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Get ready for some football with these fun Super Bowl Sunday facts

So before you gorge yourself on chips and dip, here are a few facts to round out your Super Bowl knowledge to you can properly celebrate this festive occasion.

Super Fun Facts

So before you gorge yourself on chips and dip, here are a few facts to round out your Super Bowl knowledge to you can properly celebrate this festive occasion.


There’s nothing better than a cold brewskie while watching a game. The Super Bowl is no exception; Americans will drink 50 million cases of beer on Super Bowl Sunday. Not all beer is created equal, but about 94 percent of beer consumed will be Bud Light, Budweiser, Coors Light, Miller Lite, or Natural Light. Who’s up for football drinking games?


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Not all of us are football experts or enthusiasts, but the commercials are a key part of the Sunday spectacle that anyone can feel qualified to judge. Commercial spots during the Super Bowl are coveted and expensive. Nowadays, a 30-second commercial costs $4 million, but during the first Super Bowl, it was only $42,000. One of the most expensive food and drink commercials ever, "The Joy of Pepsi 2002", which featured Britney Spears, rang in at $7.53 million. Other ad heavy-hitters include Budweiser, Coca-Cola, and Subway.

First Game Stats


The first Super Bowl was played in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on January 15, 1967. The game featured the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs. The Packers beat the Chiefs 35 to 10 and Bart Starr was named MVP. Each player on the Packers received a bonus of $15,000, while Chiefs players only received $7,500. These days, each of the players on the winning team can earn a cool $92,000, the losers $46,000.

Grill Season

It’s wintertime, yes, but that doesn’t mean you can’t bust out the grill for the big game. Super Bowl weekend is second-biggest grilling weekend of the year, after the Fourth of July. 14 billion hamburgers will be grilled at tailgating parties across the country and 5,000 pounds of hot dogs will be sold during the game.

Halftime Shows


Early halftime shows lacked the glitz of more recent ones. The Grambling State marching band performed at Super Bowl I. As the Super Bowl became more popular, big-name singers and musicians performed during pre-game ceremonies and the halftime show. The first, highlighting only one star performer, was Super Bowl XXVII in 1993. Michael Jackson’s performance that year changed the course of halftime shows forever.



What’s in a name? The game was not always called the “Super Bowl.” The inaugural match-up back in 1967 was called "AFL-NFL Championship Game." However, by the fourth contest, the name officially switched to the “Super Bowl.” It is said that this new title was coined by Lamar Hunt, owner of the Kansas City Chiefs, and inspired by the popular toy, the Super Ball. In the contest's fifth year, the roman numerals were attached.


Pizza may just be the take-out champion of the Super Bowl Sunday. Pizzerias expect their best sales on Super Bowl Sunday, Halloween, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, and the night before Thanksgiving. Sales spike during particularly close Super Bowl games. Domino's delivery drivers will log about 4 million miles on Super Bowl Sunday.

Serious Calories

The average Super Bowl watcher will consume about 1,200 calories while snacking; that’s double the amount of the average daily consumption of snacks. It all adds up to more than 33 million pounds of treats and more than $50 million worth of food. That’s a lot of chips.


While watching the game (more likely jumping up and down and shouting at the screen), you’ll probably dip your hand in a bowl or two for some game day snacks. Across the country, some 4 million pounds of pretzels, 2.5 million pounds of nuts, and 4,000 tons of popcorn are expected to be devoured on Super Bowl Sunday. To go with all the guacamole made from 69.6 million pounds of avocados, 11 million pounds of chips will be consumed. Holy guacamole!

Take Out

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Sure, people stuff their faces with snacks and greasy eats way past regulation time, but game day is also an important day for take-out. It’s estimated that 48 million people will order take-out on Super Bowl Sunday.



Not only does the winning team get bragging rights for a year, they also become the keepers of the Lombardi Trophy. The trophy is named after Vince Lombardi, the coach of the Green Bay Packers, who won the first Super Bowl in 1967. This football-shaped trophy is 21 inches tall and weighs seven pounds. It’s worth $25,000, but it’s priceless to the winning team.


