If you're rooting for the Atlanta Falcons come Super Bowl 51, then there's a good chance you'll be rocking red and black on Feb. 5. But why does the spirit have to stop with your wardrobe? You could also enjoy one of the many red and black Falcons inspired recipes during the game as a sign of support.
With dozens of invites to Super Bowl parties, your friends and family chose to go to your place for the Sunday game. Give them more reasons to come back next year with a planned yet easy thematic Super Bowl feast. To ensure that every guest is satisfied, ask around to see what sorts of appetizers and drinks they prefer when they watch the Falcons win.
True blue (or, rather, red) Falcons fans may opt to cook Southern-inspired food for this year's game. And while warm southern food is comforting for the soul, it's not the only way to show your love (and possibly luck) for Atlanta's fave football team. In fact, some food is linked to being good luck for the Falcons. CNBC reported on GrubHub's findings that chicken noodle soup and chicken salad were ordered 195 percent more on days that the team won versus the days that they lost.
Yes, your team may win the big game, but want to know the best result? You'll be full and satisfied thanks to these red and black Falcons recipes no matter what the score is at the end of the game.
1. Barbecue Bacon Chicken Sliders
These barbecue bacon chicken sliders from Cooking For Keeps offer maximum flavor at a minimum mess. Bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, and chicken — what more could you ask for in an appetizer?
2. Hearty Margherita Pizza
Pizza gives you the best bang for your buck whenever you're serving a large number of guests. You can check with your guests to see what toppings you want to load up on and which you prefer to do without. This cheesy creation will leave you and your stomach satisfied. Try out this hearty margherita pizza from Wholefully for your Super Bowl party.
3. Red Velvet Poke Cake
It's also never too early or late in the day to indulge on a sweet treat, especially on Super Bowl Sunday. Enjoy your team's colors with this red velvet poke cake with cream cheese frosting recipe from Averie Cooks.
4. Crispy Beef Street Tacos
It may not be Tuesday, but Taco Sunday seems like an even better idea. Tacos are also a cost effective way to feed a large crowd. Whip up these crispy beef street tacos from Cooking For Keeps in your kitchen to prepare for game day.
5. Red Wine Spritzers
Running on all food without any drinks is a surefire way to make you thirsty. For a quick cool down, sip on these red wine spritzers from Brooklyn Supper. Remember to have drinks stocked and on-hand for any kids attending the party too.
6. Turkey Chili
It's best to heat up with something warm and hearty on a cold February day. Serve and scoop out some of this Super Bowl turkey chili from Damn Delicious. This turkey chili will leave you full, satisfied, and may prevent you from overindulging on other appetizers and desserts on game day.
7. Cookies and Cream Popcorn
You can have the best of both worlds with a sweet yet crunchy treat. Kids and adults alike will love this unique cookies and cream popcorn from Deliciously Yum. Have some takeaway bags next to the popcorn so that guests can easily munch on this snack or save it for later.
8. Baked Buffalo Spicy Chicken Drumsticks
Baked instead of fried doesn't mean these chicken wings will disappoint. Southern inspired recipes definitely know how to make a great chicken wing. Taste them for yourself by recreating this baked buffalo spicy chicken drumsticks with blue cheese recipe from Climbing Grier Mountain.
9. Five Ingredient Watermelon Margarita Granita
Consuming a lot of savory and salty foods may leave you in the mood for something fruity. Sample this recipe for a five ingredient watermelon margarita granita from Cooking For Keeps. The adult approved "dessert" will leave everyone in the room happy and ready to watch the Falcons win.
10. Nutella Berry Crostini
Who doesn't love Nutella? Create this crowd-pleaser with the Nutella berry crostini recipe from Deliciously Yum. The berry, Nutella, and crostini flavors will come together to bring your guests coming back asking for more.
11. BBQ Black Beans
Beans may be good for the heart, but they also taste amazing in your mouth. Like the chili recipe, these beans are great for cold winter days. Cook up and serve these BBQ black beans from Food Doodles as a side for Super Bowl Sunday this year.