If you’re thinking of hosting some close friends and family this year for the Superbowl, read along for some great Superbowl Party Recipe Ideas! We’ve made sure to select recipes that are easily adjusted to accommodate either small groups or slightly larger, depending on where you are located and what the current circumstances are!
The Superbowl is typically the 2nd highest food consumption day in America, just behind Thanksgiving. At first, I’d think that wasn’t true, but then when I think back to all the chicken wings, spinach dip, and cookies I consumed last year, I think again…
Many pizza delivery businesses see Superbowl Sunday orders double as roughly 60 percent of takeout ordered on Super Bowl Sunday is pizza. Roughly 28 million pounds of chips, 1.25 billion chicken wings, and 8 million pounds of guacamole are consumed during Super Bowl Sunday.
On that note, here are some of our favorite recipes that would make for a great addition to your Super Bowl Sunday get together!
Charcuterie Board – these have something for everyone, and they’re super fun to get creative with. If you don’t already have a cheese board, you can either use a large plate or platter or if you have some time, I’d order one from Amazon. The actual charcuterie boards really level up the visual of this appetizer.
If you want something on the simpler side, this 12×18” bamboo board is a great deal at $20!
Or if you want to level up a bit, and make sure you have all the appropriate utensils, I’d suggest this Boltlink Board that includes everything you’ll need to get started with charcuterie platters! It’s a bit pricier at $60, but for all the use you’ll get out of it it’s worth it.
When it comes to a charcuterie board, you have free reign to include all your favorite components, most boards include varieties of cheese, proteins such as salami and prosciutto, fruits, nuts, and fruit spreads. If you search, ‘Charcuterie Board’ on YouTube, there are a ton of videos that outline how to put these together for all different price points. I’d look through these videos and select one that matches the event you’re building this for!
This is also a great appetizer since it’s super easily adjustable to the number of guests you’re having. You can make a simple board that works for 4 people, or you can go up to 10, 20, 30+ people. You’ll just need a lot of cheese!
Baked Brie – if you haven’t made this yet, you’re really missing out. I promise you this will become a staple when hosting others for many years to come once you try out this recipe!
What you’ll need:
1 8oz wheel of brie cheese – adjust size based upon your group
1 crescent roll dough sheet
1 jar of strawberry, blueberry, or raspberry preserves (whatever flavor you fancy!)
How to make it:
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2) Unroll the crescent roll dough sheet onto the parchment-lined baking sheet
3) Place the wheel of Brie in the center of the dough, and top with jam + candied pecans
4) Wrap dough around the brie and toppings as shown in the image to the right
5) Bake for ~18-24 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown
6) Serve with your favorite crackers!
This recipe is completely customizable to the group size, instead of using a full wheel of cheese, you can easily use a wedge of cheese and less pastry. This recipe also works very well without the puff pastry! If you don’t use the dough, however, be sure to cook the brie in a smaller container that will contain the cheese. If you bake it on a sheet pan it will melt out the width of it!
When it comes to this recipe, no need to get the fanciest brie there is. The standard store brand will work just fine. And the brie rind is completely edible, no need to remove it before making this!
Jennie’s Favorite Spinach Dip – While this looks and tastes complicated, it’s incredibly simple. With just eight ingredients and 15 minutes of prep time, it’s a winner. Feel free to double (or triple!) the recipe, too.
1 cup mayonnaise (feel free to use lite or fat-free to keep those tailgate calories down)
2 cups sour cream (lite sour cream tastes just as good)
1 package Knorr dry leek soup mix (if you can’t find you can substitute Knorr vegetable soup)
10 oz package of frozen spinach
1 bunch green onions
1 tsp dill
1 tsp garlic powder
1 loaf round sourdough bread
Defrost frozen spinach. (I just pop in the microwave for a few minutes. Or run under hot water. It doesn’t have to be completely defrosted.) Drain as much liquid as you can from the spinach. Add to medium-size bowl. Chop up green onions and add to bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir.
Remove the top and interior of sourdough bread. Fill with mixture. Tear remove pieces of bread into bite-size pieces and serve on the side along with other favorite dipping vehicles like carrots, cucumbers, celery, and pita chips.
Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs – these require one additional step of grilling a regular hot dog but elevate the flavor exponentially! All you have to do is purchase your favorite type of bacon, wrap the hot dogs in them, using a wooden toothpick to hold it in place if needed, and then grill! Be sure to turn the dogs occasionally on the grill to make sure they’re heated through evenly. These typically take 8-10 minutes on the grill to be ready for guests. Then top with your favorites!
