Amanda Pendolino
January 29, 2013

5 Delicious and Easy Superbowl Recipe Ideas

Whether you care about football or not, this Sunday’s Superbowl XLVII match-up between the Ravens and the Niners is the perfect opportunity to try out some new recipes and stuff your face full of delicious finger foods! Here are our top 5 picks for the best Superbowl recipes, favoring hearty goodness over cutesy football-shaped things:

1. Chicken Wing Dip

Peace out, dainty dips… here’s a dip that’s like a meal!  This version from All Recipes has only five ingredients, while this Buffalo chicken wing dip from throws a bit of celery into the mix. Serve with tortilla chips or crackers!

2. Chicken Wings

For you traditionalists, we recommend Superbowl chicken wings without the dip. This baked chicken wing recipe uses cayenne pepper, garlic powder, buttermilk and cornstarch for a classic taste. You might also enjoy Frank’s Red Hot’s official chicken wing recipe — or if you’re feeling really adventurous, try and impress your foodie friends with Bobby Flay’s Hot Wings with Blue-Cheese Yogurt Sauce.

3. Guacamole

Nothing’s more addictive than homemade guacamole! This guac recipe from Wayfair combines avocados, cilantro and jalapeno in the most delicious of ways. You can also try more unique options from, like Pineapple Guacamole, Guacamole Salad and Grill-Roasted Green Chiles Stuffed with Guacamole.

4. Nachos

If your guests are too lazy to take a clean tortilla chip and dip it into something, let me recommend nachos! Pile ’em up with whatever you like — cheese, salsa, beans, jalapenos, chicken, beef, or even pulled pork. Or, you know… all of those things.

Paula Deen’s Macho Nachos only take 10 minutes of prep time and 10 minutes of cooking time, meaning you’ll be free to watch Destiny’s Child and judge all the commercials! Not inspired yet? The Food Network has compiled 50 different nacho recipes!

5. Sliders

Sliders are the best, because you can eat like 10 of them without feeling like you’re over-indulging. Genius, right?

Options for sliders are endless: traditional ground beef sliders, sausage sliders, pulled pork sliders and Korean BBQ turkey sliders all sound good to us! Change things up with different buns — sesame, ciabatta, sourdough, multi-grain, and pretzel rolls all work well. You can also buy pre-made slider patties at the grocery store if you’re short on time.