The Super Bowl LII is this Sunday, and it’s a great excuse to throw a party and cook an extravagant spread of delicious food. The ultimate Super Bowl menu is inspired by childhood classics (think pizza, hot dogs, and cupcakes) with a potent pitcher drink to kick things up a notch for all your adult guests. The perfect party spread consists of something for everyone—from vegan burgers to pork belly sliders, plus plenty of traditional dips that will keep your guests satiated from kickoff to the final touchdown.
Whether you make all of these dishes or whip up just one, you won’t be disappointed by this mouthwatering lineup that will have guests coming back for seconds.
No Super Bowl menu is complete without nachos. For a fun experience, try setting up a nacho bar at home for your guests. Camille Styles explains that she put her own “spin on the ‘make-your-own’ craze that’s popped up on the party scene by creating a colorful, delicious—and yes, even healthy—nacho bar setup that allows guests to tailor their creations to their personal tastes and dietary needs.”
Buffalo Chicken Dip
Buffalo chicken dip is always a crowd-pleaser. Set a piping hot baking dish of this addictive, cheesy, creamy appetizer out in front of your guests and watch as it disappears in minutes. Heidi of Foodie Crush adds sour cream, garlic salt, and onion powder to replicate the tangy flavor of ranch dressing. She then combines it with three different kinds of cheese: cream cheese, Colby-jack, and blue cheese.
A big bowl of classic guacamole is a must at any game day party and a surefire win on a Super Bowl menu. This classic recipe serves as a terrific return to the traditional, no-fuss dip that so many adore. “Like a well-executed margarita, we believe good guacamole doesn’t really need anything more than good-quality avos, fresh lime juice, and a pinch of salt,” says the team at Salt & Wind.
Loaded Hot Dogs
Hot dogs are pretty much requisite on game day. Satisfy your guests with this surprisingly healthy version that’s topped with all the fixings.
If you’ve never had pizza dip, you’ve got to give this incredibly scrumptious recipe from Half Baked Harvest a try. It takes all the components of pizza—tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, parmesan, and burrata—and combines them into a dip. When baked, everything oozes together, resulting in a cheesy, melty dip that tastes just like pizza. Serve with toasted crostinis for the ultimate experience.
Pork Belly Sliders
We bet you won’t be able to eat just one of these pork belly sliders. Recipe creator Heidi of Foodie Crush describes these banh mi–inspired bites as “Perfect for a crowd, easy to assemble, and tangily tastily delicious.”
If you’re skipping Sunday brunch, incorporate a little playfulness in your Super Bowl menu with these Bloody Mary veggie burgers. Raw sunflower seeds, sun-dried tomatoes, chili powder, and vegan Worcestershire sauce makes these meatless, gluten-free, and nut-free patties super flavorful.
Stock up on beer and wine for your Super Bowl party, and then serve one classic cocktail in a pitcher. When made with fresh-squeezed lime juice and homemade simple syrup, margaritas are sure to please. Cheers!
During the fourth quarter of the game, set out dessert. These chocolate cupcakes are not only delicious but also happen to be healthy.
Sweet and Salty Bonbons
Why have just one dessert when you could have two? These chocolate peanut butter bonbons are sweet, salty, and crunchy all at the same time. They can be made three days in advance, so whip them up prior to game day to save yourself time.
This story was originally published on February 1, 2016, and has since been updated.