Food Network Legend Guy Fieri Shares 1 Tip for Planning Your Super Bowl Food Menu

Planning a menu for Super Bowl Sunday is never easy, and during a global pandemic, it’s even more complicated. Most people aren’t hosting huge parties and having potlucks meaning they’ll need to come up with their own appetizers. But Food Network host Guy Fieri knows exactly how to keep his family pleased during the big game.

The best part about Fieri’s Super Bowl menu advice? It may even save you money.

Guy Fieri is keeping things simple for the 2021 Super Bowl

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Like so many Americans, the Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives star is scaling back a bit on his Super Bowl offerings this year. He’s planning to put together BBQ Bacon Meatball Sliders using King’s Hawaiian bread. Fieri created the dish as part of a brand partnership with King’s Hawaiian and so far it’s a perfect match, Delish reported.

“This right here with the bacon and the ground beef, the King’s Hawaiian, the barbecue sauce, it gives you, especially since this isn’t necessarily barbecue season all around the country…that experience without having to go out there and fire up the grill. I think this is going to be a big hit,” he told the publication.

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It can be tempting to rush out the grocery store to stock up on game day dishes. But Fieri insists that extra effort and expense isn’t worth it. Especially if you’re only hosting your nearest and dearest for the 2021 Super Bowl.

The Food Network superstar encourages fans to “step outside of your daily routine” and find more creative ways to put together ingredients you already own. Instead of making a list of what’s missing, he recommends keeping an inventory of what’s in stock and then making new combinations that are exciting for the palate.

Of course, it can’t hurt to keep some King’s Hawaiian rolls in stock if you also want to try Fieri’s tasty slider recipe.

Other celebrity chef Super Bowl menus

Fieri isn’t the only one with suggestions for what types of appetizers to eat and serve during the Super Bowl.

In 2020, Barefoot Contessa star Ina Garten recommended her very addictive Pan-Fried Onion Dip, which she claims some followers devour so quickly before a party that they have to make a second batch to serve.

Foodie Chrissy Teigen gets a little controversial by serving her guacamole with cheese, which she gets plenty of backlash for doing.

“Guacamole is a sacred thing to people. Adding cheese to it is kind of like when Bravo introduces a new Housewife. You want to hate her. You don’t like change. But she grows on you and, eventually, you can’t watch the show any other way,” she once said.

Meanwhile, the Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond agrees with Fieri on the sliders idea for a simple yet filling appetizer. She also shared recipes for French fries, quesadillas, wings, salsa, and Mexican layer dip on her website.

Fieri and these other celeb chefs agree that you can’t go wrong with the classics no matter who’s coming over for dinner.