Super Bowl Party Menu

Football Party Food

A good super bowl party usually lasts well beyond the time limits of the game itself. There are the pregame festivities, halftime show and of course the rehashing and celebration after the game. Each of these parts calls for some good snack and food choices.

As the host or hostess of the party you need to be prepared for many hours of feasting. You will want to make sure to have plenty of finger type foods handy for during the game time and a hearty menu to be served during halftime.

In this lens I will provide a menu that has worked for our super bowl parties and some recipes from other lenses ..


I'm very honored to have this lens selected as Lens of the Day for February 4, 2010

Menu for Super Bowl XLIV

Wheat Chex Mix

Rye Bread Pizzas

Crab Triangles

Sloppy Joes with Cheese Slices

Assorted Chips

Vegetables and Dill Dip

Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies

Cream Cheese Brownies

Snack Foods for the Super Bowl

Rye Bread Pizzas

hearty appetizers

These little rye bread pizzas are easy to eat and serve. They can be made ahead of time and frozen. Then when it is game time they just need to be popped in the oven and soon they are ready to eat. You may vary the ingredients to suit your taste, but here is what I used in my last batch.

1 lb. pork sausage

1/2 lb ground beef

1 lb Velvetta

1 teaspoon. Italian Seasoning

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

3 tablespoons ketchup

2 loaves cocktail rye bread

1/2 cup finely chopped onion

1. Brown your meats and drain well. Set these aside.

2. Melt the Velvetta. I do this in the microwave, it took about 5 minutes and I stirred every minute or so.

3. Combine the Velvetta and seasonings, Worcestershire sauce and ketchup. When thoroughly blended add this to the meat.

4. Spread the mixture on the rye bread slices.

5. At this point I arranged these in a single layer on a cookie sheet and stuck them in the freezer for about 30 minutes. After they were frozen, I put them in freezer bags for future use.

6. When you are ready to serve the pizzas put them on single layer on cookie sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 10- 15 minutes.

You can also add other favorite pizza ingredients to this recipe. Some suggestions would be chopped peppers, chopped olives, or mushrooms.

Football Player Shaped Platter - great for serving those little pizzas

This football player shaped platter would be great for serving appetizers at the Super Bowl Party!

A Hearty Sandwich is Essential

Sloppy Joes make a Great Hearty Sandwich

make ahead in crockpot

My sloppy joe recipe is fairly easy to make and serve. I brown the ground beef with chopped onions in a skillet and then drain well. I then put the ground beef mixture and my favorite barbeque sauce (Sweet Baby Ray's) in a crockpot and stir. This mixture can be kept on low in the crockpot throughout the party and guests can help themselves to a sandwich.

I serve the sloppy joes with slices of cheese and large size hamburger buns.

Desserts for Half Time Eating

Football Decorations

Football decorations help to create a festive atmosphere.

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Cast your vote for Rye Bread Pizza

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What is your favorite food for the Super Bowl? - stop by and leave some comments 78 comments

anonymous 7 years ago

I buy the makings for hoagies. I make a platter, put out some chips & dip, and sit back and enjoy the game! You've got some good recipes here. 5* and lensroll to my Super Bowl lens.

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ZenandChic 7 years ago

I got 4 right on the quiz... The pizza on rye sounds good!

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TreasuresBrenda 7 years ago from Canada

I'm not telling how poorly I did on the quiz. I will admit to knowing NOTHING about the Super Bowl and to guessing every single question. Great idea for a lens, MB. Blessed.

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justholidays 7 years ago

I've heard of your Super Bowl parties, they're legendary. Think we should start such "traditions" here too as it seems quite funny ;)

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Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

These all sound delicious and great for a party!

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Laniann 7 years ago

Did awful on the quiz - of course I don't know a lick about the Super Bowl. I think I need a big brownie. Sounds like it will be a lot of fun at your home for the game.

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WindyWintersHubs 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

Delicious Foods and Snacks for the Big Game!

kimmanleyort 7 years ago

0 on the quiz! Funny that now I'm a football fan with the Indianapolis Colts undefeated. Great menu ideas. Lensrolled to nuts and bolts recipe and Peyton Manning. :)

anonymous 7 years ago

Magnificent lens for the Super Bowl Party! Love that you have a quizz too.

