Super Bowl Showdown: Taco Bowl vs. Bacon Bowl


It’s all anyone has been talking about for months, and many a mealtime game has led us to this moment. Today is the Super Bowl, the day when the nation’s favorite bowls face off. Whichever bowl wins this game will be the official national bowl for the year to come. It has been difficult, this past year, to deal with the crushing victory of the cookie-bowl. It was great at first, but eating your morning cereal out of a cookie-bowl is a lot more appetizing than eating leftover soup out of one.

This year’s Super Bowl has taken a more savory turn. The bacon-bowl and the taco-bowl are both strong contenders for the title, and both bowls have been playing strongly all season. The taco-bowl, with its signature crispy tortilla outside, has been wowing the fans with its fiesta seasonings and zesty diversity of plays. The bacon-bowl, however, is literally a bowl made out of bacon. It’s going to be tough to predict how this will play out.

Who will win? I’m on the edge of my seat. I suggest you grab a couple cookie-bowls full of chips and accompanying dip and get settled in for a truly legendary game.

Super (Taco) Bowl


Small to Large Tortillas (it all depends on your taco-bowl hunger)
Oven safe bowls (ceramic, metal or glass)
Refried Beans (heated)
Grated Cheddar cheese
Olives (sliced)
Avocado Slices / Guacamole
Salsa (your fave)
Sour cream
Cilantro (chopped)


Preheat the oven to 375. Grease the inside of the oven safe bowls with cooking spray or oil. Press the tortillas inside of the bowl in order to form the tortilla into a bowl shape.

Place in the oven for about 15 minutes or until evenly browned. Place on a wire rack to cool.

Toss all the other ingredients into the cooled taco-bowl and eat!

Alternatively: fill with chips and dip and continue watching the Super Bowl.

Super (Bacon) Bowl


Bacon (uncooked)
Muffin pan

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Cover the bottom side of your muffin pan with tinfoil, being sure to curl it up at the edges.

Cover each reverse muffin-cup with bacon. First cover the top with two strips of bacon, then wrap a third piece around the sides. Do this for as many as your muffin pan allows.

Bake bacon for about 10-15 minutes (depends on your thoughts on crispiness). Then remove and let cool.

Put some scrambled eggs and cheese in there! Or more chips and dip.

Did you see the game? Who won? Doesn’t matter. The only real rivalry worth mentioning here is between these two fantastic bowls. And regardless of the outcome, both sides are delicious.

Post and Art by Molly Johanson. Photos and Recipes from and