Giada De Laurentiis is gearing up for the Super Bowl by getting serious about the competition — the snack competition, that is. She shared the recipe for this festive football pizza on her site, Giadzy, along with an explanation of how she plans to spend game day with her crew.
Giada admits she's rooting for the Atlanta Falcons because "I always love an underdog," but "I'm just as excited for the excitement that's sure to be Lady Gaga's halftime show and those extravagant ads, things even my non-football-loving friends get excited for — and the excuse to eat some great snacks, of course!"
Along with the football-shaped pizza, Giada says, "We'll get together in my game room, where I'm planning on setting out an array of sandwiches, including my Italian-style muffuletta, a hearty sandwich packed with all my favorite Italian meats, provolone, and a savory olive and red pepper spread. But I'm going to switch it up a little, and instead of serving it on the traditional round sesame loaf, I'll make this sandwich as a sub, so it's easier to cut into bite-sized slices for everyone to enjoy."
No matter who you're rooting for — if anyone — a football-shaped pizza is guaranteed to be celebrated by all. And don't worry — if you're thinking there's not nearly enough cheese on this pizza, rest assured that it's underneath the pepperoni, too. Get the recipe for Giada's pizza below, and add it to your list of must-have Super Bowl appetizers.
Get the recipe: Giada's quick and easy football pizza