Game Day Eats (Part Two)

Super Bowl is coming! Super Bowl is coming!

Super Bowl Sunday is a holiday in our family- a reason to make delicious food, have people over, place bets on your favorite team, and yell at the TV a lot. All of those things will be happening at our house on February 1! About this time last year, I shared four of my favorite make-ahead appetizers that are perfect for entertaining hungry football fans (see them here). This week, I’ve been browsing through my FOOD BLISS page, looking for delicious “feed a crowd” food for our party. Here are some ideas for your game day get-together!

Sausage Beer-Cheese Fondue

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John and I made this fondue last year for our Super Bowl Date. My only complaint then was that the recipe wasn’t appropriate for just two people. The addition of sausage makes this fondue total football food. Set out a bowl with herbed baguettes for dipping. It would be delicious with tortilla chips, too!

Spicy Asian Hot Wings

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This twist on hot wings is a go-to appetizer for entertaining in this house. The Asian flavors are so scrumptious! I promise you’ll be licking your fingers. Make a double batch!

White Chicken Chili

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A big pot of chili on the stove is the perfect football food. Switch things up by making this chicken and green chile version, instead! Set out optional toppings like cheddar cheese, onion, and cilantro.

New England Clam Chowdahhh

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Whether you’re a Patriots fan or not, a bowl of New England clam chowder is hard to beat. Mine has potatoes and bacon and let’s not forget the oyster crackers. Bonus points for calling it chowdahhhhh.

Beef Brisket Sammies with Spicy BBQ Sauce

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This brisket and the spicy BBQ sauce can both be made ahead of time. Slice up the meat, set it out on a platter next to buns and a bowl of the sauce, and let your guests make their own sammies!

Pulled Pork Carnitas Tacos with Spicy Slaw

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This recipe is by far the most popular one on The Usual Bliss. Everybody loves tacos because they can be individualized. Again, make the carnitas ahead of time and set out a DIY taco buffet with toppings options: spicy coleslaw, tomatoes, avocado, lime.

Green Chile Black Bean Burgers

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More than a few of my friends live in warm climates where BBQing in February is totally normal. Instead of traditional burgers, try this spicy black bean version instead. You can make the patties ahead of time! Add cheddar cheese, avocado, sprouts, green chiles…delicious.

Espresso Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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Don’t forget dessert! Even though Super Bowl means munching throughout the day, everyone’s got a little sweet tooth. These chocolate chunk cookies include a little coffee buzz to counter the, ahem, other buzzes your guests are likely to have.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

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These little muffins are deceptive. They taste like a treat but are super healthy and gluten-free- the perfect counter to the over-indulgence on Super Bowl Sunday. Plus, they’re easy to grab and go. Make a lot- they’ll go fast!

Miguel’s Rum Punch


Football usually means beer, but it doesn’t have to. Make a big batch of rum punch to add to your beverage selections. Psst: the ladies aren’t the only ones who will love it. It packs a…well, a punch!

Honey Ginger Rosemary Spiked Lemonade


My favorite summertime lemonade is perfect to make if you have kids or non-drinkers coming over. But it’s spectacular with vodka or- my preference- bourbon. Cheers!

We know which teams will be playing. We know who we’ll be rooting for. We know who’ll be performing during halftime. We know the commercials will be entertaining. Now you know what to feed your friends. All we don’t know is which team will be hoisting the Vince Lombardi trophy…

Go Pats!

See more Game Day Eats.

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Hungry for more? Check out the collection of recipes on the FOOD BLISS page!


  1. OMG! I think I gained 10 pounds just reading this post! In all seriousness though…I only with we lived closer because I want an invite to this superbowl party!

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