Sunday’s Super Bowl isn’t just about football – it’s also about food and beer.
As the Eagles take on the Chiefs on Sunday February 12th in Phoenix, millions of Americans will be glued to television screens rooting for their team of choice.
While the game is the main attraction, the day wouldn’t be complete without beloved Super Bowl staples like buffalo wings and chips and dips.
Here are six simple recipes you can make to make sure your Super Bowl party is fun and delicious—don’t forget the refreshments.
According to the National Chicken Council, Americans will consume 1.3bn chicken wings on game day.
While the choice of buffalo, BBQ, or teriyaki is up to you, the main ingredients you’ll need for the quintessential Super Bowl meal are chicken wings, unsalted butter, garlic, and salt.
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And while a deep fryer is a handy appliance for preparing wings, it’s not essential – because this easy recipe calls for steaming the wings and placing them in the oven.
Be sure to serve with sides of ranch and blue cheese dressing once you’ve chosen a sauce.
Seven layer dip
Super Bowl parties are mostly about foods you can eat with your hands—which is why chips and dips are also popular. While guacamole or salsa alone are suitable choices, a seven-layer dip is an even better option – because it combines both.
A seven-layer dip includes refried beans, sour cream, lettuce, cheese, guacamole, diced tomatoes, and sliced black olives and is made by layering the ingredients on top of each other.
If you wanted to upgrade the dish, which can be served hot or cold, you can add jalapenos for some spice or serve the dip in individual cups for each guest.
You can follow a recipe for the dip here.
Pigs in broth
No Super Bowl party would be complete without little hot dogs wrapped in pastry, otherwise known as pigs in a brat.
If you wanted to make your own instead of buying them from the store, all you need is crescent rolls, cocktail sprinkles and melted butter.
Simply roll the mini hot sticks into individual crescent wrappers and place them on a baking sheet, before cooking them in the oven until golden brown. You can serve with sides of mustard and ketchup.
You can also switch out the crescent dough in favor of puff pastry for a tastier crunch, or wrap the hot dogs in bacon.
Follow this recipe for party-ready pigs in a brat.
In addition to great comfort food for cold weather days, Chili is also great for game day – because it’s relatively quick and easy to make.
For Super Bowl Sunday, you can follow this beef chili recipe, which includes onions, a bottle of lager, three types of chilis and fire-roasted crushed tomatoes.
Finish by topping with anything from shredded cheese to sliced avocado and be sure to serve with toast.
Depending on personal preference, you can adjust the spice levels or choose to swap beef for turkey for a healthier version of the dish.
Spinach and artichoke dip
Seven-layer dip isn’t the only reason chips are a Super Bowl necessity, as spinach and artichoke dip is a popular game-day snack.
To make the dip, you will need spinach, salt, oil, shallots, garlic, cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, artichoke hearts and parmesan cheese. After combining all the ingredients, just bake the dish in the oven until the dip has a golden brown layer.
To make the dip even more delicious, you can serve it in a scooped-out bread sheet that can be eaten when the dip is gone.
You can follow a recipe for spinach and artichoke dip here.
Even with an abundance of wings, a Super Bowl Sunday menu would be missing without a football-themed dessert like cupcakes.
To make cupcakes perfect for the highly anticipated game, only a little creativity is needed when it comes to the icing.
For chocolate football cupcakes, you can follow this recipe here – which explains how to create chocolate iced footballs and vanilla iced football laces.
If you want to take the cupcakes to the next level, you can mix green food coloring with the vanilla icing to create “grass” around the football.
If you prefer not to make the cupcakes from scratch, you can use your favorite cake mix or brownie recipe and decorate with chocolate and vanilla icing accordingly.