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Super Bowl Food Recipes – Homemade Dips, Guacamole, Fried Chicken and BBQ Ribs

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Our round-up of Super Bowl food recipes includes everything from snacks such as dips and chips – although we reckon homemade crackers are better – to authentic guacamole, our ultimate nachos and quesadillas. We also have fried chicken, barbecued ribs, burgers, hand-cut fries and more, and a recipe for michelada beer cocktails to wash it all down with.

As we’ve got loads of visitors dropping by searching for Super Bowl food recipes for Sunday, we thought we’d compile a collection of our best Super Bowl recipes, from homemade dips and crackers to barbecued ribs and fried chicken, and hand-cut fries and homemade Sriracha sauce to go with those.

If you prefer salads to burgers and fresh Vietnamese spring rolls instead of fried egg rolls, we’ve also pulled together a collection of healthy Super Bowl recipes, which includes everything from homemade hummus and crackers to crunchy Cantonese-style lettuce wraps, from gently spiced Thai salads to a vegan chilli.

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Super Bowl Food Recipes – Homemade Dips, Guacamole, Fried Chicken and BBQ Ribs

These are our best Super Bowl food recipes from homemade dips to fried chicken and barbecue ribs.

Homemade French Onion Dip Recipe

Make this homemade French onion dip recipe for a rich, creamy caramelised onion dip from scratch. While it will take you back in time to the dips you helped mum make by stirring French onion soup mix into cream cheese or sour cream, this onion dip recipe makes an even more delicious dip than the packet soup dips. It’s definitely is worth the little extra effort.

Homemade French Onion Dip Recipe for a Rich Caramelised Onion Dip from Scratch and a Trip Back in Time

Creamy Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe

This creamy smoked salmon dip recipe is made with cream cheese, tangy sour cream, salty capers, dill pickles, purple shallots, a pinch of paprika, and plenty of fresh perfumed dill and it’s another one of our best Super Bowl food recipes. This recipe beats a store-bought dip any day. While it might cost you a bit more to make, nothing tops homemade and you’ll taste the difference in the fresh herbs and proper salmon.

Creamy Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe with Salty Capers, Dill Pickles, Paprika and Fresh Dill

Mexican Guacamole

This authentic Mexican guacamole recipe makes a genuine Mexican guacamole that’s made table-side at good restaurants in Mexico. It’s all about the creamy luscious texture, bright green colour and full flavour of perfectly ripe avocados. It’s easily one of the best dip recipes for parties, and while it could be served with crackers and crudités, I recommend you try your hand at baking homemade tortilla chips or plain store-bought corn chips if you have time.

Authentic Mexican Guacamole Recipe Just Like Your Mexican Abuela Would Make

Easy Mexican Tomato Salsa

This easy red tomato salsa recipe makes a spicy Mexican salsa that we’ve been perfecting since we returned from our first big trip to Mexico and the USA way back when we first began travelling. Like the guacamole, it’s great with tortilla chips or corn chips, but it’s also another one of our best dip recipes for crackers and crudités, and it’s another one of our best Super Bowl food recipes.

Easy Red Tomato Salsa Recipe – How to Make Homemade Spicy Tomato Salsa

Chilli Con Carne

While this chilli con carne recipe makes a good old bowl of chilli for those who like their chilli hot and smoky, this chilli con carne is also terrific eaten cold as a dip with homemade tortilla chips or corn chips. You’ll need to put this on the stove the morning before your party, as it takes a few hours, but not a lot of work, to make, and is another of our best Super Bowl food recipes.

Chilli Con Carne Recipe For Those Who Like Their Chilli Hot and Smoky

Ultimate Nachos Recipe

Our ultimate nachos recipe makes the most delicious nachos you’ll ever eat while making use of leftover chili con carne. This is so much better than the melted cheese over tortilla chips that some pass off as nachos. This is our super nachos with the works which is how we like to eat our nachos. We love to make some fresh authentic Mexican guacamole to add on top (recipe above) and if we’re entertaining, as our American friends will be for Super Bowl Sunday, then we serve the rest of the guacamole, along with some tomato salsa, sour cream, black olives, jalapenos, etc, in additional bowls on the side so everyone can keep dipping and customise their nachos.

