Top 20 Super Bowl Recipes

Looking for Super Bowl party food ideas? Check out our Reader Favorite Top 20 Super Bowl Recipes that will keep your guests coming back for more . . . and even more. These Super Bowl foods are all game day approved, tested by the football fans and the food lovers so they’re sure to be a hit!

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Easy Super Bowl Recipes

The Super Bowl is just around the corner! Maybe you are an avid football fan and you’ll be cheering on your favorite tip while you dig in to some tasty super bowl snacks. Or maybe you’re more like me and don’t really care who is playing as long as there’s good food.

Whether you’re watching the game with a crowd or settling in alone with the TV remote, delicious munchies are practically a Super Bowl requirement.

For me, going to a Super Bowl party is all about the food – and there are plenty of good Super Bowl recipes to be enjoyed – and hanging out with some friends. Whether you are watching the big game this weekend or not, the Super Bowl is a really good excuse to indulge in some delicious snacking.

Super Bowl Party Tips

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Menu Planning

I like to start menu planning about 7-10 days before I’m hosting a Super Bowl Party. Start with sorting out the recipes for your “must haves,” and your family’s traditional dishes.

After you’ve decided on the dishes you know you will have, start thinking about what’s missing. Do you need more sides? Appetizers? Drinks? Desserts? Filling in the gaps is a great opportunity to introduce a few new dishes.

Need ideas? Check out the list below of Top 20 Super Bowl Recipes! Test any new Super Bowl recipes in advance to avoid blunders on the big day.

Delegate

Minimum 3- 5 days prior to your Super Bowl party, let guests know if you’d like them to bring anything to contribute, whether that is drinks or an appetizer recipe. Give them plenty of time to prepare for their dish and/or find a new recipe to share.

Make Ahead

One great tip to make the prep even easier on the day of the game is to make some of the recipes the day before, or in the morning the day of if your schedule allows. Many dips and other Super Bowl foods and appetizers are easy to prepare ahead of time and store in your refrigerator.

In the half hour before guests are scheduled to arrive, you can plan to heat up anything that should be served warm. As guests start arriving, pull the cold recipes from the fridge. This will free up time giving you the opportunity to enjoy watching the Super Bowl and spending time with friends and family.

Prep Ahead

Even if the entire Super Bowl recipe can’t be made ahead of time, there are often elements of it that can be made ahead. Prep work is essential for simpler party planning and hosting. In the kale chips recipe, for example, you can prep the kale by tearing the leaves, washing, and drying it a day or two before.

Give Guests Serving Options

I think guest-assembles, DIY, or serve your self style meals and snacks are perfect for when having a crowd over to watch the game. This works especially well for recipes along the lines of nachos, tacos, or tostadas. It takes work away from the host because you don’t have to assemble every aspect of every menu item.

People can eat when they’re ready, and make it how they want it, all while allowing the host or hostess to sit down and enjoy the party. Guests will love to pile on the customizations on their own plates. Make sure to have plenty of ingredients laid out for the various favorite toppings.

Popular options are:

  • Shredded Cheese
  • Salsas
  • Dipping Sauces (BBQ, Fry Sauce, Ketchup, Wing Sauce, Blue Cheese Dressing)
  • Cilantro
  • Lettuce
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Sour Cream
  • Olives
  • Jalapeños 
  • Green Onions

Clean as You Go

The mess is so much less overwhelming if you wash dishes and/or run the dishwasher throughout the day. If you have extra hands, it is helpful if one or two people are assigned what I call “damage control duty.”

If you opt for disposable plates, bowls, cups, and utensils, look for options that can be recycled rather than thrown in the trash.

What are your favorite things to eat at a Super Bowl Party?

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Top 20 Super Bowl Recipes

Check out our Reader Favorite Top 20 Super Bowl Recipes that will keep your guests coming back for more . . . and even more.

They are all game day approved, tested by the football fans and the food lovers so they’re sure to be a hit!

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