25 Easy Super Bowl Appetizers
Super Bowl Sunday–and gathering around a table of tasty Super Bowl snacks–is one the best days of winter. Whether there’s team spirit in the air, mixed feelings about the half-time show, or you're just there for the commercial breaks, everyone can agree on one thing: Super Bowl appetizers are part of the excitement.
Quite often, said “appetizers” are actually the entire meal, but being able to have a little bit of this and a little bit of that is part of what makes Game Day so fun for all guests. Everyone has an opinion on the Super Bowl snacks that should be on the table on the big day, so to please the crowds if you're hosting, make some dips to set out but make sure you're including some pizza, sliders, pigs in a blanket, and anything other handheld favorites. Game day plan: Mix and match easy Super Bowl snacks, like guacamole, with sheet-pan pretzel focaccia with a luscious cheese sauce that’s reminiscent of being in a roaring stadium. (If you're looking for chicken wings recipes specifically, these are six of our favorites, including Buffalo, Sriracha-glazed hot, and teriyaki wings.)
Here are our 25 best Super Bowl snack ideas to help you prepare for this year's Super Bowl LIII on Sunday, February 3.
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Sheet Pan Pretzel Focaccia With Cheese Sauce
Everything you love about focaccia and pretzels comes together in one. This game-day snack feeds a crowd and the pretzel hack is easier than you think. All you have to do is brush the dough with a hot baking soda mixture to get the pretzel effect. Go for the extra point and dunk it in the cheese sauce.
Get the recipe: Sheet Pan Pretzel Focaccia With Cheese Sauce
Sheet Pan Frito Pie
Just 10 minutes and you'll have this tray of irresistible cheesy and crunchy goodness in the oven. Swap the Fritos bag for a sheet tray and you can feed a crowd easily on game-day. But the Fritos are non-negotiable.
Get the recipe: Sheet Pan Frito Pie
Sheet Pan Sweet Potato Nachos
A game without nachos is just not the same. But for a vegetable-packed version, this is the one-pan game-day dish you need. Sliced sweet potatoes get caramelized in spots as they roast and are a great vessel for all those black beans and cotija cheese. Just wait until you try the avocado cilantro sauce.
Get the recipe: Sheet Pan Sweet Potato Nachos
Vegan Ranch Dressing
This Super Bowl snack is a ranch dip to please literally anyone–our tasters had no idea this was a vegan dressing. It's creamy and lighter than the classic dressing, but just as delicious. Serve with whatever you like to dip in ranch!
Get the recipe: Vegan Ranch Dressing
Mini Twice-Baked Loaded Potatoes
Twice-baked potatoes are an underrated dinner: They’re creamy, cheesy, and seriously comforting. To transform them into a party-ready snack, we piled the filling into tiny new potatoes (instead of the traditional Idaho or russet). We added sharp cheddar cheese, chopped chives, and a sprinkling of bacon to give them the flavor of loaded potato skins. After the first round of baking, your potatoes should be tender—a toothpick or knife should easily slide in. In round two, the filling should puff up, and the cheese should melt and begin to very lightly brown.
Get the recipe: Mini Twice-Baked Loaded Potatoes
Guacamole and Chips
Barbecue Chicken Nachos
Give nachos a fun twist by topping with shredded rotisserie chicken, scallions, barbecue sauce, and melted cheddar.
Get the recipe: Barbecue Chicken Nachos
Pigs in a Blanket
Use frozen puff pastry to make these addictive, crowd-pleasing snacks.
Get the recipe: Pigs in a Blanket
Bacon-Wrapped Potatoes With Creamy Dill Sauce
These savory treats are simple but oh-so-delicious. Best of all, they can be prepared up to 1 day in advance.
Get the recipe: Bacon-Wrapped Potatoes With Creamy Dill Sauce
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Barbecue Meatball Sliders
Toss the meatballs with barbecue sauce and top with a quick slaw for a tasty game-day appetizer.
Get the recipe: Barbecue Meatball Sliders
Sausage Sliders With Spinach and Peppers
These bite-size sandwiches are a fun take on sausage with onions and peppers.
Get the recipe: Sausage Sliders With Spinach and Peppers
Mini Ranch Burgers
Ranch dressing gives little burgers an unexpected zesty kick.
Get the recipe: Mini Ranch Burgers
Spinach and Caramelized Onion Dip
Caramelized onions add a sweet richness to this creamy spinach dip.
Get the recipe: Spinach and Caramelized Onion Dip
Spiced Tortilla Crisps With Hummus
For a change from the usual chips and salsa, serve homemade spiced tortilla chips with hummus.
Get the recipe: Spiced Tortilla Crisps With Hummus
Bean and Cheese Taquitos
Crispy handheld tortillas filled with black beans and melted Cheddar will disappear in a flash.
Get the recipe: Bean and Cheese Taquitos
Pesto, Sausage, and Tomato Pizzas
Spinach and Artichoke Pizzas
You can’t go wrong with a pizza covered with warm, creamy spinach-artichoke dip.
Get the recipe: Spinach and Artichoke Pizzas
Potato and Bacon Pizzas
Thinly sliced potato, bacon, and Havarti cheese give this pie a hearty, meaty twist.
Get the recipe: Potato and Bacon Pizzas
Spiced Beef Empanadas With Lime Sour Cream
A slightly tart creamy dip balances out handheld empanadas filled with a delicious mixture of ground beef, raisins, onion, and cinnamon.
Get the recipe: Spiced Beef Empanadas With Lime Sour Cream
Kickin’ Chicken Nuggets
Coat the chicken with coarsely ground pita chips and Parmesan to create unexpected textures and flavors.
Get the recipe: Kickin' Chicken Nuggets
Shredded Pork Tacos
Cook the pork with oregano, cumin, garlic, cayenne, and onion to ensure the meat is extra delicious.
Get the recipe: Shredded Pork Tacos
Meaty Soft Tacos
Liven up the ground beef filling with onion, garlic, parsley, and tomato paste.
Get the recipe: Meaty Soft Tacos
Sausage and Potato Pockets
Use pizza dough to form the “pocket” and stuff with mushrooms, potatoes, chicken sausage, spinach, and grated cheese.
Get the recipe: Sausage and Potato Pockets
Speedy Turkey Sloppy Joes
Mix browned ground turkey with salsa and serve on warm biscuits for a fresh take on a sloppy joe.
Get the recipe: Speedy Turkey Sloppy Joes
Simple yet satisfying, warm cheese quesadillas can be made in the broiler to cut down on hands-on time.
Get the recipe: Cheese Quesadillas
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