Best Super Bowl Recipes

Dips, hot finger food appetizers, and desserts – here are the best Super Bowl recipes for a perfect party!

In case you live under a rock (or not in the U.S.), the Super Bowl is this weekend.  Whether or not you actually care about football or the outcome of the game, Super Bowl parties are wildly popular.

I’ve shared some new Super Bowl party recipes this month, but now it’s time for a roundup 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!

Dips, hot finger food appetizers, and desserts - here are the best Super Bowl recipes for a perfect party!

Here’s my requirements for the best Super Bowl recipes (or any party food):

  1. 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 morning of the party.
  2. 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!
  3. Paper plate friendly.  In other words, no soups, nothing runny enough to leak through a plate, and most definitely nothing requiring a knife!
  4. 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).
  5. 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 which 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!

Best Super Bowl Recipes

Dips, sliders, and desserts - a collection of all the best recipes for the ultimate Super Bowl party!

Delicious Dips

Hot or cold, these are all the best savory dips - serve with crackers, pretzels, veggies, or just a spoon!

Hot Finger Foods

Taco Stuffed Mini Peppers: the perfect quick, easy, gluten-free, bite-sized party snack. {Bunsen Burner Bakery}
Taco Stuffed Mini Peppers (gluten free, make ahead)

Rustic Pizza Rolls: A quick food processor pizza dough, filled with fresh basil and cherry tomatoes.  A perfectly portable grown-up version of pizza bites.  {Bunsen Burner Bakery}
Rustic Pizza Rolls (vegetarian, freezer friendly)

Crockpot BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders with Horseradish Dill Coleslaw: perfect for parties and football games! {Bunsen Burner Bakery}
Crockpot BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders (gluten free, freezer friendly)

Sheet Pan Nachos: the ultimate loaded nachos are just 10 minutes and one sheet pan away. Easy entertaining - perfect for parties... or dinner! {Bunsen Burner Bakery} #nachos #appetizers #partyfood #superbowl
Sheet Pan Nachos (adapt for vegetarian, gluten free)

Jalapeño Popper Pinwheels: the delicious spicy-creamy flavor of jalapeño poppers, rolled up in puff pastry dough. The perfect easy party appetizer! {Bunsen Burner Bakery} #appetizers #partyfood #jalapenopoppers #superbowl
Jalapeño Popper Pinwheels (vegetarian)

Spicy Buffalo Quinoa Bites: the perfect vegetarian and gluten-free appetizer for your football party or tailgate! Crispy quinoa surrounding a melted cheesy center, covered in spicy buffalo sauce. A hit with both meat eaters and vegetarians alike! {Bunsen Burner Bakery} #vegetarian #glutenfree #superbowlparty #appetizers
Spicy Buffalo Quinoa Bites (gluten free, vegetarian)

Instant Pot Stuffed Mushrooms: a classic sausage stuffed mushroom recipe, updated for your pressure cooker. Leave the oven free for dessert and make stuffed mushrooms right in the Instant Pot with fewer dishes, less time, and more flavor. #bunsenburmerbakery #partyfood #superbowlparty #appetizers #ad
Instant Pot Stuffed Mushrooms

one hot baked roast beef slider sandwich being lifted out of the pan on a metal spatula
Baked Roast Beef Sliders (make ahead)

rows of baked ham and cheese sliders on a wooden cutting board
Baked Ham and Cheese Sliders (make ahead)

Decadent Desserts

Potato Chip Pretzel Cookie Bars | Dessert | Party Food | Chocolate Chip Cookies | Bunsen Burner Bakery
Potato Chip Pretzel Cookie Bars (make ahead, freezer friendly)

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip: No bake, egg free, cookie dough - even better than a chocolate chip cookie. Perfect for parties! {Bunsen Burner Bakery}
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip (make ahead)

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies: mixed in one bowl with no refrigeration step before baking, these easy chocolate chip cookies are a crowd-pleasing favorite! {Bunsen Burner Bakery}
Chocolate Chip Cookies (make ahead, freezer friendly)

No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars: easy to make and no bake, these peanut butter oatmeal bars are also naturally gluten free. A perfect party dessert! #chocolate #peanutbutter #glutenfree #oatmealbars
No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars (make ahead, freezer friendly, gluten free)

Simple and easy fudgy brownies, rich and dense yet cakey, mixed by hand with ingredients already in your kitchen. Better than boxed mix! {Bunsen Burner Bakery}
Simple Fudgy Brownies
(make ahead, freezer friendly)

Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies: homemade brownies, peanut butter ganache frosting, and a Rice Krispie chocolate crunch layer - the perfect make-ahead party treat! {Bunsen Burner Bakery}
Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies (make ahead, freezer friendly)

Butterscotch Blondies: time to shake up your brownie routine with these rich, buttery treats. {Bunsen Burner Bakery} #blondies #butterscotch
Butterscotch Blondies (make ahead, freezer friendly)

Cookies and Cream Puppy Chow: easy, no-bake, make ahead, and full of Oreos. The perfect party snack! {Bunsen Burner Bakery}
Cookies & Cream Puppy Chow (make ahead)

M&M Pudding Cookies: with a rich vanilla flavor and the crunch of M&Ms, these soft and chewy cookies are hard to beat! Use regular M&Ms year round or special colors for your favorite holiday! {Bunsen Burner Bakery}
M&M Pudding Cookies (make ahead, freezer friendly)

Snickers Cheesecake Bars: Handheld cheesecake bars full of chopped Snickers, a crunchy chocolate and peanut topping, and a drizzle of melted chocolate and caramel. #dessert #baking #cheesecake #Snickers #cheesecakebars {Bunsen Burner Bakery}
Snickers Cheesecake Bars (make ahead)

No Bake Oreo Truffles: Only 3 ingredients and no bake, these oreo truffles are insanely easy and incredibly addicting. A must make for parties and holiday gatherings! {Bunsen Burner Bakery} #truffles #oreotruffles #nobake
No Bake Oreo Truffles (make ahead)

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Dip: 7 ingredients and 5 minutes are all you need for this decadent but easy make-ahead dessert dip. Perfect for parties and tailgates! {Bunsen Burner Bakery} #peanutbuttercups #dips #dessertdip #superbowlparty
Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Dip (gluten free, make ahead)

side view of a stack of chocolate dipped sprinkle rice krispie treats
Sprinkle Rice Krispie Treats (make ahead, freezer friendly, gluten free)

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake: a giant-sized cookie with a soft and chewy center, perfect for all your celebrations! {Bunsen Burner Bakery} #chocolatechipcookie #cookiecake #giantcookie
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake (make ahead, freezer friendly)

M&M Pretzel Kisses: a pretzel, a Hershey kiss, and a fun colored M&M -- so easy, but the bite-sized sweet and salty combination is irresistible. Match M&M colors to holidays for a fun school treat! #dessert #valentines
M&M Pretzel Kisses (make ahead)