Though Super Bowl is all about football, finger-licking food is equally important. So, JCPenney has gathered all the cookware, bakeware, and serveware you’ll need to put together a crowd-pleasing game day spread. And, to get you started, we have carefully curated the 3 most delicious recipes to follow.
Best-Ever Mac & Cheese
Creamy, cheesy, and melt-in-your-mouth delicious.
1 lb. elbow macaroni
2 c. milk
3 tbsp. butter and 2 tbsp. melted butter
1 c. shredded cheddar
1 c. shredded Monterey jack
3 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. ranch dressing
1/3 c. buffalo sauce
3/4 c. panko breadcrumbs
Freshly ground black pepper
8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
For garnish: chopped chives
Step 1: Preheat oven to 375° and butter a 9×13” baking dish.
Step 2: In a large pot, boil salted water and cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain the pasta and set it aside.
Step 3: Melt 3 tbsp of the butter in a medium pot over medium.
Step 4: Add flour and cook, stirring, 1 minute.
Step 5: Gradually add milk to flour mixture. Whisk constantly until mixture thickens (approximately 5 minutes).
Step 6: Remove pot from heat.
Step 7: In the baking dish, transfer the pasta, flour mixture, and all the cheeses. Mix until the cheeses are fully melted.
Step 8: Stir in ranch dressing and buffalo sauce.
Step 9: Season with salt and pepper, and fold in the crumbled bacon.
Step 10: Mix panko with melted butter and sprinkle on top.
Step 11: Bake for about 25 to 30 minutes – until it appears golden.
Step 12: Garnish with chives and more buffalo sauce when serving.
Pigs in a Blanket
Easy to make ahead and a totally epic appetizer for game day.
1 tube crescent rolls of 8-oz.
1 package mini cocktail wieners of 12-oz.
4 tbsp. melted butter
For sprinkling: coarse salt
Step 1: Preheat oven to 375°.
Step 2: Unroll crescent sheets on a lightly floured surface and tear where perforated.
Step 3: Use a sharp knife or pizza cutter to cut each triangle into 3 smaller triangles.
Step 4: Place a cocktail wiener on the thick side of each triangle then gently roll to the thinner side.
Step 5: Transfer to a baking sheet.
Step 6: Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with coarse salt.
Step 7: Bake until golden (about 12 to 15 minutes).
French Dip Sliders
Incredibly delicious, comforting, and easy to eat.
12 slider buns, halved
1 lb. thinly sliced deli roast beef
12 slices provolone cheese
1 large onion, thinly sliced
5 tbsp. butter (divided)
1 1/2 c. low-sodium beef broth
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp. clove garlic, minced
2 sprigs, plus 1/4 teaspoon fresh thyme
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350°.
Step 2: Melt 2 tbsp butter in a large skillet, on medium-high.
Step 3: Add the sliced onion, thyme sprigs, and season with salt and pepper. Stir occasionally, until caramelized, (about 15 minutes). Then, discard the thyme sprigs.
Step 4: On a large baking sheet, place the bottom halves of slider buns. Add on top the roast beef, provolone cheese, caramelized onions, and slider bun tops.
Step 5: Melt 2 tbsp butter and brush on top of buns. Sprinkle with coarse salt, garlic powder, and parsley.
Step 6: Bake until sliders are warmed through (about 10 to 15 minutes).
Make au jus
Step 7: Add the remaining 1 tbsp butter to the same large skillet and melt on medium heat.
Step 8: Sprinkle some garlic and cook until fragrant.
Step 9: Add beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, and thyme. Season with salt and pepper and simmer until slightly reduced (10 minutes).
Step 10: Serve the sliders with au jus for dipping.
No matter which team you are rooting for, these Super Bowl recipes will make sure you score big when it comes to the food. What’s your favorite food for game day? Share your delicious food pictures and recipes with us by tagging #AllAtJCP. Then follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see if you get featured.