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Super Bowl Party Food and Drink Ideas

Any of These Recipes Will Score Big at your Super Bowl Party

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7-Layer Dip

7-Layer Dip from Cooking with Kids

Photo used with permission, Stephanie Gallagher Guide to Cooking with Kids

Super Bowl Sunday is just a few days away, so it's time to get busy planning your party menu. Our About.com Experts on Food & Drink are always ready to help with recipes that are perfect for this popular party. I've gathered many of their recipes here to help as you plan your menu and your shopping list for this big event.

 

Spanish Tapas Top the Super Bowl

Lisa and Tony, Guides to Spanish Food suggest Spanish Tapas for The Super Bowl. Appetizers reign supreme on Super Bowl Sunday, so it is the perfect party to lay out a tapas table. From classic Spanish tapas, like potato omelet (called tortilla de patata) or pinchos morunos, to spicy pork cubes, or patatas bravas, potato chunks with spicy sauce.

Vegetarian Choices

About's Guide to Vegetarian Cooking prefers to make her own homemade bean dip, and she recommends that we avoid the sodium-laden canned stuff and make our own as well. It's quite easy, and even the most laid-back Super Bowl party host can pop open some beans and add some salsa and cheese. Here are eleven vegetarian bean dip recipes to choose from for your vegetarian or vegan Super Bowl party.

As with all Super Bowl snacks, vegetarian snacks should be quick and easy to prepare so that you can spend time enjoying the game and your guests. And, with all of those multi-million dollar commercials, who wants to pop back into the kitchen during a commercial break? If you'd rather eat on the light side, here are a few snacks that are a breeze to prep in advance:

  • Apple and soy nut butter pita pockets
  • Toasted pita chips with edamame hummus
  • Stuffed mushrooms with walnut pate

     

    Cooking with Kids

    These recipes will appeal to both the kids and adults at a family friendly Super Bowl party, and are scaled to Feed a Crowd

    From dips to nachos to pizza, chili and wings, this collection of Super Bowl recipes features everything you could possibly need to throw a great game day party. Kick off the big event with the crowd-pleasing 7 layer dip, add some baked chicken wings or one of these hearty chili recipes, and your guests will be in Super Bowl heaven.

    Local Foods

    Super Bowl parties don't need to be laden with processed food – use these Super Bowl Snack recipes from our Guide to Local Foods to make fresh, delicious Super Bowl snacks like homemade potato chips, spicy peanuts, and succulent, beer-basted, spicy, glazed ribs.

    It's the Super Bowl! Or Not.

    The Super Bowl is one of the biggest events of the sports world. But not everyone loves football. About's Guide to Busy Cooks says, "Whether you know all the stats of your favorite team or would rather watch a romantic movie or the Puppy Bowl, I've got quick, easy, and delicious recipes for your type of party!"

    Southern Food

    Diana, our Guide to Southern Food, suggests:
    Game Day Chili: This great-tasting slow cooker chili makes a big batch, perfect for a game day gathering.
    Serve with a big pan of cornbread or corn sticks.

    Spicy Chicken Wings in Barbecue Sauce:
    For a Super Bowl snack, chicken wings can't be beat! These spicy, crowd-pleasing chicken wings are browned under the broiler, then they're slow cooked with a simple spicy honey barbecue sauce mixture.

    Cocktail Menus for the Super Bowl

    Our Guide to Cocktails suggests that we brighten up our game day party with a team-themed cocktail or two. She's assembled the perfect Super Bowl XLVIII cocktails. Try one or more of these tempting recipes that include, among others, a Colorado Bulldog for the Broncos and a Washington Apple for the Seahawks.

    Gluten Free Recipes

    Gluten-free sports fans don't have to sit there hungrily watching the game and all of those tempting snack commercials. Not when you provide a few appetizers from this terrific collection of crowd-pleasing gluten free Super Bowl Party recipes!

    



    Cooking for Two

    Just because you've decided to skip the parties and bars this Super Bowl, that doesn't mean you can't make a few easy but festive recipes for watching the game at home. Whether you’re looking for appetizers like crisp Crab Rangoon or more hearty fare like spicy Asian pulled pork sandwiches, check out these and other great recipes that have been scaled for a Super Bowl for Two.

    Garlic Knots from Our Pizza Guide

    Impress your guests with these easy and delicious garlic knots, perfect for a Super Bowl party. Pair them with pizza, chili, or spinach dip for a touchdown snack!

    Desserts from our Baking Guide

    About's Guide to Baking says that no Super Bowl Party would be complete without something a little sweet after all of those savory treats. Besides Sweet and Salty Fudge, you'll find several other tasty treats on this page too.

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