Super Bowls: 13 One-Bowl Recipes

Seasonal Foods, Winter
on January 27, 2015
Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

This time of year, America’s mind is on one thing: the Super Bowl. The game is always a good excuse to indulge in tasty offerings at parties and potlucks, but Super Bowl food doesn’t have to be limited to just hot wings and cheese dip.

To commemorate the end of football season, we’ve made of a list of our favorite “super bowls” (see what we did there?)—simple, one-bowl recipes that make filling and delicious winter meals. Not only will you love these recipes, they’ll also minimize the dishes you have to clean after you’re done eating. We’d definitely call that a touchdown!


1. White Chicken Chili

White Bean Chicken Chili

Denise Woodward

Chili is a pretty traditional tailgate entree, so mix up your routine with this lighter white chicken chili. Folks will be sure to enjoy the hearty and flavorful combination of chicken, white beans, and blended spices.


2. Roasted Potato Garlic Soup with Parsley Oil

Roasted Potato Garlic Soup with Parsley Oil |

Denise Woodward

Roasting the potatoes and garlic adds a nice depth of flavor to an otherwise traditional potato soup. This heartwarming recipe is perfect for a cozy night in, safely tucked away from the winter chill.


3. Pasta with Zucchini Sauce and Watercress Pesto

Pasta with Zucchini Sauce and Watercress Pesto |

Teresa Blackburn

Searching for something a little less heavy? You can prepare this yummy pasta dish in under half an hour and still end up with a healthy dinner for you and your loved ones.


4. Chopped Greek Steak Salad with Yogurt-Lemon Dressing

Chopped Greek Steak Salad with Yogurt-Lemon Dressing

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Reminiscent of Cobb, this chopped Greek salad is a healthy update of the classic combo of steak, mushrooms, greens, and blue cheese. Even though it’s a salad, the steak and protein-rich Greek yogurt makes it hearty enough for a complete winter dinner.


5. Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

Chicken and Broccoli Casserole |

Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

What could be a more iconic wintertime meal than a chicken and broccoli casserole? This take on the classic recipe is sure to become a quick family favorite!


6. Grilled Thai Steak Noodle Bowl

Grille Thai Steak Noodle Bowl |

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

If you’re a fan of Asian food, be sure to give this Thai noodle bowl recipe a try. The end result is a warm, savory dish that will add some diversity to your typical Super Bowl meal.


7. Pecan-Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Pecan-Quinoa Breakfast Bowl |

Our Cookbook Collection

There’s no better way to rev yourself for game day than with this pecan-quinoa breakfast bowl, which is filled to the brim with brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and protein-rich pecans and quinoa.


8. Panang Chicken Curry with Basil

Panang Chicken Curry with Basil |

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Ok, so curry isn’t a popular game day food—but this simple curry dish, with tender chicken, rich coconut milk, and a hot Thai nutty base, is worth bending the rules for.


9. Apple Parfait

Applesauce Parfait

U.S. Apple Association

Having an early crowd on game day? Or perhaps you’re expecting a late one that’ll linger until the next morning? Extend your one-bowl theme to the early hours with this parfait of apples, grapes, granola, and yogurt.


10. Mushroom Stroganoff

Mushroom Stroganoff |

Our Cookbook Collection

Another classic winter meal, this stroganoff diverges from tradition by incorporating a small amount of grainy mustard to add a greater complexity of flavor. This version also nixes beef, so it makes a nice, robust meal option for vegetarians.


11. Vegan Vegetable Pot Pie

Veggie Pot Pie |

Colin Erricson

Meat-free and vegan-friendly, this adorable pot pie recipe is chock-full of yummy veggies and savory spices. With its warm, flaky crust, vegetable pot pie makes a wholesome and freezer-friendly choice for a small group.


12. Slow Cooker Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

Slow Cooker Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya |

High Cotton Food Styling and Photography

This Cajun favorite makes an incredible meal for a crowd during the height of the winter season. Just let it simmer all day in the slow cooker, and you’ll have a hot, tasty dish with plenty of protein and spice in time for kick-off!


13. Greek Couscous with Olives

Greek Couscous with Olives |

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

This light dish offers a glimpse of warmer weather to people who feel stuck in the winter gloom. Aside from the couscous (which takes all of 5 minutes to prepare), this recipe requires no cooking, so it’s a great meal to throw together if you’re short on time but still want something healthy.