As we get ready to cheer on the Eagles or the Patriots (or, let’s be real for a minute here, the commercials), we’re talking Super Bowl FUN on the blog. If you’re in search of fun game time recipes that the kids can enjoy, too, this post is for you. Take a look…
Super Bowl Ideas for Kids: Fun Game Time Snack Ideas
Hey KC! It is almost GAME TIME! I for one am ready to see the crazy commercials and who ultimately comes out on top! Sadly, it won’t be my Cowboys lol (yes, I know…. how dare I?)
The Super Bowl is a pretty big deal for our family, especially the hubs! Not only is the Super Bowl fun for kids and my husband but it’s fun for me too! I get to show off a few cooking skills and enjoy all the foods I wouldn’t normally eat on any given evening.
So, before you start planning those fun Super Bowl ideas you have for the kids, making your grocery list or trying to decide who you want to root for, check out these easy recipes that are sure to keep the festivities going!
#1 Street Tacos
Okay, I actually could eat these EVERYDAY! My husband is the king when it comes to cooking chicken, so it’s only right we have chicken street tacos! These are so simple, Season your chicken any way you wish, if you are not sure what to use, just grab a simple taco seasoning packet from the store. Once you cook your chicken, lightly fry or heat your corn tortillas. Then, finely chop up white onions and cilantro for the top. Add your favorite salsa and a slice of lime and you are done! It is so simple! But be cautious, these can be addictive!
My sister-in-law has one of thee BEST queso recipes ever! And that means a lot when you have lived in the queso capital of the US lol. Here is her recipe!
- Queso ( jar or Velveeta)
- Heavy whipping cream
- 1 Poblano pepper chopped
- Ground beef 1lb
- Sausage 1lb
- Spinach 1-2 handfuls
- Green Chile rotel (# of cans depending on serving)
- 1 Onion minced
- ½ Garlic bulb – minced
- Salt and pepper
In a pan, saute minced onions and garlic in a little oil. Add beef and Sausage and season with salt and pepper. When halfway cooked, add chopped poblano pepper.
In separate pot, melt/heat cheese and stir in some heavy whipping cream to your desired thickness.
Then add your can of rotel , chopped spinach and the meat at the end!
#3 Boneless Wings
Take chicken breast (lbs depends on amount being served) and cut into equal chunks. You can either bake them or fry them. If frying, dip each piece into beaten egg and seasoned flour. Fry each piece until fully cooked. Once chicken is done frying, set on paper towels to soak up extra oil. In a separate pan, add wing sauce or any type of sauce you wish. Heat sauce up until it starts to bubble, then add the cooked chicken into the pan and stir. Make sure the chicken is evenly covered with sauce! Theses are a hit in our home!
#4 Buffalo Chicken Sliders
When making sliders, you never really can go wrong! One way to make some for a crowd quickly is by using rolls like Kings Hawaiian. Simply slice the entire package in half using a serrated knife. This keeps them all in tact and easier to assemble. First thin out chicken breast to about 1 inch thick. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder and cook in a pan. Then cut each breast into desired size for each slider. Place the bottom layer of bread in a cake pan, then add the cut chicken breast and buffalo sauce. Place the top layer of bread on top and brush with melted butter. Bake sliders in oven until rolls are golden brown. I add a little ranch on the side to dip!
#5 7 layer Dip
A dip is always a great, cheap crowd pleaser. There really are no requirements except that it has 7 layers lol. I tend to make a classic style 7 layer dip. In a 9×9 pan, I spread out 1 can of refried beans. Then on top of that, I spread sour cream, then a layer of shredded cheese, 1 layer of salsa, a layer of chopped tomatoes, jalapenos and onions and top it of with another layer of sour cream and shredded cheese. This dip is definitely enough for a crowd, just don’t forget the chips!
#6 Toasted Ravioli
Take frozen ravioli and thaw it out completely. In a separate bowl, fully beat an egg. In another bowl, combine bread crumbs, oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper and italian seasoning. Dip the thawed ravioli in the egg mixture then coat with the bread crumb mixture. Once ravioli is covered in bread crumbs fry in oil until golden brown! These are best when the raviolis are stuffed with yummy cheese!
Another easy and yummy Super Bowl treat is a good ol’ sub sandwich! You can purchase any long loaf of bread from your local grocery store. Slice the loaf lengthwise and load it up with your favorite deli meat, cheese, veggies and condiments! Try switching up the meat and cheese combos for a variety!
#9 Lasagna Cups
This recipe is a little more time-consuming but definitely a hit! Make your Super Bowl goers their own individual mini lasagna! This recipe actually does not use noodles but wonton wrappers! Cook your meat as you normally would for lasagna with sauce. In a lightly sprayed cupcake tin, place one wonton wrapper at the bottom of each cup. Add your meat sauce mixture, ricotta cheese and shredded cheese. Repeat one more time in each cup. Bake at 375 for about 10-12 minutes. These cups are so good! Plus, if you are wanting to enjoy all the Super Bowl goods but not stress about how much you are eating, these are perfect for portion control!
I hope you enjoyed these recipes! Let us know if you try any of them and what you thought about them! See y’all at Kick off!
From iFamily to Yours,