Tips for Super Bowl Sunday


Enjoy warm or refrigerate until later. 

Brittany Moon

Super Bowl Sunday is a day that many sports fanatics look forward to right when the NFL season begins. For some, it is a day to watch their favorite team win a championship. For others, it is simply a day spent with friends, watching the half time show and commercials with plenty of appetizers, snacks and drinks to go around. The key to throwing a successful, and most of all fun Super Bowl soiree, is to know who you are throwing it for.

Talk to your friends who will attend the party. Ask for suggestions for appetizers or what some of their favorite snacks are. With luck, you may be able to whip up a few things everyone will love.

Preparing the dishes can be almost as fun as eating them. Delegating a few small tasks to other attendees can make your life much easier.

Decorations can be left up to discretion. If your party will mainly be your college buddies, they probably won’t care as much about the decorations you took a ton of time to put together. Focusing on providing good food and drink will be your best bet.

Many options exist when it comes to deciding which foods will be best for this event. Dips of any kind are usually a safe bet, since they are relatively casual and can be shared. Another popular dish served during the Super Bowl is hot wings or pizza.

In order to stick to those New Year’s resolutions, but still throw an awesome party, there are a few options for healthier pizza and wings. One option would be to make a cauliflower pizza crust to cut out carbs but maintain an almost identical taste. Another option is to make cauliflower buffalo wings. Another bonus of this option is if any of your vegetarian friends watch the Super Bowl with you. Below is a simple cauliflower buffalo wing recipe with Greek yogurt dipping sauce.

Cauliflower bites


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 22 ounces cauliflower florets
  • ¾ cup Franks [or other brand] Hot Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter [preferably unsalted]


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees and lightly spray baking sheet
  • Combine water, flour and garlic powder in a bowl and stir until well combined
  • Dip or otherwise coat the cauliflower pieces with the mixture and place on baking sheet
  • Bake for 20 minutes, during the 20 minutes while baking, combine hot sauce and butter
  • Remove cauliflower and pour hot sauce mixture over baked cauliflower and continue baking for another five minutes
  • Let cool and enjoy

Greek Yogurt Ranch Dipping Sauce

Two options are available for this recipe depending on how much work you would like to put into the dip. The first option is a bit more simple and fiscal. The second is from scratch, and might be a good recipe to master for future use.

Option 1


  • 1 17.6-ounce container of Greek yogurt
  • 1 packet of dry dressing mix (Use discretion and use small amounts at a time to achieve the taste you want)
  • Combine ingredients into bowl, stirring thoroughly and tasting occasionally to ensure correct flavor is achieved.

Option 2

  • 2 cups full fat Greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme


Combine all ingredients in bowl and mix thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate one hour until serving.

With these recipe options, Super Bowl Sunday is sure to be a hit. Whether you’re a fan of the Broncos, Panthers or the halftime acts, it’s sure to be a tasty, festive day.