Best Super Bowl Recipes
Dips, hot finger food appetizers, and desserts – here are all the best tips, tricks, and recipes for a perfect Super Bowl party!
As I am sure you are probably aware, the Super Bowl is next weekend. Whether or not you actually care about football or the outcome of the game, Super Bowl parties are wildly popular.
Of course, Super Bowl parties here are going to be HUGE this year. And by here, I mean where we live – in Philadelphia. (And my “in Philadelphia” I literally mean IN Philadelphia – not out in the suburbs like people often seem to mean when they tell someone they live in Philly.)
We’re right smack dab in the middle of things, living a block off of Broad Street, where everyone was out celebrating in the streets after the NFC Championship win last weekend. We can see Lincoln Financial Field from our roof deck. So naturally, we, and pretty much all our friends in the city, are going all out with big Super Bowl parties to cheer on the Eagles!
I’ve spent the past week making my list and checking it twice (and constantly adding to it) to make sure we have all the best Super Bowl foods. There will be a few new things on our menu this year, but LOTS of classic favorites – many of which are already shared here on Bunsen Burner Bakery.
I’ve compiled them all into this list of the best Super Bowl recipes from the archives. Let me help you throw the best Super Bowl party on the block with a roundup of my favorite party-friendly foods on Bunsen Burner Bakery! Appetizers, dips, finger-friendly hearty foods, and desserts – I have you covered!
Here are my requirements for the best Super Bowl recipes (or any party food):
- Easy to prep ahead of time – whether it’s the whole dish or part of the dish, I want to get as much done the day before or the morning of the party. (Or even better – a few days in advance!)
- Easy to eat one-handed. This isn’t a formal sit-down dinner party; your guests will be walking back and forth to the food and crowding around the TV. The only utensils necessary should be those used to spoon the dip onto a plate!
- Paper plate friendly. In other words, no soups, nothing runny enough to leak through a plate, and most definitely nothing requiring a knife!
- Options for all diets. Throwing a party? Make sure you have at least one or two options for friends who might not eat gluten, vegetarians, those who steer clear of typical “junk food”, etc. Ensuring everyone has a good time and good food is part of being a great host(ess).
- Freezer friendly. This one isn’t a requirement so much as a preference, but if you have leftovers, you probably don’t want to eat the same party foods for the next week. Things you can freeze for a later date solve this problem.
So here we go: a few of the best Super Bowl recipes that fit into my party requirements. And GO BIRDS!
Best Super Bowl Recipes
Dips, sliders, and desserts - a collection of all the best recipes for the ultimate Super Bowl party!
Hot or cold, these are all the best savory dips - serve with crackers, pretzels, veggies, or just a spoon!
Cheesy Bacon Corn Dip
Full of fresh produce, this cheesy bacon corn dip is a lighter take on classic heavy, cheesy dips. (gluten free, make ahead)
Spinach and Artichoke Biscuit Skillet
Up your spinach and artichoke dip game with this spinach and artichoke biscuit skillet – flaky biscuits surrounding bubbling hot dip! (vegetarian, freezer friendly)
Creamy Artichoke Dip (Vegan + Gluten Free)
Quick and easy, this creamy and just slightly spicy dip is sure to be a hit with everyone. (vegan, gluten free, make ahead)
Chili Bean Dip
Cream cheese, chili beans, velveeta slices, and pickled jalapeños. This is the ultimate football dip! (vegetarian, gluten free, make ahead)
Roasted Garlic White Bean Dip
This roasted garlic white bean dip is so good, you’ll never guess it’s gluten free, vegan, and healthy! (vegan, gluten free, make ahead)
Caramelized Onion Dip
Slowly caramelized onions mixed with cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise combine to make the ultimate party dip. (vegetarian, gluten free)
Roasted Eggplant and Smoked Almond Dip
This roasted eggplant and smoked almond dip is delicious served on a cracker or as a side or salad. (vegetarian, gluten free, make ahead)
Hot Finger Foods
Because everyone loves a good hearty hot appetizer to eat during the game!
