This post is from last year’s Super Bowl. Even though it’s not looking good for the Colts again this year, I still plan to throw a party! I think these were some good ideas that are worth sharing again. Any of them can be tweaked depending on which teams end up playing!
I’m the first to admit I have little interest in sports. But when a sporting event gives me a good excuse to throw a party, then I’m in! Thankfully, Dawn is a huge sports fan so she was able to make up for my lack of knowledge about this particular subject (and she came up with the cute names).
Even though we live in Indianapolis and were quite disappointed that the Colts didn’t make it to the big game, we still plan to enjoy the party!
Traditionally, Super Bowl food is made up of snacks and dips – anything that allows your guests to make multiple trips to the food table in between the important moments of the game. We have put together quite a few recipes that will work well for your Super Bowl party.
8 ounces cream cheese, softened2 dill pickles, finely chopped2 tablespoons onion, finely chopped2 tablespoons (or more) pickle juice1 dash salt1 teaspoon dill weedSTEP ONEMix all ingredients and chill for at least one hourSTEP TWOServe with chips
You can’t have a Super Bowl party without nachos, right? These nachos pack a kick with a jalapeño slice on each chip.
1 small can refried beans1/2 cup salsa1 cup shredded cheddar cheeseSliced jalapeños, drainedRound tortilla chipsSTEP ONEMix together first three ingredientsSTEP TWOSpread a spoonful on each chip and lay on baking panSTEP THREEAdd a slice of jalapeño to each chipSTEP FOURBake for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees
TIMEOUT BROCCOLI DIP
Dawn is famous for this dip. It is actually one of my earliest memories of her when she joined the family. She brought her broccoli dip and we knew it would always be in demand at future family gatherings.
1 package frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and drained1 packet ranch dressing mix1 16-ounce sour cream1 cup real mayonnaise or Miracle Whip for a tangier dipSTEP ONEMix all ingredients and chill for at least one hourSTEP TWOServe with tortilla chips or potato chips
FOOTBALL CHEESE BALL
Cheese balls are great because you can form them into fun shapes that can fit your occasion. This cheese ball was fun to make and is delicious as well.
CHEERLEADER VEGGIE DIPPERS
Another great serving idea. Put the dressing on the bottom of a plastic cup and the fresh veggies on top. Might even convince people to eat something a little healthy at a typically non-healthy party!
No recipe needed – after pouring dressing on the bottom, just wash and cut some fresh vegetables and arrange them in the cup!
TEAM PRIDE JELLO CUPS
We had hoped to make blue and white jello for the Colts, but since that didn’t work out, we went with the Patriots and Seahawks.
END ZONE BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP
Football fans will love this spicy dip. Be sure to make plenty because it won’t last!
1 8-ounce cream cheese, softened1/2 cup hot sauce1/2 cup bleu cheese or ranch dressing2 cups shredded cooked chicken1/2 cup crumbled bleu cheese or your favorite shredded cheeseSTEP ONEPREHEAT oven to 350°FSTEP TWOCombine all ingredients in a 1-quart baking dishSTEP THREEBake for 20 minutes or until mixture is heated throughSTEP FOURStir and garnish as desiredSTEP FIVEServe with crackers and/or vegetables
FIELD GOAL LAYERED MEXICAN DIP
This recipe is so easy and always popular.
1 16-ounce sour cream1 8-ounce cream cheese1 packet taco seasoning mixChopped lettuceDiced tomatoesShredded cheeseSalsa, black olives, green onions if desiredSTEP ONEMx sour cream, cream cheese and taco seasoning together and spread on serving plateSTEP TWOLayer lettuce, tomatoes and cheeseSTEP THREEServe with tortilla chips