Your ultimate Super Bowl food and drink recipes menuPosted January 16, 2014 | | Promotions by Theme or Event, Tips and Trends from the Experts
One of the factors that make any Super Bowl party memorable is the selection of food and drinks on-hand for the event–and we’ve got you covered. We’re proud to bring you these food and drink suggestions inspired by the Super Bowl.
Check out our collection of appetizer, main course, dessert, and cocktail suggestions–complete with ingredients and directions for making. We’ve done all of the planning, while you just sit back and enjoy your ‘killer party’ reputation.
Super Bowl appetizers to kick things off
Start your party off right with a mouthwatering appetizer–a dish that represents a mix of unique and classy to set the tone.
‘Cheesy Beefy’ Taco Dip. InkHead Sales Admin Nikki Farmer loves this dip–easy to make and easy to love, this is this is the ultimate hot appetizer to get the party started.
- 1 pound leanground beef (90/10) or ground round
- 1/2 red onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 8 ounces light cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup ranch dressing
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 2 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
- 2 ounces pepper jack cheese, shredded
- Tortilla chips
- Preheat the oven to 400°F. Spray a 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray and set aside.
- In a skillet, brown the ground beef over medium heat. Drain, and return the beef to the skillet. Add the onion and garlic, and cook for 4-5 minutes. Remove from the heat.
- In a bowl, combine the cream cheese, ranch dressing, chili powder, and ground cumin. Add the beef mixture and half of the shredded cheese. Stir to combine. Transfer the mixture to the prepared pie plate. With a spatula, spread and press down mixture to the pie plate. Sprinkle with the remaining shredded cheese. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the cheese is golden and bubbly. Serve with tortilla chips.
This appetizer is good that your Super Bowl partiers might not make it past them to the main course. But for those that do, we’re ready to up the ante.
Super Bowl main courses at halftime
When it comes to the main course, think bold flavors and varying textures to bring a cheer from everyone at your event.
DIY Cheesesteaks. InkHead Sales Admin Tamara Lindauer offers these super-sized hot sandwiches for Super Bowl appetites.
- 3 boxes frozen sandwich steaks
- 8 oz. sliced mushrooms
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1T olive oil
- 1 lb. American cheese from the deli
- In a large non-stick sauté pan, sauté the onion and mushrooms in the oil on medium heat until the onions are clear and mushrooms start to brown. Remove to a bowl.
- Add the meat to the pan, crumbling as you add it and cook them until they’re no longer pink. Drain off the fat.
- Break up the cheese and add to the pan with the meat. When the cheese is melted, add the mushrooms and onions back to the pan.
- Serve in soft hoagie rolls or place in a Crock-Pot on low.
Now that you’ve dazzled them with an appetizer and main course, it’s time to complete the cuisine with a scrumptious dessert.
Super Bowl desserts that win the game
For every Super Bowl partier, there is a sweet tooth inside just waiting to be excited. That’s why we’ve selected a dessert recipe that’s a can’t miss fave.
Snickers Candy Bars. InkHead Web Admin Hap Christensen shares this decadently delicious dessert loaded with chocolate and marshmallow.
- 2 cups milk chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
- 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup evaporated milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 (14 ounce) package caramels
- 1/4 cup whipping cream1
- 1/2 cups marshmallow crème
- 1 1/2 cups salted peanuts, chopped
- Melt 1 cup chocolate chips, 1/4 cup butterscotch chips, and 1/4 peanut butter, spread in cake pan and chill
- Boil butter, sugar, and evaporated milk in a pot for 5 minutes
- Remove from heat– add marshmallow crème, 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1 1/2 cups peanuts–pour over chilled first layer then return to freezer
- Melt 14 ounces of caramels with 1/4 cup whipping crème until smooth–pour over chilled second layer and return to freezer.
- Melt 1 cup milk chocolate chips, 1/4 cup butterscotch chips, and 1/4 cup peanut butter–spread over third layer in the pan and return to chill
- Store in refrigerator until serve time
This dessert represents the finishing touch to your Super Bowl menu. Consider having small boxes or gift bags on hand so that guests may leave with a taste of your sweets.
Super Bowl drink and cocktails to encourage overtime
A thoughtful, well-shaken cocktail is the perfect accessory to the event. Beer is always Super Bowl party–but there should also be a creative cockt
ail that speaks to a variety of tastes. Please don’t forget–drinking responsibly is the goal.
THINK INK! Ultimate, Fully-Loaded Bloody Mary. InkHead Sales Manager Daniel Davis offers his tomato-lover’s dream with spices to make it just right.
- V8 Juice or Clamato
- Choose from Worcestershire sauce, beef consommé, soy sauce, and Maggi seasoning
- Spices include black pepper, cayenne pepper, and hot sauce
- Fresh horseradish
- Lemon juice
- Vodka (medium quality will do)
- Garnish with ice and celery
You’ve just covered every phase of your Super Bowl party cuisine–from the pregame to overtime. In fact, even if your guests don’t remember the score of the game, they will remember the culinary journey that they experienced.
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