The Super Bowl is one of the few days every year where diets go out the window and calories don’t matter. By the end of the game, you should be stuffed like you’ve never been stuffed before. When someone asks if you want more nachos, you say yes. If you’re offered another chicken wing, it would just be rude to say no. Allow this list to warm your taste buds with a rundown of the best Super Bowl foods you should be eating on Super Sunday!
Chicken Wings Are A Must
No Super Bowl party would be complete without chicken wings. Soak them in Buffalo sauce or enjoy them slathered in teriyaki, there is no wrong way to eat a chicken wing. The real question is: what are you dipping them in?
A classic Buffalo wing deserves to be dipped in ranch or blue cheese dressing. The debate about which is better is kind of a big deal, so make sure to have both on hand to satisfy everyone’s needs.
Chili In The Slow Cooker
Chili in the slow cooker is one of the easiest and most satisfying dishes you can serve. When you wake up toss all the ingredients in and set it to low. Hours later as friends make their way over, your home will smell like food heaven.
Just make sure you plenty of plastic utensils and napkins. Chili is not finger food and it can get very messy. Especially once all the hooting and hollering starts after kick off!
Pigs In A Blanket Are Bite Sized Perfection
If you need a quick and easy last minute snack to bring to the party, pigs in a blanket are perfect. You can buy them frozen and pop them in the oven, or you can make them yourself.
All you need is puff pastry and cocktail wieners. Wrap the tiny sausages up in a pastry blanket and cook it off according to the package instructions. Oh, and make sure you have a good mustard or cheese sauce to dip them in!
Beer, Lots Of Beer
What football game would be complete without beer? Whether your drink IPAs, lagers, stouts, or wheat, beer is a requirement for the Super Bowl. If you’re looking to spice up your hops you can make festive beer cocktails as well.
Who doesn’t love a good michelada? Have you ever heard of a snake bite? The possibilities are endless, so don’t let yourself be limited by the can. Let your creative juices flow before you unleash the suds.
Everyone Loves Pizza
You didn’t think we’d forget about pizza, did you? The cheesy delicacy is great grab-and-watch food. It’s not finger food, but you don’t need utensils to eat it. Just have a napkin nearby for grease clean up.
The best part about pizza is how versatile it is. Order a regular cheese to satisfy everyone, then go crazy with meat or veggies combos. And order one more than you think you need. It won’t last until the final whistle.
Buffalo Chicken Dip Is Quite All Right
It’s okay to double dip. Just because there will be Buffalo wings at your Super Bowl party doesn’t mean there can’t be Buffalo chicken dip, too. The spicy and creamy dip filled with shredded chicken is perfect for thick corn chips.
Or, if you want to watch a few calories, dip carrots and celery instead. If wings are at your party, their best veggie friends will be, too. If that’s the case, then you might as well find a way to eat them.
Some Kind Of Long Submarine Sandwich
There’s no better day of the year to wield a ridiculously long submarine sandwich than on Super Sunday. Pick your favorite sub and go wild. A two-foot-long Reuben sounds excellent to us!
You could also go with the classic Italian or roast beef sub. Any option is a good option, just make sure to cut it into manageable slivers before guests arrive. The last thing you want is to be preparing food during the game when you should be yelling with your friends.
The Most Loaded Nachos
Don’t just serve plain old boring nachos at your Super Bowl party, serve the most epic loaded nachos of your entire life. Make sure there are multiple kinds of cheeses, shredded meats, beans, and veggies to go around.
Here’s another pro tip; layer the toppings throughout the nachos. No one wants to eat the first layer of the nachos only to have no topping left underneath! Keep everyone happy by supplying several layers of gut busting nacho flavors.
Meatballs With Toothpicks Make The Game A Fancy Affair
You might not think you need meatball with toothpicks at your Super Bowl party, but you do. They’re great if you have an extra crock pot to keep them warm in. And of course, don’t forget to slow simmer them in your favorite sauce.
If you want them to compliment your pizza, we recommended warming them up in marinara sauce. Looking for more of an Asian flair? No better way to do that than with teriyaki sauce. To save prep time by pre-made frozen meatballs, too!
Sliders Bring The Carbs!
Sliders are great! You can put whatever you want on sliders and they make perfect gameday sandwiches. A classic slider is a mini cheeseburger, but don’t let yourself be constrained by tradition.
