Only a little over a week until Super Bowl XLVIII, which means it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll be serving a week from Sunday. Even if you don’t do the whole football thing, throwing a Super Bowl party is a great way to reconnect and have a little fun with family and friends.
No Super Bowl party is complete without tons of great snacks and drinks, though, and stocking up for game day can get expensive.
Here are some ideas for cheap Super Bowl snacks for next week.
A pound or two of hamburg can go a long way if you’re making meatballs. Mix ground beef, bread crumbs, chopped onion, spices, and a couple eggs well, and form small balls with the mixture. Place the meatballs on a cookie sheet with raised sides and bake until cooked through. To dress up the meatballs, you can simmer them in spaghetti sauce or cover them with BBQ sauce. You can serve the meatballs with rolls for meatball sandwiches, or just stick some toothpicks in them for finger foods.
‘Round these parts, it’s not a party unless there’re deviled eggs. Fortunately, deviled eggs can also be used as cheap Super Bowl snacks. A dozen eggs makes 24 deviled eggs, and it only takes a few other inexpensive ingredients to make a batch. After hard boiling the eggs, split them in half lengthwise and scoop out the yolk. Mash the yolk with some mayo or salad dressing. For a little extra flavor, you can also add ingredients like relish, celery, olives, tobasco sauce, horseradish, shredded cheese, mustard, or ranch dressing. Sprinkle a little parsley and paprika on top and you’re good to go!
Theses are some of my favorite cheap Super Bowl snacks, especially since they’re so easy to make. Just add some shredded cheese to one half of a flour tortilla, fold the tortilla in a pan, and fry it on both sides until it’s golden brown and the cheese is melted. Slice into wedges after it’s cooled a little. You can add other fillings besides cheese too. Try onions and peppers, pepperoni, chicken, or taco meat.
Frozen pizzas are typically much more cheaper than ordering out. If you have coupons, you might be able to pick up some pizzas for super cheap. Just keep an eye out for sales on frozen pizzas. There are usually a lot of them the week before the Super Bowl.
Chips and cheese dip can still be cheap Super Bowls snacks. You can make an easy and super tasty cheese dip by throwing chunks of Velveeta into a slow cooker on low with a little butter and milk. Make sure you stir it occasionally so it doesn’t burn. You can also add shredded chicken, taco meat, or jalepenos for extra flavor.
Simple pork sliders make tasty and cheap Super Bowl snacks, and they’re simple to make. Put a cheap cut of pork, like a pork shoulder roast, into a slow cooker with a little water or soda, and cook on low for several hours or overnight. When the pork is tender and falling apart, remove it from the slow cooker and shred it with two forks. Return the shredded pork to the slow cooker and add your favorite BBQ sauce and spices. You can serve the pork with some coleslaw and cheap frozen yeast rolls. (You might want to bake them first…)
What are your favorite cheap Super Bowl snacks?