Superbowl XLVI Snack Roundup

This weekend, let’s honor Sunday for what many of us know it really is: A day to wear sheepskin slippers all day, to drink beer out of a plastic helmet beginning at 10 A.M., to place inappropriately large wagers on the always hotly-contested outcome of Puppy Bowl VIII, to watch just a token amount of the actual football game so that we’ll have something to say when strangers try to make polite conversation about it, to have some of our last happy childhood memories be sold to Honda in that dreadful Matthew Broderick CR-V commercial, to pray that Madonna doesn’t suffer a permanently psychologically-damaging wardrobe malfunction at halftime, and then to head straight to the warm embrace of our beds for a nap with the dog when the food runs out.

Whether you’re entertaining a group or entertaining only yourself, whether you’re in it for the love of the game or for the love of the Danica Patrick commercials, here’s our roundup of our favorite gameday snack recipes:

  1. Classic Buffalo Wings with Bleu Cheese Dipping Sauce
  2. Homemade Fried Mozzarella Sticks
  3. Chipotle and Rosemary Roasted Nuts
  4. Welsh Rarebit Bites
  5. Smoky Lamb and Chorizo Chili
  6. Poutine Potato Skins
  7. Beer & Bison Burgers with Garlic Pub Cheese
  8. Brown Ale and Cheddar Soup

Malcolm Bedell is co-author of the critically acclaimed "Eating in Maine: At Home, On the Town, and On the Road," as well as the taco-centric blog "Eat More Tacos," and the junk food-centric "Spork & Barrel." His contributions include Serious Eats, Down East, L.A. Weekly, The Guardian, and The Huffington Post and his food truck, "'Wich, Please," was named "Hottest Restaurant in Maine" for 2015 by Eater. Finally, he finds it very silly to be trying to write this in the third person.


  1. Seeing as though I’ll be slaving over a chili recipe for a contest on Saturday, I’m likely to be cooked out by Gameday. Which is fine. I needed an excuse to buy Doritos and Little Debbie snack cakes (But they’re the Valentines Day Ones!) anyways.

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