The Super Bowl may technically be an NFL game, but we all know what we’re really looking forward to when Sunday rolls around — the snacks. Some of our personal favorites include classics like saucy chicken wings, pigs in a blanket, and chips with dip, with a few beer-infused drinks to match. But we have tons of other dishes in our spread too, including Sour Cream and Chive Potato Pizza, Slow Cooker Barbecued Pulled Pork, Spicy Margarita Punch, and even S’mores Linzer Cookies for an impressive dessert. There are 50+ Super Bowl recipes to choose from here, so regardless of what happens on the field, at least you’ll have a winning menu.
There’s no substitute for a classic buffalo wing when it comes to snacking while watching the big game. These wings are fried, then tossed in a buttery hot sauce and served with blue cheese dipping sauce and celery.
Warm Spinach-Artichoke Dip
Filled with four kinds of cheese and plenty of tender artichoke hearts, this dip is creamy with a crisp, golden top. Be sure to drain the thawed frozen spinach well to avoid excess water, which can break the cheese sauce.
Spinach Dip Hot Bread
This gooey, cheesy appetizer is one of the most popular dishes at San Francisco’s Mr. Digby’s, and is perfect for watching the game. The toasty sliced sourdough boule is filled with buttery bechamel sauce and spinach, but the real star is the Calabrian chiles, which lend each bite a gentle kick of heat. Feel free to customize this depending on the bread you have on-hand; it works nicely with a baguette, too.
Caramelized Five-Onion Dip
A mix of five different alliums — shallots, scallions, and sweet, yellow, and red onions — upgrades this classic caramelized onion dip with layers of flavor. Taking the time to cook the onions low and slow concentrates their flavor, while adding scallions halfway through cooking keeps them just fresh enough to serve with chips, toasted bread, or vegetables like endive, steamed fingerling potatoes, and roasted Broccolini.
Barbecue-Spiced Potato Chips
The secret to these potato chips is in the pre-soak. Soaking the potatoes before frying rinses away excess sugar and starch that could cause the chips to burn; the vinegar helps break down pectin in the potatoes, resulting in ultra crispy chips.
Crispy Garlic-Glazed Chicken Wings
At Anan Saigon, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, chef Peter Cuong Franklin serves these next-level chicken wings that were at once sticky-sweet and explosively umami. Baked then stir-fried in a mixture of fish sauce, lime juice, and soy sauce, the wings are finished with crunchy fried garlic and fresh scallions.
Spicy Cashew-Lemongrass Snack Mix
This sweet and savory snack mix by chef Kris Yenbamroong of Night + Market is seriously delicious. Lime leaves and lemongrass bring citrusy flavor to the buttery cashews, toasted coconut, and crispy garlic. Frying each element individually ensures crunchy — not burned — components. Use a food processor to make quick work of the garlic.
Classic Beef Chili
If you don’t have a chili recipe in your back pocket, make this one your go-to for game day. Fresh poblano and toasty ancho chile powder provide a tame level of heat, making this a crowd-friendly dish that guests can crank up by topping with a few slices of fresh jalapeño. And thanks to convenient canned beans, you can get this on the table in under an hour. Game on!
Ultimate Loaded Chili-Topped Hot Dogs
Like any “loaded” situation, this hot dog is all about constructing your plate. Split-top buns allow you to hollow out the sides a bit, fitting extra toppings into each bite. A touch of sweetness in the chili balances out the salt from Corn Nuts and the hot dog, while the sharp bite of pickled jalapeños creates balance. Radishes and sour cream offer a welcome hit of freshness. The chili can easily be made ahead of time for quick assembly the day of.
Three-Cheese Queso Nachos
Whether you’re making this loaded tray of nachos for entertaining or the ultimate snack dinner, it’s sure to impress. Each individual component takes this dish to the next level, from homemade pickled red onions and jalapeños to creamy queso made with Monterey Jack, white American, and goat cheese.
Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings with Hot Honey Glaze
Hot, sweet, crispy, and buttery, these wings are certain to become your next go-to recipe for game day or any time you want a hearty snack. The wings are tossed with lemon pepper seasoning then cooked until crispy in an air fryer. They are then coated with a buttery hot honey glaze and served with more of the glaze for dipping. A garnish of cilantro adds color and more brightness to the dish.
