Superbowl Recipe Roundup

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. We don’t do sports. Mr. Bundt gets really excited over the Tour de France, but that’s the only thing we (and by we, I mean he) follow. That’s not to say that we don’t ever watch a game. But let’s be honest, the most exciting part is the commercials and the food. I haven’t made a commercial, but I do have ten great recipes you can use to spice up your Super Bowl feast. I’m not recommending that you serve ALL of these at one time, but if you need something new for your buffet, give one of these a try!

Fried Cheesy Jalapeño Poppers

Holy mother! When I saw these on A Cozy Kitchen I knew we had to have these! Mr. Bundt is a pepper junkie and you will be too!

Photo courtesy of A Cozy Kitchen

Pepperoni Cheese Stick Roll Ups

These Pepperoni Cheese Stick Roll Ups from The Girl Who Ate Everything look so yummy! And they’re so easy! All you have to do is assemble.

Photo courtesy of The Girl Who Ate Everything

Queso Dip

This yummy queso dip from Two Peas & Their Pod only takes 10 minutes to make!

Photo courtesy of Two Peas & Their Pod

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sliders

My Recipes is one of my favorite places to find inspiration. The site stores recipes from lots of my favorite magazines, including Southern Living and Cooking Light. Serve these right out of the crock pot with pickles and slider sized buns. Can’t find tiny buns? Use small dinner rolls or cut regular hamburger buns in quarters.

Photo: John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

Personal Seven Layer Dips

These personal dips from Savory Sweet Life are so adorable that you just have to serve them! Plus, it keeps the boys from making a dippy mess all over your sofa and prevents the unsavory double dip.

Photo courtesy of Savory Sweet Life

Creamy Chicken Taquitos

These little taquitos from Annie’s Eats look so yummy and way better than anything you get from a box!

Photo courtesy of Annie's Eats

Crunchy Oven-Fried Cheese Ravioli

Mr. Bundt is a friend cheese junkie. So, as soon as I saw these on How Sweet It Is I knew I had to make them! Hopefully the fact that they’re not fried will make them a little bit healthier.

Photo courtesy of How Sweet It Is

Bite-sized Bake Brie

This one’s for the ladiezzzz. Don’t be intimidated by the fact that these are on sticks. You don’t have to put them on sticks. Really. And, if you’re thinking, wow, she’s a little heavy on the cheese here, um, yeah, I am. So what? I told you not to make them all at once.

These awesome little heavenly brie bites are from Joy the Baker. Who is also awesome. Just like me. And these brie bites.

Photo courtesy of Joy the Baker

Guacamole

I. love. guacamole. But don’t be like me, hoarding Costco sized containers from Wholly Guacamole. Make this. With real avocados. Like Crystal from A Pumpkin & A Princess.

Photo courtesy of A Pumpkin & A Princess

Smoky Black Bean Dip

This recipe for Smoky Black Bean Dip comes from Beggar’s Banquet, a local catering company and shop in Orange, Va. It’s a nice change from the usual hummus and, if you don’t feel like doing the individual Seven Layer Dips you can serve this in a nice bowl with similar chips. It can als be made vegan by leaving out the sour cream or yogurt.

Smoky Black Bean Dip

1 19.75-oz can black beans, drained & rinsed
2 large garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
2 Tbsp. low- or nonfat sour cream or yogurt
1-2 chipotle chiles in adobo, coarsely chopped [amount depends on heat preference]
1 tsp. ground cumin
½ tsp. red chili powder
½ tsp. smoked paprika
salt and freshly ground pepper
2 Tbsp.coarsely chopped red onion
½ cup loosely packed fresh cilantro [leaves & stems]
2 roma tomatoes, seeded and diced

In a food processor, combine ingredients: black beans through paprika. Process until smooth. Taste for seasoning, add salt & pepper to taste. If you prefer a thinner dip, continue processing and add water 1 Tbsp. at a time until desired consistency is reached. Stir in red onion, fresh cilantro, and diced tomatoes. Transfer to a serving bowl, garnish with more chopped cilantro if desired, and serve with homemade chips and/or crudités.

So, there you have it. Ten things I’d LOVE to eat if I watched the Super Bowl. I know lots of you are football junkies. What do you like to serve when you watch the game?

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