Home made always taste better, including game day recipes. This Super Bowl, give your family and friends the best by preparing a few of these home made, from-scratch game day recipes.
Game Day Recipes
There are two important elements of game day recipes that can’t be ignored – Portability and Taste. You don’t want to miss the game, so the game day food has to be portable and easily enjoyed without mess and fuss.
Secondly, it has to taste good to the whole crowd. We can all agree that you can tell the difference between something home made and something frozen and warmed up. It is easier and probably quicker than you think to prepare wholesome, better tasting recipes when you make them home made, from-scratch. Plus, you’ll feel like a super star giving your guests the best.
The Fleischmann’s Yeast website has some really delicious game day recipes that look simply delicious! I have created a Pinterest board highlighting some of their game day recipes that could be great for a Super Bowl party.
- End Zone Sausage Pizza – Appetizer or Entree with the option of a spicy kick of queso for adults, cut into squares to enjoy without missing the game
- Spinach Artichoke Focaccia – Flavorful bread, topped with creamy spinach and artichoke. Can be served in small portions as an appetizer.
- Bacon, Herb and Cheese Snack Bread – Savory bread that is delicious alone or with a a hot bowl of chili
- Polish Dogs on a Stick – Fun variation of corn dogs and pigs-in-a-blanket. Serve alongside spicy mustard for adults
- Whole Wheat Slider Buns – Serve with BBQ pork, sloppy joes
End Zone Game Day Pizza Recipe
I like to try out recipes before serving them at a party – although I don’t always get a chance. Last night, I served the End Zone Sausage Pizza to my family. It scored big! I did change a few things in the original recipes to make it milder since I was serving it to my 6 & 8 year old kids. However, for a party, I would prepare a couple mild and a couple as-is for fuller flavors for adults. The recipe is for a 12 inch pizza, however I baked our pizza on a 16 inch pizza pan for a thin crust and it taste great.
This recipe is easy, prep time is 15 minutes and bake time is 15-18 minutes.
Home Made Pizza Crust Recipe Ingredients
- 1-3/4 to 2-1/4 c all-purpose flour
- 1 envelope Fleischmann’s® Pizza Crust Yeast
- 1-1/2 tsp sugar
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 2/3 c very warm water (120° to 130°F)
- 3 TBSP oil
Home Made Pizza Crust Recipe Directions
Preheat oven to 425°F. (410-415°F if using convection oven)
- Combine 1 c flour, undissolved yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl.
- Add very warm water and oil; mix until well blended (1 minute)
- Gradually add remaining flour until it makes soft dough. The pizza crust dough should form a ball and be slightly sticky.
- Knead on a floured surface for about 4 minutes, until smooth and elastic, adding additional flour if necessary
- Pat dough with floured hands to fill greased pizza pan or baking sheet. OR you can roll the dough on a floured surface to a 12-inch circle and place in greased pizza pan or baking sheet.
- Form a rim by pinching the edge of the dough. (I didn’t have much left for an edge since I used a 16 inch pan)
End Zone Game Day Pizza Recipe Toppings
- 1 c Jimmy Dean® Hearty Sausage Crumbles, Original Flavor (First time I used this, was so quick and easy – you can cook sausage for this instead of buying pre-cooked as well)
- 1/3 cup prepared nacho cheese sauce (I used cheeze whiz because I didn’t want it spicy for my children)
- 1/2 cup Francesco Rinald®i Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce (I used a different brand since I couldn’t find Francesco and it was great)
- 1 green onion, sliced (I put only on 1/2 the pizza for adults only)
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced OR 2 to 3 tablespoons finely chopped jarred jalapeno peppers (I skipped this for my kids)
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Colby Jack cheese (I added a little more cheese)
End Zone Game Day Pizza Recipe Directions
- Sprinkle sausage over crust.
- Dollop cheese sauce and pasta sauce over sausage and spread to cover.
- Top with green onion slices, jalapeno peppers and shredded cheese.
- Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, until cheese is bubbly and crust is browned.
Baking Home Made, From-Scratch
I hope you will try some of the recipes above and give your family and friends great-tasting game day recipes this year made with Fleischmann’s Yeast products. Yeast makes all the difference. When I first started cooking and baking, I had no idea what do to with yeast. I learned a lot from my mother-in-law as her Babka Easter bread recipe was my first experience using yeast. Once you start cooking and baking home made, you’ll see how much better the foods taste and see a savings in your grocery bill too.
My favorite part of cooking home made, from-scratch recipes is knowing that my family is getting a healthy, wholesome meal. I don’t have to worry about what is in the food – because I know. Plus, it taste better. Nobody can argue with that, home-made taste fresher, and better than boxed, frozen, and pre-made foods. I don’t cook and bake everything from scratch by any means, however, I do try to incorporate as many recipes as I can into our weekly menu.
I find that it takes a little more planning but not a lot more time. For instance, the End Zone Game Day Pizza recipe only took about 30 minutes to prepare home made, from-scratch. It takes longer to order a pizza from the pizza shop and about the same to bake a frozen solid pizza from your freezer. Plus, it costs a lot less to cook and bake home made, from scratch. If I were to purchase a pizza crust at the store, it would cost at least $3. With the above recipe, it cost about $.50 cents.
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