Easy Superbowl party menus
Host a great Superbowl party, complete with amazing food and drinks.I love football season, and the epitome of football is the Superbowl. Every year, we get together with my parents, have some great food and cheer on our favorite team. Two years ago, our beloved Seattle Seahawks won the NFC Championship, and were headed to the Superbowl. I knew we had to have the ultimate football extravaganza, and so I went on a quest for the perfect Superbowl party menus.
It doesn't look like the Seahawks will be there this year – barring a miracle – but that doesn't mean we shouldn't all have a blast watching the big game and enjoying some great food and drinks.
Now, I know beer is usually the beverage of choice for Superbowl party menus, but if you want to change things up a bit, try this recipe from All Recipes:
- 1 12-ounce can of frozen limeade concentrate
- 12 fluid ounces tequila
- 12 fluid ounces water
- 12 fluid ounces beer – use a light-flavored beer
- 1 lime, cut into wedges
The first thing you want in a football party spread is convenience. We're talking plate-on-your-lap, napkin-tucked-into-your-shirt, no-need-for-utensils kind of food. And what fits the bill better than hot wings? Here's a recipe for hot wings I found on All Recipes.
- Oil for deep-frying
- ¼ cup butter
- ¼ cup hot sauce
- 1 dash ground black pepper
- 1 dash garlic powder
- ½ cup all purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon paprika
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 10 chicken wings
- Blue cheese salad dressing
For a great no-utensils-needed appetizer, try some pinwheels. Pinwheels are easy to make, and you can add or switch ingredients in order to personalize them.
Start with some burrito-size flour tortillas or wraps. I like the sun-dried tomato and basil flavor. Spread the wrap with some cream cheese. You can use plain or stir in some ranch dressing or use some of the pre-flavored cream cheese. Layer a thin-sliced deli meat like ham or salami and some thin-sliced cheese. You can also add some onions or peppers for a little kick. Roll the wrap tightly and secure it with toothpicks. Slice into one-inch thick wheels. These are always a hit.
Another food that is perfect for a football party is a dip with chips or veggies or bread cubes. This is my favorite dip to go with yellow corn tortilla chips. My uncle invented it for a New Year's Eve party.
Warm Cheesy Bean Dip
- 1 small box of Velveeta cheese, cut into cubes
- 1 can refried beans
- 1 small jar salsa – medium or hot, depending on how spicy you want it
- 1 package cream cheese
Here's another dip recipe. Buy a round loaf of French bread, carve out the middle and cube it, and serve the dip inside the shell of the loaf. Dip the bread cubes and veggies or tortilla chips.
- 1 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
- 1 8-ounce container sour cream
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 .4-ounce packet of Knorr dry vegetable soup mix
That should get you started on a great spread for your Superbowl party. Throw in some chips and soda, maybe some cookies, and you should be all set. If you want some more great ideas, check out All Recipes or the Food Network. They've both got some great ideas for football-themed parties.