45 Super Bowl Recipes for Super Bowl XLV

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The Super Bowl is one week from today and I can’t even pretend to be unbiased. It’s all Black and Gold here in Pittsburgh, and I can’t wait to wave my Terrible Towel next Sunday! Needless to say, the Super Bowl will be a very big deal around these parts, but even if your team isn’t playing, it’s still a great excuse to whip up some of your favorite foods and enjoy time with friends. To commemorate the 45th Super Bowl, I have put together 45 of what I think are the best game day menu items on the site. There are dips, appetizers, decorated sugar cookies, some main dishes, and of course crowd-pleasing sweets. Each day this coming week I will also feature a new dip or appetizer as a potential to add to your menu. I love party food! Enjoy perusing the recipes :)

Decorated Sugar Cookies

Football Sugar Cookies
Pittsburgh Steelers Jersey Cookies
Pittsburgh Steelers Logo Cookies


Artichoke Spinach Dip
Cheddar Ale Spread
Chicken Spread
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip
Pan-Fried Onion Dip
Taco Dip
Traditional Hummus

Finger Foods, Snacks & Appetizers

Cream Cheese-Stuffed, Bacon-Wrapped Jalapenos
Fontina-Stuffed, Bacon-Wrapped Dates
Homemade Cracker Jack (Caramel Peanut Popcorn)
Maple-Bacon Kettle Popcorn
Oven Fried Onion Rings with Dipping Sauce
Pepperoni Bread
Perfect Homemade Popcorn
Polenta Pizza
Soft Pretzels


Main Dishes

Baked Mac n’ Cheese
Basic Pizza Dough
Cheesy Baked Ziti with Sausage
Chicken Fajita Enchiladas
Grown Up Mac and Cheese
Mushroom-Herb Macaroni and Cheese
Polenta Pizza
Spaghetti & Meatballs
Thick and Hearty Chili


Ale and Pretzel Soft Caramels
Baked Brownies
Chocolate Chip & Pretzel Cookie Bars
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars
Chunky Pecan Pie Bars
Homemade Caramel Apples
Marshmallow Crunch Brownie Bars
Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars
Peanut Butter Cup Bars
Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispies Treats
Salted Caramel Brownies
Seven-Layer Bars
S’more Nut Bars
Snickerdoodle Blondies
Snickery Squares
Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

**Since publishing this post, I have shared additional Super Bowl-worthy recipes. They are listed below:

Buffalo Chicken Dip
Hot Reuben Dip
Sausage Dip
Seven Layer Dip