Super Bowl Appetizers
Score big by serving some of these crowd-pleasing appetizers at your party.
Save time by making crowd-pleasing Turkey-Cheddar Kabobs the night before. The kabobs are easy to pick up and eat even if you don't have a plate handy.
Wow your guests with this 6-ingredient twist on the iconic finger food.
- Recipe: Pepper Jack Grits Poppers
The secret to crisp sweet potato chips is to fry them in small batches, in peanut oil, at a low temperature. This makes 6 servings when served as a side but will be plenty for 10 with the other foods on the tray.
- Recipe: Sweet Potato Chips
You can also serve the delicious Slow-Cooker Beef in slider buns with your favorite sandwich toppings for a heartier meal.
- Recipe: Slow-Cooker Beef Nachos
These tasty little appetizers made of pastry shells, bacon, and Parmesan cheese will be a hit at your party!
- Recipe: Bacon-Parmesan Tassies
Spicy Roasted Chile Peanuts and Pepitas are an addictive snack. Make extra because they're gone just as quickly as they're put out.
- Recipe: Sweet-and-Sour Meatballs
This cheese dip is made heartier by the addition of chopped cooked chicken. Chopped chipotle peppers, jalapeños, and chili powder add even more heat. Prepare up to a day ahead; cover and chill in an airtight container, and bake just before serving.
- Recipe: Colby-Pepper Jack Cheese Dip
For easy entertaining, this dish can be assembled up to a day ahead. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator, and then bake just before serving.
- Recipe: Baked Spinach-and-Artichoke Dip
Even if it's still a little chilly outside, our team says to "bundle up, and get grilling." The results are worth a brief shiver.
Tip: After you place the chicken on the grill, don't move it until time to turn or the chicken will stick to the cooking grate.
- Recipe: Grilled Herbed Chicken Drumettes
Make the filling ahead of time to meet your party preparation timeline. Serve with homemade chili sauce over a bed of fresh lettuce.
- Recipe: Shanghai Spring Rolls
Keep your game day party easy by making this tasty dip ahead of time.
- Recipe: Bacon-Cheese Dip
For a more substantial appetizer try this delicious pork recipe with dinner rolls. We used frozen yeast rolls to make this appetizer easy.
- Recipe: Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches
It's Southern tradition to have a little hot sauce with your turnip greens, so be sure to offer guests several brands to choose from on the side.
- Recipe: Warm Turnip Green Dip
This recipe makes a lot, but it can be frozen for up to a month. It fits perfectly into 4 (10-oz.) ramekins. Try it over French fries, hot dogs, and chili too.
- Recipe: Beer-Cheese Spread
Turn canned chickpeas or black-eyed peas into a unique and affordable party snack. Simply toss them in olive oil with a few seasonings and roast until crisp. The key is to bake the beans as long as possible without letting them burn. This will dry them out, making them extra-crunchy like nuts. Enjoy by the handful or sprinkle over a salad.
- Recipe: Chili-Roasted Black-Eyed Peas
You can transform the leftovers from this appetizer into crostini by topping toasted French bread rounds with this creamy spread and a sprinkle of finely diced apples and toasted pecans.
This flavorful recipe has a short ingredient list. Just layer cream cheese, shredded cheese, onions, olives, and tomatoes onto a store-bought black bean dip.
- Recipe: Layered Spicy Black Bean Dip
These are the perfect party snack. They're especially easy to make and travel well. If you like your cheese straws less spicy, reduce the amount of red pepper.
- Recipe: Cheese Straws
The smoky flavor of the Cheddar cheese complements the Avocado-Mango Salsa nicely. Smoked Cheddar cheese may be found in the deli seciton of your grocery store.
- Recipe: Smoky Green Chile-Cheddar Cheese
A great finger food for game day, your guests will love grabbing a handful of these peanuts with a twist!
- Recipe: Hot Spiced Boiled Peanuts
For the ultimate Southern-style warm dip, combine chopped greens, corn, and bacon and serve with pork skins, sweet potato chips and hot sauce.
- Recipe: Bacon-and-Greens Salsa
Smokies are always a big hit at parties, so turn it up a notch by adding a bun and a dab of mustard and relish to make mini hot dogs.
- Recipe: Andouille Mini Dogs
Serve this colorful appetizer in small cups if you want to skip the skewers.
- Recipe: Shrimp Boil Skewers
No cooking required with this appetizer! Just pick up some shredded barbecue from your favorite restaurant, pile it on some French rolls, and slather it with barbecue sauce and a scoop of coleslaw.
- Recipe: Easy Barbecue Sliders
Mango chutney is the secret ingredient that makes these deviled eggs so irresistible. Snip and arrange chives for a fun garnish.
- Recipe: Spicy-Sweet Deviled Eggs
Slice tops from hearty round dinner rolls, and then let guests hollow out centers and spoon Super Quick Chili into them. Keep the chili warm in a slow cooker during the game.
- Recipe: Super Quick Chili
This dip requires only four ingredients and five minutes prep time. Serve it with carrot and celery sticks, sturdy potato chips, and hot wings.
- Recipe: Blue Cheese Ranch Dip
Stack cups in your team's colors next to this simple snack mix so that guests can help themselves.
- Recipe: Easy Snack Mix
Get your mudbug fix with this delicious dip and pair with crusty French bread.
- Recipe: Hot Crawfish Dip
Perfect as a bowl-game party bite, you can also serve this recipe in slider buns with your favorite sandwich toppings.
- Recipe: Slow-Cooker Beef Nachos
Here's the secret to nice pimiento-cheese texture: Grate the cheese by hand, half on the large holes of a box grater and half on the small holes. Choose an aged sharp Cheddar cheese for extra bite. Chopped chives and Dijon mustard add piquant punch in place of grated onion.
Dough-wrapped chicken-apple sausages are best fresh from the oven, so bake one batch at a time and serve warm.
- Recipe: Chicks in a Blanket
This easy appetizer melds the flavors of olives, egg, and salty salami.
- Recipe: Muffuletta Deviled Eggs
Kick up the flavor on traditional potato skins by topping with mouth-watering pimiento cheese.
- Recipe: Potato Skins
- Recipe: Pepper and Chicken Nachos
- Recipe: BBQ-Ranch Popcorn
Two Southern favorites come together to create one delicious recipe.
You can keep the queso blanco warm in a fondue pot or 1-qt. slow cooker. These are hearty, and would be a winner for a tailgate too.
Save time and pick up brisket and sauce from your favorite barbecue joint to use in these party bites.
- Recipe: Brisket Shooters
Gussy up these nachos any way you like. Want to use grated cheese instead of queso? Simply spread the chips on baking sheets, sprinkle with cheese, and bake at 350° until the cheese melts. The pulled pork also makes delicious quesadillas, tacos, or sandwiches.
Recipe: Pulled Pork Nachos