Superbowl Food & Cocktail Ideas

Superbowl Food Collage

Since the big day is less than a week away I wanted to share some fantastic food and cocktail recipe ideas with you! Whether you’re hosting a party or bringing a dish to pass, something on this list will be sure to wow your family & friends and make the big game that much more enjoyable. Set up all the food on butcher’s paper and write down what each item is right on the paper. This way it’s casual, protects the table and your guests don’t have to keep asking what different items are! Get the watermelon margarita recipe seen below here + the bacon blue cheese panini with sweet onion jam recipe here.

anniversary dinner

Let’s get started with some cocktails. All recipes can be found in the links in the image credits! 


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1. I love this because you can mix up a huge batch of it and then people can help themselves. It’s a nice mix of beer, sprite and citrus. The mason jars is a cute idea and if you got the striped paper straws in corresponding colors to the teams it would be a fun way for your guests to show off who they’re cheering for!

2. This winter blackberry ginger margarita not only looks to-die-for but it’s made from homemade and natural ingredients which is nice for your guests who are still keeping up with their new year’s resolutions!

 3. This combines my husband’s two favorite things, bourbon and bacon so it’s sure to be a hit with the men at your party!

4. This basil bloody mary sounds delicious but what I love most about it is the garnish! 

5. I’ve been enjoying this cranberry mojito this winter, the tartness from the cranberries and the lime juice tastes incredible with the mint!

6. This blood orange and gin cocktail looks every bit as delicious as it tastes!

See all of my cocktail recipes here, including the recipe for these honey bear cocktails which are awesome for your whiskey-loving friends!

Fall Bourbon Cocktail

Now let’s move on to some incredible appetizers and small bites:

Superbowl Appetizers

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1. This is one of my favorite blogs, his recipes always have my mouth watering! He has a whole roundup of Superbowl Appetizers here but these prosciutto wrapped fried green beans with a creamy dipping sauce are my favorite!

2. These pretzel rolls would be perfect with a cheddar dipping sauce or used as buns for sliders!

3. These incredible Buffalo Wing Cauliflower Bites are perfect for your vegetarian guests and are an awesome alternative to greasy {albeit delicious} chicken wings!

4. I am in LOVE with this idea, instead of making time-comsuming egg rolls this woman threw all the ingredients that would be the filling into a dip and serves them on wontons chips! Much less time-consuming and less filling too so your guests can sample your other food options!

5. This Jimmy Dean recipe combines broccoli, cheese and sausage making it perfect served with some pitas or veggies!

6. These grilled cheese sandwiches cut into bite-sized pieces are inspired by jalapeno poppers and sound so good!

If you need even more appetizer ideas, check out the appetizers section of my blog which includes these amazing corn and chorizo fritters:

Corn and Chorizo Fritters

Now let’s move on to some main courses. I think it’s a great idea to make some big dishes {like chilis and casseroles} that you can make ahead of time then leave out all day for guests to help themselves!

Superbowl Dinners

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1. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of a tastier recipe…. potato skins mac and cheese! I made this myself, get my recipe here along with the step-by-step picture tutorial!

2. This vegan quinoa chili is perfect because it’s really easy to make but it makes a TON of chili so you can serve all your guests. Check out the soups & chili section for tons more ideas!

3. You can’t go wrong with ribs and if you use the brown paper covered table idea from above you don’t even have to worry about the mess! This recipe for St. Louis style ribs are an easy one for making at home.

4. Being bias as I am from Buffalo, I think you absolutely can’t go wrong with a Buffalo Chicken Chili! Would be cute to hollow out some big rolls so you can serve all your chilis in mini bread bowls!

5. These kobe beef sliders have beer glazed onions and brie so they are incredible in my book!

6. Keep things interesting by trying these asian meatball sandwiches with hoisin sauce!

Since game day’s + tailgating are for chills + chowders, see some more of those recipe here, including my Buffalo Corn Chowder:

Buffalo Corn Chowder

What are some of your tried-and-true gameday recipes? Share them in the comments below and I’ll add them to the post!