Super Bowl Sunday isn’t quite the same without the Pats, but many of us will still be gathering together to watch the action. Whether you’re a diehard football fan or just tuning in for the commercials, there’s no denying that you and your guests will need nourishment for the big game on Sunday (or at least something to nervously chew on while you await the outcome of that field goal). From a hearty chili with just the right amount of spice to a cheese ball appetizer with a touch of sweetness, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite Super Bowl recipes.
Classic Deviled Eggs
When guests are on their way (or you are the guest on your way out the door), preparing an appetizer needs to be quick and easy. Luckily for all of us, classic and delicious deviled eggs are as easy as boiling water. Prepared in as little as 20 minutes, these savory treats are packed with protein so you will have plenty of energy to cheer on your team!
With this unique recipe, “the old pigskin” won’t be the only ball your guests are talking about! This twist on a party classic is not only easy to make, but it can be prepared the night before to save time. A combination of sweet fruit and creamy cheeses, the pineapple cheese ball is the perfect spread for your favorite chips or crackers.
What better way to celebrate a New England Super Bowl than with New England seafood? This simple crab dip can be prepared early and frozen, so you have more time to complete all of your pre-game rituals. It can be served on any cracker or chip you like, but the contributor notes that her family, having experimented with many types of crackers, recommend pairing this dip with Ritz crackers.
Classic Macaroni and Cheese
Even if your team wins, it might be necessary to seek comfort in this classic crowd-pleaser. Made with a generous amount of Vermont cheddar, this dish is the perfect complement to a cold New England day, and it will be sure to warm the soul of even the most distraught football fan.
Booma’s Revenge Chili
All chicken wings aside, chili is probably one of the most quintessential game-day foods in America. This recipe, given to us by international chili champion Jerry Buma, is his version of the perfect “home chili,” with just the right amount of spicy. Competition chili “isn’t something anyone would want to eat,” he explains. It’s made just for tasting, not to eat by the bowlful. (Besides, he’d never give out his prize-winning secret recipe.)
Boston Cream Pie
So the Pat’s might technically play in Foxboro, but they’re still a part of the Boston sports magic. This Boston dessert is a great finale to serve your guests in celebration of Brady and the boys making it to the Super Bowl. A delectable combination of spongy cake, smooth cream, and rich chocolate, this pie will have your fans cheering for more!
These are our top picks — what will you be bringing to your Super Bowl party?