The Super Bowl comes once a year, and it’s a good excuse for a party. Every party needs one thing… food! Here are some easy and quick food ideas while you’re watching the big game.
Touchdown Taco Dip
Make a layered dip with your favorite Mexican ingredients. Choose from refried beans, salsa, sliced black olives, Mexican cheese, and guacamole. You can also make a mixture with ¾ cup sour cream, ½ a package of cream cheese, and one package of taco seasoning and inclued as a layer to the dip. Heat the dip in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. Serve with nacho chips.
Hamburgers and Hot Dogs
If you have a George Foreman grill, break it out and cook some hamburgers and hot dogs. Use premade hamburger patties to save time. A frying pan can be used instead if you don’t have a George Foreman grill. Add some cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, fried onions, and condiments as desired.
Pizza is an easy food for Super Bowl Sunday. You can order it from Pizza Hut or Dominoes, or purchase frozen pizzas and cook them in your oven. If you have your pizza delivered, be sure to order early, as Super Bowl Sunday is a very busy time and it might take a while to get your pizza.
Buffalo wings are another classic Super Bowl food, and they are pretty easy as well. You can get the wings from Pizza Hut or your grocery store to save the most time. If you have a hankering for spending time in the kitchen, get a box of frozen chicken nuggets. Cook them halfway according to package directions. During the first half of cooking, create a sauce to brush on the nuggets (for a spicy sauce, use 4 T butter mixed with 2 to 4 T of Tabasco sauce, or you can use barbecue sauce for barbecue wings). When the nuggets are halfway through cooking, take them out and brush them with sauce, then return to the oven to finish cooking. Serve with bleu cheese or ranch dressing.
Cheese, Crackers, Chips, and Dip
These are easy foods to prepare for your Super Bowl party. Chips are classic football fare, and are probably on sale at the grocery store. Pick up a couple of your favorites. Hidden Valley Ranch makes a dip mix that you mix with sour cream that is a favorite with many of my friends. Ritz crackers go well with cheese. Kraft has a product called Cracker Cuts that can eliminate time cutting cheese.
Vegetables and Fruit
Pizza, chips and dip, and burgers aren’t exactly the healthiest fare (not to mention the soda and beer that you’re probably serving), so why not serve healthy food as well? Pick up a veggie or fruit tray at the grocery store to save some time, or cut up your own.
Hosting a Super Bowl party doesn’t mean that you have to spend all day in the kitchen. By using premade foods when possible, and using simple recipes instead of more complex ones, you can spend more time watching the game (or the commercials, if that’s what draws you to the game).