Although some of us will only be watching for the commercials and the Katy Perry halftime show, many of us will be tuning in to the Super Bowl on Feb. 1. Whether you do so alone or with your entire hall, here are some simple suggestions for a well-rounded Super Bowl buffet.
- Pigs in a Blanket. Featuring only two ingredients, there is no equal to this delicious party snack. Little Smokies wrapped in crescent rolls are simple and filling. You can make dozens of these bite-sized appetizers with little prep time and I assure you there will be none left over.
- Pizza Rolls. To compliment your pigs in a blanket, consider another miniature savory snack that you can make in abundance. If you want to get fancy, you can always make homemade pizza rolls with pepperoni, cheese and crescent rolls.
- Nachos. What is a football game without some kind of chips and dip? I suggest a do-it-yourself nacho station that allows your guests to get creative. Set out the nachos and whatever toppings, and let everyone help themselves. You can buy the different dips, or prepare them yourself. Whether they like guacamole, queso or salsa — this option can satisfy even your pickiest guests.
- Cheese and crackers. If you decide not to spring for nachos and all the fixings — or if the 12 minute cook time for pigs in a blanket is too much work — you can still keep it simple. Set out some sliced cheese and crackers. Arrange it on a tray like a football and suddenly everyone will think you are creative and not that you waited until the last minute to put together some food.
- Chili. You can easily find a crock-pot recipe for a hearty chili that will serve a large number of guests. Going with a more filling option such as this takes away the pressure of making multiple appetizers and desserts.
- Oreo balls. If you prefer sweet instead of savory for your Super Bowl viewing party, look no further than these crowd favorites. Although they take longer to make than some of the other snack suggestions, I think we can all agree they are worth the effort. To match your party theme, you can try creating them in the shape of footballs, with some white chocolate drizzle detail for the laces. Thank you, Pinterest.
These are only a small sampling of snacks you could create. Even if all you have to work with is the dorm kitchen or the microwave and mini fridge in your room, it is possible to feed your friends something awesome on Super Bowl Sunday.