How to feast on Superbowl Sunday

Hosting a Super Bowl party doesn’t have to mean greasy, overpriced food. Why order when you can make your own? Stay away from the take-out menus and turn to these easy recipes to impress all of your guests. Broadcasting begins at 6 p.m. and kickoff is going to be about 30 minutes later, so be sure to start these recipes by 5 p.m. at the latest!

Playbook Pizza

Makes one pizza.

Ingredients:

– 1 bag of pizza dough, room temperature

– 2 tbsp olive oil

– 1 6 oz. bag of baby spinach

– 5 medium mushrooms

– 1 onion

– Salt and pepper

– 1/3 cup tomato sauce

– 1 cup shredded mozzarella

– Pam Spray or 1 tsp olive oil

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Slice onions into slivers, dice mushrooms into slices, and combine into pan. Add 2 tbsp olive oil. Cook for 6 minutes and add spinach. Sautee for an additional four minutes, stirring occasionally. Put aside.

3. Spray baking sheet with Pam Spray or spread 1 tsp of olive oil. Shape dough and place on baking sheet.

4. Bake pizza dough for 8 minutes. This allows the crust to pre-cook.

5. Take pizza out of the oven, leaving the oven on. Spread tomato sauce over the dough, making sure to leave enough room for the crust. Add cheese, followed by spinach, mushroom, and onion mix.

6. Put back in the oven for additional 10 minutes, taking out when the crust is lightly golden. Cool for 5 minutes and serve.


Touchdown Tacos

Serves four.

Ingredients:

– 1 tbsp olive oil

– 1 pound ground beef

– 1 packet taco seasoning mix (such as Old El Paso)

– 2 heads of garlic (optional)

– Flour or corn tortillas

Condiments:

– 1 tomato

– 1 avocado

– 1 onion

– 8 oz. of sour cream

– 1-2 cups grated cheese (cheddar, Mexican mix, or pepper jack are best)

– Salt and pepper

1. Heat oil in pan, for 1 to 2 minutes.

2. Add meat and seasoning packet. For extra flavoring, add two heads of garlic.

3. Cook meat mixture for 5 minutes on high, or until completely brown. Take out garlic at this time and discard.

4. Meanwhile, dice tomato by cutting into rounds and then cut rounds into cubes. Place in small serving bowl. Dice onion into small pieces and place into small serving bowl.

5. Halve avocado and take out pit. Scoop out the avocado from its skin and place in bowl. Add 1 tbsp sour cream, 2 tbsp of your cut tomato, and 1 tbsp of your diced onion. Combine all together, and add salt and pepper to taste.

6. Place cheese in serving bowl and set aside.

7. The easiest way to assemble tacos is to have each guest assemble their own, so set up a taco-making station for easy access.

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