Super Bowl XLIX: 49 recipe ideas

We hope you weren't planning to settle for a bag of chips and a packaged dip while watching Super Bowl XLIX, but if you were, we found 49 recipes that might just change your mind.

Our selections are heavy on the cheese, bacon, and carbs, which means you'll be eating like a linebacker. As it should be.

Vote "Nom" or "Nope" on each of the recipes, which you can also find on our Pinterest page. The Sports Illustrated staff will cook up the top choices for our newsroom Super Bowl party (which, truth be told, is an more of an eat-while-you-work shindig). We'll share photos -- even if it's not pretty. (Spoiler: Ever heard of a Pinterest fail? Yeah, expect those.)

Planning to prepare any of these recipes on game day? Tweet or Instagram your photo using the hashtag #49Recipes and let us know how they tasted.

  • 1
    1Chocolate dipped Strawberry footballs
    So romantic.

  • 2
    2Slutty Brownies
    Three desserts in one?! Who could say no to that?

  • 3
    3Fancy Pigs in a Blanket
    Only the finest Pigs in a Blanket for the Super Bowl.

  • 4
    4Artichoke and Bacon Dip
    Bacon makes it better.

  • 5
    5Cheesy Bacon Ranch Dip
    Drink it with a straw or dip crackers in it, your call.

  • 6
    6Stuffed Pizza Cupcakes
    Not actually cupcakes ... maybe better.

  • 7
    7Maple Nut Popcorn
    Sweet and salty, just like your Super Bowl party guests.

  • 8
    8Football Whoopie Pies

  • 9
    9Three Cheese Hot Artichoke Dip
    For those who prefer their cheese "cubed."

  • 10
    10Slow cooker Mac & Cheese
    Worth the wait.

  • 11
    11Football shaped Proscuitto and Asiago Rice Cakes
    For your high style Super Bowl party.

  • 12
    12Caramelized Onion Dip
    Obvious party staple.

  • 13
    13Nutella Chocolate Football Truffles
    It's Nutella.

  • 14
    14Taco Dip in a Football Bread Bowl
    Because everything is better in a bread bowl.

  • 15
    15Mac & Cheese Tater Tots
    Take the two best things on the planet and combine them, and you get this.

  • 16
    16Bacon Cheddar Ranch Pull Apart Bread
    This mixture of tastiness should be illegal.

  • 17
    17Soft Pretzel Bites
    The softer the better.

  • 18
    18Cauliflower Buffalo Bites
    Because vegans deserve to drown themselves in buffalo sauce, too.

  • 19
    19Cocoa Crispy Rice Treat Football
    Warning: This should not be used as an actual football.

  • 20
    20Mini Lasagna Cups
    These are not like your grandma used to make.

  • 21
    21Lentil Sloppy Joes
    You're not in elementary school anymore.

  • 22
    22Skillet Cookie
    Pro tip: Top this with some ice cream and dig in.

  • 23
    23Party Mix for Grownups
    It's okay to enjoy this mix en masse, because it's for "grownups."

  • 24
    24Grandma’s Zeppole
    No one can say no to fried dough. No one.

  • 25
    25Texas Red Chili
    Add a little five-alarm fun to your Super Bowl party.

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  • 26
    26Chocolate Oatmeal Cream Pie Footballs
    Oatmeal is healthy, right? RIGHT?

  • 27
    27Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Football Dip
    It's cookie dough shaped like a football. Need we say more?

  • 28
    28Mini Spicy Buffalo Chicken Balls with Blue Cheese and Hot Sauce
    You get the taste of bufffalo wings, but they're dunkable and have no bone carnage.

  • 29
    29Chicken Bacon Ranch Pinwheels
    We're spinning for these.

  • 30
    30Chocolate Cheese Ball
    Easily could double as an appetizer and dessert.

  • 31
    31Beer candied bacon
    Beer. Candied. Bacon.

  • 32
    32S'mores Dip
    Okay, pay attention. First, you take the graham, then you stick it in the already gooey s'more stuff. Then you scarf. Kind of messy, but goon, try some.

  • 33
    33Bacon Cheddar Beer Bread Footballs
    The four basic food groups: bacon, cheese, beer and bread.

  • 34
    34Mozzarella Pillows
    They're called mozzarella pillows.

  • 35
    35Guacamole Bacon Bites
    It's like chips and dip, but instead of chips, you use bacon.

  • 36
    36Buffalo Chicken Cupcakes
    This cupcake has all the things.

  • 37
    37Taco Cupcakes
    Bite-sized tacos!

  • 38
    38Turkey Avocado Onigiri Footballs
    Make sure you have something healthy to offer that one guest who's still committed to his or her New Year's resolution.

  • 39
    39Frozen Footballs
    Don't let them get too soft ... #Deflategate.

  • 40
    40Football-Shaped Oreo Truffles

  • 41
    41Bacon-Wrapped Tater Tot Bombs
    Possibly the greatest invention ever.

  • 42
    42Oven Fries with Herbs and Pecorino
    Also known as cheese fries.

  • 43
    43BLT Hot Dogs with Caraway Remoulade
    Hot dogs are good. Bacon-wrapped hot dogs are great.

  • 44
    44Oven "Fried" Pickles with Skinny Herb Buttermilk Ranch Dip
    Bring a little Southern charm to your party.

  • 45
    45Mini Sriracha Chicken Pot Pies Recipe
    Described as a "Party in a Jar."

  • 46
    46Popcorn Party Mix
    The word "party" is in the name, so you know this popcorn is a good time.

  • 47
    47Basic Fudgey Brownies
    Sweet gooeyness.

  • 48
    48Game day Nachos
    The ultimate appetizer.

  • 49
    49Order pizza
    Location of Choice
    Because sometimes, you just want someone else to do all the work.

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