Our Ultimate Super Bowl Party Menu, From Dips to Dessert

Buttermilk-Parmesan Ranch Sauce
Photo: Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine; Food Styling: Torie Cox

The Super Bowl is a great time to get together with friends and cheer on your favorite football team. Better still, it is the perfect time to try new recipes for Super Bowl appetizers and party foods. We have a great selection of new party food recipes that your guests are sure to love. In fact, we've compiled a full Super Bowl party menu to make your day easier than ever.

Kick off with one of our favorite appetizers—it wouldn't be the Super Bowl without a selection of our favorite dips, like Warm Cheese-and-Spicy Pecan Dip or Creamy Crab Dip with Peppadews. For the main course, we want options that guests can graze at or eat without ever leaving the couch. The solution? Sheet Pan Nachos with Chorizo and Refried Beans, or Fried Chicken Biscuits with Rosemary Hot Honey. Of course, no party is complete without dessert, and we have a few tricks up our sleeve (hint: dip for dessert). Having the right beverage is key to a successful party, so be sure to accompany these dishes with a delicious party cocktail.

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Cheeseburger Egg Rolls with Special Sauce

Cheeseburger Egg Rolls with Special Sauce
Alison Miksch

Recipe: Cheeseburger Egg Rolls with Special Sauce

A childhood favorite is reinvented as a party appetizer, sure to be your new favorite go-to recipe. The Special Sauce is also great over chicken, pork, and fish, or as a dip for fried vegetables and pickles.

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Warm Cheese-and-Spicy Pecan Dip

Warm Cheese-and-Spicy Pecan Dip
Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Warm Cheese-and-Spicy Pecan Dip

Classic cheese dip gets a kick from crunchy, cayenne-spiced nuts. Avoid overcooking the dip, or it could separate. Remove from the oven when it starts to bubble around the edges. You can prep the nuts up to four days ahead and store in an airtight container.

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Creamy Crab Dip with Peppadews

Creamy Crab Dip with Peppadews
Alison Miksch

Recipe: Creamy Crab Dip with Peppadews

A crab dip is a staple at all Super Bowl parties. This one is loaded with all the favorite ingredients, including cream cheese, lemon zest, sour cream, and mayonnaise. Peppadews are small, sweet, not-too-hot peppers, about the size of cherry tomatoes and the color of red maraschino cherries.

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Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip

Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip

Recipe: Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip

Your party guests will love this dip, loaded with all the flavors of buffalo chicken wings but not the mess. Cooking your own chicken helps control the flavors, and poaching helps maintain some of the moisture in the chicken.

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Tater Nachos

Tater Nachos
Alison Miksch

Recipe: Tater Nachos

To get the potato nuggets good and crispy, they may need to bake a little longer than package directions. This is a fun recipe for kids and grownups alike. Turn this appetizer into a hearty main course by adding shredded deli chicken or pulled pork.

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Chicken Pot Pie Hand Pies

Chicken Pot Pie Hand Pies
Skyler Burt

Recipe: Chicken Pot Pie Hand Pies

A big chicken pot pie may be out of place with other party dips and appetizers, so we turned the comfort food classic into a fun and convenient hand pie. Easy to pick up and eat while watching your favorite team, this hand pie has all the beloved tastes of the traditional chicken pot pie. The delicious thyme-flavored crust is very soft, so coat lightly with flour before beginning to roll.

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Buffalo-Style Sweet Potato Waffle Fries

Buffalo-Style Sweet Potato Waffle Fries
Alison Miksch

Recipe: Buffalo-Style Sweet Potato Waffle Fries

Perfect for your vegetarian friends (and carnivorous friends) on game day, this recipe delivers big on the buffalo-chicken wings taste—without the wings. If you can find frozen sweet potato waffle fries, use regular cut sweet potato fries.

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Fried Chicken Biscuits with Rosemary Hot Honey

Fried Chicken Biscuits with Rosemary Hot Honey
Skyler Burt

Recipe: Fried Chicken Biscuits with Rosemary Hot Honey

You can use your own favorite biscuit recipe, or even ready-made biscuits, but we think you will like this easy and fun way to make homemade buttery biscuits. More doughy than flaky, they hold up well with a crunchy piece of fried chicken.

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Sheet Pan Nachos with Chorizo and Refried Beans

Sheet Pan Nachos with Chorizo and Refried Beans
Photo: Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Sheet Pan Nachos with Chorizo and Refried Beans

The secret to fully loaded nachos that won't fall apart in your lap? Try a salsa-and-refried beans combo that acts like the "glue" and will help the toppings stick to the tortilla chips. Thick chips (such as Tostitos Cantina Traditional) are best in this recipe.

