In honor of the big game, TODAY is bringing you our top picks for the the best food for the Super Bowl.
From classic chicken wings to creamy dips to over-the-top desserts, here are 50 winning recipes to try on Super Bowl Sunday.
Baked or fried, slathered in Buffalo or barbecue sauce, these crispy snacks are key at any Super Bowl party.
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Listen. If you don’t have guacamole at your Super Bowl party, do not pass go and do not collect $200. But you are probably going to have guac, based on stats: About 12 percent of Americans’ annual avocado consumption happens during Super Bowl week.
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Alongside a warm slow cooker full of your favorite chili, set up a chili bar with chopped onions, tomatoes, shredded cheese, sour cream, sliced scallions and jalapeños.
Everyone’s favorite bite-sized snack only tastes better when your team is winning by a mile. Make sure to have plenty of ketchup, mustard and relish on hand for these little weenies.
Spice up your game-day brew by making a classic Mexican beer cocktail.
Super Bowl Sunday is typically the No. 1 most popular day for pizza delivery. But why wait for the delivery person when you can make your own perfect pie with this recipe from a legendary pizza maker?
It’s cheesy, warm and a must-have at every Super Bowl party. Your guests won’t even know this dip is lower in calories than the traditional version!
These cookies are almost to cute to eat. We said almost…
In this easy rib recipe from Al Roker, an unusual ingredient yields extraordinary results. Ginger ale not only tenderizes the ribs, but also helps them achieve the perfect caramelized char.
For Elizabeth Heiskell, this dip is brings back memories of the French onion dip in a plastic tub that she used to have at parties when she was growing up.
Jell-O shots make everyone feel like a kid — errrr, a 21 year old — again. This Champagne version elevates the college staple, and provides a festive treat your holiday guests will surely love!
Hoagies. Grinders. Subs. Heroes. Whatever you call them, these gigantic sandwiches are the perfect game day fuel. They can be made ahead of time, aren’t expensive, and — most importantly — feed a crowd!
Whether you’re a cheddar cheese purist or a devoted fan of Velveeta, you can’t go wrong with this gooey game time dish.
These football-inspired treats make the perfect end to a game-day meal. Or just your night off right with something sweet.
Individual cookies are so overrated. Make one big one instead. And don’t forget to serve it warm … with ice cream. Yum!
This over-the-top dip is filled with cheese, bacon and buttery crackers.
Spice your margaritas up with jalapeño-infused tequila. Make-ahead tip: Prep the entire cocktail mixture ahead of time and refrigerate it for up to six hours. Pour it over ice or shake it up with ice before serving.
This is an irresistible collaboration of sweet, spicy and savory. It’s one of Valerie Bertinelli’s favorite appetizers to make for a party. They always go fast.
You’ll never see a plateful of anything go down so quickly. Rich Nutella makes fudgy brownies that much better.
Because you need one hand to stuff your pie hole and the other one to hold your beer.
The classic creamy and cheesy casserole gets a comfort food upgrade with a layer crunchy, crave-worthy tater tots.
Bring more drama to the half time show! These gingery cocktails only have 3 ingredients and take just 5 minutes to whip up!
Transform pizza into a crowd-pleasing dip with layers of cheese, sauce and lots of toppings. Feel free to sub in your favorites (ham and pineapple? mushrooms?), then grab a chip and start scooping.
Take your nachos to the next level by using Tater Tots instead of tortilla chips. It makes this delicious dish even more comforting, perfect for the cold weather and watching the game.
In queso you’re wondering what to serve at your Super Bowl party, we’ve got the answer right here: an amazing dip that you can make in your slow cooker. It’s gooey, salty, warm and exactly what you need to either drown your sorrows or celebrate a well-earned victory.
This crunchy, indulgent snack makes regular bacon seem so #basic.
This easy dip is a fun way to elevate game-day snacks. It can be made a few hours in advance and left to chill in the fridge.
These sliders are a hearty twist on a classic French onion soup. And they’re perfect for filling up hungry party guests.
Skip the regular spuds and dress up sweet potato skins with bacon and sour cream for an easy, crowd-pleasing snack.
The best part is that this snack can be enjoyed right out of the bag for super easy cleanup after the show is over.
Fresh herbs, aromatic garlic and a touch of sweet honey set these wings apart from your usual game-day fare.
Deep-frying makes pickles even better. The dip is smoky and rich and goes so well with any chips.
These sweet-and-spicy tacos are great for game-day because you can cook the pork overnight and easily assemble them in no time.
This spicy, creamy and oh-so-cheesy warm dip has all the flavors of your favorite bar snack without the time-consuming process of actually assembling and frying homemade poppers. If you’re a fire fiend, kick up the heat by using a few serrano peppers or even a habanero.
Feeding a crowd is easy with this no-brainer, slow-cooker pork shoulder recipe. Use them for sliders or top your favorite foods like mac and cheese and more.
When entertaining, Siri is a big fan of setting up topping bars so that guests can help themselves. Make clean-up a breeze by grilling the toppings in foil.
Pizza or pasta, pizza or pasta, decisions, decisions… Hey! With this pepperoni-studded spaghetti pie, why not have both for dinner tonight?
This game-changing recipe combines the melty goodness of mac and cheese with the crispy crunch of a grilled cheese. It’s filling, well-balanced with flavor and a sure crowd-pleaser.
Katie Lee loves making loaded fries recipes for friends because they have a great “ooh and aahh” factor. Plus, you can serve them right on the baking sheet so they stay warm and you have less clean up.
These make-ahead Southwestern egg rolls inspired by the longtime favorite served up at Chili’s restaurants are easy to assemble — we promise!
If you love Buffalo wings but don’t love all the work involved in making them, you have to try these incredibly easy calzones made with rotisserie chicken.
Serve this classic stadium snack with gooey cheese sauce, spicy mustard or both.
Like tacos but with fewer chances to have your fillings spill annoyingly out of the shell, these taquitos make a great finger food for a football feast.
In many households, it’s just not a football party without brats!
Getting up early on Super Bowl Sunday? These drinks are perfect for those football-viewing parties that start early. And they might be just the hair of the dog you need the morning after the big game.
This article was originally published Feb. 2, 2017.
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