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Faye Rutledge 7 years ago from Concord VA

Chili Beans are great for a Super Bowl party! Love your menu...sounds great, as usual! :-)

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squid-janices7 7 years ago

How sad is it that I'm just now getting to the e-mail you sent me on 12/15 - so far behind:) Just wanted to say thanks for featuring my Kicked Up Brownie Mix Recipes lens. You've got a great collection of recipe suggestions those Rye bread pizza squares (we call them sausage squares in our family because we make them with Jimmy Deans sausage). They are delicious. 5* for you!

happynutritionist 7 years ago

It's almost that time of year! Thank you for supporting the people of Haiti by adding this lens to RocketMoms Help for Haiti:-) ~claudia

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Brookelorren LM 7 years ago

I like touchdown taco dip... with cheese, and refried beans, and sour cream. Yum. But I don't like football, I Tivo it and fast forward through the game to watch the commercials, LOL.

NativeSquid 7 years ago

The Vikings and the Saints game last night was just a warm up for the game in two weeks.

Can hardly wait to watch the Super Bowl. Great party ideas, I'm sure I'll have some guest than too. Thanks!

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verymary 7 years ago from Chicago area

hmmm. wonder why my eye jumped straight to dessert? need to try those cookies!

roadroamer 7 years ago

These all look good. Delicious stuff!

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writernewbie 7 years ago

This lens is great! You have provided the reader with many tasty options for their super bowl party menu. I have enjoyed visiting your page. Very nicely done...5*s from me, and a lensroll to : Colts Vs. Saints

happynutritionist 7 years ago

Back to say congrats on LOTD! Our local high school band has a fund raiser...they make foot long heros and deliver them on Super Bowl Sunday, so aside from a few additional things, we know what we're having:-) Yummy selection. ~claudia

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Kimsworld LM 7 years ago

Sounds yummy. I did terrible on your Superbowl quiz. Guess I enjoy the eating more than the game itself! For me it would easier to say what I don't like.... lol

Congratulations on LotD!

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stacy mcdaniel 7 years ago

Congratulations! I always make my hamburger stuff. It's just a bunch of stuff mixed with hamburger meat. Everybody loves it.

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enslavedbyfaeries 7 years ago

Yum and congratulations on LOTD!!

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delia-delia 7 years ago

Congratulations on LOTD! great artery clogging food...but tasty

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Kiwisoutback 7 years ago from Massachusetts

Congratulations on LOTD!

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Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

Most Excellent! Congratulations on Lens of the Day!

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Heather426 7 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

congrats on LOTD!!! love all these recipes too!

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HorseAndPony LM 7 years ago

Congratulations on LOTD! We are getting ready for the Super Bowl and some good eats.

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puzzlerpaige 7 years ago

Congrats mbgphoto! Lensrolling and linking from Quick and Easy Appetizers aka Man Cave Food. Way to go.

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sheriangell 7 years ago

WTG on LOTD! Good food ideas here.

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Lee Hansen 7 years ago from Vermont

Go Team LOTD! Hope this lens raises lots of assistance for Hope for Haiti.

GrowWear 7 years ago

Congratulations for your LOTD with Super Bowl Party Menu!

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mollyjotx 7 years ago

My husband HAS to have nachos!

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aka-rms 7 years ago from USA

Congrats on LotD!

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justholidays 7 years ago

Yeah! Congratulations on your LOTD! It's well deserved! Hope for more LOTD for your other party food lenses!


br3akouttrad3r 7 years ago

Great ideas stomach started growling just reading this!

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ZenandChic 7 years ago

Congrats on LOTD! Woo hoo!

Joan4 7 years ago

Congratulations on Lens of the Day and all the super recipes, too!

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SusanDeppner 7 years ago from Arkansas USA

Congratulations on LOTD for this yummy Super Bowl recipes lens!

Income4life 7 years ago

Congratulations on LOTD! good menu for super bowl

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OhMe 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

Great recipes for a great lens. Congratulations on a well deserved LOTD!

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Wednesday-Elf 7 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

Sounds like a great Super Bowl Party - what time does it start so I can be on time? :). Congratulations on LOTD. Hope your favorite team wins the Super Bowl!

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Faye Rutledge 7 years ago from Concord VA

Great ideas for Super Bowl! I've lensrolled with my Football Party Tips. Congrats on LotD!!

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jptanabe 7 years ago from Red Hook, NY

Way to go! LotD and great recipes for the Super Bowl - love it!

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steveffeo lm 7 years ago

All I can say is YUMMY, really good job on this lens you gave me some ideas for food for the game, I kid you not I am having sloppy joes for dinner tonight, so I thnk we will try the Rye Pizzas. Big congrats on LOTD well deserved, and tasty to:)

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kateloving 7 years ago from Lancaster PA

Congrats on your LOTD!! And happy eating come Super Bowl Sunday! Do you plan to make all of those recipes?

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newbizmau 7 years ago from Mobile, AL

A big brownie fan. Congrats on LotD. Are you having a Super Bowl party this year?

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joanhall 7 years ago from Los Angeles

Congratulations, Mary Beth! I'm not into football, but I'm definitely into food lenses!

