Snack and Drink Recipes to Make Your Super Bowl Party a Hit

Hosting a Super Bowl party is a serious undertaking. Whether people have agreed to come because of the game or they’re more in it for the half-time show, chances are they are all coming hungry. Don’t let them sit through a game with grumbling tummies, nibbling on nothing more than a few bags of potato chips.

Show your Super Bowl party guests you mean business by rolling out the red carpet of party treats. Load up on tasty appetizers and filling pizzas and wash it all down with more than a can of the same old beer. Whip up these appetizer and cocktail recipes, and you’ll have people begging you to host next year’s Super Bowl viewing.

Spicy BBQ Nachos

Serve your nachos fresh out of the oven to guarantee a fresh and crunchy chip with toppings that have people wondering how you managed to be so good in the kitchen. After the bite from the spicy barbecue sauce and sliced jalapenos, the cool taste of radishes, black beans and sour cream mellow out the heat. These nachos are not the nachos you’ve had before, but you’ll definitely want them again.

You’ll need:

  • 1 bag of white or yellow corn tortilla chips
  • 1 chicken breast, cooked and shredded
  • 1 cup of finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup of spicy barbecue sauce
  • ½ cup of black beans
  • ½ cup of radishes, sliced thin
  • 2 jalapenos, seeds removed and sliced thin
  • ¼ cup of scallions, chopped
  • A bunch of cilantro
  • 1 cup of sour cream to serve on the side

Lay a sheet of parchment paper on a baking pan. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Cover the baking pan in a thin layer of tortilla chips. Toss the shredded chicken in the spicy barbecue sauce and sprinkle it over the chips. Spread the shredded cheese, black beans, radishes and jalapeño slices over the top, too. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Remove from the oven.

Top with the scallions and cilantro. Serve with the sour cream on the side for dipping or dollop some on top.

Meatball Sliders

Think bite-sized foods when you plan your Super Bowl spread. People will want to pick and graze at most parties, so offer them something they can eat in a few quick bites while running from the kitchen back to the living room in hopes of not missing a single moment of the game.

You’ll need:

  • A 24-pack of mini, sweet Hawaiian-style rolls
  • A bag of 24 mini meatballs
  • A jar of your favorite tomato sauce
  • 2 cups of shredded parmesan cheese for garnish
  • Several leaves of fresh basil

Toss the mini meatballs and the contents of the jar of tomato sauce into a slower cooker. Set on low up to four hours before the party starts, and then turn the setting to warm when guests arrive. Let guests assemble their own sliders. This helps ensure the meatballs stay warm as people get hungry throughout the game. Assemble the sliders by opening a mini roll, placing one meatball in the center and topping it off with some cheese and a leaf of basil. Gobble it up immediately!

Sweet Tea Touchdown Cocktail

Grab some cute mason jars and serve this football-worthy cocktail to thirsty party guests. Pile the glass high with ice and garnish with fruit for an even more rustic, refreshing look.

You’ll need:

  • 3 mint leaves
  • 5 raspberries
  • Ice
  • 3 parts lemonade
  • 2 parts sweet tea vodka
  • Slice of lemon for garnish

Toss the mint and raspberries in the bottom of the mason jar and muddle them together. Put the ice on top. Pour the lemonade and sweet tea vodka in a cocktail shaker and shake until blended.

Pour into the mason jar. Garnish with the lemon slice and an extra raspberry, if you have them.

Tropical Guacamole

Just because the Super Bowl arrives in February doesn’t mean you have to feel as cold as the football players on the field. Make it feel like the tropics with this sweet and spicy guacamole.

Whip this up in the food processor for the quickest guacamole you’ll ever make — and the clean-up is a breeze, too.

You’ll need:

  • 2 avocadoes
  • 1 cup of diced pineapple
  • ½ of a medium red onion
  • 1 jalapeño, seeds removed
  • A handful of fresh cilantro
  • Several dashes of Tabasco sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of lime juice

Remove the skin from the red onion and cut it into quarters. Add at least half of the onion to the food processor and pulse until it resembles diced onion pieces. Add the jalapeño, which you can cut in half to remove the seeds. Pulse until diced.

