I asked for them and you sent them. Here, for your game day inspiration, are the Super Bowl recipes shared by readers:
First, though Kate Wicker admits she’s not be much of a football fan, she does like to cook. She offers some game day snack recipes, many of them lighter alternatives to fatty dips and snacks: Endamame Dip, Pinwheel Sandwiches, Polenta Pizza, and Spinach Hummus.
For those of you with a sweet tooth and a winter longing for outdoor weather, Sue B suggests a gooey but good, old fashioned favorite: Indoor S’mores
Jeannette, via email, shares an easy crockpot recipe that she promises is always a big hit at parties. The best part is, you can make it ahead and let simmer during the game: Kielbasa with sauce
Megan, from Bases Loaded, a homeschooling mom of four boys, sent in a few of her family’s favorite game day snacks: Buffalo Chicken Wings, which are traditional football fare or (for those who don’t like meat on the bone) Tender Chicken Fingers. For moms who might like hot wings but don’t like the mess, she suggests this innovative dip: Chicken Wing Dip. And finally, she offers a treat for dessert-loving football fans: Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies
Those with dairy allergies will appreciate the contribution from Beth, of Beautiful Day. She shares a dairy free pudding recipe that she promises is as good as the milky stuff: Awesome Milk Free Pudding
This next one is hardly health food, but isn’t that what classic football snacks are supposed to be like? Earle, via email, heartily recommends Charlie Gibson’s Enchilada Casserole
Therese, via email, offers us her version of a Baked Artichoke Dip
Tina H. is going to be trying out a new recipe with her gang this year: Bacon Cheeseburger Roll Ups. Check out the helpful step-by-step video demonstration!
For those who find themselves longing for something healthier to snack on, Lisa, via email, shares an easy recipe for Fruit Dip with Apple Slices. Looks perfect for kids!
For those who prefer plain ole’ pizza and don’t much feel like cooking it, Elizabeth Foss offers this tip: During this year’s Super Bowl, Papa John’s is up to it again … I’m sure you’ve heard about it. PJ’s is offering everyone in America 100 percent off their next pizza (up to three toppings) if the Pats and Giants combine to score 100 points or more on Sunday. You’ll get 75 percent off if they tally at least 75. No matter what the score, if you order online during the game, use the promo code “25POINTS” and you’ll get 25 percent off.
So there you have it. Now you’ve got no excuses — whether you like football or not, you’ve got inspiration here for all kinds of family-friendly snacks to accompany your weekend festivities.
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