Hosting the Super Bowl has long been part of our world (lots of football fans in this house). 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.
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 on 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.
Here are some recipes you will want to consider for Super Bowl Sunday, no matter who makes it to the big game (Kansas City Chiefs vs. the Philadelphia Eagles this year!), 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.
“Katie Workman’s book has been rescuing busy moms (and dads!) since it debuted in 2012. As a parent of two, Workman is no stranger to dealing with picky eaters or reworking leftovers into something exciting. Her book also offers up plenty of smart, practical cooking advice you’ll actually use.”