The Super Bowl is about football, until you realize every viewing party you creep into feels like a stadium of good eats built to show off the dopest-social-currency-poppin’ homemade dish you can.
Don’t be caught empty handed at your function, moochin’ off the goods.
Here are nine of the craziest party dishes made from items off of our favorite fast food menus. Just imagine your friends snappin’ pictures and screamin, “Daammmmn dawg is that an IN-N-OUT PIE?!”
Taco Bell Lasagna
No one worth a damn is going to just bring a regular lasagna to the Super Bowl gathering. That’s why you’re going to want to bring the hottest party food of recent memory, the ultra viral TACO BELL LASAGNA. Originating from a fever dream of a blogger who couldn’t decide between Taco Bell or a lasagna, they mashed the two together using roughly $80 worth of T-Bell ingredients. Live Mas.
Moms might not be impressed with this one, but your college roommates that have been missing since the last Super Bowl party sure will be. The best thing about this dish is that it is so Instagram-worthy you can completely mess up the recipe and no one will say anything because they’ll be bathing in LIKES. #yourewelcome
DIY Mac & Cheese-Stuffed Doritos
Photo: Tym Bussanich
Everyone enjoys a DIY project. It makes them feel like Martha Stewart pre-jail… or post, it really doesn’t matter. Mac & Cheese-Stuffed Doritos are the Super Bowl snack THEY did not know they were missing in their lives and you are the Food Messiah for delivering. If you bring this dish to the party, it’s likely you’ll dead all the other basic Doritos in their place. If you don’t want to be looked at with pure envy by every person who thought bringing regular chips to the party was okay (it’s not), keep looking, this isn’t the dish for you.
Firehouse Subs Stadium
Calling all overachievers, show-offs, that annoying kid in class who always volunteers, or anyone looking to impress someone who appreciates aesthetic of food architecture – this is the dish for you. On the upside, if you get it right, this dish could have you riding Pinterest fame until at least next week. On the downside, nothing says I have too much free time on my hands like showing up to the party with a Zoolander school-sized football stadium made entirely from Firehouse subs. Is the 15 minutes of fame worth it? Probably.
No, this is not just a regular pizza with Wienerschnitzel toppings. The dough is made from ground up corn dog batter, a sauce of Wienerschnitzel chili and ranch, and topped with cheese, onions, chopped corn dogs, and jalapenos. You’re gonna break some hearts with this one… in more ways than one.
White Castle Pizza
Photo: SF Gate
Harold and Kumar fans everywhere rejoice! The gourmet hot dogs and patties on the grill will soon be forgotten when you show up with everyone’s favorite food topped with their favorite burger to talk about but never actually order themselves.
Disclaimer: This dish may cause the game to be paused because a liquored-up party-goer feels compelled to share an overly detailed nostalgic story about White Castle (or where they were when they first watched Harold and Kumar). Proceed with caution.
Chicken Nugget Nachos
Photo: Tym Bussanich
Not only are nachos the ultimate boozy shareable party food, but everyone from toddlers to the nice elderly neighbor you had to invite enjoys cheese served on fried carbs. The chip and cheese combo is cute and all, but to accompany your seventh beer of the day (not judging), nothing says football like combining two bar favorites to make one ultimate party dish. Chicken nugget nachos are real and as you can guess, they’re dangerously easy to make en masse. The super simple recipe will allow for less time in the kitchen and more time in front of the television. Like the halftime show, this dish is sure to be flawless.
Bacon Wrapped Doritos Locos Taco
Photo: Dude Foods
This dish probably will take some time and a little hand eye coordination, but Nick of the notorious DudeFoods blog has a perfect instructional post on the matter. Don’t be afraid of “weaving” tacos, especially when it comes taking something as buzzworthy as a Doritos Locos Taco and making sure its entire surface area is covered with bacon.
Beer and Maple Bacon Battered Fried Krispy Kremes
Photo: Dude Foods
‘Nuff said. *Drops mic*