Let the quarterbacks do all the hard work on Sunday.

By Kirsten Nunez
February 01, 2021
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With Super Bowl season officially upon us, it's time to start thinking about snacks, appetizers, and maybe even football. And while big parties may be on pause this year, you can still enjoy an ace Game Day spread by simply raiding your pantry. Whether you're hosting a Zoom party or hanging with your household, these 6 pantry-friendly snacks will score big on Super Bowl Sunday.  

Bean Dip

Is it even really Game Day without a dip? To make an instant party dip, blend canned beans with spices and olive oil in a food processor. Serve this bean dip with crackers, pretzels, or those veggies in the fridge you almost forgot about.

Homemade Potato Chips

If you've got potatoes sitting in the pantry, try your hand at homemade potato chips. Make BBQ potato chips with your go-to rub or sour cream and onion potato chips with dry dressing mix.

Superbowl Snacks
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Seasoned Popcorn

Drizzle olive oil or melted butter on popcorn, then mix in your favorite dried herbs and spices. But don't be afraid to think outside of the (popcorn) box; try cocoa powder for chocolate popcorn or Ranch dressing mix for Ranch popcorn.

Olive Skewers

Stick toothpicks into pitted olives—from a can or jar—along with dried cranberries or sundried tomatoes. Love umami flavors? Treat your taste buds with a batch of olive and anchovy skewers. Add a chunk of cheese or deli meat if you have them on hand.

Trail Mix

Give your pantry a complete clean-out with homemade trail mix. Combine your favorite dry ingredients—like nuts, seeds, dried fruit, coconut flakes, and chocolate chips—and enjoy by the handful.

Mini Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches

Honestly, you can't go wrong with the classic combo of peanut butter and jelly. Spread both ingredients between crackers (or cookies) for instant mini sandwiches. No PB&J? Any nut butter or jam is fair game.