Ultimate Nachos Recipe – How to Make the Most Delicious Nachos You’ll Ever Eat

Mexican Grilled Corn Recipe

This Mexican grilled corn recipe makes Mexico’s corn on the cob street food snack called elotes, which we became addicted to on our first trip to Mexico many years ago. Super easy, it makes use of summer corn and is fantastic on its own or can be served as a barbecue side. If you can, grill the corn cobs for this Mexican grilled corn recipe over an open flame. Here in Cambodia, Terence typically grills on a traditional clay brazier as most Cambodians do, both at home and cooking on the streets. Terence likes these coconut charcoal BBQ briquettes.

Mexican Grilled Corn Recipe – How to Make Mexico’s Street Food Corn Called Elotes

Chili Con Carne and Cheese Quesadillas

Like cold pizza, these chilli con carne and cheese quesadillas taste just as delicious cold or even luke warm, if you keep them warm until you’re ready to eat. This is easily another one of our best Super Bowl food recipes if you’re looking for solid dishes for soaking up booze. And they’re super easy to make after you’ve done all the hard work preparing the chilli con carne and our red tomato salsa recipe (recipes for both above).

Chili Con Carne and Cheese Quesadillas Recipe for an Easy Mexican Brunch or Lunch

Michelada Recipe for A Spicy Mexican Beer Cocktail

Our michelada recipe makes the spicy Mexican beer cocktail that has a kick of chilli and it’s another one of our best festive cocktail recipes. It’s a fun, fantastic, thirst-quenching drink that is perfect for the beer drinkers who aren’t big on bubbly. Yes, they exist! You can make your own homemade chilli salt (this infused lime salt also works) and we recommend a big glass tumbler, preferably a recycled glass Mexican tumbler like the one pictured for authenticity.

Michelada Recipe – A Spicy Mexican Beer Cocktail with a Kick

Southern Fried Chicken Recipe

Our Southern fried chicken recipe is an Aussie take on classic fried spicy Nashville style chicken. Australian chef Morgan McGlone learnt to perfect this during his time in the USA’s South, home to some of the world’s best fried chicken. We make a big batch and use it in everything from chicken burgers to chicken fried rice. The secret is boneless skin-on chicken thighs coated in seasoned flour that forms a ‘glue’ on the chicken, then the pieces are deep fried to get the crispiest skin you’ll ever taste.

Southern Fried Chicken Recipe for Belles Hot Chicken Spicy Nashville Style Chicken

 

Grilled Corn on the Cob with Lime Butter and Lemongrass Mayonnaise Recipe

This grilled corn with lime butter and lemongrass mayonnaise recipe is my favourite grilled corn on the cob recipe, inspired by the traditional Cambodian grilled corn, poat dot, a Cambodian street food snack of barbecued corn on the cob with mayonnaise, lime and chilli, and the Mexican grilled corn on the cob street food dish. It makes a fantastic side to the dishes in our Cambodian barbecue series.

Grilled Corn on the Cob with Lime Butter and Lemongrass Mayonnaise Recipe

Spicy Sichuan Inspired Sourdough Crackers

This spicy Sichuan sourdough crackers recipe made with sourdough starter discard and Sichuan peppers makes a cracker that’s delightfully hot and numbing and incredibly moreish. Roughly shaped like a homemade corn chip, these crackers are perfect for eggplant dips such as baba ghanouj and mutabal, as well as hummus or muhammara, not to mention the dips from Thailand and Cambodia, above.

Spicy Sichuan Inspired Sourdough Crackers Recipe Made With Starter Discard and Sichuan Peppers

Sichuan-Inspired Eggplant Dip

This delicious eggplant dip recipe takes a classic Sichuanese braised eggplant dish and transforms it into an amazing dip. It’s another of our best dip recipes for crackers and crudités and another of our best Super Bowl food recipes. You could also serve it as a starter before settling down to a full meal. It’s fantastic with our spicy Sichuan flavoured sourdough crackers, above, which were literally made for this dip.

Delicious Eggplant Dip Recipe Inspired by the Classic Sichuan Braised Eggplant Dish

Thai Nam Prik Num

This Thai nam prik num recipe makes a smoky green chilli dip that’s one of the best known Northern Thai specialties – so much so that it’s often called Chiang Mai chilli relish. Made from local chillies, it’s grilled on a barbecue with garlic and shallots and typically served with crunchy pork crackling and sticky rice, but could also be paired with crackers. It’s easily one of the best dip recipes to make if you have spice loving friends.

Thai Nam Prik Num Recipe for Smoky Green Chilli Dip from Northern Thailand

Thai Nam Prik Ong

This Thai nam prik ong recipe makes a spicy pork and tomato dip from Northern Thailand. Served with fresh or steamed vegetables or sticky rice, which you dip into the bowl, nam prik ong is the most approachable of the Thai relishes and dips, not being as pungent or fiery as some. It’s another of our best Super Bowl food recipes for fans of spicy food, although this is gently spiced.

