30 Best Super Bowl Food Ideas

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.

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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

Jalapeño Poppers
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.

crispy cauliflower bites - super bowl food ideas

Air Fryer Cauliflower
Serve these crunchy cauliflower bites with homemade tartar sauce for dipping.

Deviled eggs

Best Deviled Eggs
This classic finger food is a hit at any party, Super Bowl or otherwise. Get ahead by making the hard-boiled eggs up to 3 days in advance.

Stuffed mushrooms - party finger food ideas

Stuffed Mushrooms
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.

Air fryer onion rings

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.

Pass the dip!

A Super Bowl essential! Find favorites like spinach artichoke dip, classic guacamole, and more.

Spinach artichoke 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 with potato chips - Best Super Bowl food ideas

French Onion Dip
I’d throw a game day party just to have an excuse to make this dip! It’s rich, creamy, and packed with savory, umami flavor. Scoop it up with fresh veggies or ridged potato chips.

Best guacamole with tortilla chips

Best Guacamole
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!

bean dip - super bowl food ideas

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.

Homemade salsa - Super Bowl food ideas

Homemade Salsa
Store-bought salsa can’t compare to this bright, refreshing homemade version. Ready in under 10 minutes!

Cowboy caviar

Cowboy Caviar
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 seven layer dip - Super Bowl snacks

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.

Air fryer French fries - Best Super Bowl snacks

Air Fryer French Fries
Just as crispy and delicious as regular French fries, but made with way less oil. Serve them with ketchup, mayo, or my creamy chipotle sauce for dipping.

Baked potato wedges

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 - Super Bowl food ideas

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.

Crispy avocado fries with chipotle ranch - Super Bowl snacks

Avocado Fries
Who says you need potatoes to make yummy fries?! Serve these crispy-creamy snacks with chipotle ranch dressing for dipping.

More Super Bowl Snacks for Potato Lovers

Not serving French fries at your game day celebration? Potatoes should still be on the menu! Find recipes for perfect baked potatoes, crispy smashed potatoes, and loaded potato skins.

Baked potatoes with cashew sour cream and tempeh bacon bits

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.

Crispy smashed potatoes - Super Bowl food ideas

Crispy Smashed Potatoes
Enjoy them hot off the baking sheet with a sprinkle of Parmesan or a drizzle of a punchy sauce. Chipotle sauce, ranch, and vegan sour cream are all delicious!

Loaded potato skins - Super Bowl snacks

Loaded Potato Skins
A fresher spin on the classic game day snack! These vegan potato skins are filled with a zesty bean and corn salad, sunflower sour cream, and crispy coconut bacon.

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!

Garlic Knots - Super Bowl snacks

Garlic Knots
They’re soft, fluffy, and filled with rich garlic flavor. The whole batch will be gone before you know it!

Soft pretzels - Super Bowl food ideas

Homemade Soft Pretzels
Set out these soft, chewy homemade pretzels with spicy mustard or vegan cheese sauce for dipping.

Heartier Super Bowl Food Ideas

These dinner-worthy Super Bowl food ideas are great for serving a crowd.

Taco bar for game day

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

Sheet Pan Nachos
Serve these loaded nachos on Super Bowl Sunday, and the entire platter will vanish in minutes.

BBQ jackfruit sliders

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.

Vegetarian chili - Super Bowl food ideas

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.

Crispy taquitos - Super Bowl snacks

Homemade Taquitos
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.

Veggie quesadillas - Super Bowl food ideas

Veggie Quesadillas
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!

Homemade brownies

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!

Roasted pecans - Super Bowl food ideas

Roasted Pecans
Seasoned with maple and rosemary or cinnamon sugar, these roasted nuts are rich, fragrant, and perfect for munching by the handful.

Chocolate chip cookies - Super Bowl snacks

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

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5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Serves 6 to 8
These jalapeño poppers are one of our favorite super bowl food ideas!

Ingredients

  • 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
  • teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 6 tablespoons panko bread crumbs
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

*Note: Some brands of yogurt are thicker than others. For this recipe (since we're trying to replicate cream cheese) use thick yogurt such as FAGE, Chobani, or the Trader Joe’s brand.
**Note: Grate the cheese using the small holes on a box grater.

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