Super Bowl Food Ideas: The Only Super Bowl Menu You Need on Sunday

It's that time of year again -- Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner and all of the things you gave up for New Year's are calling your name. Your friends are all gathered near for good food, good sports, and good times with you at the helm. This isn't the time to splurge on an elegant feast of a five-course meal.

Instead, it's time to showcase your true tailgating potential with these Super Bowl food ideas that are always crowd-pleasers. Crack open that noggin full of game time knowledge and get things started with these Super Bowl recipes.

The Drinks

We're not talking fancy cocktails that include sorbet and a torch to get things started, rather we love all-American staples like Old Fashioneds, made strictly by you.

Beer of any variety would also more than suffice in this particular situation. That is besides a stout--unless you're trying to fall asleep out of utter fullness before the end of the first quarter.

Classic Old Fashioned

Gimme Some Oven

This recipe from Gimme Some Oven makes a classic Old Fashioned, and you can't argue with that.

Extra-Dirty Martini

Eat Boutique

Go super simple with Eat Boutique's Extra-Dirty Martini that will become one of your favorite recipes and not just a Super Bowl specialty.

Must-Have Beers

Enjoy happy hour. All 24 of them. #NationalHappyHourDay

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Super Bowl beers should be easy drinking and fuss-free. Here are our four choices:

Blue Moon, Belgian White

Shiner Bock

Sam Adams Boston Lager

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

The Snacks

Alright, now that the drinking portion has been covered, it's time to move on to the Super Bowl appetizers.

The carb-heavy portion of these snacks is crucial, as it serves to take the edge off the alcohol that will be consumed, or a potential lackluster performance by your team of choice--both necessary feats.

Buffalo Chicken Wings

Foodie Crush

Nothing tastes as good on Super Bowl Sunday in America as these Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks from Foodie Crush.

Serve with a side of blue cheese and extra hot sauce for optimal enjoyment because hey, it's a Super Bowl snack, after all.

Sweet and Sour Crock-Pot Meatballs

Family Fresh Meals

Let your slow cooker do all the heavy lifting for you while the big game is on. This recipe makes it easy and calls for store-bought meatballs, but you can always make your own using a combination of ground beef and Italian sausage.

Find the recipe here.

Spinach Artichoke Dip Stuffed Bread

A Treats Affair

What's a Super Bowl party without a dip that begins with a healthy dose of cream cheese and sour cream? It's not much of anything, which makes this stuffed bread ideal for any football fan.

While some prefer the classic flavors of layer dip, like Buffalo Chicken dip, French Onion dip, or Blue Cheese dip, this stuffed bread comes with the vessel already in place. Just pull and eat! Find the recipe here.

The Main Event

When it comes down to it, you only really need one substantial item to cover the main course since the snacks are the real stars of the Super Bowl show.

Crock-Pot Sweet Pulled Pork

Homemade Hooplah

Pulled pork with brown sugar that slow cooks away until halftime? Yeah, that's our idea of a good time. Find the recipe here.

Pro tip: Add an apple slice or two while it cooks away to infuse a nice smoky, light flavor that'll go perfectly with the sauce to top your pulled pork sandwiches with.

The Sweets

Look, there's a winner and a loser of the big game. What goes better with a tough loss than a something sweet? How about a solid victory with whoopie pies to celebrate? We can't think of anything better than that, either.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Footballs

Like Mother, Like Daughter

These Chocolate Covered Strawberry Footballs are so easy, if you have chocolate chips in your pantry, you're halfway finished!

Find the recipe here.

Football Whoopie Pies

Party Bluprints Blog

Nothing tastes as good as winning feels, except for these Football Whoopie Pies because they're almost too cute to eat. Almost, y'all.

Find the recipe here.

Bacon Almond Brittle

How Sweet It Is

These brittle bits are made absolutely delicious with the addition of bacon. You'll probably need to make a double batch, honestly.

Find the recipe here.

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