It's a fairly widely acknowledged truth that half the people at any given Super Bowl party are there for the food. After all, odds are pretty good that your team isn't one of the two playing in the big game, and the commercials aren't that much of a draw. So when it comes down to it, for most guests, a Super Bowl party is mostly a social excuse to eat snacks — and I see absolutely nothing wrong with that.
Low-Key Yet Still Delicious
Given that the bar for the party is so low in the first place, I also see no need to get overly fancy or involved with food. I've learned this the hard way, since my natural tendency when party planning is to start everything from scratch and try elaborate recipes for the first time. It's not a pretty picture, kids.
But since the Super Bowl is always late on a Sunday night — an evening when most people want to be chilling at home and mentally preparing themselves for the week ahead anyway — the festivities should be as comfy and relaxing as a pair of sweats. These five options for game-day eats most definitely fall under that rubric.
They're not bogged down with too many obscure ingredients, they're easy to pull together, they don't involve a lot of stirring and hovering, and they can feed as large or as small a crowd as you can fit in front of your TV. (Even if it's just two people!)
Try one, try two, or go ahead and make a big old buffet's worth of party food using all the recipes from this menu. I'll be cheering you on from my couch.