32 Easy Appetizers for the Super Bowl

Looking for an easy way to serve something impressive for the Super Bowl? Prepare an assortment of appetizers and snacks for everyone to graze on. We thought of everything from sweet, bacon-wrapped sausages to a treasured Buffalo dip recipe.  These easy appetizers require few ingredients, minimal prep work, and many of them can be made ahead of time. Enjoy deceptively easy appetizer recipes for the Super Bowl from hall of famers like nachos and crescent rolls to creative appetizer ideas that could win rookie of the year. 

looking down at a big bowl of Texas caviar
Photo: dotdash meredith food studios
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Brown Sugar Smokies

Brown Sugar Smokies in a bowl

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.

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Sausage Stuffed Jalapenos

Sausage Stuffed Jalapenos
Jooyoung Lee

These jalapeño poppers combine savory sausage, cream cheese, Parmesan, and ranch dressing, with a bit of pleasant heat from the hollowed-out pepper.

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Easy Guacamole

Easy Guacamole
Chef Mo

Guacamole is always the MVP at any football party. This five-ingredient recipe proves that sometimes less is a lot more.

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Buffalo Chicken Dip

a bowl of Buffalo Chicken Dip on a platter with crudite and chips
Mackenzie Schieck

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.

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Balsamic Bruschetta

overhead view of several balsamic bruschetta
Dotdash Meredith Food Studio

Make a hearty, handheld appetizer with vibrant Italian flavor for guests to enjoy. A delightfully crisp bread base and tangy topping makes every bite a winner.

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Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs

Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs
Allrecipes Magazine

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.

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Seven Layer Dip

Seven Layer Taco Dip
Seven Layer Taco Dip | Photo by Cara.

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."

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Bacon and Cheddar Stuffed Mushrooms

Bacon and Cheddar Stuffed Mushrooms

Unlike many stuffed mushroom recipes that call for cream cheese, this recipe stuffs crimini mushrooms with cheddar and bacon. "This recipe was so easy and everybody absolutely loved them. I can't wait to make them again," says reviewer MCLAUDE.

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Spiced Sweet Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Combine tahini, red peppers, garbanzo beans, and pantry seasonings for a smooth and delicious hummus appetizer course. Top with fresh parsley for a bright, wholesome finish.

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Restaurant-Style Potato Skins

Potato skins with cheese and scallions on top
House of Aqua

In this classic sports-bar snack, baked potatoes are hollowed out, deep fried, filled with cheese and bacon bits then baked until the cheese is gooey.

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Chili Dip

chili dip with fritos on white plate
Tiffany J.

Add a little chili, diced tomatoes, and canned peppers to cream cheese and pop it in the microwave — you instantly have a crowd-pleasing dip that pairs perfectly with corn chips.

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Yummy Roll Ups

Yummy Roll Ups
Melissa Goff

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.

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Crispy Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings

looking down at a plate full of crispy honey sriracha chicken wings topped with sesame seeds
dotdash meredith food studios

"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."

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Tortilla Rollups IV

Tortilla roll up with cheese and ham inside

Kids and adults alike will flock to these tortilla roll ups with a creamy, salsa-mixture filling.

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Southern Pimento Cheese

Southern Pimento Cheese
Southern Pimento Cheese | Photo by Holiday Baker.

Dip your favorite crackers or chips into this creamy Southern staple and get instant satisfaction. With less than 10 ingredients and totally bold flavor, this pimento cheese recipe is a classic that is always the right choice.

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Fabulous Football Dip

Cheesy dip with bell pepper and garnish
Melissa Goff

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.

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Best-Ever Texas Caviar

looking down at a big bowl of Texas caviar
dotdash meredith food studios

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.

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Super Nachos

closeup of a plate of nachos with ground beef, tomatoes, onion, and guacamole
Matt D

"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.

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Bacon Cheese Treats

pastry pinwheel with bacon and cheddar

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.

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Party Kielbasa

Sausage on tooth picks with sauce
Cookin Up A Storm

These sausages cook in the slow cooker, which means you can keep them warm for the duration of the game by using the "keep warm" function.

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Clone of a Pretzel Dip

Dip with soft pretzel

Soft pretzels are commonplace at stadiums and ballparks. But they're nothing without a stellar dipping sauce: "This is a clone of our favorite raspberry honey/mustard pretzel dip," says recipe creator SHORECOOK.

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BLT Dip with tortilla chips

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!"

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Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pulls

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pulls in tin foil

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.

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Big Ray's Mexican Monkey Bread

Big Ray's Mexican Monkey Bread
Photo by Molly.

Here's another pull-apart bread, but this time with Mexican-inspired flavor. Reviewer Crystal S says, "This bread is so versatile and forgiving you can add anything and it turns out well!"

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Cheeseburger Egg Rolls

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 mixture and fry to golden brown perfection.

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Spicy Kielbasa Dip

Sausage dip in casserole dish
Valerie Brunmeier

Remove the seeds and ribs of the jalapeños to control the heat — or don't for an extra spicy dip! Serve it up on a sliced sourdough baguettes.

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Arlene's Bacon & Crabmeat

Arlene's Bacon & Crabmeat
Melissa Goff

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!"

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Quick Potato Nachos

Potato wedges with nacho toppings on white platter
Baking Nana

This twist on traditional nachos will be a welcome change at any game-day gathering. "The more toppings the better," suggests reviewer Baking Nana.

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Easy Appetizer Meatballs

Prepare succulent pork sausage meatballs in 30 minutes with this incredibly easy game day recipe. This 3-ingredient appetizer features a citrus-based glaze that can be kicked up with red pepper flakes or garlic.

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Zucchini Pizza

Slices of zucchini with cheese and toppings

Even folks who aren't on a low-carb diet will love these pizza bites made on fresh zucchini slices.

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Captain's Avocado Bean Dip

Bean dip and tortilla chips on serving platter
Chef Mo

"Great for the big game or tailgate parties," says recipe creator Captain K. Fresh avocados add wonderfully creamy flavor to an otherwise basic bean dip.

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Ranch Snack Mix

Snack mix with pretzels, cereal, and crackers in a blue bowl

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.

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