Super Bowl recipes for the kids

Michele Borboa, MS

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If you’re planning a neighborhood Super Bowl party with parents and kids, you better have plenty of kid-friendly Super Bowl fare. Buffalo wings and hot chili may be just what the adults are rooting for, but score a touchdown with the kiddos by serving these kid-friendly game day recipes.

Superbowl sliders for kids

Kid-Friendly Football Fruit Dip

Makes about 2 cups of dip

Serve this creamy dip in small football shaped bowls along with chunks of fruit, such as pineapple, strawberries, and bananas, and bite-sized pieces of angel food or sponge cake.


  • 8 ounces skim-milk ricotta cheese
  • 8 ounces Neufchatel cheese
  • 3 tablespoons honey or more to taste


  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and puree until smooth. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

Touchdown Chicken Quesadillas

Makes 16 appetizer-size triangles

Ooey, gooey, cheesy delicious, quesadillas are a hit among kids and adults alike. These quesadillas feature cheese, shredded chicken, and peach slices.


  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cooked rotisserie chicken breast
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded Colby jack cheese
  • 1 (15-ounce) can peach slices packed in natural juices, drained
  • 4 (8 to 10-inch) whole grain tortillas


  1. Combine chicken and cheese in a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. Dump peaches into a colander and pat dry with paper towels to remove excess juice, which can make quesadillas soggy. Place half of the peaches on a cutting board and finely chop.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Spray skillet generously with cooking spray.
  4. Place one tortilla in the skillet and top with half of the chicken mixture and half of the finely chopped peaches.
  5. Place a second tortilla on top of the chicken mixture and lightly press down. Spray top tortilla with cooking spray.
  6. Cover skillet with a lid and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until bottom tortilla is lightly browned underneath.
  7. Carefully invert quesadilla onto a large plate and slide back into skillet. Cover skillet and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted and quesadilla is lightly browned on both sides.
  8. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Place both large quesadillas on a cutting board and cut each into 8 wedges. Serve with remaining peach slices.

Sideline Beef Sliders

Makes 8


  • 1-1/4 pounds extra lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons dried onion flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 slider buns or Hawaiian rolls
  • Condiments and toppings of your choice


  1. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, onion flakes, Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper.
  2. Shape beef mixture into 8 patties.
  3. In a nonstick grill pan over medium-high heat, grill burgers until cooked through, about 3 minutes per side.
  4. Place burgers in between buns and serve with condiments and toppings of your choice.

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Michele Borboa, MS
Michele Borboa, MS is a contributing editor for specializing in health, fitness, and all things food. She is a veteran health and fitness professional, personal chef, and mom in Bozeman, Montana. She is also the author of the time-saving cookbook Make-Ahead Meals Made Healthy (Fair Winds Press, July 2011). You can contact Michele at or give her a tweet at