Wings are definitely messy, but they are a classic game day food. So much so, that more than 1.23 billion wings will likely be eaten during Super Bowl weekend. If all of those wings were laid end to end, they would stretch across the country more than 25 times.

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On Feb. 7, 2021, Super Bowl LV will take place in Tampa, Florida with a matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. While the ongoing pandemic has definitely altered the season in myriad ways, you'll still see many of the same time-honored traditions you're accustomed to this weekend, including elaborate commercials, a halftime show, and (it's almost certain) the annual Gatorade dump. Before the two best teams from the AFC and NFC conferences face off, though, make sure you familiarize yourself with the history of the Super Bowl, ranging from the origin of that iconic Disney World declaration to some of the most mind-blowing team records. Keep reading for our favorite Super Bowl facts, and for a preview of what you'll see between plays, here are All of the Celebrities Starring in 2021 Super Bowl Ads.


Being that Super Bowl LV is being held at Raymond James Stadium, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the first team play the championship game in their home stadium. The NFL isn't purposely giving the team any type of advantage, however Super Bowl locations are announced a few years in advance, so the Bucs just happened to get lucky. No doubt the boon would be better if it weren't a pandemic year—this stadium will only be 30% full for safety reasons, so the buzz won't be quite the same as a regular home game. For more trivia to share, here are 40 Facts So Funny They're Hard to Believe.


According to The Washington Post, every player on the winning team gets a hefty $130,000 bonus. Althlon Sports notes that the members of the losing team don't walk away fully disappointed either, earning a $65,000 check for their efforts.


Have you ever wondered why the Super Bowl is called, well, the Super Bowl? According to The New York Times, the name is the brainchild of former Kansas City Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt, and he was inspired by a popular '70s toy: the Super Ball. For its first three years, the game had been called the world championship. That is until Hunt saw his daughter playing with a bouncy ball and asked her what it was called. The rest is Super Bowl history. For more trivia to impress, here are 100 Mind-Blowing Facts You've Never Heard Before.


Yes, that's billions with a B. This year, the National Chicken Council estimates that Americans will eat a record high 1.42 billion wings during the Super Bowl. The council notes that because wings have always been a food that doesn't lose any of its appeal during delivery, it's the perfect "pandemic-proof" dish to take out while the sports bars are closed.


Given how many wings are consumed during the Super Bowl, it's of little surprise that the USDA has deemed the sports holiday the second-largest food consumption day of the year. What's the biggest one? Thanksgiving, of course! For more facts sent right to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

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Every year since 1987, every Super Bowl MVP has had the same post-game plan: to hit up Disney World—or at least say they would. But how did this get started? Well, in his memoir Work in Progress, former Disney CEO Michael Eisner recalled the very moment the now-iconic Super Bowl catchphrase was coined.

Per ABC News, Eisner wrote that the night the phrase was created, he and his wife were at dinner with Star Wars creator George Lucas, and Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, the first people to fly around the world without stopping.

Eisner wrote: "I asked Dick and Jeana, 'Well, now that you've accomplished the pinnacle of your aspirations, what could you possibly do next?' Rutan responded, without hesitation, 'I'm going to Disneyland.' And of course I go, 'Wow, that's cool! You made the right choice.' But my wife interjects: 'You know, that's a good slogan.'"

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New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms was the first person to utter the iconic "I'm going to Disney World!" catchphrase in after the 1987 Super Bowl. And according to SB Nation, he was paid a lot of money to do so. How much? A hefty $75,000, which, when adjusted for inflation, is about $170,000. To see how your hometown team fans rank, check out This State Has the Most Hated Sports Fans in America.


Tiffany & Co. has been producing the 22-inch, 7-pound Vince Lombardi Super Bowl Trophy since the first Super Bowl in 1967. According to Tiffany's website, it was designed by the company's former vice president Oscar Riedener, who sketched the design on a napkin during a meeting with then-NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle.

