I love Super Bowl Sunday for two reasons:
Depending on the teams playing, the order of those two things can vary greatly. As I mentioned before, my beloved Cowboys did not make the Super Bowl this year. Neither did the Houston Texans, Pittsburgh Steelers, Arizona Cardinals, or New York Giants. With all of my favorite teams out (although I am pulling for the Colts a little more than the Saints…), I must say that I’m looking forward to the food just a little more than the football this year. I can’t think of a better excuse to get in the kitchen and whip up a ton of my favorite comfort foods than Super Bowl Sunday. Big parties, big guys with big appetites, lots of beer, and of course, football. Sounds like a food-filled occasion to me! Today I am giving you my top ten favorite “Super Bowl” foods. They are sure to please everyone at your party, or can easily be packed up and brought along with you were ever you go this Sunday!
For those of you are not yet aware of my love for The Pioneer Woman, don’t worry…just keep reading and it will soon become obvious! I have tried countless of her recipes, and have not yet been disappointed. Her blog The Pioneer Woman Cooks contains some of my all-time favorite recipes, including this one. These delicious jalapeno bites will disappear faster than you can imagine. If you serve nothing else this Super Bowl Sunday, serve these. You won’t be sorry!
Buffalo Wings are a classic football food, and this recipe from the Pioneer Woman is one of the best I’ve had! Just spicy enough, they have a yummy tang that makes them slightly addicting. Serve them with your favorite ranch or bleu cheese dressing and some celery to cut the spice. And be sure you have plenty of wet wipes on hand!
One last recipe from the Pioneer Woman, these mushrooms are absolutely scrumptious. Stuffed with gooey cheese and spicy sausage, they are sure to be a hit!
Guacamole makes me happy. Beautifully ripe avocados combined with garlic, plump Roma tomatoes, and tangy lime juice just spells out perfection to me. This is my very favorite guacamole recipe, courtesy of Mr. Alton Brown. Serve this on a big platter with your favorite salsa and chile con queso and a big pile of tortilla chips for a triple Mexican hit!
These yummy, creamy chicken taquitos are brought to you courtesy of Our Best Bites, one of my favorite food blogs! They are delicious served hot with Alton’s guacamole, salsa, or sour cream.
Pizza is probably the most common football food. These pizza pops are equal parts cute, fun, and delicious and will be a topic of conversation among your guests! Kids will love them just as much as the adults, and they can be made with all your favorite pizza toppings!
I first made these cheese and spinach puff pastry pockets for a party about 4 years ago, and have been making them ever since! This appetizer comes from one of my favorite celebrity chefs – Giada de Laurentiis, and is a perfect choice for both vegetarians and carnivores alike.
Ham. Cheese. Pretzels. Served with honey mustard dipping sauce. Just make them…you can’t go wrong.
This recipe is from Deb at Smitten Kitchen, another one of my favorite food blogs! These meatballs are one of my most favorite dinners to make with spaghetti and marinara sauce, and they can easily be made into mini versions of themselves. Serve them on toothpicks with your favorite marinara sauce for sure-fire, crowd-pleasing dish!
We can’t forget dessert, and how fun are these?! Chocolate cakes in the shape of footballs are delicious and a perfect way to top off the party!
And that’s it! You now have the perfect recipes for a perfect Super Bowl party. You have 3 days until the big event….it’s time to get cooking! Be safe, have fun, and Bon Appetit!