I love to throw football parties. Between the game day decorations, the jello shots and the Super Bowl party food menu, this is definitely one of my most popular parties of the year.
I’ve been hosting an annual super bowl for many years. So many, in fact, that I think my friends would show up at my house even if I didn’t sent out invitations.
While many people come to watch the game (and the commercials), the food is definitely one of the most important parts of hosting a successful Super Bowl party.
Over the years, I’ve come up with some tried and true recipes that are easy to make and everyone loves.
To conserve oven space (which is usually all used up cooking chicken and ribs), many of these recipes are made in a Crock Pot. Which also means they can be made ahead of time and are easy to serve on a buffet. (Yes, I own a lot of crock pots!)
Here are my favorite dishes for my Super Bowl party food menu.
Game Day Dip Recipes
Bags of chips and boxes of crackers are a staple of any Super Bowl party food menu.
To go with them, I like to serve at least 2 and usually 3 of these popular game day party dips.
Crockpot Velveeta Rotel Cheese Dip
Crock Pot Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip
Avocado Guacamole Dip
Easy Three Cheese Ball
Homemade Caramelized Onion Dip
Football Party Appetizer Recipes
At all of my football parties, I try to have some appetizers out and available for the early birds (those people who get to my house before the party starts).
That way they have something to nibble on while I’m finishing up the rest of the food.
Here are my favorite Super Bowl party appetizers:
Help Yourself Nacho Bar
Football Deviled Eggs
In other words, deviled eggs with green onions placed across the top to look like the laces on a football. Perfect for a super bowl party!
Crock-Pot Chicken Meatballs In Tomato Sauce
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I never know whether wings are appetizers or main dishes.
But I do know that a Super Bowl party wouldn’t be complete without them.
I usually make at least 3 different kinds.
So here are a few of my favorite game day wing recipes.
Baked Sticky Chinese Chicken Wings
Oyster Sauce Baked Chicken Wings
Marinated Spicy Chicken Wings
Super Bowl Party Main Dishes
These main dishes are the Super Bowl party food menu items that all of my friends ask for if I don’t serve them.
Especially the drumsticks and the ribs. (They really are the best chicken and rib recipes ever!) I think there would be food mutiny if I didn’t serve them.
Oven Baked Breaded Drumsticks
While these baked chicken drumsticks taste like fried chicken (even better if you ask me!), they’re not. Which actually makes them a healthier option for football party food.
Fall Off The Bone Ribs And BBQ Sauce
Crock Pot No Bean Chili
Around here, everyone loves to eat this no bean chili on hot dogs. But it tastes really good on its own, too.
Shrimp, Chicken, and Sausage Jambalaya
Game Day Party Sides
These game day party sides are all great plate fillers to go with the main dishes.
People love them, and there are even a couple of healthy options in the bunch.
Crock Pot Macaroni And Cheese
Lemon Garlic Grilled Asparagus
Southern Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole
Everyone’s Favorite Garlic Bread
To make this easy, I don’t make my Caesar salad from scratch. I buy a couple of the Caesar salad kits from the grocery store. That way I can get one of my friends to throw it together while I’m busy getting the rest of the food out on the buffet.
Super Bowl Party Desserts
Since I always serve food buffet-style at my Super Bowl parties, I like desserts that come in individual portions, like brownies, cookies and cupcakes.
They just make it so much easier for people to help themselves.
Easy Football Brownies Without A Cookie Cutter
Mini Cherry Cheesecakes
Football Party Drinks
Since beer is the main alcoholic beverage people drink at my Super Bowl parties, I only have one other go-to party drink and that’s jello shots.
Because you can make them the day before and they come in pretty much any color. So I always make the jello shots to match the colors of whatever teams are playing.
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Have comments or questions on our football party menu? Tell us in the section below.
This post was originally published on January 17, 2020 but was updated with new content on August 19, 2023.