15 Super Bowl Snacks From Trader Joe’s When You Can’t Be Bothered To Cook
Ah, the Super Bowl. The perfect excuse for food-lovers to “watch sports” while enjoying a seemingly-endless spread of appetizers, finger foods, and chips and dip.
Spend more time cheering for your team (or watching the commercials) and less time in the kitchen with these frozen and ready-made food and drinks from Trader Joe’s that will save you both time and money on game day.
1. Buffalo Style Chicken Dip
An American game-day classic. Upgrade your typical spicy wings with Trader Joe’s Buffalo Style Chicken Dip, which is pre-made with white meat chicken pieces, cayenne pepper sauce, garlic, cream cheese, sour cream, and Monterey Jack cheese.
Serve this five-dollar dip with classic veggies, such as carrots or celery, or with TJ’s pretzel slims.
2. (Gluten-Free) Breaded Chicken Nuggets
If you like chicken wings but don’t love the spice, try Trader Joe’s chicken nuggets. They’re gluten-free and pair great with our copycat Raisin’ Canes dipping sauce.
3. Mac and Cheese Bites
Sometimes you crave comfort food in a bite-size package. Enter Trader Joe’s Mac & Cheese Bites. These handheld bites are the perfect cheesy addition to your Super Bowl snacks.
4. Spinach and Artichoke Dip
This melty, cheesy dip is just under $3, and the spinach and artichoke can pass for a serving of veggies. One package is enough for a small bowl with tortilla or pita chips, but it’s easy to bulk up a larger bowl with two or three packs.
5. Mini Beef Tacos
These spicy bite-sized tacos are just $4.29 at Trader Joe’s, and come in both chicken and beef varieties. Serve them up with guacamole, or salsa or queso for a spicy kick(off).
6. Parmesan Pastry Pups
We see your Pigs in a Blanket, and raise you TJ’s Parmesan Pastry Pups. These mini beef franks are wrapped in a fluffy pastry and topped with crispy, savory parmesan cheese. Plus, they’re only $4.59. Talk about a touchdown.
TJ’s bruschetta is a light and fresh addition to your Super Bowl table. Add lentils and feta for a heartier dip with your choice of cracker, or keep it classic with slices of TJ’s French baguette.
8. Cornbread Bites
These fluffy cornbread fritters are like hush puppies with an added kick thanks to serrano chiles. As Trader Joe himself says: they’re "a-maize-ing."
9. Turkey Meatballs
This turkey meatball recipe by Trader Joe's is not only fun, it’s easy to make and requires two ingredients: turkey meatballs and Trader Joe's Sweet Chili Sauce.
All you have to do is pour the sauce over the meatballs, heat them up, and enjoy.
10. Black Bean & Cheese Taquitos
These bite-sized taquitos are vegetarian and will satisfy omnivores and meat-eaters alike with their classic combo of black beans and gooey cheese. They’re kid-friendly and pair well with Trader Joe’s Spicy Jalapeno Sauce.
11. Step Up to the Snack Bar Mix
Watch the game, and enjoy your favorite bar snack from the comfort of your own home. TJ’s version of the classic bar food includes honey mustard pretzels, peanuts, roasted corn chips, cheddar crackers, sesame stickers, and chili corn sticks.
12. Spizzico di Pizza
Upgrade your Bagel Bites with Trader Joe’s. These mini pizzas are like the classic snacks’ sophisticated older cousin, and the perfect cheesy, saucy bite for the big game.
13. Buffalo-Style Seasoned Almonds
These buffalo-flavored almonds are the perfect spicy addition to your game day charcuterie board. Plus, they’re vegan- and vegetarian-friendly for watchers that love a spicy snack without the traditional chicken.
14. Burrata, Prosciutto & Arugula Flatbread
Elevate your pizza game with this crowd-pleasing and easily share-able (and uber-impressive) flatbread. Plus, it’s only $4.99, meaning you can enjoy gourmet flatbread on a pizza budget.
15. Brewed Ginger Beer
Wash down all the apps and snacks with TJ's Brewed Ginger Beer.
This spicy, somewhat sparkling bev makes a delicious cocktail or mocktail and is even good enough to drink on its own.