But before we dig into this gorgeous stack of mouthwatering Super Bowl appetizers ideas… what exactly is Super Bowl? The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the NFL (National Football League).
Are you going to watch the game? Maybe you just enjoy making food and bites (I totally understand, same here) and you need more inspiration this year: this lovely game day roundup scores big time. From chicken wings to sliders, beef tenderloin wraps to smoked salmon roll-ups… these Super Bowl appetizers will keep you and your friends satisfied for hours on end!
Preparing the ultimate Game Day Feast at home? Then look no further: here are some of my most favorite super bowl appetizers and they are insanely good!
20 (Insanely Good) Super Bowl Appetizers
1) Taco Pizzas (Living Well Mom)
Well I have a confession to make first. I have to admit that my very first ideas about the perfect Super Bowl appetizers definitely contained pizza, and tacos. What else. But have you ever thought of combining the two? No? Well then here is an awesome appetizer idea for you to try out: these lavish taco pizzas by the very talented Erika: food blogger and mom of four behind Living Well Mom. And I don’t need a glass ball to know that you are going to like them.
Just one look at the ingredients list makes me salivate instantly: crescent roll dough, sour cream, ground beef, cheddar cheese, taco seasoning… Oh my goodness, do you want me to go on? I think you got the picture right there. Definitely one of my favorite Super Bowl appetizers this year! Thanks Erika!
2) Chili Lime Baked Chicken Wings (A Spicy Perspective)
And if you say, pizza and tacos! Then obviously chicken drumsticks or chicken wings also follow. That’s for a fact. And when I’m going to throw a good old fashioned game night party, then I want some ssssspicy food to be there as well. Goes very well with a cold crisp beer, needless to say! That’s why I love to make these delicious baked chili chicken wings with lime by Sommer Collier, behind the gorgeous recipe website called A Spicy Perspective.
What I love the most about these wings? The heat coming from the chili. And what I also adore: that dark brown sear on those wings because the honey marinade starts to caramelise. At first I thught that they were grilled on a barbecue! No, these lovely chicken wings are baked in the oven. Sounds like a homerun to me already! Yummers. Thank Sommer!
3) Bacon Brie & Cranberry Sliders (The Brewer & The Baker)
God almighty, this Super Bowl appetizers article is getting funkier by the minute! And it’s making me hungrier by the second also. It’s a couple of hours still until dinner while I’m writing this. Sure I won’t make it unharmed until then without a snack now.
Whatcha think of these superb looking sliders! Well I love burgers, and for that reason these mini versions are always a hit. Especially the classic cheese burger sliders.
But this time I thought I would look for a foxy alternative. And I found them: look at these bacon and brie sliders with cranberry sauce! Credits for this beauty go to Shawnda and Jason behind The Brewer & The Baker. Just look at that melted brie cheese running down that crisp bacon… Perfection. Dig in, I can’t wait to try these out. Thanks Shawnda and Jason!
4) Cheesy Dijon Sausage Cups (Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen)
Of course my list of Super Bowl appetizers has to include an appetizer by Melissa Sperka! She is one of the food blogger I follow very closely. Why? Because all the recipes she shares with lucky us are in one word fantastic. Check her foodie website right now, you will thank me later: Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen.
OK, back to our Super Bowl appetizers for now. Here’s a crunchy appetizer you certainly don’t want to miss out on: Melissa’s cheesy dijon sausage cups! I love the use of wonton wrappers here to make the crunchy cups: see how gorgeous they come out of that muffin tin in the end! Great idea by the way, to use that as a mould to make the cups. Just fill them up with some breakfast sausage, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, mustard and chives. Excellent. What a gorgeous lookingSuper Bowl appetizer! Thanks Melissa, as always.
5) Thai Fish Cakes (June d’Arville)
Maybe you are looking for a different bit, something more exotic to lighten up the burgers, pizzas and sausages. Then I just have what you are looking for: my Thai fish cakes!
