Need to fuel a super bowl party? Or maybe you’re lucky enough to be at the big game and needs some snacks for your tailgate. Use our selection of Trader Joe’s foods to make it happen.
Super Bowl parties are always a major event that require tons and tons of food. In the past, a platter filled with nachos and tiny cocktail weenies was enough. These days? Not so much. You need to put together a veritable feast for that watch party.
The question we’re all facing is, how do you get that perfect Super Bowl spread without spending a fortune? In comes Trader Joe’s with some of the best picks on the market today.
Spicy and Salty Nuts and Chips
1.Chile and Garlic Cashews
Trader Joe’s knows how to make people nuts about nuts. These spicy-savory cashews are perfect for munching away as you make bets with your buds.
2.Buffalo-Style Seasoned Almonds
While chili is pretty traditional for Super Bowl season, it’s hard to ignore the pull of Buffalo sauce. These seasoned almonds offer up a vegetarian-friendly way to get that spicy pop of flavor on your mouth.
3.Organic Elote Corn Chip Dippers
Is it even a party without having chips? We think not. If you’ve ever had Mexican street corn, Trader Joe’s took the elote flavor and packed it into a dippable, scoopable chip. These corn chips are crunchy, munchy, and have a perfect shape for dipping in to the sauce of your choosing. Salsa or Guac anyone? Or dare I suggest some unexpected cheddar.
4.Organic Cacio e Pepe Puffs
Are you looking for a way to add a bougie twist to your menu? Trader Joe’s Cacio e Pepe Puffs are a great way to blend the low-brow fun of cheese puffs with upscale flavors like cheddar and Romano cheese.
5.Fancy Cheese Crunchies
If cheese puffs aren’t your shtick but you still want to get something cheesy and crunchy, check out these impeccable cheese straws. They go really well with homemade French Onion Dip. It’s like an upgrade on fries.
6.Sour Cream & Onion Flavored Rings
Sour cream and onion are a match made in Super Bowl heaven. Unfortunately, the potato chip pairing is getting a bit played out. These delicious rings offer the same zesty taste with an extra airy texture. They’re also gluten free, baked and made of lentil and rice which means you can feel good while satisfying your craving.
Dips, Cheese and Bread
7.Pimento Cheese Dip
A classic dip by anyone’s standards, Pimento Cheese Dip is spicy and tangy yet creamy. We love it with pretzels!
8.Buffalo Chicken Dip
If you want to add a creamy take on Buffalo wings, you might want to check out Trader Joe’s rendition of Buffalo Chicken Dip. It works beautifully on wings, fries, veggies and chips.
9.Creamy Cauliflower Jalapeno Dip
It’s never a party without adequate dips. Trader Joe’s does it up with a spicy, creamy dip that can be slathered on anything. For a twist, try it baked with some sliced bread. At only 40 calories per serving (2 tbsp) we bet you’ll be surprised at how rich and creamy this tastes.
10.Pizza Bread Cheese
No, it’s not bread. It’s a cheese that tastes and feels just like pizza bread. Zap it in the microwave for 30 seconds or pan saute it to get a golden brown coating. Then top it with marinara, or just grab a slice on its own. Either way, it’s a winner…just like your favorite team!
11.Cheddar Jalapeno Pull-Apart Bread
Bread is always going to be a winning dish to feature at Super Bowl Sunday parties, especially if it has a spicy kick. This easy pull-apart bread tastes homemade, but remains effortless as can be. Heat it for a few minutes and you’ll get insta worthy cheese pull pics.
Appetizers and Finger Foods
12.Pastry Bites Feta & Caramelized Onion
Super Bowl parties don’t always have to go the casual route. If you want to add a little more sophisticated pizzaz to your menu, check out these decadently creamy pastry bites. The onion works amazingly well with the feta.
13.Gluten Free Uncured Pepperoni Pepperoni Pizza
Kick it just like you used to in college with some delicious pizza! The big difference is that this pizza tastes better, doesn’t come from a self-loathing delivery person, and also doesn’t have gluten. The pepperoni on this pie is uncured, so you can eat more and worry less.
14.Kalua Pork Spring Rolls Spring Rolls
Grab a taste of the islands with this delicious bunch of spring rolls. This has the sweet-tart taste that makes everyone smile…even if their favorite team didn’t score that final touch down.
15.Southwest Style Chicken Quesadillas
It’s hard to ignore the allure of the Southwest, especially when it comes to cuisine. These cheesy quesadillas offer a pop of spice and a little bit of savory aftertaste. Addictive? Oh my, yes—in the best way possible!
If you come from the NYC tri-state, you already know that Italian meatballs are a go-to treat for almost any celebration. Trader Joe’s Italian-Style meatballs are zesty and perfect for pre-game hors d’oevres.
17.Parmesan Pastry Pups
Do you love pigs in a blanket? Then you’re going to adore this new and improved version. This recipe features grated parmesan for a salty-cheesy twist on a classic Super Bowl treat.
18.Buffalo-Style Chicken Poppers
It just doesn’t feel like a true Super Bowl party without having some kind of chicken poppers, does it? The Buffalo-Style Chicken Poppers from Trader Joe’s make it easy to prep and serve up tasty treats.
19.Breaded Fried Ravioli
Sometimes, you just want to have a spread that looks like a blend between decadence and Italian fare. That’s where Breaded Fried Ravioli bites come into play. They’re a gooey and melty treat everyone loves.
20.Mac And Cheese Bites
Mac n’ cheese bites have become a staple in almost any major party spread, and rightfully so. It’s a comfort food that you can pick up and pop into your mouth.
21.Chipotle Vegetable Quesadillas
Quesadillas are perfect to split between friends, and that makes them a great hors d’oeuvres dish. Trader Joe’s makes several, but this one stands out for its smoky flavor and great texture.
22.Mini Vegetable Samosas
Want to get a more exotic twist on Super Bowl Sunday? These spicy veggie samosas are perfect to pass around between friends.
As you can see the options are endless. Whether you or your guests are vegetarian, meat lovers, or gluten free, you are sure to find a delicious food to satisfy everyone. Most of these items are under $5 so you can grab a variety and serve up a Superbowl Party that everyone will love. I can guarantee that your guests will be asking where all the delicious food came from!