

Pro Tip: The dip can be made up to two days in advance!

Spinach dip picture and recipe from Real Simple

Post Published on January 30, 2014. Guest Blogger: Crystal Herrea. Top photo by Caroline Tran and designed by Utterly Engaged for Inspired Celebrations.

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