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mbgphoto 7 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA Author

@newbizmau: We are having a small party this year. Just 7 people.

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mbgphoto 7 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA Author

@kateloving: This year I'm just making the sloppy joes and the gooey butter cookies. The guests are each bringing an appetizer. should be fun!

ShortSaleRealtor 7 years ago

Awesome ideas hi 5 for you

Swagger1 7 years ago

Congrats on LOTD! How appropriate since the Super Bowl is in a few days. I hope you have a good Super Bowl party.

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WindyWintersHubs 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

Congrats on LOTD!

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llfincannon 7 years ago from New Orleans and South Florida

Congrats and perfect timing!

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paperfacets 7 years ago from La Verne, CA

Congrats! LofD!

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RhondaAlbom 7 years ago from New Zealand

Honestly, I don't care for American football, but this superbowl lens is quite fun. I only got 30% on the quiz, which means not only don't I know anything about it, I don't guess well either :)

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ElizabethJeanAl 7 years ago

I didn't watch the game, but my sons came over. We had dinner together and then the game. At least the guys watched the game. I curled up with a good book.

Thanks for sharing and congratulations on LoTD


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CrossCreations 7 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I'm not into football either, though the Super Bowl parties are fun - might watch the half time show - like last year Bruce Springstein was incredible. My mouth is watering like crazy after viewing this 5 star yummy food lens. Congrats on LOT D!!! Well-deserved.

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MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

Great quiz, you really know your football. it was fun to take. I watch the Superbowl, but I prefer college ball. Perhaps you have some opinions about the travesty that is

the currect bcs way to decide the national champs. Come on over and debate with us!

anonymous 6 years ago

I love any appetizers, I think those small bite snacks are always perfect!

ohcaroline 6 years ago

Nachos are my favorite.

poutine 6 years ago

I can see that I am not a sports fan, I did terribly in this quiz.

Cool snacks.

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Faye Rutledge 6 years ago from Concord VA

Great Super Bowl Menu ideas. Always love your menu ideas! Lensrolled with all of my NFL team party ideas and my Super Bowl XLV Party Ideas. Thanks! :)

alyssa87 6 years ago

hey, this is really good i must say, thanks for sharing your ideas, i will definitely try rye bread pizzas m a pizza lover, but instead of beef i will add chicken because i eat only chicken :)

good job :)

Positivevibestechnician 6 years ago

great lens i need to freshen up my superbowl parties

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JoyfulPamela2 6 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

Well, as a lifetime Steeler fan, we will be celebrating win or lose tomorrow! Thanks for the great food ideas. =D

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Kiwisoutback 6 years ago from Massachusetts

All of it-- pizza, the appetizers, chili, brownies, it's all good! However this year I'm trying to stay away from that type of stuff and stick to my New Year's resolution. It's tempting though. Squid Angel blessed.

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Ramkitten2000 6 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

I did miserably on the quiz, but that's to be expected. I've never actually watched a Super Bowl in my life ... just bits and pieces until and after the half-time show. But I always enjoy the social aspect of the game and the food too! Well done lens. *Blessed*

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KBellamy1 6 years ago

Tough quiz! I didn't do so well either and I thought I knew a little more about the subject than I do! Guess I'll stick to enjoying the homemade snacks and Super Bowl commercials. Nice lens.

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norma-holt 6 years ago

That was interesting. Got 40% on sheer guesswork as I know nothing about US football. Featured this on Football Season

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Brandi Bush 5 years ago from Maryland

Your menu looks great! We're having meatball subs, mac & cheese, Doritos, soda and homemade brownies shaped like footballs. The kids don't like football...but they always love Super Bowl because we eat food like that! :) I only got 20% on your quiz... :( Enjoy the game!

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DANCING COWGIRL 5 years ago from Texas

I like everything you have suggested here and I'm off to check out the cheeseburger soup. That sounds yummmmmy!

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DecoratingEvents 4 years ago

Chips with dip and veggies with dip! A must have for a Super Bowl party!

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Wednesday-Elf 4 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

Stopping back by to review these menu suggestions before time to plan for the SuperBowl party.

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Sylvestermouse 4 years ago from United States

Let the games, and the party, begin!!!

SquirrelWhispers 4 years ago

Nuts, of course :) Seriously, my favorite Super Bowl food has to be pizza!

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TreasuresBrenda 4 years ago from Canada

No doubt your page helped some hungry Super Bowl fans!

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Sylvestermouse 3 years ago from United States

Is it really almost that time again! Seems like the last year has flown by. Right now, I think I am ready for some brownies and chocolate butter cookies :)

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TheRopesToKnow2 3 years ago

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