Are your favorite parts of the Super Bowl the snacks and halftime show? Us, too. We can help you with the snacks, but you’re on your own when it comes to dressing up to support your team. We’re just gonna wrap ourselves in napkins and dive right in.
I’ll be the first to admit it: I have never watched the Super Bowl. (Well, there was that one time in college when I tried to impress a [alas straight] friend, but that doesn’t really count.) I have countless halftime shows under my belt if that counts for anything.
But what I lack in gridiron knowledge, I make up for in game-food mastery. Let’s face it, if eating were a sport, I’d be a multiple Heisman Trophy-winning, hall-of-fame Olympiad.
Game-time food needs to be portable, able to fit in your hand while jumping and screaming at the TV, and utterly delicious. These 12 winners check off all the boxes.
I’m no gambler, but if I had to bet on an MVP on February 12, it would be one of these recipes.
Pressure cooked the ribs according to the recipe and they were outstanding, juicy, flavorful, and done in under an hour. Best recipe ever. Thanks for the fine points of standing the ribs on end and letting the pressure release naturally—-it really makes a difference.–Marilyn S.
I made this cheese ball last year for my friend’s annual Super Bowl party and it’s the only thing I’ve been asked to bring this year!! Everyone loved it!! Thank you!!–Jennifer
You’ve heard of Nashville hot fried chicken, right? These sliders combine those spicy craveable flavors with creamy blue cheese and serve it up in a convenient handheld bite. Genius.
We’re not suggesting that these crispy cauliflower bites should replace your favorite popcorn chicken. They’re definitely not the same thing, just like Buffalo cauliflower is not the same as Buffalo wings. But give these tasty snacks a try. They’ll likely surprise you, in the best way possible.
You won’t find a stray bean anywhere in this bowl of Texas-style chili. What you will find is plenty of tender shredded pork, smoky brisket, bacon, onion, chiles, and a spicy tomato and beer sauce.
These finger-lickin’ sweet and spicy wings are irresistible. A Korean-inspired glaze coats crispy fried wings. To save yourself a little mess, they can even be made in the air fryer.
Don’t get us wrong. We love classic nachos piled high with all the fixings. We can even be convinced to nosh on a plate of healthy-ish Mediterranean-inspired nachos.
But, given the choice, tater tots are our favorite vehicle for dipping and scooping our nacho toppings. Unless, of course, we’re talking about dessert nachos.
OMG! Soo good and the instructions were simple. I did use the smaller flour/tostada size tortillas. but used a smaller cookie sheet which worked fine. Thanks for sharing a wonderful recipe.–GrammaSue
I will admit, the first time I made this seven layer dip my husband and I devoured practically the entire dish of this for dinner in one sitting! This is very addicting, and very good! The black beans, and fresh elements like jalapenos, cilantro, green onions and lime elevate this to feel more luxurious and gourmet than a standard seven layer dip.
I also doubled the recipe and made this for a party and it was enjoyed by those who tried it. I reserved some of the ingredients, sans the dairy products, and layered them in a small dish for one of my guests who is vegan, she appreciated the gesture and enjoyed it.–Dawn
Your favorite tangy key lime pie in a convenient handheld bite. Need we say more?
Chocolate covered potato chips for the win! This simple recipe was the perfect Super Bowl sweet treat, for both adults and kids alike. Only three ingredients, quick and crowd-pleasing. I will definitely be making these again!–Annie
Super Bowl Snack FAQs
How do I keep my food hot?
Slow cooker to the rescue! Your slow cooker is a wonderful tool for keeping all manner of food hot. Soups, stews, queso, and chili will all benefit from hanging out in the slow cooker while your guests graze, but don’t be afraid to use it to keep chicken wings or ribs warm, too.
Looking for more Super Bowl snack ideas, particularly ones you can prepare in advance? Check out this selection of slow cooker recipes.