The Big Game is coming up Sunday. Some people, like me, will actually watch it for the football. Others will tune in just so they can discuss the commercials the next morning at work or with their friends.

No matter which it is for you, or maybe both, the snacks and Big Game food that either you serve or get served goes a long way toward completing the experience.

Here is my list of the 10 best bets, in no particular order, for Big Game cuisine.

1. Burgers. If you get lucky and it is warm enough to toss them on the grill even better but you cannot go wrong with burgers.

Close up of three burgers on the grill

2. Nachos. They differ from your standard chips and dip because of the melted cheese and potential meat and peppers.

Nachos with cheese and guacamole


3. Chili. Everyone thinks their secret recipe is the best. See how yours stacks up with your guests.

Gourmet chili beans with extra lean beef
raul taborda

4. Jalapeno Hush Puppies. Not for everyone for sure. But if you like a little heat with your food they are not a bad option.

Hush Puppies with Fork
George Bailey

5. Popcorn. While hardly an entree but it does serve a place as a filler.

Full red bucket of popcorn.

6. Pulled Pork Sliders. My mouth waters just typing it.

bbq pork sandwich
Jack Puccio

7. Soft Pretzel. Always a good option for your vegetarian guests and something that helps soak up the adult beverages.

Homemade Soft Pretzels with Salt

8. Chips and Salsa. Different from Nachos in that they are just a simple dip and eat. Just keep and eye our for the "double dipper."

Mexican nachos and salsa with female hand
david franklin

9. Pizza. Good any day but extra special good on Big Game Day.

Out of the Oven Pepperoni Pizza

10. Hot Wings. Well duh! What sort of a football watching party would it be without this staple.  If your guests like them hot or mild they will likely be the first thing to disappear. Then watch your couch because someone will sneak wiping their hand on your cushions.

Chicken hot wings and dipping sauce
Joe Belanger

So there you go. Enjoy the game and I hope your team wins. If you are serving these items your party is sure to be a hit. And if you are serving all these tasty morsels... well I haven't decided where I will be watching the game. :)



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