Game Day Snacks

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stadiumGame Day Snacks for the Entire Family!

Whether it's the Super bowl, the NCAA Championships or a school sporting event, serving fun food always brings on the smiles. A buffet style menu is easy, and with the recipes below there will be something for everyone.

Bring out the platters, and cut the food into smaller servings, which works well for the kids. Adults can fill their plate with several of the choices.

In addition to the food below, put out a tray of cubed cheese, pickles, olives and peppers. Ask guests to bring desserts, or bake up a batch of brownies and cookies for sweet treats.

Serve iced tea and lemonade or your favorite beverages. A vegetable tray with a simple dip is always popular and will also go well with the sandwiches.

 

Italian Meatball Sandwichesmeatball

Ingredients:

1 pound ground round or chuck beef

1/2 pound hot Italian sausage

1/2 fresh bread crumbs

1 tsp. Italian seasonings

1/2 tsp. salt

1 clove minced garlic

8 ounces shredded Mozzarella cheese

(Or Provolone)

1 cup Marinara or Pizza sauce

Optional:

Mushrooms

Olives

Red onion, sliced thin

Submarine or Hoagie style buns

 

Combine the ground meat, bread crumbs, seasonings and garlic. Shape into 1 1/2 inch meatballs. Place into a baking pan sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 400 degrees F. until no longer pink, about 20-25 minutes. Turn the meatballs about halfway through the cooking.

 

To make sandwiches, place the meatballs on one side of the bun. I tear out a little bit of the bread to allow more space for the meatballs. Drizzle with pizza sauce, top with a sprinkling of cheese, and whatever optional toppings are desired. If serving buffet style with the other recipes, cut into three sections and hold with toothpicks. Place the smaller sandwiches on a platter.

 

Easy Pizza Pockets

Ingredients:

1/2 pound pork sausage

1 cup pizza sauce

2 tubes crescent roll dough

1 cup or more shredded Mozzarella cheese

15-20 slices pepperoni and/or diced ham

Shredded Parmesan cheese

Melted butter, or olive oil

Optional:

Mushrooms

Sautéed mushrooms

Sautéed green pepper

Crumbled cooked bacon

 

Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Brown the sausage, breaking up as it cooks, until it's no longer pink and browned nicely. Drain fat. Roll out the dough, ignoring the breaks made for the rolls. Cut into squares. On each square, spread sauce, top with meats, any vegetables and some Mozzarella. Don't put too many ingredients on each square because it will need to be folded over, and the edges pinched to close the "pocket". Brush the top with a little butter or olive oil, sprinkle with Parmesan. Place on a greased or sprayed cookie sheet, and bake for ten minutes or until browned lightly.

 

Notes: Regular tubed biscuit dough can be used as well. Flatten each biscuit gently, place on the ingredients, and fold over the circle, sealing by pinching the edges.

 

Caesar Wraps

Ingredients:

6 flour tortillas, burrito sized

1/2 pounds shaved deli ham, turkey or chicken

4 cups shredded romaine lettuce

2 cups diced tomatoes

1/2 cup creamy Caesar salad dressing

1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

 

Lay out a tortilla, spread with some of the dressing in the middle of the tortilla. Lay on one layer of meat, then sprinkle with lettuce, tomato and Parmesan cheese. Roll up tightly as you would a burrito. Cut into three sections, fastening each part with a toothpick. Place on a platter to serve.

 

Notes: Feta cheese is really nice with this wrap too.

 

Oh, and enjoy the game!

 

About The Author

Brenda Hyde is a freelance writer living on ten acres in rural Michigan with her husband and three kids. She is a mom, grandma, gardener, cook and writer. She blogs on all of these topics at Harvestmoongazette.blogspot.com.

 
 

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