Low Fat Steakhouse Appetizer Hack for Game Time Grub

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Now that football season is over I thought I would gain my TV and family time back. NO way not in our house. With my son playing on a recreation basketball league and college and professional basketball games already in full gear, I have lost the contest. So if you can’t fight them, join them right!! Since I can usually throw a slam dunk in the kitchen I thought I would mix up our game time grub and create this low Fat Steakhouse Appetizer Hack using Alexia Foods that we so love. 

Low Fat Steakhouse Appetizer Hack for Game Time Grub


For game time this weekend we made a low fat version of a famous steakhouse appetizer, you know it has onions and it blooms… Instead of going thru the tedious steps to create the giant onion, we substituted Alexia’s Onion Rings. They are so flavorful and you bake them to reduce some calories. 

Low Fat Steakhouse Appetizer Hack for Game Time Grub

The steakhouse flavor comes from the  easy to make dipping sauce. Since game time grub usually is full of snack food we thought we would reduce the calories and fat in our sauce without jeopardizing any flavor. We used Low -fat mayonnaise and non-fat Greek yogurt in our version. I made it while no one was home to see my substitutions and no one noticed!! Score MOM!


For a fun display we added some olives in our onion ring dip bowl to look like a basketball.

Low Fat Steakhouse Appetizer Hack for Game Time Grub

Originally I was thinking I would create a maple and mustard dip for the sweet potato fries but ended up using it for both the crinkle fries and Alexia sweet potato fries.

  Mix things up for your basketball viewing party, we served the french fries in individual cups so everyone could get a little sample of each flavor. Just put a little parchment paper in a plastic cup and you have a great french fry serving idea.

game-day-snacks Low Fat Steakhouse Appetizer Hack for Game Time Grub

Game Time Grub is not complete without dessert, we had to make some Basketball covered cookies on a stick. Everything is better on a stick don’t you think. 


We found everything we needed for the entire game time grub basketball party at our Walmart store, including the striped napkins and Alexia Foods. 


For more fun Game Time Grub Ideas be sure to check out Alexia Foods Pinterest Page. 

 #gametimegrub Low Fat Steakhouse Appetizer Hack for Game Time Grub

Low Fat Steakhouse Appetizer Hack for Game Time Grub

Steak Restaurant Onion Appetizer Hack

Steak Restaurant Onion Appetizer Hack

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

a lower fat version of a famous steak house onion appetizer


  • 1/4 cup low fat or non-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup non fat Greek Yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons creamed horseradish
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 dash black pepper
  • 1 dash cayenne
  • 1 bag of Alexia Foods Onion Rings


  1. Mix al the dip ingredients together and let sit in fridge for at least 1 hour.
  2. Bake the onion rings per the directions on the bag.
  3. Serve with the dip

What are your favorite game time snacks? Love to add them to my rotation. 

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  1. Those all look great! I had been wondering about the Alexia products….. I will have to give them a try

  2. Some great ideas. Diane @ Mrs U Makes.

  3. Looks like some great grub!! I love Alexia!

  4. I love the Alexa onion rings. I need to make this dip to go with them

  5. Great Layout. I’ve never heard of that particular Brand but it looks absolutely delicious

  6. You did a great job with the presentation. I think everything looks tasty!

  7. Alexia is the only brand of fries we buy (but I do love those onions at restaurants!) Making them at home means saving money and I don’t even have to get dressed up!

  8. Sweet potato fries and onion rings are awesome! Alexia makes some yummy stuff.

  9. I love this product line because compared to other brands it is much healthier and has more flavors!

  10. My hubby is a huge sports fan! I should make this for him the next time he has the guys over!

  11. Oooh, I make a similar dipping sauce for fries, but I love that you made it low fat. I would never have thought to use Greek yogurt I am going to have to try that for a healthier twist. Thanks for the idea!

  12. Wow. That layout looks amazing. love all the goodies you have.

  13. See, I am the opposite, I had no clue they had crinkled fries, but love their onion rings… 🙂 Definitely going to check out the store next time I go

  14. I love the way you set up your gametime food! The basketballs on the stick look really fun and I love the fries in a cup! #client

  15. Everyone in my family loves those appetizers. They’d love to try this low fat homemade version!

  16. I love Alexia onion rings! That dip and everything else sounds SO good also!!

  17. YUM that dip and all those fixins look so good and perfect for game day.

  18. I love love loooove Alexia’s sweet potato tots but I didn’t know that they had onion rings. I am ruined!

  19. We are BIG on dips at our house. That is a great idea 🙂

  20. Oh what fun. I love how you put them in little easy-to-grab cups. I am totally stealing this idea and the dip for our next gathering. 🙂

  21. Yummy recipe! I love the Alexia products for dinner sides.

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