If you’ve agreed to be the host to watch this year’s big game, you know how important Super Bowl party food is. Along with the football pools, voting on the best commercials, and the half-time show, nothing will get the Monday morning quarterbacks talking more than the plethora of delicious snacks put forth for Super Bowl Sunday feasting.
This is one event where there is no need to go gourmet. The very best Super Bowl party foods are the traditional, beloved, comfort food classics that are synonymous with football’s biggest day of the year! From dips to wings, this is the Super Bowl party food that will make your event a hit.
When you get potato skins at a restaurant, chances are they are deep-fried — tasty, yes, but they can also be very greasy. This recipe bakes the potato skins until crispy, and then toppings are added before going back in the oven for a few more minutes until the cheese is hot and melted. But what really ups the taste of these skins are the toppings, and when it comes to toppings, the choices are pretty much endless:
- Go classic with bacon, cheddar cheese, chives/onions, and sour cream
- Ground beef seasoned with taco seasoning, cheese, and freshly chopped cilantro
- Leftover homemade mac and cheese or pulled pork
- Jalapeño slices and queso cheese
Anything that tastes this good and lets you cheat a little in the prep department has our interest. By using a store-bought rotisserie chicken, you’ll save time and effort, giving you extra time to create other recipes or just enjoy the pregame festivities. Plus, it only takes 20 minutes to prep and just 15 minutes to cook; the rest is just enjoying every spoonful.
Nachos are a must-have for Super Bowl Sunday, and this recipe includes all the nacho ingredients you know and love:
- Seasoned ground beef
- Refried beans
- Spicy salsa
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Tortilla chips
This snack is always a crowd-pleaser, and with good reason. You can help prevent the nachos from getting soggy during game time by serving the wet toppings — salsa, sour cream, etc. — on the side, and opt for real cheese versus processed liquid cheese.
A Super Bowl party without buffalo wings? No way! If you’ve decided against takeout wings and want to make them yourself this year, you’re going to love the ease and results you’ll get with this recipe. It uses frozen chicken wings, Frank’s RedHot sauce, a few spices, and your trusty crockpot and turns them into a succulent, finger-licking masterpiece.
Have some non-carnivores on your guest list? Fried mozzarella sticks are always a big hit. What’s not to like? Crunchy outside, gooey inside, and impossible to resist (especially when dipped in a bowl of zesty marinara sauce). They’re simple to make, but give the cheese a couple of hours in the freezer in order to do things right.
Super Bowl Sunday may possibly be the biggest dip day of the year. Between salsa and guacamole, onion dip, and buffalo chicken dip, you should always plan on having plenty of dips and spreads, along with chips, crackers, bread, and veggies for dipping.
Here are a few of our favorites
Seven-layer dip: This colossal seven-layer dip is the ultimate meal-in-a-bowl, and the perfect choice if you’re hosting a big, hungry crowd. With seven separate layers of ingredients, there’s a lot of taste and texture to enjoy with every bite: beans, salsa, guacamole, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, and onions — all flavored with spicy taco seasoning.
Crab dip: This yummy crab dip is absolutely addictive with chunks of jumbo crab meat, Old Bay seasoned cream cheese, and sharp cheddar cheese. Add crackers and toast points for dipping and you’re in business.
Pizza dip: Everything you love about pizza, in a dip! With a combo of cheese, sour cream, oregano, pizza sauce, and pepperoni (or not), it tastes exactly like pizza in a bowl. Top it with plenty of mozzarella before baking for the gooey, cheesy goodness that is sure to please grown-ups and kids alike. Serve with chips, breadsticks, or hunks of crusty Italian bread.
When it comes to Super Bowl Sunday, you don’t need to be fancy and you don’t need complicated recipes; you just need tried-and-true fan favorites that pair well with beer and can put your taste buds into overtime!
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