The New England Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks in the 49th edition of the Super Bowl tonight, 28-24. The game was cool, but it’s no secret that the portion of the event that actually mattered was the world-champion level of nacho/wing/beer consumption that you exhibited.

It’s also no secret that some friends are absolutely horrible cooks, whipping up trash dishes quicker than a Katy Perry wardrobe change. In fact, the culinary monstrosities of Thanksgiving are rivaled only by Super Bowl Sunday—think 7-layer dips that look like one of the layers is the remains of the kid from the Nationwide ad, and a lot of misguided attempts to make food look like footballs.

Don’t shoot the messenger, but we’re throwing numerous penalty flags on these #StrugglePlate concoctions.

Guac Or Potato Salad?

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You decide. We think it’s guacamole, but pass that dip a water bottle because it looks dehydrated af.

When That Baked Football Doesn’t Pan Out The Way You Thought It Would

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Nice try, Trent and Jesse’s mom.


Trash Bags Apparently Work For Holding Buffalo Chicken Dip

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Especially when it is destined for the dump.

Meatball Sub with a Side of…

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Raw egg? FOH.


Hot Dog Bun Substitutes

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While we see the reasoning with incorporating a corn tortilla, it just seems like this never should have happened. Not on this day.

Yes, You Can F*ck Up Pizza

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This is the pizza equivalent of that guy on your company’s flag football team who tries way too hard.


This Is Not Food.

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It is a butthole.

“Hey, Bro, I Made Wraps For The Game!”

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“Got that buffalo chicken-sushi game on fleek.” Don’t be surprised if next year’s Paperless Post invite gets lost in the ether.


Mashed Potatoes Can Be Icing, Too

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And chicken nuggets can be cupcake toppings—if you’re kitchen is the epicenter of struggle, that is.

The #StrugglePlate Paragon

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We feel for @KupKayk89 because no Super Bowl Sunday should ever be spent nibbling on Lunchables.


Gluten-free Super Bowl

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No surprise that this is the worst.

#StrugglePlates Can Happen On The Field, Too.

Photo: Twitter

Photo: Twitter

Skittles in a Tupperware container? For shame, Marshawn.