Super Bowl parties aren't just about the teams, game, or halftime show. Many people look forward to the Super Bowl party appetizers more than anything. Serve party guests the most delectable Super Bowl finger foods to give winning on game day a whole new meaning.
Refresh Guests' Palates With Cool Dips & Spreads
A dip served cold is a great way to cool down your guests' palates and possibly offer a refreshing change from hot or even spicy foods. You have endless options for cold dips or spreads, but there are a few that are always crowd pleasers.
Make a Football Cheese Ball
Show guests your party hosting skills with a football shaped cheese ball served with your favorite crackers. This one features a savory and creamy recipe that will score a touchdown with your guests.
Whip Up a Butter Board
A modern alternative to charcuterie (and a TikTok sensation), butter boards are creative, versatile, and oh-so-easy to make. Serve with a sliced crusty baguette for dipping.
Impress Guests With Homemade Guacamole
Cool, creamy, and always a crowd-pleaser, guacamole is a must on game day. A simple homemade guacamole recipe will impress your guests. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips and watch as the bowl is quickly emptied.
Serve a Scrumptious Salsa
Guests might expect a typical jarred salsa, but you can take them by surprise with an interesting homemade version. Try a spicy chipotle corn salsa for texture, or serve something sweet with a pineapple salsa.
Add Color & Zest With Cowboy Caviar
Cowboy caviar has become a game day favorite in recent years, and there's a reason this crunchy and creamy dip has become a beloved classic. Serve this dip with tortilla chips or alongside a game day taco bar for a zesty and refreshingly cool salad.
Go for Greek
You can serve a Greek-inspired dip with endless vessels - crackers, chips, vegetables, and pita are all great options. Greek dip with hummus and tzatziki will give your guests plenty of flavor and give you all the praise.
Warm Things Up With Dips Served Hot
For a warming and hearty dip, try one that's served hot. Your guests will love interesting flavors, fan favorites, and fun combinations for all their chips, crackers, and pretzels.
Bring the Green With Spinach Artichoke Dip
One of the best ways to enjoy spinach and artichokes, a spinach artichoke dip will give your guests the perfect topping for tortilla chips, pita chips, and crackers. The hearty cheesiness of this dip will keep guests satisfied well past halftime. You can also make a vegan spinach artichoke dip.
Give Them Pizza With a Twist
The beloved flavors of pizza with the convenience of a dip, baked pizza dip will be an instant hit at any Super Bowl party. Serve with crackers, toasted bread slices, or garlic bread.
Show Off Your Culinary Palate With a Goat Cheese Dip
Give guests a sophisticated spread with a goat cheese and fig dip. Elevate the elegance with toasted bread or sliced apples, or go laid back with crackers or pita chips.
Serve the Ultimate Sports Bar Beer Cheese
Recreate the casual and exciting game day atmosphere of the local sports bar with a beer cheese that only takes 10 minutes to whip up. Remember, beer cheese isn't complete without soft pretzel bites.
Give Them a Classic Buffalo Chicken Dip
Super Bowl party goers look forward to the classic buffalo flavor all year long. Satisfy their game day appetite with a tangy Buffalo chicken dip recipe.
Break Out the Slow Cooker With Classic Game Day Meats & Sauces
Meatballs, sausages, and those sweet and savory sauces are the party food MVPs. They keep your guests full and provide the flavors they look forward to each year. The bonus is that most of them are perfect for using in a slow cooker, so they're easy to make and keep warm during the party.
Wow Guests With the Easiest BBQ Meatballs
For a quick and easy game day appetizer, throw together this beyond-simple BBQ meatball recipe.
- 1 (2-pound) bag frozen meatballs
- 1 cup BBQ sauce (your favorite)
- 1 cup grape jelly
- In the slow cooker, combine the frozen meatballs with BBQ sauce and grape jelly.
- Cover and cook on low for four hours. Then, sit back while guests enjoy.
Give Guests the Tastes of Italy With Italian Meatballs
Italian meatballs are hearty and warm, and they're the perfect pairing for dinner rolls or a cheese board. Use a simple slow cooker Italian meatball recipe to keep things simple. Your guests will think you spent hours perfecting this dish!
Bring the Flavor Flare With Honey Garlic Meatballs
Use any type of meatball base you like with this sweet and tangy honey garlic meatball recipe. These flavors will be unexpected and a perfect complement to your other game day goodies.
Try a Nostalgic Little Smokie Sausage Recipe
BBQ Little Smokies are a game day favorite from days gone by, and party guests still love them. Treat party goers to this nostalgic recipe, and don't be surprised if there are no leftovers by the end of the day.
Include a Sweet & Tangy Option With Honey Mustard Cocktail Sausages
Give guests a ton of flavor in one tiny bite with honey and mustard cocktail sausages. Chances are, guests won't be able to have just one, so plan to replenish when needed.
Curb the Carb Cravings With Pull-Apart Breads
Pull-apart breads are a great Super Bowl appetizer. They're versatile and give your guests a light treat while they wait for heartier appetizers or main courses. Try savory and cheesy breads alongside warm and even sweet sauces for dipping.
Serve Cheesy Garlic Herb Pull-Apart Bread
This classic appetizer is sure to please your entire Super Bowl party crowd. Serve cheesy garlic herb pull-apart bread on a beautiful platter with garlic butter and marinara sauce for dipping.
Try a Classic Pizza Pull-Apart Bread
Kids and adults will love a pizza pull-apart bread, and you'll love how quickly this recipe comes together. Bake this pull-apart bread to perfection and include your favorite pizza sauce on the side. You can dress this up with your favorite pizza toppings, but classic pepperoni tends to be the game day favorite.
