It’s 9:00 p.m. on Saturday night and you just realized the responsibility that goes with inviting 50 people over to your house to watch The Super Bowl in 12 hours. You start to panic because the greatest thing about The Super Bowl isn’t the commercials and it’s not even the game itself. It’s the food.
So, you better deliver. Not Digiorno.
You check the refrigerator if you’ve got anything to work with. One onion and a jar of mayonnaise stare back at you. Greaaaaaattttttt.
Don’t fret. These simple Super Bowl Sunday recipes will have your guests thinking that you’ve been cool as a cucumber this whole time. Your appetizers are about to go on top of your friends’ office conversations on Monday.
Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
Get a crockpot. It will quickly become the best friend you’ll ever have in your entire life. You won’t even need to work up a sweat for all your Super Bowl party needs if you choose to do chili.
For this recipe, you’ll need:
Basically you’ll just need to throw all these ingredients into the crockpot and stir it every so often. Life doesn’t have to be hard!
Tacos are super easy to make and perfect for large quantities of guests, which you’ll be having because… Super Bowl. Plus, if you own your own house and you can’t make tacos yet without a recipe, then I’m already concerned about this endeavor anyway, but here we go:
These tacos have a bit of a kick to them, so all jokes aside, follow the recipe that is provided here!
Try going straight up gluten-free for this one. Your friends will thank you later after they get home and realize how not awful they feel from eating 724 pieces of pizza while watching the game. Plus, it’s a surprisingly tasty treat that will have them begging for your secret recipe.
For this one you’ll need:
View the full recipe on one of my favorite food blogger’s pages. This girl is so creative and will have you in the kitchen like it’s your actual job.
You can’t go wrong with some good old-fashioned hamburgulars. Honestly, I feel like hamburgers are expected to be at a party for the Super Bowl. If there aren’t any, people might freak out, riot, and demand that the grill be set ablaze. You might want to avoid this and go ahead and make a few so that you don’t disturb the way things have always been.
This particular five-star recipe is taken from Weight Watchers, so that you don’t have to feel guilty about your cheat meal!
Everyone loves hot dogs, and like the hamburgers, they’ll be expected to be in full attendance for your Super Bowl party or else you’ll be known as a failure for possibly the rest of your life.
But no one said anything about putting a little twist on them!
If you haven’t tried a pretzel bun yet, you need to drop what you’re doing and run to the store immediately to buy:
Spicy Cheese Sauce:
Pretzel Hot Dog Buns:
Sound like something that your friends would cheer for? See the full recipe on the Food Network’s website, here!
Guacamole is an age-old cure-all for everything. I honestly believe it has healing powers. Since it’s the Super Bowl, someone’s team is bound to be the loser. Use guac for it’s restoration purposes. There’s no better comfort food other than guacamole itself.
Be sure to keep this one in the recipe book, because you’ll definitely need it again. Check out how to make the guacamole that you’ve been dreaming of!
If this one doesn’t get them, I really don’t know what will. Whenever I’m at a party, I can down these smokey sausages like nobody’s watching. Seriously, I can get close to devouring 900 of them in one sitting, which I think is something that everyone who has ever been around a smokey sausage can relate to.
Here’s what you’ll need:
And that’s literally it. Check out the Iowa Girl Eats Blog for all of her awesome food ideas. You can find this particular recipe, here!
Finally, remind your friends that this is not Emeril’s kitchen. The potluck is real.
Best of luck to both teams out there and remember, it’s all about the food anyway!