The Super Bowl is just around the corner, and if you are someone who enjoys hosting the big party on game day, we want to help you make sure that you are prepared to serve your guests with a delicious spread. The food that will cure everyone’s munchies is equally as important as the game on Super Bowl Sunday.
Here are 109 Super Bowl snacks guaranteed to keep the crowd happy no matter which team they are rooting for this year during Super Bowl 56.
Whether you order takeout from Buffalo Wild Wings, get hot and ready wings from your local grocery store or grill them yourself, chicken wings are a must and go-to snack at any Super Bowl party. Make sure to stock up early; supermarkets have been known to sell out of wings leading up to Super Bowl Sunday.
Here are a few wing recipes we love that are easy to make them at home:
- Frank’s RedHot Original Buffalo Chicken Wings
- Barbecue Chicken Wings
- Sticky and Crispy Asian Chicken Wings
- Epic Dry-Rubbed Baked Chicken Wings
- Honey Garlic Chicken Wings
- Grilled Chicken Wings
- Air Fryer Chicken Wings
- Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings
Don’t forget the dipping sauces! Nothing goes better with wings than the zesty taste of ranch or creamy blue cheese.
You can never go wrong with soft pretzels. This warm, golden-crusted treat pairs perfectly well with warm queso or a spicy brown mustard.
Be sure to find the happy medium when creating the perfect salt-to-pretzel ratio. The baking process is pretty simple as pretzels can be made with minimal ingredients, and you can make full-sized pretzels or pretzel bites depending on how many people you are planning to serve.
- Homemade Mall-Style Pretzels
- Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites
- Soft Beer Pretzels with Beer Cheese Dip
- Keto Soft Pretzels
- The Best Gluten-Free Soft Pretzels
With so many different options of what to put in a tortilla in addition to melted cheese, quesadillas make for an easy and delicious treat on game day. All ages will enjoy a warm, gooey quesadilla.
- Chicken Fajita-Style Quesadillas
- Shrimp Quesadillas
- Pork Chili Verde Quesadillas
- Best-Ever Keto Quesadillas
- Steak Quesadillas
- Hawaiian BBQ Quesadillas
- Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas
- Philly Cheese Steak Quesadillas
A go-to snack that will guarantee satisfaction is the heavily-loved and layered chip dip. With plenty of variations, it’s impossible to go wrong with this snack. A classic go-to chip dip is made with refried beans, cheese, guacamole, sour cream and salsa.
Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth? It’s hard to go wrong with muddy buddies! The rich chocolate flavor mixed with peanut butter will remind you of Reese’s peanut butter cups. Trust us when we say that is very addictive. It will get gobbled up quickly, so we suggest making a double batch.
Snack mixes can be made a ton of different ways. No matter how you make it, a snack mix is just as addicting as muddy buddies. All you have to do is add your favorite seasonings and extra snacks to spice it up. Some ideas include Cheetos, Goldfish, rye chips or whatever else you are craving. Be creative and your taste buds will thank you.
Here are some party snack mix ideas:
Making full-sized burgers on the grill can be a pain when you have a lengthy guest list, but sliders are a great alternative. They are easy to make and they’ll also give your guests some protein-packed options while watching the game.
Here are a few of our favorite slider recipes:
- Bacon Cheeseburger Slider Bake
- Slow Cooker Barbecued Pulled Pork
- Buffalo Chicken Sliders
- Ham and Cheese Sliders
- Pepperoni Pizza Sliders
- Meatball Sliders
No one ever turns down a jalapeño popper. Wrap them up in bacon and you can expect your guests to start grabbing two at a time! They are super easy to make, and even your friends who don’t like spicy food will be asking you to make these for years to come.
Some people like to be healthy, so a veggie platter is an excellent choice. You can cut up the veggies yourself or grab a pre-made platter at the grocery store. This is a great option either alongside or in place of chips and crackers with dips, too.
