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For many people, the Super Bowl doesn’t just mean watching the football game. It means eating fantastic football food. Unpeeled’s roundup of the best Super Bowl recipes and food for 2023 has you covered.
The Best Super Bowl Recipes for 2023
For many people, the Super Bowl doesn’t mean just watching the football game. (Or the commercials.) It also means eating fantastic football food. Unpeeled’s roundup of the best Super Bowl recipes for the big 2023 game has you covered.
The same old dishes (hello, wings and seven-layer dip) are fine. But new inspiration is in order this new year, from fresh snacks to cheesy, melty main courses. Get your best-ever Super Bowl recipes, below.
Super Bowl Recipe Ideas: Chips, Dips, and Snacks
Kick off the football game with these fresh takes on dips and snacks. These dishes aren’t the same old bean dips and cheesy grease bombs. Instead, we’re talking freshly-mashed hummus, herby dips, and fun snacks.
1. A Great Dip: Edamame Hummus
Football dip usually falls into the heavy, cheesy, food bomb category. Not this. This edamame dip’s brilliance lies in its ability to taste completely satisfying and delicious, while also being good for you.
2. Greek Goddess Feta Dip
Super Bowl food gets a big win with this feta and dill Mediterranean twist on green goddess dip, adapted from Melissa Clark.
3. Thick Cucumber Tzatziki
An authentic, creamy sauce or dip loaded with crunch and Mediterranean flavor.
4. Homemade Salsa Fresca (Pico de Gallo)
You can’t have a football game — let alone the Super Bowl — without a good recipe for fresh homemade salsa. This simple recipe is packed with bright flavor and just the right amount of heat.
5. Parmesan Rosemary Pizzetta
This is a fantastic flatbread made with ingredients you probably already have. Think pizza, but simpler and even tastier.
6. Deviled Eggs With Fresh Herbs
Classic deviled eggs are a crowd favorite no matter what time of year. These are classic deviled eggs, all freshened up with fresh herbs for the big day.
Super Bowl Recipes 2023: Salads, Soups, Sides, Mains
Below, football-friendly Super Bowl food that will satisfy a crowd of any size, from cheesy enchiladas to hearty chili.
1. Chicken + Black Bean Enchiladas
The ultimate Mexican comfort food, enchiladas are the stuffed corn tortillas smothered in sauce and melted cheese Super Bowl celebrations deserve this year.
2. Bacon Black Bean Soup
Football food demands a thick and creamy bean soup. A hearty, satisfying blend of beans and all the right spices — and spice — this soup recipe makes a great alternative to classic chili.
3. Philly Cheesesteaks
Sandwiches are a great way to go for the best football food. And the best sandwich of all may be this juicy, hot Philadelphia cheesesteak with all the right fixin’s — especially with the Philadelphia Eagles taking the field!
4. The Best Vegetarian Chili
If you want don’t want to mess with perfection, cook this vegetarian chili recipe. This football party classic tastes smoky and deeply flavorful, with a secret “trick” to create a meaty texture without the meat. Get the recipe.
5. Classic French Baguette Sandwiches
It’s ok if your all-American Super Bowl recipes borrow a little French flair. These easy, essential French sandwiches come together easily, require zero cooking, and can feed any size football gathering.
6. A Big Batch of Meatballs
Two words: Meatball. Subs. Here’s an authentic family recipe everyone will rave about.
7. Old Fashioned Baked Ziti
The ultimate Italian comfort food pasta. Cheesy and smothered in tomato sauce and meatballs.
Super Bowl Recipes 2023: Dessert Ideas
Sometimes the big football game comes down to a strong finish. Here are some game-day Super Bowl dessert recipe ideas to finish the meal with a big win.
1. Football Buckeyes
Retro chocolate peanut butter buckeyes live their best life as little dark chocolate-dipped footballs. A no-bake confection that taste like Reese’s Cups, but better.
2. Cowboy Blondies
The Cowboys aren’t playing this year. No matter. Say howdy to a great new blondie recipe, loaded with goodness.
3. Hacked Box Brownie Mix
As a classically-trained pastry chef, this should be a recipe for warm, decadent brownies, made from scratch using the finest cocoa powder and chocolate. Nope! Here’s how to save time and hack a boxed brownie mix to make those brownies taste even better. Homemade, even.
4. Pecan Pie Toffee Bars
Craving something gooey, nutty, and sweet? This dessert recipe is everything you love about pecan pie, but as a dark caramel toffee with a shortbread cookie crust that everyone will love.
5. A Big Fruit Platter
After cooking potentially heavy Super Bowl recipes for appetizers or main courses, football food — and the cook — deserves a light break. A beautifully-arranged fruit platter is guaranteed to disappear. Here’s how to pull one together like a pro.
6. Key Lime Pie
It’s citrus season. Fresh key lime pie with a buttery graham cracker crust is easy to make, with a creamy sweet, lemony filling.
What food are you making for the Super Bowl? Tell us! And below, here’s Unpeeled’s best-ever vegetarian chili recipe.
Hearty Vegetarian Chili
- a few glugs of olive oil
- 1 large onion, cut into a small dice
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano, or 2 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus more to taste
- 1 tablespoon mild chili powder
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 2 tablespoons corn flour
- 2 15-ounce cans garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 15-ounce cans red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 4-ounce can green chiles
- 2 chipotles in adobo, diced
- 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
- 1 pint (two cups) water
- In a large pot, cook the onions in the olive oil until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the oregano, salt, chili powder, cumin, cocoa powder, and corn flour and cook for about one minute more.
- While the onions are cooking, pulse the chickpeas in a food processor until chunky. Use a little water to loosen the beans if they are too stiff.
- Add the remaining ingredients -- the kidney beans, garbanzo paste, chiles, chipotles, and tomatoes -- to the pot, along with the water, and stir.
- Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer and cook, partially covered, for about 1 1/2 hours. Stir occasionally. Taste for seasoning. Serve hot, or better yet, the next day.
Geri R. says
I vouch for this chili!! It’s awesome and everyone loved it.
Thanks for the great ideas. I love the blondies and have made them twice.
Heather Watkins says
This chili is absolutely fantastic and I will not make another chili recipe after this. I was dubious about the cocoa powder and chickpeas but loved the flavor and texture.A+++
Greta C. says
Made the key lime pie recipe over Christmas. 100%.