Are you thinking about Super Bowl Sunday yet? With only a few days left until kickoff, I’ve got you covered for a couple of my favorite easy recipes.  If cooking isn’t your thing, I also listed three really great go-to local restaurants that will cater a mean game from the #1 pizza in New Jersey and Korean fried chicken to yummy Sloppy Joe’s.

Quick, Delicious and Easy Truffle Cheese Bread
Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Ingredients:

  • Ciabatta or large fresh baked bread (from Whole Foods, Trader Joes, etc.)
  • Truffle oil or truffle butter (truffle oil can be found @ Whole Foods, truffle butter @ the Wine Library)
  • Grated parmesan, Grana Padano and/or Asiago cheese
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Chopped parsley

To Assemble: 

  • Cut the bread in half 
  • Smear room temperature truffle butter or regular butter on the bread.  If using regular butter, then drizzle truffle oil over it
  • Sprinkle the grated parmesan/grana padano/asiago over both sides
  • Sprinkle some mozzarella over this
  • Lightly shower some parsley for a bit of added flavor and color, but not too much
  • Bake in the oven until bubbling and cheesy.  For added color, you can broil for a short time but don't let it burn
  • Cut into wedges and wait for the compliments!   For additional compliments, add crumbled bacon on top prior to baking. 

Tried and True Guacamole and Chips        

  • 5 avocados, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 16-ounce bag tortilla chips

To Assemble:
In a large bowl, combine the avocados, onion, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Stir well. Serve with the tortilla chips.
 

Super Catering Options for the Game

Santillo’s Brick Oven Pizza
639 South Broad Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
908.354.1887
www.santillopizza.com
** Always voted the best pizza in NJ 

Rooster Spin
251 North Avenue West
Westfield, NJ 07090
908.233.7333
www.roosterspin.com
** Korean fried chicken  - get them sweet or spicy

Mr. J’s 
15 Walnut Avenue
Cranford, NJ 07016
908.272.0370
www.mrjsdeliofcranford.com
** Well known for their famous Sloppy Joe’s

If you call any of these restaurants, please tell them you read about their place on Sherrie’s website.