When I think of the Super Bowl, I think of one thing: Buffalo Wings. On average on Super Bowl Sunday over 1.3 BILLION buffalo wings will be consumed. If you love buffalo wings, but don’t want to deal with the mess of them, you can enjoy the flavor in a variety of dishes. Buffalo flavored dishes are taking the culinary world by storm and you can find a way to work it into any diet, from the glutenous to the calorie counting. As you are planning your Super Bowl Sunday menu, consider some of these great buffalo flavored dishes:
If winter has come to your neck of the woods, then you may want to serve a big pot of soup at your Super Bowl party. This is the perfect recipe for a party, you can make a toppings bar with extra blue cheese, hot sauce, veggies and tortilla chips.
If you are not making your own hummus, you are lazy. It is so easy and much healthier than the store bought versions which can be loaded with extra saturated fat and preservatives. My favorite is definitely my buffalo hummus which is great for gameday or any day of the week.
Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps
I will be making these for my Super Bowl party on Sunday and I know everyone will be pleased. You can satisfy those watching their diet and those who want the traditional buffalo wing flavor. They are so simple and easy, take your favorite buffalo chicken (grilled or breaded) and place it in the center of a iceberg lettuce leaf. Top with your favorite blue cheese or ranch dressing and then shaved carrot and celery to add an extra crunch.
I always find men at a party crowding around the crockpot of meatballs and I think that will be no different with these from Neo-Homestead. An easy mix of ground chicken, breadcrumbs, hot sauce and blue cheese makes the perfect party treat.
Tidy Mom took the already perfect Mac and Cheese and made it even better by kicking up the flavor and adding buffalo chicken. The recipe sounds delicious and would certainly leave everyone at your party feeling full and satisfied.
The Gourmand Mom took the traditional lasagna and turned it into layers of spicy sauce and melted cheese. If you want a dish that will let you watch the game and stay out of the kitchen, I would recommend you prepare this ahead of time and let everyone serve themselves. I don’t think anyone will complain!
Cupcake Project created this gem for the Super Bowl this year and I am intrigued! They say it is sweet like corn bread with the perfect balance of hot sauce flavor and blue cheese tang, without being overwhelming.
Any fan of 30 Rock might recognize this crazy treat as Liz Lemon’s favorite, but I would imagine you need an adventurous palate to attempt this one. The idea of buffalo flavored milk shake might make your stomach turn, but it could just be the conversation starter to get your Super Bowl party going. The Charlotte Observer did a great review of the recipe and even suggests turning this shake into shots with a hint of tequila. Now that is an idea I can get my mind around.
If none of these ideas get your taste buds going or you just hate buffalo wings, then check out my Pinterest board which is filled with Super Bowl Party ideas, like Bacon Double Cheeseburger Dip and Jalapeno Chicken Salad.Whatever you decide to make this Sunday, I hope you enjoy the game, the commercials and most importantly, the company.