With Super Bowl LII on the horizon and coming up quickly in a few days, football fans all across the world are getting plans together for their Super Bowl parties. Although last week we recommended visiting your local Green Bay Packers bar for the game, we know that many fans will be hosting parties at home or attending them at a friend’s place.
With that in mind, a few APC contributors have put our heads together to provide a few of our favorite party recipes to give you some ideas on what to bring to this year’s event. Here are some of the dishes we’ve made in the past or will be making this weekend.
I’m a big fan of the Outlander book series and TV show, and this recipe came to me from the Outlander Kitchen cookbook, which features recipes inspired by the series that is largely set in 1740s Scotland.
This particular recipe uses neither real pigeons nor real truffles, but you get a similar savory flavor from chicken thighs (or any other dark meat poultry) and dried porcini mushrooms in a flaky pastry crust. To make the prep easier, I recommend using a pre-made Pillsbury crescent dough sheet instead of the custom dough and baking at 350 degrees instead of 425. If you make them up ahead of time, you can easily heat them back up at 250 degrees for about 8-10 minutes.
This recipe is incredibly simple, and it indeed tastes just like disassembled crab rangoon. Won ton wrappers aren’t too hard to find, and you can bake them instead of fry them if you’d rather cut back on the fat. In a pinch, you could even substitute bagged pita chips for dipping instead.
Matub’s Veggie Pizza
Matub checks in with a second entry, this time an excellent twist on pizza thanks to a creamy sauce underneath a slew of your favorite selection of veggies. It’s a great way to convince those picky eaters in the party to get their vegetable intake.
Ben Foldy: Pressure Cooker Garlicky Cuban Pork
Got an instant pot or pressure cooker? Then this Cuban-inspired pulled pork recipe might be right up your alley. It would go perfectly with tortillas, pico, and guacamole, or serve it by itself or with rice and a little hot sauce to give it a kick. It’s probably a good idea to prepare the marinade in advance — give the pork at least an hour but preferably six or more before starting to cook in order to let it absorb all the flavors.
Zach Rapport: Slow-Cooker Barbecue Ribs
The recipe Zach provided uses only Paleo ingredients, but you can make up these delicious ribs with the store-bought barbecue sauce of your choice instead of mixing up a custom Paleo-friendly sauce. Just bake for a few minutes in the oven on Sunday morning, transfer into the slow cooker with the sauce, and then set it and forget it until game-time.
Bonus: Paul Noonan’s buffalo meatball sandwiches
Here’s the quick and dirty lowdown from Paul on one of his favorite party foods — no detailed recipe needed:
Get some hoagie rolls, some decent (frozen) meatballs, dump the meatballs in the crockpot with a bunch of Frank’s Red Hot, and serve with bleu cheese.
Whatever you end up doing for the Super Bowl, we at APC hope you enjoy the game and if you try out any of these recipes, we hope you enjoy them as well. in addition, please feel free to drop in any of your own favorite dishes in the comments as well.