TV food and snacks for World Cup 2014

Can't tear your family away from the telly during the World Cup? These meal and snack ideas will keep you going during the main matches.


Italian job toasted treat Chinese chicken wraps Spanish tortilla omelette
Put some Parma ham, basil and beef tomato slices on a lovely ciabatta, toast and serve. You can also use turkey to make these soft, savoury and easy-to-eat Chinese wraps, which use honey for extra sweetness. Great served hot and cold, especially with big chunks of crusty bread and a cerveza.  
Pork burgers Chicken and mushroom bites Pitta pizzas
A twist on the traditional beef burger, this pork recipe uses fennel seeds for an intriguing and punchy flavour.  Perfect for larger gatherings, these chicken and mushroom bites would be lovely served with a dollop of sweet chilli sauce.  Use whatever toppings you like to make these super rapid pitta pizzas, ready in just 10 minutes from start to finish.
Crispy potato skins Lovely chicken fingers Quick Thai low fat salad
Using just olive oil and baking potatoes, you can be as inventive as you like with the sides - try salsa or sour cream. You can cut down on the time needed to make these by using premade sage and onion stuffing for an inventive way to get more flavour. It doesn't all have to be stodgy fingerfood - this incredibly zingy Thai salad is packed with healthy veggies.  
Trashy weekend chilli Chilli cheese dip Courgette fritters
This unbelievably easy chilli comes complete with a bag of Doritos, to up the glam factor, so perfect for vegging out in front of the telly. For a truly amazing homemade dip that will stop you in your tracks, try this one, which uses fresh coriander, plum tomatoes, chilli and more.


Made with sweetcorn, garlic and a generous helping of courgette, shallow fry these fritters to make a lovely and nutritious snack.
Chorizo TV pasta
Raspberry chicken drumsticks Tzatziki
Chorizo pasta is easy to make in bulk, and with roasted peppers and loads of garlic, this version is bursting with rich flavours Chicken drumsticks are always a winner for football games, and this inventive version uses raspberry jam to make a sticky glaze.


Cool and refreshing, this recipe for the Greek yoghurt dip tzatziki provides a nice contrast against cheesy, spicy snacks. 


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