These Super Bowl food ideas and snacks are irresistibly tasty and sure to impress! Find recipes for everyone, from nachos to chili.
Once January comes to a close, our minds turn to Super Bowl food and snacks! The ideal recipes for game day must combine comfort food with party appetizers in a way that’s almost indescribable. And of course, you’ve got to have chili! We’ve combed through our party appetizers and snacks to find all the best Super Bowl food ideas: plus we’ve added some from some favorite recipe sources around the web. Each of these ideas are friend tested and approved, so we can honestly say: these Super Bowl snacks will wow your friends. Ready to get started?
And now…our top Super Bowl food ideas & snacks!
Here’s a creamy, irresistibly spiced party dip that's a perfect easy Super Bowl recipe idea: Taco Dip! It’s got a quick homemade seasoning blend, Greek yogurt, and a colorful mix of fresh toppings for the absolute best flavor. Absolutely no one will turn this down.
A favorite Super Bowl food: these Loaded Sweet Potato Bites! They’re the most delicious, crowd-pleasing 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!
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What’s better than a big pan of nachos? This Tex Mex favorite is one of life’s great pleasures, and we’re here for them. They’re ideal an appetizer to feed a crowd, especially as Super Bowl snacks! Here’s the best part about our Ultimate Nachos Recipe: it works for any diet. We’ve got a variation for meat eaters, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free eaters!
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!). 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. Serve with pita chips to take it into addictive territory.
Meet our famous 5-Minute Bean Dip! It’s might be the very easiest recipe we’ve ever created. Beans, salsa, and cheese come together into the creamiest, gooiest piping hot mess. Dunk in crunchy chips and it tastes remarkably like the queso from your favorite Mexican joint. With just 3 ingredients, the flavor is more irresistibly complex than you’d imagine.
Also try: Easy Refried Bean Dip (vegan)
Who doesn’t love potato skins? Those crispy, savory vessels for creamy, cheesy deliciousness could melt even the most stone cold heart. So when you’re looking to impress, why not try them at home? This method offers some innovations so you can complete it in less time than most potato skin recipes.
Here's an irresistibly fun Super Bowl food idea: buffalo cauliflower wings! These tasty morsels are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and tossed with spicy, tangy buffalo sauce. And they're totally plant based! You’ll see these in restaurants these days…and this recipe? It tastes just as good as restaurant-style. Better, in fact! And, it's baked instead of fried: a healthy spin on this classic comfort food.
Also try: Buffalo Cauliflower with Blue Cheese Dip
What’s Super Bowl food without chili? It’s beyond simple to make, and the flavor is outstanding. It’s got a hint of smokiness to highlight the tangy tomatoes and savory black beans. Top it with your favorite toppings, and it’s so hearty and savory, you’ll forget it’s healthy, too. Or, serve it over baked potatoes for crowd-pleasing Chili Baked Potatoes.
Also try: Quick Chili Recipe
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 quintessential Super Bowl food, right? It’s spiced pinto beans, veggies, and Greek yogurt baked in a skillet covered in gooey cheese. Dip with tortilla chips and enjoy this decadent snack.
How to make quesadillas into Super Bowl snacks? Enter: baked quesadillas in the oven! This recipe makes a big batch all at once on a sheet pan. All the quesadillas are done at the same time, and they come out with a beautifully crispy exterior. Add dips and serve!
Here’s a tasty dip that will surprise you with its irresistibly creamy flavor: Black Bean Hummus! This spin on the traditional Mediterranean chickpea dip might sound fun, but here’s the thing. It tastes even better than it sounds! Black beans, lime, tahini and a bit of smoked paprika make creamy dip magic.
Want our best healthy snack trick? This peanut butter dip! It’s just 4 ingredients and somehow tastes like frosting. Really, Alex and I were surprised the first time we tasted it. How is this so good, yet so simple? It’s works for any occasion: a family party, or a big snacks table. Or of course, as Super Bowl food!
Taquitos / flautas are always a hit at a Super Bowl party! 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!
There’s no more epic Super Bowl food than a platter of Chili Cheese Fries! Imagine: that combination of deliciously hearty chili, crispy potatoes, and gooey cheese sauce is comfort food at its finest. Why settle for a plate of fries when you can add chili? This spin on the traditionally heavy dish is fresher than most, featuring a black bean chili and a lighter (but just as tasty) cheese sauce.
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.
Ranking up top in our Super Bowl food and snacks: 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!
Crispy Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings
What's more classic for the Super Bowl than hot and crispy buffalo wings? These wings are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and coated in tangy, spicy buffalo sauce. via All the Healthy Things
A great Super Bowl food idea? Try Stuffed Mushrooms! These little bites have everything going on: they’re savory, meaty, and herby, with a tender exterior and a crunch in each bite. Even better, this party snack recipe is incredibly easy: no need to sauté filling ingredients. Chop them up, fill, and bake!
Jalapeno Popper Dip
This tasty Jalapeno Popper Dip is perfect for parties! Made with cream cheese, shredded cheese, jalapenos and crispy panko breadcrumbs, it's the perfect appetizer to serve with corn chips or tortilla chips. via Isabel Eats
Philly Cheesesteak Sliders
Slides are a fantastic Super Bowl idea, and imagine these: with shaved ribeye steak smothered in a delicious blend of cheese, peppers, and onions on soft, bite-sized rolls. A total crowd pleaser! via Britney Breaks Bread
This combo of black eyed peas, veggies and a vinaigrette dressing is equal parts zesty and comforting: and you can use it as a chip dip or side dish. Our favorite recipe has loads of colorful veggies, cilantro and jalapenos, and a simple zingy dressing with the perfect flavor.
