Last-minute Super Bowl party recipes and tips (plus drinking game rules)

With about 48 hours until kickoff, if you're hosting or attending a Super Bowl soiree, you'd better have your game plan together (pardon the pun) by now. If you're the procrastinating kind — like myself — and haven't a clue yet as to what you'll be serving, fear not. Check out the recipe ideas and Super Bowl party tips below for inspiration. Then get your butt to the grocery store and get to work!


Super Bowl Eats: Game day recipes for in-home tailgating - Susan Filson shares her fun and mouthwatering recipes for Parmesan Artichoke Crisps, Pacific Rim Burgers with Ginger Mayonnaise, Spicy Crab Cakes with Key Lime Mustard Sauce and Easy Peasy Meatball Ziti.

"Jalapenos Gone to Heaven": A super appetizer for your Super Bowl Sunday festivities - Our resident sports commentator Pat Donovan's game day appetizer with a serious kick. Oh, and they're wrapped in bacon, does that help?

Tasty game day fare: Beer cheese dip in a bread bowl (recipe) - Leslie Green's super simple dip recipe that contains two things most of us crave: beer and cheese!

Layered Bakes Buffalo Chicken Nachos - Holy moly, these look tasty. I wish I could take credit for having created them, but I will be making them this Sunday nonetheless.

Shortcut to game day success: Turn a rotisserie chicken into tasty Super Bowl fare - All you'll need is one rotisserie chicken to speed up prep time when making these recipes for  White Chicken Chili and Enchiladas Suizas.

Craveable Southwest egg rolls and sidekick dipping sauces (plus step-by-step photos) - Forget buying the frozen ones or ordering them to-go at Chili's, these Southwest egg rolls are a breeze to put together. You might want to make a double batch, because I guarantee they'll go fast!

Homemade soft pretzels - These will pair beautifully with your game day brews.


How to host a successful Super Bowl party your friends will actually enjoy - Chris Humphreys gives his advice on what to serve and how to gamble on a winning team.

The (un)Official CL Super Bowl Drinking game - Though it was written for last year's game, one could easily rewrite the rules for this year's lineup. Playing this will surely liven up your Super Bowl party (though you may not be able to remember it by night's end).

Go green on Super Bowl Sunday - Jason Green reminds tells us how to have a less wasteful, more enviro-friendly shindig.

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