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Whether your family is rooting for the Denver Broncos or the San Francisco 49ers, great game day foods will make you a winner with the whole family.

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Over 100 million viewers will watch Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, February 2. Kick-off time is 6:30 p.m. ET at MetLife Stadium for the first outdoor, cold weather Super Bowl.

Enjoy these game day foods at halftime or host a pregame party for family and friends.

Bacon Parmesan Popcorn

Our friends at Smoked 'N Grilled offer this tasty snack combining the award winning taste of bacon with parmesan and popcorn.

2 Quarts popped popcorn (we use air popped)
3 Tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon bacon salt (found at most grocers)
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 250° F. Hint: We use a large paper bag for tossing.

Melt butter and pour over popped popcorn, tossing until evenly coated.

Mix the bacon salt and parmesan together and sprinkle the mixture over the buttered popcorn mixing well.
Spread out in a jellyroll pan and place on upper rack of oven for 20 minutes to dry.

You'll find recipes for marinades and rubs, side dishes, desserts and favorite entrees for cooking indoors or on the grill at Smoked 'N Grilled.

Wholly Stuffed Jalapenos

Our friends at Wholly Guacamole will use nearly 11 million pounds of avocados during January to provide fans with enough guacamole for the Big Game. You'll find many Homegating recipes on the website, but here's one of our favorites.

12 jalapeño peppers
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1 7oz package of Wholly Guacamole® dip
24 slices of bacon

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Slice jalapeños in half lengthwise. Using a spoon, scoop out the seeds.

Mix cream cheese and Wholly Guacamole dip together. Stuff each jalapeño half with cream cheese mixture. Then, wrap a slice of bacon fully around each stuffed jalapeño half.

Place stuffed jalapeños on a medium baking sheet. Bake in oven for 20 minutes. Using tongs, turn over and cook for an additional 20 minutes or until bacon is fully cooked, browned and crispy.

Grill over indirect heat for 8-10 minutes or until bacon is fully cooked, browned and crispy.

Here are some other family favorites for game day.

Crockpot Meatballs

Combine one 12 ounce bottle of chili sauce and 12 ounces of grape jelly in a saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring until smooth. Spray crockpot with cooking spray and add frozen meatballs. Pour sauce over meatballs. Cook on high for 2-3 hours or on low for 4-6 hours until meatballs are hot and serve warm.

Pork Barbecue Mini Sliders

Brown a half pork tenderloin on all sides over medium heat. Place pork in crockpot and add a bottle of your favorite barbecue sauce. Cook on low heat for 6-8 hours. Using a potato masher, chop the barbecue and cook an additional 1-2 hours. Serve hot with slider buns.

Rotel Cheese Dip

Cut one small block of Velveeta cheese into cubes and place in small crockpot. Add one can of Rotel tomatoes and peppers. Heat on low for 2-3 hours or on high for 1-2 hours until cheese is melted. Serve warm with chips for dipping.

Football Brownies

Bake your favorite brownies in a 13x9 cake pan. When cooled, cut brownies into football shapes using a cookie cutter or knife. Heat canned chocolate frosting in microwave until melted and smooth. Spoon over football shapes and let harden. When dry, use white tube frosting to pipe football lacing designs.

S'Mores Dip

1 cup milk chocolate chips
2 tablespoons milk
1 1/4 cups miniature marshmallows
Graham crackers or graham cracker sticks for dipping

Mix chocolate chips, milk and 1 cup marshmallows in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with spatula until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth.

Scrape mixture into small casserole dish or 9x9 pan. Top with remaining marshmallows. Put casserole dish under broiler for 60 seconds, until marshmallows are browned. Serve with graham crackers or graham cracker sticks for dipping.

Check out more game day ideas in the articles below. The attached video shares step-by-step instructions to make a game day Snackadium.

Add some chips and dips and a cheese tray and you've got the makings of the perfect game day party spread. Enjoy the big game with family and friends as you make memories together.

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