While compiling my game-winning ideas for a great Super Bowl party, Pinterest offered so many party-worthy recipes that I had to share. The Super Bowl is about much more than just football. For example, there’s the beer, the party games, the socializing with friends and family, and—everyone’s favorite—the hilarious commercials. You might even win some money!
My favorite part, however, is always the food. It’s one (of many) times of the year that I’m not worried about healthy eating. Cripes, let me enjoy myself!
You should enjoy yourself as well. Forget about spending countless hours in the kitchen, slaving away to make the perfect Super Bowl dish. Throw some ingredients in the crock pot and call it a day. You deserve it.
Here’s some inspiration:
The first recipe on my list is first for a reason… this dip is not only delicious, but easy and relatively cheap to make. If you can’t seem to scrape up time before Sunday morning to cook up your contribution to the Super Bowl party, this dip is for you. All you need is a pound of hamburger, a can of Rotel tomatoes (with green chilies), and a block of Velveeta cheese. My mouth is watering already.
Everyone loves a jalapeno popper, but I don’t know many people that truly enjoy the work that comes with making them. Like I said, we are looking for the easy way out here… so why not make your favorite appetizer into a dip?
Forget the wings. Buffalo chicken dip is easier and less messy. (And who doesn’t enjoy some bleu cheese crumbles to top it all off?) If you’re short on time, you’re still in luck. This recipe will be ready to devour in 60 minutes (when cooked on high).
The thing about chili is that it really becomes an art. I have yet to nail my own perfect recipe… and when I ask family and coworkers for the secret to their chili, they often can’t tell me. It’s a game of taste-and-try where you add a dash of this and a pinch of that until you get the flavor you’re looking for. This recipe ensures you’ll have the basic ingredients, but I encourage you to add some character of your own. Throw in corn, black beans, celery, squash, or any other vegetable to spice up this dish.
Over the years, chicken tacos have been a go-to when I’m at a loss for what to prepare for dinner. This is, in part, because I love tacos, but also because it’s so easy. This recipe calls for just three ingredients: chicken, taco seasoning, and salsa. A crock pot full of shredded chicken is an easy way to feed a crowd. #GetAtIt
When it comes to the Super Bowl, I love the idea of food bars—whether it be a taco bar, chili bar, nacho bar, etc. But I’ll admit… few things will trump a load baked potato bar. If you want a carefree way to cook your taters this year, try wrapping them in tin foil and letting them do their thang in the crock pot.
Maybe dessert isn’t the first thing that comes to mind for a football party… that’s okay. But, let me tell you, being the guest that brings a little chocolate fix can’t possibly be the worst thing that happens. These brownies have a graham cracker crust and marshmallow topping. Is it Sunday yet?
Here’s an idea: get the party started a little early. Start the day off right with cinnamon rolls and a hot cup of coffee (spiked with homemade Baileys, of course). Later on, you can bring the leftovers to the party. This sweet breakfast makes for a wonderful dessert as well.
For those of you known to be a little cold-blooded (cough, Danielle, cough), perhaps a hot, alcoholic drink will be the highlight of your day. This recipe is simple. All you need is apple cider and bourbon whiskey. After an hour on low, you’ll have a heart-warming drink to sip throughout the game.
Whether you’re the one in charge of throwing the party or you’re simply a guest attending, you shouldn’t have to be stressed out. In honor of the 50th Super Bowl, let your crock pot do most of the work. Put your feet up, relax and have one too many beers. You’re worth it.
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- 8 Crock Pot Desserts You’ll Fall For This Autumn
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