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6 Tasty Super Bowl Recipes for the Big Game

    7 minute read

    Ready…set…cook! With the big game just around the corner, now is the perfect time to plan your game-winning spread filled with tasty entrees. Sure, cookout staples such as burgers and hot dogs are always great, but you likely already know how to prep those. To keep things fresh, we’re mixing things up with these 6 Super Bowl Recipes that are sure to be crowd favorites during the big game.

    Super Bowl Recipes for a Touch-Down Spread  

    1. Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers
    2. Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings
    3. Easy Sheet Pan Chicken Nachos
    4. Avocado Hummus
    5. 3-2-1 Smoked Ribs
    6. Philly Cheesesteak Sliders

    1. Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poopers 

    Recipe from House of Nash Eats

    Looking for Super Bowl recipes that will bring some heat to your cookout? We’ve got you covered. These bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers deliver non-stop creamy, spicy flavors with each bite.


    • 12 slices of thick-cut bacon cut in half
    • 12 large jalapenos, sliced in half lengthwise with insides removed
    • 8-ounce package of softened cream cheese
    • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
    • ½ tsp of garlic powder
    • Salt and pepper to taste

    Recipe Instructions 

    1. Preheat your oven or air fryer to 400F. Line a sheet pan with foil, place bacon slices down (without any overlap), and partially bake for 5-10 minutes. Remove bacon from the baking sheet and set on top of a wire rack.

    2. While cooking the bacon, slice the jalapenos in half and remove the insides using a spoon.

    3. Mix the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Spread the cheese mixture with a spoon into each jalapeno half (do not overfill).

    4. Wrap each jalapeno with a half slice of bacon and use a toothpick to secure in place if needed. Place jalapeno wrappers back onto a wire rack.

    5. Bake for an additional 20 to 25 minutes until the bacon is crispy and the cheese is melted. Remove from heat and serve.

    Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 25 minutes | Serves: 12

    2. Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings 

    Recipe and image from Mad About Food

    If we’re talking Super Bowl recipes, it’s impossible not to mention chicken wings. Truthfully, you can marinate these however you like, and the cooking process will be the same. Oh! And if you ask us, drums are superior.


    • 2 pounds of chicken wings
    • ¼ cup of melted butter
    • 2 tbsp of lemon juice
    • 2 tsp each of salt and pepper
    • 1 tsp of lemon zest
    • 1 tsp of Dijon mustard
    • 1 tsp of garlic powder

    Recipe Instructions 

    1. Pat wings dry using a paper towel and preheat your grill to medium-high heat.

    2. Combine salt, garlic powder, and half of your pepper in a small bowl. Next, add wings to the seasoning mixture to coat.

    3. Once the wings are seasoned, place the wings on the grill. If you get too many flame flare ups, reduce heat slightly. Cook wings in a closed grill for 15 to 20 minutes while rotating every 3 minutes to help prevent the skin from burning.

    4. Remove wings from the grill once they reach an internal temperature of 170F.

    5. In a small bowl, combine melted butter, lemon juice, lemon zest, Dijon mustard, and the rest of the pepper. Toss warm wings into the sauce, plate, and enjoy.

    Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 20 minutes | Serves: 4

    3. Easy Sheet Pan Chicken Nachos 

    Recipe from The Kitchn

    Okay, so maybe your team is playing for the championship, and you don’t want to stand by the grill all game. So if this sounds like you, these easy sheet pan nachos are a must for this year’s Super Bowl.


    • 1 can of black beans (15 ounces)
    • 1 can of sliced black olives (2.23 ounces)
    • 3 cups of your favorite shredded cheese
    • 1 small Roma tomato
    • 8 medium scallions
    • 1 small jalapeno
    • 1 pound of rotisserie chicken meat (use a 4 to 5-pound chicken)
    • ½ cup of your favorite salsa
    • 16 ounces of restaurant-style tortilla chips
    • Sour cream for serving

    Recipe Instructions 

    1. Heat your oven to 425F and line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.

    2. Prepare the following and keep them separate: Drain and rinse the can of black beans. Drain the can of sliced black olives. Grate 12 ounces of cheese using the large holes of the box grater (yields about 3 cups). Chop 1 Roma tomato. Thinly slice 8 scallions and 1 small jalapeno.

    3. Shred 1 pound of the cooked chicken meat into a medium bowl. Add the salsa and toss to combine.

    4. Prep the nachos: arrange half of the tortilla chips on the baking sheet in an even layer. Top with half of the seasoned chicken and a handful of shredded cheese. Layer the remaining chips on top, followed by the remaining chicken and cheese —next, top with the black beans.

    5. Place the sheet pan into the oven and bake the nachos until the cheese is melted and the chips begin to brown around the edges, about 8 minutes. Remove from the oven.

