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As the football postseason heats up and we get deeper into the playoffs, that means the Big Game is right around the corner. And THAT means that it’s time to start planning your Super Bowl party menu! Whether the game is weeks away or just a few days away, it’s never too late to come up with a delicious and unique menu that will ensure your guests have a great time. With the right ingredients and recipes, you can create a memorable party that everyone will be talking about for weeks. And it’s always a good idea to start your shopping ahead of time and take advantage of sales and discounts — and avoid the Big Game weekend rush.
When it comes to the ultimate Super Bowl party menu, you want to make sure it includes a variety of crowd-pleasing appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Start with some classic game-day munchies like chips and dip, guacamole, buffalo wings, and loaded nachos. For the main course, go with the classics like hearty burgers, hot dogs, or pulled pork sandwiches. For a sweet treat, consider doing something on theme like making a football-shaped cake or cupcakes decorated with team colors. And no party is complete without plenty of beverages, so stock up on beer, soda, and maybe a specialty cocktail to add a festive touch to your party. Here are some of the best game day recipes to crush your Super Bowl party.
Studies have shown that there is one day a year in which the most avocadoes are consumed — the national holiday that we know and love as Super Bowl Sunday. Guacamole has become a staple of Super Bowl Sunday over the years. The creamy, flavorful dip is the perfect accompaniment to traditional Super Bowl snacks like chips and salsa. It can be made with a variety of ingredients, including avocados, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and even red and yellow peppers, jalapeños, or serrano chiles for a zesty layer of sweet heat. It can be served as a dip, spread, or topping for all kinds of snacks.
When it comes to Super Bowl appetizers, anything that can be eaten without utensils or a plate gets bonus points. Pigskins in a Blanket (a.k.a. pigs in a blanket) are the perfect game-day snack, and they’re sure to be a hit with your guests. All you need is refrigerated crescent rolls, cocktail wieners (or mini hot dogs), and your favorite game-day condiments like ketchup, mustard, BBQ sauce, or honey mustard. If you’ve never made pigs in a blanket before, then you can rest assured it ranks relatively low on the food prep challenge scale.
Speaking of delicious finger foods, chicken taquitos are another game-day favorite. These crispy, flavorful tacos filled with shredded chicken and cheese make a great game-day snack or entree. The best part is that they’re baked instead of fried, so you can feel good about serving them to your guests. Serve them alone or with a side of guacamole, salsa, or sour cream.
The city of Buffalo is going to be represented on Super Bowl Sunday one way or another, and game day isn’t game day without some buffalo chicken wings. The spicy, savory flavors of Buffalo sauce and crispy fried wings pair perfectly with a cold beer or soda. To kick up the flavor even more, you can add a pinch of brown sugar or honey to your favorite wing sauce recipe for some sweetness, or sprinkle on some blue cheese crumbles after the wings have finished cooking.
For game day, you can’t go wrong with a heaping plate of nachos. The classic snack is always a gameday fave and it comes with a pile of topping options to make it your own. Take traditional nachos up a few notches by baking them in the oven for added crispiness and flavor. Load up a baking sheet with tortilla chips, cheese, jalapenos, black beans, tomatoes, and salsa for an irresistible game-day snack that’s sure to be a hit with the crowd.
The Cowboys are always in the running to make it to the Super Bowl, but no matter who you are rooting for, you should always consider serving up some delicious cowboy caviar. This zesty southwestern-style dip is a great way to please a crowd, as it’s made with a combination of black-eyed peas, corn, tomatoes, and peppers, all tossed in a tangy blend of cilantro and lime. Serve it with tortilla chips for a delicious, easy-to-make appetizer that will be sure to satisfy your guests.
For a mouth-watering, scrumptious addition to your game day menu, try making some fried mac and cheese balls. This game-day favorite is always guaranteed to score big with your guests. All you need is cooked elbow macaroni, cheddar cheese, breadcrumbs, egg whites, and a few other ingredients for a delicious game-day snack that no one can resist.
Grilled cheese sandwiches are simple and basic and will likely never be turned down. But to take your Super Bowl party menu to the next level, consider swapping in jalapeno poppers for your classic grilled cheese sandwich. The combination of melty cheese and jalapeño peppers make these sandwiches a modern game-day favorite. Serve them with a side of chips or fries, and you’ve got yourself a winning pairing that will be sure to please the whole crowd. Bonus points if you pull out the football-shaped cookie cutter and cut these bad boys into a football shape.
On Super Bowl Sunday, you can’t go wrong with a classic. When it comes to game day recipes, classic grilled hamburgers and hot dogs are a long-time MVP. To make your game day grilling extra special, consider making homemade burgers or hot dogs. You can mix ground beef with spices and seasonings, form into patties, and grill to perfection. Serve with all the fixings like lettuce, tomato, onion, ketchup and mustard. Hot dogs can be grilled for a few minutes until they are heated through and served with chili, cheese, onions, relish, and more.
Football and chili seem to go hand in hand. Whether you’re tailgating outside the stadium or serving a few dozen of your closest friends for a Super Bowl party, chili is easy to make in bulk and makes a great game-time meal. Consider a classic ground beef chili or something more unique like turkey chili or vegetarian chili to keep your guests fueled up all game long. Top it off with some diced onions, tomatoes, jalapenos, sour cream, and grated cheese. Serve it with tortilla chips, bread, or simply let your guests shovel it out of the bowl and into their bellies.
One of the more unique Super Bowl party food ideas that is getting more attention, serving chicken and waffle sliders at your Super Bowl party is a sweet and savory way to enhance your game day menu. You can make these bite-sized treats by using pre-made waffle bites, crispy fried chicken tenders, honey mustard, and a few other simple ingredients. Then, just assemble them and put them in the oven to bake until golden and crispy. Serve them with a side of syrup for a sweet and savory combination that your guests won’t be able to resist.
Who doesn’t love bacon? Put a game-day spin on classic shrimp skewers by wrapping your shrimp in bacon for an extra layer of flavor. Then, brush them with honey BBQ sauce, and place them on the grill or broil in the oven to get that crispy charred finish. You can serve these as appetizers along with some ranch dressing for dipping or as a main dish. Either way, these bacon-wrapped shrimp skewers are sure to be a hit with your game day guests.
No game day is complete without dessert. If you want to get really creative, try taking your Super Bowl game day snacks up a notch by making a football-themed cake. It doesn’t have to be complicated – you can simply make a round cake and use white icing to draw on football laces for an easy game-day decoration. You can also buy pre-made edible decorations in various shapes, such as mini footballs, helmets, or figures of your favorite players. Get creative and see what kind of game-day masterpiece you can create.
Make your Super Bowl party menu extra special with these delicious game day recipes. From classic burgers and dogs to unique dishes like chicken and waffle sliders, you’re sure to find something that everyone at your Super Bowl party will love! So don’t forget the game-day snacks – they can be just as important as who wins the game. Happy Super Bowl Sunday!
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