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Great Super Bowl Recipes

Perfect Super Bowl recipes

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On Sunday, January 15, 1967, the Kansas City Chiefs faced off against the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl I. Ever since then, the Super Bowl party was on.

A Super Bowl party is nothing without great food and we’ve got lots of great Super Bowl recipes here ready for the big day.

I have chosen a mix of traditional Super Bowl recipes: the buffalo wings with blue cheese dip, barbecue chicken and ribs, great burgers and chili; with some new ideas. Plus all the sides, nibbles and finger foods you will need so that, no matter what kind of party you are hosting – a full dinner or lots of nibbles and appetizers, you have a great selection of ideas here.

And how about this idea – A Make Your Own Sub Sandwich Bar. You will find all the ideas and ingredients you need to set up an easy Sub sandwich bar and let your guests create their own hero sandwiches.

Super Bowl day is not usually a day to worry about calories and eating healthy, but we have a nod to new healthier eating in the menus too. Turkey chili, a baked pasta with lots of veggies, whole wheat pizza crust and sweet potato chips.

Can’t end the big game without dessert, but the day calls for a few easy dessert recipes that can be made ahead and that is what you will find listed here.

Last but not least, I’ve taken some of these football party recipes and created some interesting Super Bowl menu ideas you might like. There are dinner ideas, a menu for an appetizers only party, plus great buffet style menu ideas.

Take your pick, mix and match, cook up a storm, then sit back and enjoy the game. I hope your team wins!

Super Bowl Recipes

The Mains

Buffalo Wings
Blue Cheese Dip

Chicken Fingers
Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Oven Baked BBQ Chicken
Easiest Ever Beef Stew

Salsa Burgers
Turkey Burgers

Chili for a crowd
Turkey Chili
BBQ Pork Ribs
Pulled Pork

Chicken Quesadilla
Enchilada Casserole

Cheesy Baked Pasta with Vegetables

Homemade Pizza
or use Whole Wheat Pizza Crust

On the Side

BLT Potato Salad – Take classic potato salad and add crumbled bacon, shredded cheese and chopped green onions
Spicy Potato Wedges
Cheesy Twice Baked Potatoes
Refried Beans
Spanish Rice
Caesar Salad
Taco Salad
Tortellini Salad
Cole Slaw
Sweet Potato Chips
Cobb Salad

Nibbles and Finger Foods

Tortilla chips with Chili Con Queso
Spinach Cheese Squares
Shrimp Dip
Black Bean Salsa
Vietnamese Spring Rolls
Veggies and Dip – Use the blue cheese dip mentioned above or try our Garlic Cheese Dip

Make Your Own Sub or Hero Sandwich Bar

Here is an idea you might like for the big day. Let everyone make their own hero sandwiches (or whatever you call mixed meat and vegetable sandwiches with lots of toppings in your neighborhood. In my area we call them Subs. In some areas they are called hoagies or heros. Whatever you call them, just set everything up and let people put their own spin on a great sandwich. Little work for you and everyone will love getting exactly what they want on their freshly made sandwich.

I would suggest that if you are using long crusty rolls you cut them in half across the length. That way people can make a couple of sandwiches if they want, and have them totally different.

  • Crusty white rolls or sub rolls, sliced
  • Whole wheat rolls for those who want to eat healthier, sliced
  • A selection of meats, cold cuts or cooked meat – Sliced chicken or turkey, pastrami, ham, roast beef
  • Cooked bacon slices
  • 2 or 3 cheeses – 1 mild, 1 regular, 1 hot or smoked
  • Tuna Salad
  • Egg Salad
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Thinly sliced cucumbers
  • Sliced or chopped red and green peppers
  • Pickled jalapeno peppers, sliced
  • Sliced red onions
  • Bean sprouts or alfalfa sprouts
  • Sliced pickles
  • Sliced green and or black olives
  • Roasted or grilled peppers
  • Sliced mushrooms
  • Sliced avocado
  • Guacamole
  • Hummus
  • Sub sauce – Sub sauce is really just a vinaigrette or oil and vinegar based salad dressing. We have lots on the site. Have a look at one recipe here.
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard
  • Garlic aioli
  • Your favorite hot sauces

And For Dessert

Topsy Turvy Cake
Cranberry Cake
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Coconut Macaroon Brownies
Baked Rice Pudding
Monster Cookies
Coconut Macadamia Nut Cookies
Chocolate Coconut Cookie Bars
Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Lemon Cupcakes

Some Super Bowl Menu Ideas

Finger Food and Appetizers Party

If people are staying for the entire game and possibly after, allow about 10 pieces per person. You know your crowd. Make more or less per person to suit and make sure you have nibbles like nuts and chips and dip around too.

Tortilla chips with Chili Con Queso
Spinach Cheese Squares
Hot Artichoke Dip
Veggies with Garlic Cheese Dip or Hummus
Egg Rolls with Sweet and Sour Sauce
Sweet and Sour Meatballs
Fresh Fruit and Fruit Dip

Traditional Super Bowl Party Menu

Buffalo Wings
Blue Cheese Dip
Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Your Favorite Coleslaw
Coconut Macadamia Nut Cookies
Chocolate Coconut Cookie Bars

Mexican All Night

Tortilla chips with Chili Con Queso
Enchilada Casserole
Spanish Rice
Cheese Quesadillas
Taco Salad
Topsy Turvy Cake

Burger Bash

Salsa Burgers and or
Turkey Burgers
Spicy Potato Wedges
Cole Slaw
Monster Cookies

Pizza and Pasta

Lasagna or
Cheesy Baked Pasta with Vegetables
Homemade Pizza
Caesar Salad
Fennel Orange and Olive Salad
Lemon Squares

Casual Buffet

Sub or Hero Sandwich Bar (see above)
BLT Potato Salad – Take classic potato salad and add crumbled bacon, shredded cheese and chopped green onions
Marinated Vegetable Salad
Greek Salad
Coconut Macaroon Brownies

On the Healthier Side

Turkey Chili
Cornbread with Roasted Red Peppers
Spinach Salad with Creamy Yogurt Dressing
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Carrot and Coconut Cookies

Well that’s it. I hope you enjoy the day. Come back and let me know what you think of the recipes and menus you tried.

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2 thoughts on “Great Super Bowl Recipes”

  1. Dear Karen. Thank you for the Mexican recipe.
    I will not be cooking for a number of months. I am leaving next week for 2 or
    3 months in Florida. I will say Hello when I return.. ( I am lucky I have some one to prepare my meals). Stay Well. Lucy.


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