The Super Bowl is as much about food as it is about football. Ever wonder why so many non-sports fans suddenly show up to your viewing party? While football-shaped foods and epic snack stadiums are cute, we pulled together some staple recipes to get your head in the game. For more game day recipe ideas, explore our collection of snack and appetizer recipes.
There’s a reason why Americans eat over 200 million fresh avocados around the Super Bowl—they're delicious. The secret to any good guacamole recipe is using the freshest ingredients, and that goes for spices too. Our Salt-Free Adobo Seasoning adds savory ground cumin, zesty Mexican oregano, and the right amount of heat from cayenne pepper.
Beef Sliders with Roasted Garlic Mayo
Guests love trying a little of everything, so keep the burgers bite-sized. We like our sliders seasoned with classic Back of the Yards Garlic Pepper Rub and some garlic pepper mayonnaise. Hamburgers are prime for spice customizing, so feel inspired to try new seasonings. Season with Extra Hot Cajun Seasoning and top with bleu cheese for a black ‘n bleu slider. Sprinkle Fajita Seasoning and finish with slices of grilled poblano peppers for Tex-Mex flair.
Everything Pigs in a Blanket
If you're serving mini burgers, how about some mini dogs too? These pigs in a blanket, also known as sausage rolls, are seriously savory thanks to the perfect sprinkling of Everything Bagel Seasoning. Try dipping these in homemade Dijon mustard.
Creamy Queso Dip
Freshly ground cumin, hot chili powder, and a pinch of Mexican oregano give an ordinary cheese sauce a deliciously rich, nacho flavor. Try garnishing this dish with some homemade pickled jalapeños and diced tomatoes.
Honey Ginger Chicken Wings
Football parties demand chicken wings. If you’re firing up the grill, leave ample space for these sticky, sweet, and savory chicken wings. Don't have a grill? No worries. These wings can be roasted in the oven at 400 degrees for that perfect caramelization. The real secret to this recipe's flavor is our freshly ground ginger root and crushed red chiles.
Buffalo Chicken Wings
The best part about game day is doubling down on the apps. There's always the guest who says your spicy recipe isn't hot enough. This buffalo sauce recipe takes the classic Louisiana pepper sauce and butter combo to new heights with extra cayenne pepper, smoked hot paprika, and a little roasted granulated garlic. Don't forget the side bleu cheese dressing. Your celery sticks will thank you!
Buffalo Chicken Dip
While we are talking football here, we can still score hat trick with the chicken apps. This decadent dip is made extra rich by using freshly mixed ranch dressing using our Homestyle Ranch Salad Dressing & Dip Mix. The extra teaspoon of Vulcan's Fire Salt adds the perfect, extra kick of heat and savory flavor.
A pot of chili is essential for any football party. Serve the dish a la mode with onions, cheese, and cilantro, or make a build-your-own chili dog station for your guests to get creative. Kick up the heat with our extensive selection of chile peppers or keep it classic with our handcrafted Mild Chili Powder. You can even make quick nachos by baking a tray of tortilla chips topped with shredded cheese, then finish with your homemade chili and some pickled jalapeños.
Chips and Dip Platter
Technically we’re double dipping since guacamole is mentioned at the top...But! No game day party platter is complete without at least two dips, maybe five. The handcrafted dips and dressings blends at The Spice House can turn yogurt or sour cream into a gourmet snack with a flick of the whisk. Chip Dip is our most popular blend for dips, followed by Garden Dill and Homestyle Ranch. Don't forget about 7-layer dip with Taco Seasoning!
Garden Dill Snack Dip
This dip recipe is a big deal. As with the previous dip, this recipe is deliciously simple. Simply stir our Garden Dill Dip Mix into sour cream, yogurt, or mayonnaise. Serve this creamy dill dip with baby carrots, sliced bell peppers, or an entire bag of wavy potato chips.
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