The Super Bowl is a great excuse for a party, and almost all of these dishes can all be made ahead making life easy for the cook - because the last thing the host wants is to be stirring something on the stove during a game-winning touchdown. Plus, you can be sure that no matter what the score is, who is (or isn't) in the half-time show, and whether the commercials hold up to the pre-game hype, the food will be great!
Game Day Menu
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Great GuacamoleIt would almost be sacri-religious to have a Super Bowl party without serving guacamole, and with good reason - nothing tastes better than this creamy, slightly garlicky avocado dip with crisp tortilla chips. But you really need to make it yourself, and it's the only recipe in the menu that shouldn't be made ahead. But it's super easy - so say adios to the store-bought variety!
02 of 05It will be worth it to make a double-batch of the marinated mushrooms, because they will disappear quickly. You can also add some black or green olives to the dish if you'd like.
03 of 05Chili should be made in quantity and served to a boisterous crowd - it's just the nature of the dish, including this easy Two-Bean Chicken Chili. Turn the meal into a festive gathering by offering lots of toppings, such as diced avocado, shredded cheese, sliced scallions, and chopped olives. A basket of warm cornbread will also make a welcome accompaniment.
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This is the recipe I use when making cornbread for a crowd. It bakes into a moist, light and flavorful bread and the jalapenos give it an extra kick of flavor. Watch the how-to video for making this cornbread.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
05 of 05These incredibly delicious cupcakes deliver a double-chocolate whammy: a deep dark chocolate cake topped with a rich, glossy chocolate ganache icing. They make a perfect ending to a game-day party - plus they're easy to serve and eat!