It's that time of the year! The time of year when Aaron ventures off to the Big Game (his eighth adventure to the Big Game!) and I plot and plan what I will bring to this year's Game Day party. Last year I was going to simply pick up cupcakes from our favorite bakery. I wandered into the store 30 minutes before game day and they were slashing the price on this monstrosity of a football helmet shaped cake that must have weighed at least 30 pounds and I just couldn't help myself. Since I feel that the equipment shaped confection set the bar extra high, this year has got to be good! When Stonefire asked if we would create some Game Day inspired recipes with their delicious Naan bread I decided it was just the extra boost of motivation I needed. We spent the weekend in our new kitchen, recipe testing and shooting our favorites that turned out so delicious! (We've actually been enjoying the original Stonefire Naan bread all winter long with soup-- it's really great and flavorful!) Keep reading for the full recipes for Naan Italian Nachos, Kale Caesar Naan Tacos, and the most delicious slow-cooked Pulled Pork Sliders you have ever set your eyes on!
Pulled Pork Naan Sliders with Pickles and Crispy Onions
(makes 8 sliders)
prep time: 20 minutes (including time spent to shred the pork)
cook time: 8 hours (including time spent to slow cook the pork)
- 2 packages of Stonefire garlic naan bread, cut into quarters
- 2 c. shredded pulled pork (we slow cooked ours overnight and followed this recipe)
- ¼ c. barbecue sauce
- ¼ c. pickles (shaped as chips, not spears)
- ¼ c. crispy onions
Toast quartered Naan pieces until golden brown, but not too crispy.
Split pork evenly among the eight sandwiches, then top with barbecue sauce, pickles and crispy onions. Add the top piece of Naan bread and enjoy! (We served ours with coleslaw!)
Naan Italian Nachos
(serves 6 as an appetizer)
prep time: 10 minutes
cook time: 23 minutes
Ingredients for Nachos:
- 2 packages of Stonefire Original Naan bread, cut into triangles
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. pepper
- 1 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 c. cooked and crumbled Italian sausage
- ¼ c. sliced hard slami
- ¼ c. diced red bell pepper
- 3 Tbsp. chopped pepperoncinis
- 2 Tbsp. chopped basil
- 1 Tbsp. butter
- 1 Tbsp. flour
- 1 ½ c. whole milk, warm
- 3 slices or ½ c. grated provolone cheese
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Arrange triangles of Stonefire Naan bread on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper
Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
While chips are baking, melt butter in a sauce pan over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook for one minute. Slowly whisk in the warm milk and stir constantly until it begins to thicken, about 3-4 minutes. Turn heat off and add provolone cheese, stirring until melted. Season with salt and pepper.
Remove chips from oven and top with mozzarella cheese, sausage, salami, bell pepper, and pepperoncini.
Place back in the oven and broil for 3 minutes, until cheese is melted, but not brown. Remove from oven and transfer to a serving platter. Top with provolone cheese sauce and basil. Enjoy!
Kale Caesar Salad Naan Tacos with Grilled Chicken
(makes 8 tacos)
prep time: 15 minutes
cook time: 1 minute
- 2 packages of Stonefire mini naan bread (8 total pieces of Naan bread)
- 2 cups of lacinato kale, chopped
- ¼ c. caesar dressing
- ¼ c. grated parmesan cheese
- 1 grilled chicken breast cut into thin strips
- 1 lime, cut into quarters
In a bowl, combine kale, dressing and parmesan until well mixed together.
Wrap Naan bread pieces 4 at a time in a slightly damp paper towel and microwave for 20 seconds until warm and pliable. This will make them easier to form into tacos. (We used these taco racks to make things even easier!)
Fill "tacos" with kale salad and grilled chicken strips. Season with a pinch of lime and enjoy!
What are your game day plans? I love making as much in advance as possible when hosting so you're not stuck in the kitchen listening to everyone else's play by play reactions. Also, consider creating grab-and-go snacks by making them personal sized so that people invested in the game can easily hit up the food bar and get back to the action without missing a beat! Don't forget to add coasters and side tables near the television for people to watch and dine with ease! Lastly, don't feel like you have to pull out your best dinnerware-- it is a football game after all. I love these disposable plates that are fully biodegradable and compostable.
Happy Game Day weekend, friends! If you'd like to save on your next Stonefire Naan purchase, click here for an exclusive coupon!
Photos by Aaron Pinkston
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