Instagram has become our new go-to when we are in a little need of some kitchen inspiration. With the big game coming up this Sunday, we paid a visit to our top foodie Instagram accounts to see what they were cooking up. With so many options, we’re off to the store to fill our Urban Market Bags to the brim.
- The “elevated Super Bowl platter” of our dreams by @ainttooproudtomeg is an array of meats and cheeses, plus some creative extras like peanut butter stuffed pretzels, caprese skewers and pepperoncinis. Meg is a good stylist that specializes in cheese and dessert platters and there is no shortage of inspiration to be found here! The Valentine’s Day candy platter puts conversation hearts to shame.
- Super crispy buffalo wings from @bonappetitmag are a gametime classic and happen to be simple to make. This recipe is part of their “Basically” collection, which focuses on foundational cooking skills and easy to accomplish recipes for the busy (or novice) cook. Our other favorite Bon Appetit offshoot, “Healthyish,” celebrates good-for-you but also totally delicious recipes, which are a huge win in our book. For more ideas, you can find them on their own accounts at @basically and @healthy_ish.
- Who knew the secret to the crispiest roasted potatoes was a two step process of boiling and roasting? @food52 doesn’t shy away from a few extra steps to please an audience. Whip up an easy mayo-based dipping sauce with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry (paprika, sugar, vinegar, shallots) and you’ve got a touchdown-worthy dish that will be gone in minutes.
- Fight off the frigid winter temperatures with @smittenkitchen’s three-bean chili. Hearty, healthy and easy, this chili can be prepped ahead or left to slow-cook all day. Deb Perelman, the genius, behind the Smitten Kitchen cookbooks and blog, strikes the perfect balance of easy to accomplish and totally tasty with all of her recipes. Check out her list of party snacks for more gametime recipes like cheddar, beer and mustard pull-apart bread and pimento cheese potato bites.
- This baked potato soup from @nytcooking will definitely give the aforementioned three-bean chili a run for its money. Top this creamy soup with crispy potato skins to give this soup an unfair advantage. The New York Times has curated an amazing roster of contributors and consistently produces some of our favorite recipes and columns, which brings us to our next favorite…
- @alisoneroman and this sour cream and onion dip that is making our mouths water. Pair it with her crispiest potato chips for a homemade game day classic that will deliver a 5-star restaurant experience in the comfort of your own home. We’re also salivating over this spread of fresh veggies with whipped gorgonzola and super easy sweet-spicy mixed nuts.
- Want more to choose from? @thefeedfeed has whipped up an entire game day eats game plan to help you design a menu that can be prepared before kick-off and includes post-cooking drinks for the big event. This community-fueled Instagram account (and website) is overflowing with good ideas like a DIY Bloody Mary bar with homemade mix and an easy-to-assemble sandwich bar. The Feed Feed collects recipes from it’s community of followers so it’s also a great resource to discovering some of the lesser known cooking enthusiasts around the world.
- Simple plant-based recipes with 10 ingredients, one bowl or 30 minutes or less, now this is a strategy we can get behind with @minimalistbaker. Golden turmeric hummus will leave you satisfied and keep you from falling asleep before halftime. Go even bigger with a vegan crudite platter and you’ll be thanking yourself Monday morning.