Super Bowl 50: Top 10 recipe ideas

Feb 3, 2016; San Francisco, CA, USA; General view of Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers helmets overlooking the Golden Gate bridge and downtown San Francisco skyline. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 3, 2016; San Francisco, CA, USA; General view of Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers helmets overlooking the Golden Gate bridge and downtown San Francisco skyline. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

Feb 3, 2016; San Francisco, CA, USA; General view of Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers helmets overlooking the Golden Gate bridge and downtown San Francisco skyline. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

When it comes to Super Bowl 50, what better way to enjoy a great game of football than with great company and incredible food?

Whether you watch the Super Bowl for the game, commercials or half time performance, there will be one common interest, eating. Did you know the Super Bowl is the second biggest eating day in America; falling second to Thanksgiving is impressive.

About 28 million pounds of potato chips alongside 3 million pounds of guacamole are going to be consumed this Sunday. That doesn’t even compare to the 1.25 billion chicken wings, that’s enough wings to circle the Grand Canyon more than 115 times.

With this much emphasis on indulgence, a lot of pressure comes along with hosting a Super Bowl party. There are many quick and easy recipes that will leave your guests full and talking about your dip until next year’s gathering.

For this year’s 50th Super Bowl celebration, I have taken America’s classic recipes and added a twist. Make sure to score a touchdown with these top 10 Super Bowl crowd pleasers!

Next: 10. You can't have football without this classic

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10. Wings

You can’t have a Super Bowl party without wings. But your wings can be better than everyone else. I have a few tricks for crispy delicious wings with multiple flavors.

Marinate your chicken overnight in buttermilk. Dredge in flour. Once all the chicken has been coated repeat the process. Double coating is the secret to crispy wings. Fry or bake and set aside.

For a traditional wing, melt butter and wing sauce on the stove. For Asian wings, cook soy sauce, honey and sesame seeds.

Garlic, butter and Parmesan cheese melted on the stove make another great flavor. And lastly, some BBQ sauce and honey melted together are a perfect combination.

Keep the sauces on low heat and throw some wings in each flavor. Make sure wings are perfectly coated. Serve with your favorite dressings and you have four different flavors that will wow your friends.

Next: 9. The no chip dip

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9. Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Mushrooms

These mushrooms are so delicious even the carnivores will eat them. You won’t need chips for this spinach artichoke dip.

You will need about 30 or more depending on the crowd, white mushrooms with the stems removed. Chop stems and sauté with butter, a chopped onion and a couple of cloves of garlic.

Next mix in artichoke dip. Use store-bought fresh or frozen; it will save a lot of time and aggravation. Fill mushroom caps with the spinach and artichoke mixture.

Sprinkle the mushrooms with grated Parmesan cheese and bake until the cheese is brown and bubbly. These mushrooms will score big.

Next: 8. It ain't easy being cheesy

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8. Hot n’ Spicy Mac N’ Cheese Muffins

I have decided to take macaroni and cheese to the next level. All you will need is three simple ingredients and a few muffin tins.

Make your favorite macaroni and cheese recipe or feel free to use store-bought. Keep in mind if you’re using store-bought, you want a thicker based macaroni cheese.

Line the bottom of the tin trays with shredded cheese and bake until cheese is almost crisp. Next, scoop Mac n’ Cheese into the tin topping it off with some hot sauce.

Top with more cheese and bake until the cheese is golden brown and crisp. Allow the muffins to cool and then pop them out of the tin and viola!

Next: 7. There's a new popper in town

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7. The Un-Jalapeno Popper

Jalapeno poppers are a great concept since they’re gooey cheesy and fried deliciousness. But, we all have that one friend or family member that turns red just thinking about a Jalapeño pepper.

That’s easy, don’t use jalapeno! Instead, try mini sweet peppers. Just cut the pepper in half long ways; feel free to leave the stems for aesthetics. Next comes the filling.

Mix a cup of ricotta cheese with a cup of goat cheese, and season to taste. Once blended, spoon the filling into the halved peppers. Put the stuffed peppers on a baking sheet and pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.

While the oven pre-heats, melt a stick of butter into a cup and a half of Panko bread crumbs. Once combined, sprinkle the mixture over the peppers and bake until golden brown. Make sure you hide a few for later as these are usually the first to go!

