Even though the Detroit Lions may not be in the Super Bowl this year (or next … ), you can still celebrate football’s greatest game this Sunday, Feb. 2, 2013. If you’re hunting for the perfect last-minute grub to serve – or bring along as a guest – these hearty snacks and party foods will keep your crowd cheering for more. From cheese and nachos to potato skins and guac, our seven picks are surefire touchdowns!
Form cream cheese, cheddar and Parmesan into this clever football-shaped cheese ball from Kraft. Red pimento strips make up the lacing on the molded cheese that looks like a football. Serve alongside buttery crackers for an appetizer that will have your crew oohing and aahing.
Chicken Bean Nachos
Nachos are the ultimate football food. This recipe for chicken bean nachos from Metro Parent’s Crumbs blog archives is a cinch to put together. Just make sure to have plenty of hot sauce on hand for your guests that like extra zing.
These seared steak sandwiches from Nestle Kitchens have a secret ingredient that will have your party guests guessing: Coffee. That’s right – the savory, mouth-watering flavor of the steak is from a brief soak in coffee spiked with soy sauce, chili powder and other spices. Who’s ready for a touchdown?
You can never have too many nachos! Combine two game-day favorites with this Food Network recipe for Southwestern nacho potato skins. To make these, you’ll need to cook the potatoes first and then cut them in half them before removing the inside. Throw them back in the oven to crisp them to perfection. Top with chopped-up tomatoes, onions and jalapeno peppers for a spicy-crispy snack your family will rave about long after the game is over.
Even Martha Stewart sets her table full of goodies for game day! This recipe for guacamole keeps it simple with a mixture of diced avocado, tomatoes, cilantro, jalapenos and lime. But Stewart presoaks the onion in cold water so it doesn’t have as much bite.
Leave it to Frank’s RedHot Sauce to figure out a way to make a dip that packs an all-time favorite party-time snack into a bowl. Frank’s RedHot buffalo chicken dip tastes just like chicken wings – but with this dip, you won’t have messy, sticky fingers.
These mini burgers look like the real thing – but they have a sweet surprise. From Cupcakes & Cashmere, this recipe for brownie burgers may fool your guests until they take a bite!