Folks looking to make some great Super Bowl 50 recipes can look no further, as we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of all the favorite game-day foods from Buffalo chicken wing dip, to homemade chili, and a variety of bread dips.
Super Bowl Sunday is America’s favorite unofficial holiday, where Americans gorge themselves on all kinds of great and greasy foods while watching the big game. If you’re hosting a party it’s your duty to make a spread that might be better than the game itself (although some years that’s not too much of a challenge) so you’ll want to find some show-stopping recipes.
To start, it’s good to get an idea of what people are looking to eat. The NRFP’s Super Bowl Spending Study found that 43.3 million Americans are throwing a Super Bowl party, and about 70 million people will be attending one. They’ll be looking for a variety of foods, and ABC News has a rundown of the favorites.
“The three most popular snacks (based on sales for the week prior to last year’s Super Bowl) are potato chips ($140.2 million), unflavored nuts ($90.8 million) and crackers ($93 million). Americans spent an additional $5.1 million on vegetable trays, $22,685 on shrimp cocktail, $20.1 million on tortilla chips and $4.9 million on tater tots, according to Nielsen.”
Some of the best Super Bowl 50 recipes are the ones people can eat throughout the three-and-a-half hour football marathon. That means dips and other snacks are a great bet.
One of the most popular dips is the Buffalo chicken dip, a combination of two of the most popular Super Bowl foods in one. Oregon Live has one of the most popular recipes here.
“The recipe takes the idea of Buffalo hot wings and bakes it into a dip that’s best served right out of the oven when it’s bubbly and the topping of extra sharp cheddar is at its stringiest,” the report noted. “The dip answers those Super Bowl party cravings for something rich, spicy and filling, and the corn chips and celery sticks that get dunked into the molten dip give each bite plenty of crunch.”
No Super Bowl party would be compete without chicken wings themselves, and the Food Network has one of the most popular recipes here. The recipe is a relatively quick one — just about 45 minutes in total — and gives you the classic hot wings you’d find at any respectable Buffalo bar.
As ABC News noted, wings are very, very popular on Super Bowl Sunday.
-Americans will devour 1.3 billion chicken wings during the game — a 3 percent increase from 2015 (National Chicken Council).
-How many pounds do 1.3 billion wings weigh? 162.5 million (National Chicken Council).
Oregon Live has some other great ideas for Super Bowl 50 recipes:
- Vegan Enchiladas: Having vegans coming to your Super Bowl party? They’ll appreciate these make-ahead enchiladas that feature a filling of deliciously seasoned rice and black beans.
- Guacamole Potato Boats: A great new Super Bowl recipe combining potato skins and fresh guacamole.
- Beer-steamed Sliders: Sara Moulton shows how to make the ultimate 2-bite halftime snacks.
- Bacon-wrapped Dates: Dates are stuffed with cheese, then wrapped with partially cooked bacon for the ultimate Super Bowl appetizer.
YouTube also has a plethora of the best Super Bowl recipes. Here are some of the most popular ones:
There are also some great Super Bowl recipes for families with kids:
Anyone still looking for great Super Bowl recipes can look here, here, or here for more ideas.
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