Super Bowl 2014 appetizer recipes that are good and cheap are not hard to come by. You can actually make a platter full of Super Bowl appetizers for under $10 dollars and have enough to feed six to eight people.
You don’t have to give up the quality of good food when you’re making a quantity on a budget. Get creative and make appetizers in a blanket. This is a variation of the appetizer called “Pigs in a Blanket,” but forget about the pricey cocktail franks which can cost as much as a bottle of wine. There's so many other things to put inside croissant dough that's delicious, simple and cheap to make!
Using the refrigerated dough, you can make all kinds of appetizers, which the Food Network suggests on NJ.com on Jan. 31. They have a variation of fried chicken and fries in biscuit dough. Restaurants have a trade secret when it comes to feeding the masses with quality food. You can do the same at home.
Here are a few Super Bowl cheap recipe ideas:
Using the store brand of croissant dough, which is in a tube in the refrigeration section of the supermarket, you can make a ton of cheap, simple and delicious appetizers.
The croissant dough unrolls into triangles and you can use these dough triangles to create many different appetizers. Put the croissant triangles on the cookie sheet and use the fillings bellow.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees for all recipes.
Hot dogs or variation of Pigs in a Blanket:
Use regular hotdogs slightly boiled and cut in 2-inch pieces. Roll the dough around the hotdog piece and bake at 400 degrees for about 8 to 10 minutes or until raised and golden. Serve this with a side of regular yellow mustard.
Buffalo chicken and cheese appetizers:
Bake six chicken thighs in covered casserole dish before putting in the oven pour 8 ozs. of hot sauce and 8 ozs. of water over the chicken. Uncover for last 10 minutes. When chicken cools, shred and put a small amount in center of dough triangle.
Place a quarter of a slice of American cheese on top of chicken. Pinch dough together to make a purse around the chicken and cheese. Bake at 400 for about 10 minutes or until the dough is raised and golden. Serve with sour cream or bleu cheese dressing for dipping.
Meatballs and cheese in sauce:
Get a small bag of frozen cooked meatballs, thaw and cut meatballs in half. Place half a meatball on the croissant dough, a teaspoon of spaghetti sauce from a jar and a pinch of shredded mozzarella cheese. Pinch the dough to make a purse around the filling. Bake at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes or until dough puffs and turns golden. Serve with side of spaghetti sauce.
Ham and cheese:
Put ¼ of a piece of thin-sliced deli ham and ¼ of a piece of thin-sliced white American cheese in the center of the dough and pinch to make a purse. Cook at 400 for about 10 minutes or until golden and raised. Serve with a side of mustard and mayo mixed together for a cold mayo-mustard dipping sauce.
More Ideas for croissant stuffing:
Pepperoni and cheese
Salami and cheese
Left over meatloaf and cheese
Macaroni and cheese for the kids
Broccoli and cheese
Roast beef and cheese
Fresh grape tomato and cheese
Mini cheeseburger appetizers ( Just use ground cooked hamburger with cheese)
Turkey and cheese
The sky is the limit when it comes to cooking appetizers with the refrigerated dough. It makes a big platter of appetizers just by using 1 tube of refrigerated croissant dough. Add the filling and most will cost under $10 a platter.
When buying cold cuts for this, you only need ½ pound, the same goes for cheese. You will not break the bank with these appetizers. You can mix and match serving a handful of each to give your guests a big variety.