44 Super Bowl Recipes for Game Day

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Hosting a Super Bowl Sunday party has long been part of our world (lots of football fans in this house, and as of a couple of months ago my older son is working for the NY Giants as a software engineer, so we are a VERY football-centric household).

I absolutely love creating the Super Bowl menu every year. What makes a good game day recipe is, of course, subjective, but there are certainly some crowd-pleasing fan favorites. I try to create a balance of dishes: some healthy, some vegetarian or vegan, and some cheesy and beefy. I also lean right into the crock pot, making at least one dish in the slow cooker.

Make it easy on yourself, plan ahead, and lay in a good supply of chips and drinks so there is always something to munch on. Pick recipes that can be made in big batches. Easy recipes that can be made ahead and reheated or served at room temperature. Because you’re grazing for several hours, this is important.

And yes, of course, you want foods that go together, but on this occasion, I also like to throw in a wild card or two. Maybe something new I’m testing, something fun, something on a skewer. And if you want to go the extra mile (extra yards?) make up a big batch cocktail for the crowd.

Also, see how to Throw a Superbowl Taco party!

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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 have recipes for chilis, dips, wings, subs, quesadillas, pizza, and more…in short, we 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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44 Recipes for the Super Bowl and Game Day

Warm Jalapeno Popper Dip in platter
5 from 3 votes

Warm Jalapeño Popper Dip

This is so much easier than making individual jalapeno poppers at home! With the same irrisitible flavors and creamy heat.
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Game Day Ground Beef Chili
5 from 2 votes

Game Day Ground Beef Chili

This is that perfect ground beef chili, with an adjustable amount of heat. Also make extra to serve on top or on the side of nachos!
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Slow Cooker Beef Chili
5 from 1 vote

Slow Cooker Beef Chili

You can serve this chili right in the crock pot to keep it warm, and let everyone help themselves when they are ready to dig in.
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Barbacoa Beef Chili
5 from 2 votes

Barbacoa Beef Chili

This chili starts with crock pot barbacoa beef, which gives this chili a rich, deep flavor.
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Cheesy Garlic Bread
5 from 1 vote

Cheesy Garlic Bread

You will want to make more of this for your game day party than you think, and heat it up in batches. It goes fast!
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Chipotle Sliders on a dark blue plate.
5 from 8 votes

Easy Chipotle Sliders

Sliders are the perfect game day food, four or five-bite burgers that can be held on one hand.
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Air fried kielbasa in red bowl with mustard.
5 from 1 vote

Air-Fried Kielbasa

These tasty air fryer kielbasa bites take almost no time to make, are very budget-friendly, and require no cooking skill whatsoever.
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Pulled Pork Quesadillas with small bowls of barbecue sauce and sour cream.
5 from 1 vote

Pulled Pork Quesadillas

Make pulled pork ahead of time and then transform it into these luxe quesadillas.
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Oven Baked Cajun Sticky Ribs
5 from 1 vote

Oven Baked Cajun Sticky Ribs

Don't skimp on the napkins with these delightfully sticky ribs.
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Vegan Potato Salad
5 from 1 vote

Vegan Potato Salad

This is the best kind of old-fashioned potato salad, but it skips the mayo. The vegan dish is perfect for picnics and barbecues, and a welcome side at Super Bowl parties.
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Classic Cheesy Beefy Lasagna
5 from 6 votes

Meat Lasagna

When feeding a crowd, when in doubt, lasagna is always a good optons. This one with its rich beefy sauce goes out to all the meat lovers out there.
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Parmesan Feta Spinach Dip
5 from 1 vote

Parmesan Feta Spinach Dip

A ridiculously crowd-pleasing and easy to make vegetarian dip recipe that will have your friends jockeying to get next to the bowl. OId-school style, and perfect for game day gatherings.
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Oven Baked Beef Brisket
4.96 from 261 votes

Oven Baked Beef Brisket

A juicy, beefy brisket is a total game day crowd pleaser. Any leftovers can be shredded and used to make quesadillas later in the week.
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Four Cheese Pizza with Caramelized Onions
5 from 2 votes

Four Cheese Pizza with Caramelized Onions

This vegetarian pizza recipe is topped with a ricotta blend, three more cheeses, and a tangle of deeply flavored sauteed onions. Cut it into smallish squares for appetizers, or big slabs for heartier appetities.
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Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings
5 from 2 votes

Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings

Can you have a Super Bowl party without wings, the most popular game day appetizer of all? I know I can't.
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Salsa Verde Garlic Bread
5 from 1 vote

Salsa Verde Garlic Bread

Slathering herby and scalliony salsa verde between pieces of baguette — a delicious and cheerfully green take on garlic bread. And it's vegan, so everyone will be very happy.
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Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
5 from 1 vote

Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

If you want to put your air fryer to use during the big game, this is a great and easy snack. Cut your sandwiches into quarters and pile them on a tray, and keep them coming!
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Meatball Sub on a plate.
5 from 4 votes

Meatball Sub Sandwich

You can cut these sandwiches into 2-inch pieces so no one has to commit to a full sub, if you are serving other dishes.
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5-Minute Cheddar Cheese Popcorn
5 from 1 vote

Cheddar Popcorn

You defintiely need bowls of snacking crunchy foods at a game day party, and homemade cheesy popcorn in a cinch to make, and gives you the bragging rights bagged popcorn does not.
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Mini Pizzas on a wooden surface.
5 from 4 votes

