34 Snacks for an Epic Super Bowl Party

Throw an epic Super Bowl party! We have a giant assortment of happy-making dips, wings, nachos, and sharing snacks to cheer on your A-team.

Super Bowl Snacks

I love Super Bowl parties, especially when the Seattle Seahawks are on! The food is never fussy, always delicious, and the activities are already planned: sit around a TV, laugh at the commercials, and eat, eat, eat!

Over the many Super Bowl parties I've thrown, I've learned a few things about planning the food:

  • Tip 1: Keep on eye on the clock. It's safest for everyone if food doesn't sit out all day while you party. Most need to be refrigerated after two hours. It's about four hours from kickoff to the final whistle. So, instead of bringing everything out in the beginning, I recommend staggering the snacks. Bring a new dish out every hour or so. If the food is in a slow cooker (meatballs!) or can be kept warm on the stovetop, it can stay out the whole time. 
  • Tip 2: Make sure to refrigerate your drinks the night before so that they are nice and chilled when your guests arrive. I guarantee no one will complain if a batch of Pitcher Frozen Margaritas arrive at the table with the chips and guacamole.
  • Tip 3: Snacks are great, but don’t forget about dinner. Would it even be a Super Bowl party without chicken wings, meatballs, or nachos? Or all three? Have one (or more!) filling options since the party will creep into dinnertime.
  • Tip 4: Finish strong! Set out some sweet treats in the second half. I recommend chocolate chip cookie bars or sugar cookies (perhaps, decorated with your team colors).

Have fun! 

  • How to Make the Best Guacamole

    Authentic guacamole in a bowl with chips
    Elise Bauer

    The best guacamole rests entirely in the hands of the avocados. Give your avocados a squeeze at the store; it should yield gently. Add fresh lime juice, chopped red onions, chilis, and cilantro, and a good pinch of salt. That's it! Go all out and make your own tortilla chips for the big day.

  • Spicy Three-Chile Guacamole

    Guacamole Dip - guacamole in a bowl wtih chips on the side
    Marta Rivera

    This guacamole has some kick with serrano, poblano, and jalapeño peppers. Thankfully, it makes a pretty big serving so I can go back in for generous scoops without feeling bad about it.

  • Bacon and Blue Cheese Guacamole

    Best Guacamole Recipe with Bacon - guacamole with bacon and chips
    Cindy Rahe

    Crispy bacon, creamy avocado, and a punch of blue cheese makes this a surprising and crowd-pleasing guacamole guests will come back for again and again. Serve with tortilla chips or carrots and celery as a gluten-free option.

  • Slow Cooker Honey Buffalo Chicken Wings

    Honey buffalo chicken wings cooked in a crock pot and served with blue cheese dressing
    Irvin Lin

    The slow cooker is a helpful sidekick when throwing any party. For this recipe, the wings are coated in spices and cooked in the slow cooker for about 3 1/2 hours. Then, they get a little charred under the broiler. Serve with ranch or blue cheese dressing.

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  • Mini Garlic Butter Pretzels

    Golden garlic butter pretzels recipe
    Nick Evans

    Homemade pretzels are always a favorite at any party. These are garlicky and so delicious! Make them the day before and reheat them in the oven right before your guests arrive.

  • Copycat Chipotle Guacamole

    Best Restaurant Guacamole like Chipotle
    Marta Rivera

    Ripe Haas avocados, fresh cilantro, and extra lime juice makes this guacamole reminiscent of Chipotle (the chain restaurant we love, not the chili pepper). So simple and delicious!

  • The Best Nachos

    How to Make Nachos at Home
    Marta Rivera

    "The Best" is a strong claim and we’re ready to back it up. Piled high with ground beef, refried beans, and cheese, there won’t be a chip left on the platter. This recipe serves six-ish and can be ready in 30 minutes!

  • Cheesy Jalapeño Pull Bread

    Cheesy Jalapeño Pull Bread
    Elise Bauer

    Use sourdough or any other rustic bread to make this easy but impressive looking appetizer. Cut a cross-hatch pattern on top and stuff it with Monterey Jack cheese and pickled jalapeños. Not into Monterey Jack? Use whatever melty cheese (or a blend of cheeses!) you have and love.