Cut the avocadoes in half, carefully remove the pits and scoop out the flesh, placing it in the food processor. Add the pineapple, cilantro leaves, Tabasco sauce and lime juice. Pulse until the avocadoes are smooth or have a few pieces of avocado in the mix. You can determine this based on the texture you usually prefer. Season with salt. Scoop the guacamole into a bowl and serve with tortilla chips.

The Spicy Ginger

This beer-inspired cocktail has a unique flavor punch thanks to hot sauce, ginger beer and the crisp taste of an IPA. Rather than serving plain beer to your party attendees, make the classic drink of sports entertainment a little more special with these additions.

You’ll need:

  • A chilled pint glass
  • 1 12 oz. bottle of your favorite IPA-style beer
  • 6 oz. of lemon-lime soda pop
  • 1 oz. of simple syrup or a single sugar cube
  • 1 oz. of ginger beer
  • A dash of Tabasco jalapeño hot sauce
  • Ice
  • A pinch of salt

Fill the pint glass halfway with ice. Add the lemon-lime soda pop, simple syrup, ginger beer, hot sauce and enough beer to fill the rest of the glass. Sprinkle the salt on the top. Continue to fill the glass with beer as you drink it.

Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs

While hot dogs might have us thinking more of baseball season, there’s nothing like a crispy hot dog during any sporting event. These hot dogs are ultra-crispy and mellowed out with the creamy coolness of the avocado and tomato.

You’ll need:

  • 8 pork and beef hot dogs
  • 8 hot dog buns, toasted with butter
  • 8 slices of bacon
  • 1 avocado, sliced into thin wedges
  • 1 tomato, sliced into thin wedges

Heat a deep fryer to medium-high heat. Wrap each hot dog in one piece of bacon. Use toothpicks if you find you need help holding it in place. Deep fry for about four to five minutes or until the bacon is cooked through and crispy.

Place the hot dog in the toasted bun and top with two wedges each of avocado and tomato. Serve immediately.

The Beer-Sangria

A refreshing take on a beer cocktail, this mix of hops and fruity flavors gives a boost to your regular can of beer. Make your own beer cocktails instead of buying the premixed versions to ensure the flavors blend well and that the beer is infused with real fruit instead of flavored syrups.

You’ll need:

  • 2 pears, peeled and chopped, plus 1 extra pear, sliced thin as a garnish
  • 1 cup of lemon juice
  • 4 12-oz. bottles of your favorite lager
  • 1 cup of triple sec
  • Ice

Combine the first two pears with two tablespoons of the lemon juice in a food processor. Mix until it makes a purée.

Pour the beers into a pitcher. Try to do it slowly so you don’t speed up the process of it going flat. Add the remaining lemon juice, triple sec and puréed pear. Fill the pint glasses with ice and pour the sangria equally into your pint glasses. Garnish with the sliced pear and serve immediately. You can make this sangria about an hour before the party begins, but you probably want to avoid making it any sooner so it doesn’t go flat.

A Twist on the Classic Pigs in a Blanket

This party appetizer keeps making a comeback because it’s good. Instead of going for the easy, routine little weenies wrapped in croissant dough, go for something a little untraditional. Here are a few ideas for making a new and improved version of this childhood snack.

Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket

Take breakfast sausage links and cut them in half to make bite-sized pieces. Instead of wrapping them in the traditional croissant dough, move down the grocery aisle a little bit and grab the cinnamon bun dough. Cut it into pieces the way you would the other dough, and wrap the breakfast sausage as you would a classic pig in a blanket. Bake according to the package instructions.

You can use the frosting as a dipping option or serve maple syrup.

