You probably don’t want to read a post full of Superbowl game-watching recipes right now. You’re probably regretting what you ate yesterday and back to eating healthy, but I still wanted to share what we ate for the big game!! Sometimes “junk” food is simply necessary.
The Superbowl is one of the major holidays in my husband’s opinion. I asked him what he’d like to have, because it’s so much more his thing than mine. He requested nachos and wings. Don’t get me wrong, though, I love any special occasion! This year I made a Superbowl-themed breakfast, along with appetizers to eat during the game. My mom and brother made half of the appetizers, too! We spent the afternoon and night at my parents’ new house, watching the game with them and my brother. They have a perfect game-watching house, and we enjoyed spending the day with them!
- Football Bacon, Egg & Cheese Sandwiches
- Nutella Crescents (recipe found here, I added the colorful sprinkles)
- Blackberry & Green Grape Skewers (Seattle Seahawks colors)
- Tangerine & Blueberry Skewers (Denver Broncos colors)
- Fruit Dip with Sprinkles (8 oz cream cheese, softened; 1 jar marshmallow fluff, juice 1/2 tangerine – combine together with a mixer)
Superbowl Party Food:
- BBQ Wings (sauce of Texas Pete, butter, lemon juice – our family favorite)
- Grilled Shrimp Skewers
- “Wedge” Chopped Salad (all the ingredients of a traditional wedge salad, chopped up)
- Skillet Nachos (recipe details below)
- Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Tortilla chips (I used about 2/3 of a bag)
- About 2 1/2 cups grated cheddar and white cheddar
- 1/2-1 lb ground turkey
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 red bell pepper, very small dice
- 1/4 sweet onion, very small dice
- 1/2 jalapeño, very small dice
- 2 Tbsp taco seasoning (homemade recipe below)
- 1/4 cup water
- Garlic cream sauce from Tasty Kitchen
- Tomato, chopped small
- Black olives, sliced
- Romaine or iceberg lettuce, chopped
- Avocado, chopped
- Cilantro, chopped
- Sour cream
Prepare the ground turkey first. To do this, sauté the peppers and onion in a little olive oil until soft. Add the ground turkey and break up while cooking. Once cooked, add the water and taco seasoning and cook for a couple minutes. Set aside.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Very lightly grease a cast iron skillet. Place one layer of tortilla chips in the skillet, followed by half the cream sauce, half the ground turkey/pepper mix, half the cheese, half the tomatoes and olives. Place another layer of tortilla chips and repeat the process. Bake for 30 minutes. Before serving top with lettuce, avocado, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime juice. Serve with sour cream and salsa.
I will definitely make these again! They were a great twist on how we typically make nachos. Enjoy!
- 1 Tbsp chili powder
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper