26 Super Bowl Appetizers That Will Win Big on Game Day

Pigs in a Blanket
Photo: Nicole Franzen

It doesn't matter if you're a football fan—the appetizers served at Super Bowl celebrations are reason enough to celebrate. Kick off the festivities with staples like pigs in a blanket, chicken wings, and nachos, then score a touchdown with fresh dips and more innovative bites, like skewers and crab croquettes. We don't know who will win the game, but we're certain about this: Our favorite Super Bowl appetizer recipes are sure to draw cheers.

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Three-Cheese Artichoke-and-Sun-Dried-Tomato Dip

three-cheese artichoke-and-sun-dried-tomato dip
Lennart Weibull

Cream cheese, Colby Jack, and Parmesan come together in a dish that will delight fromage fans. Chopped marinated artichoke hearts and sun-dried tomatoes add texture and flavor to this hearty hot dip.

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Pull-Apart Pigs in a Blanket

Pull-Apart Pigs in a Blanket
Kirsten Francis

Our two-ingredient Super Bowl starter calls for store-bought pizza dough and hot dogs. You'll also need a springform pan for baking the pigs; it's the key to the pull-apart presentation. Serve with spicy sriracha mayonnaise for an extra touchdown.

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Marinated Peppers with Mint and Sesame

Marinated Peppers With Mint and Sesame on blue cutting board
Lennart Weibull

Round out your cheesy, meaty appetizer selection with these bright, fresh marinated bell peppers. You can make them up to three days ahead of the big game.

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Pull-Apart Sliders

pull-apart sliders
The Morrisons

This recipe makes 12 sliders, but is easy to double—and that's our recommendation, since these ground beef bites are sure to go fast on game day. The patties are cooked under the broiler and paired with American cheese and Hawaiian sweet rolls.

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Spanish Chorizo Balls

Spanish Chorizo Balls recipe
Con Poulos

A little spicy, a little saucy, and super flavorful, these mini meatballs are made with a combination of ground pork and fresh chorizo, plus onions, red peppers, tomato sauce, and orange juice.

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Caramelized Mustard-Marmalade Wings

caramelized mustard marmalade chicken
Marcus Nilsson

Chicken wings are an essential Super Bowl appetizer. This recipe tosses them in a sweet and sharp mixture of orange marmalade, whole-grain mustard, and Dijon mustard for finger-lickin' good flavor.

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Skillet Chili Nachos

skillet chili nachos
Justin Walker

Take nachos—the ultimate Super Bowl appetizer—to the next level by topping them with our Easy Beef Chili, plus black beans and shredded cheddar cheese. The dish is cooked in a cast-iron skillet until warm and bubbling.

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Korean Fried Chicken Wings

korean chicken wings
Johnny Fogg

Looking for a departure from the usual buffalo chicken wings? Try these wings, which are tossed with soy sauce, Sriracha, garlic, ginger, light-brown sugar, and apple cider vinegar.

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Loaded Baked-Potato Dip

game day appetizer loaded potato dip with chips
Kana Okada

Inspired by the indulgent side dish, this tasty appetizer is made with sour cream, cheddar cheese, scallions, and bacon.

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Kettle-Chip Nachos


This Super Bowl appetizer swaps out the usual tortilla chips for crunchy kettle chips. They're topped with a creamy cheese sauce made with cream cheese, blue cheese, and shredded Gouda.

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Ham-and-Cheese Flatbread

alsatian flatbread topped with flat-leaf parsley
Gieves Anderson

Use store-bought flatbread for this easy appetizer recipe that's perfect for serving during the Super Bowl. The topping is ricotta cheese, shredded fontina, and thinly sliced ham.

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Pigs in a Blanket

Nicole Franzen

A must-make for any Super Bowl party, our go-to pigs in a blanket recipe calls for wrapping fully-cooked sausages in puff pastry. Bake until golden brown—and watch them disappear fast.

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Sriracha-Buffalo Chicken Wings


Like your Buffalo wings extra spicy? Then this is the recipe for you. Wings are tossed in Sriracha and the vinegar-chile sauce adds just enough of a twist to feel fresh while staying true to all the beloved characteristics of the addictive game day staple. Don't forget the blue cheese and celery sticks.

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Classic Guacamole


Score a touchdown at your Super Bowl festivities with this favorite appetizer. Our go-to recipe is made with avocados, fresh lime juice, tomatoes, jalapeño peppers, garlic, and cilantro.

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Loaded Potato Bites

loaded potato bites outtakes
Kana Okada

Love baked potatoes? Then you'll adore this bite-sized recipe. Peewee potatoes are boiled, then smashed and roasted, and topped with sour cream, cheddar cheese, scallions, and bacon.

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Queso Fundido

spicy queso fundido
Pernille Loof

We're taking the classic cheese dip to new flavorful heights with this recipe. It's made with a combination of fresh goat cheese and mozzarella, plus serrano and poblano chile peppers.

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Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Melon

Marcus Nilsson

Salty Italian prosciutto shines when paired with sweet, juicy melon. It's a simple and delicious appetizer to serve at a Super Bowl party.

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Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

bacon wrapped brussels sprouts
Bryan Gardner

Bacon meets Brussels and the result is irresistible. Be sure to serve these bites warm from the oven—and watch them disappear.

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Aged-Cheddar and Beer Dip

aged-cheddar and beer dip
Ryan Liebe

There's more than just Cheddar in this dip—it's a cheese triple threat made with cream cheese and Gruyère as well as extra-sharp Cheddar. Lager, Worcestershire sauce, and Dijon mustard add extra bite.

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Creamy Broccoli-Spinach Dip

creamy broccoli spinach dip
Julia Gartland

An easy appetizer for this year's Super Bowl, this vegetarian dip is served at room temperature, so it's a smart addition to your party menu.

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Red, White, and Blue Potato Chips

Red, White, and Blue Potato Chips
Noe Dewitt

Take the party to the next level with these homemade potato chips. They're perfect for serving with any of our party-ready dips.

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Hot-Crab and Pimiento-Cheese Spread

Lennart Weibull

Two Southern staples—hot crab dip and pimiento cheese—are combined into one epic spread for an impressive and delicious appetizer.

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Marinated Mozzarella


Dress up mozzarella with fresh thyme, rosemary, oregano, and red pepper flakes for an easy, crowd-pleasing appetizer you can make ahead.

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Chorizo, Parsnip, and Olive Bites

Bryan Gardner

Easy to make and easy to eat, these skewers combine slices of roasted parsnips with pitted green olives and sliced chorizo.

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Crab Croquettes

crab croquettes
Bobbi Lin

Score big with these poppable croquettes made with potato and fresh lump crabmeat. They're loaded with flavor thanks to minced shallots, red bell pepper, cumin, and cilantro.

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Yogurt Dip with Crudites and Chips

Aya Brackett

One of the fastest apps we know, this creamy dip is made with Greek yogurt, za'atar, and grated garlic. Simply stir them together and prep the crudités—and you'll be ready for kickoff.

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