Bring out the toothpicks! Meatballs are great to serve at a party, but they can be messy. Make sure you have napkins and toothpicks nearby to minimize the clean up.
We love these meatball recipes:
Is it even a party if there are no chips and dips to snack on? Hot dips are great because you can keep them warm in the crockpot for everyone to enjoy throughout the entire game.
You can’t go wrong with any of these recipes:
Deviled eggs are perfect for any occasion. Plus, you can add extra seasonings to give them some spice.
Hot dips are great, but you can’t forget about the cold dips! These are amazing when paired with chips, wings, veggies or sliders. You’ll want to make double batches of your cold dips because you’ll be surprised by how quickly they’ll go.
- Best Ever Guacamole
- Cowboy Caviar
- French Onion Dip
- Caramelized Onion Dip with Crispy Shallots
- Sun-Dried Tomato Dip
Rolled up to perfection, taquitos are a great appetizer. You can make them ahead of time and pop them in the oven right before your guests arrive. Plus, these little rolled-up tortillas are packed with flavor.
- Cheesy Pulled Pork Taquitos
- Quick Chicken Taquitos
- Spicy Beef Taquitos
- Cream Cheese and Chicken Taquitos
We all love pizza. It’s an easy, go-to way to feed a crowd, especially on a budget. However, if you’re looking to show off your culinary chops this Super Bowl Sunday, you might want to opt for a new take on your traditional frozen or delivery pizza. These Super Bowl recipes will give your guests all of the flavors of their favorite pizzas, just without the cardboard box.
- Stuffed Pizza Bites
- Garlic Pizza Wedges
- Pizza Bread Rings
- Pizza Dips
- Pizza Pockets
- Pizza Balls
- Pizza Pigs in a Blanket
- Pepperoni Pizza Rolls
- Buffalo Chicken French Bread Pizzas
Yes, you can definitely make your own mozzarella sticks at home, and it’s even easier than you likely think! Take a gander at these easy recipes and pick the one that best fits your family’s tastes, whether you go for baked versus fried, a mixture of cheeses or as classic as it comes.
You’ve likely seen them in the deli or as part of a past party spread. Pinwheels are an easy party food that are also cheap to make. All you usually need is deli ham, tortillas and a few extra spreads or fillings. There’s no baking or cooking required, so kids can even help you put together this appetizer. Plus, it’s a no-mess option if you don’t want your guests eating sub sandwiches while standing over your living room carpet.
- Black Forest Ham Pinwheels
- Taco Pinwheels
- Ham Pickle Pinwheels
- Tortilla Pinwheels
- Make-Ahead Pinwheels
- Smoked Salmon Pinwheels
Pigs in a Blanket
Much like pinwheels, pigs in a blanket are one of those staple appetizers that you likely remember from childhood. Parents often make these in huge batches to feed to their hungry kiddos at birthday parties and during sleepovers. That’s because they’re affordable and simple. It’s just biscuit dough wrapped around a hot dog after all. But for your Super Bowl party, up the ante with one of these fancier recipes.
- Pigs in a Blanket with a Spicy Hot Dipping Sauce
- Giant Pig in a Blanket
- Reuben Pigs in a Blanket
- French Toast Pigs in a Blanket
- Pizza Pigs in a Blanket
- Cajun Sausage Puffs
Vegetarian and Vegan Options
Unfortunately, some of the Super Bowl’s most popular snacks are often filled with lots of meats and cheeses. If you have a vegetarian or vegan on your guest list or you’re following a specialized diet yourself, check out some of these snack recipes for meat-free and animal-free options.
- Cauliflower Buffalo Bites
- Vegan Queso
- Roasted Eggplant Spread
- Tex Mex Popcorn
- Everything Bagel Veggie Crisps
- Dairy-Free Mozzarella Sticks
- Spinach Artichoke Zucchini Bites
Every culture around the world has it. A meaty or cheesy filling stuffed into some sort of dough receptacle, which is then fried or baked to crispy stuffed goodness… Everyone loves this combination. Here are a few takes on this combo, which you should consider adding to your game day buffet.
- Chicken and Bacon Triangles
- Toasted Ravioli
- Miniature Chicken Chimichangas
- Hand Pie Footballs
- Southwestern Egg Rolls
- Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls
- Gooey Cheese Bombs
Serve It on a Stick
Another great way to make your favorite foods more portable is to throw ’em on a stick. Whether you’re serving kebabs, offering grilled shrimp or making corn dogs, sliding your food onto a skewer just makes everything a little more fun and festive.
- Broiled Asian-Inspired Shrimp Skewers
- Mozzarella and Bacon Skewers
- Apricot Ginger Glazed Chicken Skewers
Bread, Bread and More Bread
Every meal needs bread, right? Here are a few tasty bread recipes that will round off your Super Bowl buffet incredibly well!
Other Appetizers That Don’t Quite Fit in Elsewhere
We all have a favorite appetizer that doesn’t quite fit into a particular category. If you’re looking for the perfect Super Bowl snack that no one else at the potluck is going to bring because it’s something unique and memorable, look here.
- Teriyaki Beef Jerky
- Lasagna Cupcakes
- Air Fryer Pickles
- Green Bean Fries
- Jalapeño Hush Puppies
- Vegan Mac Layered Taco Dip
We just have to give a special shout out to the vegan mac layered taco dip! It was recommended to us by Adela Olah, who told us all about Chickapea, which is, in her words, “an organic, gluten-free pasta that is made with just two ingredients: chickpeas and lentils.” Sounds divine!
You can’t have a Super Bowl Sunday spread without a few sweet treats! Whether you’d like to offer a lot of desserts or you just want a few items on your buffet to satisfy those with a sweet tooth, here are a few dessert options that are both easy and fun to make.
- Football Cake Pops
- Sweet & Salty Potato Chip Clusters
- Candy Bar Cookies
- Peanut Butter Caramel Brownie Bites
- Football Whoopie Pies
Tips for Building Your Super Bowl Menu
Have all the recipes you need? Here are a few tips for building your Super Bowl menu so that you and your guests enjoy the best Super Bowl party yet.
Don’t Plan a Full-Course Meal
You don’t need a big meal at a Super Bowl party, so don’t try to organize your Super Bowl food by appetizers, main courses, desserts and snacks. The Super Bowl typically lasts around three to four hours. You and your guests will likely spend all of that time grazing away at your buffet spread. So, plan to offer all of your food at once. That way, guests can eat at their own pace.
Make Sure You Offer a Wide Variety of Options
You’ll want to be sure that your Super Bowl appetizer spread includes a good variety of items. Plan for a mix of savory, spicy, salty and sweet items, as well as a variety of lighter and heavier items. You don’t want a table filled with cheese-heavy dishes or a platter of only meat-heavy dishes. With a wide array of flavors, textures and ingredients, there will be something for everyone. Plus, it will help to ensure that your guests don’t experience snack fatigue too early in the night.
Keep Your Guests’ Preferences in Mind
If you know your guest list and you are aware that your guests are more on the casual side, don’t try to be too fancy with ingredients that they may not be familiar with. Opt for items you know they’ll love instead. Similarly, if you’re hosting a group that you know would prefer items with a healthier approach, make sure you have appropriate options for those guests as well.
You also want to keep any dietary needs in mind. Beyond vegetarian and vegan diets, which we mentioned above, also make note of whether or not your guests have food allergies or certain sensitivities that would require them to take precautions. For example, if you have a guest with a serious peanut allergy, you’ll want to avoid using peanuts in any of your dishes to be on the safe side.
Prioritize Portable Snacks
It’s just a fact that, at a Super Bowl party, your guests will be eating in front of the television, on your couch, over your carpet. So try to go for portable, mess-free options. While, sure, chili is a game day favorite, do you really want that bowl of tomato-based soup to go flying during the next touchdown, only to land upside down on your white rug? Probably not.
