Super Bowl parties are on top of mind for sports fans this weekend — but what will you serve to your guests? If you make your dollar stretch when serving a group it will allow you to splurge in other areas.

Certain foods are king when it comes to cheap cuisine: pasta, rice, tuna, eggs, potatoes, beans, lentils, and whole chicken. Learn to cook with those ingredients and you’ll be set with inexpensive tasty meals for life. Need some ideas for this Sunday (and beyond)? Click below for some recipes and some deals this week from Rainbow Foods and Cub Foods that will help you make them.

30-Minute Chili

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This chili is easy to make and will feed a group in no time. With four simple ingredients (ground beef, 1 can of diced tomatoes, 1 can of kidney beans and a package of chili season) you will be serving your guests a hearty dish! You can always substitute in shredded chicken for the beef to give your gang a different flavor. Add a dollop of sour cream (see deal below) and you’re all set!


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If you are looking to satisfy everyone’s taste buds with a tasty pasta dish, try this one. You can feed the group for around $7! That means you’ll have enough money left over for some tasty bread too.

Five-Veggie Stir Fry

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This is a healthier alternative for the meat-heavy holiday (ie. Super Bowl Sunday)! Double the recipe to feed a group of eight and you can even use some of the frozen vegetables (shown below) as substitutes to save some money. Can’t stand a meal without meat? Try adding in cubed chicken breasts or salad-sized shrimp to the recipe.

Grocery Deals This Week That Will Help You Stretch Your Game Day Budget

Roundy’s Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts – 3 lb. bag, frozen ($5.88)
Roundy’s Fresh Idaho Russet Potatoes – 10 lb. bag ($2.49)
Fancy Navel Oranges – 4 lb. bag ($3.29)

Cub Foods
Butter Kernel Vegetables, S&W Beans, Cub Tomatoes – canned (2 for $1)
Arctic Shores Salad Shrimp – 1 lb. bag, frozen ($4.99)
Kemps Sour Cream – 16 oz ($0.98)
Eat Smart Cut Vegetables – 10-12 oz. bag, frozen (2 for $4)

-Alison Lorge is a web producer and consumer blogger at WCCO. Text WCCODEALS to 84816 for deals of the week

Comments (7)
  1. pat says:

    super article and not only for the Super Bowl.

  2. Lynn says:

    Great idea Alison Lorge! Is there site we can send recipes to?

  3. ajlorge says:

    Thanks all! If you would like to share your recipes with others feel free to email them to me by clicking on the link with my name in it above (at the bottom of the blog post). I will save them for an upcoming blog post with more recipes under $10. Thanks again for the feedback!

  4. Sgt says:

    Whats a Super Bowl Party?

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