Baked Roast Beef Sliders
With 5 minutes of prep work and 15 minutes of bake time, baked roast beef sliders are the perfect one-handed party food. (make ahead)
Taco Stuffed Mini Peppers
Filled with taco meat, black beans, corn, and cheese, these taco stuffed mini peppers are a perfect bite-size party snack. (gluten free, make ahead)
Homemade Pizza Rolls
A quick food processor pizza dough turns into delicious easy homemade pizza rolls, filled with with fresh basil and tomatoes. (vegetarian, freezer friendly)
BBQ Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sliders
Easily (and cheaply!) feed a crowd with Crockpot BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders, topped with horseradish dill coleslaw and pickle slices. (gluten free, freezer friendly)
Sheet Pan Nachos
Baked in the oven in under 10 minutes, these loaded sheet pan nachos are the ultimate crowd-pleaser! (adapt for vegetarian, gluten free)
Baked Ham and Cheese Sliders
Just 5 minutes of prep time and 20 minutes of baking required for these easy crowd pleasing sandwiches. (make ahead)
Jalapeño Popper Pinwheels
The spicy-creamy flavors of jalapeño poppers, rolled up into fun and easy jalapeño popper pinwheels! (vegetarian)
Spicy Buffalo Quinoa Bites
Vegetarian and gluten free, spicy buffalo quinoa bites with a melted cheesy center are a perfect option for your football party or tailgate. (gluten free, vegetarian)
Hatfield Instant Pot Stuffed Mushrooms
Bite size and hearty, stuffed mushrooms made right in the Instant Pot are the perfect football party or entertaining food.
Crowd Pleasing Desserts
Party desserts should be easy to eat one-handed, make a large amount, and of course: be delicious!
Potato Chip Pretzel Cookie Bars
Sweet and salty, chewy and crunchy – these potato chip pretzel cookie bars are the perfect one bowl, whisk by hand, crowd-pleasing party dessert. (make ahead, freezer friendly)
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip
What’s better than a baked chocolate chip cookie? This egg-free chocolate chip cookie dough dip! (make ahead)
Soft & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Mixed in one bowl with no refrigeration necessary, these easy Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies are a crowd-pleasing classic favorite! (make ahead, freezer friendly)
No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars
Easy to make and no bake, chocolatey peanut butter oatmeal bars are the perfect party dessert! (make ahead, freezer friendly, gluten free)
Easy Fudgy Brownies
Is it even a party without brownies? Better than boxed mix, but just as easy!
Soft and Chewy M&M Pudding Cookies
With a rich vanilla flavor and the crunch of M&Ms, these soft and chewy M&M pudding cookies are hard to beat - use M&M colors to support your favorite team! (make ahead, freezer friendly)
Snickers Cheesecake Bars
Chopped Snickers, a crunchy chocolate and peanut topping, and a drizzle of melted chocolate and caramel pair perfectly with creamy cheesecake and a chocolate cookie crust. (make ahead)
3 Ingredient No Bake Oreo Truffles
Only three ingredients? Yes! These No Bake Oreo Truffles are insanely easy – and incredibly addicting. (make ahead, freezer friendly)
Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Dip
Seven ingredients and five minutes are all you need for this rich and decadent peanut butter cup cheesecake dip. (gluten free, make ahead)
Sprinkle Rice Krispie Treats
These chocolate-dipped sprinkle rice krispie treats are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. (make ahead, freezer friendly, gluten free)
M&M Pretzel Kisses
A pretzel, a Hershey’s kiss, and a fun colored M&M — so easy, but these bite-sized sweet and salty M&M Pretzel Kisses are super addicting! (make ahead, adaptable for gluten free)
Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownies
Filled with a thick layer of peanut butter and topped with peanut butter chips and a peanut butter drizzle, these Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownies are the ultimate brownies for a peanut butter lover. (make ahead, freezer friendly)
Lovely collection… each and every recipe looks delish!
Thank you, Maria!
I absolutely adore your requirements for party prep and food. 🙂 Such great ideas. And I basically want everything on this list, so I’ll just start driving your direction and hopefully make it in time for the game to consume everything, haha.
I so agree with your requirements for great Super Bowl food – especially the make-ahead and eat one-handed parts! Everything on this list looks incredible and has me so excited to make some food next weekend for everyone to share!
Totally different use, but I’ve found my elderly mother in law can most easily eat either finger food or (even better) things she can pick up with a party pick. And she definitely wants food to look attractive! So I’ve been surfing party food – and you have a couple of things I think might appeal! Those quinoa bites are definitely going to be on my table soon… and the pinwheels look good…
Thanks for more options!
This is a great collection! I’ve added the cookie dough dip and the spinach artichoke biscuit skillet to my list for this weekend. BTW I love your party food ‘rules’ they’re great guidelines for party planning!
What a great list of recipes! There are several in here that I’ll use and try