Super Bowl Sunday Tailgate Treats

(Last Updated On: February 3, 2017)

Whether you’re a Pats fan or you’re rooting for the Falcons, there is one thing that everyone watching the Super Bowl can agree on: Super Bowl parties need delicious treats!

And not just a bowl of chips and a plate of hot dogs.

No, if you want to keep people coming back to your party year after year, then you know you need a big TV and delicious, hearty food.

And we all know that with so many people moving around your kitchen, with so many food options, a lot of what doesn’t get eaten can end up in the garbage disposal. Remember these steps to avoid clogged drains and you can host a stress-free party!

Kick Off with Appetizers

Before the game even starts, your guests will be arriving, talking, betting, and yes, eating. Your appetizers need to be on point and set up the entree to come. Chips are tired. Tater tots need an upgrade. Potato skins are only as good as what you put on them. Don’t lose the crowd before they sit down!

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If you want to impress your guests with some deliriously good appetizers try shaking up the outdated tater tots and make these cheeseburger tots! Imagine the goodness of a cheeseburger, the size of a mini muffin, baked onto tater tots!

If you aren’t into burgers, or perhaps those are your main meal, why not try these loaded tater tot skewers? Cheese, bacon, taters, and ranch, all on an easy to carry stick; you can’t get more party than that.

Not into tots at all? No problem. We found this great alternative to seven layer dip; and you don’t need to sit down with a plate to eat it since the cup is baked right into it!

Lastly, if your app game leans more toward hearty, napkin-necessary dishes then try this chili dog bread ring. It has all you need to make your game day appetizer statement: pigs in a blanket and hot cheese. Your guests will be drawn in by the wreath-like appearance, but they’ll come back for more of the gooey goodness.

Touchdown with Entrees

Typically, there are three types of entrees that are acceptable and somewhat expected at every super bowl party…sliders, pizza and wings. Spice up the traditional dishes with these creative takes!

  • Sliders

Sliders are smaller versions of the giant sandwiches we love, so they are easier to carry around and eat, and, if we so choose to, we can enjoy several different kinds of sliders in one go.

Do you like cubans? Try these melt in your mouth cuban sliders. They’ve got all the deliciousness of a cuban, in a sandwich the size of your palm.

Now, we know that no super bowl party is complete without some sort of buffalo flavored food item. Fear not, we have included one here as well. For something hot and spicey, give these slow cooker buffalo chicken sliders a try.

Lastly, Italian subs are a great go-to for parties. They have a little bit of everything in them. So we kept that in mind and offer you this recipe for Italian pesto sliders. Your guests won’t be able to have just one.

  • Wings

Like sliders, wings are small enough that you still have room for more food and they pair great with beer. You can go with a traditional buffalo style or you can try something new. Here are fifteen different types of chicken wings to include at your super bowl party this year.

  • Pizza

Pizza is a fan favorite, but, if you want to wow your guests, you need to try something a little different.

It is safe to assume that everyone loves pizza. It is also safe to assume everyone loves tacos. Put them together and you have yourself some memorable taco pizza. This is a great recipe if you are trying to eat a little bit healthier, perhaps after the heavy apps you served earlier.

Barbecue chicken pizza is amazing, but it can get messy. If you want to serve this yummy entree, but don’t want your guests defiling their jerseys with sticky fingers, try making these barbecue chicken pizza pinwheels. Just the right size for a meal without the mess.

Perhaps you were looking for something a little more refined? Something that will make your palate sing? If you’re willing to put in the work, try this caramelized pear, prosciutto, and blue cheese pizza. Who said your football party couldn’t be posh?

Game Winning Sweet Treats

The halftime show has come and gone. Your guests have digested your delicious apps and entrees, but now they are looking for something sweet. Most are not looking for giant portions; just a little something, or maybe a few little somethings, to either celebrate with or console themselves with, depending on the outcome of the game.

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This is also a good time to let your creative side show. Go sweet and tangy with these chocolate covered strawberry footballs or these decadent touchdown brownies with caramel and pretzels.

We did say dessert is where you can show your true colors and dedication to your team. For you Patriots fans try this New England Patriots popcorn or these rice krispie bites. If you’re a Falcons fan you can make the same treats in your team’s colors.

Whoever you are rooting for, if you have the right food laid out, your guests are going to have a good time!

Happy game day!

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