Let’s be honest, for some of us, Super Bowl Sunday parties are all about the food. Even if you are not a football fan, it’s a good excuse to gather with family and friends and sample everyone’s favorite party dishes. Fortunately, there is an abundance of food ideas for the big game day. If you are looking for something different to take to the party this year, consider clicking on one of the links below to view these yummy recipes that go beyond the traditional wings and chips.
Making Things Easy with Crock Pots
It’s no fun if you’re in the kitchen preparing food while everyone else is socializing and enjoying the game. Crock pots are an easy way to cook great food with little attention on your part. Put the ingredients in, and let the pot do the work. Daily Norseman has inspired game day recipes, like Crock Pot Root Beer Chicken Wings, Crock Pot Chili Mac ‘n’ Cheese Dip, Crock Pot Whiskey Meatballs, and Crock Pot Jalapeno Popper Taquitos. From INFORUM come recipes for Crock-Pot Chicken Tacos, Five Ingredient White Queso Dip, and Slow Cooker “Baked” Potatoes. Of course, there is always the classic Super Bowl Sunday crock pot meal, chili. Try this recipe for Slow Cooker Chili II from All Recipes.
Good Appetizers Are a Must
Pizza, chips, salsa, guacamole, and nachos are staples. You’ll find those here on 20 Easy Super Bowl Appetizers from Real Simple, plus ideas for something more, like Bacon-Wrapped Potatoes with Creamy Dill Sauce, Sausage Sliders with Spinach and Peppers, Spinach and Caramelized Onion Dip, Sliced Tortilla Crisps with Hummus, Shredded Pork Tacos, and Sausage and Potato Pockets. Looking for a Super Bowl Sunday themed cheese ball? Try this Jalapeno Popper Football Cheese Ball from Peas & Crayons.
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This little seafood appetizer staple deserves its own section. Check out these Super Bowl recipes from Food & Wine, including Spicy Coconut Shrimp, Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce, and Firecracker Shrimp with Blue Cheese Dressing. If your spice rack includes Old Bay Spice from Maryland, consider trying these Deviled Eggs with Old Bay Shrimp from Country Living. If you are looking to add a bit of New England into your Super Bowl party, try this Baked Shrimp with Lemon and Garlic from New England Today Food. Of course, we need to be fair; our shrimp nod to Atlanta from Community Farmers Markets includes heirloom tomatoes and fresh herbs.
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Super Bowl Salads?
Although there are purists who will tell you that salads don’t go with burgers, hotdogs, pizza and ribs, if fruit and vegetables are things you’d like to include on the menu this Super Bowl Sunday, here are a couple flavorful suggestions.
If you are looking for something light with some sweetness to offset the heavier dishes, consider these eye catching fruit and flower concoctions in coconut bowls.
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For a side with pop, check out this sweet potato, pomegranate and crispy quinoa.
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Super Bowl Sunday with Hawaiian Flavor
With so many fabulous local flavors available, why should the wings and sauce get all the attention?
What could be more Hawaiian than pork and pineapple? These Slow Cooker Hawaiian Pork Burrito Bowls are sure to score with your party guests, just 30 minutes of prep time and a few hours in the slow cooker.
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And of course, no collection of Hawaiian recipes is complete without at least one that uses the state meat. Basic Spam Musubi uses sticky rice, fried Spam and dried seaweed.
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We hope the recipes above inspire you to try something new this Super Bowl Sunday. But, whatever dish you choose to share, and whichever team you are rooting for, take time to enjoy your day with family and friends.
Do you have a favorite Super Bowl Sunday dish? Share it below in the comments.