Super Bowl Recipes

by Jamie on February 3, 2012

I’m guessing you already know that this Sunday is the Super Bowl. Food is an integral part of Super Bowl Sunday, which is pretty much the only thing that excites me about this (or any) sporting event. I found myself searching through old MBA posts to plan my game day grub menu, so I thought I would share my favorites with you. These recipes have been tested and approved by avid football lovers and non-lovers (that would be me), so they’re sure to be a hit!

Do you ever go to pot lucks and question where the real food is? Sometimes dips and chips just don’t cut it, so I’m always sure to include at least one or two items that will satisfy even the biggest of appetites. One of my favorites are Crock Pot Pulled Pork Sandwiches. Served on slider buns with homemade coleslaw – you’re sure to satisfy those hungry guy appetites with cute, miniature sandwiches!

I think it’s safe to say that most people are probably a little cheese balled out after the holidays, but my Feta Cheese Ball is a creative substitute that will quickly become a family favorite.

Avocado Dip has become a staple in our house for pretty much all gatherings. This recipe adds a fun and delicious twist to a classic game day dip with the addition of sour cream and cilantro.

For those guacamole purists out there, I wholeheartedly recommend my Spicy Guacamole. You’ll be smitten with it after one bite. Let’s just say I’ve converted several avocado haters with my spicy spin on this classic. It’s bold, delicious and perfect for snacking!

If you’re looking for something a little less traditional, these Greek Salad Skewers will provide a refreshing change of pace. Olives, feta cheese, cucumbers, and grape tomatoes combine to create a fresh, healthy snack. And who doesn’t love snacks on sticks?

I like my food with a little heat and two years after the post originally appeared, this Jalapeno Popper Dip continues to be one of the most popular recipes on MBA. It’s creamy, spicy, and crunchy texture will keep your guests coming back for more.

In my opinion, no party is complete without pizza. But instead of serving up the traditional pie, why not wow your crowd with Pizza Dip? A rich cream cheese base is layered with pizza sauce, cheese, and all your favorite pizza toppings, taking pizza to whole new level.

For those of your guests that have no idea what to do with themselves unless they’re noshing on chicken wings in front of big screen, I’ve included a scrumptious recipe for Sweet and Spicy Baked Chicken Wings. These wings are baked to perfection with the perfect amount of heat and sweet. Serve them up with homemade blue cheese dressing and celery sticks. Your guests will be remembering these wings long after the game score has faded away.

Last, but certainly not least; dessert. You all know that there will never be a party at my house without dessert – this sugar lover needs some incentive for listening to grown men yell at the TV all night! Here are a couple of my favorite sweet treats that I think will make your menu just a little more irresistible.

Having recently made these No-Bake Nutella Cheesecakes, I felt that these would be a great and easy dessert to include. With the amazing Nutella flavor and velvety texture, these personaly sized desserts are the perfect sweet end to a night of snacking. They look and feel upscale with less work than most other desserts – win/win!

I’ve also decided to include the recipe for Café Mocha Cupcakes. Are you sensing a color theme here? Just in case the big game is a little on boring side, you can liven up your crowd with a little sugar-coffee buzz! Top these beauties with a chocolate covered espresso bean and you may even get away with telling everyone that you topped them with a mini football! It’s a stretch, I know – but definitely worth a shot!

Whichever team you cheer for, I hope this menu finds all you football lovers in good spirits and happy tummies! I know that’s our plan!

Looking For More?

Check these fantastic recipes from some of my favorite people!
Homemade Cheese Whiz from Good. Food. Stories.
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus from Good Life Eats
Buffalo Celery Sticks from Some the Wiser
Seven Layer Dip from Savory Sweet Life
Super Bowl Sandwiches from Simple Bites
Buffalo Chicken Pot Pies from Sugarcrafter
Mexican Chocolate Chewies from Bluebonnets & Brownies

{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

Annie @ Annie's Cooking Lab February 3, 2012 at 10:56 pm

Great recipe suggestions! I’m not into the actual football part of Super Bowl Sunday at all, but some friends and I are getting together to enjoy Super Bowl food, even if we never turn on the game :)


Helene February 4, 2012 at 12:18 am

Lot’s of great ideas! I like the Greek Salad skewers.


