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The holidays are past but that’s no reason to stop gathering with friends! In fact, every weekend there are plenty of games on the TV that can continue to bring us all together to cheer on our favorite teams. We love to celebrate as a “12th Man” for our favorite Seattle team here in Washington State with some good friends and fun game day food the easy way!
To get ready to host our big game day party, I shop at our local Walmart to find everything I need at everyday great prices. On my list this trip for some awesome rollback prices were Coke, Ritz Crackers, and Digiorno Stuffed Crust Pepperoni Pizza!
You could just get ready for the big game by serving up all these “as is” but to truly get into the spirit we like to football it up a little bit! My kids and I had fun with the Digiorno Stuffed Crust Pizza by simply cutting the pepperoni into football shapes and using cheese to create laces, we also took a few extras off and chopped them into small pieces and placed around the edges on the stuffed crust portion, then baked as directed. When it was done, we cut a large circle leaving just the stuffed crust and then cut that ring into smaller cheesy pepperoni bites.
With the inner circle, we trimmed it to look like a football and then cut into small pieces to resemble the football laces pattern. Easy finger food for a game day party!
To accompany our pizza spread, I put out a cheesy broccoli casserole topped with Ritz Crackers in a fun football shape that is a favorite around here. It’s super easy to prepare and can cook in the oven right along with the pizza!
It’s super quick to put together and is fantastic served up in bowls or chop your broccoli into super small pieces to make it more of a dip for your Ritz Crackers. I like to serve up the crackers on the side as well to allow people just to scoop it out like dip and you don’t even need a plate to eat!
Cheesy Broccoli Casserole
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 25
- Total Time: 30
- 2 Cups Fresh Broccoli (small pieces)
- 1/2 Onion (diced)
- 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 4 oz. Light Cream Cheese
- 8 oz. Light Sour Cream
- 1 Roll Ritz Crackers
- 1 Slice Cheddar Cheese
- Mix broccoli, onion, shredded cheese, cream cheese, and sour cream in a bowl.
- Spread out in shallow baking dish
- Bake at 375 for 20 minutes
- Remove and place crushed Ritz Crackers on top (football shape)
- Add cheddar cheese on top to decorate (laces)
- Place back in oven to melt cheese
- Serving Size: 6
- Calories: 202
- Sugar: 2
- Sodium: 277
- Fat: 15
- Saturated Fat: 9
- Unsaturated Fat: 5
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 8
- Protein: 10
- Cholesterol: 48
Now simply set up your table with your winning teams colors and some refreshing Coke for your friends and family and you are set for the big game!
Just watch out you don’t put it all out too soon or you might find that all of the sudden part of your football pizza disappears early!
How do YOU prepare for the Big Game?