Let’s face it: not everyone is a football fanatic. There will be as many people at your Super Bowl party critiquing the commercials as there are swearing at the refs. Then there are the foodies. Sure, they love the Doritos commercials, but they don’t want to eat anything with powdered cheese on it—nor does anyone else! No Super Bowl party is complete without a fabulous spread. Choose a theme so that your recipes complement each other—the only things that should be competing are the teams on the field.
Spice things up with a tantalizing spread of Mexican dishes. Clear off your coffee table and put out some snacks and appetizers for everyone to nosh on during the pregame festivities and the first half. Chips and homemade guacamole are a must. Once you’ve tried this recipe, you’ll never go back to store bought. Serve it alone or put it in a seven-layer dip. Other tantalizing appetizers include roasted jalapeño poppers, and peach-mango salsa. Don’t forget to put out a pitcher of margaritas for the crowd and some ice-cold Dos Equis. For the main course, try this easy recipe for shredded pork tacos and serve it up with some Fresh Mexicorn.
Make these Meatball Sliders ahead of time and keep them warm in a crock pot for guests to snack on at their leisure. A veggie tray and assorted cheeses such as Asiago, fontina and gorgonzola make for quick, convenient sides. After the halftime entertainment, serve up a variety of gourmet pizza pies. Think pesto, sausage and tomato, as well as spinach and artichoke. For some added flavor and flair, be sure to drizzle some balsamic vinegar across the top. Wash it all down with ice-cold Moretti lagers and some artisanal sodas.