The Best Super Bowl Recipes – If there is one thing die-hard football fans and halftime show enthusiasts can agree on, it’s that snacks on the big game day are a priority. These easy Super Bowl recipes are insanely good and add to the thrill of the day.
I don’t know about you, but Super Bowl Sunday is almost as big a deal as Thanksgiving in my family. Everyone gathers around to watch the game, hang out, and (most importantly) eat! Fortunately, entertaining in style is easy with these crowd-pleasing dishes.
I like to serve an assortment of foods for game day, from fun drinks and finger foods to tailgate classics and irresistible sweets. There’s something for everyone on this list, and I’m betting you can put together your entire Super Bowl menu here. 😅
Without doing a ton of research on the question, I think most people would answer wings. Wings and football are practically synonymous, so I never skip them when the Super Bowl rolls around.
You don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen with the game on, which is why I’ve selected dishes and snacks that come together quickly. Most of these dishes take 30 minutes or less to make. Game on! 🙌
Beer is usually a go-to Super Bowl beverage, but there are a lot of other things you can whip up, too. I like to make a fun fruity punch for the kids and non-drinkers. But you can also do cocktails that match your team’s colors for a little extra team spirit. I have a few good options on this list for you to check out.
Super Bowl Finger Food Recipes
1. Buffalo Chicken Wings
Crispy, tender chicken wings slathered in a classic spicy Buffalo sauce are a football tradition. These Buffalo wings are baked, which makes for easier cooking and cleanup, too! Whip up a double batch to feed a crowd and watch them disappear. Don’t forget to serve some refreshing homemade ranch dressing and/or blue cheese dressing on the side.
2. Baked Jerk Chicken Wings
If you’re feeling like something extra special, make these baked wings with jerk sauce. It’s a Caribbean treat that is remarkably tasty. They’re baked to crispy perfection, and the tropical spice rub complements the juicy, moist chicken beautifully. Serve them up with some Cajun sweet potato fries and grilled coconut corn to make a meal of them.
3. Baked Chicken Tenders
Tender on the inside and crispy on the outside, these chicken tenders are easy to grab, dip, and devour. A seasoned breading makes them extra delicious. Serve them up with plenty of sauces like homemade BBQ sauce or homemade honey mustard sauce.
4. Fried Catfish Nuggets
This bite-sized Southern classic is a game-day favorite at my house. Tender, flaky catfish wrapped up in a crispy fried shell is pure bliss. Plate ’em with some homemade tartar sauce and lemon wedges. And don’t forget a refreshing pitcher of lemonade to wash them down.
5. Coconut Shrimp
Dip fresh shrimp in a flavorful coconut batter, roll them in a bread crumb, coconut flake, and spice concoction, and then fry them to golden perfection. These babies always fly off the plate. Complement the tropical flavors with a side of pineapple salsa or some Caribbean pepper sauce for dipping.
6. Pigs in a Blanket
This is probably my all-time favorite finger food. Just thinking about the spicy sausage, wrapped in flaky dough and brushed with a special sauce, makes my mouth water. The Everything bagel seasoning on top is the icing on the cake here. Turn finger foods into a meal if you’d like by adding classic sides to the menu, like fries and coleslaw.
7. Beer Battered Onion Rings
Crispy and savory on the outside, tender and sweet on the inside, there’s just something about onion rings that is insanely addictive. For dipping, I like to serve beer cheese dip or homemade mayo. They really let the onion flavor shine.
8. Smoked Deviled Eggs
Sweet, tangy, and spicy yolk fills these boiled eggs, which take a quick trip to the smoker. The added smoky flavor makes this classic finger food something extraordinary. Make them extra comforting by sprinkling them with homemade Creole seasoning and smoked bacon crumbles.
9. Pizza Rolls
This fun appetizer is a cross between pepperoni pizza and garlic bread. It tastes fantastic, and they look super cute, too. Wrap ’em, bake ’em, and then serve ’em with some pizza-inspired dips like white pizza sauce or bolognese sauce.
10. Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers
There’s no way anyone can turn down these thrilling one-biters! A creamy filling nestles inside the spicy jalapenos, which are then wrapped in bacon and baked to crisp perfection. It’s a symphony of flavors and textures. You could even make jalapenos the theme of the night by serving up some pineapple jalapeño corn muffins and deviled eggs with bacon and jalapeños.
Super Bowl Sandwich Recipes
11. Ham and Cheese Sliders
Simple and satisfying, these meaty, cheesy sandwiches are usually the first to disappear on game day. The light and fluffy bun probably has something to do with it. Go all out and make some Hawaiian sweet rolls for them, and then they’ll pair beautifully with a refreshing bowl of pineapple cucumber salad.
12. Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes
These generously seasoned sandwiches call for ground beef, onions, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce for a classic sloppy Joe taste. It’s tailgate perfection everyone will love. Add a crispy side of plantain chips or taro chips to balance out the textures of the meal.
13. Smoked Pulled Pork Sliders
Sliders and football are a match made in tastebud heaven. These smoked pulled pork sliders are next level, though—sweet, smoky pork topped with crunchy coleslaw on a fluffy bun. You can’t eat just one.