Next: 6. Sweet and savory

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6. Bacon Brownie Poppers

With all the savory food being served, your guests may want to indulge in something sweet. Gooey chocolate brownies have never done me wrong, and now adding bacon in the mix is more exciting than watching the Super Bowl.

Cook a pound of bacon so it’s perfectly crisp; use excess bacon fat to grease your tins! Make any store-bought brownie batter. This will work with a cake batter as well.

Fill the bottom of tin with bacon crumbles, then topping with brownie batter so the tin is about a quarter full. Then, add another layer of bacon followed by more batter, about three-quarters full.

Bake in the oven in accordance to the batter directions. Allow them to cool before serving. For an added kick, melt two tablespoons of butter with half of a cup of peanut and drizzle on top; genius!

Next: 5. I think Peyton Manning would approve

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5. Nationwide Chicken Parm Egg Rolls

Egg rolls are great, portable and delicious with almost no mess. In honor of Peyton Manning’s love for Chicken Parmesan, I have re-created two classics, and it’s so simple.

Once all the egg roll wrappers have been separated, put one tender in the middle of the wrapper. Chicken tenders can be store-bought or homemade; you can even use chicken bites or leftover grilled chicken if you have it.

Sprinkle with two tablespoons of mozzarella cheese and seal; diagrams are on the back of the package. Make sure to roll tight to prevent air pockets and brush ends with water to prevent unraveling.

Egg rolls can be baked or fried until golden brown. Serve with marinara sauce for dipping. In the words of Manning, “Chicken parm you taste so good.”

Next: 4. How do you eat your nachos?

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4. Portable Nachos

Just when you thought nachos couldn’t get better. Now, you can pick your “nacho” and there’s no mess, this is literally the best thing since sliced bread.

Imagine you’re making nachos. Make or buy chili, and all the toppings; sour cream, guacamole, salsa, cheese, onions, jalapeno, olives, tomatoes, bacon, etc. Anything you want, it’s your creation.

Buy a box or two of the assorted potato chip snack bags; Fritos, Doritos, Potato Chips, etc. Make a nacho style buffet, and let your guests pick which chip they want to use. But wait, it gets better.

Open the bag and put all the toppings in the bag. Grab a spoon and enjoy. No dishes, no dirty hands, and pure deliciousness; touchdown!

Next: 3. Not your average burger

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3. Stuffed Bacon Cheese Burger Sliders

This is my newest creation, and the crowd went wild! What’s better than cheeseburger sliders? One stuffed with bacon and cheese!

It starts with a normal burger mixture; ground beef and how ever you prefer them seasoned. Cook a pound of bacon until it’s crispy and able to crumble. Once it’s cooled and crumbled, add the bacon to your beef mixture, mix well.

Next, roll the beef into small balls a little bigger than an egg. Then press a chunk of cheese into the middle of the meatball. Once the cheese is covered press the ball into your hand and form the burger patty (for best results, chunk the cheese and pop it into the freezer for a couple of hours before).

Grill burgers according to temperature preference and you are done. Don’t forget to toast the buns and add all the fixings. This burger is one for champs!

Next: 2. Please don't double dip

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2. Chili Cheese Dog Dip

Dips are an essential part of game day. When you take to classics like chili and hot dogs and make a dip, nothing can go wrong.

Start by wrapping mini hot dogs in store-bought dough or crescent rolls. Once rolled, outline a glass pan with the hot dogs making sure they are side by side with no gaps in-between.

In the center, add two small cans of chili and cheese. Bake until hot dogs are golden brown. After the hot dogs are done top with more shredded cheese and chopped red onion.

Your guests can pull off personal bite size dogs and dip them in the chili. Easy, cheesy and a crowd pleaser!

Next: 1. The Panthers would be proud

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1. Carolina Pulled Pork Quesadillas

Who doesn’t love southern BBQ? You have to represent the south this year, and what better way to do that is by having some Carolina pulled pork quesadillas. Yes, I went there!

Everything in these quesadillas can be store-bought including the pulled pork, it’ll cut down on time and clean-up. You will need tortilla wraps, pulled pork; it doesn’t matter what kind or if it is sauced, coleslaw, baked beans and cheddar cheese.

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On half of the tortilla, put some cheddar cheese and the pulled pork on top. Make sure to leave room on the edge because it will spread when it’s being cooked.

After the pork, put about two or three spoonful’s of baked beans followed by coleslaw. Fold and bake on a sprayed or oiled pan until golden brown. Can we say party in your mouth!