Super Bowl Recipes

Recipes for the Big Game

Here are some delicious recipes that will let you see the game, too - if you do all the major preparations in advance.

Everyone's ready for a good time, including you! Early in the day, make the dessert. Dips and spreads can be made ahead, as well. Prepare the wintertime salad bar, and all you'll have left is the main dish.

There are no desserts in this hub. Please see my other hubs for desserts.

All-Star Appetizers

(Choose 1 or 2 of these)

Layered Nacho Dip

1 can refried beans (16 oz) - mix with 1 teaspoon paprika, 1 teaspoon ground cumin,1/2    teaspoon chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon oregano, cayenne pepper, to taste (if you like it hot, add more), 1/2 teaspoon salt, and black pepper, to taste.

Spread mixture into bottom of a 9" pie plate.

Add a layer of guacamole by blending 2 medium avocados, seeded, peeled and chopped, 1/2 small chopped onion, 1/2 cup sour cream or plain yogurt, 2 Tablespoons lemon juice (about 1 lemon), 1 clove garlic, minced, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper until well-combined.

Add a layer of salsa, then a layer of 1 cup shredded lettuce, 1 cup Mexican-style shredded cheese, a layer of 1/2 cup green onion slices.

Top with 2 Tablespoons pitted ripe black olives.

Refrigerate up to 2 hours. Serve with tortilla chips. 

Avocado Dip

4 ripe avocados - peeled and smashed

8 oz. cream cheese

2 oz. sour cream - blend with cream cheese

1/2 teaspoon onion salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

1 teaspoon chili powder

juice from 2 fresh lemons

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

Combine ingredients and chill. Can be made ahead.

Crispy Cheddar Wafers

1/2 cup butter or marjarine

1 cup flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

2 cups Rice Krispies cereal

Beat butter or margarine until light and fluffy. Combine flour, baking powder and salt and mix well with butter. Stir in cheese and cereal. Shape Tablespoons of dough into balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and flatten slightly. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm. Makes 4 1/2 dozen.

Sideline Salad Bar, Dressings and Sides


Celery Seed Dressing

In a blender, combine 1/3 cup cider vinegar, 1/2 cup sugar,1 teaspoon dry mustard, 1 Tablespoon celery seed, and 1 teaspoon salt. With blender still running, gradually pour in 1/2 cup vegetable oil (I use extra virgin olive oil or canola oil). Sweet and delicious! Makes about a cup and a half of dressing.

Honey Mustard Dressing (Easy, delicious, and fat-free!)

1/4 Cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice (2-3 lemons), 1/4 cup Dijon mustard , 1/4 cup honey, 1/4 cup rice vinegar. Combine lemon juice, mustard, vinegar and honey in a small bowl and mix well. Chill for up to an hour, to allow flavors to blend together.

Fewer than a Thousand Island Dressing

8 ounces plain low-fat yogurt, 1/4 cup ketchup, 1 hard-boiled egg, minced, 1/4 cup dill pickle relish, 1 teaspoon prepared mustard, 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish, onion salt and pepper, to taste. Stir ingredients together. Refrigerate until serving time. Makes 1 1/2 cups.

Salad Bar Suggestions

Torn lettuce

Drained canned tuna

Sliced fresh or canned tomatoes

Diced cooked potatoes

Sliced hard-boiled eggs

Julienne sliced beets

Drained canned kidney beans

Sliced Cooked carrots

Canned or frozen cooked cut green beans


Serve chilled. Choice of dressings.

Deviled Eggs (Serves 6-12)

6 eggs, remove yolks and mash with 1/4 cup mayonnaise

1 teaspoon vinegar

1 teaspoon mustard

1/2 teaspoon salt

dash pepper

Halve hard cooked eggs. After mashing with other ingredients, spread into halved whites of eggs. Sprinkle with paprika.

End Zone Entrees

Porcupine Meat Balls

1 lb. ground beef

3 Tablespoons grated onion

1 cup cooked rice

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

2 cans tomato sauce

1 cup water

Combine ingredients and form into balls. Brown. Drain fat and add tomato sauce and water.

Simmer covered until done, about 45 minutes.

Make and Bake Chicken

1 cup bread crumbs

1/2 cup flour

1 teaspoon cornstarch

1 3/4 teaspoon onion powder

1 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1 3/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning

1 teaspoon paprika

1 1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon sugar

1 Tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons oil

Moisten chicken pieces with milk or oil. Dip in "make and bake" mixture. Place on baking sheet and bake 400 degrees F. for 30 minutes, covered with foil. Remove foil and bake another 30 minutes until browned.

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Rob Dee profile image

Rob Dee 6 years ago from Florida

What about eats for the Royal Rumble???

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The Steve 6 years ago from Clearwater, Florida

Super Bowl...good idea! :-)

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judydianne 6 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL Author

Rob... good idea...thanks!

Thanks, Steve for your comment...

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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

Great ideas and isn't it the truth? We do so much of the work and see so little! Very good point and planning ahead is always my goal though I tend enough for an army and only a regiment shows I'm told. Love your recipes on other hubs, too. Audrey

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judydianne 6 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL Author

Audrey, I always wonder, "Is it enough?" It always turns out to be too much.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Wealthmadehealthy 6 years ago from Somewhere in the Lone Star State

Looks like two days in the kitchen before the party!! LOL The layered dip we call 7 Layer dip and is one of my favorites party or not.....and Avocado is "tha bomb"

Great recipes!!!

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chilario1979 6 years ago from Tallahassee, Florida

one word: YUM!!

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nikki1 6 years ago

great share/ love this hub/

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