Super Bowl Menu 101

Can you believe it?! February is already here and the Super Bowl is this weekend!! By now you know how big of a football fan I am, so it should come as no surprise that my husband and I will be hosting our family’s Super Bowl party. (After hosting Thanksgiving, this will be a piece of cake!)

In my opinion, the key to a good watch party is the food. Whether or not their team wins or loses, your guests will leave happy when their stomachs are full of delicious food! Here are my picks to guarantee your game-day gathering is a tasty one!

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Start with appetizers. Think small bites in large quantities. You can never have too many appetizers when it comes to a watch party because people will snack during the whole event. Deborah’s Cheeseburger Cups, or one of these, would be perfect!

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Crab Rangoons from Damn Delicious
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Easy Meatballs from Gimme Some Oven

Provide a few healthier options. Since you’ll be eating well, you’ll likely be eating more. Mix in some lighter options to help offset any regrets you (or your stomach) may have the next day.

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Cauliflower Buffalo Wings from POP SUGAR
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Greek Dip Platter from Iowa Girl Eats

Speaking of dip… Chips and dip is always a fan-favorite! The Slow-Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip I made for NYE would work well or, try one of these recipes! Yum!

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Guacamole from Rachael Ray
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Queso Fundido from Pioneer Woman

Have a main course. While most of us can fill up on snacks alone, serving a main dish, high in protein, ensures you and your guests won’t go hungry. Create menu items that can be customized, so you’re sure to have something for everyone!

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Make-your-own Taco Bar from The Kitchn
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Smoky Black Bean Chili from Gimme Some Oven

Finish with something sweet. What’s a party without dessert?! Not much fun, if you ask me. 🙂 Make sure to include some sweet treats for the end of the night. Bonus points if they feature team colors!

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Nutella Puppy Chow from A Beautiful Mess
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Dark Chocolate Brownies from Pioneer Woman

Some final advice—make the party BYOB (bring your own beverage). Planning and preparing a menu is enough to do without having to worry about drinks, too. And, if your guests want to contribute to the food, too—by all means, let them. My mom offered to bring her famous chicken wings and I didn’t hesitate to take her up on it!

I hope these tips and recipes help you prepare for this weekend’s Super Bowl, whether you’re hosting or attending!

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