We all know that the big game is coming up on Sunday, February 5th, and it is time to start planning the party. What food goes good with a football game? Wings and Beer? Those are the staples, but if you want to really impress those football fans why not do something a little different. Take traditional Superbowl Recipes and put a twist on them. Here are my Top 5 Recipes with a Twist to serve at your Superbowl Party.

  • Jalapeno Popper Dip

    Jalapeno Poppers are my favorite snack! The cream cheese filled jalapeno wrapped in bacon and grilled up. YUM! They are a lot of work to put together however instead of spending all that time making the poppers you can make a dip and still get the great flavor.


    2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

    1 cup mayonnaise

    1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies, drained

    4 ounces canned diced jalapeno peppers, drained

    1/2 cup shredded Mexican style cheese

    1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

    1 cup Panko bread crumbs

    1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray an oven safe serving dish with non-stick cooking spray.

    2. Using an electric mixer, blend the cream cheese and mayonnaise until smooth.

    3. Stir in green chilies, jalapeno peppers, and Mexican and mozzarella cheeses. Spoon this mixture into the prepared baking dish.

    4. Mix together the Panko and parmesan cheese and sprinkle it over the cream cheese mixture.

    5. Spray the Panko and parmesan with a quick spray of non-stick cooking spray.

    6. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the mixture is hot and the topping is lightly browned.

  • Avocado Fries

    At most Superbowl parties you will find the big bowl of guacamole and the chips. With this recipe you can bring the crunch of the chip and the guacamole together and then you dip it in something.


    Canola oil for frying

    1/4 cup flour

    1 tsp kosher salt

    2 large eggs, beaten to blend

    1 1/4 cups panko (Japanese bread crumbs)

    2 firm-ripe medium avocados, pitted, peeled, and sliced into 1/2-in. wedges

    Grated parmesan for serving (optional)


    1. Preheat oven to 200°. In a medium saucepan, heat 1 1/2 in. oil until it registers 375° on a deep-fry thermometer.

    2. Meanwhile, mix flour with 1/2 tsp. salt in a shallow plate. Put eggs and panko in separate shallow plates.

    3. Sprinkle the avocado slices with the remaining ½ tsp salt. Dip each slice in flour, shaking off excess. Dip in egg, then panko to coat. Set on 2 plates in a single layer.

    4. Fry a quarter of avocado slices at a time until deep golden, 30 to 60 seconds.

    Transfer slices to a plate lined with paper towels.

    Keep warm in oven while cooking remaining avocados.

    Sprinkle with salt and a little grated parmesan.

  • Buffalo Chicken Dip

    Buffalo Wings are delicious and great for your Superbowl party but they are messy and you have a ton of bones to discard. Why not keep the deliciousness of the wings without the mess.


    1 (10 ounce) can chunk chicken, drained 

    1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

    1/2 cup Ranch dressing

    1/2 cup Buffalo wing sauce (such as Frank's Red Hot, not to be confused with their pepper sauce. Start with less if you want and add more to your desired hotness.)

    3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese blue cheese crumbles (optional)


    Heat chicken and Buffalo sauce in a skillet over medium heat, until heated through. Make sure to break up the chicken so there are no big chunks.

    Stir in cream cheese and ranch dressing. Cook, stirring until well blended and warm.

    Mix in shredded cheese.

    Pour into a shallow dish or pie pan and sprinkle with blue cheese crumbles and microwave it until the cheese melts.

    Serve with chips for dipping.

  • Chili Pockets

    I love to have chili at my football parties. It is warm and filling, but it is so messy and not very portable. So why not put it in a pocket and you have your handheld chili.


    No-Stick Cooking Spray

    2 pkgs (13.8 oz each) refrigerated pizza crust dough

    1 can (15 oz each) Wolf® Brand Chili No Beans

    1 can (15 oz each) Ranch Style® Beans, rinsed, drained

    2 cups shredded Mexican-style cheese blend (2 cups = 8 oz)

    1 can (10 oz each) Ro*Tel® Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, drained

    1 cup sour cream


    Preheat oven to 425°F.

    Spray two baking sheets with cooking spray; set aside.

    Unroll pizza crusts. Cut each crust into 4 rectangular pieces, slightly stretching each piece.

    Combine chili, beans and cheese in large bowl.

    Spoon about 3/4 cup filling onto one half of each rectangle. Fold dough over and press edges firmly together to seal.

    Gently place pockets on baking sheets.

    Bake 13 to 18 minutes or until golden brown.

    Combine drained tomatoes and sour cream in small bowl; blend well.

    Serve sour cream mixture as a dip for pockets after cooling a few minutes.

  • Beer Cupcakes

    At most Superbowl parties you will find beer as the drink of choice, however instead of drinking it all, why not use it in a delicious dessert recipe. 


    3/4 c unsalted butter, softened

    1 3/4 c sugar

    2 1/2 c flour

    2 1/2 tsp baking powder

    1/2 tsp salt

    3 eggs, room temperature

    1 tsp vanilla

    2 drops red food coloring

    10 drops yellow food coloring

    1/2 tsp orange zest

    1 c Blue Moon beer

    1/4 c milk

    Frothy White Frosting [recipe follows] small orange slices, for garnish


    1. Line 24 cupcake trays with liners. [Use white liners if you can, they become translucent during baking and really sell the mini Blue Moon image].

    In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking power and salt.

    2. In a large bowl beat butter on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar a little bit at a time, beating well. Once it's all added beat for 2 more minutes.

    3. Add eggs, beating after each.

    4. Add vanilla, food coloring and orange zest and beat.

    5. Mix beer and milk in a measuring cup. Alternatively add beer / milk mixture and flour mixture to butter mixture in the large bowl, beating after each. End on the flour mixture.

    6. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full. Bake for 18 minutes at 375 degrees F until cupcakes are golden and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

    7. Once cool, frost each cupcake with a generous amount of frosting. Just before serving, garnish each with a small orange slice.

    Frothy White Frosting

    2 egg whites, room temperature

    1 tsp vanilla extract

    1 tbsp orange juice

    1 c sugar

    1/4 tsp cream of tartar

    1/3 c water


    1. In a saucepan, mix sugar, water and cream of tartar. Cook on medium heat until sugar is dissolved and mixture is bubbly.

    2. In a large bowl, beat egg whites, vanilla and orange juice until soft peaks form. Slowly add hot sugar mixture, beating continuously. Beat for 7 minutes until stiff peaks form.