Maureen February 4, 2012 at 2:08 am

What I wouldn’t give to eat with you. :) Holy cow these dishes look great.


Misty February 4, 2012 at 8:04 am

I want to come to your house for the Superbowl this year! Delicious – all my types of faves. May have to try your Nutella treats. Pinning them now!


Kate February 4, 2012 at 8:28 am

Omg, these are delish looking! And you probably didn’t realize it, but most of these are really diabetic friendly, which I appreciate so much. And I and personally vouch for the deliciousness of the feta cheese ball-made it at the holidays, and it was a big hit. Thanks! , kate/sweetcricketdesign/type1momma


Marian February 4, 2012 at 8:54 am

Mmmm I love pulled pork sandwiches. They’re so meaty that they definitely remind me of game day.


angela@spinachtiger February 4, 2012 at 8:58 am

It all looks great, but I’m still down with that pizza dip. I’d break my diet for that one.


Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers February 4, 2012 at 9:10 am

These all look so good! I want to eat everything!!


Kelsey @aslolife February 4, 2012 at 10:56 am

Those Greek salad skewers looks divine!


Sarah February 4, 2012 at 3:01 pm

I love the idea of the pizza dip – it looks fabulous!


Shaina February 4, 2012 at 3:05 pm

I love all these ideas, but the feta cheese ball is calling to me.


Chelsea February 4, 2012 at 5:30 pm

I made your Jalapeno Popper Dip last night for a party. Was a huge hit! Only bowl scraped clean by hungry party-goers in fact. Came out delicious. Thanks for sharing (:


leslie February 4, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Delicious round up!


Aimee @ Simple Bites February 4, 2012 at 6:42 pm

I want to crash your party! Everything looks fabulous. Great round-up!


Tickled Red February 4, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Okay, I’m coming to your house for Superbowl! I call dips on the Feta Ball ;D Yum


Tracy February 4, 2012 at 11:54 pm

I absolutely love all of these recipes; it looks like you are well-prepared for game day! Thanks for including one of mine as well. :-)


Lauren at Keep It Sweet February 5, 2012 at 7:41 am

Checking out your wing recipe for my husband!


Kim February 5, 2012 at 7:53 am

All of these recipes looks really good! I wish I was a fan of the Superbowl;)


Casey@Good. Food. Stories. February 5, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Yes to all of these! In fact, I have a pork shoulder in the slow cooker right now, which is destined for pulled pork nachos with the homemade Cheez Whiz. Who cares that the Steelers aren’t in the SB this year when I can still eat to my heart’s content?


michael February 5, 2012 at 4:09 pm

go giants! great ideas :) cannot believe we are almost there!!!


Lonnie Ryan February 6, 2012 at 10:16 am

I made the spicy guacamole and the slow cooker pullerd pork for the Super Bowl. Both were VERY good. Thanks


Ann P. February 6, 2012 at 3:09 pm

All of these photos look good enough to EAT! And I actually do wish I could eat those photos, they look so tasty hehehe… Apparently I didn’t get enough superbowl food yesterday!


Sara @ Saucy Dipper February 7, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Good call on the feta cheese ball. That’s one I’ve yet to make!


Nancy August 19, 2012 at 12:46 am

The cheese ball link is not working. :-(


Jamie August 20, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Here is the direct link: – the page is loading just fine for me. I hope this helps.


madison December 24, 2012 at 5:10 pm

wow, i really didn’t think there was a way to look forward to the Super Bowl, but now I can bake for the Family! thanks for the recipes!!! :)


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