29 Easy Appetizers for the Super Bowl
Football games — especially the Super Bowl — last a longgg time. So instead of attempting to make an entire meal for the game, you're better off preparing an assortment of appetizers and snacks for everyone to graze on. These easy appetizers require few ingredients, minimal prep work, and many of them can be made ahead of time. Here are 29 easy appetizer recipes for the Super Bowl, from hall of famers like nachos and dips to creative appetizer ideas that just may win rookie of the year.
Brown Sugar Smokies
Move over pigs in a blanket. Little smokie sausages are wrapped in bacon, sprinkled with brown sugar, and baked. "They are a fantastic little snack that are just as good cooled off as they are right out of the oven," says reviewer KDLMOORE2000.
Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs
Dress up otherwise plain deviled eggs with a little shredded cheddar and bacon: "These are delish, with a bacon-y bite to the taste," says reviewer Chef Janie Pendleton.
This recipe transforms everyone's favorite sandwich into a creamy dip. Reviewer BaysChick suggests adding a little cream cheese and cheddar cheese and baking at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes: "I served this at a party and everyone just stood around the dip devouring the dip with Fritos!"
Sausage Stuffed Jalapenos
These jalapeño poppers combine savory sausage, cream cheese, Parmesan, and ranch dressing, with a little heat from the hollowed-out pepper.
Guacamole is always the MVP at any football party. This five-ingredient recipe proves that sometimes less is more.
Seven Layer Dip I
What makes this seven-layer dip perfect for game day? It's best served at room temperature. "Seven Layer Dip is a classic that you just can't go wrong with," says reviewer Navy_Mommy. "You can leave out any ingredient that you don't like so it is easy to adjust for any taste."
Bacon and Cheddar Stuffed Mushrooms
Unlike many stuffed mushroom recipes that call for cream cheese, this recipe stuffs crimini mushrooms with cheddar cheese and bacon. "This recipe was so easy and everybody absolutely loved them. I can't wait to make them again," says reviewer MCLAUDE.
Restaurant-Style Potato Skins
Yummy Roll Ups
This finger-food recipe requires just three ingredients: ham, cream cheese, and dill pickles. Don't knock it till you try it! "What seemed like an odd combination actually turned out to be a quick and easy snack/appetizer! These were especially good with really crispy deli style dill pickles," says reviewer Jillian.
Crispy Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings
"The honey-sriracha glaze is quite delicious and incredibly simple, but merely an afterthought here. The real star of the show is the strange, but effective, technique of coating the wings with a baking powder-laced spice rub before baking," says Chef John. "Through the magic of chemical reactions, the surface of the chicken becomes bone-dry, and eventually crisps up to something very similar to what would come out of a deep fryer."
Tortilla Rollups IV
Kids and adults alike will flock to these tortilla roll ups with a creamy, salsa-mixture filling.
Fabulous Football Dip
Reviewer sweetpeasmommy says, "A great alternative to the normal queso!" Sausage, diced tomatoes, green chile peppers, and creamed cheese are combined and cooked up in a skillet.
Texas Caviar with Avocado
This fan-favorite party dip is made up of beans, tomatoes, onions, and a healthy serving of avocado. Don't stir in the avocado until right before serving to prevent it from browning.
"This makes a huge meal-sized tray of nachos with lots of good stuff! You can adjust ingredient quantities to suit your preference," says recipe creator Melanie. Plate these nachos on a large platter and let your guests graze as they go.
Bacon Cheese Treats
Packaged crescent roll dough is layered with a bacon-cream cheese mixture and rolled into party pinwheels. "I like to serve a lot of different appetizers at parties and over the years have found some great ones but this is still a favorite," says reviewer JANIS1.
Clone of a Pretzel Dip
Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pulls
Pull-apart breads were made for serving a crowd, no utensils necessary. "I found this recipe and brought it to a Super Bowl® party to complement the variety of foods there," says recipe creator Angela.
Big Ray's Mexican Monkey Bread
Here's another pull-apart bread, but this time with Mexican-inspired flavor thanks to the jalapeños. Reviewer Crystal S says, "This bread is so versatile and forgiving you can add anything and it turns out well!"
Add a little chili, diced tomatoes, and green chiles to cream cheese and pop it in the microwave — now you have a crowd-pleasing dip that pairs perfectly with corn chips.
Cheeseburger Egg Rolls
This fusion recipe is made using pre-packaged egg roll wrappers. All you need to do is fill them with a cheeseburger filling and fry!
Amazing Buffalo Dip
No Super Bowl party is complete without a bowl of Buffalo dip on the table. This Buffalo dip comes together in just 20 minutes, but can be kept warm in the slow cooker for the duration of the game.
Spicy Kielbasa Dip
Arlene's Bacon & Crabmeat
This deceivingly simple appetizer is made with canned crab meat wrapped in bacon and served with warm duck sauce. Reviewer keisonrocks says, "I premade the crab rolls and put them in the fridge until right before the party popped them in the broiler for 10 minutes and then wa-la! Very easy to prepare, easy to cook & easy to enjoy!"
Quick Potato Nachos
This twist on traditional nachos will be a welcome change at any game-day gathering. "The more toppings the better," suggests reviewer Baking Nana.
Captain's Avocado Bean Dip
"Great for the big game or tailgate parties," says recipe creator Captain K. Avocados add fresh flavor to an otherwise basic bean dip.
Honey-Sriracha Air Fryer Wings
The air fryer makes sports-bar quality wings in under an hour. Recipe creator France C says, "The perfect combination of spicy and sweet in every bite, with the ease of using an air fryer. Add more sriracha to suit your tastes. I like to serve the extra sauce on the side for dipping."
Ranch Snack Mix
Snack mix is always a good choice for a party appetizer — it's easy, budget-friendly, can be made ahead of time, and is best served at room temperature. Ranch dressing mix flavors this snack mix like everyone's favorite game-day dip.