A fun addition to your appetizer rotation, Hawaiian pizza jalapeno poppers are stuffed full of cream cheese, bacon, ham, mozzarella cheese, and pineapple.
With the football season coming to a close, it’s time to start thinking about how depressing the rest of the winter will be. No, that doesn’t sound quite right.
With the football season coming to a close, it’s time to start thinking about NASCAR. No? How about hockey, then?
Shall we forget sports all together and start planning a vacation? Spring break, here we come! Whoooo!
Before we get to all that, we need to think about the Big Game. More specifically, the bites and brews that will grace your final tailgate until September rolls around. To make this easy on you, I’ve teamed up with my food blogger friends in a collaboration to bring you some brilliant Big Game recipe ideas.
We’ve got everything from appetizers and entrees to desserts and drinks to help make sure your feast fuels the crowd through all four quarters. Prepare to be inspired, and check out all the great recipes linked at the end of this post.
My contribution to this party are Hawaiian pizza jalapeno poppers. The usual suspect – cream cheese – anchors the filling, and bacon, ham, mozzarella cheese, and pineapple join in. You can stop there or add a hint of pizza sauce with a cherry tomato garnish.
This was the first time I ever made jalapeno poppers at home, and I had no complaints. Prepping the poppers does take some time, but overall, this is a pretty easy appetizer with big time (or Big Game) appeal. Enjoy!
I baked my poppers on a baking sheet, and everything turned out fine. However, a number of the poppers fell over on to their sides during baking. You might want to try packing the poppers into a baking dish to help them stay upright as they bake. Recipe from Cravings by Chrissy Teigen.
For the Poppers
For the Garnish
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Ricotta Stuffed Sausage Meatballs by A Joyfully Mad Kitchen
I baked my poppers on a baking sheet, and everything turned out fine. However, a number of the poppers fell over on to their sides during baking. You might want to try packing the poppers into a baking dish to help them stay upright as they bake.
Recipe from Cravings by Chrissy Teigen.
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