Super Sunday Snack

This Sunday is the annual mid-winter party also known as Super Bowl Sunday. Along with the commercials, the other thing associated with the festivities is snacks and adult beverages.

Here are a few snack and drink suggestions compliments of Nugget Markets.

Loaded Baby Potatoes


  • 6 red "B" new potatoes, washed and halved
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter, divided
  • ¼ cup cooked red lentils
  • ¼ cup marinated artichoke hearts drained
  • ¼ cup chevre goat cheese
  • 2 teaspoons minced chives
  • 1 small clove garlic, peeled and smashed
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • Preparation Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

    Line baking sheet with parchment paper.  Toss potato halves in 1 tablespoon of the melted butter to coat.  Place each potato half cut side down on parchment-lined baking sheet.  Bake for 30 - 40 minutes or until fork-tender.  Remove from oven and cool until easy to handle.

    Using a melon baller, hollow out the center pulp from the potato, leaving a quarter-inch lip around. In a food processor, combine scooped potato flesh and remaining ingredients (reserving a pinch of cayenne and chives for garnish) and pulse until just combined.

    With a spoon, fill hollowed potatoes with filling, and bake for additional 15 minutes until slightly golden.  Serve immediately with cayenne and chive garnish.

    Carnitas Nachos

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 and ½ cups milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 each jalapeno, minced
  • Salt to taste

  • Nachos

  • ¾ cup tortilla chips
  • 1 cup carnitas
  • ¼ cup pickled jalapeño slices
  • ¼ cup pico de gallo

  • Preparation For the cheese sauce, melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat and stir in flour. Cook for 1 minute without browning mixture, then stir in hot milk and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and stir in the fresh jalapeños and grated cheese. Immediately remove the sauce from the heat.

    To build the nachos, arrange chips and meat on a large serving plate. Pour cheese sauce over the meat and chips (reserving ⅓ for dipping), then garnish with remaining toppings.

    To keep the flavors coming, serve with a dollop of sour cream or guacamole.

    Game Day Crispies 

    Celebrate game day with a classic cereal treat! For a healthier option, try substituting coconut oil for the butter.


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 6 cups chocolate puffed rice cereal
  • 1 tube white icing or decorating gel

  • Preparation Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Slowly add marshmallows and stir until melted. Remove from heat and add chocolate puffed rice cereal. Stir cereal until completely incorporated.

    Using a buttered spatula, press mixture into 13x9-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Let cool.
    Cut into 3x2-inch football shapes. Use white icing or gel to draw football lacings.

    Gochujang Chicken Wings

    For a sweet and spicy spin on classic hot wings, add some gochujang to the mix!

    • 2½ pounds chicken wings
    • 2 ounces seasoned mirin (cooking wine)
    • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced
    • 1 tablespoon garlic
    • 1 ounce rice wine vinegar
    • 4 ounces gochujang fermented chili paste
    • 1 tablespoon honey
    • 1 teaspoon white sesame seeds, for garnish


    Preheat oven to 400°F. Place chicken wings on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown and the internal temperature is 165°F.

    While chicken is baking, combine mirin, ginger, garlic and rice vinegar in a blender and blend on high until pureed. Pour mixture into a bowl, and whisk together with gochujang and honey.

    When wings are done, place them into a large bowl, pour the sauce over the top and toss to coat. Arrange wings on a serving plate and garnish with sesame seeds.

    Spinach Artichoke Dip

    This classic dip is sure to be a hit at your next get-together!

    8 ounces cream cheese, softened
    2 cups mayonnaise
    1½ cups marinated artichoke hearts, diced
    1½ cups fresh spinach, chopped
    ¼ cup garlic, roasted and chopped
    1 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
    2 sourdough baguettes, cut into ¼-inch slices
    Preheat oven to 350°F.

    In a large bowl or electric mixer, mix together cream cheese, mayonnaise, artichoke hearts, spinach, garlic and Parmesan until completely incorporated. Transfer to a 1½-quart soufflé dish. Bake uncovered on the center rack of the oven for 20 minutes, or until bubbly and light golden brown. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.

    Serve with fresh or toasted baguette slices. 


    Let’s be honest, specialty cocktails aren’t usually associated with football parties. But we’re willing to make an exception this year: try our recipe for Micheladas, also know as Red Eyes or Red Beer. This is a lazy weekend favorite that we think you’ll enjoy just as much as your favorite brew.


    • lime wedges, for garnish
    • celery salt or plain salt, for garnish
    • 8 oz. tomato juice
    • 2 limes, juiced (about ⅓ cup juice)
    • ¼ teaspoon celery salt
    • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
    • ¼ -½ teaspoon Tabasco or preferred hot sauce
    • 2, 12 oz. bottles or cans of beer (Modelo Especial is ideal)
    • several handfuls of ice cubes


    Prepare the glasses: rub the rims of four tall glasses with the lime wedges, then coat the rims with either celery or plain salt.

    In a bowl or measuring cup, combine the tomato juice, lime juice, celery salt, Worcestershire and Tabasco (or desired hot sauce) and mix well. Adjust seasoning to taste.

    Add a handful of ice to each of the prepared glasses; divide the red juice mixture into four and parts and pour into the glasses. Top up the glasses with half a bottle of beer each, then garnish with a lime wedge.


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