Poker night can be a real blast when you take the time to serve up some killer poker party foods! When preparing for a poker party, nothing could be more fun than adding a theme to the event and good food. Some great party themes and décor that I’ve experienced include; Casino Night, Mardi Gras, and a Hawaiian Luau.
The key to a great poker party is all in your preparation. Before your guests arrive you should have everything set to go. Table clean, clear and setup, babysitter arranged, sturdy paper plates, napkins, background music, and let’s not forget the food.
Below are a few quick and simple crowd pleasers that make for delicious Poker Party Foods.
Double Baked Potatoes
Ingredients: 6 potatoes, sour cream, butter/margarine, bacon bits, salt/pepper, chives, cheddar or pepper jack cheese
These taste great and are easy to make. Take 6 potatoes and thoroughly wash the skins, then poke with a fork five or six times, drop into a microwave safe bowl and pop them into the microwave for about 8-12 minutes (or until tender). Once baked, pull the spuds out of the microwave. On a cutting surface, slice them all in half. Next with a table spoon or an ice cream scoop, scrape the insides into a mixing bowl leaving just a husk of skin with a small amount of potato inside. Place the husks on a baking tray and set them aside for now. Next add some butter, chives, bacon bits, salt, pepper, shredded cheese and sour cream to the mixing bowl and using your mixer blend the ingredients until smooth, just like mashed potatoes. Now spoon the mixture back into the potato skins, top with a little more shredded cheese and pop in the oven until warm and melty. Now they’re ready to serve.
Ingredients: yellow or white corn chips, 1/2lb ground beef or turkey, 1 small can sliced jalapeños, 1 small can diced tomatoes, 1 small can sliced, sour cream, ½ of an onion (diced), bacon bits, shredded cheddar cheese, shredded pepper jack cheese, 1 packet of taco seasoning,
No one can resist these nachos! Start by combining your meat, diced onion and taco seasoning in a frying pan over med/high heat and stir until browned and broken up into very small chunks. On a platter, pour out a generous helping of corn chips. Next spoon out your freshly browned and seasoned meat into the center of the chips, and add several handfuls of cheese. Sprinkle on some bacon bits and place in the oven at 300 degrees or microwave about a minute until cheese is melted. Now you can add your cold ingredients; jalapenos, olives, diced tomatoes, and a dollop of sour cream. Now they’re ready to serve.
Fresh amp; Spicy Guacamole Dip
Ingredients: 3 ripe avocados, ½ tsp lemon juice, 1 tsp chili powder
Not your ordinary guacamole. Slice avocados in halves and remove the pits. Using a fork, scoop out the avocado meat into a bowl, add the lemon juice and chili powder. Mix and mash with the fork until creamy. The lemon juice will help prevent browning. Now your ready to serve it up with some chips.
Fast and Easy Pizza Bread
Ingredients: 1pkg of 6-8″hoagie rolls, 1 small can of tomato sauce, shredded mozzarella cheese, (favorite toppings of your choice), Italian seasonings of choice
It doesn’t get any easier than this. Open and pour your can of tomato sauce into a bowl, stir in some garlic powder, oregano, and basil. Then set that aside. Next grab a baking sheet, split and layout the sandwich rolls on it. Using a small ladle or table spoon add sauce to each half roll. Top each roll with shredded cheese and any of your favorite pizza toppings. Pop in the oven at 325 degrees until melted. For crispy bread, baste the edges of the rolls with olive oil, (or another cooking oil of your choice) before adding the sauce and toppings. Ready to serve!
Make your next poker night a smashing success with these great poker party food ideas.