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Bowl Appetit: Recipes For A Super Soiree


Skip the wings and switch up your usual Super Bowl menu with these recipes.

It’s not just a game, it’s a party.

The Super Bowl is an excellent excuse for a party—invite your friends and his, splitting the guest list between those who are both pro and con football. If you’re into the game, hoot and holler with the other fans; if not, there’ll be lots of other guests.

Traditional Super Bowl fare consists of beer, burgers and pizza. This year, expand the menu with the following upgrades to the usual menu:

Seven Layer Taco Dip

Prep Time: 30 Min

Ready In: 30 Min


  • 1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
  • 1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
  • 1 (16 ounce) jar salsa
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 bunch chopped green onions
  • 1 small head iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 1 (6 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese


1) In a medium bowl, blend the taco seasoning mix and refried beans. Spread the mixture onto a large serving platter.

2) Mix the sour cream and cream cheese in a medium bowl. Spread over the refried beans.

3) Top the layers with salsa. Place a layer of tomato, green bell pepper, green onions and lettuce over the salsa, and top with Cheddar cheese. Garnish with black olives.

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