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12 Super Bowl Food Ideas


Make this year’s Super Bowl menu sweet, salty, spicy, and extra savory with these game day recipes that will not leave anyone hungry at your party.

Food, family, friends, and fun define any football fanatic and we’re here to put an emphasis on food. Whether you’re planning on cozying up with a significant other to enjoy the game, tuning in with coworkers, or making it a bonding experience with friends and family, we have a recipe that will make the occasion special and festive for everyone.

There are several Super Bowl recipes to choose from, so put on your favorite football jersey and get cooking!

Street tacos 4 Rivers SmokehouseStreet Tacos by John Rivers; Photo courtesy of 4 Rivers Smokehouse

We might be biased but tacos make everything better, so why not include some classic street tacos for the big game? Making 12 tacos, this Super Bowl recipe won’t let your friends and family go hungry. Spice up the occasion by making a homemade guasacaca sauce and habanero sauce!

What makes a street taco a street taco? According to Uncle Julio’s, street tacos are a Mexican dish that is made up of a corn tortilla filled with meat and topped with salsa, cilantro, and onions. With its humble beginning starting in a garage in 2009, 4 Rivers Smokehouse puts the street in taco.

Click here to view the street tacos recipe, courtesy of John Rivers, CEO of 4 Rivers Smokehouse.

St. Louis ribs made by 4 Rivers SmokehouseSt. Louis ribs by John Rivers; Photo courtesy of 4 Rivers Smokehouse

You don’t have to be a Kansas City Chiefs fan to enjoy saucy St. Louis Ribs. You can enjoy this seasoned, glossy dish at any of 15 4 Rivers Smokehouse locations during the Super Bowl, or make them homemade for your own party. This recipe serves two so you can chow down on these with a significant other, or make several servings for a larger group of people if you’re feeling extra ambitious.

As John Rivers, CEO of Rivers Smokehouse says, “Barbeque is very communal. It brings people together, and that’s why I love it so much.” St Louis ribs are perfect for both novice and advanced rib wranglers, so get your hands a little messy this game day and enjoy this soulful, southern treat with the ones you love.

Click here to view the St. Louis ribs recipe, courtesy of CEO John Rivers of 4 Rivers Smokehouse.

Paddlefish Bloody MaryThe Bloody Mary by Paddlefish Restaurant; Photo courtesy of Paddlefish Restaurant

A fantastic cocktail can make for a great Super Bowl experience, and when you add a jumbo crab leg to the mix practically impossible to have a bad time.

Enjoy the catch of the day during the big game with this fancy bloody mary consisting of one crab leg, one jumbo shrimp, one shishito pepper, one lime or lemon slice, six ounces of your favorite bloody mary mix…and oh, we almost forgot…two ounces of vodka. If you really want to go over the top, you can add one slice of candied bacon.

With the recipe originating from Chef Steven Richard at Paddlefish, you will be sure to earn the title of the fancy friend if you roll up to your party with this delicious cocktail.

Click here to view the bloody mary recipe, courtesy of Chef Steven Richard at Paddlefish.

Chicken sandwich on plate with fries and pickle made by Chef Partner Brandon Whitestone of Theismann’s RestaurantBuffalo Chicken Sandwich; Photo courtesy of Theismann’s Restaurant and Bar

A complete classic, this crispy buffalo chicken sandwich with fried chicken and blue cheese dressing is the king of Super Bowl food, especially toward the end of the game when your guests might be getting the munchies.

Add a little touch of love by making a homemade buffalo sauce. Your friends and family will be sure to take in the spice of life while devouring this sandwich during the big game.

Theismann’s Restaurant, a bar and restaurant known for being unique in character and difficult to categorize—and a neighborhood gathering place perfect for energetic sports viewing—whips up this classic sandwich extremely well. Crispy breaded chicken thigh, Joe’s buffalo sauce, blue cheese ranch, tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and a Kaiser roll are sure to keep you full and satisfied during all four quarters.

Click here to view the buffalo chicken sandwich recipe, courtesy of Chef Partner Brandon Whitestone of Theismann’s Restaurant.

Cauliflower Mac And Cheese made by Chef Paula DaSilva at Burlock Coast, the Ritz-Carlton, Fort LauderdaleCauliflower Mac & Cheese; Photo courtesy of Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits, The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale

We all know that mac and cheese is everyone’s go to during the big game and most occasions, but what if you could get in your vitamins and folic acid while still satisfying your cheesy pasta fix? The cauliflower in this high-end cauliflower mac and cheese recipe is the perfect way for your guests who might be on a health kick to be nutritious, yet still indulge.

The pasta is eliminated in this one, but Chef Paula DaSilva at Burlock Coast, the Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale, makes sure to include all the delicious cheese with 16 ounces of smoked gouda and four ounces of Parmesan. Including Israeli couscous, roasted cauliflower, and panko breadcrumbs, this eclectic dish is sure to be a big hit for all the cheese lovers out there.

Click here to view the cauliflower mac and cheese recipe, courtesy of Chef Paula DaSilva at Burlock Coast, the Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale.

prime rib sandwich by Chef David Chim at COTE MiamiOptimus Prime Rib Sandwich; Photo courtesy of Cote Korean Steakhouse

The Optimus Prime rib sandwich is so good that it was actually named after a transformer character. If you are looking for a sandwich that is in-your-face-decadent, then this is what you should offer at your Super Bowl party.

