The holiday party season has ended, but we have a little while before football season is over. I have created a round up of frugal appetizers to help you save money on your Super Bowl Party.
Easy and Thrifty Party Food:
Fruit platters always disappear. If you want to make your fruit platter look a little more elegant, cut melons, apples or pears crosswise then use a metal cookie cutter to cut them into a unique shape. But seriously, cubed fruit disappears as fast as shaped fruit.
Vegetable Trays go together fast and are always popular. I always cut extra and keep them in the fridge so I can replenish the tray as necessary. I save money by buying vegetables in bulk at Costco.
Pizza flavored anything is always popular. You can make a square pizza, cut it into 2” x 2” squares and provide tooth picks. But you don’t have to go to that much work. You can top just about anything (mini bagels, French bread, broiled zucchini, etc.) with pizza sauce and cheese, bake at 350 degrees until the cheese melts and you will have a hit!
Popcorn is inexpensive and easy, but be prepared for requests for more!
Chips and Dips are a party stable at our house. I like to offer both traditional chips as well as some unexpected varieties like black bean chips or sweet potato chips. I also enjoy creating uniquely flavored dips. I always make my dips the day before so the flavors can blend, plus it is one less thing to worry about on the day of the party.
I often use beans in my appetizers. The addition of beans reduces the cost of any recipe, especially if you use dried beans cooked from scratch in your recipes.
Frugal Appetizers Using Beans:
There are often great sales on chips at the grocery stores before the Super Bowl, I look for coupons to combine with the sales to save even more. When I can’t find a great sale at my grocery store, I save money by buying salsa and chips in bulk from Costco.
How do you save money on appetizers?