The best part of Super Bowl Sunday? The snacks! Below, you'll find over 30 Super Bowl food ideas to help you make a crowd-pleasing game day spread.
The Super Bowl is coming up this weekend, so I thought I’d pop in today and share some of my best Super Bowl food ideas! They include everything you need to put together an epic game day spread – finger foods, delicious dips, salty snacks, desserts, and more.
To be totally honest, I’m not a huge football fan (who’s playing this weekend?), but I am a huge fan of all of these recipes. They’re easy, flavorful, and – most importantly – fun. Whether you’re tuning in for the halftime show, the commercials, or the big game itself, they’ll make your Super Bowl Sunday a blast. Happy snacking, friends!
One-Bite Super Bowl Snacks
You don’t need utensils to eat these finger foods, so they’re perfect for munching in front of the TV.
Jalapeño poppers check all the Super Bowl food boxes. They’re spicy, tangy, crispy, creamy, and finger-friendly to boot! In this lightened-up recipe, I make the creamy filling with Greek yogurt instead of cream cheese.
Buffalo Cauliflower Wings
A fun veggie alternative to chicken wings! These cauliflower buffalo wings are saucy, spicy, and deliciously crisp around the edges. They’re addictive on their own (you’ve been warned!), but they’re also fantastic with vegan ranch dressing for dipping. Pass the napkins!
Air Fryer Onion Rings
These air fryer onion rings will rival any you’ve had out to eat! They’re crispy, golden brown, and packed with addictive oniony flavor.
These little appetizers pack a whole lotta flavor into a single bite. I fill the juicy, meaty mushroom caps with savory sun-dried tomatoes, fresh parsley, and salty pecorino cheese. Toasty pine nuts and panko breadcrumbs add the perfect amount of crunch.
Pass the dip!
Spinach Artichoke Dip
This cheesy dip is always a winner at parties and gatherings! To lighten mine up, I make the creamy base with Greek yogurt and blended cauliflower(!!) instead of the usual cream cheese. You’d never guess it from the taste!
French Onion Dip
I’d throw a game day party just to have an excuse to make this dish! It’s rich, creamy, and packed with savory, umami flavor. Scoop it up with fresh veggies or ridged potato chips.
Is it really a Super Bowl party if there isn’t guac? This version is extra-zesty and fresh – everyone will ask for the recipe!
Best Bean Dip
This easy dip will be a standout in any spread of Super Bowl snacks! Top it with fresh garnishes like tomatoes, avocado, and sliced chiles to accent its smooth, creamy texture.
Vegan Cheese Dip
No one will guess that this creamy queso dip is vegan! Even though it’s made with plant-based ingredients, it tastes just as “cheesy” as the real thing.
Store-bought salsa can’t compare to this bright, refreshing homemade version. Ready in under 10 minutes!
Looking for make-ahead Super Bowl food ideas? This refreshing dip is for you. You can make it up to a day in advance – the flavors only improve as they mix and mingle in the fridge.
Vegan 7-Layer Dip
When I was growing up, my mom’s 7-layer dip was my favorite Super Bowl snack. This recipe is a plant-based riff on hers, made with refried beans, guacamole, spiced-up quinoa, and loads of fresh veg. Top it off with a drizzle of cashew cream, and serve with tortilla chips.
4 Ways to French Fry
They’re crispy, salty, and perfect for dipping…pretty much the ideal Super Bowl food.
Baked Potato Wedges
No air fryer? No problem. Get your French fry fix with these oven-baked potato wedges! They’re crispy on the outside, fluffy in the middle, and tossed in a smoky, garlicky seasoning blend.
Chili Cheese Fries
The ultimate vegan Super Bowl food! These cheese-less cheese fries are loaded with smoky plant-based chili, fresh veggies, and my ooey gooey vegan cheese. Even meat and cheese lovers will go back for bite after bite.
More Super Bowl Snacks for Potato Lovers
Perfect Baked Potato
With crispy, salty skins and fluffy insides, these perfect baked potatoes will be a hit at any Super Bowl party! Serve them with a big dollop of vegan sour cream and smoky tempeh bacon bits.
Super Bowl Food Ideas for Bakers
If you have a knack for working with dough, consider adding one of these Super Bowl food ideas to your game day spread. They’re guaranteed to impress guests!
They’re soft, fluffy, and filled with rich garlic flavor. The whole batch will be gone before you know it!
Heartier Super Bowl Food Ideas
These dinner-worthy Super Bowl recipes are great for serving a crowd.
A Taco Bar
Feeding a crowd? A taco bar is a fun and easy way to make everyone happy. Set out a stack of tortillas and toppings like black beans, refried beans, cilantro lime rice, and guac, and let guests customize their plates.
Sheet Pan Nachos
Serve these loaded nachos on Super Bowl Sunday, and the entire platter will vanish in minutes.
BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches
These saucy sliders are the perfect Super Bowl food! Prep the BBQ jackfruit up to 2 days in advance. On the day of the big game, keep it warm on the stove or in a slow cooker so that guests can assemble sandwiches when they’re ready to eat.
Easy Vegetarian Chili
Cook it a day or two ahead of time so that the smoky, spicy flavors have a chance to deepen in the fridge. Then, let guests do up bowls with toppings like Greek yogurt or vegan sour cream, pickled jalapeños or pickled red onions, cilantro, crushed tortilla chips, or shredded cheddar cheese.
Looking for Super Bowl food ideas that are just as fun to make as they are to eat? These crispy baked taquitos are for you! You’ll have a blast making the zesty jackfruit filling, tucking it into tortillas, and baking them until crisp.
Roasted sweet potatoes, poblanos, and black beans amp up the flavor in these simple veggie quesadillas. Serve them with a big squeeze of lime juice and fresh fixings like pickled onions, salsa, and guacamole.
Super Bowl Food Ideas for Dessert
If you ask me, any good selection of Super Bowl snacks includes a little something sweet. Guests will devour these easy treats!
Best Homemade Brownies
Forget football – these chewy, fudgy brownies will be the main event at any Super Bowl party. With crisp edges, crackly tops, and the richest chocolate flavor, they’re SO much better than the boxed mix!
Seasoned with maple and rosemary or cinnamon sugar, these roasted nuts are rich, fragrant, and perfect for munching by the handful.
Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
They have crisp edges, chewy middles, and gooey chocolate in every bite. As an added plus, they’re super easy to make. No chilling required!
Super Bowl Food Ideas: Jalapeño Poppers
- 12 jalapeño peppers
- 1 cup thick whole milk Greek yogurt*, (see note)
- ¼ cup grated cheddar cheese**, (see note)
- 3 tablespoons chives, divided
- 2 garlic cloves, grated
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ heaping teaspoon sea salt, more for sprinkling
- ⅛ teaspoon smoked paprika
- 6 tablespoons panko bread crumbs
- Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
- Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Slice the jalapeños in half and remove the seeds and ribbing. Note: You might want to use rubber or disposable plastic gloves when working with these spicy peppers.
- In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, cheese, 2 tablespoons of the chives, garlic, onion powder, salt, and smoked paprika, if using. Fill the jalapeño halves with the yogurt mixture, sprinkle with panko, drizzle with olive oil and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the peppers are tender and the topping is golden brown. Remove from the oven and garnish with the remaining chives.