The 55th Super Bowl is almost here, and how do our American friends celebrate this prestigious event? With loads of delicious food of course!
Brighten up this February with some classic Super Bowl party foods inspired by our neighbours across the pond. Here are some of the best Super Bowl dishes that everyone can tuck into while they watch the game.
Philly Cheesesteak Sliders
This Philadelphia-born sandwich consists of ribeye beefsteak strips, caramelised onions and melted cheese (traditionally provolone, although you can use cheddar, or edam) served in a long ‘hoagie’ (sub) roll. Serving it in sliders (smaller, grabbable rolls) makes it a great party snack that’ll satisfy the carnivores out there. You can add some pickles into the mix for crunch and sharpness, or add a West Coast twist with peppers and mushrooms.
Buffalo Wings with Blue Cheese Dip
Another American classic; sticky, spicy Buffalo wings and creamy blue cheese dip is a match made in heaven. Buffalo sauce is a spicy cayenne pepper sauce with vinegar for sharpness – you can make your own buffalo wings with blue cheese dip easily , or, if you’re looking for a more chilled out evening, there are plenty of UK takeaways serving this tasty dish.
Pull-Apart Mini Hot Dogs
What’s better than a hot dog? A mini hot dog of course! These mini sausages wrapped in pastry, the USA’s answer to pigs in blankets, are baked together so hungry NFL fans can tear chunks of meaty goodness off and dip in ketchup or whatever other sauce they choose – a crowd pleaser that’s easy and quick to make as well.
Often the best food is fusion food, and what better way to celebrate the most iconic of American sports than with a blend of Texas and Mexico with Tex-Mex tacos? As well as the traditional beef, you can use chicken, prawns, salmon or, for the vegetarians and vegans out there, tofu, mushrooms or quorn mince work just as well. Add plenty of guacamole, cheese, sour cream, crunchy salad and whatever else you like to complete your tacos. Best of all, no cutlery needed so you can focus on the game!
Loaded nachos are another crowd-pleaser that can be eaten by the handful, plus you don’t need to be Gordon Ramsay to make them as they’re very simple. Typically nachos will be topped with cheese, jalapenos and, for meat-lovers, beef mince or shredded chicken and served with lime-packed guacamole, sour cream and a sprinkling of coriander.
Mac & Cheese Bites
What’s not to love about crispy, melt-in-the-middle balls of cheesy pasta? Nothing! Mac & Cheese bites are another staple Super Bowl dish, and you can easily order them for takeaway here in the UK, or, if you fancy a deep-frying session yourself, you can make your own.
Crudites & Jalapeno Ranch Dip
With all this (delicious) fried and fatty food, you’ll probably want something a little fresher to cut through the richness. Sliced fresh veg (crudites) and a homemade dip are a great option. Jalapeno ranch dip is a perfectly American accompaniment to your favourite veggies. Celery, carrots, cucumber and pepper slices all work well.
Stuffed Sweet Potato Skins
Another more nutritious addition to this list, sweet potatoes are packed with Vitamin A and fibre, and are totally delicious when the filling is scooped out, mixed with meat or veggies, topped with cheese and whacked under the grill. You can use a recipe for loaded sweet potato skins, or make it up as you go along and include whatever you have in the fridge.
A fun and deceptively simple twist on that Italian-American classic, pizza pinwheels are another popular Super Bowl party food that are as satisfying to eat as they are easy to make. Essentially, pizza pinwheels are marinara sauce with your favourite pizza toppings rolled up inside puff pastry and sliced into satisfying pinwheels that can be grabbed and eaten straight away – get a quick and easy pizza pinwheels recipe here.
Fried Chicken Waffle Sliders
Did somebody say fried chicken!? Southern fried chicken and waffles is about as American as it gets: the combination of crispy yet succulent chicken with warm fluffy waffles, plus gravy or maple syrup if you want to keep things traditional – best of all, these fried chicken waffle sliders can be eaten with your fingers.
Yes it’s kitsch, and a bit of a hassle to make, but we guarantee everyone will be impressed with a pepperoni football (that’s an American football, of course). The inside comprises almost entirely of cheese, so lactose-intolerant diners best avoid, but in any case it’s more about the spectacle than the taste!
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