Let Google Big Data Help With Super Bowl Recipe Ideas

We like bacon-y Super Bowl recipes. This is our Bacon Explosion from Super Bowl 2015. Image credit: Patricia Vollmer

Do you have traditional Super Bowl party foods that you make year-after-year? Perhaps it’s a recipe for which you’re pretty well-known? Do you favor the classic snacks (chili, wings, chips, guac)? Or perhaps you enjoy making up something unique and special to wow your guests? In our house, we throw “healthy eating” out the window and try some of the classic party snacks.

Google presented a fun list of the most-Googled snack ideas this past week, divided by state. The list showed up on Google’s Super Bowl LI “trends” page earlier this week, but numerous other news outlets were able to capture the list before other Google trends took it over.

Some of the items on this list seemed pretty bewildering to us; we GeekMoms discussed some of the more unusual entries, such as cupcakes for Connecticut, California, and Texas. We singled out why folks in Kansas needed to Google a recipe for s’mores (our consensus, if you need a recipe, you’re doing it wrong). And perhaps if one person in Wyoming was Googling “homemade oreo cookies” numerous times? Ohioan Nivi Engineer declared that she needs to get with the program and prepare pulled pork pita nachos. I zeroed in on the tater tot casserole, which was the most searched snack food in Oregon.

As for me, I’ll be hosting a few folks this Sunday, and I will be pulling from numerous items on this list, from chili to Buffalo wings. I’m also going to make some bacon roll ups, something that’s campy, yet delicious.

Here is Google’s list of recent most-searched snack ideas, organized by state. I’m not going to give you links to these recipes. I know our audience is good with the Google-fu. Consider this a great list of new game snack ideas!

  • Alabama – Porchetta
  • Alaska – Spinach Quiche
  • Arizona – Cornbread Cake
  • Arkansas – Cheese Dip
  • California – Cupcakes
  • Colorado – Queso Dip
  • Connecticut – Cupcakes
  • Delaware – Chili
  • Florida – Spinach Artichoke Dip
  • Georgia – Pico De Gallo
  • Hawaii – Grilled Liempo (Grilled Pork Belly)
  • Idaho – Mac and Cheese
  • Illinois – Buffalo Chicken Dip
  • Indiana – Pulled Pork
  • Iowa – Artichoke Dip
  • Kansas – S’mores
  • Kentucky – Bean Salsa
  • Louisiana – Crabmeat, Shrimp and Spinach Dip
  • Maine – Spinach Caesar Salad
  • Maryland – Italian Meatballs
  • Massachusetts – Buffalo Chicken Dip
  • Michigan – Hamburger Sliders
  • Minnesota – Chili
  • Missouri – Chili
  • Mississippi – Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie
  • Montana – Buttermilk Biscuits
  • Nebraska – Chicken Wings
  • Nevada – Cake Pops
  • New Hampshire – Tacos
  • New Jersey – Buffalo Wings
  • New Mexico – Fried Jalapeno Poppers
  • New York – Jalapeno Poppers
  • North Dakota – Jalapeno Poppers
  • Ohio – Pulled Pork Pita Nachos
  • Oklahoma – Oven Mac and Cheese
  • Oregon – Tater Tot Casserole
  • Pennsylvania – Buffalo Chicken Dip
  • Rhode Island – Bean Dip
  • South Carolina – Pepperoni Dip
  • South Dakota – Creamy Chicken Casserole
  • Tennessee – Buffalo Chicken
  • Texas – Football Cupcakes
  • Utah – Chicken Broccoli Casserole
  • Vermont – Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Virginia – Buffalo Chicken Dip
  • Washington – Baked Chicken Wings
  • West Virginia – Bacon Cheese Ball
  • Wisconsin – Buffalo Chicken Dip
  • Wyoming – Homemade Oreo Cookies

What do you think of the list? Do you agree with your state’s selection? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!