The Ultimate Super Sunday Playbook: 8 Easy Game Day Recipes

The Ultimate Game-Day Playbook: 8 Recipes That Will Be the Hit Of Your Super Sunday Bash

For the last 51 years, the first Sunday in February means football, friends, family, and of course, food. With approximately 111 million viewers, Super Sunday is the second-largest day of food consumption in the US (second only behind Thanksgiving). Here are some of our favorite finger food recipes sure to make you the MVP of your game-day party.

1. Crispy Buffalo Wings

Crispy Buffalo Wings

Everyone knows Game Day isn't complete without buffalo wings. This year, estimates say approximately 1.3 billion wings will be eaten Super Sunday weekend. Here's a recipe from Serious Eats for deliciously crispy Buffalo Wings. Our Tip: Use your Red Copper 5 pc Set pan and fry basket for fast and even heating and super-easy clean-up!

Ingredients

Directions

  • 3 quarts peanut or canola oil (for frying)
  • 4 pounds chicken wings, cut into drumettes and flats
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup Frank's RedHot Sauce
  1. Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and preheat oven to 225°F.
  2. Place oil and chicken wings in a large oven-safe Dutch oven. Heat over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until it registers 200°F.
  3. Cover pot and transfer to oven. Cook until chicken wings are tender but not browned, 40 minutes to 1 hour (chicken should be tender but not falling apart).
  4. Remove pot from oven. Transfer chicken to a rimmed baking sheet lined with paper towels.
  5. Allow chicken to rest at room temperature for at least 1 hour, or cover and rest in the fridge for up to three nights.
  6. When ready to serve, combine butter and Frank's in a small saucepan over medium-low heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until butter is completely melted.
  7. Transfer to a large bowl.
  8. Heat oil to 400°F in your Red Copper Fry Basket.
  9. Carefully add one-third of chicken and cook, stirring and flipping chicken occasionally until golden brown and crisp, about 10 minutes total.
  10. Transfer to bowl with sauce, toss to coat, and serve with blue cheese and celery.

2. Easy Cheesy Queso Dip

Easy Cheesy Queso Dip

This queso dip is quick and easy to make, and totally customizable based on your crowd's tastes! *Pro-Tip: Use a nonstick skillet like one of the Red Copper Frying Pans for easy clean-up (no more wrestling with ooey, gooey melted cheese!)

Ingredients

 Directions

  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno or serrano pepper, chopped finely**
  • 1 cup heavy cream or milk
  • 12 ounces cheese (Monterey Jack works well)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes and green chilies (drained)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • Cilantro, finely chopped
  1. Heat oil in skillet.
  2. Add onions and cook until soft and fragrant, about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add in pepper(s) and cook another minute until fragrant.
  4. Add in rest of ingredients. Stir well until melted.
  5. Serve immediately with tortilla chips.
  6. Optional: top with more chopped cilantro or a little pico de gallo for color and freshness. 

3. Fresh Salsa

Fresh Salsa

You can't have a party without chips and salsa! This recipe for homemade salsa is ready in minutes and uses fresh ingredients to break up the heavy grease and fat of our other favorite game-day recipes. Bonus: you can make it the night before to really let the flavors meld (and it's one less thing to do the day of). 

**Pro-Tip: Cut prep-time (and clean-up time) in half by using Crank Chop to chop your ingredients at the same time!**

Ingredients

Directions

  • 2 medium-large tomatoes
  • ½ red onion (substitute white onion)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno
  • Fresh juice from 1 lime

 

  • Add tomatoes, onion, cilantro, jalapeno, and garlic to your Crank Chop.
  • Crank to chop/puree until desired consistency is reached (fewer cranks for thicker, chunkier salsa).
  • Serve alongside your favorite tortilla chips.
  • Add lime juice, and season with salt to taste. Optional: This salsa recipe can be easily customized to suit any tastes. For a slightly milder salsa, substitute the jalapeno for a can of (mild) diced chilies. Add ½ teaspoon cumin for a fresher, earthier flavor. 


4. Pull-Apart Cheeseburger Sliders

Pull-Apart Cheeseburger Sliders

Behind chicken wings, Game Day often means grilling. This Pull-Apart Cheeseburger Sliders recipe gives you and your guests delicious, grill-worthy cheeseburgers...without the grill. These are a perfect substitution for February grilling and you won't miss any game time being stuck outside flipping burgers! 

