I think everyone can agree that the best part of the Super Bowl (besides the commercials) is the food. No matter who you root for, how much you care about football, or how much you pay attention to the commercials, the best part of the Super Bowl is gathering with friends and eating food knowing calories don’t count on Super Bowl Sunday.
Whether you are a great cook who has been prepping your recipes since last year, or never spend more than 5 minutes in the kitchen, you can’t go wrong with these Super Bowl snack ideas to bring deliciousness to your otherwise stressful Sunday.
Trader Joe’s is known for their frozen foods and appetizers because they are so easy, cheap and unbelievably delicious. Here is our list of the must get’s that will make you the real MVP of the Super Bowl without breaking the bank.
1. Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Dip
There is nothing that screams Super Bowl more than spinach and artichoke dip. Trader Joe’s creamy Spinach artichoke dip is just $2.69. It combines the perfect combination of both creamy and chunky. Spinach artichoke dip is a crowd pleaser. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to buy one per person.
2. Mac & Cheese Bites
For some reason, the Super Bowl makes you want creamy, carb-loaded, tasty foods. In my opinion, the best comfort food in any situation is Mac & Cheese. And take that and fry it and you are in for carbalicious heaven. Trader Joe’s does it for you. 10 fried Mac & Cheese bites for just $3.49!
3. Spinach & Kale Greek Yogurt Dip
Or as Trader Joe calls it, Reduced Guilt Spinach & Kale Greek Yogurt Dip. Perfect for any type of dipping weather its veggies of any kind or my personal favorite, Savory Thin Mini Crackers. Take a spinach and artichoke dip, eat it cold, make it healthy and you’ve got the $3.99 Spinach & Kale Greek Yogurt Dip.
4. Oven Baked Cheese Bites
I promise you, it is the best, tastiest, most mouth watering, melt in your mouth, delicious bite of cheesy goodness. Sold yet? These aren’t artificially cheese flavored, or cheese covered puffs, these are literally bite sized cheese bites. $2.49 for the pouch? Buy a few bags. Put them in a bowl, they will be gone before the first quarter.
5. Mini Cheese Crepes
Heat up this treat and each bite is satisfied by a silky smooth crepe filled with oozing melted Swiss cheese. Nothing fancy, just pop them in the microwave or toaster and you’ve got fancy french crepes. Can’t go wrong with the price, might as well give them a try!
6. Spinach & Kale Bites
Feeling healthy? Take off the puffs and pastries and go for the Spinach & Kale bites. For $3.99 you get 10 bites that are actually delicious. No guilt with this appetizer, unless it’s paired with other delectable treats.
7. Hot and Spicy Chicken Wings
You can’t get away with a Super Bowl party without chicken wings! Sure you can order in or pick up from a restaurant, but I am pretty sure you can’t get away with delicious chicken wings for $5.99. Buy some celery, ranch or bleu cheese dressing to go along and you’ve got yourself chicken wings for the Super Bowl.
8. Puff Dogs or Pastry Pups
Not feeling chicken this Super Bowl? You can not go wrong with pigs in a blanket – or Trader Joe’s Puff Dogs or Parmesan Pastry Pups. Both give you uncured beef hot dogs, wrapped in flakey puff pastry’s. Just pick the way you like it wrapped and you’re good to go. If you’re a ‘more the merrier’ kind of person, go for the 14 pastry pups for $4.49. If you’re a ‘quality over quantity’ kind of person, go for the Puff Dogs for $6.49.
It’s the fourth quarter, all of the delicious food was eaten at half time, but you still have 12+ more minutes to go. Solution: Mochi. Mochi is a great group dessert, because they don’t melt away when plated and you don’t have to do scooping or baking. I like to believe that Trader Joe’s was the originator of the Mochi trend. Four delicious flavors. Ready to eat. Just $3.49 per flavor!
See you at Trader Joe’s!