So, look for items that hold together well. After all, the fewer the crumbs, the better. It’s even better if the food you offer can be eaten with one hand while people hold their plates in their other hand. By no means should your guests have to attempt to use forks and knives while balancing a plate on their knees.
Don’t Forget the Beverages
In addition to all of the snacks and apps on offer, make sure to have plenty of beverages for your guests as well. Just as you want to keep guests’ preferences in mind when planning your food menu, you also want to keep their preferences in mind when picking out drinks.
Do you have a posse of beer drinkers coming over? Be sure to stock up. Do your guests prefer no alcohol at all? Have tasty non-alcoholic options on hand, such as punch and soda. What about guests who like the harder stuff? Rather than encourage them to take tequila shots while they munch down on taquitos, consider making up a batch of cocktails, so that everyone can last the entire evening.
Make Sure You Have Enough Food
Nothing is more disappointing than running out of snacks by halftime. Plan accordingly to ensure that you have enough food to feed all of your guests. The rule of thumb for parties wherein you’ll just be serving appetizers and finger foods like those above? Estimate that each guest will eat up to 8 appetizer or snack bites per hour.
So, let’s say that you have 10 people at the party, including yourself, and the Super Bowl is four hours long. You’re going to need roughly 320 “bites.” While that seems like a lot, it’s really not. If a recipe makes 24 “bites” — whether that’s 24 little pinwheels or 24 little pigs in a blanket or 24 wings, whatever — then you only need to make about 13 items.
Still seem like too much work? That’s where the potluck method comes in handy. Ask six of those party guests to bring an item, and you’ll cut your workload (and grocery list … and snack budget) in half.
Make sure to plan for enough drinks as well. The rule of thumb is to plan to provide two alcoholic beverages per guest during the party’s first hour, then one beverage per guest during each hour after that. So, for your party of 10 that lasts four hours, you’d need to provide 50 drinks. That means buying either 50 beers, three to four bottles of liquor, or 10 bottles of wine, or a combination of all of the above that adds up to 50 drinks.
Set Your Budget Ahead of Time and Stick To It
As you could probably guess based on the above calculations on how much food you need, hosting a Super Bowl party can become expensive very quickly. Before you even make your guest list, decide how much you can feasibly spend on your Super Bowl party and then plan accordingly.
Looking for ways you can cut back on your spending when planning for the party? Opt for more affordable food and drink options. Maybe instead of shrimp skewers and hot wing recipes, you serve more fried veggies and big batches of spinach artichoke dip or nachos. Maybe you opt to buy more beer than wine.
Don’t be afraid to ask your guests for help, either. Most guests will be happy to pitch in and bring something to a potluck-style party. You can also ask guests to BYOB. This will help cut down your drink costs in a major way.
Additionally, don’t waste money that you could spend on food, on things that no one needs or will really remember next year. While someone might ask for your awesome meatball recipe next Super Bowl, they likely won’t ask you where you bought your party decorations.
You can also save cash by opting out of stocking up on disposable cups, silverware and dishes, and using your real stuff instead.
Don’t Make It Stressful
And last but not least, don’t make things stressful. Your Super Bowl party should be fun, not something you regret hosting. Don’t take on more than you can handle. Instead, offer food both you and your guests will love, and stick to a reasonable budget. You’ll be glad you didn’t overdo it when you’re able to kick back, relax and enjoy the game with your pals, versus fretting over appetizers and how much money you spent on snacks.
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Holly Riddle is a travel, food and lifestyle writer, and a full-time freelance content creator after several years on editorial staffs for a multitude of publications ranging in topic and audience demographic. She currently acts as the editor at large for Global Traveler magazine and is a regular contributor at Trazee Travel, WhereverFamily, TravelMag, CruiseHive and more. Ghostwritten work for travel clients has appeared on Forbes, Bloomberg, Inc. and other top publications. She also manages blogs for tour providers, hotels and tourism boards.view post