These fish cakes are easy and fast to prepare with almost any type of fish you like. Plus they are salty, spicy and zesty. I just love that touch of the fresh ginger and red curry paste here. And I can put your mind at easy right away: yes, these Thai fish cakes taste sublime in combination with that chilled beer you’re holding in your hand there!
Here’s a little idea if you need more inspiration: you can also make fish balls of this Asian fish batter instead of the patties or cakes like I prepared. And serve the fish balls with a couple of skewers on the side. They will surely look cute. Enjoy.
6) Baked Garlic Parmesan Potato Wedges (Le Creme de la Crumb)
Hey let’s not forget the carbs here! I am a huge fan of fries, but I feel the same way about potato wedges. Who doesn’t love potato wedges! And I find just what I need right here: these garlic and parmesan cheese baked potato wedges are to die for. No doubt about that.
I found this awesome recipe at Le Creme de la Crumb, a foodie website run by photographer, cook, mom and semi professional taco eater Tiffany. Love that description. She suggests a blue cheese dressing dipping sauce with freshly chopped parsley for these potato wedges and that sounds like music to my ears. I wouldn’t mind serving these wedges as a side for a juicy steak in the very near future.
Oh and by the way, did you realise that this recipe is a great vegetarian appetizer! Booyah!
7) Sweet & Spicy Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots (The Cookie Rookie)
Well I’ve served the classic bacon wrapped dates before as an appetizer on dinner parties. But I was sure that there were also lots of alternatives that taste just as good. What do you think about these sweet and spicy bacon wrapped tater tots by Becky Hardin!
I visit Becky’s website The Cookie Rookie quite a lot. She’s got some very creative recipe ideas up her sleeve. Plus her website looks just stunning, worth checking out!
Back to these bacon wrapped tater tots again: they are very easy and fast to prepare. And it sounds like a fun recipe to make with kids! I also like the simple sugar and cayenne pepper seasoning, I’m sure that it is a great match for the bacon. Lovely with a mayo or ketchup dipping sauce. Thanks Becky for the idea!
8) Teriyaki Meatballs (Mom On Time Out)
A roundup of delicious Super Bowl appetizers without mentioning meatballs? Not happening. I love a good classic meatball for appetizers, with a simple mustard or caesar dressing dipping sauce. But I thought I should come out of my comfort zone and find a great meatball appetizer recipe with a twist… an Asian twist if possible!
These teriyaki meatballs here are right up my alley! I found them at Mom On Time Out, the recipe website of Trish Rosenquist. She makes the meatballs from scratch, bakes them in the oven and then tosses them in extra teriyaki sauce. Put them on a plate, put a skewer in them and sprinkle with sliced spring onions and sesame seeds. How cute these meatballs look!
Definitely on my to try list from now on, thanks Trish!
9) Soft Tacos with Tuna & Pico De Gallo Salsa (June d’Arville)
One hour is all it takes to bake and stuff these homemade soft tacos! Fill them up with tuna, avocado and pico de gallo salsa… Yum! It looks way more complicated than it is. Make the dough, assemble the tuna and tomato salads, roll out the dough and bake the tacos.
Easy one. I really thought I would need much more time because this recipe looks far more difficult. You can make whatever salads you want, even go vegetarian.
Love to serve these as a good appetizer bite but it’s also a great dinner idea if you got some guests. You can prepare the tacos and the different toppings all in advance and everyone is free to assemble the tacos the way they like.
Great party food for hungry tummies!
10) Chinatown Ribs (Great Eight Friends)
Ribs, glorious ribs! How awesome is it to nibble on some ribs to get as much meat off that bone as possible. And sure ribs go very well with a good chilled beer. What marinade do you prefer when you prepare or order ribs? I like a sticky sweet one. And that’s exactly what I find in these Chinatown ribs over at Great Eight Friends! This website is run by a group of 8 foodie friends, love their story about how cooking brought them together!
