You Gotta See This

You Gotta See This

You Gotta See This

What an exciting time for football. And with the Super Bowl around the corner, you might as well make sure you have your appetizers and snacks in order. Whether you’re excited about the game, the insane commercials, or the halftime show, it’s certain that most people will be chowing down on apps.

Last year, a study found that appetizers make up most people’s diets on gameday. Interestingly, 70% of people skip the entrée and stick to appetizers on Super Bowl Sunday. This study also found that 41% say they tend to overeat.

Another study found that more than half of people look forward to game day parties because of the food. Also, highlighted is that 74% of people plan to make food at home. Meanwhile, 26% plan to order from restaurants. Either way, there will be food.

Game Day Crowd-Pleasers

Taste of Home compiled a list of what they consider to be the best of the best when it comes to apps. Their top five include an antipasto platter with meat and cheese cubes, pepper jelly hogs in a blanket, beef Wellington fried wontons, fruit charcuterie board, and ham and Swiss sliders.

There’s something for everyone from last-minute party throwers to ambitious hosts. If you’re looking for something quick chips and dip is a go. If you’re looking for something with a bit of pizazz, maybe try a quesadilla ring.

This year’s Super Bowl will be held on Sunday, Feb. 11. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. EST. Whether you’re tuning in for the game, watching for the commercials, or just want to see Usher’s halftime show, make sure you have your snacks ready to go.

There are many game day apps you can add to the menu, from wings, dips, and sliders, to desserts, and breads. Check out these appetizers that will make watching the game even more fun.

  • Chicken Wings

    Whether you’re going store-bought or homemade, chicken wings are a definite crowd pleaser. They’re easily customizable from a simple dry rub to a tossed-in sauce moment. And if you are trying to keep things somewhat on the healthier side, you can always bake your wings instead of frying them.

    A variety of flavors of jumbo chicken Wings and ranch

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  • Nachos

    Nachos are a game-day favorite for many. You can go all out with toppings or keep it simple if you need to make something quick. The main ingredients include tortilla chips, cheese, and toppings. These toppings can be meat, tomatoes, black olives, black beans, corn, onions, among others.

    Homemade Loaded Sheet Pan Nachos with Cilantro Lime Tomato and Onion

    bhofack2/ Getty Images

  • Buffalo Chicken Dip

    Buffalo chicken dip features chicken mixed with your favorite buffalo sauce and cream cheese. If don’t feel like cooking the chicken, you can always grab a rotisserie chicken. It can be paired with tortilla chips, crackers, or toasted baguette slices.

    Buffalo chicken dip served with chips and fresh vegetables

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  • Loaded Potato Skins

    These are a budget-friendly option that can be made with ingredients that you probably already have on hand. It’s a more effortless appetizer made with the crispy skins of a baked potato filled with bacon, cheese, sour cream, and chives. To make it more of an appetizer, you can opt for smaller potatoes.

    Delicious homemade potato skins with melted cheese, bacon, green onions and sour cream."n

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  • Man 'n' Cheese Bites

    This appetizer is like a miniature bite of comfort food. They’re creamy balls of mac and cheese that are crispy on the outside and cheesy on the inside. And they are made with a few ingredients including pasta, cheese, milk, flour, eggs, panko, and seasonings.

    Fried Mac and Cheese Bites with Dipping Sauce

    bhofack2/ Getty Images

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