Save Dough: 10 Super Bowl Snacks Under $20

Don't break the bank or a sweat with these snack tips
By Paul Stinson,  Newser User
Posted Feb 1, 2009 12:47 PM CST
A chef twists pizza dough before for his show at a Czech Republic restaurant. With just a little dough, marinara sauce, and some toppings brought along by friends, you'll be set for the game.    (AP Photo/CTK, Drahoslav Ramik)
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(Newser) – In these penny-pinching times, don’t blow your Super Bowl snack dough on that bucket of chicken or delivery box full of fourth-quarter disappointment. Instead, create your own budget-friendly Pro-Bowl quality snacks at home, Kim O'Donnel writes in the Washington Post. Here are 10 snacking ideas for less than 20 bucks:

  • Make your own pizza: Make a few batches of dough and a pot of marinara; tell your friends to bring their favorite toppings.

  • If your huddle is less than four, roast a chicken: Why waste energy cooking when you could be watching the game?
  • If it’s cold, consider curry. Chicken, cilantro, ginger, garlic, chiles, and a pot of rice will work together to keep you warm until the final snap.
  • Can’t do carnivore? Try a veggie plate with hummus or onion dip.
  • For bean fanatics, there’s always vegetarian chili or red beans with a Jamaican jerk twist.
  • If you’re worried about pleasing everybody, drop back into the prevent defense and whip up batches of meat and meatless lasagna.
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