Look at the ingredients list: hoisin sauce, soy sauce, ketchup, hot sauce, Chinese five spice. Love every single flavor. I can definitely see them come together for these ribs! So instead of prepping ribs for dinner, why not slice them up and serve them as a little caveman style appetizer! These will rock on you Super Bowl appetizers party…
11) Grilled Veggie Skewers with Chimichurri Sauce (Minimalist Baker)
Do you feel like you need a break from the abundance of meat I just suggested! I can definitely understand. Well have I got good news for you! Because here is a delicious eye catcher you are most certainly going to adore, and so will you guests and party friends!
I’m talking about these very colorful grilled veggie skewers drizzled with chimichurri sauce. Credits for this work of art go to Dana who is behind Minimalist Baker. I love the mix of colourful vegetables here: sweet potato, bell peppers, red onion, portobello mushrooms and fresh corn.
I would make these skewers a little smaller as an appetizer. Dana suggests to serve them with a fresh chimichurri sauce or a barbecue sauce. I’m all ears!
12) Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms (Basil And Bubbly)
Who doesn’t love stuffed mushrooms. I like to serve them as an appetizer because stuffed mushrooms are very easy to make ahead of time and all you have to do once your guests have arrived, is pop them in a hot oven and that’s really it.
You can add just any stuffing you want. Which also makes these a great vegetarian appetizer if you want to keep it veggie. However I wanted some ballsy flavors this time like the classic bacon and cheese. And that’s what I get with these bacon stuffed mushrooms by Marianne behind Basil And Bubbly.
Mushrooms, cream cheese, crunchy crisp bacon and parmesan cheese. You got a deal. Rich, decadent and creamy: my kind of appetizer! Thanks Marianne!
13) Spinach & Artichoke Dip Party Squares (The Kitchen is My Playground)
Well we all know how delicious a spinach and artichoke dip can be! Have you ever prepared one before? You should, I love it! Here’s a highly creative twist though on that classic that caught my eye… Look at these spinach and artichoke dip party squares! I found this recipe at The Kitchen is My Playground, the recipe website of very talented food blogger Tracey Harrelson.
You might have a déjà-vu feeling here: these squares are also made with crescent roll dough, just like the taco pizza on top of this page. What an awesome idea! Other ingredients for the dip: artichoke hearts, spinach, water chestnuts, mayo, sour cream and grated cheese. Definitely nothing there that me or my guests won’t like, these squares really intrigue me!
Thanks a ton Tracey for the inspiration!
14) Easy One Pot Game Day Chili (Pass Me Some Tasty)
Your Super Bowl appetizers don’t always have to wait for takers on a table or kitchen counter. Why not keep a pan of simmering stewing hot goodies on the stove? Something that can stand hours of cooking and tastes even better they after! I can hear yet another great make ahead recipe coming up… Allow me to introduce this easy one pot game day chili by Shannon, gluten-free recipe maker, photo taker and food blogger behind Pass Me Some Tasty.
This chili has it all: ground beef, beans, tomatoes and a bunch of spices. I really like the idea of adding pumpkin here! Get that picture? A large pot of this chunky chili on the stove all day and everyone just scoops a portion of chili in a big bowl whenever they feel like it. Yes indeed. That’s an awesome idea. Thanks Shannon!
15) Beef Tenderloin Wraps (Use Real Butter)
I love food. And one of my all time favorites is a good old steak. So I started thinking about a funky Super Bowl appetizer with cold steak. I would usually go for an Italian classic called vitello tonnato but then with steak.
Only problem here is that the tuna sauce might dry out while it sits on your dinner table or kitchen counter for too long. Guess what: problem solved, since I stumbled upon this heavenly beauty. Beef tenderloin wraps with hoisin sauce and spring onion by Use Real Butter! Credits behind this website and recipe go to Jennifer Yu, a freelance nature and food photographer.
You will love these wraps. They are a great Super Bowl appetizer but I can also see them on one of my summer garden parties next July! