What to Cook for Super Bowl Sunday

It’s not exactly like I am a football aficionado. I don’t actually think football fans use the word aficionado very much.  But my guys are all big, big fans (how big of course depends who is playing), and I am a person who likes to cook for people while they are doing something they enjoy, so it all works out nicely.

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip

Here are some recipes you will want to consider for Super Bowl Sunday, no matter who makes it to the big game, and who ends up in front of the tv with you. We’ve got chili, we’ve got dips, we’ve got wings, we’ve got subs, we’ve got quesadillas, we’ve got pizza…we’ve got you!

43 Recipes for the Super Bowl and Game Day: Exactly what you want to eat while you are rooting for your team.

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43 Recipes for the Super Bowl and Game Day

Hot Jalapeno Popper Dip from Katie Workman/ themom100.com. Photo by Evi Abeler

Warm Jalapeno Popper Dip

It’s like a hundred jalapeno poppers got together and made themselves into a dip.

Barbacoa Beef Chili

Starting your chili with barbacoa beef cooked in the slow cooker means that you will have one of the most flavorful pots of chili ever.

Game Day Ground Beef Chili

Because you can always use one more chili recipe.

Slow Cooker Beef Chili

A super classic, soul satisfying chili, made in the crockpot.

Cheesy Garlic Bread

Buttery, cheesy, garlicky, this is the oh-my-god cheesy garlic bread of your dreams.

Easy Chipotle Sliders

These cute little sliders are kind of sophisticated as sliders go, but still totally game day party worthy.

Pulled Pork Quesadillas

The next time pulled pork enters your world, save some for these simple and truly satisfying cheesy pork quesadillas.

Oven Baked Cajun Sticky Ribs

These full-flavored ribs are marinated with a Southern-inspired rub, then baked in the oven and slathered with a basting sauce until they are juicy and tender.

Classic Macaroni Salad

This is the best kind of old-fashioned macaroni salad, starring a simple dressing and elbows, perfect for picnics and barbecues.

Classic Cheesy Beefy Lasagna

This is probably the favorite lasagna recipe of all time, the one lasagna recipe I know will deliver without fail.

Parmesan Feta Spinach Dip

A ridiculously crowd-pleasing and easy to make dip recipe that will have your friends jockeying to get next to the bowl. OId school style, and perfect for a party!

Oven Baked Beef Brisket

Can you make a Texas Style brisket in the oven? Try this recipe and see for yourself!

Four Cheese Pizza with Caramelized Onions

This refrigerated-dough based pizza recipe is topped with a ricotta blend, three more cheeses and a tangle of deeply flavored sauteed onions.

Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings

If you need a final tipping point reason to buy an air fryer, people, this just might be it.

Salsa Verde Garlic Bread

Slathering herby and scalliony salsa verde between pieces of baguette – a delicious and cheerfully green take on garlic bread.

Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

A new, easy way to get to heavenly grilled cheese sandwiches (with step by step instructions and photos!)

Meatball Sub Sandwich

Layered up with marinara sauce and lots of mozzarella, these are the meatball subs dreams are made of.

5-Minute Cheddar Cheese Popcorn

This popcorn made with real cheddar is a far cry from the cheese popcorn you buy in bags.

Mini Pizzas

These Mini Pizzas get inhaled pretty quickly, so count on at least 4 per person—more if my family is coming.

Slow Cooker Barbecue Beer Beef Stew

Let’s just say the words “beef,” “barbecue” and “beer” in the same sentence don’t make Gary sad.

Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

I ate half of these before my family got home so I pretended they were an appetizer.

Monster Vegetable Sub Sandwich

A terrific hoagie for those are aren't into the meat—plus ideas for creating your own sub/hoagie buffet for game day!

Hot Corn Queso Dip

I usually like to cook and eat pretty healthily, but sometimes I like to just roll around in cream and butter and cheese. This is a dip for that moment.

Pasta Salad with Chicken and Chipotle Dressing

Leftovers join forces to become this better-than-I-expected salad.

How to Make a Nacho Bar

One of the best possible ways to kick off a party.

Chipotle Deviled Eggs

You know you want one.

Sheetpan Macaroni and Cheese Squares

Mac and cheese becomes portable!

Holy Guacamole

The best thing that can happen to a ripe avocado (though I am open to debating).

Mexican Avocado, Corn and Three Bean Salad

This shortcut 3 bean recipe with sweet corn, creamy avocado and sauteed onions is a bright addition to any summer spread.

Cheese Beer Dip with Hot Pretzels

Cheese and beer and hot pretzels in one snack?  There are some definite perks to being an adult.

Slow Cooker Red Lentil, Fennel and Chicken Soup

This thick and satisfying soup has tailgating or sidelines or post-game meal written all over it.

Garlic Oregano Monkey Bread

Think about this pull-apart refrigerated biscuit bread for a holiday meal or just a fun dinner with company.

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip

Some shredded chicken, a couple of cheeses, a generous glug of hot sauce, and you have a crowd-pleaser of a hot dip.

Cheesy Mushroom Quesadillas

A heap of sautéed mushrooms and a mound of shredded cheese don’t need much help to become the most deliciously cheesy mushroom quesadillas.

Queso Fundido with Chorizo

However good this looks in the photos…it tastes even better.

Stovetop Macaroni and Four Cheeses

You don’t have to use all four cheeses (but by golly you’ll be happy you did).


Best Homemade Hummus

With a can of chickpeas and some tahini on hand, creamy, protein-filled, homemade hummus is only a handful of minutes away.

Asian Baby Back Ribs

A sticky, tender Chinese-style rib recipe that you can make on a grill or in the oven.

Easy Cornbread

This takes all of 10 minutes to get into the oven, and it makes any meal just that much better.

Slivered Wedge Salad with Buttermilk Dressing and Bacon

This is more of a "wedge" salad than a wedge salad, if you will. All of those amazing flavors and textures, but a bit easier to eat.

Big Fat Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Big Fat Chocolate Chunk Cookies

If cookies were to elect their king, it would undoubtedly be the chocolate chip cookie.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

It’s like someone took the most beloved three cookies in the world and smushed them into one.

One-Pot Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownies

Now, there’s nothing wrong with a straight up brownie, but when you experience chocolate that packing heat, that’s a game changer.

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