Whether you watch the Super Bowl for the football, for the commercials or as just as a reason to drink beer and eat your weight in food, you can always have fun getting together with friends and making it into a potluck occasion.
While I am a big football fan, I don’t always care about who is playing. Sometimes I fall into the “only here for the food category” but this year I will be cheering on my team, the Patriots, against the Falcons in Super Bowl LI. I even have my Edelman jersey ready to go (if you don’t know who he is – just look him up).
So that you don’t show up empty handed for your Super Bowl party, I have put together a recipe guide perfect for watching the Super Bowl or for participating in any other game day. While these aren’t the healthiest recipes, “healthiest” gets tossed aside for this Sunday. Think: chicken wings, things topped with cheese, fried anything, sour cream and bacon. Oh well, I guess you can count the celery and the carrots that go with the wings as “healthy”. Whether a tailgate or watch party these recipes are sure to be a hit.
Check out the best recipes for your Super Bowl celebrations:
These crispy battered and fried cauliflower bites tossed in homemade buffalo sauce are a great vegetarian alternative to buffalo chicken wings.
Whenever I have leftover chili I like to roast a few sweet potatoes and stuff them with the chili and top them with sour cream, cheese and green onions.
These wings are both sweet and spicy; with unique flavors and delicately crispy from a light breading.
I love the combination of smoky roasted corn with the spicy jalapeño and crispy onion strings on this burger.
This classic ground beef chili with tomatoes and kidney beans spiced with chili powder cooked with beer for added flavor.
Classic lightly fried chicken wings tossed in homemade buffalo sauce served with buttermilk blue cheese dressing.
These are the cool ranch Doritos of party mixes; everyone shovels it into their mouths like wild animals and it’s easy to make.
I went with classic potato skin toppings of cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon, sour cream, chives and jalapeño but feel free to switch up the toppings as you please!
I mean come on, everything tastes better with guac.
A game day and tailgating favorite! This dip combines cream cheese with rotisserie chicken, cheddar cheese, ranch and buffalo sauce.
These sticky wings are marinated in a sweet and savory mixture of soy sauce, lime juice, brown sugar and honey and garnished with crunchy roasted peanuts, green onions and cilantro leaves.
The nachos are first topped with queso, then melted cheddar cheese and crumbled queso fresco followed by pico de gallo, chicken, avocado, black beans and avocado.
Golden, crispy fried egg rolls filled with a blended cream cheese and jalapeño mixture paired with a huckleberry dipping sauce for a sweet and spicy appetizer.
This Bloody Mary is made from scratch from a mix of vodka, tomato juice, Worcestershire and horseradish. I serve it with add-ons like celery, a snow crab claw and candied bacon.
I use a mix of Monterey Jack, mozzarella, Cotija and Parmesan with the addition of chorizo, poblano peppers and mushrooms for texture and added flavor.
While all Philly cheesesteak sandwiches have steak, peppers, cheese and Italian rolls, there isn’t just one way to make them.
This dish brings the sweet and savory combination of fried chicken and waffles into one bite.
I serve homemade meatballs in between two halves of homemade garlic knot buns with melted mozzarella cheese.
Baked seasoned chicken wings tossed in a lemon pepper butter sauce perfect for serving a crowd on game day.
Pieces of dough are dipped in garlic herb butter and added to a baking tin with heaps of Cheddar cheese and baked until the dough is golden brown and the cheese is gooey.
These wings are marinated in a mixture of cumin, coriander, red pepper and toasted ground Sichuan peppercorns. Then they’re combined with a mix of brown sugar and soy sauce.
These buffalo chicken dumplings are filled with a seasoned ground chicken mixture and tossed in buffalo sauce and then paired with blue cheese dressing for dipping. Make ahead of time and steam or pan-fry right before your guests arrive!
Frito pie is essentially chili either served ladled over or topped with Frito® corn chips – it’s not an actual pie. The combination of meat, chili and corn chips, makes it appealing to every member of the family.