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Super Bowl Recipes That Will Make Your Mouth Water

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In just a couple of weeks the Super Bowl will be upon us (can you believe it’s the 51st one?) which means amazing commercials, tons of people, and square betting for everyone. Whether you are having dozens of strangers, family members, and kiddos flood your home, or you’ve decided to have a low key party at your neighbor’s house, we thought we’d help you with putting together the most important detail–the food.

Every party starts with a great appetizer. Here’s our favorite.

7-Layer Football Dip

Every great football party needs to have a 7-layer dip. In between the loud cheers after an incredible interception and yelling at the ref for making a bad call, fans need a bit of a distraction. This layered dip, in the shape of a football field, will not just make you the queen of presentation, but will also gather a crowd. This display lets you pick three (or more) of your favorite dips and present them on one platter. Choose your favorite artichoke dip, cheese dip, and bean dip; top it with cheese, olives, and other veggies, and divide the end lines with sour cream. Line the edges of your tray with an assortment of fresh vegetables, such as carrots and cucumbers, as well as chips, pretzels, and bread slices. Place the dip on the family room coffee table, and step back. Warning: this dip might be gone before the first quarter is over.

Although there are a lot of breaks during the game for refs to review calls, commercials to play, and of course the halftime show, these are not breaks that you want to miss. Since these tend to be the highlights (especially for those that are not avid football watchers), leaving the T.V. room as little as possible is crucial. Here are a few of our favorite finger-food options to munch on that might fill you up:

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Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

These meatballs are easy to prep and a little healthier than the wings that their flavor imitates. Although most of the cooking will be done in the oven, these meatballs stay perfectly warm in a slow cooker until your guests are ready to dig in. They also are the perfect side or main dish to bring to a friend’s party. Once you are ready to eat, top the meatballs with ranch, put a toothpick in each one, and grab some tissues (they are spicy!).

 

Hawaiian Ham & Cheese Sandwiches 

These pull-apart sandwiches are the perfect size to serve alongside other small bite dishes. Each tray can fit up to twenty sandwiches, making it a great dish for a kitchen with limited stove space. Load up your Hawaiian rolls with ham and cheese, top them with a parmesan mustard concoction, and let your guests come back running for me. If you’re worried about prepping too many, these sandwiches hold up great in the refrigerator and can be reheated for a snack the next day.

Still not full? Finish the game out with a touchdown dessert.

Ice Cream Football Sandwiches 

These low-maintenance treats are the perfect finish to the game because they offer something easy, delicious, and adorable. Simply add a popsicle stick to your favorite ice cream sandwich, finish it off with a little decoration, and there you have it.
No matter who you are rooting for, we hope these dishes are something your whole party can agree on!

Katrina is an OBcean that spends her time drinking quality coffee and engaging in the community that she lives in.

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