It's that time of year again. Game Day, right? We're all scouring the internet looking for the best, most delicious food to serve on Super Bowl Sunday. I mean, this is an American tradition. We need to feast and have fun and laugh and cheer on our teams! I wanted to do something fun and a bit whimsical so I give you Super Bowl meatloaf bites with mashed potatoes and gravy... and cute little Super Bowl toothpicks to get your guests in the mood.
Mini Meatloaf Bites Are Easy and Make-Ahead Friendly
Look, we all have different Super Bowl rhythms. Some of us are happy to be the one in the kitchen cranking out all the yummy food. Others want some no-fuss food to make so we can enjoy the game too. Mini meatloaf bites with mashed potatoes and gravy are the perfect make-ahead treat. You can prepare the meatloaf mixture the day before and form your meatloaf patties. Store them in plastic containers (on parchment paper if possible so they don't stick) and refrigerate them overnight. Or if you have room for a sheet pan in your fridge (that will never be me) you can do that too. Then you can cook them on game day. Same with the mashed potatoes. You can make those the day before too. Reheat them in the microwave before spooning them on the cooked meatloaf.
And the gravy? I'm all for shortcuts on Super Bowl Sunday and going with a packet of gravy is a fantastic time saver. We always use the McCormick Brown Gravy packets - the darker one. It's perfect for this. If you have a preferred store brand - great. I wouldn't recommended the "chicken gravy" for this. You'll need the dark brown one. The McCormick one says simply "brown gravy." Pretty straightforward, right?
In terms of those fun toothpicks you see in the pictures, you can order those on Amazon. Just search for "Super Bowl toothpicks" or "football cupcake toppers" and you'll see all the varieties on hand. I'll leave a link below in the recipe card. There's a lot to choose from. You can probably find these at your local party supply store, but you'll probably pay more.
Easy Steps to Make Super Bowl Meatloaf Bites
Are You Looking for More Super Bowl Sunday Treats? I Gotcha Covered!
- Super Bowl Sunday Food Ideas (see video below: a round-up of 12 game day recipe ideas)
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- Big Batch Spaghetti Sauce
- Moroccan Spiced Phyllo Meat Pie
- Phyllo Cup Appetizers FIVE ways
- Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken Wrapped in Bacon
- Nana's Weird Hot Dog Appetizer (kids will love it - adults too!)
- Crunchy, Cheesy Patty Melts on Grilled Sourdough
- Balsamic Cholula Chicken (cook all in one pan)
- Crunchy Coconut Chicken Fingers
- Brown Sugar Bacon Sticks Brushed w/Maple Syrup