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Crowd-Pleasing Super Bowl Dishes

Need to feed a few hungry football fans at your Super Bowl party? Super Bowl Sunday is famous for the big game but also everything that comes along with it, such as getting together with friends and family and good eats. 

Whether your home team is playing or you just want a reason to gather, you might need some inspiration when it comes to what to serve. Here are some crowd-pleasing Super Bowl dishes to keep everyone cheering, regardless of what happens on the field. 

1. Buffalo Wings

You simply can’t have a Super Bowl party without serving wings. And classic buffalo wings are a crowd favorite. These wings are tossed in a buttery sauce and served up with celery and blue cheese sauce. 

2. Homemade Potato Chips

Bags of chips are one option for your guests. But you can really impress them with a batch of homemade potato chips, served up crispy and delicious with your favorite dip. 

3. Classic Beef Chili

If you don’t have a favorite beef chili recipe, this one will get everyone excited on game day. You make it with lean ground beef, tomato sauce, and red kidney beans. Don’t forget to add toppings like onions, cheese, and sour cream. 

4. Vegetarian Chili

Not all football fans are carnivores. You can also make some delicious vegetarian chili with ingredients like black beans, pinto beans, sweet corn, sweet potato, and more. 

5. Warm Spinach-Artichoke Dip

This warm spinach-artichoke dip is made with four types of cheese, frozen spinach, and tons of tender artichoke hearts. The dip is baked and served with a crispy, golden brown. Serve with crackers or toast. 

6. Classic Deviled Eggs

People who normally don’t enjoy eggs seem to just devour deviled eggs at a party. This recipe for classic deviled eggs is sure to be a hit at your next gathering, where people need finger-sized snacks while watching the game. 

7. Ultimate Nachos

Whether you’re making this tray of ultimate nachos for an appetizer or the main event, it’s sure to create an impression. It has a filling combination of tortilla chips, meat, cheese, beans, seasoning, and more. 

8. Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Pork

This slow cooker barbecue pulled pork can be made into sliders or full-sized sandwiches for your guests. Set out additional toppings like sliced onion, coleslaw, cheese, and dill pickles so everyone can personalize their creations. 

9. Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs

There’s just something fun about stabbing meatballs with a toothpick as you eat them off of your football-shaped paper plate. These slow-cooker Swedish meatballs are simple to make and so tasty. 

10. Firecracker Shrimp

Who doesn’t love shrimp at a party? Made with sweet chili sauce and sriracha, these firecracker shrimp have a bit of kick to them, which might be fitting when you’re watching the biggest game of the year. 

11. Smoked Brisket

This smoked brisket recipe will take your Super Bowl party to the next level. Your guests will be thrilled with a Texas-style brisket that is melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Serve it with some rolls, beans, cole slaw, and other complements for an amazing meal. 

12. Loaded French Fries

This is the french fry version of nachos. Instead of chips, you’ll cover your favorite type of french fries with cheddar cheese, gravy, bacon bits, sour cream, and other delicious ingredients. 

13. Beer Cheese Fondue

If you want to give your guests something else fun to do, consider whipping up this beer cheese fondue. They can take turns dunking bread cubes, fruit, and veggies into the melted goodness as a snack. 

14. Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Don’t forget the desserts! These double-chocolate cookies are both chewy and crispy at the same time. Your guests will continue talking about them long after the final whistle blows. 

15. Football Cookies

Another dessert and snack idea for your Super Bowl party, and the littlest fans in the crowd, is football cookies. These are simple sugar cookies shaped like footballs and topped with chocolate icing. You can get as elaborate as you want with your decorations. 

Visit Nick’s of Calvert for High-Quality Ingredients and Pre-Made Dishes

Whatever you decide to prepare for your Super Bowl gathering, make sure you are using high-quality ingredients. At Nick’s of Calvert, our full-service meat counter is the centerpiece of our store. We also offer quality and affordable grocery items as well as pre-made items at our deli. Visit us today to pick up all your Super Bowl supplies, or give us a call at (410) 414-7105 with any questions.