TODAY — Pictured: Donna Kelce on Friday, October 6, 2023 — (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC via Getty Images)
Donna Kelce plans to get the full fan experience this Super Bowl Sunday, from blending in with the crowd in the stands to helping herself to all of the delicacies a football stadium has to offer, but there's one classic sports offering that she's looking forward to the most.
As the NFL matriarch settles into her seat at Allegiant Stadium on Feb. 11—a result of the explosive costs of a Super Bowl suite, though she's not at all bothered by the change in venue—a pulled pork sandwich is the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about dinner.
“Oh, boy, I do love the barbecue pulled pork," she told Parade during a conversation surrounding her new partnership with Ziploc, inspired by the 18 million pounds of leftovers they found were thrown out following Super Bowl 2023.
Chicken wings are another staple she looks forward to at games, pointing to "phenomenal chicken" she's had in the past. "There's great dips," too, she added. "So I'm all for all of that.”
It's not a far cry from the most popular options in the Kelce household when it comes to Super Bowl watch parties, with barbecue chicken wings being the first offering to go.
Pizza is also hard to keep on the table, too, as are a variety of dips—including her famous 7-layer dip. She said, "You never know what people are gonna find really good that evening," but those are reliably popular dishes—which is perfect, because they're also easy.
"You don't wanna be slaving over the stove while your guests are there," she explained. "You want to be entertaining and hosting and having a good time yourself, so make it simple, make it easy.”
And, for easy cleanup and reduced waste, she suggests having Ziploc bags ready to go so you can send your guests off with plenty of leftovers. "Imagine 290 football fields’ worth of pizzas thrown out after these things," she said, illustrating the vast waste from last year's Super Bowl Sunday.
"Sometimes people feel a little awkward taking food, you know, from their hosts. But, trust me, they want it out of the house. They don't want to have to sit there and carry out 15 trash bags after a party, so, go ahead and take your leftovers with you.”