Vegan Super Bowl Eats That are a Culinary Touchdown
Wow your omnivore friends during the big game with tasty vegan chow.
Are you ready for some football? Naturally. Are you ready to blitz your Super Bowl party-going friends with tons of vegan dips, dogs, and desserts (and let’s not forget a cold brew or two)? You will be, with our handy round up of scrumptious animal-free options. Scroll down, apron up, and get ready to score a culinary touchdown with Steelers and Packers fans alike.
A Super Bowl party just isn’t a Super Bowl party without an ice-cold case of beer. Make sure to avoid animal-based additives like casein by sticking to vegan brews, such as those found in VN’s Vegan Beer Guide. Super Bowl classics such as Bud Light, Coors Light, Corona, and Miller are animal-friendly, cheap, and easier to get your hands on than a fumbled ball. For the more discerning crowd, Abita, Blue Moon, Dogfish Head, and New Belgium Brewing Co. are also vegan. Stick a bottle in your favorite “I heart Tofu” koozie and you’ll be good to go.
Classic tortilla chips and assorted dips are the bread and butter of any Super Bowl party, and you don’t have to be the one who always brings the vegetable platter (though if you do, don’t forget the Vegan Ranch Dressing). Tortilla chips go great with Black Bean Dip, Holy Guacamole, and Chili con Queso (or combine all three in a Seven-Layer Dip). Pita chips pair perfectly with Spinach and Artichoke Dip or Roasted Red Pepper Dip. They’re all so delicious, you might want to bring an extra bag of Tostito’s Scoops Tortilla Chips just to be prepared.
The Main Event
In between first downs and field goals, everyone is going to want to tackle a plate of something savory. Luckily, there are tons of vegan faux-meats to satisfy the hungriest of guests. There are always the tried-and-true veggie burgers such as Boca and Morningstar Farms, but you can also whip up some Magical Meatball Burgers to thrill your guests’ taste buds. Hot dogs and vegan sausages are no problem; both Smart Dogs and Tofurky make great vegan ones—just don’t forget the Daiya cheddar cheese shreds, purple onion, and Three Bean Veggie Chili on top! Of course you’ll need some sides to go with those, right? Macaroni and Cheese, Super Stuffed Potato Skins, Coleslaw, and Potato Salad are great game-day go-tos.
If you and your guests aren’t already stuffed to the gills with vegan goodness by the fourth quarter, shame on you. Either way, there’s always room for dessert. Try some Game Day Football Cookies or add some green and yellow icing with “GB” and “P” to Jelly Donut Cupcakes for a team-themed dessert. If you’re looking for lighter fare, some Apple Dumplings or Healthy Strawberry Crisp would be perfect for game-ending hail Mary passes and overtimes.
With these delicious big game options, you will have a super successful February 6. Nobody will miss buffalo wings and burgers; however, you might be to blame when your guests miss a touchdown while grabbing a fourth helping.
Photo courtesy of Kate Echle
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