Score a touchdown at your Super Bowl party with these low-cost and easy recipes.
Whether you’re hosting a Super Bowl party, visiting one or watching the game at home with your family, you'll want to have plenty of snacks to keep the fans happy through all four quarters (and the commercials). These low-cost, tasty recipes will score big points with all.
Cost per serving: $1.24
You can lighten up this recipe three ways: by using extra-lean ground beef; opting for nonfat, low-sodium broth; and uping the spices to add flavor, instead of relying on fattier meat and more oil. You save 224 calories and 23g fat (compared with Terlingua Chili with toppings at Chili's).
See recipe: Chili Con Carne
Cost per serving: $2.41
Crunchy chicken strips make a nice alternative to traditional buffalo wings and this recipe is complete with an easy-to-make homemade blue cheese dipping sauce.
See recipe: Baked Buffalo Chicken Strips with Blue Cheese Dip
Cost per serving: 14¢
These bite-sized treats are a sporty and fun alternative to cupcakes. The recipes calls for boxed cake mix (in any falvor) so you can customize these to your family's liking.
See recipe: Football Cake Pops
Cost per serving: $3.43
Bake this crunchy, cheesey take on Frito-pie ahead of time. All you'll have to do when guests arrive is set it our with toppings, like salsa and sour cream, and watch it dissappear.
See recipe: Football Fiesta Casserole
Cost per serving: 32¢
Skip the packaged chips and whip up a batch of homemade snacks. These are perfect with a flavorful dip as a side or serve them as an appetizer.
See recipe: Garlic Pita Chips
Cost per serving: $2.35
These cheesy chicken enchiladas get their kick from jalapeños and green chilis. This sauce already has a zesty flavor from salsa verde but to add a little bit more tang, garnish with roasted tomatillos.
See recipe: Chicken, Chili and Cheese Enchiladas
Cost per serving: 43¢
If the roasted bell pepper is too hot to handle after 10 minutes of cooling in the paper bag, run it under cold water.
See recipe: Garlicky Roasted Red Pepper Dip
Cost per Serving: $2.62
Make halftime extra special with these toasty meatball subs. To save yourself time, form the meatballs the morning of the game and then cover and refrigerate.
See recipe: Turkey Meatball Subs
Cost per serving: 33¢
The addition of salted pretzels helps balance out sweet treats like this chocolate-chip blondie. When baking this recipe, coarsely crush the pretzels to ensure that they keep their crunch.
See recipe: Chocolate Chip-Pretzel Blondies
Cost per serving: 80¢
The key to a successful tailgate party is to have plenty of easy finger foods for the crowd to munch on (and napkins). These quesadillas are quick to make and can be easily altered to fit your family's taste. Customize the recipe with chicken, shredded beef, pork or more vegetables.
See recipe: Cheesy Corn and Black Bean Quesadillas
Cost per serving: $1.86
Don't forget the extras! Offer bowls of shredded lettuce, salsa, sour cream, guacamole, shredded Cheddar and other taco toppings.
See recipe: Shredded Beef Tacos
Cost per serving: 38¢
These budget biscuits are a snap to make. Although the recipe calls for low-fat Cheddar, you can use any full-bodied cheese, such as Gruyère or Havarti.
See recipe: Beer-and-Cheese Biscuits
Cost per serving: $1.10
These floats are the perfect way to celebrate a big win!
See recipe: Root Beer Floats
Cost per serving: $1.38
These delicious brownies will be a hit with the whole crowd.
See recipe: Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies
Cost per serving: $1.46
You can serve the sausages straight from the slow cooker, but if you want to add a little crunch and color, place them on a foil-lined baking sheet and broil them for a few minutes to brown lightly.
See recipe: Slow-Cooker Bratwurst with Sauerkraut and Apples
Cost per serving: $1.40
These hearty stuffed potatoes contain real sour cream yet are only 231 calories each! Fix the full recipe to feed a crowd, or halve it for a family-dinner side dish.
See recipe: Broccoli-and-Cheese-Stuffed Baked Potatoes
Cost per serving: $1.71
For a healthy side dish try this chopped salad. Save time and make it a day in advance just be sure to wait and dress it until you are ready to serve.
See recipe: Chopped Salad
Cost per serving: $1.79
The perfect party starter with a spicy kick of flavor.
See recipe: Touchdown Party Mix
Cost per serving: $3.26
This shrimp recipe is a fun twist on a green salad. The buffalo-wing sauce gives it bite; use less if you want to turn down the heat.
See recipe: Blazing Buffalo-Shrimp Salad
Cost per serving: $3.04
This versatile antipasto recipe doubles as an attractive, edible centerpiece on your buffet table. Try swapping in marinated artichoke hearts or chunks of marinated eggplant.
See recipe: Antipasto Skewers with Pesto Dip
Cost per serving: $1.17
Simple to assemble, this budget sheet cake calls for unusual ingredients (beer!) Pull out this recipe next time you need to make a birthday cake for the sports fan in your home.
See recipe: Super Bowl Pumpkin Spice Cake