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Given how much money the Super Bowl brings in, one would imagine that the event's halftime performers get paid a hefty fee to strut their stuff on game day. That is far from the case, though. In fact, according to The New York Times, the NFL pays no appearance fee at all. The only thing the organization pays for is "all of the expenses for the band and its often ample entourage of … stagehands, family, and friends." For more on this year's halftime performer, This May Be Why The Weeknd Was Shut Out of the 2021 Grammy Race.

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Nowadays, Super Bowl tickets go for thousands of dollars. During the very first Super Bowl in 1967, though, prices were not nearly as outrageous. According to Bleacher Report, the average cost of a Super Bowl I ticket was $12—and it didn't even sell out!

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In 1980, the Pittsburgh Steelers were the first Super Bowl winners to be honored with a visit to the White House, according to The Washington Post. Following their win, the team met with President Jimmy Carter, who waved a Terrible Towel during the victor ceremony.


It's pretty amazing that Super Bowl LV is going ahead after a full year of a global pandemic, but it just goes to show how much of an institution the big game is. Since the first one in 1967, not a year has gone by where there hasn't been a Super Bowl.


Gamblers love to bet on the Super Bowl. And in 2018, the Nevada Gaming Control Board saw their most profitable Super Bowl season ever. According to the organization, more than $158 million was wagered on the battle between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots—though when the Eagles shocked everyone by upsetting the Patriots 41-33, the number of winning wagers was less than 1 percent.

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It makes sense that the player named MVP of the Super Bowl each year would be chosen from the winning team. And for the most part, that's the case. There was one instance, however, in which the honor was actually given to a player on the team that lost the big game.

When Cowboys linebacker Chuck Howley was named MVP, it was after his team lost in Super Bowl V to the Baltimore Colts. With this honor, Howley also became the first MVP who played a position other than quarterback.


Up until 2019, the Pittsburgh Steelers alone held the record for the most Super Bowl wins with six total. When the New England Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII, though, they joined the Steelers in a tie for most wins. The Patriots also hold the record of most Super Bowl losses with fellow five-time losers the Denver Broncos.


As of the 2019 season, there are 12 teams that have never won a Super Bowl: the Cincinnati Bengals, the Buffalo Bills, the Cleveland Browns, the Arizona Cardinals, the Los Angeles Chargers, the Atlanta Falcons, the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Detroit Lions, the Carolina Panthers, the Houston Texans, the Tennessee Titans, and the Minnesota Vikings.


Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is the only player in NFL history to win four Super Bowl MVP awards. He also has six Super Bowl rings, holds the record for being the oldest quarterback to ever win a Super Bowl, and has started in the Super Bowl nine times—more than any other NFL player. There's a reason why they call him the GOAT—the greatest of all time.

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When the Eagles beat the Patriots in Super Bowl LII, the final score was 41–33 with a combined 74 points, just one shy of the record set in January 1995 when the 49ers and their star cornerback Deion Sanders beat the Chargers 49-26 for a total score of 75 points in Super Bowl XXIX.

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Super Bowl Sunday is famous for the commercials that run during game breaks. For some people, they are a bigger draw than the game itself. And as such, it's no surprise that air time can can be more than a little pricey. According to Newsweek, CBS started the bidding for 30-second commercials at $5.6 million for this Sunday's game.

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In 2017, the New England Patriots overcame a 25-point deficit to bring Super Bowl LI into the first-ever overtime in Super Bowl history. Tom Brady and his team ultimately scored another six points in overtime, winning the game and bringing the final score to 34–28.

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President Barack Obama preferred to watch the Super Bowl at the White House. President Donald Trump preferred to watch the game at one of his many golf courses across the country. For some reason, presidents would rather take in the annual sports spectacle anywhere but the roaring stadium it's played in—and to date, not a single sitting president has actually attended the big game.