Mini Pizzas

These are cute as little buttons, and fun to top in different ways. You could also let people top and bake their own.
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White, handled bowl of Barbecue Beer Beef Stew.
5 from 2 votes

Slow Cooker Barbecue Beer Beef Stew

Another great opportiunity for he slow cooker to do its thing when cooking for a crowd.
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Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries / Carrie Crow / Katie Workman / themom100.com
5 from 2 votes

Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

These oven-baked vegan fries can be eaten on their own, or dipped into the condiment or sauce of your choice.
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Hot Corn Queso Dip / Katie Workman / themom100.com / Photo by Luci Beni
5 from 1 vote

Hot Corn Queso Dip

So easy, so cheesy, and so perfect for game days or when you need an indulgent start to a dinner, or a game day treat.
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Vegetarian Black Bean Soup
5 from 1 vote

Vegetarian Black Bean Soup

If you want to make your Superbowl party into a Soup-er Bowl Party (I know, I know, so sorry) make sure you include a vegan offering like this robust and satisfying soup.
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How to Make a Nacho Bar
5 from 3 votes

How to Make a Nacho Bar

It's also not a superbowl without nachos, at least as far as we are concerned. You can put out all the toppings, and then just keep a fresh tray of cheesy nachos coming out at regular intervals.
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Deviled Eggs / Carrie Crow / Katie Workman / themom100.com
5 from 2 votes

Chipotle Deviled Eggs

Have you ever seen anyone turn down a deviled egg at a party? Me neither.
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Sheetpan Macaroni and Cheese Squares
5 from 4 votes

Sheetpan Macaroni and Cheese Squares

These little squares are meant to be picked up and eaten by hand, making them a portable appetizer.
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Guacamole piled high in avocado halves.
5 from 1 vote

Easy Guacamole

The best thing that can happen to a ripe avocado (though I am open to debating that). Another game day must-make, and another healthy, vegan option.
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Cheese Beer Dip with Hot Pretzels
5 from 1 vote

Cheese Beer Dip with Hot Pretzels

This is such a stadium food, but your friends will be so happy to see them at your house!
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Red Lentil, Fennel and Chicken Slow Cooker Soup / Sarah Crowder / Katie Workman / themom100.com
5 from 6 votes

Slow Cooker Red Lentil, Fennel, and Chicken Soup

Whether you are at home, or tailgating, this stew-like soup will warm you up and fiill you up.
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Garlic Oregano Monkey Bread
5 from 2 votes

Garlic Oregano Monkey Bread

This pull-apart refrigerated biscuit bread is so much fun to eat — add it to your game day menu and watch it disappear.
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Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip
5 from 4 votes

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip

A classic, reinterpreted for the air fryer!
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Cheesy Mushroom Quesadillas
5 from 2 votes

Cheesy Mushroom Quesadillas

Another quesadilla, this one vegetarian. Use your favorite mushrooms, and stuff them pretty full! Sour cream and salsa and guac on the side, please.
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Queso Fundido with Chorizo / Carrie Crow / Katie Workman / themom100.com
5 from 2 votes

Queso Fundido with Chorizo

For many people queso is a game day necessity, and this one is spiked with little bit of spicy chorizo for even more flavor.
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Two pieces of Caponata bruschetta.
5 from 2 votes

Caponata

This may not seem like a game day food, but a room temperature vegetarian/vegan dip that can be made in advance is always a good idea for game day parties.
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Best Homemade Hummus
5 from 2 votes

Best Homemade Hummus

Protein packed and ready to eat in 10 minutes, you will be amazed at home much better your homemade hummus is than one in a tub.
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Asian Baby Back Ribs
5 from 2 votes

Asian Baby Back Ribs

A sticky, tender Chinese-style rib recipe that you can make on a grill or in the oven.
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White cast iron pan of cornbread.
5 from 4 votes

Easy Cornbread

If you are making chili for your gathering, whip up a quick batch of this easy cornbread to go with.
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Stack of Chocolate Chunk Cookies
5 from 2 votes

Big Fat Chocolate Chunk Cookies

No one will pass these up.
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies on plate
5 from 2 votes

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

It’s like someone took the most beloved three cookies in the world and smushed them into one.
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Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownies / Sarah Crowder / Katie Workman / themom100.com
5 from 1 vote

One-Pot Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownies

The game is usually pretty spicy, so a little heat in your brownie seems only appropriate.
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Two Pomelo Palomas in small glasses.
5 from 4 votes

Pitcher Pomelo Palomas

Citrusy, refreshing, and customizable with your choice of alcohol. Not to mention drop-dead gorgeous, this big batch drink is perfect for a party.
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Woman holding a long-stemmed glass of Red Sangria.
5 from 2 votes

Red Sangria

Fruity, fun, not too sweet, with a little effervescence. The perfect version of everyone's favorite pitcher drink! 
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Glasses and pitchers filled with different colors of agua fresca.
5 from 2 votes

Agua Fresca

Agua Frescas are ridiculously refreshing non-alcoholic drinks made with just fruit (watermelon, honeydew, or canteloupe!), water, and sugar.
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About Katie Workman

Katie Workman is a cook, a writer, a mother of two, an activist in hunger issues, and an enthusiastic advocate for family meals, which is the inspiration behind her two beloved cookbooks, Dinner Solved! and The Mom 100 Cookbook.

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