Who can resist a plate of coconut shrimp? Each crunchy, coconut-scented, juicy bite is so supremely satisfying, we want to devour the entire plate. This appetizer is popular at seafood restaurants and has a bit of that nostalgic 1990’s chain restaurant vibe. Here we’ve decoded the secrets behind the flavor: baked, not fried! Serve it with sweet chili sauce for a tasty appetizer.
Need simple Super Bowl food to impress? Try this Pineapple Salsa! The zing of the lime and heat of the jalapeno are the ideal pairing for this sweet fruit. Grab a juicy, ripe pineapple for this one: scoop it up with chips and each bite is an explosion of sweet, savory, salty and spicy.
Nacho Baked Potato Wedges
Add nacho toppings to potato wedges and you've got a whole new appetizer! Throw on all your favorite toppings and no one will be able to resist this platter. via Isabel Eats
This spiced crispy chickpeas recipe is the perfect salty, crunchy healthy Super Bowl snack! They’re baked simply with olive oil and spiced with chili powder and cumin. Every time we make them, people don't stray far from the bowl.
Everyone loves pinwheels! This spin is full of Italian-style flavors: mozzarella, sundried tomatoes, spinach, and a blend of spices. But you can easily customize them to your tastes and to make it an even more zingy Super Bowl recipe! They look totally stunning on a platter. Here are all the tricks to making a beautiful roll up.
Also try: Mexican Pinwheels
Homemade Cheesy Garlic Bread
Who doesn't love a great cheesy bread for the Super Bowl! This one is a hearty sliced loaf slathered with butter, garlic, herbs, and cheese, then baked to crisp perfection. via Britney Breaks Bread
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.
Everyone we’ve served this cilantro dip to raves about it! With just 3 ingredients, it’s an easy Super Bowl party snack to add to your list of party dip recipes. Serve with Homemade Tortilla Chips.
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.
As dip for fruit and pretzels, this dark chocolate hummus is a surprising hit at parties. It’s perfect as Super Bowl food! Since it’s naturally sweet, it’s one of our favorite in the sweets category of healthy super bowl recipes.
They’re fudgy, chewy, chocolaty, and one of the favorite things to come out of our kitchen to date. Try these Sweet Potato Brownies! This humble potato makes the best chewy texture. Most importantly: they’re irresistibly delicious, with a rich nuance in flavor that makes them taste loads better than a standard brownie.
Try these No Bake Energy Bites! They taste like dessert, but they’re a simple combination of peanut butter, oats and honey. Of course, don't forget the chocolate chips! They're a great finger food for snacking on at parties.
This chocolate chip cookie cake is 100% more delicious than a store bought cookie cake. The rich chocolate chunks and a hint of orange zest make it seriously irresistible: the flavor is oh so real. The texture is perfectly soft and chewy. Everyone will ooo and ahh about this one!
More party food ideas
Didn’t find what you were looking for in these Super Bowl recipes? Here are a few more great entertaining ideas:
- 50 Appetizer Recipes Everyone Will Love or 25 Top Party Food Ideas Check out our master list of party favorites! You’re sure to find favorites.
- 15 Vegetarian Appetizers to Try Now or 12 Tasty Vegan Appetizers Opt for plant-forward appetizers by perusing these lists.
- 10 Best Dips for Chips or 15 Easy Dip Recipes Love dips? Try these fan favorites.
- 15 Finger Food Ideas for Parties These delicious ideas are handheld and easy for a crowd: the best treat.
35 Top Super Bowl Food Ideas & Snacks!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 10 1x
These Super Bowl food ideas and snacks are irresistibly tasty and sure to impress! Find recipes for everyone, from nachos to chili.
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened*
- 1 cup Greek yogurt (or sour cream)
- ¾ cup salsa
- 2 teaspoons each cumin and chili powder
- ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon each garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper
- 1 cup Mexican blend cheese
- 1 cup chopped iceberg lettuce
- 1 tomato, chopped
- ¼ cup sliced black olives
- Optional toppings: minced red onion, chopped cilantro, pickled jalapeños
- In a large bowl, whisk the softened cream cheese, Greek yogurt, salsa and spices until it’s fully smooth. The mixture will start out chunky, but keep whisking until the cream cheese is fully smooth. (It takes a few minutes, so be patient!)
- Place the cheese mixture in the bottom of a circular glass pie plate or other circular dish. Smooth into an even layer.
- Top with the cheese, chopped lettuce, chopped tomato, black olives, and other optional toppings. Serve immediately with tortilla chips, or refrigerate until serving. (Leftovers last up to 3 days refrigerated.)
*To quickly soften cream cheese, place it on a plate in the microwave. Microwave 5 seconds, then flip over the block of cheese and cook another 5 seconds. If it’s not room temperature and soft at this point, try another 5 seconds but air on the conservative side.
**You can also add more layers to the taco dip to make it like a 7 layer dip: consider topping with a layer of refried beans (seasoned with salt), guacamole, and salsa before adding veggie toppings.
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: No Bake
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegetarian
Keywords: Super Bowl Food, Super Bowl Food Ideas, Super Bowl Recipes
I want to try dark chocolate hummus. It sounds so luxurious.
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!