33 Winning Super Bowl Snacks to Serve on Game Day

cheesy lentil-and-black-bean nachos
Photo: Lennart Weibull

You might not be sprinting up and down a field (or tackling, leaping, or kicking), but watching the big game makes you hungry—and that's where Super Bowl snacks come in. They're the perfect fuel for a game-day viewing party.

We've got plenty of MVPs, like hot wings and nachos, filling cheesy dips, and some rookies to watch for, like fried mac-and-cheese bites and white pizza. These fan-favorite Super Bowl snack recipes will sustain you through any exhilarating triumph or—we hate to even say it—an agonizing defeat.

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​​Mozzarella-Stuffed Garlic-and-Herb Bread

mozzarella-stuffed garlic-and-herb bread
Nico Schinco

Consider this snack a clever take on the best part of a stuffed-crust pizza—the crust. It's a crowd pleaser: The easy dough is filled with low-moisture mozzarella and topped with garlic, Italian seasoning, and Parmesan. Serve with a side of marinara sauce for dipping.

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Cheesy Lentil and Black Bean Nachos

cheesy lentil-and-black-bean nachos
Lennart Weibull

A winning snack for vegetarian football fans, this hearty nacho dish swaps out ground beef for portobello-mushroom caps stewed with black beans, lentils, and fire-roasted tomatoes.

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Stuffed-Pepper Bites

Seth Smoot

Colorful mini peppers stuffed with your choice of ground meat and flavorings are a snack that satisfies. Our recipe offers three different options; lamb with mint and feta, turkey with Parmesan and lemon, and pork with ginger, lemongrass, and cilantro.

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Fake-Out Flautas

Jonathan Lovekin

The fake-out part of these bean-filled tortilla snacks is that they're baked, not fried, making them a less-mess option for your Super Bowl party.

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Pigs In a Blanket

Nicole Franzen

If there was an MVP of Super Bowl snacks it would be Pigs in a Blanket. They are a dish everyone loves and expects on game day. Our version uses your favorite fully cooked sausages such as frankfurters, andouille, or chicken sausages, and frozen puff pastry.

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Baked Potato Poppers

Jonathan Lovekin

These crispy potato puffs copy, but far surpass any found in the frozen section of your supermarket. Baked rather than deep-fried, they are perfectly crispy on the outside and meltingly soft on the inside. Our secret? Panko breadcrumbs are essential to the dish's success, providing the crispiest crunch.

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Cheesy Soppressata Pull-Apart Bread

Lennart Weibull

Another candidate for a snack that's sure to go fast, this easy cheesy bread is made using store-bought or homemade pizza dough. Mozzarella and soppressata bring the creamy, meaty touches and hot honey is the final flourish.

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Bacon-Blue Cheese Sandwiches


Blue cheese, bacon, and onion jam come together to create an epic hot sandwich to fuel watching the Super Bowl.

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Mozzarella Sticks

plate of mozzarella sticks
Bryan Gardner

Wow your crowd with homemade mozzarella sticks. They can be breaded and frozen for up to two months in advance, so you're not rushing to the finish line before the party starts.

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Caramelized Mustard-Marmalade Wings

caramelized mustard marmalade chicken
Marcus Nilsson

Rather than spicy buffalo sauce, try this sweet and sharp combination on roasted chicken wings. The sauce is made from whole grain mustard, Dijon mustard, orange marmalade, and cayenne pepper.

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Slow-Cooker Queso

Slow-Cooker Queso recipe
Con Poulos

Ensure that your queso stays ooey-gooey all night long by making it in a slow cooker. Cornstarch helps to bind pepper Jack and American cheese together, and a combination of chopped red onion, sliced jalapeños, and chopped cilantro are game-winning toppings everyone will love.

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Kettle Chip Nachos


We've swapped out tortilla chips for kettle chips and cheddar for gouda and blue cheese in this deliciously unorthodox take on the classic.

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Ham-and-Spinach Dip

Armando Rafael

Whether you serve this creamy Spanish-inspired dip with crackers or fresh peppers, you can't go wrong. Just don't forget the beer!

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Easy Waffle Chips

Bryan Gardner

These salty snacks are always in Martha's starting lineup—in fact, they're one of her all-time favorite potato recipes.

