30 Sweet and Savory Super Bowl Finger Food Ideas
Celebrate football's biggest night with these dishes.
If there's one event that always features delicious finger food, it's the Super Bowl. Even though COVID-19 has changed this year's football season, if you're watching with a few select people or celebrating outdoors with a small group, one thing that everyone can agree on is that the right Super Bowl finger food is an easy way to guarantee victory as a spectator. From pigs in a blanket and chicken wings to sliders and skewers, everyone will be rooting for second and third helpings of these finger food recipes for the Super Bowl. A COVID-friendly tip: Place all communal foods—like chips and dip—in single-serve ramekins so no one can double dip. Also, be sure everyone washes their hands before enjoying these delectable finger food ideas.
Super Bowl finger food should be casual, able to sit out at room temperature for a long time, and suitable for a socially distanced group of close family and friends. Our Pull-Apart Pigs in a Blanket are the perfect example of that; they're arranged in a springform pan and baked until golden brown and puffed. Guests can grab as many as they like from the showstopping arrangement—or you can pull them apart and separate them on small plates—don't forget to serve them with a good-quality mustard sauce on the side!
Another Super Bowl finger food staple is Mozzarella Sticks, and our version, pictured here, wins every single time. Sure, you can buy them frozen from a box in the grocery store but what's even more impressive is making them from scratch. All you need to do is bread sliced fresh mozzarella in the usual flour, egg, and breadcrumbs coating, then deep-fry in neutral oil until they're crispy on the outside and perfectly melted on the inside. Complete the dish with marinara sauce (in those aforementioned individual ramekins) for dipping and score cheers all around.
We also have a few sweet Super Bowl finger food recipes. Try our Chewy Brownies or Caramel-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies. Can't decide between the two? How about a decadent dessert? Chocolate-Chip Streusel Brownies layers chocolate chip cookie dough over brownie batter for an indulgent bite. No matter how you're celebrating this year, enjoy the big game with a delicious menu of all-star finger food recipes.
Pull-Apart Pigs in a Blanket
Caramelized Mustard-Marmalade Wings
Loaded Potato Bites
Test Kitchen's Favorite Buffalo Wings
Potato-Chip-and-Pimiento Mini Crab Cakes
Lina Kulchinsky's Soft Pretzels
Creamy Broccoli-Spinach Dip
Serve this lighter, cheese-based dip alongside crudité, chips, or pita bread. It's made with a combination of ricotta and Parmesan cheese, plus a trio of bright green ingredients—broccoli florets, baby spinach leaves, and shredded fresh basil.
Martha's Favorite Onion Rings
Red, White, and Blue Potato Chips
Show off your stars and stripes with these fun and festive homemade potato chips, which make the best Super Bowl finger food.
Caramel-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
Aged-Cheddar and Beer Dip
Beer and cheese go together like peanut butter and jelly. That's why we've combined forces to make one stellar Super Bowl recipe.
Chocolate-Chip Streusel Brownies
Can't decide baking brownies or chocolate chip cookies for your Super Bowl party? Now you don't have to with this two-in-one game day dessert.
Hummus Without Tahini
Instead of the usual tahini (sesame seed paste), we swapped in Greek yogurt, which adds even more creaminess and a hint of tang to this classic appetizer.
Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Orange Glaze
While this could certainly serve as a main course, we think it's just as apt as finger food for your Super Bowl gathering.
Warm Brussels-Sprout Dip
Bacon Potato-Chip Chocolate Cookie
Sweet meets salty in this chocolate chip cookie recipe. We truly can't think of a dessert that's more appropriate for game day than this one.
Greek Layer Dip
Classic Mediterranean ingredients such as feta cheese, kalamata olives, Greek yogurt, cannellini beans, and lots of fresh herbs take center stage in this dip recipe.
Shrimp and Crudite Platter with Two Sauces
How stunning is this platter that offers a little something for everyone? Seafood lovers will go for bite after bite of poached shrimp and vegetarians can dig into an assortment of vegetables and hard-boiled eggs.
Bring bar food classics like potato skins into the comfort of your own home for a Super Bowl party. We top them with sour cream, bacon, two kinds of shredded cheese, and chopped chives.
Yogurt-Marinated Lamb and Chicken Skewers
Even if you're not tailgating outdoors for the Super Bowl, you can still make delicious barbecue at home. These super flavorful ribs—seasoned with thyme, rosemary, sage, fennel, and paprika—are baked until fork-tender and falling off the bone.
Olive-Oil-Fried Potatoes with Aioli
These easy golden potato wedges are a simple Super Bowl finger food that pair well with anything else on your menu.
Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts
Who wouldn't want to enjoy these salty, savory sprouts during the Super Bowl? It's a finger food recipe that we guarantee will disappear faster than you can say "touchdown!"