A ham and cheese slider is a great way to mix things up! Or go south of the border with carnitas or barbacoa. A variety of flavors will keep the party from dying down. You can also make sliders in a brownie pan to ensure even filling in every one.
Tatchos Are The Hot New Trend
Are you tired of having nachos year after year? Mix things up with tatchos! Instead of tortilla chips, use tater tots as your nacho base. And remember, ignore the added carbs because Super Bowl is the ultimate cheat day.
Like so many other foods on this list, tatchos are easy to make. Buy a bag of frozen tater tots, cook them, and smother them in queso and your favorite topping. It will be your new Super Sunday staple!
Make Your Own Queso
Stop buying store bought, processed queso. It’s easy to make yourself and you can keep it warm on the stove top or in a slow cooker. All you need is milk or cream and your favorite cheeses.
Classic queso will be a combination of smooth American cheese and cheddar cheese. By making it yourself, however, you control the flavors! Make it funky with goat cheese, or tangy with Swiss. Then add in shredded meat or chopped jalapenos for a decadent dip.
Slow Cooker Mac And Cheese Makes Life Easy
The slow cooker is easily your best friend on Super Bowl Sunday. The only problem is choosing what dish you’re going to make in it. One easy recipe that’s always satisfying is mac and cheese.
Using the slow cooker, you can cook the noodles in the cheese sauce. After about three hours give it a stir and marvel at the amazing dish you’ve created. Before serving, make sure you have napkins, plates or bowls, and plastic utensils.
Jalapeno Poppers Spice Up The Big Game
Your Super Bowl party wouldn’t be complete without jalapeno poppers. There are several ways to make these spiced cheese bombs. You can buy them frozen, fry them yourself, or wrap them in bacon and bake them.
You can have a variety of cheese fillings, too. Some people like classic cream cheese the best, while others might enjoy some cheddar or Gouda mixed in. A nice ranch dressing or barbecue sauce on the side goes great for dipping as well.
Frito Pie Is An Interactive Delight
Do not, we repeat, do not, make Frito pie ahead of time. The chips will get soggy sitting underneath all the chili and cheese. Instead, have the Frito pie be a make-it-yourself surprise for your guests.
Keep your chili warm in the slow cooker. Everyone gets a bag of Fritos, and once they open the bag, they smother the chips in chili, cheese, sour cream, jalapenos, and whatever else their gluttonous hearts desire.
Margaritas And Other Festive Drinks
Not everyone likes beer. To make sure all the guests are having a good time, have a variety of cocktails to go with the beer. A classic margarita is a crowd pleaser, but other drinks work just as well.
If you have a lot of whiskey drinkers at the party, make sure to have a variety of soda to mix with it. And if people start showing up earlier than you expect, surprise them with bloody Marys!
Soft Pretzels Go Great With Dip
If you’re going to have a variety of dips at your Super Bowl party, then make sure you have a variety of foods to use for it. Tortilla chips are great, and so are soft pretzels, especially with your homemade queso.
You can even make life simple for your guests by chopping up the soft pretzels into cubes. In a way, it’s like fondue, just not nearly as fancy as you’d find in a restaurant.
Mini Calzones Are Another Hand Held Classic
Calzones are messy, but mini calzones are bite-sized gems perfect for your party. Making several more compact calzones also means you can give your guests a variety of flavors. Just don’t substitute calzones for Hot Pockets. Please.
In some ways, calzones might be smarter to bring to your party than pizza. One small calzone takes up less room on a plate than one slice of pizza, meaning your guests can eat more of everything at once.
Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs Keep Things Dangerous
How do you make hot dogs even better? Wrap them in bacon. In Los Angeles, street vendors sell these salty treats, which have earned the nickname “danger dogs.” In other states, they go by other names.
The bottom line is this: wrapping anything in bacon makes it better. If you’ve never had a bacon-wrapped hot dog, do yourself a favor and try your first on Super Sunday. Once you do, you won’t want to eat a hot dog any other way.
Fried Pickles Will Cleanse Your Pallet
Those foodies who love fried pickles, swear by them. This is a gameday food you definitely have to make yourself, but we promise it’s worth it. The acid from the pickles will help cut through the fat of your other snacks.
You can prepare fried pickles two ways; as spears or chips. Either way you choose, batter them in cornmeal and deep fry them until golden brown and delicious. Then serve with mustard or ranch to dip them in.