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Super Bowl Sunday Recipe Ideas

Jordan Magaziner Steinfeld
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Many look forward to Super Bowl Sunday: for the game, the commercials, the halftime show and, of course, for the food. If you’re planning to spend this Sunday evening at home with friends and family, here are a few ideas of crowd-pleasing recipes to consider.


Barbecued Shrimp: The shrimp needs to marinate in the sauce for two hours, so you can plan to make the sauce before your guests arrive. After the shrimp has marinated for enough time, it just needs to be broiled for 5-7 minutes, then basted with the sauce. 

Classic Bruschetta al Pomodoro

When paired, the Classic Bruschetta al Pomodoro and the Crostini Tapenade make a colorful spread.

Classic Bruschetta al Pomodoro: This classic bruschetta recipe from The Junior League of Houston’s Peace Meals cookbook is always popular. 

Guacamole: You can’t go wrong with this favorite guacamole recipe from Chef Arnaldo Richards.  

Black Bean Salsa: Make this salsa recipe, which is from The Junior League of Houston’s Stop and Smell the Rosemary cookbook, in advance and chill in the refrigerator till you’re ready to serve. But don’t forget to mix in the avocados before serving.  


Chandel Hancock’s gumbo attracts the neighbors as much as the game does – and as much as the fun of watching Chandel and Charles enact their football superstitions. (

Main Dishes

Chandel Hancock’s Gumbo: Chandel Hancock’s gumbo recipe is a commitment to make, but one that’s well worth it. All of her neighbors (and everyone here at The Buzz office!) can attest to that. It feeds a crowd, but will be eaten quickly. Read the story behind the gumbo and enjoy. 

Congressional Chili: This chili recipe, which is from The Junior League of Houston’s Peace Meals cookbook, is a great solution if you’re seeking a hearty, filling meal.  

“Out of the Box” Macaroni and Cheese: Kids and adults alike will flock to this mac ’n cheese recipe, also from The Junior League of Houston’s Peace Meals cookbook. It’ll take a little bit more time than the boxed kind, but it’ll be well worth it. 

Mac and cheese

Play with the cheeses in this recipe – try aged cheddar, goat cheese or Emmenthaler. For adult tastes, consider adding prosciutto and peas.

$10 Hamburgers: If you’re interested in a twist on burgers, try this one from The Houston Junior League Cookbook. It includes mushrooms, vermouth, bell pepper and white onion, and suggests being served on an English muffin instead of a standard bun. 

Sweet Treats

Neiman Marcus’ Cookies: Ever wondered what made Neiman Marcus’ cookies so delicious? Enjoy their recipe and read more on secret recipes

Bread and Butter Pudding with Bourbon Sauce: Looking to bring a little piece of Mardi Gras to Houston during Super Bowl? Try out this bread and butter pudding recipe from The Junior League of Houston’s Stop and Smell the Rosemary cookbook. 

Mother’s Creamy New Orleans Pralines: If pralines are more your style, this recipe from The Houston Junior League Cookbook will satisfy any sweet tooth. 

Ramos Gin Fizz a la Valencia

Nothing kicks off a Mardi Gras party like a Ramos Gin Fizz a la Valencia, with citrus, sugar, egg white, milk – and gin. (Photo: Katie Montgomery Mears, courtesy of The Junior League of Houston)


Looking to mix up some cocktails for options other than beer or wine? Here are some ideas: Ramos Gin Fizz a la Valencia, White Wine Sangria and Frozen Bellini.    

More Recipes

Enjoy your Super Bowl Sunday! For more recipe ideas, see our Recipes section

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