Jalapeño Chicken Sausage and Corn Bread Pigs in a Blanket

Buy a package of pre-cooked jalapeño chicken sausage from the grocery store. Again, cut the sausage into bite-sized pieces. Mix together a box of Jiffy cornbread mix. Using long skewers, dip the bite-sized pieces of sausage into the batter and stick them into the deep fryer, frying until they’re crispy and the batter is cooked. Serve with ketchup on the side for guests to dip their tasty snacks in.

Smokey Mustard Pigs in a Blanket

Buy smoked sausages and cut them into bite-sized pieces. Wrap the sausage bites in refrigerated puff pastry, brushing it with egg wash to create a sheen. Follow the baking instructions on the puff pastry package. Serve with whole grain mustard on the side.

Roasted Garlic White Bean Dip

You’re looking at one of the easiest dip recipes you’ve ever come across. All you need is a food processor, a few simple ingredients and about five minutes of hands-on time. Serve this with pita chips, and guests will soon fill up on this fiber-rich and flavor-packed bean dip.

You’ll need:

  • 1 can of cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 head of garlic
  • ¼ cup of olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • Salt to taste

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Set the head of garlic in the small baking dish and roast in the oven for about 15 to 20 minutes. The garlic will be soft and slightly brown and will develop a very sweet taste.

Set it aside to cool. Rinse and drain the beans, tossing them into the food processor. When the head of garlic is cool to the touch, pop out each clove of garlic and add it to the food processor. This part might be a little messy as the garlic is soft.

Sprinkle the salt over the beans. Pulse the food processor and slowly drizzle the olive oil into the top of the food processor as you continue to pulse. You might find you need to add more oil to get the mixture smooth. It should be entirely creamy by the time you’re done.

When the consistency is right, scoop the bean dip into a bowl and drizzle a little olive oil over the top. Serve with pita chips.

The Spicy Bloody Mary

Known more for its appearances during Sunday brunch, the Blood Mary is a great cocktail for various other occasions, too. We like ours with a spicy kick that goes down smooth with the chilled tomato juice and crispy crunch of a pickled garnish.

You’ll need:

  • 4 oz. of tomato juice
  • ¼ teaspoon of soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • Several dashes of hot sauce
  • Lemon wedge
  • ½ teaspoon of grated horseradish
  • 2 oz. of vodka
  • Pickled vegetables for garnish

In a cocktail shaker, add the tomato juice, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce and horseradish. Squeeze the juice from the lemon wedge into the shaker. Top with the vodka. Shake until it’s well-blended. Pour into a pint glass filled halfway with ice. Skewer the pickled vegetables and stick them into the glass. Serve immediately.

Order Giordano’s Deep Dish Pizza

If you really want your party to stand out from the rest, you’ve got to serve a Giordano’s deep dish pizza to go along with your thirst-quenching cocktails and tasty appetizers. Your guests are sure to leave with full bellies, and they’ll head to the office Monday morning with tales of the fantastic spread you put out as a Super Bowl party host.

Don’t worry if you aren’t anywhere near Chicago. You can enjoy Giordano’s deep dish pizza fresh from your own oven thanks to our online ordering system. Our pizzas arrive with the step-by-step instructions needed to prepare the perfect Chicago-style pizza right in your own kitchen. Let the expert pizza pie makers at Giordano’s handle your main course while you fill the rest of the menu with tasty bites you crafted on your own.

Order our stuffed pizzas that highlight our signature crust, house-made sauce and delectable toppings. If you didn’t get around to planning the dessert for your Super Bowl party, we can provide that, too. Add Gail’s Brownie combo or Terry’s Toffee to your order and enjoy the sweeter taste that Chicago has to offer.

Add a Giordano’s stuffed pizza to your Super Bowl party line-up and learn why so many people have fallen in love with this signature Chicago-style pizza. Whether it’s already a favorite on your pizza list or you’re looking for something new to serve guests, our stuffed pizzas are a unique centerpiece to any Super Bowl party. Order yours today!