Super Bowl Party Menu Ideas and Recipes – While the NFL’s top 2 teams face off on the field on Sunday, make sure you’re serving touchdown worthy snacks and party fare. These crowd-pleasing menu ideas and recipes are perfect for your Super Bowl Party.
Did you know one of the top New Year’s resolutions made by Americans is to spend more time with family and friends? And, a Super Bowl Party is a perfect opportunity to do just that!
Plan to serve 5-6 different kinds of appetizers, with 3-4 pieces of each kind per person. Think of your menu like a meal and offer a variety of dishes. Also, choose at least some dishes you can make ahead of time, or at least prep ahead of time, so you aren’t stressed on game day.
Check out the following ideas and recipes. For all but the Buffalo Chicken Dip, just click on the recipe title for a complete printable recipe.
Macho Nachos – There are some folks who like to watch football, and some that are just in it for the food. A football game just wouldn’t be the same without nachos!
Pigs in a Blanket – Nothing fancy here, but a quick and easy classic game day treat that your guests will love.
Buffalo Chicken Dip – Buffalo Sauce, 3 kinds of cheese and chicken, need I say more? Quick and easy and can be made the day before, and baked the day of your party.
- 1-8 oz package cream cheese, softened
- ½ cup blue cheese or ranch salad dressing
- ½ cup hot sauce
- ½ cup crumbled blue cheese
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella or monteray jack cheese, halved
- 2-9.75 oz cans chicken in water, drained
- Crackers, chips or veggies for dipping
- In a large bowl, mix the softened cream cheese and stir until smooth and creamy, add the dressing, ½ cup of the mozzarella or Monterey jack cheese, the blue cheese and chicken. Stir well. Sprinkle with the remainder of the cheese. (If making ahead, at this point put in a greased heatproof dish, cover and refrigerate until ready to bake.)
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. If you refrigerated your mixture, take it out of the refrigerator about 30 minutes prior to baking.
- Bake for 20 minutes, or until the dip is hot and bubbling.
- Serve with heavy-duty crackers like Triscuits and/or veggies.
Buffalo Wings – I think there may be a law mandating serving wings at a Super Bowl Party. If not, there should be. This is a healthier version that is baked, not fried, and I guarantee that your wing aficionados will never be able to tell the difference.
Bacon Wrapped Dates – Bacon wrapped anything works…. Yummy dates, stuffed with cream cheese and almonds. Simply delicious!
Sausage Bread – OK, not traditionally a football snack, but to heck with tradition. Make your own tradition this year, with this easy, quick and delicious appetizer!
Easy Chicken Ranch Dip – I think there is a saying that”in life, nothing is easy”, but in the case of this delicious and easy dip, nothing could be further from the truth! Honestly, it only takes about 5 minutes from start to finish and the ingredients are probably already in your pantry and fridge.
Caprese Shewers – Yes, I had to give you at least one healthy snack choice. These make-ahead skewers are just the dish to balance out the buffalo everything else.
Cranberry Jalapeno Cream Cheese Dip – My all-time very favorite dip. Make ahead, this colorful, cool and creamy dip made with fresh cranberries will wow your family and friends.
Buffalo Shrimp – These spicy shrimp are out of this world delicious. Unfortunately, they are best served right after cooking, but would be a perfect dish to make and serve during half-time.
Keep your party and menu simple. There is no rule that you have to make everything yourself. If you are short on time or motivation, choose a few of these recipes to make, then order wings from your favorite wing joint, or a veggie platter from your grocery store deli, or pick up a pizza and cut it into bite size snacks.
I hope whichever team you are rooting for wins!