Meal Planning Monday ~ Winning Super Bowl Eats

This week’s post is by Christine Luken.

It’s that time of year!  Yes, Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner.  While the guys are taking bets on the game and making sure there’s enough beer for the party, most of the ladies are in the kitchen, strategizing their Super Bowl Party menu.  Whether you’re into the actual football game or not (I’m more of a UFC girl than an NFL fan,) winning snacks are what set apart an amazing Super Bowl party from an average one.  So, after huddling with some of my food blogger friends, I’ve assembled a championship lineup of awesome appetizers people will be talking about long after the game is over!

First up is my  Chicken, Artichoke & Spinach Dip!  It’s a healthier take on the usual spinach and artichoke dip recipes, plus it’s packed with protein to tackle your hunger.  Sometimes my husband requests it for dinner!

Chicken, Artichoke & Spinach Dip


1 12-ounce jar of marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped

1 10-ounce box of frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained

2 5-ounce cans of chicken breast meat, drained and shredded

½ cup of reduced-fat cream cheese

¾ cup of reduced-fat sour cream

1 cup of low-fat shredded cheddar cheese

Pita chips or tortilla chips for dipping

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Make sure that spinach is thoroughly drained of excess water.  (I do this by putting it in a colander and pressing paper towels down on it to remove as much water as possible.)  Mix all ingredients (except chips) until well blended in a bowl.  Spread into a small oven-safe baking dish.  Bake about 20 minutes, or until the top begins to turn golden and bubble.  Serve warm with chips.  (If you are unable to find marinated artichoke hearts, you can use a can of artichokes drained, and add a tablespoon or two of Italian dressing.)

Avocado Tomato Bruschetta on Whole Grain Toasts

From Veggies and Glitter by Casey Lindberg

This twist on bruschetta is a tasty appetizer everyone will love, and is vegetarian approved!

Bacon Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

From Enchanted Savings by Katrina Mitchell

Score an easy touchdown with these bacon stuffed mushrooms, which only have three ingredients!

Homemade Queso Blanco Dip Recipe

From Savvy Saving Couple by Amy Desrosiers

Chips and salsa are a Super Bowl staple, but you can up the ante with this delicious homemade queso!

Football Snackadium

From Sunshine & Sippy Cups by Meagan Paullin

Oh my gosh, this stadium-shaped appetizer tray is SO awesome!

The good news is that it’s not hard to make.


  1. brett says:

    queso blanco dip looks delish. i may just make that for sunday!

  2. Dee says:

    I have GOT to try that dip! I also need to start meal planning!!!

  3. Ah-mazing! So far, I have two new recipes I actually have some of the ingredients for in my pantry already, and that I love and would love to try a healthier version. I know it will wow my family and friends to see them on game day, too! I’m trying the Chicken, Artichoke & Spinach Dip and the Bacon, cream cheese stuffed mushrooms. I absolutely love making these foods for my crew!

  4. Oh, boy! I could eat the whole bowl of Chicken, Artichoke & Spinach Dip all by myself, no doubt about it. And, I’m certain I’d top it off with a tray of Bacon, Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrroms. LOL Love these game day (or any day) appetizers!

  5. Both of the dips look amazing.

  6. Angela says:

    That snackadium is pretty amazing!

  7. Jen Voss says:

    We aren’t much into football around here but that Football Snackadium is so stinkin’ cute! Your spinach artichoke dip sounds really good. I will have to print the recipe to try it the next time we have friends over.

  8. Pam says:

    All of these look good but I’m always up for some spinach artichoke dip. I could probably eat the whole dish of it by myself.

  9. Lisa says:

    So many amazing foods. I don’t know where to start!

  10. I wish that my family was into sports….this would be so much fun!

  11. I love the sounds of that bacon dip.

  12. Thank you so much for including our recipe in this delicious roundup! I love every featured dish, and would love to try those mushrooms!

  13. trisha says:

    Ooh, i would say my fav is the avocado bites on this!

  14. Tina Ashburn says:

    I LOVE artichoke and spinach dip. Never thought about adding chicken. This is a new one for me to try when MY Broncos are playing on Sunday!

  15. erica says:

    Yum! we love spinach artichoke dip.
    Looking to try a couple of your other recipes too.


  16. Cynthia L says:

    I love meal planning and never thought to base one around the Super Bowl. These recipes look great.

  17. Debbie Denny says:

    Chicken, Artichoke & Spinach Dip looks great

  18. Robyn says:

    The avocado bruschetta looks great.

  19. I LOVE your food choices! I am going to use some of your recipes this weekend :)

  20. Amanda Love says:

    Those are some great meals for the super bowl. I won’t be watching though and this year it’s hubby’s turn to prepare the food. :)

  21. Gosh I don’t know which one looks the best, they all look so good!

  22. Janeane Davis says:

    These look like great treats for a party. They are fun finger foods.

  23. Debbie L. says:

    I know my family would love all of these snacks! Perfect for any get-together!

  24. Everything looks so crazy yummy and perfect for parties, Super Bowl and more. Other than the stadium, these could work year-round!

  25. Danyelle says:

    Oh my goodness! What cute snacks for the big game!

  26. YES- I’d love some of that artichoke dip!

  27. Chrishelle says:

    Oh my goodness, this is a great list of snack ideas for a great Super Bowl party. The mushrooms look wo yummy. The snackadium would definitely be a real conversation piece. Thanks for the recipes.