There may be an intense match up to watch for Super Bowl LII, but everyone knows that good food and drink make the party! Pacing and balance are good strategies at the buffet table as well as on the playing field, so we've gathered some of our favorite recipes for quick bites, fan fuel, sweet snacks, and thirst-quenchers to keep you and your guests in the game.
This easy spinach artichoke dip from Pip and Ebby cooks in the crock pot, so you can set it and forget it—which is great, because you're going to be preoccupied with the game and other preparations! Serve this classic crowd-pleaser with crackers, toasted pita slices, or tortilla chips and let your guests go to town.
No wimpy chips for your Super Bowl Super Friends! Homemade BBQ Sweet Potato Chips add color and kick (kick - get it?) to the usually dull potato chip. These are easier to make than you think, and pack enough flavor to score with your guests.
What's better than wings on game day? These boneless wing from The Chunky Chef are nice and crispy, and coated in a delicious bourbon cider glaze you'll absolutely go crazy for. Plus, they're boneless, so you won't need to worry about the extra mess and clean-up required from bone-in wings, so you'll spend less time looking away from the game.
American sports and hot dogs go hand-in-hand, and football is no exception! That's why we love these chili dogs from Valerie's Kitchen that can be made in large batches, making this quick and easy classic even quicker and easier. Top with whatever you like, or let guests choose their own toppings, then pop a batch into the oven for a hearty snack 30 minutes later!
How cute are these chocolate-covered strawberry footballs from My Mommy Style?? These little treats are easier to make than you might think, and are perfect for game day at moments of defeat and celebration alike. Plus, it's a great way to indulge without getting too unhealthy, so health-conscious guests can enjoy as well.
Scatter small bowls of this sweet treat at your Super Bowl party and it won’t take long for your guests to find (and devour) them! With only 5 ingredients, Candied Pecans are simple to make, but there is some wait time in the process, so make these before game day. Then make more. Because there may not be any left.
Will you toast victory or drown your sorrows? Upgrade plain brewski with a Michelada, the irresistable Mexican beer cocktail. A salted rim, lime juice and hot sauce will provide the push you need for extra points!
Have a batch of Classic Red Wine Sangria ready for your guests to enjoy. It looks and tastes like a party in a pitcher! And just in case, have a designated driver and contacts for cabs/ride shares ready, too!
Megan started Pip and Ebby with a friend, and now runs this mostly-food-with-a-little-bit-of-travel blog on her own. Her blog has tons of great recipes—mostly American cuisine, healthy and indulgent alike—that are each the result of Megan's awesome creative mind.
Megan is the author and cook behind The Chunky Chef, though she never cooked much until she came across Rachel Ray, who inspired a daring boldness that convinced her to work on a new skill. Today, she loves cooking and the creative outlet it provides. Her recipes are "new spins on family favorite recipes, original recipe creations, and re-makes of great recipes I find on Pinterest."
Valerie started writing recipes on Valerie's Kitchen with the intention of providing her 4 sons with step-by-step instructions so they could recreate the dishes they grew up on. Her focus is on "simple, seasonal home cooking...from creating new recipes, menu planning, hunting and gathering, meal preparation, and serving the hungry carnivores in my home."
Melissa & Camille are the best friends and cousins behind My Mommy Style, a blog that focuses on all things motherhood, from cooking, to kids' activities, to home improvement. They take joy in helping other moms enjoy their motherhood.