Just because you've decided to skip the parties and bars this Super Bowl, that doesn't mean you can't make a few easy but festive recipes for watching the game at home. Here are some great suggestions for a Super Bowl menu for two. Mix and match the appetizers, follow those with spicy chili or a warm sandwich, and end with something a little sweet. Whichever team prevails, you'll have a winning menu.
I use these nuts in so many recipes that sometimes I forget how great they are as a snack by themselves. They're really easy to make and keep for months in the freezer, so why not double the batch and keep some for later?
I used to order these at my favorite Chinese-American restaurant, but when I realized how easy they are to make at home (and how much better they were), I never looked back. You can substitute cooked diced shrimp or even chicken for the crab if you like.
As long as you have the oil hot for the crab Rangoon, try these panko-fried shrimp too. They're great with the dipping sauce for the Rangoon, or make your own tangy remoulade sauce for them. Either way, you'll love them.
We call this "chili-dog chili" because it's the kind we make for chili dogs, but it's also great over corn chips or fries and topped with cheese, or just on its own, if you like things simpler. Make it ahead and you'll be all set for the big game.
If you're not a fan of chili, these sloppy joes are an easy alternative. If you've never had homemade sloppy joes, this version will make you a convert. The filling can be made ahead of time (even frozen) and just heated up on game day.
Another delicious option for game day are these spicy pork sandwiches. If you like, buy "slider" buns for smaller versions of these or the sloppy joes. Like the other options, this filling is great made ahead and frozen.