Ingredients

Directions

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Slider buns or dinner rolls (12)
  • 12 slices American cheese
  • Pickle slices
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • Optional: sesame seeds, garlic powder
  1.  Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray (for extra easy, speedy clean up use your Red Copper Nonstick 9 x 13 Baking Pan).
  3. Heat olive oil in the skillet over medium heat.
  4. Add in chopped onion and cook until soft and fragrant, about 3-5 minutes.
  5. Add in minced garlic and cook for another minute.
  6. Add ground beef and season with salt and pepper. Cook until brown and cooked through.
  7. Drain fat and liquid from pan, and stir in Worcestershire sauce.
  8. Place bottom halves of slider buns in the bottom of the pan.
  9. Spoon beef evenly over the bottom buns.
  10. Top with cheese slices and pickles if desired.
  11. Replace with top buns, and using a pastry brush, brush with melted butter. Optional: sprinkle tops of buns with sesame seeds and garlic powder to really wow your guests.
  12. Bake for 10-12 minutes until cheese is melty and buns are golden brown.
  13. Serve with traditional burger toppings like lettuce, tomato slices, ketchup, and mustard.

5. Super Easy Brownie Bonanza Pizza Bites

Super Easy Brownie Bonanza Pizza Bites

Skip the takeout—and please everyone's tastebuds—with this super easy, super customizable, and outrageously delicious Brownie Bonanza Pizza Bites.

Ingredients

Directions

 
  • package of premade pizza dough
  • ½ cup of your favorite pizza sauce
  • 1 8-oz. package of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Pepperoni slices, quartered
  • Several slices of fresh mozzarella, quartered
  1. Preheat oven to 425-degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Flour prep surface and pizza dough so it’s easier to handle.
  3. Roll pizza dough flat with a rolling pin, rolling large enough to fit inside the Red Copper Brownie Bonanza pan.
  4. Stretch dough across bottom of Brownie Bonanza.
  5. Add your favorite pizza sauce, coating the top of the dough.
  6. Insert the divider grid.
  7. Add shredded cheese to each square in of the grid rows.
  8. Place pieces of pepperoni on top of the shredded cheese in one row.
  9. For the remaining row, place pieces of fresh mozzarella in each grid, then top with a drop of pizza sauce.
  10. Bake for 20 minutes.
  11. Remove from oven and place on the stand.
  12. Remove grid from pan.
  13. Sprinkle fresh basil over slices made with fresh mozzarella.

6. Easy Homemade Jalapeno Poppers

Easy Homemade Jalapeno Poppers

These Easy Homemade Jalapeno Poppers embody the best parts of Game Day, without going to a crowded bar. They're easy, quick to make, and can be prepared ahead of time. And, with the creamy-crunchy-spicy combination, what's not to love?

Ingredients

Directions

  • 12 jalapeno peppers with stems
  • 1 8 oz package of cream cheese, slightly softened
  • 4 oz shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs, plain
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-2 cups oil for frying

Note: For fast, even heating and easy cleanup, make these with the fry basket in your Red Copper 5 pc Set.

  1. Heat oil to 375. 
  2. Slice peppers along one side, leaving stems intact, and clean out seeds and insides.
  3. Mix together cream cheese and shredded cheddar cheese.
  4. Spoon mixture into each jalapeno. Press seams to close.
  5. Place flour, beaten eggs, and breadcrumbs in separate bowls.
  6. Dip filled jalapenos in flour, then egg (letting excess drip off), then breadcrumbs.
  7. Place in the fry basket and fry in batches until golden brown, 3-5 minutes.
  8. Remove from oil and place on paper towels to drain excess oil.

7. [Spiked] Touchdown Tea

(Spiked) Touchdown Tea

Yes, any good Game Day party has plenty of beer. But, if you're looking to give your guests choices, this Spiked Touchdown Tea is delicious, refreshing, and easy to make for a crowd!

Ingredients

Directions

  • 7 oz bourbon (whiskey or vodka would also work well)
  • 7 oz tea
  • 3 oz simple syrup
  • 3 oz lemon juice
  • Fresh Mint
  1. Combine ingredients in pitcher or punch bowl.
  2. Serve over ice with a garnish of fresh mint and a lemon wedge.
  3. As always, be sure to drink responsibly.

And, finally, for dessert:

8. Brownie Bonanza Football Brownies

Brownie Bonanza Football Brownies

Brownies are the perfect finger-food dessert for watching the Big Game—no fork and knife required! The base recipe for these brownies comes from My Four and More. Baking these ultra-fudgy brownies in your Red Copper Brownie Bonanza is the ultimate method for getting perfect, uniform brownies to serve your crowd. The football-themed decorations will make this dessert the MVP of your Game Day party.

Ingredients

Directions 

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • Optional: ½ cup chocolate chips or chunks
  • For Decorations: white icing (in piping bag)
  1. Preheat oven to 350℉.
  2. Combine ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Pour batter into Brownie Bonanza Pan and spread evenly.
  4. Insert grid, making sure it reaches the bottom of the pan.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  6. Cool for about 10 minutes before removing perfectly-cut brownies from pan.
  7. Once brownies are cool, use your white icing to pipe football laces on top of each brownie.

 

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