28 Easy Game Day Appetizers to Cheer For! {recipes}


How to make super bowl appetizer recipes that your football fan will love. These recipes include super bowl dips, appetizers, low fat recipes, snacks, wings, desserts, and party foods.  You and your sports fans are going to adore these recipes!

Tip Junkie has 15 Football Party Ideas all with pictured tutorials for more Ideas on how to display all your fun Super Bowl Food.  You can always search there if you’re looking for Football Party Ideas, or search through the 15 Super Bowl ideas and patterns on the site with step-by-step instructions. {wink}

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Super Bowl Recipes

1.  Football Zucchini Fritters ~ Delicious football-shaped fritters made from carrots, potatoes and zucchini.

2.  Pulled Pork Sliders ~ These Pulled Pork Sliders with Crunchy Onions are so quick and easy to make you’ll be surprised. Seriously! The best thing about this recipe is that hardly any preparation is necessary so you can multitask while dinner is cooking. If you’re planning a Super Bowl party, game day or other gathering these sliders would make a terrific addition to your menu. They’re the perfect finger food that will fly off your table.

3.  Soft Pretzel Footballs ~ Learn how to twist and shape football-shaped pretzels using Pillsbury’s Thick Crust Pizza Dough.  Perfect for party planning in a pinch.

4.  Super Bowls ~ If you are throwing a Super Bowl Party this year, these Individual 7-layer dips bowls made with a tortilla shell are sure to be a hit.  The best part is that they are simple to make!

5.  Pepperoni Pizza Pull Apart Bread ~ Doctor up a round or oval loaf of bread with mozzarella, pepperoni and pizza sauce for the best cheesy bread that’s sure to delight your guests taste buds.

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Super Bowl Dips Recipes

6.  Peanut Butter Football Dip ~ This sweet dip looks delicious.  It’s like a cheeseball, only without cheese.  Just think peanut butter and chocolate chips with pretzels to dip in it and you get the picture.  Yummy.

7.  Artichoke & Roasted Garlic Dip ~ Artichoke and Roasted Garlic Dip is the perfect Cheesy addition to a holiday feast. It is ooey-gooey cheesy and bursting with amazing garlic flavor. Super quick and easy to make.

8.  Loaded Baked Potato Dip ~  This recipe not only looks amazing, it takes only  minutes to make, and it can be made a day ahead of time. Plus, it includes all the Superbowl party food must haves including potato chips, cheese, bacon and sour cream. {wink}

9.  French Onion Dip ~ No seasoning packets were used to make this delicious French Onion Dip.  It’s made from scratch.  {knuckle bumps}  

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Super Bowl Appetizer Recipes

10.  Beer Candied Bacon ~ Adding beer and brown sugar to thick-cut bacon puts a new spin on the crispy delight.

11.  Sweet & Spicy Sriracha Bacon Chicken Bites ~ These delicious bacon chicken bites would be perfect appetizers for Superbowl Sunday, an afternoon bookclub or even Sunday brunch.  Brown sugar provides the sweet and Sriracha provides the spicy.

12.  Mini BLT Sandwiches ~ Even though it’s hard to imagine bacon tasting any better than it already does, everything tastes a little better when it’s tiny, right?  These mini BLT sandwiches are delightful to the eye and the taste buds.

13.  Buffalo Chicken Cups ~ Whether you are entertaining a houseful of sports fans, or your lady friends for game night, this appetizer is sure to impress.  Filled with chicken and lots of yummy flavor, you could even serve these as a light lunch.

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Low Fat Super Bowl Recipes

14.  Skinny Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins ~ Who would have thought it would be possible to make potato skins low fat?  Well, SkinnyTaste did, and these Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins are an appetizer your guests will thank you for serving!

15.  Petite Lasagnas ~ These petite lasagnas are healthy, {read: low fat} make a lovely presentation, and are sure to be a crowd pleaser!

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Super Bowl Snack Recipes

16.  Parmesan Mac ‘N Cheese Crostini ~ All ages will enjoy this homemade appetizer.  Homemade macaroni and cheese on a toasted baguette.  Yumm-o!

17.  Peperoncini & Salami Appetizer ~ A delicious savory appetizer that features a butter cracker with goat cheese, peperoncini and salami.

18.  Buffalo Wing Pretzel Sticks ~ Kick up pretzel sticks a notch by adding buffalo wing sauce and other seasoning.  Use blue cheese dressing for dipping.


Crock Pot Super Bowl Recipes

19.  Apple Butter Crockpot Pork Towers ~ {mouth watering…} OK – I may have actually drooled while reading this. This crock pot recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, whether you are entertaining or just feeding the fam.

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Super Bowl Chicken Wings

20.  Asian Chicken Wings ~ These babies are marinated in lime, ginger and soy sauce which gives them a wonderful citrus flavor with just a hint of spice from the chili oil.  One of the other great things about the recipe is easy to double or triple and it can be made ahead and heated up at game time!

21.  Cola Glazed Chicken Wings ~ What’s not to love about anything glazed in Cola?  {wink}  These baked wings look fabulous!

22.  Slow Cooker Sticky Wings ~ This recipe is great if you don’t want to fry your wings or you want to make them ahead of time.  The recipe is also a sweeter wing for those that don’t like spicy chicken.

23.  Honey Chipotle Wings ~ Not only do these wings look amazing, they transform from sweet to packing heat.  {{score}}

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Super Bowl Dessert Recipes

24.  Homemade Football Oreos ~ These homemade football oreos are cute and delicious and the best part is…{{drum roll}}  You don’t need any special cookie cutters or pans to create this festive Superbowl treat.

25.  Football Shaped Whoopie Pies ~ These little football whoopie pies are a must for your upcoming superbowl party.  They kids can help you pipe on the icing laces and everyone will want to “pass” them around. {cheesy laugh}

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Super Bowl Party Recipes

26.  Mini Snickers Football Field ~This cake is great edible decor for any football or tailgate party. Serve this to your high school kids before the homecoming came, or go all our for you next superbowl party. And here’s a secret {shhhh}, there’s no baking involved27.  Super Bowl Party Cupcakes ~ Give your team the home field advantage with these fun football-themed cupcakes.  Watch the video tutorial to see how to decorate these fun cupcakes.

27.  Waffle Nutella Football Snacks ~ These easy and delicious waffle nutella football snacks are sure to bring a smile, to kids and adults alike. They’re fun for an after school snack, football party or even tailgate party.

28.  Superbowl Football Nuts ~ These football nuts are a fun twist on a sports bar snack. Customize the helmets to your favorite teams, or pick out the right colors for a birthday party.


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One Comment

  1. Laurie- you are so sweet! Thank you for including my peperoncini & salami appetizer in this INCREDIBLE round up. It all looks AMAZING!