Superbowl weekend is looming! WHAT WILL YOU EAT? Will you Snackadium? 6 foot party sub? Go full Peyton Manning and order a ton of Papa Johns (cheek kisses included!) and Bud Light? Get bougie with natty wine, charcuterie and artisanal sausage wrapped in puff pastry? So many choices who even cares about the game (ugh, the Patriots)!
In case you are still doing your Superbowl snack game plan (PUNS!) I’ve rounded up some of the tastiest Superbowl friendly snacks that I’ve posted over the last year.
Us? We’re headed to my cousin’s for a party featuring Philly’s own cheesesteaks, all the dips you can imagine, and I’m bringing a huge chopped salad that might look like healthy greens from far away but is actually going to be one of those delicious salads loaded with meat, cheese, vinegar and pickled veggies that really isn’t all that good for you but tastes oh so good. It’s gonna be great. Craft beer reigns supreme at their house so a pleasantly hoppy pale ale on the side. Ugh I can’t wait. Give me a day where people gather to eat and I’m ALL IN.
My first thought when Superbowl food comes to mind are these Umami Wings! Chicken wings are tossed with corn starch and baked in the oven until crisp, and then tossed in a super savory salty sauce.
Looking for something a little….breadier? Love a project? Try this Oktoberfest Pretzel Pull Apart Bread! Pretzel bread, horseradish, mustard, cheese and of course beer all wrapped into a warm, soft pull apart loaf. It was made for a group sitting in front of a TV. Just imagine that standing ovation you’ll receive when you pull this hot from the pan, onto a plate, and set it down in front of your friends. Do this one for the glory.
Obviously no Superbowl party is complete without DIPS. We make “The Salsa” in my house on the regular (like, literally regularly every other week or so) and it’s a bonafide (bonafide!) staple. This restaurant style salsa is pantry friendly, comes together in minutes, and makes just short of a whole quart so you won’t be cracking open multiple jars to refill throughout the afternoon.
Need a spicy creamy counterpart to that salsa? Try this Roasted Hatch Chile Avocado Dip! Roasted spicy Hatch Chiles are combined with cool creamy avocado, sour cream, and mayo and are the perfect match to The Salsa. Plus it really keeps you on your toes with just the right amount of heat.
Need a little vinegar in between bites of heavy cheese laden appetizers and savory wings? How about some quick homemade pickles! These Basil and Baby Carrot Pickles come together quickly, and you can make them on game day morning and be snacking on them by kickoff. They’re crunchy, fresh, and the perfect little side to your plate of….carbs.
Want a slightly spicier pickle? Try these Chipotle Garlic Spicy Pickled Green Beans! Make them today and enjoy by game time. They are crunchy, smoky and perfectly vinegary!
Oh, you need a drink? Well, as it turns out I am well versed in the land of the cocktail. Here’s a few of my game day faves:
If you’re on the West Coast, your Superbowl starts early. And that means you need a Bloody Mary. One of my faves is definitely this Mezcal Mary. Smoky intense mezcal is paired with an easy homemade Bloody Mary mix for the perfect start to your day. Adorn with all the pickles and olives you can handle plus a sprig of cilantro and you’ll be ready to get the day started.
Party starting a little later in the day? Want to really kick things off with a strong note? Try this Hoosier Moonshine Mule. Sweet corn white whiskey, topped off with spicy refreshing ginger beer and a squeeze of lime. It’ll warm you from your head to your toes and might very well resurrect some deep football fandom you didn’t even know you had!
Looking for something a little milder? Maybe something with a low ABV you can drink throughout the day without fully professing your love for Tom Brady in those Uggs? Try this Citrus IPA Shandy! We are in full blown #citrusseason so grab some of those limes, lemons, grapefruits, kumquats, whatever! Combine their juice, some of your fave IPA, and a splash of club soda for a sippable drink you can have through the fourth quarter.
Looking for something with a little ginger punch (a la the mule) with a little less booze? Try this Pear Cider Boilermaker. The cider is sweet, the whiskey is warming, and a splash of ginger beer adds bite.
What is a superbowl party without a table full of sweets?
These Salted Peanut Butter Blondies practically scream Superbowl food to me. Bite size bars loaded with peanut butter flavor and sprinkled with salt are the epitome of a salty savory dessert. Superbowl or no Superbowl, I’ll probably dream about these until I make them.
More of a cookie fan? Try these Nutella Chip Cookies. Homemade Nutella chips (easier than you think) are combined with a killer cookie to make huge, hazelnutty, chocolatey cookies that you might just end up making every year.
Phew. That’s a lot of food. But that’s ok because ya know what? All of (most of?) America loves the Superbowl, but not all of America loves the teams IN the Superbowl. We’re really just looking for a super casual Friendsgiving Sunday, lets be honest. Snacks and drinks and friends and a TV on just because. Everybody loves an excuse to party. Kick back, grab a plate of food, and let the snacking begin.