The pepperoni roll is a West Virginian lunch or snack in which spicy, garlicky pepperoni is stuffed inside a soft yeasted bread roll. When it bakes, the oil from the pepperoni flavors each bite as it seeps into the bread.
Slow Cooker Barbecued Pulled Pork
Serve pulled pork with coleslaw and pickles, or mound it on hamburger buns and top it with coleslaw and thinly sliced onion and dill pickles. Make it even more next-level with homemade Buttery Brioche Hamburger Buns.
Shakshuka Deviled Eggs
Shakshuka meets deviled eggs in this colorful snack. Instead of poaching eggs in a tomato-based sauce, you’ll spoon a garlicky, slightly spicy tomato jam flavored with harissa and smoked paprika on top of deviled eggs.
Adobo Chicken Wings
This recipe combines the flavors of chicken adobo with fried chicken wings. The resulting wings are flavored to the bone thanks to a stint in an umami-rich soy sauce and vinegar marinade. While they bake, the marinade is cooked down to concentrate its flavors — the better for tossing the cooked wings in — adding a final, sticky, finger-licking layer of deliciousness.
Buffalo and Blue Cheese Popcorn
This recipe is a smart way to bring buffalo wing vibes to the party when you’d rather not spend your time deep-frying and coating chicken wings. To make this recipe, start by popping a big batch of popcorn. Divide it in half, and toss one half with a buttery buffalo wing sauce and the other half with blue cheese powder and celery salt.
Quesitos (which translates as “little cheeses”) are golden and flakey pastry twists are filled with sugar-sweetened cream cheese. Guava paste is used in this recipe’s filling with cream cheese, giving each pastry a unique sweetness underlined with hints of floral notes.
Classic Deviled Eggs
These silky Deviled Eggs are enriched with mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, and dill. This is a perfect recipe for snacking for your watch party.
It doesn’t get much better than this combination: crispy, salty bacon and slightly smoky guacamole. The best part? This recipe is so easy to make.
Mushroom Flatbread with White Miso
Store-bought flatbread and flavor-packed toppings add up to a snack that’s fast, easy, and special enough for impromptu entertaining.
This gloriously sloppy sub is the creation of Pinky Cole, founder of the popular Atlanta-based Slutty Vegan, and Derrick Hayes, Philly native and founder of Big Dave’s Cheesesteaks. In Cole’s Dinkies Cheezesteak, a plant-based version of Hayes’ meat-packed hoagie, plant-based meat gets piled into toasted rolls with tender peppers, onions, and gooey pools of vegan cheese.
Carnitas Sliders with Tomatillo-Avocado Sauce
Perfect for entertaining, these grab-and-go sliders star tender carnitas topped with a creamy tomatillo-avocado sauce sandwiched between pillowy homemade rolls.
This smoked brisket is self-taught barbecue expert Matt Horn’s signature recipe — the star of the menu at his restaurant, Horn Barbecue, in Oakland, California. The 2021 Food & Wine Best New Chef spent weeks perfecting this recipe and says time is the most important ingredient in the dish.
Chile Crisp-Glazed Bacon Bites
For this party snack, meaty bites of slow-roasted slab bacon are tossed with a homemade chile crisp that’s studded with freshly toasted chunks of dried chiles, fresh ginger, and garlic. Native to Mexico, slender and spicy dried Japones chiles lend their heat to this quick and easy version of the popular Chinese condiment. For an even easier version, try this with your favorite store-bought chile crisp.
Classic Swiss Cheese Fondue
Steamed red-skinned potato chunks, toasted bread cubes, and veggies are all great for dipping in the melted cheese. Be sure to stir the fondue as you dip.
Fizzy Clementine and Mezcal Punch
Clementine juice gets a smoky finish from mezcal and sweet fizz from orange soda in this fruity punch with a dazzling ice ring that’s perfect for parties.
Mini Kabob Potatoes
A crispy exterior with a soft, fluffy center makes these quick-cooking fried potatoes a fun addition to a kebab feast.
