Super Bowl XLIX is quickly approaching and all of the focus is on the Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots, Deflategate, and the commercials. In all actuality, the focus should be on your Super Bowl foods, snacks, and recipes that you need for your big game party or just because you’re watching the game at all.
The everyday football fare is bound to be at any Super Bowl you will attend, and that’s just inevitable. You’re going to find chips, salsa, popcorn, cheese dips, pizza, pigs in a blanket, pretzels, hot wings, nachos, and those little meatballs.
Don’t you want something different, though?
Of course you do, and that’s why this list of Super Bowl snacks, foods, and recipes is here for you to try.
Yahoo came up with a great Super Bowl version of monkey bread that can be made easily and quickly. It’s extremely easy to make and it takes all of five minutes of prep time and about half an hour of cooking.
BuzzFeed put together a list of 37 buffalo dishes that are better than hot wings, and it’s a great way to steer away from the norm. Some of the best looking ideas include Shredded Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches with Blue Cheese Celery Slaw, Buffalo Chicken Pizza Swirls, and Buffalo Hasselback Potatoes.
When it comes to deciding on snacks and food for your Super Bowl XLIX party, you should also make sure to look at the Food Network. Not only do they offer up recipes for unique dishes, but better versions of traditional food as well.
Whether you’re looking for some Lucky 7 Layer Dip or Triple Pork Sliders, Food Network has just about everything you could want. One of the best looking things around is the Big Game Pizza Ball which is exactly what it sounds like – awesome!
Here are a few more easy recipes that will be great for your Super Bowl party:
- Mozzarella Bites
- Baked Mini Chicken Burritos
- Tater Tot Nachos
- Buffalo Chicken Pull-Apart Bread
- Chicken Satay
- French Toast Pigs in Blankets
- Mini Pepperoni Calzones
- Hot Wing Chicken Lasagna
- Grilled Salsa
- New York Deli Snack Mix
- 10-Layer Chicago Dog Dip
Now, you’re bound to have a few people at your Super Bowl party that want to avoid meat at all costs, and that’s why vegetarian dishes are appreciated. The Washington Post offered up different categories, but some of their vegetarian snacks are high class — Chickpea Hush Puppies, Pepita-Tomatillo Dip, and Grits-Stuffed Collard Rolls.
There are just a few days left until the Seattle Seahawks take on the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX, and that means you have time to get your snacks and game food ready. The recipes here are quite simple and won’t take much time, but get them done a day early or by game-day morning so you can sit and relax.
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