20 Tasty Super Bowl Party Food Ideas for the Big Game



Last Updated: Jan 7, 2022

Super Bowl parties wouldn’t be the same without delicious snacks. Whether you’re hosting just a few friends or a large group to watch the big game, you’ll want something for your guests to munch on. These Super Bowl party food ideas are bound to score a touchdown.

Classic Super Bowl party food

Everyone knows and loves these Super Bowl recipes. They’re classics for a reason. If you want to play it safe but still serve amazing food, give these ones a try.

1. Buffalo wings

Red hot wings for a cook off

Buffalo wings are quintessential Super Bowl Sunday food. They’re easy to eat and are packed with flavor and heat. Serve with crumbled blue cheese on top or ranch on the side and feast.

2. Ham and cheese sliders

Another easy-to-eat appetizer, ham and cheese sliders are a classic. And they’re easy to make, too. Get some dinner rolls, sliced ham and cheese, and butter, and you’re all set.

3. Pizza

Whether you’re making it from scratch or ordering in from your favorite place, pizza is something that can’t be left out of any Super Bowl party table.

4. Loaded nachos

Nachos also make for a great Super Bowl snack. Set up a nacho bar so your guests can load their plates with their favorite toppings. Jalapeños, pico de Gallo, guacamole, ground beef, cheese sauce, and so on—let the combos get wild.

5. Sticky smokey ribs

If you want to go the extra mile, barbecue some juicy beef ribs and smother them in your favorite sticky-sweet sauce. The best way to enjoy them? Messily while following the game.

6. Tater tot casserole

Homemade Tater Tot Hotdish Casserole with Beef and Cheese

Tater tot casserole is the perfect food for game watch parties. No matter if your team wins or loses, this cheesy, starchy bake will be there to comfort you.

7. Pulled pork ring

With crescent rolls, smoked pulled pork, barbecue sauce, and spring onions you can wow your guests. Who knew simple recipes could taste so good?

Healthy Super Bowl food ideas

Sure, Super Bowl Sundays aren’t known for healthy eating. But if you or one of your guests wants to be mindful of what they eat, here are some exciting ideas of what you can serve.

1. Veggie and dip station

Get your veggies in by setting up a dip station. French onion, blue cheese, ranch, and tzatziki are just some of the dozens of options out there. Don’t forget the carrots, celery sticks, and snow peas.

2. Chili bar

Make a quick beef or vegetarian bean chili and let your guests make their own chili bowl for Super Bowl. Set out different toppings, such as chopped onions, cilantro, and more.

3. Loaded potato skins

Homemade Potato Skins

Potato skins are filling and delicious. Load them with sharp cheddar cheese and cubed bacon, and top with sour cream and green onions.

4. Turkey meatballs

Turkey meatballs tossed in a mouth-watering barbecue sauce make for a simple yet tasty appetizer. Serve with a toothpick to turn them into mess-free finger food.

5. Grilled chicken skewers

For a Mediterranean kick, grill cubed chicken, cherry tomatoes, and mozzarella balls on a skewer. They’re delicious as is, but a squeeze of lemon juice can take them to the next level.

Vegetarian Super Bowl party foods

Although most classic recipes focus heavily on meat, you can still have a vegetarian-friendly party. Get inspired by these indulgent food ideas that will set the record straight—vegetarian food doesn’t have to be boring.

1. Deep-fried pickles

Deep-fried pickles are a great finger snack. Crunchy, dilly, and salty, they’re made even better with ranch on the side.

2. Spinach artichoke dip

Yes, you can get your greens in and still enjoy a finger-licking-good appetizer. Spread this creamy spinach artichoke dip on pita, ciabatta, or crostini.

3. Mac and cheese

traditional american dish macaroni pasta and a cheese sauce

Mac and cheese is a year-round favorite, and it fits perfectly into any Super Bowl party. For a more decadent dish, combine different types of cheese for a more complex flavor profile.

4. Jalapeño poppers

Who could forget jalapeño poppers? They’re the perfect mix of heat and creaminess and oh-so-addicting. And since they’re not too messy to eat with your fingers in front of the TV, you can carelessly enjoy them.

5. Buffalo cauliflower bites

Vegetarians, rejoice. You can now join the buffalo wing craze with some deep-fried cauliflower. The secret is dousing them in rich buffalo sauce.

Sweet Super Bowl snacks

Finally, what would be a party without something sweet? These Super Bowl desserts are the perfect way to end the night.

1. Football cake

If you want to make your Super Bowl party table all the more photo-worthy, don’t forget a football cake. Skip the hours-long prep and order one from a local store.

2. Skillet cookie

Skillet cookies are very low-effort crowd-pleasers. Crunchy on the outside and gooey on the inside, they pair perfectly with a ball of ice cream on top.

3. Brownies

Homemade chocolate brownies shot from above

Lastly, brownies also make a great Super Bowl dessert. You can easily decorate them to fit a football theme. Cut them into a football shape, fill a piping bag with white chocolate icing, and draw the stitching and lacing. It doesn’t take much skill or time, so it’s definitely worth a shot.

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