June 30, 2023
Posted: October 15, 2021 2:36 pm
There are plenty of snacks you can make for movie night other than regular popcorn. There are also plenty of dinner ideas you can make for movie night. Below are a few ideas you can add to your menu the next time you want to cozy up on a sofa and watch a film.
Movie night will be incomplete without having popcorn on the menu. However, you do not have to make popcorn the conventional way. There are plenty of different ways to make popcorn, such as this bacon caramel popcorn. To make bacon caramel popcorn, you will need maple syrup, water, sugar, Ceylon black tea bag, heavy whipping cream, paprika, fine sea salt, peanuts, crispy cooked chopped bacon, olive oil, and popcorn kernels. Click here for the bacon caramel popcorn recipe.
Nachos are a popular snack on movie nights, even better when they are accompanied by creamy guacamole. No matter how you enjoy making and having them, nachos are always the perfect snack. To make this movie night nachos with creamy guacamole and chorizo, you will need sour cream, chopped coriander, lime zest and juice, and ripe avocados for the creamy guacamole.
For the chorizo beans, you will need clear honey, smoked paprika, black beans, cubed chorizo, finely chopped red onion, and olive oil. You will need thinly sliced radishes and tomatoes cut into small pieces, finely sliced red onions, sugar, and white wine vinegar for the pickled onion salsa.
You will also need thinly sliced red and green chillies, grated cheddar cheese, and salted tortilla chips. Click here for the movie night nachos with creamy guacamole and chorizo.
Cheese fries with bacon will always be a big movie night hit. Besides, you cannot go wrong with French fries. It is also pretty easy to make them, and it helps to bake them instead of frying them if you would like to avoid the mess of oil splatter. The best thing about cheese fries is that you can make different variations based on your preference. You will need frozen French fries, mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, parsley, green onions, and bacon. Click here for the cheese fries with bacon recipe.
You can easily dress bananas in chocolate and sprinkle them with your desired toppings. This is an excellent addition to your at-home movie night menu. You will need salted peanuts that are chopped coarsely, bananas, wooden skewers or popsicle sticks, and chopped semi-sweet chocolate. For the chocolate covered bananas recipe, click here.
These are delicious and also super easy to make. You do not have to bake them, and all the ingredients are store-bought, making them a convenient treat to have on your at-home movie night menu. You can make this ahead of time and let your freezer do the rest while you prep other snacks or meals you will have at movie night. You will need pistachios that are finely chopped, crisp butter waffle cookies, finely grated lemon zest, lemon curd, and chilled crème Fraiche. Click here for the frozen lemon cream sandwich recipe.
You can have popcorn chicken as a light movie snack at home. You can also make them as your dinner and serve them with several sides. If you have it as a snack, you could make a spicy aioli to use as your dip. There are several ways to make popcorn chicken. This particular method will require cubed boneless and skinless chicken breast, oil, lemon juice, eggs, ground black pepper, salt, garlic powder, and flour. Click here for the popcorn chicken recipe.
Chunky guacamole is the only thing that is better than guacamole. This version uses very few ingredients to keep it tasting fresh. You can serve it with tortilla chips, pork rinds, or cheese crisps. You will need finely chopped green or red chilli, finely chopped red onion, chopped coriander leaves and stalks, lime juice, avocados, and ripe tomato. Click here for the chunky guacamole recipe.
Smoked paprika potato chips would be a great addition to the at-home movie night menu. You can use store-bought chips or make yours from scratch. If you are making them from scratch, you will need salt, Spanish smoked paprika, olive oil, large russet potatoes, and nonstick cooking spray. Click here for the smoked paprika potato chips recipe.
These air fryer meatballs will make the perfect movie night snack, and you can pair them with a sauce. They are pretty easy to make, and you can even make them ahead and freeze them. Their outside stays crispy while the inside stays tender. You can make them how you make your regular meatballs, except that you will air fry them instead of baking. You will need seasoned Italian breadcrumbs, grated parmesan cheese, egg, minced garlic, salt, Italian seasoning, ground pork, and lean ground beef. Click here for the air fryer meatballs recipe.
Tacos are perfect for movie night dinners since they are pretty easy to make. Make at-home ground beef tacos for a change instead of ordering takeout. You will need taco shells, water, tomato sauce, ground black pepper, garlic powder, dried oregano, salt, ground cumin, chilli powder, and lean ground beef. You can opt for guacamole, sour cream, taco sauce, diced red onions, chopped tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and shredded cheese for the toppings. Click here for the taco recipe.
