Italian flavors are always crowd pleasers. These are some of my most favorite Italian style party foods. I don’t know a lot about football, but I sure do know about food. I’m giving you some last minute ideas, a few super easy, even if you’re not a big cook, a few thing dishes that are great to take to a party, and a few dishes that take a little time. Enjoy!
The SUPER EASY Super Bowl Party Food, Italian Style
This is THE recipe for authentic bruschetta. I learned it in Italy. Improve up in by adding crumbled bacon!
White Bean Bruschetta Canned white beans, olive oil, lemon go in a blender, making this super easy as you can make ahead. Top with crispy proscuitto or bacon.
Smoked Salmon Cheesecake with Video. So easy a five year old can put it together. Watch the video if you don’t believe me.
Tuscan Kale Salad with Almonds, Pecorino and Lemon. I promise you this makes a party happy, and I promise you people will eat it all, every bite, because while Super Bowl is a pig out type of day, someone, if not everyone will look for something healthy. This would go great with the mock porchetta.
Pasta with Broccoli and Anchovy Sauce – I had to include a pasta. This is fantastic and just as good at room temperature. You won’t taste the anchovies, but you’ll keep going back for more, because it’s flavor driven.
Super Bowl Party Food, Italian Style Requiring a Few Hours of Cooking Time
Mock Porchetta (Italian pulled pork sorta). Serve on crusty rolls with arugula. Fancy Man Food.
Bolognese Sliders – Way better than Sloppy Joe’s. The bolognese also can be served over pasta.
Zucchini Fritters – So old school, they are new school.
Bean soups are amazing crowd pleasers. Serve with no knead rosemary bread.
Bean Soup Tuscan Style with tomatoes, crunchy rice and bacon. You can skip the rice, but the bacon does make it better.
Snowcap Heirloom Beans with Shrimp and Olives I served this at a super bowl party two years ago. Delicious. Unique.
Christmas Lima Bean Soup with Olives and Lemon. It’s hard to describe how meaty good this soup is.
Chocolate Cupcakes with a recipe that feeds a very large crowd and everyone LOVES these. All ingredients go in one bowl together, making this as easy as box cake, but, let’s be clear; this is not a box cake. It’s amazing. I promise.
Rosemary Dried Plum Oatmeal Cookies A stroke of genius hit me one day to make this sweet, savory chewy cookie.
I’m so excited for the Super Bowl, especially those commercials!