The teams are set for Super Bowl 50 so now it's time to set the menu. We've enjoyed a small Super Bowl party the past two years and are looking forward to anther one this year (2015 eats | 2014 eats). I feel like this major game of the season is best enjoyed with a group, right?
I love all the pre game hype leading up, I love the game, I love the halftime show and I love the food. It should come as no surprise that I really love the food - I mean who doesn't love Super Bowl food? Typically on Sunday nights it's back to clean eating to make up for weekend fun but not the first Sunday in February. Side note - how is it already almost February and what are we going to do without football???
We have all of our traditional tailgate treats down (you can find most of them on the recipe tab above but some favorites that would be even better enjoyed at home are pepperoni pizza rolls, sausage bites and hot tailgate dip) but for NFL gamedays it's always fun to try something new. My main point being that for tailgates you have to get the food down to the tailgates, for NFL we watch from home and have all the kitchen elements available to cook.
Some eats that I'd love to try and might just wind up on my menu next week…
Slow cooker buffalo chicken meatballs
We've been on a meatball kick lately (I blame it on the cold weather) and can anyone say no to something buffalo chicken flavored?? These look like a great combination of tastes.
Italian crescent ring
Our favorite hoagie type is hands down italian and I've been wanting to try a crescent ring for the longest time - I've also got my eye on buffalo chicken or pizza or taco rings too.
Philly cheesesteak sliders
Well, we are from the suburbs of Philadelphia so loving cheesesteaks is a must. Plus I'm a fan of anything mini - it's cute and allows you room for more tastes - for one of the bowl games we did buffalo chicken sliders and everyone enjoyed.
Two of our favorite foods - do I need to say more. Another one that's great for a group because quesadillas are a great appetizer for sharing.
It's nice to have little items that you can just grab for a taste and get back to your spot on the couch. Plus when you use toothpicks you can jazz them up.
DIY nacho bar
I'm a huge sucker for a party bar of any kind but I'd love to do this with a group. Derek and I have done a scaled down version just the two of us because we always want different toppings but the setup for this looks fun.
We made some on New Year's Day for the bowl games but I put in too much bourbon so they weren't as tasty as they could have been. I like I like the sauce for this batch better. We did plain weenies with cheese sauce last year and a hot dog bar the year before so I guess we need something to continue that theme.
Sweet potato bites with bacon and avocado
What's not to like about these? So many good tastes and only fifteen minutes of prep time involved.
No celebration is complete without dessert. I'm thinking either one elaborate football themed treat or a couple smaller easy items. I made cookie dough bites (which we're now obsessed with) for the first time during the Super Bowl a couple years ago so I guess I could test my luck with melting chocolate again and try to theme theme.
We did a homemade Stromboli while we were snowed in and I'd highly recommend that as a fun treat too. I'd love to do one of those fabulous huge stadium displays but that looks like a lot of work! Have you made your game day menu yet??