This mini sandwiches are perfect for your at-home movie night menu. Have them as the main dish for your movie night. You will need fresh ground black pepper, unsalted butter, roughly chopped fresh cilantro leaves, and grated smoked gouda. Other ingredients include grated mozzarella, thinly sliced red onion, BBQ sauce, shredded cooked chicken, and split slider buns. For the BBQ chicken sliders recipe, click here.
If you enjoy Chinese on your movie night and date night dates, then making this egg roll noodle at home for your movie night is an excellent idea. The ingredients needed to make egg roll noodles include matchstick carrots, thinly sliced green cabbage, thin strips of red bell pepper, ground pork, finely minced ginger, and garlic, thinly sliced yellow onion, vegetable oil, and ramen noodles.
For the sauce, you will need ground black or white pepper, sriracha sauce, oyster sauce, rice vinegar, light brown vinegar, sesame oil, low sodium chicken broth, lite soy sauce, and cornstarch. You can garnish with a drizzle of sesame oil and green onions. Click here for the egg roll noodle recipe.
You cannot go wrong when you serve pasta for dinner. This pasta is packed with flavor and will be an excellent addition to your at-home movie night menu. It is also pretty quick and easy to prepare. You will need pepper, salt, Cajun seasoning, lime juice, olive oil, and chicken breast for the Cajun chicken.
For the creamy Cajun sauce, you will need garlic, pepper, onions, and mushrooms. Add this in a sauce of chicken stock, parmesan, cream, and butter. You can finish with parsley and Cajun seasoning. You will, of course, need pasta too. Click here for the creamy Cajun chicken pasta.
Instead of ordering pizza, consider making homemade pizza for movie night. If you are making the dough from scratch, you will need room temperature water, extra virgin olive oil, instant yeast, salt, and bread flour.
You will need salt, sugar, peeled tomatoes, red pepper flakes, dried oregano, roughly chopped garlic, and extra virgin olive oil for the sauce. You will need ground pecorino romano cheese, natural casing pepperoni, and mozzarella cheese to assemble then bake. Click here for the Sicilian pizza recipe.
English muffin pizza will be an excellent addition to the movie night menu, especially if you have kids. They can easily enjoy this with their favorite movie. They are easy to make and are also a healthy option. You can use any toppings, pizza sauce, or cheese you want since this recipe is pretty versatile. You can also make it in an air fryer, grill, microwave, toaster oven, and oven.
You will need Italian seasoning, shredded mozzarella cheese, black pepper, salt, pizza sauce, extra virgin oil, and split whole wheat English muffins. You can have toppings of choice, including sautéed veggies like mushrooms or spinach or pepperonis. You can serve with thinly sliced fresh basil. Click here for the English muffin pizza recipe.
Movie night cannot be complete without you having drinks to wash down all the food. Instead of opting for a standard soda, you could make a chocolate milkshake. Milkshakes are some of the easiest drinks you can make at home, and if you are not huge on chocolate, you can always substitute it with your preferred flavor.
You will only need three ingredients for this recipe, vanilla ice cream, chocolate-flavored syrup, and milk. Click here for the chocolate milkshake recipe.
A vodka martini would be great to have when you are hosting a movie night with adults. You can also have wine or beer if you prefer those. There are different ways to make a martini, and while some enjoy it with gin, this variation uses vodka, which is equally great. You will need a dash of orange bitters, dry vermouth, and vodka. You can garnish using a lemon twist. Click here for the vodka martini recipe.
Making protein smoothies will perhaps be the easiest thing on your movie night menu. There are different types of smoothies, so choose what you enjoy. To make this vanilla berry protein smoothie, you will need frozen blackberries, frozen raspberries, frozen strawberries, vanilla protein powder, and milk, yoghurt, or water. Click here for the vanilla berry protein smoothie.
Strawberry cream soda is easy to make since you will only need three ingredients and is also an excellent choice for a movie night instead of serving plain soda. You will need cream, club soda, and strawberry puree. Click here for the strawberry cream soda recipe.
Make at-home movie night fun and add different meals and snacks to the menu other than candy, soda, and regular popcorn.
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