8 Appetizer Ideas for Gameday Snacking

Let’s be honest…the best part about Super Bowl Sunday isn’t the game, or the commercials, or even the half time show. It’s the SNACKS.

Whether you’re getting together with a small group or making the long trek to your own couch this year, it’s important to make sure your snack game is up to par.

We’ve pulled together 8 easy game day recipe ideas featuring flavors from the Prairie Gardens and Jeffrey Alans Food Department.

And, have no fear, 5 of them don’t skip on the one thing you simply cannot enjoy a Super Bowl without…bacon! 

BLT CHEESEBALL SLIDERS

source: recipe from Wind & Willow 

INGREDIENTS

1 Wind & Willow BLT Cheeseball & Appetizer Mix, available at Prairie Gardens & Jeffrey Alans • 8oz cream cheese • 1 head lettuce, chopped • 1 pint cherry tomatoes • 1lb cooked bacon, chopped into 1″ pieces • 1 bag croutons

DIRECTIONS

Combine Cheeseball Mix and topping packed with cream cheese. Mix until smooth. Spoon approximately one teaspoon of mixture on crouton. Layer with lettuce, tomato, and bacon. Secure stack with a toothpick and serve.

 

BLT CUCUMBER BITES

source: recipe from Wind & Willow 

INGREDIENTS

1 Wind & Willow BLT Cheeseball & Appetizer Mix, available at Prairie Gardens & Jeffrey Alans • 8oz cream cheese, 2 cucumbers, sliced • 1lb bacon, cooked and cut into pieces

DIRECTIONS

Combine BLT Cheeseball Mix with cream cheese. Mix until smooth. Top each cucumber slice with prepared cheeseball. Sprinkle with topping packet. Finish with a piece of bacon on top.

CHEESEY BACON CHICKEN SALAD SLIDERS

source: recipe from Wind & Willow 

INGREDIENTS

1 Wind & Willow Cheesey Bacon Dip Mix, available at Prairie Gardens & Jeffrey Alans • 1 cup sour cream • 1 cup mayo • 4 cups chicken breast, cooked and chopped • 1/4 cup bacon, cooked and chopped • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

DIRECTIONS

Combine dip mix, sour cream, and mayo. Stir chicken, bacon, and cheese into the sour cream mixture. Spoon on small buns and secure with a tooth pick. Refrigerate until serving.

CHICKEN BACON RANCH DIP

source: recipe from Wind & Willow 

INGREDIENTS

1 Wind & Willow Back at the Ranch Dip, available at Prairie Gardens & Jeffrey Alans • 8oz cream cheese • 8oz sour cream • 1 cup cooked chicken, cubed • 1/2 cup shredded cheese

DIRECTIONS

Combine mix with cream cheese and sour cream in a saucepan over low heat. Stir until warm and thoroughly combined. Stir in chicken and pour the mixture into an ovenproof dish. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and put under the broiler until cheese is just melted. TIP! Garnish with crumbled bacon and serve with rustic bread.

ASIAGO GARLIC POPCORN

source: recipe from Wind & Willow 

INGREDIENTS

1 Wind & Willow Asiago & Roasted Garlic Dip Mix, available at Prairie Gardens & Jeffrey Alans • 1/4 cup oil • 10 cups freshly popped popcorn

DIRECTIONS

Drizzle oil on freshly popped popcorn. Mix together gently until coated. Sprinkle the coated popcorn with dry dip mix. Gently mix again until combined.

STUFFED BACON WRAPPED JALAPENOS

source: recipe from Wind & Willow 

INGREDIENTS

1 Wind & Willow BLT Cheeseball and Appetizer Mix, available at Prairie Gardens & Jeffrey Alans • 1lb raw jalapenos • 8oz cream cheese • 1 & 1/2 lbs bacon

DIRECTIONS

Cut jalapenos in half, coring and removing the rips and seeds. Combine Cheeseball Mix, Topping packet and cream cheese; combine until smooth. Stuff each jalapeno half with cheese mixture (approximately one tablespoonful), then cover with the other jalapeno half. Wrap each stuffed jalapeno with bacon and secure with toothpick. Bake in the oven at 375 degrees until cheese is melted and bacon is crisp and brown. 

 

SWEET BBQ PULLED PORK SLIDERS

INGREDIENTS

1 Sweet Bar-B-Q Seasoning Package, available at Prairie Gardens & Jeffrey Alans • 1 3 pound pork roast/butt/shoulder • 1 cup water • small buns 

DIRECTIONS

Add pork to crock pot with BBQ seasoning package and cup of water. Cover with crock pot lid and cook approximately 4-6 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low or until meat easily shreds. Use forks to shred the pork and mix with sauce. Serve on small buns with slaw (optional).

SPICY GUACAMOLE

INGREDIENTS

1 Spicy Guacamole Seasoning Package, available at Prairie Gardens & Jeffrey Alans • your favorite guacamole recipe! 

DIRECTIONS

Sprinkle Spicy Guacamole Seasoning package into your favorite guacamole recipe and mix. 

Click for a guacamole recipe we love

 

Prairie Gardens & Jeffrey Alans

Visit the PG & JA Food Departments for soups, mixes, dips, sauces, seasonings and more from all the best brands! 

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