To me, Super Bowl Sunday is synonymous with entertaining and food (and the commercials, of course). Yes, there is a football game going on but what you serve on Super Bowl Sunday is just as important, if not more, than the game itself.
Below are some Super Bowl snack ideas that any guest will appreciate:
You can’t go wrong with chicken wings on game day. They can be baked, fried or smoked – skinless or otherwise. I like to make mild wings and put out bowls with different sauces for my guests to choose from. I usually offer three options – BBQ is a must, a really hot (spicy) sauce and then something more “foodie-like” such as a garlic parmesan or Italian seasoning.
Don’t forget the blue cheese (or ranch) and cut up carrots and celery.
I serve nachos two different ways – naked and overloaded. The naked chips are in a bowl alongside different salsas (mild, medium, hot, tomatillo). Overloaded chips consist of a large tray of tortilla chips topped with melted cheese, beans, salsa, sour cream, guacamole, and your choice of meat or vegetables. These get messy so you may want to keep some wet wipes near this food station!
Mini burgers or sandwiches are a great way to feed a crowd. You can make them with beef, chicken, pork, or a vegetarian option such as black bean patties. Put bowls of pickles, lettuce, sliced tomato, cheese slices, onion, ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise near by so your guests can make their own special slider.
I pair the sliders with a few different types of fries – the classic curly fries (with or without seasoning), sweet potato fries, and tots.
CHIPS & DIP
Set out a variety of dips such as spinach and artichoke, buffalo chicken, or a classic like French onion to pair with any type of chip. Classic potato chips are always a hit, but so are corn chips, veggie chips and pretzel sticks.
Whether you make it on the stove or in the microwave, popcorn is always a hit. Try seasoning it with chili powder, parmesan cheese, or melted chocolate for a twist on the classic. Splurge for mini individual bags so your guests can make their own version of popcorn
Soft pretzels can be served with mustard or cheese dipping sauce. Pop them in the oven about 15 minutes before the guests arrive so they are nice and warm.
Cut up a variety of vegetables such as carrots, celery, cucumbers, green and red peppers, radish, broccoli, cauliflower, snap peas, fresh green beans…the list is endless! Serve them with a ranch or hummus dip.
DECOR FOR THE BIG DAY
The color scheme for serving trays, plates, napkins, plasticware, balloons – you name it – depends on which teams are lucky enough to make it to the most popular sporting event of the year.
I also like to cater the style of snacks based on where the two teams hail from. An example would be if the Philadelphia Eagles make it to the Super Bowl I may be inclined to create Philly Cheesesteak nachos. If it’s a Texas team, I may keep the food theme along the lines of Tex-mex.
I hope these ideas inspire you to come up with the perfect snack spread for your Super Bowl party!