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Though no sitting president has ever gone to a Super Bowl game, a few veeps have taken in the game live over the years. According to CBS News, these vice presidents are Al Gore, George H.W. Bush, Spiro Agnew, and, most recently, Mike Pence.

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According to Sports Illustrated, seven franchises have won back-to-back Super Bowl championships: the Patriots (Super Bowls XXXVIII and XXXIX), the Packers (Super Bowls I and II), the Dolphins (Super Bowls VII and VIII), the Steelers (Super Bowls IX and X and Super Bowls XIII and XIV), the 49ers (Super Bowls XXIII and XXIV), the Cowboys (Super Bowls XXVII and XXVIII), and the Broncos (Super Bowls XXXII and XXXIII).

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Even people who aren't sports fans know about the "Super Bowl Shuffle." It was the soundtrack of the '85 Chicago Bears, a team considered to be one of the greatest the game has ever seen. The Bears made it to Super Bowl XX, and the song went on to be nominated for a Grammy for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. They won the game, but lost the Grammy to Prince, which seems like the right result on all accounts.

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That was Super Bowls XVI, XIX, XXIII, and XXIV, for those keeping track at home. What's more, he didn't throw a single interception in any of them!


Following the Miami Dolphins's "perfect" 1972 season and Super Bowl win, coach Don Shula was carried off the field in celebration. And, as Shula told the Los Angeles Times, he managed to get robbed in the process.

"You know, I never said anything to anybody, but when I was being lifted out, somebody stole my watch," he recalled. "I could feel somebody grabbed my hand, and I wasn't sure why they were trying to grab my hand. When I got back to the locker room, I realized my watch was gone. Somebody ripped it off!" What a way to celebrate a Super Bowl win.

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In 2013, Super Bowl XLVII was all about the Harbaugh family. That's because the two teams that played in the big game that year—the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers—were coached by brothers John and Jim Harbaugh, respectively. Thanks to the family face-off, the game was nicknamed "The Harbaugh Bowl" and "The Harbowl."

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Since the game brings in more viewers than virtually any other program, airing the Super Bowl is a privilege that networks fight over. And only once in the history did the game air simultaneously on two rival channels. According to a press release from the NFL, this happened during Super Bowl I, since CBS held the rights to broadcast NFL games and NBC held the rights to broadcast American Football League, or AFL, games. The NFL and AFL merged in June 1966 to become the NFL.


The person who holds the record for the most Super Bowl appearances is… a coach. Tom Brady may have appeared in nine Super Bowls, but Patriots coach Bill Belichick has appeared in 11 as either an assistant or head coach. As of the 2018-2019 season, Belichick had appeared in 21.2% of all Super Bowls, according to 247Sports.


The 2019 season closed out in a manner unfamiliar to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. After a shocking 24-27 loss to the 4-11 Miami Dolphins in week 17, the AFC East team came up short in its wild-card game against the Tennessee Titans. With the Patriots' season over, Brady took a hit in the brand department, as well. On Jan. 21, 2020, ahead of his appearance in Super Bowl LIV, Bloomberg reported that Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes had surpassed Brady to become the top seller of NFL merchandise.

What to Grill If You’re Rooting for the Kansas City Chiefs

In honor of the Chiefs, we’ll be making Kansas City-style burnt ends. Though they have an unfortunate name and were once considered scrap by KC pit masters, these crusty, smoky, irregularly-shaped nuggets of the fatty brisket point are one of this city’s greatest contributions to barbecue and are a great choice for game day. Renowned journalist and Kansas City native Calvin Trillin immortalized them in live-fire circles in 1972 when he wrote in Playboy magazine:

I dream of those burned edges. Sometimes, when I’m in some awful overpriced restaurant in some strange town—all of my restaurant-finding techniques having failed, so that I’m left to choke down something that costs $7 and tastes like a medium-rare sponge—a blank look comes over my face: I have just realized that at that very moment someone in Kansas City is being given those burned edges free.

