Ah, the Super Bowl. There’s nothing better than spending a Sunday on the couch surrounded by football, friends and food.
The last thing you want to do on Super Bowl Sunday is think about planning a party and cooking a feast for all your friends. Don’t worry, the CU Independent has you covered. Check out these super easy, super quick snacks that can feed your football hungry guests with very little effort from you.
Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Adapted from foodnetwork.com
Delicious, easy and fast. This dip will have your guests asking for more and more.
1 cup thawed, chopped frozen spinach
1 1/2 cups thawed, chopped frozen artichoke hearts
6 ounces cream cheese
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup grated Parmesan
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- Boil spinach and artichokes in 1 cup of water until tender.
- Drain and discard liquid.
- Heat cream cheese in microwave for 1 minute or until hot and soft.
- Stir in rest of ingredients.
- Serve hot with French bread pieces for dipping.
Courtesy of CU Independent staff writer Natalie Proulx
Talk about easy and cheap. You can make dozens of these roll-ups in a matter of minutes, without sacrificing taste.
10-20 slices of salami
Cream cheese or hummus
- Spread a generous spoonful of cream cheese on each slice of salami.
- Roll up and serve on a platter.
- Add your favorite ingredients—such as olives, green onions or salt and pepper—for more texture and variation. Use savory flavored cream cheese from the grocery store, like garden vegetable or garlic herb, for more zest.
- For a healthier option, use hummus instead of cream cheese.
Courtesy of CU Independent Entertainment Editor Anne Robertson
Who doesn’t love guacamole? Try this version and you will never want to eat that store-bought stuff again.
Three avocados are all you will need to make some guacamole for Super Bowl XLVI. (CU Independent/Kai Casey)
3 avocados—peeled, pitted, and mashed
1 lime (or lemon), juiced
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup diced onion
1/4 cup chopped scallions
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 large tomato, diced (or 3/4 cup chunky salsa)
1 teaspoon minced garlic
- In a medium bowl, mash together the avocados, lime juice, and salt.
- Mix in onion, scallions, cilantro, tomatoes (or salsa), and garlic.
- Stir in cayenne pepper or other spices
- Refrigerate 1 hour for best flavor.
Tips: Things like garlic salt, cayenne pepper, cumin, chili powder or hot sauce can and should always be added if you have time to rifle through a spice cabinet.
Adapted from Crockpot Cookbook
We bet you’ve never had grape jelly with your meatballs. This slow-cooker recipe makes Swedish meatballs that are juicy and flavorful. Just throw the ingredients in the pot and they’ll be ready in a few hours.
1 package (about 1 pound) frozen cocktail-size turkey, chicken, beef, or vegan meatballs.
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 jar (12 ounces) chili sauce (or mixture of ketchup and 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce)
1 jar (12 ounces) grape jelly
- Place meatballs, syrup, chili sauce and jelly in a slow-cooker. Stir to combine.
- Cover and cook on low 3 to 4 hours or on high 2 to 3 hours.
- Serve warm.
Contact CU Independent staff writer Natalie Proulx at email@example.com.
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