Are you thinking of having people over for the SuperBowl? You have the beer covered, that part is a no brainer, but what about the food? Here are some excellent touchdown snacks that will get you and your guests ready for the action.
- Chicken Wings
Chicken wings are the absolute ultimate game day food. You can prepare these on the grill, in the oven, or deep-fried. Go ahead and toss them in buffalo, teriyaki, or go plain with salt and pepper. If you plan on serving wings on Superbowl Sunday, make sure you accompany them with celery and blue cheese. It just wouldn’t be wings without it.
Whether it’s NY style, Detroit Style or Chicago deep-dish, there’s just something about pizza that makes it delicious. Everything from the dough to the savory sauce to the toppings, pizza makes the perfect game-watching snack. Opt-out of delivery and impress your guests by making your own pizza. Instead of baking your pizza in the oven, try grilling your pizza.
3. Cocktail Meatballs
Cocktail meatballs make the perfect appetizer and are easy to make. You can usually make these ahead of time, so when it comes time for your party to start, you will have to heat them and simmer in the sauce you choose. Serve in a crockpot with toothpicks.
4. Seven Layer Dip
Of course, It wouldn’t be a party without chips and dip. Why not go all out with a 7-layer dip. The seven-layer dip is one of the best party appetizers ever with layers of fresh salsa, refried beans, guacamole, cheddar cheese, and your favorite toppings. It is an easy dip that everyone loves! Just layer all of your fresh ingredients into a 9×13 pan and chill. Break it out when guests start arriving.
5. Pulled Pork Sandwiches
You cannot, I repeat, cannot go wrong with pulled pork sandwiches on game day. Nothing goes better with football than American barbeque. Go ahead and cook this in your slow cooker, or better yet on your smoker. Pulled pork is for sure to be a game hit; even if your team loses, you may not even notice.
Sliders are the classic tailgating food for football fans. If you live where there is mild weather and you can grill, then I highly recommend moving your party outside for part of the game and cooking some sliders for your guests to enjoy.
Chili is the perfect game day food. With Superbowl Sunday set on the first weekend of February, why not throw on a pot of your favorite comfort food, chili. For a bonus, grill up some hotdogs with your sliders above and have chili dogs for the big game.
Why not go a bit Tex-Mex and add nachos on the menu? Have some leftover pulled pork you want to throw on these? Don’t be afraid to load these up with all your favorites, and the sky is the limit when it comes to nachos. Don’t forget your jalapenos!
Queso is a must this SuperBowl Sunday. It is a Mexican-inspired appetizer of thick and creamy melted cheese. It’s not to be mistaken for queso fundido, a dish of solely melted hot cheese. The best way to make homemade queso is with a block of Velveeta cheese and a can of Rotel tomatoes. Melt those together in a saucepan, and you have affordable, fantastic queso for your guests!
10. Potato Skins
Homemade potato skins are always a big crowd pleaser! These are easy to make, deliciously crispy with a buttered garlic exterior, and then fully loaded with bacon, cheese, and green onions!
There you have it, the list of some of the most popular SuperBowl favorites. Are you cheering for a particular team? Try catering to your menu in that region. This year it will be the Kansas City Chiefs vs. San Fransisco 49ers. If you are a Chiefs fan, then hands down your menu should include Kansas City BBQ on it. Are you a 49ers fan? Then you will have to add fresh sourdough bread on your list. Make sourdough bread bowls and fill with your chili or clam chowder (an ode to the Fisherman’s Wharf). Or, fresh sourdough bread sliced and stuffed with your favorite sandwich fixings is always a crowd favorite. If you are only tuning in for the halftime show and commercials while flipping back and forth from the Puppy Bowl, maybe prep a meat and cheese tray with a couple of bottles of wine. Whatever direction you decide to go is a win. Let’s hope your team wins too!