Super Bowl recipes for smaller watch parties

Amanda M. Rye
  • Limit your party to people you live with, or if you’re able, project the game onto a wall in an outdoor area where everyone can practice appropriate social distancing.
  • If game-day classics are your thing, consider conducting a food swap. Make a designated spot for friends to drop off and pick up portions of certain dishes, so that everyone gets a variety without having to cook all day.
  • Or, if you’ve caught the cooking bug and want to experiment, this smaller gathering can serve as a focus group as you try out new recipes.
  • Made too much food? That’s okay. Remember, plenty of game-watching fare can be repurposed for future meals; you can freeze leftover chili for later, and turn those extra ribs into tacos or enchiladas.
  • Select recipes, like snack mixes and mini pizzas, that are easy to scale down. Most of The Post’s recipes feature a scaling button to help you do just that. Keep in mind, however, that when scaling a recipe, cooking times and temperatures, pan sizes and seasonings may be affected, so adjust accordingly. (Also, amounts listed in the directions will not reflect the changes made to ingredient amounts.)

Here is a batch of Super Bowl eats that can easily be scaled down for Super Bowl LV. You’ll want to bookmark them now, too, for next year when we can — we hope — watch the game with a crowd.

Bean and Barley Chili. Scale down this hearty chili, or make a big batch and drop off some to a friend’s house. Chili freezes well, too.

Savory Cereal Snack Mix. You can make a big batch to portion, package and drop off, or make a smaller batch for just your household.

Muffin Tin Deep Dish Pizza. Your muffin tin is a handy way to make small portions easy. These kid-friendly deep dish pizzas will win the evening. Gather the ingredients and then make as many or as few as you need.

Hot Buffalo Chicken Dip. The most classic, salty-tangy-spicy game-day item; you can of course leave out the chicken to make it vegetarian. It easily scales down to four servings.

Cocoa Yogurt Snacking Cake. A dessert is always welcome, especially this simple, one-layer snacking cake. For something a little different, check out this Simple Sesame Cake. Both are one-bowl cakes that come together in minutes and require no stand mixer or fancy pans.

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