    6. Just before serving nachos, top with the black olives, jalapeno, tomato, dollops of sour cream, and scallions.

    Prep time: 40 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes | Serves: 6 to 8

    4. Avocado Hummus 

    Recipe & image from Delish

    Have limited room and can’t decide on just one dip? How about trying this Avocado Hummus dip to get the best of both worlds during the big game? Trust us, this will become one of your new favorite Super Bowl recipes.


    • 2 cups of canned chickpeas
    • 2 ripe avocados, cored and peeled
    • 1/3 cup of tahini
    • ¼ cup of lime juice 
    • 2 cloves of garlic
    • 3 tbsp of olive oil, plus more for plating
    • ¼ tsp of cumin 
    • 1 tbsp of chopped cilantro and red pepper flakes for garnish 

    Recipe Instructions

    1. Combine chickpeas, avocados, tahini, lime juice, garlic, olive oil, and cumin into a food processor and blend until smooth. You can also use the pulse setting on a blender if you do not have a food processor.

    2. Next, pour your mixture into a serving bowl and garnish with cilantro and red pepper flakes. Drizzle some olive oil, if desired, on top and serve alongside your favorite chips.

    Prep time: 5 minutes | Total time: 10 minutes |Serves: 4-6

    5. Smoked 3-2-1 Ribs 

    Recipe from Traeger

    Who doesn’t love tender ribs? If you have time before kickoff, consider this recipe to produce fall-of-the-bone ribs that will have you going for seconds and thirds. This recipe utilizes a smoker, but you can get similar results using a gas or charcoal grill and indirect heat.


    • 2 racks of your favorite pork ribs
    • 1/3 cup of yellow mustard
    • ½ cup of apple juice
    • 1 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce
    • A package of your favorite pork rub
    • ½ cup of dark brown sugar
    • 1/3 cup of warm honey
    • 1 cup of BBQ sauce

    Recipe Instructions

    1. First, begin by removing the back membrane from the bone side of the ribs. Use a paper towel to get a good grip to tear the membrane off. Heat your smoker to 180F.

    2. In a small bowl, combine the mustard, half of the apple juice, and the Worcestershire sauce. Once combined, spread the mixture on both sides of the ribs and thoroughly season your ribs with your favorite pork rub. But don’t worry, the mustard only acts as a binder for the seasoning. There will be no mustard flavor at the end of the cook. Also, don’t be afraid of over-seasoning. The more you season, the better bark you’ll have.

    3. When you’re ready to cook, place ribs into your smoker and smoke for 3 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 160F.

    4. After ribs have been smoked for 3 hours, transfer them to a rimmed baking sheet and increase the smoker temperature to 225F.

    5. Tear off four long sheets of aluminum foil. Add a rack of ribs to one of the sheets and top with brown sugar, a bit of honey, and some apple juice. Lay another sheet of foil and crimp together to prevent juices from spilling. Repeat with the remaining rack of ribs.

    6. Place wrapped ribs on the grill and cook for 2 hours or until internal temperature reaches 205F.

    7. Carefully remove the ribs from the foil and brush your favorite BBQ sauce on both sides. Place the ribs back on the smoker to allow the sauce to set for another 30 or 60 minutes. Remove if the sauce begins to burn.

    8. Once the sauce is set, remove the ribs from the heat and let them rest for a few minutes before serving.

    Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: About 6 hours | Yield: Two racks of ribs

    6. Philly Cheesesteak Sliders

    Recipe & image from Latina Homemaker

    If you’re expecting a large group of people for the Super Bowl and need recipes that can feed a lot but don’t require much work, then sliders are just what you need. Here’s a fun take on traditional sliders that your guests will love.


    • 1 tbsp of olive oil 
    • 1 large thinly sliced onion
    • 1 large thinly sliced green pepper
    • ½ pound of fresh shaved steak 
    • 1 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce
    • ½ tsp of garlic powder
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • 12 sweet bread buns
    • 6 slices of provolone cheese
    • 1 tbsp of melted butter
    • 1 tsp of dried thyme 

    Recipe Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 400F.

    2. In a large pan, heat oil and then add the onions and bell peppers. Cook until softened.

    3. Add shaved steak, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Cook steak, but use tongs to keep the pieces from sticking together. Continue until steak cooks through and then set pan aside.

    4. Slice sweet rolls in half horizontally while keeping the 12-pack of buns intact. Place the bottom half onto a baking sheet. Top with the steak mixture from the pan and add provolone cheese slices. Next, place the top half of the buns on top.

    5. Next, in a small bowl, mix the melted butter with the thyme and a bit of Worcestershire sauce. Brush the mixture on top of the buns generously.

    6. Place sliders in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until the buns are golden and the cheese has melted. Serve and enjoy!

    Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 20 minutes | Yields: 12 sliders

    Always Follow Basic Fire Safety

    When working with fire, following a few safety guidelines is essential. If you’re grilling for the big game, always clean your grill to prevent hazardous fires. Check out these tips on how to clean your grill properly before each use. For more recipes and celebration tips, head over to our holidays and recipes section for more inspiration.

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