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Posted on Sat, Feb 2, 2013 : 5:55 a.m.

Cooking for a Super Bowl party? We've got recipes!

By Jessica Webster


Popcorn chicken puts a delicious, low-calorie spin on a game day favorite, chicken wings.

AP Photo | Matthew Mead

I might not know which teams are playing in the Super Bowl this year, but I am looking forward to an evening of football, commercials, and Super Bowl food. (Just kidding. I actually know that it's the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore bird-thingies. Orioles? No, wait. Ravens!)

What's the perfect Super Bowl food? I don't think there are any rules about what to serve when watching the game, but it seems to me it has to be something easily consumed on the couch, and it has to taste good with beer. It could be a good pizza, your favorite chili, quesadillas, chicken wings... the sky is the limit.

We've put together some links to a few of our favorite Super Bowl-friendly recipes, straight from the pages of

Beefy Sliders with Pimento Cheese

Chili with the works - beer and cocoa powder add depth of flavor

Ultimate Game Day Chili

Texas chili: no tomatoes, no beans, all flavor

Ancient Webster secret recipe revealed: chili con carne

Healthier take on Super Bowl grub: Buffalo tenders

Homemade corn chips for National Corn Chip Day

Guacamole: Fresh takes on a Super Bowl classic

Lemony pitcher-style margarita for the Super Bowl

Sweet, sticky, totally tender ribs for the game

Panini with Shrimp, Avocado & Mozzarella - grilled sandwich incorporates healthy fats

Tangy Chicken Wings

Crisp & Creamy Asiago-Arugula Pizza - crispy pie doesn't require much fuss

Cream cheese-stuffed jalapeno poppers

Nachos Grande recipe to celebrate birthday of Adam Richman, host of 'Man v. Food'

A slightly lighter take on classic blue cheese dip

Beet Chips with Tzadziki - a healthy alternative to greasy snack food

Pub-style cheddar-beer spread is a perfect nosh for the big game

Lighter take on game day classic: popcorn chicken

Buffalo celery sticks are a cool, crisp and spicy snack made with Michigan ingredients

A fast and virtuous dip fit to serve company

Pimento Cheese with Creme Fraiche and Bacon an easy crowd-pleasing

Spice up your burger with Argentine chimichurri sauce

Jessica Webster leads the Food & Grocery section for Reach her at You also can follow her on Twitter or subscribe to's email newsletters.