Planning a Super Bowl party is only half the battle (the other half is cleaning up.) Fortunately, there are several easy appetizer recipes that you can serve up at your next Super Bowl party. Just make sure to leave out some napkins for messy fingers!
This particular recipe serves 8 people, though you can alter to serve more or less depending on your party’s needs.
For this recipe, you will need one pound of fresh boneless, skinless chicken breast, a medium to large container of sour cream, a cheese of your choice (recommendations: Monterey Jack, jalapeno cheddar or extra sharp,) chili powder, flour tortillas, a medium to large sized container of thick salsa and one 10.75 ounce can of condensed cream of chicken soup.
Before you begin, preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. While your oven is preheating, you can cut up and cook the chicken in a skillet. When cutting, try to make the pieces small, half an inch to a full inch cubes are both ideal sizes.
Once the chicken is thoroughly cooked, you can add half a cup of your thick salsa, half a cup of your chosen cheese, one teaspoon of chili powder and the entire can of soup (do not dilute with water.) Be sure to throughly mix all the ingredients together and stir frequently to prevent burning. When the mixture is melted and blended together, you can begin assembling the quesadillas for the oven.
Place each tortilla down flat onto a baking sheet and pour approximately one third of a cup of the chicken mixture onto the top of each tortilla. Use a spoon to spread the mixture evenly onto the tortilla, but leave at least half an inch around the edge to prevent any from oozing out onto the baking tray. Lastly, place a second tortilla over the top of each quesadilla and place the baking sheet into the oven for approximately 5 minutes.
Remove from oven, cut into 6 wedges and serve with sour cream or salsa.
Mini Parmesan Pigs in a Blanket
Pigs in a blanket are the perfect finger food for a Super Bowl party. This recipes offers a slight (and super easy) twist on an old favorite and is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
You will need ready-to-bake crescent rolls (found in the refrigerated section of your local grocer,) fully cooked miniature sausages (such as little smokies,) garlic salt and parmesan cheese.
To start, preheat the oven according to the directions on your crescent rolls. Then, lightly spray down your baking trays using a non-stick cooking spray.
Remove the dough from the container but do not break the wedges apart. Instead, pinch the centers of every two triangles to create a rectangle (or square) and cut into 5 even strips.
Finally, roll a single sausage into a single strip of dough and place onto the baking tray. Sprinkle each little pig with a dash of garlic salt and a pinch of parmesan cheese, then bake as directed on the crescent roll package.
Sometimes, Super Bowl parties can be filled with greasy foods. Fortunately, throwing a few fruit kebabs into the mix can help lighten things up.
During your next shopping trip, be sure to pick up some wooden skewers. You will also need several different fruits of your choice. You can pick up a tray of pre-cut fruit, or you can choose to cut the fruit yourself (which is often cheaper, but if you’re in a hurry, pre-cut may be the way to go.) I recommend choosing fruits that are firm, like strawberries, pineapple, apples, grapes or kiwi, as they will not break apart when you put them onto the kebabs.
If you intend on grilling your fruit kebabs, be sure to allow the bamboo skewers to soak in water for at least half an hour prior to assembling the kebabs and grilling them. Otherwise, the skewers could catch on fire; and no one wants that.
Chop up each fruit (excluding the grapes) into approximately 1 inch cubes. Then, using a skewer, place one of each fruit onto the skewer or alternate two or more fruits in a pattern until the skewer is full. Repeat until all fruit is gone.
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