3 Last-Minute Game Day Appetizers
There's nothing like relaxing with a bowl of good ol' chips while watching the big game. But you've just been invited to a football party, or you've decided to throw one yourself. Either way, you need some last-minute appetizers to keep everyone's energy up during the game. Try these foolproof appetizers that'll have your guests thinking you've been prepping for days.
Grab a tube of pizza crust, and roll it out on a floured surface. Use the rim of a glass to cut out 12 circles. Put each circle of dough into a muffin pan opening, and make sure you manipulate the dough to cover the sides of each opening. Sprinkle in mozzarella cheese and toppings such as pepperoni, cooked sausage or bacon, black olive bits, and fresh vegetable bits, and then top with a dollop of pizza sauce. Season to taste. Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for up to 20 minutes until cheese bubbles and crust browns.
Creamy Chicken Party Ring:
Open two packages of pizza dough, cut them into pieces, and roll each into 2-inch balls. Put dough balls in a large bowl. Mix in 2 cups of shredded rotisserie chicken, 1 cup cooked and chopped bacon, 2 cups of whole milk mozzarella cheese, 1 cup grated parmesan cheese, pepper, salt and garlic powder to taste, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and 1 cup bottled alfredo sauce. Scoop mixture out and place into greased fluted tube pan. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes until golden brown. Turn pan upside down, and jiggle the ring out onto a plate. Place a small bowl of heated alfredo sauce into the middle of the ring, cut slices and serve hot.
To make the balls, mash 6 large cooked and peeled white potatoes in a bowl. Mix in 1 chopped yellow onion, 1 cup of seasoned breadcrumbs, 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon cumin. After combining well, form small balls out of the mixture. Separately, mix a tablespoon of flour with a few drops of water. Dip balls in flour water then into remaining breadcrumbs. (If you want a kick, add red pepper flakes to breadcrumbs.) Cook through in a pan with hot oil. Put toothpicks into each ball for easy dipping into a hot marinara sauce.