20 Easy Super Bowl Appetizers

Serving salsa on game day? Use a food thermometer to test meat and microwaved dishes on your menu to get rid of harmful germs. Super Bowl Sunday will be a long day of first downs and a long day of eating! Food safety is the winning play for your Super Bowl party. Utility navigation

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Mix browned ground turkey with salsa and serve on warm biscuits for a fresh take on a sloppy joe. Speedy Turkey Sloppy Joes. Simple yet satisfying, warm cheese quesadillas can be made in the broiler to cut down on hands-on time.

Close View all gallery. Close Share options Pinterest. Barbecue Chicken Nachos Give nachos a fun twist by topping with shredded rotisserie chicken, scallions, barbecue sauce, and melted Cheddar. Pigs in a Blanket Use frozen puff pastry to make these addictive crowd-pleasing snacks. Barbecue Meatball Sliders Toss the meatballs with barbecue sauce and top with a quick slaw for a tasty game-day appetizer.

Sausage Sliders With Spinach and Peppers These bite-size sandwiches are a fun take on sausage with onions and peppers. Mini Ranch Burgers Ranch dressing gives little burgers an unexpected zesty kick.

Spinach and Caramelized Onion Dip Caramelized onions add a sweet richness to this creamy spinach dip. Spiced Tortilla Crisps With Hummus For a change from the usual chips and salsa, serve homemade spiced tortilla chips with hummus.

Bean and Cheese Taquitos Crispy handheld tortillas filled with black beans and melted Cheddar will disappear in a flash. Pesto, Sausage, and Tomato Pizzas Top individual pizzas with store-bought pesto, fresh mozzarella, grape tomatoes, and Italian sausage for a more upscale version of takeout. Potato and Bacon Pizzas Thinly sliced potato, bacon, and Havarti cheese give this pie a hearty, meaty twist. Spiced Beef Empanadas With Lime Sour Cream A slightly tart creamy dip balances out handheld empanadas filled with a delicious mixture of ground beef, raisins, onion, and cinnamon.

Shredded Pork Tacos Cook the pork with oregano, cumin, garlic, cayenne, and onion to ensure the meat is extra delicious. Try this winning recipe for fresh salsa that uses fresh garlic and fresh lime juice. Nest the bowl in ice on the serving table or make sure you follow the two-hour rule. Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content. Get Email Updates To receive email updates about this page, enter your email address: Submit Button Past Emails.

Game Day Food Safety Tips. Recommend on Facebook Tweet Share Compartir. Follow these six tips to avoid food poisoning: Wash your hands with soap and running water for at least 20 seconds before preparing, eating, or handling food.

If you are cooking food, she said, be sure to check the final cooked temperature with a food thermometer. Color is never a reliable indicator of safety or doneness. Meat dishes should be cooked to the following temperatures:. Since Super Bowl parties tend to be all-day affairs, she stressed the importance of monitoring temperatures so that food is not sitting in the temperature danger zone 40 F to F for longer than two hours.

If they are not at proper temperatures and it has been less than two hours, then reheat or rechill, and if it's been more than two hours then discard. Also, have a serving utensil for each item and plenty of paper plates so everyone can use a clean plate when getting more food. After the game, the party may continue if your team was the winner, or it may come to an abrupt end if the score went the other way.

In either case, McDonald said, continue to keep food safety in mind as you take care of the leftovers:.