Today, you can find recipes for burnt ends featuring chuck roast or pork belly, and both are delectable. But the Chiefs, defending champions from Super Bowl LIV, deserve authenticity. (For more on burnt ends, click here.) Last year, we made Kansas City-style ribs for our guests there was nary a bone left. Find the recipe here.

For many, the Super Bowl is an ending to a full season of football and a time to crown a champion. For others, it’s a day to eat and watch fun commercials. Either way, people love to celebrate Super Bowl Sunday with good food.

Here are some interesting Super Bowl food facts:

• The Super Bowl is the second largest US food consumption day, only surpassed by Thanksgiving.

• More than 1.5 billion wings will be consumed on Super Bowl weekend, according to the National Chicken Council.

• The Super Bowl is the busiest day of the year for pizza restaurants, according to the National Restaurant Association.

• Wings and pizza are the most popular snacks, but potato chips are close behind. More than 11.2 million pounds of potato chips are expected to be consumed.

Spicy Beer Cheese Dip

I’m not sure who figured out that beer and cheese worked well together, but thank goodness they did and this dip is a celebration for your taste buds!

White Bean Dip with Toasted Pita
/>Most bean dips are made from black or refried beans. This one will certainly have a different flavor.

Hot Wings Dip
Well, It is Super Bowl Sunday so hot wings just make sense.

Mango Salsa
/>Mango is one of my favorite flavors. This salsa will give a little zest and uniqueness to your other foods.

Savory Asiago and Blue Cheesecake Spread
Ok, confession time. I’m not a huge fan of asiago or blue cheese, but I know a lot of people who are so this recipe is for you!

Vegan nacho cheese

This "nacho cheese" is made with sunflower oil, carrots, potato, lemon juice, jalapeno, and tomato. And according to Stephanie Middleberg, MS, RD, CDN of Middleberg Nutrition, sun butters are a "wonderful source of protein, vitamin E, B vitamins, folic acid, and selenium." In fact, research shows that they fight bodily inflammation, heart disease, and cancer. You'd be hard pressed to find a Tostitos dip that can do all that.

Get the recipe from Hot For Food.

9 Super Bowl Snacks to Eat All by Yourself

I hope you have banished the concept of a “Super Bowl party” from your brain, because there is no scenario in which it is acceptable for any American to host one for this particular Super Bowl. (Also haven’t we given Tom Brady enough attention? I mean, honestly—where does it end?)

You can still watch the game and—if you do that—you should make some snacks. You should make a whole feast, actually: A Super Bowl feast for one (or two, or however many are in your household ). The following recipes certainly could be scaled up “for a crowd,” but it’s kind of nice that they don’t have to be. (Making one pizza is fun making seven pizzas is a job.)

Plan Your Super Bowl Chicken Wings Now

One doesn’t have to watch football to enjoy an abundance of chicken wings, but I cannot watch the…

More Super Bowl Food Ideas:

Beer Cheese Dip with Bacon
With fall in the air and football season well underway, it&rsquos the perfect time for this Beer Cheese Dip with Bacon. Made in a slow cooker, this dip is rich with flavor and likely to become your new favorite appetizer recipe.

Pulled Pork Sliders
Who doesn&rsquot like miniature-sized food? That&rsquos why these pulled pork sliders are the bomb. I especially like the homemade red cabbage coleslaw as a topping. It&rsquos the perfect complement to the pork.

Buffalo and Blue Cheese Li&rsquol Smokies
What&rsquos a Super Bowl party without Li&rsquol Smokies? I gave these crescent roll wrapped Li&rsquol Smokies a flavor upgrade with a blue cheese stuffing and buffalo-style dripping sauce. They are such a tasty appetizer recipe!

Loaded Veggie Ranch Dip
This Loaded Veggie Ranch Dip will become your new go-to party appetizer recipe. You&rsquove got the corn, peppers, cream cheese, sour cream, ranch, and a few other goodies. As you can imagine, it&rsquos really good! It&rsquos quick to make and loaded with great flavor.

