Guest blog post by Amanda Moore
It is that time of year again! Super Bowl is almost upon us. No matter where you are located, there are bound to be many things to do with awesome deals for the whole group! However, if you aren’t up for hanging out with the crowd this Super Bowl Sunday, you can always watch the game from the comfort of your own home. You can make some good food and your kids can help! Here is a list of kid-friendly Super Bowl recipes your kids will love to help with.
These sandwich rolls are a easy to prepare, can be made ahead of time and overall a healthy alternative to most game day snacks. To make these sandwich roll-ups start by simply laying out the sandwich wraps and help the kids arrange the meats, cheese, dressings, and lettuce on top. Once all the toppings are laid out begin to roll! You can let your kids roll them on their own or guide them along the way. End with cutting them into bite sized pieces and stack them onto a serving try or container.
Tater Tot Nachos
Tater tot nachos are always a family favorite. This dish is perfect for the family who can’t decide between nachos or loaded potato skins (and don’t want to make both). To make the preparation easier day off you can pre-chop the bacon and green onions. Once the tots are cooked, it’s time for your kids go to town loading them up with cheese, bacon, green onions, diced tomatoes, and sour cream. You can also add your own spice to this recipe and your own favorite toppings.
If you want to score big for the Super Bowl try making the touchdown brownies recipe. You don’t need much to make these tasty treats. Just your favorite box of brownie mix, some icing, and a football-shaped cookie cutter. Bake the brownies according to the directions on the box, but once they are completely cooled use the cookie cutter to get them into the football shape. Then, using the white icing, enlist your kids to draw the “football laces” on the treats. Your kids will have a blast getting artsy with the icing.
Fruit dip and fruit skewers
If you want something sweet but a little healthier than that brownie option, the fruit dip is the recipe for you! It is made with cream cheese and marshmallow creme making it oh-so-decadent and a total crowd pleaser. Chop up some fruit (grapes, strawberries, apples, and melons are great options) and let the kids arrange them on skewers. They can put them in any paten they would like or even do a full rainbow. It is fun and delicious.
Mac ‘n’ Cheese Bites
Mac ‘n’ cheese bits are perfect for the Super Bowl because they aren’t too messy to eat in front of the T.V. Making these mac ‘n’ cheese bites starts like most macaroni and cheese recipes, but instead of finishing it in the oven in a casserole dish, you portion the macaroni out into a muffin tray. Let the kids help out by mixing the noodles with the roux and then supervise them as they scoop spoonful’s of macaroni into the muffin tray.
7-Layer dip is seven layers of greatness. It’s an easy and tasty dish and because there’s no cooking involved, it’s a great recipe for making with the kids. Using this easy no-cook 7 layer taco dip recipe, the kids can help you assemble the various layers. Portion it how you prefer and don’t be afraid to add some extra guacamole.
Pepperoni and String Cheese Roll-ups
This simple recipe for pepperoni and cheese roll-ups only requires four ingredients. You will start with crescent rolls and add the shredded mozzarella cheese or string cheese, pepperoni, and pizza sauce. Since this recipe is less about cooking and more about assembling, it’s a great recipe for kids to help with. Let your little ones help by assembling the pepperoni on the dough and then rolling it up with the cheese. Add some sauce on the side for dipping.
Hawaiian Ham and Swiss Sliders
If your family is probably already a fan of the famous Hawaiian Rolls, they will love these sliders. It’s a lot like the classic ham and cheese sandwich but with more flavors. These ham and cheese sliders are baked inside King’s Hawaiian bread rolls and then topped with a mustard dressing and put back in the oven for a bit to get everything warm and cheese. Making traditional sliders is an involved process, but this one-dish treat is quick and easy. Your kids can help with assembling and love topping them off with the mustard dressing.