Healthy Super Bowl Recipes to Wow Your Friends

Looking for healthy Super Bowl recipes? These delicious and healthy Super Bowl food options are sure to wow your friends–we promise. 

With the Super Bowl coming soon, we start pondering healthy Super Bowl recipes. Our specialty here on A Couple Cooks are healthy vegetarian and vegan recipes, but there’s a certain vibe you’ve got to have to be considered Super Bowl food, right? It’s got to combine comfort food with party appetizers in a way that’s almost indescribable. And of course you’ve got to have chili! So, we’ve combed through our party appetizers, snacks, and healthy recipes to find all the best healthy Super Bowl recipes that we’d serve to a crowd. All of these recipes are friend tested and approved, so we can honestly say: these healthy Super Bowl recipes will wow your friends.

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And now…our top healthy Super Bowl recipes!

Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Rounds

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Our #1 in healthy Super Bowl recipes: these Loaded Sweet Potato Rounds! They’re the most delicious, crowd pleasing healthy appetizer for entertaining — like bruschetta, but with a sweet potato base! Friends beg us to make them, and they’re gone in a flash.

(Vegetarian, Gluten-Free)

 Classic Vegetarian Chili

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What’s the Super Bowl without chili? This Classic Vegetarian Chili recipe is our take on a straight up chili recipe, without the meat. This chili uses bulgur wheat to some meaty texture. For maximum flavor, we’ve also used green chiles (or jalapeños) for some spice, a crazy amount of chili powder, and a hint of chipotle powder to add complexity. These tricks make this a vegetarian chili that’s hearty and not just “bean soup”.

(Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free option)

Skillet Mexican Cheese Dip

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This skillet Mexican cheese dip recipe is perfect for entertaining and quintessential Super Bowl, right? It’s spiced pinto beans, veggies, and Greek yogurt baked in a skillet covered in gooey cheese. To make it qualify for healthy Super Bowl recipes, lighten the amount of cheese sprinkled on top (it will still taste amazing, we promise).

(Vegetarian, Gluten-Free)

Mexican Sweet Potatoes

Mexican Sweet Potatoes | Healthy super bowl recipes

You won’t believe the flavor in these Mexican sweet potatoes, topped with black bean pico de gallo and creamy cilantro sauce! The sweet potatoes and halved and roasted until tender, and topped with our tangy sweet Cilantro Sauce that’s 100% plant based. A double recipe is great for feeding a crowd and is over the top delicious.

(Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Buffalo Cauliflower with Blue Cheese Dip

Buffalo Cauliflower with Blue Cheese Dip | Healthy Super Bowl Recipes

Buffalo chicken is basic, so for healthy Super Bowl recipes? Buffalo cauliflower! Here’s cauliflower masquerading as chicken wings, served with a healthy version of a blue cheese dip! The dip is made with yogurt and blue cheese, and the cauliflower is simply coated in homemade buffalo sauce. What could be better?

(Vegetarian, Gluten-Free)

Vegan Nacho Cheese

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Want a healthy nacho cheese sauce that’s homemade, instead of the storebought nacho cheese filled with preservatives? Basically vegan queso, this cashew cheese sauce recipe is ultra simple and delicious. Serve with tortilla chips as a flavor-loaded dip.

(Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free)

The Best Loaded Vegan Nachos

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What’s more Super Bowl than nachos? To make nachos fit in a list of healthy Super Bowl recipes, here’s our loaded vegan nachos recipe! This nachos recipe is fully plant based, featuring our smoky lentils and rice and the vegan nacho cheese above. They’re so flavorful no one will miss the meat!

(Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Crispy Roasted Chickpeas

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This spiced crispy chickpeas recipe is the perfect salty, crunchy healthy snack! They’re baked simply with olive oil and spiced with chili powder and cumin.

(Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Hummus and Veggie Roll Ups

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A kid-friendly snack, these hummus and veggie roll ups are delicious and healthy. They’re filled with hummus, brocolli, carrots, and cauliflower, and perfect as a plant based party appetizer.

(Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Buffalo Cauliflower Sandwich

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More buffalo cauliflower here: this time a buffalo cauliflower sandwich. That’s roasted cauliflower (or grilled, if it’s not too cold for you!), mixed with a healthyish take on a buffalo sauce. Then it’s topped with a blue cheese sauce that will blow your mind! Serve these on slider buns as a party appetizer.

(Vegetarian)

Baked Homemade Tater Tots

Homemade Baked Tater Tots | Healthy Super Bowl recipes | Healthy Super Bowl food

Next up in our healthy Super Bowl recipes…homemade tater tots! While they require some effort, these homemade tots are made simply with potatoes and olive oil and baked until they’re crispy.

(Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Tater Tot Nachos (Totchos)

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If you’ve gone to the effort to make homemade tater tots, why not make them into tater tot nachos (totchos)? These totchos are vegan, loaded with delicious veggies and topped with dollops of cashew cream.

(Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free)

5 Ingredient Classic Hummus

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This 5-ingredient homemade hummus is classic, simple, and won’t break the bank. It’s one of our top vegan recipes for healthy snacks and it’s so, so good. Dip with the usual suspects: veggies and homemade pita chips.

(Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Loaded Grilled Nachos

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One more time with the nachos, okay? These loaded grilled nachos are a true dream: they’re full of smoky flavor topped with grilled veggies, refried beans, guacamole, and cheese. These are one of our favorites ever, and perfect for our list of healthy Super Bowl recipes. You’ve just got to have access to a grill: which not everyone has during Super Bowl season! So you might have to be in a warmer climate than we are for this one.

(Vegetarian, Gluten-Free)

Dark Chocolate Hummus

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As dip for fruit and pretzels, this dark chocolate hummus is a surprising hit at parties. It’s perfect for entertaining! Since it’s naturally sweet, it’s one of our favorite in the sweets category of healthy super bowl recipes.

(Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Baked Goat Cheese Appetizer with Tomatoes

One of our fan favorite party appetizer recipes, this Baked Goat Cheese Appetizer with fire roasted tomatoes is like eating pizza as a dip. People go crazy over this stuff, and it disappears very quickly.

(Vegetarian, Gluten-Free with gluten free bread or crackers)

Very Verde Cilantro Dip

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Everyone we’ve served this cilantro dip to raves about it! With just 3 ingredients, it’s an easy party appetizer to add to your list of party dip recipes.

(Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Quinoa Black Bean Chili

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This savory, hearty quinoa vegan chili is packed with protein and works for vegetarian, plant-based, and gluten-free eaters. It features quinoa, which makes it thick and textured. It’s one of our favorite veggie chili variations.

(Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Healthy Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip

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To round out our healthy Super Bowl recipes, this cool, creamy ranch dip is made with Greek yogurt, minced shallot, and real herbs: not a packet. And it’s even better than the packet.

(Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Green Hummus

Green Hummus | Healthy super bowl recipes

OK last one: this homemade green hummus is bright and flavorful healthy snack recipe, featuring green onions, spinach, cilantro and lime. The vibrant color makes an eye catching healthy Super Bowl recipe. If you’re looking to spice it up, add a bit of jalapeño! Here, we’ve topped it with a few crispy roasted chickpeas.

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

2 Comments

  • Reply
    Sophie
    January 24, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    I want to try dark chocolate hummus. It sounds so luxurious.

  • Reply
    Griff Neilson
    January 27, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    Awesome stuff Sonja! I am sharing this bad-boy with my clients and with my list! It’s about time we get a little more health conscious around our national “get-together’s”. Thanks for the great ideas!

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