If you like to host friends for game watches and BBQ’s quite often, I’d recommend purchasing this fun The Candery All-in-One Hot Dog Accessories Set! It makes for a fun experience for guests and brings adults back to their childhoods 😊
Gameday Chili – who doesn’t love a good gameday chili especially for the Superbowl. It’s a great option if you live in the colder parts of the US.
Here’s a great recipe I’ve used from Betty Crocker.
2lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
3 to 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 to 2 teaspoons ground red pepper (cayenne)
1 teaspoon paprika
1 can (6 oz) organic tomato paste
1 ¾ cups beef-flavored broth (from 32-oz carton)
1 bottle (12 oz) dark regular or nonalcoholic beer
3 cans (8 oz each) organic tomato sauce
2 cans (15 oz each) pinto beans, drained, rinsed
1 can (4.5 oz) chopped green chiles, undrained
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 – In a 5- to 6-quart Dutch oven, cook beef, onion, and garlic over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain.
2 – Add chili powder, cumin, red pepper, and paprika; cook 1 minute. Stir in tomato paste; cook 1 minute. Add remaining chili ingredients; stir until combined. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer 2 hours. Serve with desired toppings.
If you want to make the above recipe a bit on the healthier side, I’d suggest swapping out the ground beef for ground turkey or chicken. A super simple switch, and it still tastes great. You could also remove the meat altogether to make a vegetarian option for guests.
Tri-Tip Sandwiches – if you want to step your gameday eats up a notch, try out these tri-tip sandwiches. This is a great Superbowl Party Recipe idea! I found this recipe was found from Spoon Fork Bacon!
2 ½ teaspoons salt
2 ½ teaspoons black pepper
1 tablespoon garlic powder
2 ½ teaspoons smoked paprika
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon minced rosemary
One 2.5 pound tri-tip roast
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
⅓ cup red wine vinegar
⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
4 ciabatta rolls, grilled/toasted or roll of choice
1 cup creamy horseradish sauce
1 cup sliced and lightly caramelized red onions
8 slices cheese
1 – Place all dry rub ingredients into a small mixing bowl and whisk together. Generously sprinkle mixture over the tri-tip and rub all over the meat.
2 – Tightly wrap tri-tip in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours and up to 24 hours.
3 – Unwrap tri-tip and gently pat dry. Brush with 1 tablespoon of oil.
4 – Place all basting ingredients into a mixing bowl and whisk together.
5 – Preheat grill to 375˚F or place a grill pan over medium-high heat and preheat oven to 350˚F.
6 – Add tri-tip and sear for 3 to 4 minutes. Flip and continue to sear for 3 to 4 minutes.
7 – Lower heat to 350˚F (or medium heat) and baste roast with basting marinade. Flip and baste the other side of the roast, then close the grill lid. (If cooking on stovetop, place tri-tip in the oven at this time).
8 – Continue to flip and baste tri-tip every 8 minutes for about 24 minutes for medium-rare or 32 minutes for medium.
9 – Remove tri-tip from grill or oven and transfer to a cutting board. Allow beef to rest for 6 to 8 minutes.
10 – Thinly slice tri-tip into 1/4-1/2″ pieces.
11 – To assemble, spread tops and bottom of rolls with creamy horseradish sauce. Top the bottom rolls with a few slices of tri-tip and with 2 slices of provolone cheese.
12 – Place sandwiches until a broiler for 1 to 2 minutes, until cheese melts. Top each sandwich with red onions and gently press roll tops over each sandwich. Serve.
One thing to note, you can make the tri-tip up to two days ahead of time. I’d recommend doing the bulk of the preparation the day before so you don’t spend all your time in the kitchen when the Superbowl is on! If you do this, it’s best to slightly undercook the beef so that it doesn’t overcook when reheating. Once tri-tip has cooled completely, tightly wrap tri-tip in plastic wrap and refrigerate. When ready to use, unwrap beef from plastic wrap and place onto a baking sheet. Heat tri-tip in oven, at 350˚F, for 10 to 15 minutes or until beef has just heated through. Remove from oven and allow the beef to rest for about 8 minutes. Thinly slice and assemble sandwiches.
Individual Brownie Bites – if you’re not in the baking mood, buying these from Costco or your local grocer makes for a simple dessert that everyone loves. If you want to elevate the simple brownie, you can make them a part of a mini ‘brownie hot fudge sundae’ bar and include vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, and whipped cream. This is a fun way to wrap up the day… especially for the kids!
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