Recipes for Super Bowl Party – MY TOP 10 RECIPES FOR YOUR SUPER BOWL PARTY

 The big game is less than a week away and the party has already started in the New York/New Jersey area. Hotels are booked, both teams are already here and attending events all over the  area. I live and work within miles of Met Life Stadium ( I still call it Giant’s Stadium. Sorry Jet Fans). I’m already starting to notice an increase in traffic and activity surrounding the Meadowlands sports complex. This is a great shot of activity and business in the area that we all can use. I’m happy for New York City and New Jersey. We get to showcase the greatest game in the greatest city. I only wish it wasn’t  5 degrees here.

If you are not going to be at the game then chances are you might be hosting a Super Bowl party. Here is a list of great finger food and snacks you can serve with an Italian flair. These aren’t your usual Buffalo Wing/Pig in the Blanket recipes. We know that the game is the most important thing….but what you serve at the party is right up there.

One of my favorite recipe for a party favorite is Scacciata Catanese.

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This is a stuffed bread that is delicious and filled with pepperoni and provolone cheese and fried onions. You you can slice it into individual servings for your guests. Here is the posting with the recipe.

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Wings are also a staple at Super Bowl parties. Here is a recipe for Super Bowl Sicilian Wings.

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These wings are marinated in lemon juice, Italian spices and vinegar and smeared with onions. Finger licking good. Here is the post and recipe.

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Calzones are also great party food.

Calzone Barese

You can stuff a calzone with whatever your heart desires. You can use the traditional ricotta and ham filling, Italian meats and cheeses, Italian sausage and peppers, etc. Here is a sweet and savory calzone that is stuffed with onions and olives and raisins. Here is the recipe

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Pizza is a hit at any party. This Sicilian pizza can be cut into smaller pieces for your party and served on a platter with tooth picks.

Sicilian PizzaYou can either make the dough yourself or buy ready-made pizza dough at your local bakery or supermarket. I prefer my homemade dough but if you need to cut corners, why not? Here is the post with the recipe.

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Eggplant Capanata might not seem like a good party food but it depends on how you serve it.

Eggplant CaponataThis is an ideal bruschetta topping to put on slices of toasted Italian bread. You can top crackers with capanata but it will taste much better on Italian bread. A tray of this will disappear fast. This was one of my first postings and a family favorite. Here is the recipe.

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Sandwiches, or as we like to call them in Brooklyn, “Sangwiches”, are a party favorite. You can make party sandwiches with any filling you want. But here is a little twist. Why not make eggplant sandwiches? Melanzane in Carrozza are little eggplant sandwiches filled with mozzarella or Fontina cheese and fresh sage leaves.

Eggplant sandwichYou can serve these whole or cut them in quarters and serve them with toothpicks. You can find the recipe here.

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A platter of Stuffed Mushrooms goes a long way.

stuffed mushroomsThis is not a vegetarian version. It’s filled with Italian sausage, bell peppers and onions and plenty of Romano cheese. I cook these in white wine, garlic and olive oil. Give your guests some crusty Italian bread to sop up the gravy under these mushrooms. Here is how they are made.

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When you have a party you can’t forget the dessert. Here are three easy to make favorites of mine.

What can be more American than Baseball, Football and Apple Pie?

apple pieAgain, if you want to buy ready-made pie crust to save time you can. Making the filling is easy. Here is the recipe.

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I know it’s a Super Bowl party, but who doesn’t like Italian Cheese Cake?

Italian cheese cakeIf you’re serving coffee or espresso, this creamy ricotta cheese cake will end the evening on a high note. Even if your team didn’t win the game. Here is how it’s made.

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Want to make a dessert to feed a large crowd? This sheet Crumb Cake is a hit at all my family gatherings.

crumb cakeIt’s easy to make and everyone loves crumb cake. Here is the posting and recipe.



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About Peter Bocchieri

Peter was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and is a second generation Italian-American. He has a degree in Journalism from Long Island University and is an avid photographer, gardener and pet owner. When Peter is not out selling, he is relaxing at his Rockland County home and cooking for his sons, Michael and Joseph, family and friends. Peter's passion for food was inspired by his Mother's and Grandmother's cooking, but at the age of 10 Peter felt he could do it better himself, so he did.
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