Veggie Pizza Roll-ups
These Veggie Pizza Roll-Ups combine two of my favorite appetizer ideas into one easy and delicious recipe everyone is going to love. I think I like these so much because they are very simple to make and are packed with flavor. I also find it hard to resist any appetizer that involves cream cheese and / or ranch flavoring.

“This truly is a great salad which I will certainly make again. I got rave reviews from the company on this one.”

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We’ve compiled 61 winning recipes for your Super Bowl-viewing pleasure, including simple snacks, hearty mains, sides and more. Keep the fans sated with rich crab cakes, dig into creamy black bean hummus, and everyone wins when you’re serving smashed fries with creamy ranch dip. These are just a few of the many ideas we have for you.

If you can’t decide where to begin, start with “super wings.” These monster-sized beauties substitute turkey wings for the standard chicken wings, and come complete with three marinades -- spicy, teriyaki and a sweet honey-glaze. They’re sure to become fan favorites at all your sports gatherings. You can find the recipe below.

Total time: 3 hours, plus overnight marinating time | Serves 12 to 24

Note: This allows two wing pieces per person. If your Super Bowl table includes lots of chili, cheese and additional snacks, figure on one piece per person. Turkey wings are generally available at Latin markets and select markets. Check with your local market’s meat department or order from your local butcher.

Cut each wing into thirds using a cleaver or heavy chef’s knife. This is most easily done by bending each joint and cutting through the cartilage (this way you don’t have to chop through the bone). Alternatively, have the wings divided by your butcher. Discard the wing tips or save them for another use. Refrigerate the wings while you make the marinades below.

1 1/2 cups hot sauce
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
2 tablespoons minced garlic

In a medium sauce pan over low heat, combine hot sauce, butter and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until the butter is melted and the mixture is well blended. Remove from heat, divide the sauce evenly into 2 containers and set aside until butter is melted and mixture is well blended.

1 cup packed dark brown sugar
2 cups low-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 teaspoons grated ginger
1/4 cup bourbon

In a medium saucepan over low heat, combine all ingredients and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, divide the marinade evenly into 2 containers and set aside.

3 cups honey
1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon cumin
2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon grated lemon zest

In a medium bowl, combine the honey, cilantro, cumin, salt and lemon zest. Divide the sauce evenly into 2 containers and set aside.

24 wing pieces
Spicy marinade, divided
Teriyaki marinade, divided
Honey-glazed marinade, divided
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional topping for the spicy wings)
1 cup ranch dressing, to be used as a dipping sauce for the spicy wings

1. Place 8 wing pieces into each of 3 sealable plastic bags. Pour half of each marinade into each bag. Cover and refrigerate the remaining marinade. Seal the bags completely, then shake the bags to distribute the marinades evenly among the wings. Refrigerate the bags and allow the meat to marinate overnight.

2. On game day, heat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat three lipped baking sheets with non-stick spray. Line each pan with foil, then spray the foil (this makes cleanup much easier).

3. Remove the wing pieces from the bags and place on roasting pans, making sure to use one pan per marinade. Discard the remaining marinade from the bags.

4. Place the wings in the oven, making sure the trays are evenly spaced. Roast the wings, basting each tray with its reserved marinade every 15 to 20 minutes, and rotating the trays every half hour for even cooking. The wings will be done when the meat is firm, pulls slightly from the bone and a thermometer inserted reads 160 degrees. Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly. If adding the optional Parmesan cheese, sprinkle the cheese over the hot wings 20 minutes before they are done to give the cheese time to melt with the marinade.

5. Pile the wings on a large platter and serve immediately. Serve the spicy wings with the ranch dressing as a dipping sauce.

Each of 24 servings: 436 calories 27 grams protein 33 grams carbohydrates 0 fiber 22 grams fat 8 grams saturated fat 94 mg. cholesterol 1042 mg. sodium.

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