Tasty Thai Nam Prik Ong Recipe for a Spicy Pork and Tomato Dip from Northern Thailand

Best Burmese Fried Chicken Recipe

This Burmese fried chicken recipe makes the gently spiced fried chicken drumsticks, which are a popular street food snack in Myanmar. The finger-licking fried chicken pieces are sold at roadside stalls to take away or eat at plastic tables set up around the stall, we make these finger-licking fried chicken pieces at home and dip them into homemade sweet chilli sauce.

Best Burmese Fried Chicken Recipe for a Spicy Street Food Snack from Myanmar at Home

Cambodian Fried Spring Rolls

This classic Cambodian fried spring rolls recipe makes a crunchy deep-fried egg roll filled with minced pork, dried shrimp, carrot, garlic, and daikon radish or taro, seasoned with fish sauce, Kampot pepper, sea salt, and palm sugar. We also have a Cambodian fried spring roll dipping sauce recipe to go with it, below.

Cambodian Fried Spring Rolls Recipe for Crispy Deep-Fried Egg Rolls Just Like in Cambodia

Cambodian Fried Spring Roll Dipping Sauce

This Cambodian fried spring roll dipping sauce recipe makes the quintessential condiment for the classic Cambodian fried spring rolls with pork and shrimp called teuk trei pa’em in Khmer. This sweet fish sauce-based dipping sauce is made with fish sauce, vinegar, palm sugar, shallots, garlic and carrot and it is an absolute cinch to make. This is one of our best Super Bowl food recipes if you’re looking for fried food to soak up booze.

Cambodian Fried Spring Roll Dipping Sauce Recipe for a Sweet Tangy Sauce That’s a Cinch to Make

Thai Corn Fritters

Our Thai corn fritters recipe makes tod man khao pod in Thai – crunchy, chewy corn fritters that we gently spice with a little chilli paste. Eaten as a snack in Thailand and neighbouring Southeast Asian countries, you could serve these Thai corn fritters as finger food or as an appetiser. They’re fantastic dipped into our homemade Thai sweet chilli sauce.

This Thai Corn Fritters Recipe for Tod Man Khao Pod is Made for Thai Sweet Chilli Sauce

Cambodian Grilled Pork Ribs Recipe

This Cambodian grilled pork ribs recipe was part of our series on the best Cambodian barbecue recipes. It makes a favourite dish that locals here in Cambodia love to tuck into by the plateful at boisterous local BBQ joints, where they’re washed down with Anchor beers. Super easy, they’re made with a simple marinade, and are a cinch to make on a barbecue, grill or a clay brazier.

Cambodian Grilled Pork Ribs Recipe for Easy Smoky Barbecue Pork Ribs

Cambodian Beef Skewers Recipe with Lemongrass

This Cambodian beef skewers recipe kicks off our series on the best Cambodian barbecue recipes. Called sach ko ang in Khmer, they are typically eaten with pickled vegetables and are a classic late afternoon or early evening snack in Cambodia. Some locals slide the meat off the skewer into the buttered baguette to make a meal out of them.

Cambodian Beef Skewers Recipe with Lemongrass – How To Make Sach Ko Ang

Cambodian Pork Meatballs Recipe for Wraps, Rolls, Soups, Salads and Sandwiches

This Cambodian pork meatballs recipe makes a juicy meatball that’s flavourful and fragrant from some of the quintessential Cambodian ingredients used in a Khmer kroeung or herb and spice paste: shallots, garlic, ginger, lemongrass, and kaffir lime. Small in size, they’re perfect for wraps and rolls, soups, salads, and sandwiches, in the form of num pang, Cambodia’s baguette.

Cambodian Pork Meatballs Recipe for Wraps, Rolls, Soups, Salads and Sandwiches

Homemade Sriracha Sauce Recipe

This authentic homemade Sriracha sauce recipe makes the real thing – the Thai hot sauce that tastes just like it does in its place of origin, the coastal city of Sri Racha, Thailand. This spicy sauce is far simpler to make than you might imagine and you can tailor it to suit your own taste! With so few ingredients, it’s the quality of the chillies that make this authentic homemade Sriracha sauce recipe so special. Using Thai chillies from Thailand or a similar variety – but not the chillies in the world-famous American ‘rooster’ hot sauce – is your key to an authentic Thai Sriracha sauce. This is another of our favourite healthy fast food recipes.