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  • Slow Cooker Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

    Meatballs in a slow cooker filled with tomato sauce with a spoon lifting a meatball out of the sauce.
    Alison Bickel

    These Italian meatballs are a combination of beef and Italian turkey sausage. They're simmered in a slow cooker with a simple tomato sauce for up to 10 hours, an ideal set-and-forget situation. Spoon them into a hoagie or set out toothpicks for poking them one by one.

  • Loaded Sheet Pan Nachos

    Pulling a loaded chip away from a sheet pan of nachos
    Alison Conklin

    Nothing beats fully loaded sheet pan nachos. This one is loaded with seasoned ground beef, black beans, red bell pepper, corn, black olives, and shredded cheese. The cilantro lime crème on top is bright and cooling.

  • Mexican Street Corn Nachos

    Mexican Street Corn Nachos
    Elise Bauer

    A simple homemade Monterey Jack cheese sauce is drizzled all over these corn over corn nachos. Buy block and not pre-shredded cheese for the sauce, and add a bit more cornstarch if it’s too thin.

  • Buffalo Wings

    Close up of buffalo wings recipe with blue cheese dressing and celery.
    Elise Bauer

    Buffalo Wings are a must for any Super Bowl party. Learn how to break down chicken wings if you're up for it. Marinate the wings for at least 30 minutes, and then broil them. Blue cheese dip is a must.

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  • Miso Glazed Chicken Wings

    Miso Wings
    Megan Keno

    Skip the marinade and whisk up an easy and flavor-packed glaze made with miso, store-bought teriyaki sauce, and gochujang. These wings are full of umami, sweet, and spicy!

  • Blue Corn Chicken Nachos

    Blue Corn Chicken Nachos
    Elise Bauer

    Use blue corn chips instead of yellow corn! Make the cheese sauce ahead of time—it can be warmed on the stovetop or microwaved right before serving. Shredded store-bought rotisserie chicken is a very smart shortcut.

  • Tomatillo Salsa Verde

    Tomatillo Salsa Verde
    Elise Bauer

    Pulse roasted tomatillos with cilantro and lime, and keep it chilled until ready to serve. This is a great recipe to make ahead and set out right as the party starts.

  • Blue Cheese Sauce

    Blue Cheese Wing Dip - sauce in bowl surrounded by burgers and sides
    Alison Bickle

    Blue cheese sauce is a must when serving chicken wings. Thankfully, it’s easy to make from scratch and keeps well in the refrigerator. You may want to make two batches: one that uses a mild blue cheese such as a Danish Blue, and one that uses a stronger cheese, such as a Roquefort or Maytag.

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  • How to Make Crispy Air Fryer French Fries

    Air Fryer French Fries Recipe
    Alison Conklin

    Skip the deep fryer and toss Russet potato wedges into the air fryer instead. The key to getting extra crispy french fries is to soak the potatoes in water for at least an hour or up to 24 hours before air frying. Ketchup seems like the obvious choice!

  • Ginger Honey Chicken Wings

    Ginger Honey Chicken Wings
    Elise Bauer

    Make your wings slightly sweeter with a simple mixture of honey, ginger, and soy sauce. The drummettes are tossed in the marinade, baked, and then basted in the reserved marinade right before serving.

  • Air Fryer Chicken Wings

    Air Fryer Chicken Wings on a Platter
    Alison Bickle

    Save room in the oven and make chicken wings in an air fryer! These are flavored with a mix of gochujang, soy sauce, and sesame oil, and served with a sriracha mayo for dipping.

  • 7 Layer Bean Dip

    7 Layer Bean Dip
    Elise Bauer

    The secret to the perfect 7 layer dip is making sure the refried beans are warm. That way the cheese melts and helps create a contrast between warm, cheesy beans and fresh, crunchy toppings. Be sure to get sturdy chips that can stand up to this hearty dip.

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  • Potato Skins

    A platter of potato skins ready to be served.
    Kelly Hamilton

    Super Bowl party goals: eat potato skins while watching the pig skin get tossed from end zone to end zone. To get them extra crispy, these are double-baked and filled with bacon and cheese. Save the flesh for Potato Dinner Rolls.