14. Cuban Sandwich
“Cubanos,” as they’re sometimes called, are grilled ham and cheese sandwiches with plenty of dill pickle in the mix. It’s savory, tangy, and ultra-satisfying. Plus, it’s easy to make on a busy game day. Serve them up with seasoned fries or yuca fries and roast garlic aioli.
15. Shrimp Po’Boy Sandwich
Crispy shrimp on a fluffy hoagie, loaded with fresh lettuce and tomato, is always a refreshing choice. The remoulade sauce it’s drizzled with really ties everything together. Make it a main course by serving up a few simple sides like Southern cheese straws and baked crispy potato wedges.
16. Grilled BBQ Bacon Burgers
Grilled burgers are another game-day classic. If you want to do burgers, definitely try these mind-blowingly good BBQ bacon burgers. While the grill is hot, cook some grilled onions and potato wedges. They’re the perfect sides to this juicy burger.
Super Bowl Chips and Dips
17. Buffalo Chicken Dip
Creamy, spicy, and chickeny, this dip could pass for a main course. It’s ridiculously flavorful and handles just about any kind of dipper. I love it spread over breads like beer bread or a slice of toasted homemade garlic bread.
18. Chicken Nachos
Spicy and beautiful, this is one of those sharing dishes that is just plain fun to eat. It’s cheesy, with loads of chicken and crunchy nachos, a kick of heat, and the tang of sour cream to cool you off after. I love washing these down with a passion fruit margarita or a mango margarita because the sweet and acidic notes are an ideal pairing.
19. Easy Guacamole
I call this my famous guacamole recipe because everyone who’s tried it has asked me for the recipe. It’s creamy and packed with the most delicious, vibrant flavors. Serve it with chips or use it as a topping for twice-fried plantains, aka tostones or quesadillas.
20. Pico de Gallo + Homemade Tortilla Chips
Honestly, who doesn’t love pico de gallo? It’s refreshing, spicy, and absolutely party-worthy. My family usually downs it in hefty scoops with homemade tortilla chips, but you could also use it as toppings to other party foods. Try it atop taquitos or enchiladas, for example.
21. Homemade Pita Chips
With so much dip action going on, you’ll need plenty of chips. Homemade pita chips are crunchy, filling, and a nice addition to the menu for a little variety. Serve them with any dip you love. Two of my favorites are bean dip and hummus.
22. Spinach Artichoke Dip
Homemade spinach artichoke dip just blows the store-bought stuff right out of the water. It’s creamy, cheesy, and incredibly indulgent. Serve it with homemade soft pretzels or baked plantain chips FTW.
Super Bowl Sweets
23. Tropical Fruit Salad
With a table full of goodies, fruit salad is a refreshing, healthy option to add to your menu come game day. The vibrant colors of the fruit are gorgeous, and the lemon, passion fruit, and guava dressing are out of this world. Serve it with a tropical sangria and some homemade whipped cream.
24. Banana Fritters
These crispy, flavorful fritters simply melt in your mouth. Talk about bite-sized bliss. They go great with ice cream for dessert, especially rum raisin pineapple ice cream. Or, you could serve them with a warm cup of ginger tea after the post-game excitement dies down.
25. Mini Pecan Pies
Finger foods for dessert? Why, yes. Don’t mind if I do! These tiny versions of the legendary pecan pie will make your guests swoon.
26. Chocolate Chip Blondies
Rich, sweet, and chewy with just crisp edges, these blondies are divine. They’re easy to whip up, too, which is a big plus. Serve them alongside other handheld desserts, if you please, like snowball cookies and coconut drop cookies.
27. Coconut Macaroons
These chewy sweets are a pleasure to eat. The texture is beautiful, and the chocolate drizzle complements the coconut like nothing else. Since they’re a breeze to make, I usually like to feature them alongside other tropical desserts like mango fool and no-bake key lime mango coconut cheesecake pie.
Super Bowl Recipes for Drinks
28. Sorrel Drink
Refreshing and absolutely beautiful, this deep red hibiscus drink is ultra refreshing. Serve it up to cool off the palate after all those spicy wings. It also goes great with fruity desserts like banana cream pie or rum-glazed pineapple.
29. Southern Sweet Tea
The Super Bowl may be a nationwide event, but everyone could use a little Southern comfort in their hand if you ask me. Southern sweet tea is a refreshing pick-me-up to go with all the game-day goodies, from fried chicken to smoked turkey wings.
30. Jungle Juice
If you want a drink that packs an alcoholic punch and can serve a large crowd, jungle juice is where it’s at. It’s tasty, easy, and boozy. Serve it with pulled pork eggrolls or air-fryer coconut shrimp. You’re going to want some food on your stomach before you down a glass of this stuff. 😜
31. Rum Punch
This drink is sweet, tropical, and vibrant. It’s one of my favorite drinks for special occasions, and the Super Bowl is no exception. You can make it for your family or a crowd because adjusting the proportions is easy. Offer it up with any of the foods on this list, or try something else. Sometimes, I serve it with lighter snacks like cucumber sandwiches or chicken tortilla pinwheels.
With a list like this, a Super Bowl party that is as exciting as it is delicious is easy to achieve. Choose a few faves from each category, and you’ll have a full menu of food, drinks, and desserts that will be as memorable as the game itself. Go team home cooks! 🙌