Super Easy Recipes for the Big Game

It’s Super Bowl weekend, and this year above all others, we need some super easy recipes for the big game!

In our current state of reality, ain’t none of us got time for complicated recipes with a lot of steps or ingredients. I don’t know about you, but lately, I’m looking for all things easy.

Today, I’ve got you covered with several super easy recipes for appetizers, snacks and cocktails that come together quickly, so you can spend more time enjoying the big game, and less time preparing for it! 🏈 (Go Chiefs!)

Beer Bread

Cheese fondue with lots of “dippers” is a super easy way to put together a spread that the whole family will love! This simple beer bread recipe makes the perfect dipper, but other great ideas include cut up smoked sausage, pretzels, various veggies and potatoes…

This is as simple as putting together an easy cheese sauce. See my recipe for Classic Cheese Fondue below. I have both THIS electric fondue pot, and also THIS one that uses gel fuel, but you could put this in a small crockpot on low heat if you don’t own a fonude pot.

Classic Cheese Fondue Recipe

A classic cheese fondue that is easy to make, and fun to serve to your guests!
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Course: Appetizer
Keyword: cheese
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 people

Equipment

  • fondue pot

Ingredients

  • 1 pound cheese
  • 1 cup dry white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1 clove garlic finely minced
  • 1 TBSP lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • tsp nutmeg

Instructions

  • Grate all of the cheeses on a cheese grater, or in a food processor.
  •  In a large saucepan, bring the wine, garlic, and lemon juice to a simmer over medium-low heat. Add the cheeses to the simmering liquid a little at a time, stirring well between each addition. Once smooth, stir in the mustard, and nutmeg.
  •  Carefully pour the fondue into a fondue pot or even a small crockpot on low heat.
  • Serve with fondue forks or wooden skewers and a variety of "dippers".
  • Dipper Ideas:
    Lightly steamed broccoli or cauliflower florets, lightly steamed asparagus, button mushrooms wiped clean and stems removed, cherry tomatoes, sliced apples such as Granny Smith, cooked sliced sausage, boiled baby new potatoes with the skin on, cubed bread such as French, sourdough, pumpernickel or homemade Beer Bread.

Notes

You will need 1 lb total of grated cheese.  Select two to three varieties in amounts that equal approximately one pound.  A combo of swiss, fontina, gruyere or gouda will make for good flavor.

Charcuterie

You can never go wrong with a good charcuterie tray. The options are limitless and there’s no cooking involved! If you’re looking to make your game day super easy, charcuterie is the way to go. No recipe involved!

Hot & Cheesy Corn Dip

This dip has become a family favorite. We make it frequently, sometimes even for an easy dinner when we need a night in front of the TV. Serve it with corn or tortilla chips, and carrot sticks (for a healthy option) as dippers.

Hot Reuben Dip

This is just like a reuben sandwhich in dip form, especially if you serve it with some Rye Triscut crackers.

Fresh Salsa

Chips and salsa is a classic, but you can take it up a notch by making fresh salsa. I love making it when tomatoes are in season from my garden, but even grocery store tomatoes taste great in this fresh salsa, which beats jarred salsa any day.

Fresh Guacamole

Guacamole is easily one of our favorite dips around here. This version is inspired by one that was made table-side for us on a Mexican vacation a couple of years ago.

BLT Pizza

You can never go wrong with pizza, but this twist on classic pizza is a fun way to mix things up. Cut it in small wedges or squares and serve it appetizer-style for the big game!

Easy BBQ Pork Sliders

Make these using leftover pulled pork, or pre-made pulled pork from the grocery store. Add some King’s Hawaiian slider buns, and top it off with a little coleslaw and you’re done! It doesn’t get much easier than that! Plus, this post contains a bonus recipe for Peach Mojitos. You’re welcome. 🤣

Roasted Tomato Flatbread

I made these flatbreads on mini naan breads, which makes them perfectly appetizer-sized. The roasted tomatoes are the star here, though. They are slightly charred, with a concentrated tomato-y flavor.

Maple Bourbon Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Whenver we (used to) go out to dinner, we always order Brussels Sprouts if they have it on the menu as an appetizer. We’ve tried a lot of Brussels apps, but this one from Le Cellier in Disney World is still one of our very favorites. Since having it there last year, we’ve now made it at home many, many times over. The kids love it, too!

Zucchini Fritters

This is the perfect little appetizer platter. These fritters are crispy and flavorful, and the creamy dip just puts them over the top.

Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes

If you’re looking to elevate your game day offerings, Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes are the way to go. Crispy on the outside, with big buttery chunks of crab in the middle. Touchdown. 🏈

Cocktails

If beer just isn’t gonna cut it for this year’s Super Bowl, try one of these delicious cocktail recipes that you can easily whip up at home!

Make Your Own Margarita Flight

Four different flavored margaritas to share (or not). What’s not to like? Pair this with my homemade guac recipe above, and you may not even care if your team wins or not. 😂 (Game? What game?)

The Best Fresh Lime Margarita

My husband makes the best margaritas. No really, I’m serious–they are the best. Since I posted this recipe, I’ve had many people tell me it’s now their favorite, too.

Frozen Strawberry Margarita

My favorite margarita is my husband’s fresh lime marg on the rocks, but once in awhile, a frozen margarita hits the spot, particularly a strawberry one. This one is sweet and tart at the same time.

Plus, if you like fish tacos, this post includes a great recipe!

S’mores Martini

This picture says it all. Creamy, smooth, chocolatey. This is like a cocktail and a dessert wrapped in one.

Pineapple Vodka Smash

Truly a party in a glass. We had a blizzard in Iowa today, so tropical cocktails for NYE sounds like a good idea to me. 😂

Fresh Fruit Martinis

This recipe for fresh fruit martinis is customizable with whatever fruit you want to use. So many possibilities!

Apple Cider Martini

We drank these on repeat in the fall, and I’d be happy to have one on NYE, too. 😂

Cranberry Lime Vodka Spritzer

This mixes up in a pitcher, so you can whip up a batch and be ready to serve yourself and your friends Or just yourself. Because we are still in recovery mode from 2020, right?

Bonus Sweet Treats

And if you’re wanting something sweet to round out your spread for the big game, Dutch Letter Bars and Milk Chocolate Toffee Shortbread Bars are two of my very favorite easy desserts.

Milk Chocolate Toffee Shortbread Bars

The combo of milk chocolate and toffee with a rich shortbread crust is insanely delish. This might be one of my very favorite bar desserts.

Dutch Letter Bars

With only 5 ingredients and a few minutes, you end up with something that seems impossibly good. It’s hard to believe something this delicious can be so easy, so if you’re truly looking for something super easy, this is the sweet treat for you.

I hope this collection of super easy recipes for the big game will help you sit down, put your feet up, and enjoy yourself. We all deserve more of that right now. ❤️

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