Top Superbowl Food!

The only part of the Superbowl that I care about is the food and the drinking and sometimes the yelling at the TV. Since every red-blooded American is fairly adept at drinking and yelling at the TV, but maybe not so much at making the food and the snacks, this post will focus on the Superbowl food.

Top Superbowl Food Ideas (with recipes)!


Especially if you live in or are from or have ever been tailgating in Texas, you know what I talk about! It’s easy and even preferable to make the chili a day or several days in advance, so that all you’re responsible for on game day is getting drunk on Miller Highlife and heating up the chili. Lately I’ve been a real big fan of this chili with beans (don’t tell my dad!) but if you’re a true-blue no-beaner, use my dad’s Texas-style chili recipe. Use either recipe to make Frito pies by adding a table of toppings: cheese, onions, pickled jalapeños and Fritos. Another chili-related Superbowl recipe is the chili dog! (And if you abstain from the meats, try this vegan chili recipe and then thank your lucky stars that Fritos happen to be vegan, too. Phew!)

Watch the Chili with Beans recipe video now!


I’ve got three fantastic options for you, my sweet, lovely sportsfans. Traditional fried chicken wingsboneless Buffalo wings (ahem, with a Doritos crust for real) and a new lighter and easier baked chicken wings recipe. Take your pick! Personally, I’d go with the baked wings. Much less mess, no leftover oil to dispose of, and you can easily cook, like, a thousand pounds of them at once (assuming you have an oven that big).

Watch the Baked Chicken Wings video now:


Jalapeño Ranch baby back ribs in your slow cooker require only about 2 seconds of prep time, leaving you many many more minutes to get your game day hair and face paint ready!

Watch the Slow Cooker Ribs video now:


Oftentimes, old dudes will smoke a beef brisket over night in preparation for the football games and things, but hey did you know you can make a delicious and tender brisket in the oven? Well, it’s a fact, Jack. Check out my oven beef brisket with an incredible dry rub.

Watch the oven-roasted beef brisket video now:

5. BUFFALO SHRIMP HOOTERS-STYLEDewds. Are you hearing me on this? I said “shrimp” and “Hooters” in the same sentence. IN THE SAME BREATH, even. I can’t understand why you’re not already eating these. Here, let me help:


These super nachos are extra super with a spicy avocado sauce to go on top. Make a giganto pile of nachos and watch your friends ooh and ahh over them for about half a second before they’re all ate up.

Watch the Nacho video here


Every party needs a little sweet thing to snack on and I hear that chocolate chip cookies go great with beer. That might be a rumor but it’s one worth checking out, I think.

Watch the Chocolate Chip Cookies video!

8. DIPS!

Homemade dips such as this OMG-homemade French onion dip. It’s the bomb dot com and you can make it today in about 10 minutes and it’ll be even better tomorrow or the day after that. I strongly suggest making a double batch. It’ll be gone fast. Serve it with crackers, potato chips or assorted vegetables cut into sticks.

And don’t forget everyone’s favorite dip (unless you hate it) GUACAMOLE! Peep this to see how to make guacamole that’s better than usual.


Even better, easy stuffed mushrooms. They are easy because you don’t have to cook anything first. You just jam some sausage in a mushroom and bake it. I heard that if you take a few minutes (5? 10?) to soak the mushroom caps in white wine before stuffing and baking, they won’t get wrinkled up in the oven. I haven’t tried it, but I appreciate things that include more alcohol.

Watch the super easy stuffed mushroom video now:


AKA . . . (imagine a drumroll here) QUESO!!!! Check out this classic hot, cheesy dip made with just four ingredients. Keep it warm and melty in a slow cooker on low or warm setting, and serve with many, many tortilla chips. To make it a little fancier or heartier, add cooked chorizo or beans.

Watch the queso dip video now to see how GD easy it really is:


Try these mini-chimichangas for an impressive (and vegetarian) Superbowl snack food. Flour tortillas rolled up around a beany-cheesy filling, then deep fried and served with cilantro cream sauce. People will be screaming your name.

Watch the chimichanga video now!


I like my deviled eggs really devil-y with lotsa jalapeños but you can do yours milder if you want. Or take a tip from my friend Sara at Average Betty and do some with Sriracha and smoked paprika. Seriously, deviled eggs are always the first thing to get eaten at any party so you’d be wise to try these. Shortcut: buy pre-boiled and peeled eggs and then these are a cinch. (Or use this fool-proof method to boil your own eggs.)

Watch the deviled eggs video below!

Okey dokey! That’s all I got! Have a fun and safe Superbowl Party! Eat lots of snacks! Luv you!

More Superbowl Recipes here in this video playlist!


  1. Yana Maranan on February 3, 2013 at 6:25 am

    I try to make a Super Bowl food party. It isn’t fun because honestly we are just three people who were eating and our food is so many (like a buffet). Actually it’s just okay even we are just three. I will invite more friends for my next Super Bowl food party (and also the food!)

    • Hilah on February 3, 2013 at 12:13 pm

      I know what you mean. It’s hard to have a raucous party with only three. It’s more like a dinner party, then! 🙂

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