  • Queso Dip

    Get ready for game day with a bowl of ceamy queso dip topped with pico de gallo and surrounded by tortilla chips
    Marta Rivera

    Smooth and creamy Queso Dip is a must. Evaporated milk helps prevent the dip from curdling. Use a slow cooker to keep it warm throughout the party. Serve it with pretzels or tortilla chips.

  • Old Bay Chicken Wings

    Old Bay Chicken Wings
    Elise Bauer

    Old Bay seasoning is usually reserved for shrimp or crab but it's amazing on chicken too! Here, it's mixed with melted butter and lemon juice to create a simple sauce that coats the wings. This recipe only calls for four ingredients and is ready in 45 minutes.

  • Cacio e Pepe Chicken Wings

    Parmesan and Pepper Fried Chicken Wings Recipe
    Aaron Hutcherson

    This is a genius take on cacio e pepe, wing-style. Crispy fried wings are tossed in melted butter, Parmesan, and black pepper for an Italian-inspired party wing.

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  • Cheesy Slow Cooker Sausage Balls

    slow cooker meatballs
    Nick Evans

    These are incredibly easy (no chopping or mincing required!) meatballs that are seared then simmered with marinara in a slow cooker. The juicy meatballs are made with ground pork, cream cheese, and shredded cheddar cheese.

  • Buffalo Chicken Dip

    buffalo chicken dip warm out of the oven

    Cream cheese, sour cream, and shredded cheese are mixed with chunks of chicken, hot sauce, spices, and crumbled blue cheese. It gets baked until creamy and bubbly—it's the perfect dip to spread on hearty bread or wheat crackers.

  • Air Fryer Cauliflower Buffalo Wings

    Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Bites topped with sauce and next to a bowl of dip, carrots, and celery.
    Nick Evans

    Need a vegetarian option? These spicy cauliflower "wings" are coated in breadcrumbs and air-fried until crispy. Then, they are tossed in an easy homemade buffalo sauce.

  • Caramelized Onion Dip

    Caramelized Onion Dip
    Elise Bauer

    Caramelizing onions brings out its sweet side. Mix them with sour cream, mayo, and a few spices, and you have the perfect dip for ridged potato chips. This one is served chilled so go ahead and make it the day before the party.

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  • Mushroom Crostini

    Three crostini topped with savory mushrooms and caramelized onions on a white plate.

    Simply Recipes / Jessica Gavin

    A little fancy and totally worth it, Mushroom Crostinis are the appetizers to make! Toast slices of baguette, sauté mushrooms with caramelized onions, and bring it all together with an herby goat cheese spread.

  • Slow Cooker Spinach Feta Dip

    Mediterranean spinach feta dip in the slow cooker
    Nick Evans

    Pull out the slow cooker and make this warm dip for pita chips and sliced veggies. The recipe is for a small 3- to 4-quart slow cooker, but it can be doubled for a larger one.

  • Oven-Fried Potato Chips

    oven fried potato chips
    Elise Bauer

    Treat guests to these crispy oven-fried potato chips. Use a mandoline to get super thin slices. Create your own seasoning or keep it simple with a sprinkle of coarse salt. Serve them with an aioli on the side.

  • Baked Stuffed Jalapeños

    Stuffed Jalapenos
    Sally P Vargas

    Stuff jalapeños with cheese and then bake until slightly blackened and super melty. Here’s a guide to help decipher whether your peppers are spicy or mild. Your guests may thank you for it!

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  • Chipotle Meatballs

    Chipotle Meatballs
    Elise Bauer

    These all-pork meatballs are baked in a muffin tin and drenched with a spicy chipotle sauce. Serve them over rice or in warmed tortillas.

  • Turkey Meatballs (That Aren't Dry!)

    Turkey Meatballs
    Elise Bauer

    Ground turkey and sautéed mushrooms and shallots make for a tasty and moist meatball. Use a cookie scoop to quickly portion out the meatballs and cook them in batches in a hot skillet.