Your dedication to spending six hours roasting the ribeye will not go unnoticed. This will make about 11 to 12 portions and is enough to feed a crowd.

Beef is at the heart of this treat, and Executive Chef David Shim at COTE Miami knows exactly how to put it all together. Pairing each garlic butter-based baguette with sliced beef and Swiss cheese is not for the faint of heart, but after taking a bite of the masterpiece, your guests will surely thank you for taking on the challenging endeavor.

Click here to view the Optimus Prime recipe, courtesy of Chef David Chim at COTE Miami.

potato skins from the fox lounge in south miamiChef Roxana Garcia’s Potato Skins; Photo by Ruben Cabrera

Did you know that it’s healthy to eat potato skins? There are actually 11 benefits of eating potato skins that you probably didn’t know. Packed with nutrients, this one can also be a winner for your guests to enjoy during the big game with a tasty and healthy dish.

Chef Roxana Garcia at Fox Lounge, a South Miami staple known for great food and stiff drinks since 1946, has the details.

Serving about four to six people, you will want six medium potatoes, extra virgin olive oil, kosher salt, freshly ground pepper, six slices of bacon, four ounces of grated cheddar cheese, half a cup of sour cream, and two green onions. Throw them in the oven for about 45 minutes at 400 degrees and you’ll have Super Bowl snacks that really pack a punch.

Click here to view the potato skins recipe, courtesy of Chef Roxana Garcia at Fox Lounge in South Miami.

pulled pork tacos made by Chef Paula DaSilva at Burlock Coast, the Ritz-Carlton, Fort LauderdalePork Tacos; Photo courtesy of Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits, The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale

Juicy pulled pork tacos with shredded cabbage, cotija cheese, and cilantro leaves. We can assure you this zesty combination will score big at your Super Bowl party. For bonus points, you can even make homemade pickled red onion and salsa verde. This is a game day food fit for the heartiest football fans!

Chef Paula DaSilva shares this recipe and how to cure the perfect pork butt which will have you scoring touchdowns with your guests. For this specific culmination you will want to set aside 24-48 hours to let the pork butt cure. You will pulse oranges and limes in a blender, combine ingredients in a bowl and mix. Disfrutar!

Click here to view the pulled pork tacos recipe, by Chef Paula DaSilva at Burlock Coast, the Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale.

sausage & peppers with sweet chili aioli made by Chef Steven Richards at Paddlefish AioliSausage & Peppers with Sweet Chili Aioli; Photo courtesy of Paddlefish Restaurant

Are you hoping to make game day a double date or planning on enjoying it with just a few people? The combination of the sweet and spicy—including both sriracha sauce and sweet chili sauce—makes this sausage & peppers with sweet chili aioli dish the perfect appetizer that will add both intimacy and spice to your Super Bowl gathering.

Chef Steven Richard at Paddlefish comes in hot again with the perfect game day recipe for winning over your crowd. This one works well as a tapas item, served with a variety of other small plates. Chef Richard recommends that you should always think about the color of your serving vehicle when entertaining. Choose a plate that will accentuate the color of your paprika or the sauces drizzled on the plate. Your guests will be sure to appreciate the aesthetic!

Click here to view the sausage & peppers with sweet chili aioli recipe by Chef Steven Richards at Paddlefish.

sour orange glazed smoked chicken drumsticks made by Tropical SmokehouseSour Orange Glazed Smoked Chicken Drumsticks; Photo courtesy of Tropical Smokehouse

This one will be on fire both metaphorically and literally! If you’re looking to level up the typical buffalo wings recipe, then this sour orange glazed smoked chicken drumsticks recipe won’t be a fumble.

Serving four to six guests as a snack, this recipe from Tropical Smokehouse is sure to bring the heat to your Super Bowl feast. If you’re really feeling ambitious, add your choice of sour orange or fire flavor from Tropical Smokehouse to your dish. Your guests will give you an extra point with the creativity and versatility of this winning appetizer!

Click here to view the sour orange glazed smoke chicken drumsticks recipe by Tropical Smokehouse.

sweet and tangy sticky wings made by Chef Timon Balloo of The Katherine, Fort Lauderdale, FloridaChef Timon Balloo’s Sweet and Tangy Sticky Wings; Photo courtesy of The Katherine

Do you want to spice things up during this year’s Super Bowl, and venture away from the typical party snack? If so, offer your guests these sweet and tangy sticky wings. Chef Timon Balloo at The Katherine—a restaurant in Fort Lauderdale known for making every dish a warm and welcoming embrace of flavors from around the world—shares the details of this delicious recipe. Get creative and fancy by making your own wing sauce and including an optional garnish of shredded cabbage and pickles. This recipe for 16 – 20 jumbo wings is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

Click here to view the sweet and tangy sticky wings recipe by The Katherine.

Guacamole, chips, salsa prepared by Cantina Beach, The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami, FloridaTableside Guacamole; Photo courtesy of Cantina Beach, The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami

Let’s end our roundup of Super Bowl recipes with a classic that’s easy—tableside guacamole. Pair this with margaritas and your guests will be good to go for all four quarters! Learn how this tasty treat is served at Cantina Beach, a casual, oceanfront restaurant featuring the best of regional coastal Mexican cuisine and South Florida’s largest tequila collection in a beautiful alfresco setting.

Click here to view the tableside guacamole recipe by Cantina Beach (The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami).