Our Best Super Bowl Recipes Slideshow
January 18, 2012
Blackened, Hot, and Crispy Wings
Inspired by the heat and Cajun flare of New Orleans, these wings are baked with a spice rub that penetrates its way into the meat and are then broiled to get the crispy exterior.
"Healthy" 12-Layer Nachos
Made with homemade tortilla chips and a simple salsa, these nachos provide everything you're looking for in just one bite — crispiness, cheesiness, spice, and, most importantly, deliciousness.
No need to go out and get tableside guacamole made for you with this easy recipe. Feel free to play around with the spices and herbs, but make sure to buy the avocados ahead of time so they are perfectly ripe by the big day.
Hint: If you're in a bind and stuck with rock-hard avocados, place them in a brown paper bag, along with a banana or apple, in a dark drawer for a day or two until they ripen.
Fancy Potato Skins with Chorizo
They may look fancy, but these are super simple to make. Topped with spicy chorizo, manchego cheese, and just a dollop of crème fraîche, these will be gobbled up in no time.
Honey-Sriracha Glazed Buffalo Wings
Randy Clemens, author of the Sriracha cookbook, prepares this spicy-sweet wing recipe that's a must for any Sriracha lover.
Capitol Crack Dip
A die-hard Redskins fan shared this creamy dip recipe that's as addicting as it sounds.
Crunchy Honey-Soy Glazed Chicken Wings
Thanks to Molly, a brilliant TDM editor, we decided to dip this batch of wings in egg then dredge them in breadcrumbs to create a crispy, crunchy exterior that was matched with a tangy, sweet and slighty spicy glaze — a guaranteed favorite for any crowd.
Tomatillo Guacamole Dip
Incorporating the green tomatillo in this recipe gives the average guacamole more texture and bite. To stay on the lighter side of things, try serving this with carrots, celery, sliced raw sweet potato, or even homemade whole-wheat pita chips.
If you're looking to splurge or are catering for a smaller crowd, these lobster and avocado quesadillas are a must. Serve them alongside some guacamole or spicy salsa and you'll be all set.
Chicken Wings with a Honey-Teriyaki Glaze
These wings were marinated in this sweet-and-spicy sauce that was later boiled down to make a delectable glaze for the crispy, tender wings. You can marinate them for anywhere from two hours to a whole day, or just bake them with olive oil and make the glaze to finish.
The Little Owl's Gravy Meatball Sliders
These iconic meatball sliders have made this notoriously difficult to get into West Village restaurant famous. (The fact that The Little Owl is in the building where the Friends' apartment supposedly was also attracts quite a few tourists.) For these sliders, either make the specialty buns demonstrated in the recipe, or use store-bought ones to save time.
Queso with Chile con Carne
A staple in Texas, where this TDM editor is from, queso is a must-serve at any party. And please, don't try and make this one healthy — it's got to be made with Velveeta for it to be the real thing.
Slow Cooker Sausage and Meatball Bites
A great appetizer that comes with 10 different sauce pairings!
Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Parmesan and Cinnamon
Though cinnamon is often thought of as a spice that goes well with sweet dishes and desserts, it actually works wonderfully with savory ingredients like in this sweet potato recipe. Serve with a mustard and sour cream dip (half and half) or just eat them on their own.
Spinach and Artichoke Dip
A favorite dip at any bar or Super Bowl party, this recipe can be made ahead of time and then reheated as guests arrive.