Super Bowl Appetizers
Score big by serving some of these crowd-pleasing appetizers at your party.
Save time by making crowd-pleasing Turkey-Cheddar Kabobs the night before. The kabobs are easy to pick up and eat even if you don't have a plate handy.
The secret to crisp sweet potato chips is to fry them in small batches, in peanut oil, at a low temperature. This makes 6 servings when served as a side but will be plenty for 10 with the other foods on the tray.
- Recipe: Sweet Potato Chips
- Recipe: Sweet-and-Sour Meatballs
This cheese dip is made heartier by the addition of chopped cooked chicken. Chopped chipotle peppers, jalapeños, and chili powder add even more heat. Prepare up to a day ahead; cover and chill in an airtight container, and bake just before serving.
- Recipe: Colby-Pepper Jack Cheese Dip
Even if it's still a little chilly outside, our team says to "bundle up, and get grilling." The results are worth a brief shiver.
Tip: After you place the chicken on the grill, don't move it until time to turn or the chicken will stick to the cooking grate.
- Recipe: Grilled Herbed Chicken Drumettes
Turn canned chickpeas or black-eyed peas into a unique and affordable party snack. Simply toss them in olive oil with a few seasonings and roast until crisp. The key is to bake the beans as long as possible without letting them burn. This will dry them out, making them extra-crunchy like nuts. Enjoy by the handful or sprinkle over a salad.
- Recipe: Chili-Roasted Black-Eyed Peas
You can transform the leftovers from this appetizer into crostini by topping toasted French bread rounds with this creamy spread and a sprinkle of finely diced apples and toasted pecans.
The smoky flavor of the Cheddar cheese complements the Avocado-Mango Salsa nicely. Smoked Cheddar cheese may be found in the deli seciton of your grocery store.
- Recipe: Smoky Green Chile-Cheddar Cheese
No cooking required with this appetizer! Just pick up some shredded barbecue from your favorite restaurant, pile it on some French rolls, and slather it with barbecue sauce and a scoop of coleslaw.
- Recipe: Easy Barbecue Sliders
Here's the secret to nice pimiento-cheese texture: Grate the cheese by hand, half on the large holes of a box grater and half on the small holes. Choose an aged sharp Cheddar cheese for extra bite. Chopped chives and Dijon mustard add piquant punch in place of grated onion.
Gussy up these nachos any way you like. Want to use grated cheese instead of queso? Simply spread the chips on baking sheets, sprinkle with cheese, and bake at 350° until the cheese melts. The pulled pork also makes delicious quesadillas, tacos, or sandwiches.
Recipe: Pulled Pork Nachos