It’s no secret to anyone that knows me that I am not a big sports fan. I couldn’t tell a touchdown from a jump shot from a homerun, and I have absolutely zero desire to learn the difference. I tried faking it for years because I’m married to the biggest sports fan ever, but recently decided to give up the ghost and let my true non-sports fan flag fly. I have made so much peace with this fact in my mid-adulting years that I even wrote a post about it a few months back (read all about it here). Because we all know that as a blogger if you don’t write about it, it didn’t happen.
Lucky for me that my husband still loves me despite this. In fact, I think it’s more than mildly amusing to him now more than anything. And after fifteen years I guess it’s a little too late for him to bolt over a silly game (or games) anyway.
But there is one thing I love from the wide world of sports, one event I look forward to every year.
THE SUPER BOWL.
Clearly I don’t look forward to it because of the game, especially this year. As a Baltimore girl married to a Dallas fan there is no good outcome for me in this, sports fan or not. But in full disclosure, I rarely even watch the actual game. And I don’t look forward to it with wild anticipation because of the overpriced commercials and halftime show either, though I’d be lying if I said I didn’t love both. Nope. I love the Super Bowl because of Super Bowl Parties. And I love Super Bowl Parties because of Super Bowl Party Food.
Because what is a Super Bowl Party, really, if not a chance to put out a spread of ridiculously delicious and (mostly) unhealthy party foods? Is it even a Super Bowl Party if there is no queso or chili? I don’t know for sure, but I don’t think it is.
Super Bowl Party food is traditionally fun. It’s traditionally casual and sometimes messy. It’s conversation food. It’s stand around the table and talk while dipping food. It’s friend food at its finest.
And that’s the food I love best.
So whether you’re hosting a bash at your house because you’re the biggest Patriots fan ever or you, like me, are just going for the eats, this list takes the guesswork out of what to make to feed your crowd. From dips, to apps to crowd-pleasing mains this is the only list you’ll need to feed your crowd of sports fans, food fans and everything in between.
Dips Good Enough to Feed a Crowd:
- Game Day Black Bean Dip by Fearless Dining
- Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip by
- Lemon Garlic Hummus by Grace In The Crumbs
- Creamy and Spicy Hot Corn Dip by Trial and Eater
- White Queso Dip by Cincy Shopper
- Roasted Salsa, Two Ways by BeautyfromBurntToast
Appetizers That Keep ‘Em Coming Back for More:
- BBQ Chicken Wonton Cups by Cakes to Kale
- Soft Pretzels with
Beer Cheese by The Baking Fairy
- Chorizo Deviled Eggs by The Organized Island
- Pigs in a Blanket by Melanie Cooks
- Pressure Cooker Frozen Chicken Wings by The Typical Mom
- Spicy Baked Shrimp by BeautyfromBurntToast
Mains to Please Them All:
- Slow Cooker Turkey and Black Bean Chili by BeautyfromBurntToast
- Baked Ham Sandwiches by Dining with Alice
- Slow Cooker Party Meatballs by Cincy Shopper
- Coconut Shrimp by Deliciously Plated
- Easy Slow Cooker Chili by BeautyfromBurntToast
- Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce by Confessions of an Overworked Mom