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Baked BLT Dip

Baked BLT Dip
Skyler Burt

Recipe: Baked BLT Dip

Meet your new favorite dip. The beloved sandwich is reinvented as a crowd-pleasing party appetizer. It is so good you might want to double it—even if you aren't serving a crowd. As is, the recipe serves eight, but we have a feeling nearly everyone will be going back for seconds. Crackers or crostini serve as the bread in the BLT, and hearty chunks of sourdough bread will work well here, as well. If you happen to have leftover dip, try it spooned over a hot baked potato.

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Apple-Cranberry Coleslaw

Apple-Cranberry Coleslaw
Alison Miksch

Recipe: Apple-Cranberry Coleslaw

This popular party side dish comes together with just 10 minutes of hands-on time. To keep prep time low, we opted for pre-shredded cabbage and bottled coleslaw dressing, but feel free to chop your cabbage and make your own homemade dressing. We love the sweet and tart dried cranberries, the crunchy and cool bite of Gala apples, and the toasty flavor of pecans. This is an ideal recipe for tossing in your favorite ingredients, so go ahead and add grapes, raisins, almonds, whatever you have on hand.

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Slow-Cooker Green Chile Posole

Slow-Cooker Green Chile Posole
Alison Miksch

Recipe: Slow-Cooker Green Chile Posole

Posole may be traditionally served at Christmastime, but we thought a bowl of this thick, hearty soup would be perfect on game-day. We used budget-friendly and flavorful chicken thighs, and added green chiles and hominy to this recipe. Adding cheese at the end makes the broth rich and creamy. Garnish with colorful and bright cilantro, sliced radishes and lime wedges. This is a homey, comforting chicken soup with a lot of tasty Mexican flare.

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Quesadillas Al Pastor

Quesadillas al Pastor
Skyler Burt

Recipe: Quesadillas Al Pastor

Pick up smoked pulled pork from your deli, or use any pulled pork, minus barbecue sauce. The pineapple relish acts in two ways: as a topping for the quesadilla and a flavoring for the pork in the quesadilla itself. The relish is also fantastic spooned over grilled chicken or fish, or eat it alone with tortilla chips.

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Pull-Apart Pizza Bread

Pull-Apart Pizza Bread
Alison Miksch

Recipe: Pull-Apart Pizza Bread

Your Bundt pan isn't just for cakes. Bake this fun pull-apart bread for an eye-catching appetizer for your next party. Look for packages of mini pepperoni at the grocery store near the dried sausages and jerky. Use your favorite marinara sauce and experiment with this recipe; mix your favorite pizza toppings into the bread for a fun twist!

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Fried Pickle Chips

Fried Pickle Chips
Alison Miksch

Recipe: Fried Pickle Chips

The sauce is a riff off of the popular Comeback sauce, and it will make you come back for more and more! The chips are perfect as is but the sauce takes it over the top.

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Pecan Praline Dip

Pecan Praline Dip
Alison Miksch

Recipe: Pecan Praline Dip

In just ten quick minutes, you can whip up this flavorful and fantastic dip for your Super Bowl party. When your guests are satisfied from the soups and savory dips, let them sample this sweet dish. Pralines are always welcome, and this lovely dessert-appetizer will remind your friends and family of why that Southern treat is so popular. Along with vanilla wafers, you can also serve sliced apples with this dip.

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Coconut Tres Leches Sheet Cake

Coconut Tres Leches Sheet Cake
Alison Miksch

Recipe: Coconut Tres Leches Sheet Cake

If you are looking for a dessert that will wow your party crowd, look no further. A tres leches cake always looks elegant and tastes indulgent, but this one is actually a breeze to make. Loaded with tropical coconut flavor, we turned this dessert into a convenient bake-and-take sheet cake.

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7-Layer Elvis Dessert Dip

7-Layer Elvis Dessert Dip
Skyler Burt

Recipe: 7-Layer Elvis Dessert Dip

This dip can be eaten with graham crackers or with a fork—it's that good on its own. We believe the King himself would have taken a break from his schedule to eat a serving of this. This recipe serves 8, so it can be prepared in either a baking dish or 8 individual dishes.

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Brined Grilled Chicken with Dipping Sauces

Buttermilk-Parmesan Ranch Sauce
Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Brined Grilled Chicken with Dipping Sauces

The brine, made with herbs, garlic, brown sugar, and chiles, adds tons of flavor and keeps the chicken drumettes from drying out on the grill. A trio of sauces means plenty of dipping options.

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