I love do a bunch of super bowl appetizers, but in the end I have leftovers. Leftovers that I personally don’t want to eat. Super Bowl appetizers should quick and easy to eat or pick at and have a bit of indulgence. I came up with the perfect app for both adults AND kids. Admittedly there are a few steps, but so worth it!
Pigs in a blankets | Super Bowl Appetizers
You have two choices. Homemade, or store bought. If going store bought, then I recommend Trader Joe’s frozen party pups. Otherwise all you need is a can of biscuits from the refrigerated aisle and cocktail franks.
- cut the biscuits in half using kitchen shears
- wrap the half of biscuit around the cocktail frank, pinch together the ends
- place upside down on a baking sheet
- bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes or until desired browness
Notes- If you did not pinch the ends together then you will end up with a biscuit on top of a frank. You can also choose to cut the biscuit dough into quarters and stretch it around if you want less “blanket”.
Sliders | Super Bowl Appetizers
These sliders are the adult version and delicious. It’s the crunch of the hearty french bread that makes them so delicious.
make the sliders
- season ground beef with salt, pepper, parmesan cheese, onion powder and anything else you prefer.
- Roll into 1-2 inch balls
- Grill them on a grill pan, or take out your panini press and do a dozen at a time. You want to make sure that you leave a touch of pink in the center so when you bite into them all their juices come out.
- Put them aside on a plate
- place melty cheese (we use go ole’ Kraft singles) on each one
- cut a French baguette on a diagonal, creating 1/2-1 inch slices
- place all the bread on a baking sheet or parchment paper
- oil the bread well by either using a spray or brushing oil into the bread (we use EVOO)
- Lightly sprinkle salt all over (sea salt is best in my opinion_
- either bake at 400 degrees until light golden brown, or put them on a CLEAN panini/grill press until light golden brown
Now assemble the sliders together while the bread is HOT so the cheese just melts everywhere. Give them a good press.
Serve | Super Bowl Appetizers
I like to put my sliders and dogs on a chips plate with ketchup in the middle for the kiddos. For adults you can put them on separate platters or together, and offer a specialty mustard, such as a STONE IPA brown mustard, STONEWALL KITCHEN sriracha aioli or other mayo based dip, and of course queso.
Serve with chips and other sides such as baked beans, or mini pickles. BOOM! No leftovers!
Alternatives | Super Bowl Appetizers
To add more to the spread without making something entirely different, you can easily make a plate of grilled cheese using the same bread and cheese. Just add a bit more cheese so it oozes, and add some bacon strips to give it a different vibe.
You can serve tortilla chips and guacamole as a side, and then make a quick avocado toast to serve with extra bread.
If you have leftover or extra biscuit dough, you can make mini biscuits and serve with gravy.
Instead of pigs in a blanket, you can wrap the cocktail franks in bacon and roast in oven till desired crispness. Marinading the franks first in brown sugar, bbq, ketchup and bourbon can add even more flavor!
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