This Sriracha Sauce Recipe Makes the Best Homemade Thai Sriracha Sauce You’ll Taste

Hand Cut Potato Chips Recipe

Our hand cut potato chips recipe is another healthy fast food recipe. It makes perfect crispy fries for your fish and chips or moules frites or whatever else you like to serve with fries. Our mouthwatering potato chips are crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle. There are a couple of ways to achieve this, but ultimately you need to fry the chips twice. Fortunately, our method doesn’t mean hours in the kitchen and these are better and healthier than any frozen chips you’ll ever eat.

Hand Cut Potato Chips Recipe for Crispy Fries for Your Fish and Chips

Chicken Katsu Burger Recipe

This chicken katsu burger recipe places a crunchy tender chicken cutlet, prepared using the classic Japanese katsu method of panko-breaded and deep-fried chicken, between spicy Asian slaw, tangy Japanese-style barbecue sauce, and soft burger buns. Serve with hand-cut fries and you’re in chicken katsu burger heaven. We love these so much we eat them as often as we do Japanese pork tonkatsu!

Chicken Katsu Burger Recipe for Crunchy Tender Chicken Cutlets with Spicy Slaw

Spicy Potato Wedges Recipe

This spicy potato wedges recipe takes the classic Australian café, pub and bar snack of potato wedges with sweet chilli sauce and sour cream and gives it a spicy Asian twist. These skin-on potato wedges can be fried or baked, but we’ve gone for the oven-baked route for a healthy fast food recipe. Don’t worry, this spicy potato wedges recipe will still make you potato wedges that are crispy on the outside and fluffy within. Served with the classic Aussie combo of sweet chilli sauce and sour cream, these spicy wedges make a filling snack or a fantastic side for burgers.

Spicy Potato Wedges Recipe With Sweet Chilli Sauce and Sour Cream

Homemade Thai Sweet Chilli Sauce Recipe

Once you make this easy Thai sweet chilli sauce recipe the first time, you’ll remember why that bottle of sweet chilli sauce you bought a couple of years ago is still in the fridge. To be fair, it’s probably still edible because of all the preservatives and thickeners that are added to commercial sauces. But if it tastes like most Thai sweet chilli sauce brands it’s probably sickly sweet. This homemade Thai sweet chilli sauce is so perfectly balanced and super easy to make that you might never buy a supermarket sweet chilli sauce again.

Homemade Thai Sweet Chilli Sauce Recipe for the Best Sweet Chilli Sauce You’ll Taste

Corn Fritter Burger Recipe

Our corn fritter breakfast burger recipe with fried egg and Thai sweet chilli sauce makes an incredibly delicious vegetarian breakfast burger that’s packed with flavour and crunch. With a Southeast Asian twist on the classic breakfast burger, it’s so good you won’t miss the burger patty and bacon, and the grease that comes with it. This is another of our favourite healthy fast food recipes. If you made our Thai corn fritters recipe and you have a batch of our homemade Thai sweet chilli sauce in the fridge, then you’re all set to go.

Corn Fritter Breakfast Burger Recipe with Fried Egg and Thai Sweet Chilli Sauce

Cambodian Curried Beef Sausage Rolls

These homemade curried beef sausage rolls are filled with rich Cambodian Saraman curry, which is a cousin to the Thai Massaman curry and Malaysia’s Beef Rendang – all complex and slow-cooked curries. The Saraman curry is a time-consuming curry to make, which is why it’s often considered to be a special occasion dish for Cambodians and it’s extra special when made into sausage rolls.

Homemade Curried Beef Sausage Rolls Recipe Made With Cambodian Saraman Curry

Russian Piroshki Minced Meat-Filled Hand Pies

This Russian piroshki recipe makes perfect savoury minced meat-filled pastries, also known as Russian hand pies. Eaten as a snack or with borscht, my baboushka also served piroshki as one of an array of Russian dishes for family gatherings. While we preferred deep-fried piroshki, these can also be baked. They’re another of our best Super Bowl food recipes if you’re looking for solid dishes that will soak up the liquor.

Best Russian Piroshki Recipe for Perfect Savoury Minced Meat-Filled Hand Pies

 

If you don’t find any recipes that inspire you here, also check out our collection of Memorial Day recipes, which is a bit ‘same same but different’, as we say here in Southeast Asia.

First Published 10 February 2022; Updated 9 February 2024

Please do let us know if you make any of our best Super Bowl food recipes, as we’d love to know how they turn out for you.

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