Give Them a Classic With a Twist
Two classic game day appetizers come together in this buffalo chicken pull apart bread. Guests will love that tangy flavor of the Super Bowl classic baked into a soft bread. Serve with ranch and a side of celery and carrots for a complete game day spread.
Please a Large Crowd With Game Day Nachos
Nachos are an easy way to serve a large party crowd on game day, and you certainly won't hear any complaints. Dress up the traditional chips and cheese platter for an appetizer that your guests will munch until half time.
Satisfy Their Spicy & Cheesy Cravings
Carne asada nachos bring all the classic nacho toppings with that extra jalapeño zing. Fresh pico and avocado add a refreshing note, and the combination of flavors will keep guests coming back for more.
Treat Guests to Plenty of Flavor
Loaded nacho fries are an unexpected twist on the classic appetizer, and your guests will love this hearty recipe. Like nachos meeting a loaded baked potato, nacho fries will be an instant hit you'll want to make again and again.
Add Flare to Nachos With BBQ Pulled Pork
A sweeter twist on the game day classic, BBQ pulled pork nachos feature all your favorite summer BBQ flavors on a chilly game afternoon. Serve with multiple BBQ sauce options, so there's something for everyone.
Make Entrée Items Bite Sized for an Instant Appetizer Hit
Beloved game day entrées can be sized down to something closer to a finger food. Guests will love getting the flavors of an entrée with the lightness of an appetizer. Choose the classic items they'll expect, but don't be afraid to throw in something new or unexpected.
Up Your Taquito Game
Taquitos are a game day party must because you can buy them frozen for easy preparation, and they're the perfect size for a Super Bowl finger food. Serve them with a lineup of sauces that elevate their flavor. Try queso, salsa verde, street corn dip, or a guacamole on the side of these flavor-packed finger foods.
Serve Mini Pizzas for the Win
Make your own mini pizza bites or serve a frozen version of everyone's favorite food in a bite size form. Serve simple, traditional flavors or surprise guests with gourmet toppings like pesto, goat cheese, prosciutto, or arugula.
Make It a Taco Game Day
Everyone's favorite handheld entrée is even better when it's bite sized. Serve mini chicken tacos with all of your guests' favorite toppings and sauces for a Super Bowl finger food that scores with everyone.
Serve Vegan-Friendly Options Everyone Will Love
Make sure there's something for everyone with a few vegan options that win with the whole party crowd. Try vegan substitutes in classic appetizers or opt for finger foods that are naturally vegan for a flavorful and diet-inclusive spread.
Make It Italian With Vegan Bruschetta
A bite-sized punch of Italian flavor, bruschetta is a classic appetizer that feels elevated on game day. Try a vegan chickpea bruschetta that will garner all the compliments from party goers, no matter their journey with veganism.
Serve a Game Day Favorite With a Vegan Option
Jalapeño poppers are the perfect bite sized treat at any super bowl party. Take them to the next level with a vegan-friendly recipe that jalapeño popper connoisseurs will approve of.
Score All the Flavor Points With Vegan Egg Rolls
Really impress the crowd, vegans and non-vegans alike, with a flavor-packed vegan egg roll. Vegan Philly cheesesteak egg rolls made with mushrooms will leave guests begging for the recipe and showering you with praise all through game day.
Serve a Chip Alternative
These vegan sweet chili edamame bites will bring all the flavor of your favorite chip with a nutritious twist. Guests won't be able to stop munching on them, and many will appreciate a healthy alternative to typical game day delectables.
Throw in a Few Game Day Must Haves
Some Super Bowl appetizers and finger foods are just an expected part of the food display. Don't overlook these flavorful additions to your Super Bowl spread. Guests will appreciate a few of their favorite traditional game day foods, and most of them come together easily.
Update Pigs in a Blanket
A simple glaze on a batch of pigs in a blanket will give guests the flavor they have loved from game days past with an update that takes them to the next level.
Make Pretzel Bites That Wow
Try a quick and simple pretzel recipe for a homemade take on a game day classic. The bite size version will let guests sample without filling up on bread. Serve with fan favorite dips like honey mustard, marinara, beer cheese, and garlic butter.
Give Them Crispy & Tangy Fried Pickles
Grab fried pickles from your favorite sports bar or make them yourself to really impress your guests. Serve with complementing dips and watch as guests devour a batch in no time.
Don't Forget the Deviled Eggs
Is it even game day without the classic deviled egg dish? Try the classic recipe that everyone loves or offer an exciting new flavor like Mexican street corn deviled eggs or everything smoked salmon deviled eggs.
Serve Finger Foods Like a Pro
Follow these professional hosting tips for the perfect finger food lineup and a seamless game day spread. You'll have no need to stress when you're prepared to be the best Super Bowl party host with the best appetizers of the day.
- Make extra. A pro host never runs out of food and snacks. Prepare slightly more food than you expect to serve, so you have plenty of extras in case guests bring big appetites.
- Don't let food get cold. A good host never serves a cold dish that isn't meant to be that way. Keep food warm with slow cookers or buffet warmer trays.
- Serve complimentary cocktails. The perfect game day appetizers is made even better with a Super Bowl cocktail or mocktail. Serve a few options, so there's something for each guest.
- Plan to send food home. Don't get stuck with all the leftovers. Have disposable takeaway containers at the ready for guests to take a few things home.
- Mix up the menu. The key to an interesting game day spread is to add a few unexpected or fun options. Also, try mixing in homemade appetizers with pre-made so that you aren't spending the entire day in the kitchen. A great host knows when to choose the store-bought option.
Be the Game Day Host With the Most
With a game day line up of fun and favorite appetizers, your guests will RSVP for next year's party a year in advance. Keep things fun, simple, and casual, and allow yourself to enjoy the company of your guests rather than fussing over the food. A few great finger foods will keep guests happy and keep you feeling stress free until the game is won.