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Beer-Battered Onion Rings

Emily Kate Roemer

Doused in a buttermilk-beer batter, dusted with cayenne, and finished with a spritz of lemon, these homemade onion rings are all we need for game day—or any day, really.

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Test Kitchen's Favorite Buffalo Wings REMOVE if in other gallery

buffalo wings
Johnny Fogg

Our favorite buffalo wings are coated in cornstarch and fried twice before being tossed in a buttery hot sauce. Serve them with the traditional accompaniments—homemade blue cheese dressing, plus carrots and celery sticks—and watch them go fast.

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Fried Macaroni-and-Cheese Bites

David Malosh

Your favorite player is headed straight to the end zone, and you can't help but leap to your feet! But what about that plate of macaroni and cheese that was on your lap seconds ago? To avoid a macaroni mess, try this bite-size fried mac and cheese option.

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Honey-Chipotle Turkey Meatballs

Honey-Chipotle Turkey Meatballs

These sweet-and-spicy bites are a guaranteed touchdown. They're as addicitvely spicy as Buffalo wings and they'll go just as fast.

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White Pizza with Pickled Onions and Peppers

Christopher Testani

The unbeatable combination of soppressata, pickled onions and peppers, fresh parsley, and three kinds of cheese—ricotta, Monterey Jack, and Parmesan—means this pizza is destined to become a new fan favorite. Cut into small slices for a delicious game-day snack.

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Tequila-Lime Chicken Drumsticks

Nicole Franzen

Pair tequila and lime with honey for a power-packed marinade that pulls double duty. Once the drumsticks are done soaking, the marinade is reduced into a delectable glaze on the stove top.

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Lina Kulchinsky's Soft Pretzels

Marcus Nilsson

Make these yeasted pretzels ahead of time, and all you have to do on game day is warm them up and set out mustard and cornichons.

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Spicy Deviled Eggs


For a twist that matches the heat on the field, try spiking classic deviled eggs with roasted red peppers, Dijon mustard, and hot sauce.

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Guacamole Hummus

Con Poulos

Why not combine two crowd favorites into one sensational dip? This will be the first snack to go at your Super Bowl party, we guarantee.

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Spicy Sausage, Bean, and Cheese Nachos


You'll get extra points for creativity when you pass around this nacho masterpiece packed with spicy sausage, creamy beans, vinegary pickled jalapeños, and enough melted cheese to keep all your guests happy.

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Spinach Dip

John von Pamer

While they huddle around this creamy spinach dip, guests won't even realize it's a healthier take on a classic recipe—it's that good!

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Spicy Grilled Shrimp


We're willing to bet that these Thai-inspired seafood skewers will be gobbled up by halftime.

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Sausage-Cheddar Balls

Sausage-Cheddar Balls
John Kernick

Keep your eye on the ball—the sausage-cheddar ball, that is. These bite-size delights might distract you from the game, but they're totally worth it.

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Individual Nachos

Kate Mathis

Want to avoid interference at the snack table? Instead of making one big, shareable nacho plate, offer guests their own individual servings on game day.

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Stuffed Jalapeños


It's time to up your Super Bowl appetizer game. These fiery jalapeños, with their cheesy filling, will score major points at the snack table.

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Crispy Chickpea Snack

roasted chickpeas
Bryan Gardner

Chickpeas aren't exactly a game day staple, but we think they should be. Flavored with garam masala, salt, and pepper they take on the texture of nuts. Don't be surprised if they're gone before kick-off.

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Skillet Chili Nachos

skillet chili nachos
Justin Walker

Tortilla chips and melted cheese is a great combination and this one-dish wonder takes the combination to the next level. Prepare chili the night before the game then layer it between chips, beans, and cheese just before guests arrive.

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Jalapeño Popper Dip

Jalapeno Popper Dip
Johnny Miller

This recipe turns the classic jalapeño popper appetizer into a tasty dip. Roasted chiles and pimiento peppers are the dominant flavors, while cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and sour cream balance out the spicy elements.

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Classic Guacamole

Always a favorite, guacamole is easy to make and requires just a few ingredients. If you like yours chunky, this is the recipe for you.

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