Parsi Kheema Pav (Curried Minced Lamb on Buns)
There are two ways to serve this incredibly flavorful ground lamb seasoned with spices, ginger, and chiles: on soft pav buns, or go with a dish that chef Meherwan Irani calls “Sloppy Jai”—perhaps the tastiest version of a Sloppy Joe you may ever eat. The lamb is served stuffed in the pav with green chutney, cilantro, sliced onions, green chiles, and Maggi ketchup.
Roasted Hot Honey Sweet Potato Salad
This sweet potato salad makes a colorful, satisfying side dish. Seasoning the potatoes with smoked paprika creates a sweet and savory balance while the hot honey dressing adds a touch of tangy heat.
French Onion Baked Brie
If that first spoonful of French onion soup — with toasted bread, melted cheese, and savory caramelized onions — is your favorite, then you’ll love this appetizer, which is a decadent mash-up of French onion soup and baked Brie.
Sour Cream and Chive Potato Pizza
When layering toppings on the pizzas before baking, use a lighter hand towards the center of each pie; the dough will puff while cooking, and the potatoes and cheese will gravitate towards the middle.
Smoked Salmon Dip
This creamy, smoky dip features flaky smoked salmon two ways: half is finely chopped to add a pleasant texture to the dip alongside briny pops of capers, and the rest is pureed with the mayonnaise, sour cream, and cream cheese, lending its beautiful color and deepening the flavor. Fresh dill and chives keep the dip light while lemon juice adds brightness while also keeping the dip perfectly scoopable — no broken chips here.
Loaded Pita Nachos with Lentil Chili and Feta Queso
In this recipe for a new take on nachos, pita chips are drizzled with a feta queso and then laden with lentil chili, harissa-spiked pickled cabbage, and a dollop of creamy labneh. Make the chips, queso, and cabbage ahead of time to help this dish come together easily, or use store-bought pita chips, if desired.
Thai Cucumber Salad
This refreshing and flavorful cucumber salad has been enjoyed in Thailand for centuries. Easy and refreshing, this salad boasts a punch of flavor from the ginger, vinegar, and chile.
Short Rib Chili
Fresh jalapeños, smoky chipotles in adobo, and fruity ancho chile powder give this thick, meaty short rib chili layers of heat, while red wine and tomato add acidity to balance out the richness of the tender short ribs. Homemade pickled red onions provide a colorful, tasty, crunchy topping.
Crudité Platter with Pimiento Cheese and Shiro-Miso Dip
Roasted delicata squash, crisp raw vegetables, and two crowd-pleasing dips make this appetizer as beautiful as it is delicious. A citrus-spiked miso dip is a refreshingly light complement to the crudités, while a classic pimiento cheese is tangy, creamy, and satisfying. If you can’t find earthy, umami-rich black garlic molasses, balsamic glaze makes a great substitute.
Pico de Gallo
Pico de Gallo, also known as salsa fresca, is a traditional Mexican dish with an emphasis on using the freshest ingredients. What sets it apart from other salsas is that the ingredients, in addition to being fresh, are raw and not pureed or pounded together.
Garlic-Butter Steak Bites
These quickly stir-fried beef bites deliver all the savory luxury of a steakhouse-caliber steak, without the stress over cooking one at home. The buttery, velvety sauce coats every piece nicely, and the vermouth’s herbal richness pairs nicely with the savory Worcestershire.
Classic Cheese Pizza
Yes we have the F&W Guide to Making Pizza at Home with everything to know about the classic dish, but sometimes all you want at the end of the day is a simple cheese pizza. This recipe turns simple into sublime with the addition of an exceptional pizza dough, low-moisture mozzarella cheese, and an easy to make tomato sauce that hits all of the right sweet and savory notes to marry all of the flavors in this pie.
Sausage-Stuffed Fried Olives
Buttery, mild Castelvetrano olives add just enough salt and tang to these fried sausage snacks that pair beautifully with a crisp martini or chilled glass of wine. Use a high quality Italian sausage for the best texture and flavor.
Spicy Paloma Shandy
Use a crisp Mexican lager for this twist on the classic Paloma cocktail from cookbook author Rick Martinez. Try Tajín Clásico Seasoning for the chili-lime salt.
