From crispy wings to hearty dips and sliders in-between, these easy Super Bowl appetizers are the real winner on game day.
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Game Day Snacks for the Win
There is nothing quite like Super Bowl Sunday. Aside from the football, I love all the great food that goes along with watching the game, including wings, dips, meatballs, sliders, charcuterie boards, and so much more.
Anything that can feed a hungry crowd of cheering fans is perfect for game day, and I love to offer a variety Super Bowl appetizers to keep everyone’s energy up.
Thankfully, there are a lot of winning Super Bowl food ideas to choose from, such as the fan-favorite of baked chicken wings, the surprise play of white bean hummus, or the touchdown of meatball sliders. Go team!
Planning Super Bowl Party Foods
When planning a Super Bowl party, I like to start by choosing what appetizers I am going to serve. Some things I keep in mind when making my menu are:
- Amount needed. How many guests are coming? Adults? Kids? I like to serve 1 appetizer per 3-4 people coming. So if there are 12 people coming I’ll typically make 4 Super Bowl appetizers (or better yet, have everyone bring something to share).
- Variety. I love to offer a lot of options so everyone has something they love to eat. This means I choose different proteins, textures, spice levels, temperatures, and flavors.
- Temperature. I try to balance the amount of hot dishes I have to cold dishes, just to give a bit more variety.
- Serving location. This is an important question to consider. If I have a bigger party, I will typically set up a buffet-style serving table with maybe one dip on the coffee table in front of the TV. For smaller parties, I might simply put items in serving bowls and put all the Super Bowl appetizers on the coffee table.
- Effort. I want to watch the game, too, so I like to choose things I can make ahead of time or won’t keep me running around too much during play time.
- Tastes. I always try to consider what my guests can and like to eat when choosing an array of dishes. That way, I know there is at least one dish for everyone, if possible.
Super Bowl Finger Foods
There is nothing better than an easy-to-eat appetizer while watching the big game. From sliders to potato skins, these are my favorite Super Bowl finger foods on game day.
- Baked Chicken Wings. So simple and yet so delicious. Coat them in your favorite sauce and watch them disappear.
- Teriyaki Chicken Wings. Just 5 minutes of prep to make a tangy and addictive appetizer.
- Jalapeno Poppers. These bacon-wrapped poppers are a fan favorite when it comes to Super Bowl appetizers and they only need 5 ingredients.
- Potato Skins. Crips potatoes topped with melted cheddar cheese and crumbled bacon? Yes, please.
- Pigs in a Blanket. These mini hot dogs wrapped in fluffy crescent rolls are ready in just 20 minutes.
- Cheeseburger Sliders. These mini burgers are genius way to serve a crowd of hungry fans.
- Meatball Sliders. Who can resist a slider made with Hawaiian rolls, meatballs, marinara, and mozzarella?
- Ham and Cheese Sliders on Hawaiian Rolls. It doesn’t get better or easier than these tasty sliders. Plus, the kids love them.
- Oven Baked Nachos. A skillet of the best nachos in just under 20 minutes is what I call a touchdown.
- Easy Homemade Pretzel Bites. Just like being at the real game, but in miniature form. Don’t forget the homemade pretzel cheese dip.
- Caprese Kabobs. I love these quick bites of mozzarella, basil, and tomato to counter some of the richer Super Bowl appetizers.
- Easy Pizza Pinwheels. Kids and adults alike love these simple and flavor-packed pinwheels.
- Bacon Wrapped Smokies. Just 3 ingredients to make an appetizer big on taste.
- Cheeseburger Meatballs. These little skewers make it easy to enjoy a cheeseburger in just one bite.
- Bacon Wrapped Dates. The perfect balance of sweet and savory in just 3 ingredients.
- Bruschetta Caprese. The freshness of tomatoes helps cut some of the heavier appetizers.
- Creamy Baked Chicken Taquitos. I make these for dinner all the time, but I love serving them as hearty Super Bowl appetizers.
- Kielbasa Puffs. These need only 2 ingredients and 20 minutes to make.
- Cheese Ball Bites. I consider this the perfect bite of all the cheese ball goodness.
