Half the fun with any Super Bowl party is who is bringing what food to the party. With the Super Bowl coming up this weekend, we thought we’d share some of our favorite snacks and dishes to enjoy during the game. In case you couldn’t tell, our team likes things hot and spicy, so make sure you have that hot sauce ready!
Buffalo Chicken Dip
A tangy buffalo chicken dip is always a crowd pleaser at any party or tailgate and it’s a pretty simple recipe to follow as well. All you need is 2 cups of shredded cooked chicken. 1 package (8 ounces) of softened cream cheese, half a cup of Frank’s Red Hot original Cayenne Pepper Sauce or Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Wing Sauce, half a cup of ranch dressing, and half a cup of blue cheese crumbles. Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl and then spoon into a shallow 1-quart baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees and serve with chips or bread and enjoy!
White Jalapeno Chili
A white jalapeno chicken is one of Bonnie and Grant’s favorites, especially during the colder winter months. Take a look at this unique take on a timeless football classic.
- 1 lb. boneless chicken
- 5 tablespoons heavy cream (half and half or whole milk is fine too
- 1/4 cup cornmeal
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 large green bell pepper, diced
- 1 large white onion, diced
- 1 tablespoon (2 – 3 cloves) garlic, minced
- 1 Jalapeno, chopped (seeds +ribs removed for less spice)
- 4 and 1/2 cups of chicken or vegetable broth
- 1 – 4oz can fire roasted + diced green chile (I got mine from Trader Joe’s)
- 2 – 15oz cans cannellini or northern white beans
- 1/2 – 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon lime zest + 6 tablespoons lime juice (juice of 2 -3 limes)
- Salt to taste
- Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add the chicken for about 30 minutes or until it is completely cooked through. Drain water and allow the chicken to cool. When cooled, shred the chicken by hand or with 2 forks.
- In a small bowl, mix together the heavy cream and cornmeal. Allow the mixture to sit while you prepare the rest of the chili.
- Heat butter in a large pot of medium heat. Add bell peppers, onions, garlic, and jalapenos, allow the veggies to soften for about 8 – 10 minutes. Add the chicken, broth, green chile, beans, and chili powder and bring the soup to a rolling boil, lower the heat, cover and let simmer for 20 minutes.
- Add cornmeal and heavy cream mixture, and let simmer for another 10 minutes. Add lime zest and juice, bring back to a simmer then turn off stove. Remove from heat and let stand for a few minutes to thicken.
- Serve with any of your favorite chili condiments!
At any Super Bowl party, you always have to have a dip on hand. One of Susan’s favorites is their classic, yet simple “dog” dip. Spread a block of cream cheese in a baking dish, top it with no bean canned chili, cover it with shredded cheddar cheese, and bake it at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes. Enjoy with your favorite chips or bread.
Pigs in a Blanket
Mac’s favorite snack to make is about as easy a recipe as it gets. Head to your local grocery store and grab 2 cans of Pillsbury refrigerated crescent rolls and 58 cocktail size smoked link sausages or hot dogs. If you don’t feel like doing all of the prep-work, you can also head to Costco and grab a big box of Nathan’s branded pigs in a blanket that all you have to do is pop in the oven.
- Unroll both cans of dough and separate into 16 triangles. Cut each triangle lengthwise into 3 narrow triangles.
- Place sausage on shortest side of each triangle. Roll up each starting at shortest side of triangle and rolling to opposite point. Place point side down on 2 ungreased cookie sheets.
- Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown at 350, switching position of cookie sheets halfway through baking.
- Enjoy with your favorite dipping sauces!
Louisiana Hot Sauce Wings
Susie and her family like to spice things up by making homemade wings and adding their favorite Louisiana Hot Sauce. Just pick up some raw chicken wings and Louisiana Hot Sauce from your local grocery store or butcher and marinate them with Louisiana Hot Sauce for however long you desire. Broil them in the oven for 10-12 minutes and then enjoy!