The Super Bowl is considered the second most important “food holiday” after Thanksgiving. Food is an essential part of any Super Bowl party, so it’s time to fire up with my annual Super Bowl Party recipe roundup.
Editor note: Originally Published . This post will be refreshed yearly with my current recommendations.
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Most of us are looking forward to the Super Bowl this week. God knows we need a distraction. I almost always enjoy the game. But even if you don’t enjoy the game, there is no reason not to have great food and a great party.
While I will admit to liking college football more than pro, I do enjoy professional sports during their playoffs. They seem actually to try harder. Personally, I’m a reformed Lions fan which means I don’t watch regular season games. It is so nice not to waste that 3 hours every Sunday.
And is 7 hours of pregame programming really needed? We will be enjoying the puppy bowl part of that time. OK, I’m off task. Back to the food.
Finger Food Recommendations
If you are hosting a party, finger foods are great for watching the game and munching. Here are some of my best.
#1 Crispy Baked Chicken Wings – Easy to follow step by step photo instructions for crispy oven baked chicken wings. No need to fry to get the great crispy skin. Add a Buffalo coating, and you have an American favorite. Now you can do it at home. Plus it is healthier.
#2 Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce – All great wings deserve a great dipping sauce. You can whip this up in a few minutes for everybody to enjoy. Here is a simple version of that special sauce.
#3 Quick French Bread Pizza – Great tasting French bread pizza perfect for that quick evening meal or a party. And at only 20 minutes, it’s faster than a speeding pizza dude.
#4 Sweet and Spicy Chicken Bacon Wraps – What could go wrong with bacon, sugar, and spices? Cubes of chicken wrapped in bacon and coated with brown sugar, chili powder, and cumin? Great finger food for that “bring a dish” party.
#5 Mango Pineapple Salsa – One of my wife’s favorite. Mango salsa is so simple to whip up. Wonderfully tasty and a great compliment to spicy Mexican foods. Just a little slicing and dicing and you’re there. Perfect for a party and friends.
#6 Guacamole – Fresh and Simple – Make it yourself in only a few minutes for your friends and family. An easy spicy guacamole recipe using fresh ingredients that are bound to impress.
To me, the Super Bowl party must have a chili or two. You can check all my chili recipes in my chili category. But here are some of my favorites.
#1 Crock Pot Chili – Who says everyday crock pot chili needs to be blah? A wonderful tasty red ground beef chili recipe made crock pot easy. A great hardy meal but good enough for that Superbowl party.
#2 – Ultra Simple Crock Pot White Chicken Chili – This is the EASIEST crock pot white chicken chili recipe you will ever see. Dump, dump, dump, then cook for 4 hours. You are rewarded for your laziness with a great chili, and all your friends will demand the recipe.
#3 – Crock Pot Stew Meat Chili – Super easy dump and go chunky stew meat chili. This wonderfully tasty chili brings multiple levels of taste with the optional use of different types of chili peppers. Tender chunks of beef will make this chili a favorite.
#4 Salsa Verde White Chicken Chili a la Crock Pot – A little spice and lots of taste. This Salsa Verde White Chicken Chili takes chicken chili up a few notches and will be the star of any gathering. Your new favorite go-to chili recipe.
#5 Low Fat High Taste Crock Pot White Chicken Chili – Great tasting crock pot white chicken chili with only about 200 calories and 1 gram of fat per serving. No pre-cooking the chicken here. Put it in and go for one of the best tasting crock pot white chicken chili you will ever make. Give it a try today.
#6 Crock Pot Three Bean Turkey Chili – One of my best chili recipe ever. A wonderful crock pot three bean turkey chili that the whole family will love. Plus it’s healthy. Now you can have it all.
Main Course Recommendations
Maybe you are having more of a dinner. Here are some classics in all three food groups: beef, pork, and chicken.
#1 Spicy Taco Meat Less than 25 Minutes – Great Mexican for all. The best taco meat you will ever eat for tacos or nachos. And you made it all from scratch.
#2A Oven Pulled Pork from Pork Butt – Outrageously good. Low and slow is how you do it. Easy oven pulled pork with great taste with only a few minutes of active cooking time. So easy.
#3 Crock Pot French Dip – Crock pot French dip sandwiches are melt in your mouth tender and bursting with wonderful taste. A casual dining delight.
#4 Easiest Oven Baked Kansas City BBQ Beef Brisket – Great BBQ for everybody. The ultimate KISS recipe. This oven-baked BBQ Brisket is melt in your mouth tender with a wonderful smoky taste. With only about 5 minutes total work time, what could be better? A never failed recipe we have used for 40 years.
#5 Oven Baked Chicken Legs – The Art of Drummies – Everybody loves a good, well-done drumstick. Do it for two or a hundred. Oven baked drumsticks are about as simple as a recipe can get with these easy step by step how-to photos. Just pat dry the drumsticks, spice, and cook in a high oven. Then you will have crispy goodness for the family.
#6 Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Thighs – Many people love thighs. Cook next to the drumsticks. An ultra simple recipe for crispy and moist chicken thighs. Just a quick pat dry, some spices and bake in a high oven will get you great crispy chicken thighs. Welcome to thigh heaven.
No party or dinner is complete without something sweet. Give them something great to talk about that you can make ahead.
#1 Crock Pot White Chocolate Almond Clusters – Last years “Recipe of the Year.” Great white chocolate almond clusters are an easy crock pot candy with these step by step photo instruction for the perfect white chocolate candy.
#2 Easy Oreo Fudge – Outstanding Oreo fudge that will practically melt in your mouth. Only four ingredients and ultra-simple.
#3 New York Cheesecake Bars – New York cheesecake bars will impress your friends and family. Creamy delectable cheesecake, great for that special brunch with friends or family gatherings.
#4 Crock Pot Chocolate Peanut Clusters – You can’t eat just one. Just 5 minutes, 4 ingredients and 2 hours in the crock pot will get you great candy for your party.
#5 Easy Lemon Bars – Six-ingredients are all you need for these easy lemon bars. Bursting with great sweet-tart lemon taste and a buttery shortbread base, they are everything a lemon bar should be. Perfect for every day or a special occasion.
#6 Easy Homemade Candied Nuts – Don’t you just love the smell of the candied nuts at the mall or a fair? You can do it at home with these easy to follow step by step photo instructions.
Have a great Super Bowl Party.
Originally Published January 30, 2017.