Are you short on time and looking for an easy dish to bring to a Super Bowl party? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!
These five dishes are wicked easy to make and are fairly inexpensive. And if you make them right, they should taste pretty good.
1: “The Layered Defense Dip”
Simply take a tinfoil loaf or brownie pan, slap down at least two sticks of cream cheese and squish it down to fill the pan. Then take a jar of salsa and dump it over the cream cheese. Cover it with all the cheese you want, throw it in the oven for like 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees, and BOOM! You have a layered defense that only a chip can penetrate. You can always add some beans, jalapeños, olives or guacamole to make it a 7-layer dip. Serve with tortillas or the chips of your choice.
2: “On-The-Run Buffalo Chicken Dip”
If you don’t feel like cooking your own chicken, just stop at your local supermarket and pick up a rotisserie chicken from the hot foods department and use that as your base. Carve that chicken up, pulling about two cups of meat off the bones, and toss it into a giant bowl. Then add 1 (8 oz. package) of softened cream cheese, plus a cup of cheese (taco or mexican), along with a half cup of hot sauce, ranch dressing and blue cheese crumbles to the bowl. Use a hand blender to shred the chicken and mix all the ingredients together. Place the mixture in at least a 1-quart baking dish. Cover the dip in the cheese of your choice. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Serve with tortilla or the chips of your choice.
3: “No-Huddle Queso”
This one is probably the easiest of the six! All you have to do is grab a stick of Velveeta cheese and a jar of salsa, melt the cheese down in a bowl, add the salsa, stir, and kabam! You have “homemade” queso in the matter of minutes. Serve with tortillas or the chips of your choice.
4: “Pregame Prepped Meatballs”
You’ll need a crock pot to complete this easy recipe, unless you don’t mind leaving it on the stove for a while. All you need is 1 (32 oz.) bag of fully cooked frozen meatballs (approx. 50 meatballs), 1 (18 oz.) jar of grape jelly or 1 (14 oz.) can of cranberry sauce and 1 (18 oz.) bottle of BBQ sauce. Combine the grape jelly or cranberry sauce and the BBQ sauce in the base of your slow cooker or giant sauce pan. Add the meatballs and stir until they are coated with the sauce. Cook on high for 2 to 3 hours. You can serve the meatballs with rolls, toothpicks or anything else you can come up with.
5: “Baked Pocket Poppers”
This one is real easy! Grab a sleeve of crescent rolls and your desired fillings, like pepperoni, chicken or jalapeños and of course a block of cheese. Crank open the rolls, and separate along the perforated lines. Cut the cheese into small blocks (about the size of a quarter) so it can fit into each roll upon rolling and sealing. Take your cheese and place it in the center of the wide end of the crescent roll, add your extra filling to the cheese, fold over the corners, then the center, and roll towards the thinning end just like you’re making basic crescent rolls. Now bake your masterfully rolled crescent poppers by following the instructions found on the side of the rolls’ packaging. If you’re making the pepperoni and cheese filled ones, try serving alongside some marinara or sauce of your choice.
6: “Patriots Pizza”
Everyone likes pizza, right? This one is so easy, just because all you need is three simple ingredients. You can make your own dough or you can go to the market and buy some fresh from the bakery or the dairy department. And while you’re there, you can grab a jar of sauce and a bag of shredded mozzarella, plus whatever toppings you want to use. Let your imagination run wild!
Once you get home, roll the dough out with a rolling pin or by hand, then place it on a greased pizza or square pan or a pizza stone if possible. Slap some sauce on it and cover it in cheese, just like you see in the commercials. Now you can go ahead and bake it in the oven for about 12-15 minutes at 400 degrees. The thicker your crust, the longer it takes to cook. Once this timeframe has passed, keep an eye on the pie so it doesn’t burn. And if you’re concerned about burning the toppings, pull the pizza out halfway through and add your toppings.
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