Super Bowl Sunday is days away — do you know where your snacks are? If you're still finalizing plans for your game day spread, don't fret. Staying glued to Bravolebrities' feeds over the years has given us ample inspiration in the art of snacking, with plenty of recipe ideas. So if you're in the market for game-day grub, we've got you covered.
Below, we've rounded up some easy-to-prepare recipe ideas straight from Bravolebrities' kitchens. Learn how to make nachos Padma Lakshmi-style, or whip up easy jalapeño poppers using cues from Don't Be Tardy chef Tracey Bloom.
If you'd like to keep things light, Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave has a hack for steering clear of too many indulgences. (Temptation, thy name is kettle corn.) Borrowing from Melissa Gorga, we've included an idea for a spicy Sunday pasta. And finally, if you're too busy cheering on your team to cook, Brittany Cartwright's go-to Hooters order should tide you over 'til halftime, at least. Find these temping ideas and more, below.
Padma Lakshmi's Nachos
The Bravo's Top Chef judge has a few tips for preparing above-par nachos, so listen up. "Really, you're supposed to make nachos in the oven," Padma said an Instagram Story on Super Bowl Sunday last year. "Not in the microwave, like we usually do at midnight." The foodie tops her gooey snack with spicy guacamole, regular guacamole, fresh pico de gallo, and pickled peppers.
Melissa Gorga's Spicy Pasta
The Envy Boutique owner honors her Italian-American heritage by whipping up a pasta dish each Sunday. That means that in her New Jersey manse, football viewing is oftentimes accompanied by hearty plates of — you guessed it — pasta. And on one football Sunday, Melissa shared a photo of the spicy red sauce she was whipping up from scratch. Find a similar recipe here.
Lauren Manzo's Antipasto
Caroline Manzo's daughter inherited her mother's love of cooking and entertaining — and you should see her antipasto spreads. It's a tradition for Lauren to put out a bountiful spread of meats, cheeses, breads, and pizza on Sundays. The pictures never fail to make us drool.
Chef Tracey Bloom's Jalapeño Poppers
Kim Zolciak-Biermann's personal chef recently taught us how to whip up the gooey appetizers with a few simple steps. Ready for it? All you need to do is slice open some peppers, stuff them with cream cheese, top it all with shredded cheese, and bake. (Tracey didn't mention an exact temperature or time for baking, but internet wisdom suggests cooking the appetizers at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes.)
Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave's Popcorn
This is less of a recipe and more of a hack for eating healthy — yes, even on game day. When Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave goes to Rams games, she packs a bag of plain popcorn. That way, "I won''t be tempted to kettle corn it up," she shared in an Instagram post.
Brittany Cartwright's Chicken Wings
No time to cook? Opt for takeout. Brittany has a well-known love for Hooters and used to work for the chain. So, let's take her advice on exactly what to order. The Vanderpump Rules beer-cheese pro once revealed that her go-to Hooters grub is: "10 breaded hot all flats, no drumsticks, Ranch dressing, crab legs." Come to think of it, beer cheese would be a great game-day snack as well.
Vicki Gunvalson's Buffalo Chicken Dip
For last year's big game, The Real Housewives of Orange County alum whipped out her crock pot and got right to work. To make buffalo-chicken dip, she tossed in chicken, cream cheese, ranch dressing (yum, ranch), hot sauce, shredded cheddar cheese, celery, and crackers. Get the exact recipe here.
Tamra Judge's Vegetarian Tacos
Tamra has been on a vegetarian kick, and she's sharing recipes from her plant-based diet. These days, the RHOC alum fills her tacos with sweet potatoes, corn, onions, avocado, and a dash of quinoa. Don't those look delicious?
Tom Colicchio's Salsa
The Top Chef judge has a simple recipe for top-notch salsa fresca. To replicate Tom's spicy dip, all you'll need are tomatoes, garlic, cilantro, jalapeno, red onion, salt and pepper, and lime juice. Tom's been known to use this sauce on steak tacos, but it also pairs beautifully with chips.
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