You’ll be the hostess with the mostess.

By Ananda Eidelstein
January 22, 2018
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The best holiday after the holidays is upon us: Super Bowl Sunday. It's a time for friends and family to come together again for delicious game day food, wear team colors, and yell at the TV. Don't worry, hosting the Super Bowl doesn’t mean you have to spend all the big bucks, thanks to ALDI.

For the pre-game, welcome everyone with the classic chips and salsa combo and add on the people-pleaser dip: Friendly Farms French Onion Dip. Satisfy the guests that like to mix-and-match with the Little Salad Bar Hummus Quartet. Go wild and get a bag of Parmesan, Garlic & Herb Pita Chips. All that will ring up to just over $9.  

For the first half of the game, give the people what they want: football, commercials, and easy-grab foods that are not distracting from whatever is happening on the screen. Keep chips and spreads out, and serve a satisfying plate of warm Buona Italian Meatballs in Sauce ($5.99).

Towards the end of the second quarter, get ready to impress with a spread. Pop in Mama Cozzi’s Pizza Kitchen Pepperoni Deli Pizza ($5.49) in a preheated oven to have it ready in time for the halftime show. Who needs delivery? Set out Parkview Stadium or Smoked Brats (6 for $2.49), a pack of hot dog buns ($.83), and your favorite hot dog toppings for a Super Bowl party everyone will be talking about on Monday.

If you want to add some additional homemade crowd-pleasing snacks made for Super Bowl Sunday, grab a sheet pan and make one of these (or all!): Pretzel Focaccia, a Frito Pie, or Sweet Potato Nachos.  

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Your work is done. Ask your guests to bring dessert and that’ll make sure everyone keeps hanging around way past the halftime show.