- Mixed Candied Nuts. Such an addictive and sweet snack for a table.
- Homemade Chex Mix. Such a simple snack that I love to have on the table for when guests arrive.
Easy Super Bowl Dips
I love dips! They are easy Super Bowl appetizers to make and even better to eat. I love serving them with a variety of crackers or vegetables to let my guests choose their own bite.
- Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip. Creamy, cheesy and super flavorful with pieces of bacon and green onion in every bite.
- Knorr Spinach Dip. A thick creamy dip that comes together in minutes, is loaded with flavor, and gets better the longer it sits.
- French Onion Dip. This homemade dip is rich, cool, and creamy, brimming with fresh flavors from the aromatics and herbs.
- Pretzel Cheese Dip. I love to serve this dip with easy homemade pretzel bites or my homemade french fries recipe.
- Pizza Dip. Made with 3 different kinds of cheeses and all the delicious flavors of pizza, this is one of those Super bowl appetizers that is always crowd pleaser.
- Cowboy Caviar. Full of fresh veggies and topped with an easy homemade dressing, this dip is a favorite to serve alongside some of the heartier appetizers.
- Hot Cheesy Corn Dip. It’s the perfect combination of creamy, cheesy and downright delicious.
- Cream Cheese and Chili Queso Dip. This flavorful dip can be made in the skillet, slow cooker and even the microwave.
- Dill Dip. I love serving this refreshing dip with veggies or pita chips.
- Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Dip. Packed with shredded chicken, cheese, enchilada sauce and flavorful Mexican spices, what ‘s not to love about this dip?
- White Bean Hummus Recipe. This twist on the traditional hummus offers a lighter bite.
- Best Guacamole Recipe. It’s hard to beat a really good guacamole.
- Easy Pico de Gallo. I love the freshness of this dip alongside all the other Super Bowl appetizers.
- 7-Layer Dip. The ultimate game day dip featuring salsa, guacamole, sour cream, beans, cheese, tomatoes and olives. Or make my 7 layer dip cups.
- 5-Layer Greek Dip. Layered with a hummus dip, red bell peppers, cucumbers, kalamata olives, feta cheese, parsley and an olive oil drizzle.
- Classic Cheese Ball. Just 4 ingredients to make a beloved appetizer.
- Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball. All the flavors I love formed into a cheese ball.
Crockpot Appetizers for Super Bowl
My trusty crockpot has made many Super Bowl recipes, because cooking in it is super easy and it keeps dishes warm throughout the entire party. That is a big win in my play book.
- Buffalo Chicken Meatballs. I love serving them with blue cheese dressing or ranch dressing.
- Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip. Simply dump everything in the crockpot 1 hour before guests arrive and enjoy.
- Slow Cooker Queso Blanco Dip. This gooey, cheesy dip only needs 5 minutes of prep and 5 ingredients.
- Hawaiian Meatballs. Simply combine premade meatballs with BBQ sauce and pineapple.
- Buffalo Chicken Dip. The perfect Super Bowl party food! Made with just 5 ingredients in the slow cooker.
- Lil Smokies. One of the classic Super Bowl appetizers and a must-have for any game day event.
- Crockpot Meatballs. Another classic favorite that only takes 3 ingredients.
- Sausage Cream Cheese Rotel Dip. All you need is Velveeta, Rotel, and chunks of juicy sausage for this stellar dip.
Food Platters and Boards
When in doubt about what to make, I like to go with a platter that has something for everyone. You can tailor it to your guest’s tastes and it always look super impressive at any party.
- Italian Antipasto Platter. Filled with meats, cheese, pickled veggies, crackers, and more, this platter has something for everyone.
- Mezze Platter. Serve this refreshing array of Mediterranean dips and snacks with heavier Super Bowl appetizers.
- Fruit and Cheese Platter. What’s not to love about fruit and cheese?
- Fruit and Veggie Platter. I mix up what types of fruits and veggies based on what is in season.
- Charcuterie Board. You can never go wrong with a classic charcuterie.
Full List of Super Bowl Appetizers
Click on the links below for all of the easy super bowl appetizers mentioned above.