Branch out from the usual Super Bowl fare—hot wings, seven-layer dip with chips, subs, and beer—by adding these extreme treats to your menu.
1. MOZZARELLA & MARINARA SHOTS
Let’s start with an appetizer, because you can never have too many. You’ve probably planned stuffed jalapeños already, maybe potato skins, and chips, of course. How about some Mozzarella & Marinara Shots? Scoop out a cup in a cube of mozzarella cheese, bread it, fry it, fill with warm marinara sauce, and serve. The entire recipe and instructions are at Through the Eyes of My Belly.
2. GOCHUJANG CHILI CHEESE NACHOS
Wagstaff Worldwide/Chef Edward Lee
Chef Edward Lee is the Culinary Director for several restaurants, and has developed a fusion dish he calls Korean/Tex-Mex Gochujang Chili Cheese Nachos. It’s got a different kick to it than the party nachos you’re used to, with gochujang—a fermented chili paste—livening up beef, chips, and sour cream. He shared the complete recipe at Uproxx.
3. BARBECUE BEEF PIZZA
Diana Rattray via About Food
The Super Bowl doesn’t start until Sunday evening, so you'll have all day to smoke your Swineapple—boneless pork ribs wrapped in fresh pineapple and then wrapped in bacon. Josh Bush gives a short lesson on how to make one here.
5. PORK E. PIGSKIN
Pork E. Pigskin is an entree that’s not only delicious, but has a name that's particularly appropriate for a football game. Clint Cantwell at Grillocracy made the entire pig out of different pork products: He used spicy pork sausage for the legs, a hot pork sausage for the body, Vienna sausage for the nose, and ham for the ears. Then he wrapped the whole thing in bacon and added a tail of pork rind. See a pictorial of the building process at Grillocracy.
6. COWBOY BACON CHILI CHEESE FRIES
With all these main dishes, you’ll need a good, extreme side dish. Cowboy Bacon Chili Cheese Fries is a gourmet combination of your four favorite gastronomic indulgences (with onions, garlic, beer, and more). Todd and Diane have the recipe at White on Rice Couple.
7. FRIED PEANUT BUTTER
Amy Erickson at Oh, Bite It!
Like cream puffs, but with peanut butter, the secret to creating these tasty treats is to freeze the PB before you deep-fry the pastry balls so it doesn’t melt away. Amy Erickson has the complete instructions at Oh, Bite It!
8. CHURRO APPLE PIE WAFFLES
Jasmine at Chica Chocolatina
You can cover a lot of favorites by serving an extreme combination for a dessert. Churro waffles combine the cinnamon crispiness of a churro with the ease of waffles. Add apple filling (either canned or baked from fresh apples) and you have Churro Apple Pie Waffles. Get the complete recipe at Chica Chocolatina.
9. BACON CANNOLI
When you make a shell of bacon and stuff it with cheese, you might not believe it’s really a dessert—but Bacon Cannoli is a sweet treat with salty, meaty overtones. The ricotta cheese filling is whipped with powdered sugar. These aren’t the simplest desserts to make, but your guests will be amazed when you serve them. You’ll find complete instructions at Thrillist.