Sweet Potato Cheesecake Empanadas
Puerto Rico and the American South intersect deliciously in this unique dessert empanada from Boricua Soul in Durham, North Carolina, which combines the flavors of marshmallow-topped sweet potato casserole with spiced pumpkin cheesecake, encasing it all in caramel-drizzled, crisp pastry. Thanks to the smart use of store-bought shortcuts like empanada wrappers and canned sweet potatoes, the creamy filling comes together in minutes.
Margarita Shortbread with Tequila-Lime Glaze
These cookies are infused with agave nectar and fresh lime juice for a sweet-and-sour kiss of citrus and then finished with a glaze that incorporates lime juice and lime zest as well as a touch of tequila to really tie together the signature cocktail flavor.
Sticky Baked Chicken Wings
For the ultimate game-day snack, toss some chicken wings in the oven (instead of deep-frying them) and toss them with a spicy glaze made with gochujang, honey, and rice vinegar.
Philly Cheesesteak Queso
F&W’s Justin Chapple, combines two favorites — Tex-Mex queso and Philly Cheesesteak — to make his crowd-pleasing dip. He combines provolone and white American cheeses to form a gooey base for sautéed peppers, onions, and thinly sliced rib-eye steak. Serve the queso with toasted slices of hoagie rolls or tortilla chips.
Spicy Margarita Punch
Food & Wine’s Justin Chapple loves making a big bowl of punch with his spicy and fresh margaritas. This would be the perfect crowd-pleaser for any watch party.
Chocolate Brownie Cookies
Former Food & Wine Editor in Chief Dana Cowin, a cookie connoisseur, declares these double-chocolate ones the most delicious she’s ever had. They’re like crispy-chewy brownies in cookie form.
Meatball and Provolone Subs
Matt Neal serves tender, oversized pork-and-beef meatballs stuffed into a warm hero roll with melted provolone cheese. Although he makes his own chunky tomato sauce for the sub, it’s fine to substitute jarred sauce.
Spicy Shrimp and Chorizo Kebabs
The fast, tasty marinade for the shrimp in these kebabs, flavored with caraway seeds and ancho powder, would also be delicious with chicken, pork tenderloin, and any kind of steak.
Chocolate Fudge Loaf
This intensely rich and fudgy cake with deep chocolate flavor and a tender crumb deserves a spot in your Super bowl spread. Ingredients like coffee, rye flour, and crème fraîche enhance the robust, nutty, and slightly sweet aroma of Dutch-process cocoa. However, the real secret ingredient here is salt. A generous dose of salt acts as a flavor enhancer and balances the brown sugar for a decadent, not overly sweet loaf.
Pimiento Cheese Fries
To take his french fries over the top, chef Jonathon Sawyer broils them with a tequila-spiked pimiento cheese topping. It’s wonderfully rich melted into the fries and also excellent as a dip.
Pigs in a Blanket with Black Pepper Pastry
Jen Pelka Bililies of Une Femme Wines loves serving Champagne with playful bite-size foods like pigs in a blanket. To take them up a notch, she brushes the puff pastry with a tasty mix of honey, mustard, and fresh black pepper before rolling up with the hot dogs and baking.
Firecracker Shrimp with Blue Cheese Dressing
Insisting that “there is no better Sunday couch chow for the start of football season,” Andrew Zimmern says these fiery shrimp should be served with Crystal brand hot sauce, which he calls “perfectly balanced.”
Sriracha Chicken Wings
Sriracha lovers will devour these spicy, crispy chicken wings. Feel free to dial up or down the heat, depending on your preference.
Lobster-Roll-Style Salmon Sandwiches
In this clever take on the classic East Coast sandwich, salmon replaces the usual lobster while yogurt stands in for mayonnaise. Topping these rolls with potato chips adds crunch and fun.
These chewy cookies lean on orange zest–infused sugar and Campari icing to pay homage to the namesake cocktail.
Bacon-wrapped dates are chewy, crispy, sweet, savory, and smoky all at once. Plump and tender Medjool dates are stuffed with a mixture of blue cheese and cream cheese, and a toasted walnut stands in for the pit.
Go for quickness and efficiency with a one-skillet dish that delivers nostalgia without any fuss.