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Best Recipes for Super Bowl 2024: Football Food

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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 recipes for Super Bowl food 2024 has you covered.

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The Best Recipes for Super Bowl 2024

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 2024 game has you covered for the best menu ever.

The same old dishes (hello, wings and seven-layer dip) are fine. But new inspiration is in order this year, from fresh snacks to cheesy, melty main courses. Get your menu of best-ever Super Bowl recipes, below.

Best Super Bowl Recipe Ideas: Chips, Dips, and Super Bowl 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

edamame hummus pita chips in wood bowl

Football dip recipes usually fall 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

bowl of dip with fresh dill and mint

Recipes for Super Bowl food get a big win with this feta and dill Mediterranean twist on ranch or green goddess dip, adapted from Melissa Clark.

3. Thick Cucumber Tzatziki

bowl of creamy cucumber tzatziki with pita chips and fresh mint and dill on wood

An authentic, creamy sauce or dip loaded with crunch and Mediterranean flavor.

4. Homemade Salsa Fresca (Pico de Gallo)

bowl of fresh salsa pico de gallo with chips for super bowl 2023 recipes

You can’t have a football game — let alone the Super Bowl — without a best recipe for fresh homemade salsa. This simple recipe is packed with bright flavor and just the right amount of heat.

5. Parmesan Rosemary Pizzetta

garlic rosemary pizzetta on pizza tray with cheese

This is a fantastic flatbread made with ingredients you probably already have. Think pizza, but simpler and even tastier, topped simply with olive oil, rosemary, grated cheese, and flaky salt.

6. Deviled Eggs With Fresh Herbs

Deviled Eggs With Fresh Spring Herbs - Unpeeled white tray

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.

7. Baked Fresh Spinach Artichoke Dip

best spinach artichoke dip recipe

This fresh spinach artichoke dip bakes up warm, bubbly, and topped with melted cheese as a bonus. Stir, bake in the oven, done. This is a classic Super Bowl party recipe that everyone loves, made with sour cream, cream cheese, and cheese. Serve with tortilla chips, pita chips, or crudité.

Best Recipes for Super Bowl 2024: Salads, Soups, Sides, Mains

Below, football-friendly best recipes for the Super Bowl that will satisfy a crowd of any size, from cheesy enchiladas to hearty chili. These are great big recipes to satisfy during the big game.

1. Chicken + Black Bean Enchiladas

chicken black bean enchiladas baked in casserole with melted cheese and scallions

The ultimate Mexican comfort food, enchiladas are the stuffed corn tortillas smothered in sauce and melted cheese Super Bowl celebrations deserve this year. This goes straight from the oven to the table.

2. Bacon Black Bean Soup

black bean soup super bowl recipes 2023

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

How to Make an Authentic Philly Cheesesteak: Recipe

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

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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

3 baguette sandwiches jambon beurre goat cheese pan bagnant on paper mat

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

cut italian meatball on wood plate with bowl of meatballs and tomato sauce in background

Two words: Meatball. Subs. Here’s an authentic family recipe everyone will rave about.

7. Old Fashioned Baked Ziti

Italian baked ziti casserole with tomato sauce on wood with red wine

The ultimate Italian comfort food pasta. Cheesy and smothered in tomato sauce and meatballs.

8. Loaded Sheet Pan Nachos

baked homemade nachos on sheet pan layered with toppings
The ultimate sheet pan dinner is served!

This meaty homemade sheet pan nachos recipe makes a substantial and easy dish full of tortilla chip crunch, texture, and all the right toppings like ground beef, cheddar cheese or Mexican blend, onions, olives, jalapeños, and more. Serve plain or with guacamole.

Super Bowl Dessert Recipe 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

football buckeyes on cooling rack for super bowl desserts

Retro chocolate peanut butter buckeyes live their best life as little dark chocolate-dipped footballs. These sweet small bites are a no-bake confection that taste like Reese’s Cups, but better.

2. Cowboy Blondies

sliced cowboy blondies cut in pan with coffee cups

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

boxed brownie mix with vanilla and espresso hacks in tray with plate of brownies

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

stack of pecan pie toffee bars squares on plate with tea

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

fruit platter on white tray

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

key lime pie with whipped cream and zest on white wood

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 are you making for Super Bowl food? Tell us! And below, here’s Unpeeled’s best-ever vegetarian chili recipe.

bowl of beans vegetarian chili with cheese and scallions on top

Super Bowl Recipes: Hearty Vegetarian Chili

Full of beans and full of smoky depth of flavor, adapted from The Food Lab.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 30 minutes
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keywords:: beans, chili, chipotle, easy, j. kenji lopez-alt, soup, stew, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 2 1/2 quarts
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Ingredients

  • 1 4-ounce can green chiles
  • 2 15-ounce cans garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 15-ounce cans red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 large onion, cut into a small dice
  • 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • a few glugs of olive oil
  • 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 ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons corn flour
  • 2 chipotles in adobo, diced
  • 1 pint (two cups) water

Instructions

  • 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, purée 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, the lower to a simmer and cook, partially covered, for about 1 1/2 hours. Taste for seasoning. Serve hot, or better yet, the next day.

4 comments

  • Geri R.

    5 stars
    I vouch for this chili!! It’s awesome and everyone loved it.

  • 5 stars
    Thanks for the great ideas. I love the blondies and have made them twice.

  • Heather Watkins

    5 stars
    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.

    5 stars
    Made the key lime pie recipe over Christmas. 100%.

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