Tens of millions of fans will watch Super Bowl 49 this weekend as the New England Patriots take on the Seattle Seahawks. GourmetGiftBaskets.com calls New Hampshire home so you can guess who we will be rooting for this Sunday! Millions of football fans will watch the game from their favorite sports bar, but plenty more will be hosting a viewing party right out of their living room. And Super Bowl Sunday means seriously good snacks! If you are hosting a party here are 6 delicious recipes you can whip up real quick to make your game day extra great!
Buffalo Chicken Dip
It wouldn’t be a Super Bowl party without a big bowl of buffalo chicken dip! This classic recipe just needs cooked chicken (cut very small or pulled into pieces), blue cheese, your favorite hot sauce, cream cheese and celery seeds to be melted together into an ooey-gooey dip every fan will love. You can even buy a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken to save even more on prep time and ensure you don’t miss a minute of the game.
Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
Got vegetarians coming to the game or just looking for a way to cut back on the estimated 1,200 calories we snack on during game time? This recipe for buffalo cauliflower bites has all the spice and heat of buffalo chicken wings or chicken dip, but since you are roasting the cauliflower you get to skimp on the fat and calories of most game-time snacks. Cauliflower really taste like whatever you cook them in, so even picky eaters that normally run away when veggies are served will be pleasantly pleased!
Seven Layer Taco Dip
The best part about seven layer taco dip? Zero cooking! Just put it together layer by layer and you’ve got a fan favorite on your hands. In my personal experience, seven layer taco dip tastes better the next day, when all the flavors have had time to meld together. So make game day a little easier on yourself and prep the night before!
Classic Potato Skins
Nothing turns your living room into a sports bar quite like a heavy platter of potato skins! A crispy potato skin with a little bit of bacon and sour cream makes for the perfect half-time meal. Save the insides of your potato skins and you can easily make mashed potatoes, shepherd’s pie or fried mashed for dinner the next day.
Buffalo Chicken Wings
Sensing a buffalo-flavored theme? It seems like the quintessential Super Bowl flavor! Well, the National Chicken Council estimates that Americans will eat 1.23 billion chicken wings (another classic sports bar snack) on Sunday. If you are hosting a Super Bowl party you can easily make your own buffalo chicken wings that taste just as good as any restaurant! This recipe calls for frying, which you can do in a deep enough pot on the stove if you don’t have a deep-fryer. Or you could always bake them if need be. They won’t be the same crispy wings you get at the bar but the delicious flavor will be there.
Deviled Eggs with Country Ham
So these deviled eggs are a little fancier than you might find at a regular tailgate, but this is the Super Bowl! The goat cheese makes them extra creamy and the Dijon mustard adds that nice kick. A sliver of country ham or prosciutto adds a good bite of salt. Personally, I like making deviled eggs with a little bit of white vinegar and relish mixed in with the yolks to get that tangy bite. I top mine off with paprika for a good smoky flavor.
What dishes are you serving at your Super Bowl party?