The most searched-for phrase on Google leading up to the Super Bowl may be “What time is the Super Bowl?” but we all know that the real question is what will be served to the group during the primetime event. Crowd-pleasing, hearty foods that are easy to make in big batches are always a hit and we’ve rounded up some of our favorite snacks, entrees and drinks in honor of the biggest game of the year. From gooey cheese-filled empanadas to stick-to-your-ribs chile con carne and fruity sangria that’s easy to whip up by the pitcher, here are some recipes perfect for your Super Bowl party.
Creamy, savory guacamole is always a crowd pleaser, and alongside crispy tortilla chips, is an oh-so-yummy party ready finger food. Click here for the recipe.
Cactus fruit salsa
This isn’t your supermarket jarred salsa: instead, this salsa makes use of cactus plant fruit, smoky garlic and chipotle peppers for a dip that’s complex and flavorful. Click here for the recipe.
Spinach and cheese empanadas
Empanadas are a Latino party staple and our cheese-filled empanadas are actually healthy, thanks to a whole wheat crust and the addition of baby spinach. Click here for the recipe.
These Cuban sandwiches are hearty and filling, filled to overflowing with pork, ham, Swiss cheese and of course, crispy pickle slices. Click here for the recipe.
Pork tinga tostadas
Here’s a tip: prepare your pork tinga ahead of time and heat up just before you plan to serve the meat, piled high on crispy corn tortillas with a plethora of yummy toppings like cotija cheese, romaine lettuce, radishes and Mexican crema. Click here for the recipe.
Arroz con pollo
Easy to whip up by the pot, arroz con pollo – creamy rice with flavorful, tender chicken – is satisfying enough to serve as a main dish for a crowd. Click here for the recipe.
Chile on Carne
Chile con carne – the Latin version of meaty chili – is perfect for a Super Bowl spread. Make a large batch, and set out a toppings bar with avocado chunks, shredded cheese, warm tortillas, diced fresh tomatoes and chopped scallions for a fun game day meal. Click here for the recipe.
Rare is the person that doesn’t love margaritas and the version made popular by East Coast eatery Dos Caminos includes sweet passion fruit juice for a fun variation on a classic cocktail. Click here for the recipe.
The secret to being a great party host is to make entertaining seem effortless. With that in mind, there’s no better cocktail for serving at a party than sangria, which is best made in advance and made in large quantities. Click here for the recipe.