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.
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.
Editor note: This post will be refreshed yearly and was first published in 2017. Usually, I post this and call it good or maybe do one recipe. But I’m in update mode, and many of these recipes are a bit older and need an update in the presentation.
I was going to do “A Week of Chilies,” but Super Bowl food is about more than chili. So start today, I will be posting updates to many of my best recipes suggested in this collection. So it will be about one per day for the next 12 days. So get ready for the flood. Plus one new recipe coming also.
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 needed? We will be enjoying the puppy bowl part of that time. OK, I’m off task. Back to the food.
Let’s divide the recommendations into three classes, finger foods, main courses, and sweets.
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.
Crispy Baked Chicken Wings Updated! Super easy and no frying mess to clean up.
Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce Mix beforehand for the party
Quick French Bread Pizza Updated! I love this one. Cut into chunks, and you have great finger food.
Sweet and Spicy Chicken Bacon Wraps Updated! Always popular. Another make ahead and bake that day.
Mango Pineapple Salsa One of my wife’s favorite.
Guacamole – Fresh and Simple Excellent and simple to make.
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.
Crock Pot Chili Updated! This is a great classic red ground beef chile that is as good as it gets. Cook the day ahead.
Ultra Simple Crock Pot White Chicken Chili Updated! This recipe is always the hit of any party. Print copies since everybody will want a copy.
Salsa Verde White Chicken Chili a la Crock Pot This is one of last years stars and gives a wonderful tasty mild heat.
Low Fat High Taste Crock Pot White Chicken Chili An excellent chili if you are still holding on to your New Years diet.
Crock Pot Three Bean Turkey Chili Updated! Another great tasting chili on the healthier side.
Main Course Recommendations
Maybe you are having more of a dinner. Here are some classics in all three food groups: beef, pork, and chicken.
Oven Pulled Pork from Pork Butt In the oven and very simple. Have some memorable pulled pork at your party.
Easiest Oven Baked Kansas City BBQ Beef Brisket Updated! Another of those make ahead, extremely simple recipes that will be the hit of the party.
Oven Baked Chicken Legs – The Art of Drummies Updated! Everybody loves a good, well-done drumstick. Do it for two or a hundred.
Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Thighs Updated! Many people love thighs. Cook next to the drumsticks.
No party or dinner is complete without something sweet. Give them something great to talk about that you can make ahead.
Easy Oreo Fudge Just look at that picture, and it is even better than that.
New York Cheesecake Bars An excellent snacks. A wonderful cheesecake in a handy bar form.
Easy Lemon Bars Updated! Bursting with a lemon taste that will convert even the lemon haters.
4 Ingredient Crock Pot Chocolate Peanut Clusters A major hit over the holiday season. You can’t eat just one.
Easy Homemade Candied Nuts I love these nuts.
Spicy Candied Bacon Updated! Bacon, need I say more.
Have a great Super Bowl Party.
January 25, 2018