As much as I want to tell you that I’m a shirt guy who loves television and bets on Super Bowl Sunday, I’m going to lie. Admittedly I love watching commercials, waiting during breaks, snacks-Manufacturing type of fan. In fact, I couldn’t be more interested in a 90-yard plunge, as long as there are nine dip layers on the table. If you ask me who’s playing at the Super Bowl, I’ll quickly Google it under the table… or simply admit that I’m more interested in the queso vs guac battle. So as a Super Snack fan, I’m searching the Internet for Super Bowl Sunday Recipes instead of game day tickets.
The best Super Bowl Sunday recipes are easy to make, easy to eat, and easy to throw away. I’m always looking cooking recipe can be prepared in advance and taste as good to start with as they do at halftime (even if they are now room temperature). Football food is also best eaten with your fingers. You don’t want to serve an elaborately decorated snack to an invested fan who could jump out of his chair at any moment.
From one devoted football (food) fan to another (food) football fan, I’ve put together 16 recipes for Super Bowl Sunday that are sure to help you score points with your guests. The only bet I would place is how much I can eat before halftime.
15 Super Bowl Sunday Recipes to Feed a Crowd
Grilled sesame chicken wings from the identified dish
Why we love it: Wings are a gaming day staple, but this version from Defined Dish is in a league of its own. These bake for about 35-45 minutes, giving the chef plenty of time to get the rest of the food/dish ready before starting. Whole30, gluten and palo free, each of your guests will be back in seconds.
Hero composition: Toasted sesame seeds add crunch and perfect flavor.
Minimalist baker’s gluten-free onion rings
Why we love it: Who cares who will win the Super Bowl with onion rings on the table? These onion rings are vegan, GF, ready in 30 minutes and super crispy. They’re sautéed, which can be a little intimidating, but I promise you they’re worth it. Plus, this recipe can easily be doubled or tripled to serve any party size.
Hero composition: Onions, because this is one of the ways that I like them.
Vegetarian 7-layer quick dip from Spruce Eats
Why we love it: One touch down may be worth a second, but this seven-layer dip is worth it everything. This recipe is almost identical to the dip my mom made. Olives, onions, and lettuce are optional – we just made the beans and sour cream as prepared here with a layer of cheese, avocado, and tomatoes. We also like to do it earlier in the day to give plenty of time to chill in the fridge before guests arrive.
Hero composition: The seasoned sour cream mixture will be golden.
Jalapeños-wrapped bacon-stuffed cheese chicken from The Defined Dish
Why we love it: Say the recipe name three times quickly. These bacon-wrapped jalepeños can be prepared in advance and put in the oven or air fryer whenever you’re ready to serve them. You can also omit the chicken if you want something a little lighter, although nothing wrapped in bacon will truly be ‘pale’.
Hero composition: The ol’ pork skin may be the center of attention on screen, but the bacon is just the star of this recipe.
Drag the Grilled Garlic Pizza slider from the semi-baked harvest oven
Why we love it: These pizza sliders are guaranteed to cause an uproar similar to a tap down. You will be shocked how easily they put together. Simply cut the entire dinner package rolled down to the center, place the bottom half on the pan, cover the top, and add the top half back. Boom. Add the garlic butter, bake, then prepare to capture the final pulled cheeses when they are served.
Hero composition: I’m a garlic butter girl.
Chicken egg roll from the specified dish
Why we love it: Buffalo and football are a match made by God, and these buffalo eggs are a gift from God. These come together in less than 30 minutes, require only seven ingredients, and are a fan favorite. Food finger to win!
Hero composition: Buffalo sauce simply cannot be faulted.
Why we love it: This is the only recipe for guacamole you’ll ever need. It’s simple enough that each ingredient really shines. Honestly, I could eat guacamole any day of the year, but it just tastes so much better on game day.
Hero composition: I love a lot of lime.
Queso Fundido Taquitos from Half-Naked Harvest
Why we love it: Taquitos are great for game day, as they taste good at room temperature and are readily available for purchase. This particular recipe is filled with Mexican chorizo, a combination of cheese, poblano, and chile, for the perfect flavor. Not to mention, they are topped with a delicious lemon buttercream frosting.
Hero composition: The poblano spiced it up to perfection.
Joe T. Garcia’s Copycat Nachos from The Defined Dish
Why we love it: As a Fort Worth native, I can honestly say nothing gets me more excited to go home than a Joe T. nacho (Okay, maybe my family too). This mimicking recipe from The Defined Dish is a homesickness cure and a great gameday treat. Prepare a large tray of these right before kick-off and start your watch party with a hit.
Hero composition: The pickled jalepeños set these nachos apart.
The Best Jalapeño Queso from Half Baked Harvest
Why we love it: Where there are fries, there must be queso. This jalapeño queso is the best homemade queso out there, and it has a permanent place on my Super Bowl Sunday Menu. Making this queso in a cast iron pan is a great thing because you can serve it straight from the pan while also keeping it warm.
Hero composition: All cheese please.
Spinach and goat artichoke dip in cheese from Cake n Knife
Why we love it: You all know and love spinach and cheese dip, but now it’s time to introduce you to its upgrade, this spinach and cheese dip. The addition of goat cheese makes the traditional dip a little more rich and richer. Serve with crackers, chips, or just use a spoon (you know you want to).
Hero composition: Goat cheese makes everything better.
Roasted buffalo cauliflower recipe from a spoon
Why we love it: Vegetarian or not? This buffalo cauliflower has all the flavor of traditional wings, without the meat. It’s a low carb diet, but I would eat it even if I wasn’t. Alternatively, you can opt for store-bought buffalo feet dipping sauce to make this recipe even simpler.
Hero composition: This homemade buffalo sauce is a game changer.
Southern style hot honey grilled chicken from the half-baked harvest
Why we love it: Hot honey is one of my favorite flavors, and this fried chicken recipe leaves my mouth open. It’s oven-fried, crispy, gravy and amazing. I’m just leaving this quote here so you’ll all be forced to drool over your screens like I just did: “They finished with a wonderful sweet and spicy honey butter sauce with garlic and crispy chili.” – Tieghan Gerard
Hero composition: Hot honey gravy in the park (erroneous reference to sports, I know).
5 min vegan cashew queso from minimalist baker
Why we love it: Seven ingredients, five minutes, and lots of happy guests. Coming from Texas, I’m a giant fans of queso. My stomach? Not much. This vegan queso made with cashew nuts will relieve the “itch” of the queso without making my body “itch”. While I still think it’s important to have cheese queso on hand, your dairy-free soccer fans will thank you for this.
Hero composition: Cashews are true chameleons.
Taco Salad Bites
Why we love it: Aren’t these the cutest appetizers you’ve ever seen? You can use any spoon-shaped tortilla and fill them with a taco topping of your choice. I like to add some taco-spiced ground turkey for extra meat. The sky is the limit with these salads.
Hero composition: The tortilla doubles the bowl and the crispy one.
Why we love it: These cauliflower nachos satisfy classic Super Bowl snack cravings, yet are somehow still gluten-free and vegan. A delicious low-carb recipe, it lets you enjoy all the comfort of fully loaded nachos with a healthy spin. But most importantly, they are so weird!
Hero composition: Cauliflower is crispy, golden brown, and (dare I to say that?) Like french fries.