Super Bowl Appetizers Fit for a Crowd
We’ve given classic finger foods a serious update with some delicious bite-sized, handheld snacks: Your guests will rave over Cheese Dreams, Bacon-Parmesan Tassies, and Cheeseburger Egg Rolls with Special Sauce. If you’re already late to the party or entertaining in a pinch, back-pocket recipes like Tater Nachos or Alabama Fire Crackers require minimal effort but deliver maximum reward. If you prefer to set up a family-style appetizer spread, boards, chips, and dips are the way to go. But as far as we’re concerned, there are two essential components to any Super Bowl appetizer spread: Cheese and bacon. Our Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers—a staple of our Super Bowl table—have got both. Whether your team wins or loses, you’ll be the MVP of Super Bowl appetizers. Game over.
Sweet Potato Chips
Recipe: Sweet Potato Chips
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.
Pimiento Cheese-Stuffed Pickled Okra
Two Southern favorites come together to create one delicious recipe.
Slow-Cooker Beef Nachos
Recipe: Slow-Cooker Beef Nachos
You can also serve the delicious Slow-Cooker Beef in slider buns with your favorite sandwich toppings for a heartier meal.
Muffuletta Deviled Eggs
Recipe: Muffuletta Deviled Eggs
This easy appetizer melds the flavors of olives, egg, and salty salami.
Recipe: Bacon-Cheese Dip
Keep your game day party easy by making this tasty dip ahead of time.
Bacon-Wrapped Potatoes with Queso Blanco Dip
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.
Recipe: Bacon-Parmesan Tassies
These tasty little appetizers made of pastry shells, bacon, and Parmesan cheese will be a hit at your party!
Spicy Roasted Chile Peanuts and Pepitas
Spicy Roasted Chile Peanuts and Pepitas are an addictive snack. Make extra because they're gone just as quickly as they're put out.
Grilled Herbed Chicken Drumettes With White Barbecue Sauce
Recipe: Grilled Herbed Chicken Drumettes
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.
Warm Turnip Green Dip
Recipe: Warm Turnip Green Dip
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.
Chili-Roasted Black Eyed-Peas
Recipe: Chili-Roasted Black-Eyed Peas
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.
Smoked Trout-and-Horseradish Spread
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.
Super Quick Chili
Recipe: Super Quick Chili
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.
Angela's Spicy Buffalo Wings
White Cheddar-Chive Pimiento Cheese
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.
Chicks in a Blanket
Recipe: Chicks in a Blanket
Dough-wrapped chicken-apple sausages are best fresh from the oven, so bake one batch at a time and serve warm.
Recipe: BBQ-Ranch Popcorn
Try other flavors, like chili powder-lime zest and cinnamon-sugar.
Buffalo Chicken Pot Stickers
Sheet Pan Nachos with Chorizo and Refried Beans
Go full-out fiery with extra jalapeño or ditch the chorizo for a vegetarian app. You can load up these sheet pan nachos any way you’d like.
Buffalo-Style Sweet Potato Waffle Fries
Frozen sweet potato waffle fries transform into a loaded appetizer platter in this deceptively simple, buffalo-style dish.
Warm Cheese-and-Spicy Pecan Dip
Recipe: Warm Cheese-and-Spicy Pecan Dip
Hot, bubbling cheese and toasted, cayenne-spiced nuts? Talk about a touchdown!
Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers
Bacon-Ranch Pasta Salad
Sweet Onion and Bacon Dip
Recipe: Sweet Onion and Bacon Dip
Dips are an ideal way to feed a hungry crowd without fussing over perfect presentation or pre-set portions; this Sweet Onion and Bacon Dip has the potential to be your party’s MVP.
Baked BLT Dip
Recipe: Baked BLT Dip
When it comes to the Super Bowl, appetizers reign supreme; rather than preparing a platter of sandwiches, set this creative BLT Dip out on the table for guests to enjoy.
Cheeseburger Egg Rolls with Special Sauce
A whimsical way to serve up an American classic, these egg rolls are sure to be the star of the show on the fried appetizer spread.
Recipe: Tater Nachos
A bag of frozen potato puffs is the secret to seriously upgrading any tired plate of nachos. Bake in a skillet and top with sour cream, avocado, pico de gallo, and scallions.
Pull Apart Pizza Bread
Recipe: Pull Apart Pizza Bread
When it comes to this Pull-Apart Pizza Bread, there’s no slicing necessary. Just set it on the counter and watch the pieces disappear.
Fried Pickle Chips
Recipe: Fried Pickle Chips
Forget about the French fries—this year, we’re all about the fried pickles. These chips are just as addicting as the riff on Comeback sauce we’ve paired them with. Sounds like a match made in heaven.
Cheesy Collard Dip
Recipe: Cheesy Collard Dip
An afternoon of football and a big dish of cheesy collard greens? Folks, it doesn’t get much more Southern than that.
Instant Pot Chicken Wings
Recipe: Instant Pot Chicken Wings
Super Bowl party prep will be a breeze with the help of your handy kitchen companion, the Instant Pot. These drumettes are the ideal size to set out as an appetizer.
Instant Pot Meatballs
Recipe: Instant Pot Meatballs
This innovative new way to cook your cocktail meatballs may just convince you to move on from Grandma’s age-old recipe.
Recipe: Sausage Balls
Yeah, we know, there’s a game to watch, but isn’t the Super Bowl really just an excuse to whip out Mama’s recipe for Sausage Balls?
Classic Pimiento Cheese
Recipe: Classic Pimiento Cheese
We’ve been serving a bowl of Classic Pimiento Cheese at our Super Bowl party for so many years now, it’d simply be bad luck to reverse that tradition.
Mini Potato Skins
Recipe: Mini Potato Skins
These miniature Potato Skins are the perfect size for snacking (but you may want to make a double batch if you want them to last past halftime).