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 recipeswill wow your friends.
Our #1 in healthy Super Bowl recipes: these Loaded Sweet Potato Rounds! They’re the most delicious, crowd pleasing healthy appetizer for entertaining! The sweet potatoes are roasted with chili powder and cumin, then topped with cheese, sour cream and green onion. Friends beg us to make them, and they’re gone in a flash!
Here’s a spin on spinach artichoke dip that takes this classic to a new level! This tangy, creamy dip is such a crowd pleaser that it might interfere with the conversation when you serve it (sorry!). When we serve it, everyone parks themselves around the bowl! This version is baked in the oven and served warm. It's made with Greek yogurt and less mayo and cheese than the typical dip, giving it a healthy-ish spin. Serve with pita chips to take it into addictive territory.
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 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”. Also try: Ultimate Vegan Chili.
It’s a home run every time! When we serve it, a chorus of “Wow’s” fill the room. (Really. Not hyperbole!) What makes it so great? It’s classic and has the perfect balanced flavor: perfectly savory, creamy, and tangy. Serve it up with tortilla chips and your guests — and you — won’t be able to stop eating it.
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).
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?
Taquitos / flautas are always a hit at parties! This baked version is an easy spin on that tasty Mexican rolled tortilla treat, and everyone loves them. Roll corn or flour tortillas around a filling of refried beans, cheese, and salsa, then bake until crispy. Serve with your favorite salsa, guacamole, or sour cream for dipping!
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 vegan nacho cheese. They’re so flavorful no one will miss the meat!
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.
What’s better for parties than a good spinach dip? This one is so easy to make: it’s the kind that’s served cold, perfect for dipping pita chips or serving in a bread bowl. The recipe is a little healthier than most, relying on Greek yogurt for much of the creaminess. And because it’s not baked, it’s quick to put together: just 10 minutes!
Stuffed dates are the perfect finger food for parties! They're incredibly easy to make, and the flavor of this simple pairing is outrageous. Pair the sweet caramel chewiness of Medjool dates with tangy, fluffy goat cheese, and the sweet-savory combo is out of this world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
Monterrey Jack and cheddar shredded cheese (Mexican blend)
3 green onions
Preheat the oven to 450°F.
Cut the sweet potatoes into ¼-inch slices. Place the slices in a large bowl, sprinkle with 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon chili powder, and 1 teaspoon kosher salt, and stir to thoroughly coat both sides of all slices. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, taking care that the rounds do not overlap (if possible). Bake 10 minutes on one side, then remove from the oven, flip all rounds, and bake another 10 minutes until soft.
When the potatoes are done, remove them from oven and add a dot of hot sauce on each round (or more if desired). Top each round with shredded cheese and wait a few minutes for the cheese to melt (the potatoes will be hot enough at this point to melt the cheese).
To serve, place the rounds on a platter. Add a dollop of sour cream on each round, and garnish with sliced green onions. (Tip: To make the sour cream easier to dollop, mix it in a bowl with a few drops of water to loosen it).
Note: This recipe makes enough for about 1 baking sheet of rounds; we had a few rounds left over that spilled onto a second sheet.
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 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.