Three Super Bowl Snack Recipes

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

For your Super Bowl party consumption, here are three tasty ideas from the Douglas-Sarpy County Extension Office's Registered Dietician Cindy Brison.

Chesapeake Snack Mix:
• Toss 5 cups potato chips,
• 2 cups each oyster crackers,
• fish-shaped cheese crackers and pretzel sticks,
• 1/2 stick melted butter
• and 1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning.
Bake at 350 degrees F, 25 minutes, stirring once.

Warm Spinach-Artichoke Dip
• 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
• 1 (16-ounce) can lima (or butter) beans, drained
• 1 cup light mayonnaise
• 4 ounces tub-style fat-free cream cheese
• 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco)
• 1 teaspoon capers, drained
• 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
• 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
• 1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained
• 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, and squeezed dry
• 3/4 cup pre-shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
• 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
• 1/2 cup sliced green onions
• 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. Combine first 8 ingredients (through mustard) in a food processor, and process until smooth (about 15-20 seconds).
3. Add remaining ingredients; pulse 5 times, then process until mixture is consistent throughout (about 10 seconds). With a rubber spatula, transfer mixture evenly to a 1-quart casserole dish, smoothing top.
4. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly at the edges. Remove from oven; cool 10 minutes.

Mini Turkey Burgers with Gorgonzola
* Try on toasted potato rolls. Make it a meal with oven-baked French fries and a salad.

• Yield: 12 servings (serving size: 1 burger)
• 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
• 1 1/4 pounds ground turkey breast
• 1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
• Cooking spray
• 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
• 2 tablespoons minced sweet gherkin pickle (about 2 small)
• 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
• 12 (1-ounce) dinner rolls
• 6 curly leaf lettuce leaves, torn in half

Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Add cheese, stirring with a fork just until combined. Divide turkey mixture into 12 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/4-inch-thick patty.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add 4 patties; cook 2 minutes. Carefully turn patties over; cook 2 minutes or until done. Place patties on a large baking sheet in a single layer. Repeat procedure with remaining patties.

Cool patties to room temperature. Cover with plastic wrap; freeze until firm. Place in a single layer in zip-top plastic bags; freeze up to 3 months.

Thaw patties overnight in refrigerator.
Preheat oven to 400º.

Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray. Place patties on baking sheet in a single layer; cover with foil. Bake 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Keep warm.

Combine mayonnaise, pickle, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl. Cut rolls in half horizontally. Spread about 1 teaspoon mayonnaise mixture on bottom half of each roll; top each with 1 turkey patty and 1 piece lettuce. Cover with tops of rolls. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information
Amount per serving
• Calories: 169
• Calories from fat: 26%
• Fat: 4.9g
• Saturated fat: 1.9g
• Monounsaturated fat: 1.1g
• Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g

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