Score Two Touchdown Dishes

January 29 00:00 2002 Print This Article

While the Super Bowl team captains are gathering at the 50-yard line for the start-of-the-game coin toss, you're stuck in the kitchen debating which appetizer to place in the oven first. If it's heads, it's the pizza. If it's tails, it's the artichoke dip. If you don't deliver some snacks quickly, the next defensive tackle may be in your kitchen.

A Super Bowl party can be a celebratory feast regardless of which team wins the game. It's all about the atmosphere, the company and, most importantly, the food.

"Popular Super Bowl party foods like chili, dips and pizzas are easy to prepare, but the challenge is heating several recipes at the same time," says Jill Means, senior consumer scientist with Maytag's Center for Home Solutions. "When you have a room full of hungry guests, you need to have a game plan in the kitchen to ensure a successful party."

Here are some delicious recipes:

HOT ARTICHOKE and ROASTED RED PEPPER DIP

Ingredients

  • 1 (7-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup roasted red bell peppers, chopped
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning

Directions

  1. Stir artichoke hearts, yogurt, mayonnaise, roasted red peppers, Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning together in a medium bowl. Turn into a greased 8-9-inch pie plate.
  2. Bake in preheated 350F upper oven for about 20 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Serve immediately with pita crisps or crackers for dipping. Makes approximately 21/2 cups.

CHICKEN PIZZA FLORENTINE

Ingredients

  • 1 (16-ounce) Italian bread shell (Boboli) or one 12-inch pre-baked pizza crust
  • 1 cup prepared Alfredo or Four Cheese pasta sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 1/3 cup oil-packed dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
  • 6 ounces fresh spinach leaves, stems removed
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded smoked provolone cheese

Directions

  1. Place bread shell on a large baking sheet. Spread pasta sauce over bread shell to within 1/2 inch of edge. Top evenly with chopped chicken, dried tomatoes and spinach leaves.
  2. Sprinkle with cheeses.
  3. Bake in preheated 450F lower oven for 8-10 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Cut into wedges to serve. Serves 6.


Source: AICR

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