Simple Snacks for Superbowl Sunday

Today is Superbowl Sunday! Here in the Netherlands it’s no biggie, they don’t even broadcast it. Nonetheless I try to watch it every year via live streaming. Not because I’m such a huge NFL fan, but because of the entertainment value and my connection with American culture. I’ve made a few simple yet scrumptious snacks to prepare for the big game. Of course all these snacks can be eaten at any game night or house party with friends or on a regular weekend night while watching a movie. This blog post is not so much about sharing recipes, but more about sharing simple snack ideas to set the mood and inspire you to create your own. On Martha Stewart’s website there are hundreds of recipes to browse and choose from. Having said that, a game night isn’t complete without chicken wings, nachos, dips, and something high in carbs to fill those stomachs.

I’ve made ground beef and Mexican beans nachos, oven roasted crispy chicken wings, macaroni and cheese muffins, roasted rosemary and chili salted almonds, and spinach dip. (For the recipes of the mac and cheese muffins, spinach dip and rosemary and chili salted almonds scroll down)

Super Bowl Snacks


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Recipe for macaroni and cheese muffins

  • a box of Kraft mac and cheese
  • grated cheese
  • an egg
  • breadcrumbs

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius

Make the macaroni and cheese by following the directions on the box

Then stir in the egg, and grated cheese according to taste, this will make it stick together

Spoon the mac and cheese in muffin cups

top the muffins with 1/2 teaspoon of breadcrumbs and 1 tsp of grated cheese

Put in the oven until golden brown (about 15-20 min)

Recipe Rosemary and Chili salted almonds (from Cook in Boots by Ravinder Bhogal)

  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • 1,5 tbsp freshly chopped rosemary
  • 0,5 tsp chili flakes
  • 20 gr unsalted butter
  • 300 gr almonds

Preheat oven on 190°C. Grind the slat, chili and rosemary with a mortar. Melt the butter in an oven tray and scoop the almonds until covered with butter. Put the rosemary-salt mixture in and scoop again until completely covered. Roast in the oven for 15-20 minutes

Recipe for Spinach dip

  • 300 gr finely chopped and cooked spinach
  • 125 gr sour cream
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp Chinese fried rice spices (bumbu nasi)
  • 50 gr Philadelphia (cream cheese)
  • 1 tbsp water chestnuts

Bake the spinach with the garlic. Add the other ingredients and mix until you have a smooth and creamy dip. Cool in refrigerator for a few hours.

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