Some of our food guides decided to share ideas for things to serve during the Superbowl. There are the standard American foods such as potato chips (homemade, in this case) and intriguing ideas from Eastern Europe because let's face it, whether you're watching American football or the game the rest of the world calls football everyone wants to eat during the game.
01 of 07
Most football food is as traditional as Thanksgiving dinner. Instead of turkey, there's chile, instead of stuffing there are nachos (or quesadillas), instead of cranberry sauce people serve guacamole. Sure, you see buffalo wings fairly often and even Swedish meatballs on occasion, but for the most part this opportunity for a long, exciting feast is boringly Southwestern. And even if not Southwestern, still boring.
02 of 07
Superbowl parties don't need to be laden with processed food – use the recipes here to make fresh, delicious Superbowl snacks like homemade potato chips, spicy peanuts, and succulent beer-basted spicy glazed ribs.
03 of 07
When the Dutch watch sports on TV their favorite snacks include kroketten, those scrumptious shrimp or veal ragout-filled crispy croquettes, frikadellen, typically Dutch skinless meat sausages, and kaasstengels, rich Gouda cheese straws, all of which can be found on our Dutch Food Guide's list of Dutch Party Appetizers.
04 of 07
The fun thing about throwing a Super Bowl party is that the menu can be anything you like, from taking out pizza and potluck appetizers to chili and cornbread to homemade snacks and desserts. These Super Bowl menu ideas give you three great options. Feel free to mix and match the recipes to suit your tastes.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
05 of 07
Make it easier on yourself (or the hostess) by making desserts, and other sweet treats, that don’t need a fork to eat them. Chocolate Nut Bars are just one of the many treats found on this page of Fork-Free Desserts.
06 of 07
Barbara Rolek, The Spruce's Expert for Eastern European Food, says, "American football and the Super Bowl or European soccer and the World Cup bring out the same 'need to feed' among rabid sports fans. One-pot dishes that can bubble away in a slow cooker unattended, or what I like to call casserolias, are perfect for noshing during the big game. Polish Hunter's Stew (bigos) -- a meat eater's dream come true -- and Smoked Sausage and Sauerkraut can be prepared in advance... and then slowly reheated when ready to serve. If you've got a crowd coming, the recipes can be easily doubled or tripled. Score!"
07 of 07
The road to the biggest football game of the year is always exciting. Beginning with the conference championships then onto Super Bowl XLVI, here are this year's cocktail menus for the Giants, Patriots, Ravens, and 49ers. Also, for all of your game day party planning needs, check out the ideas for Throwing a Successful Super Bowl Party.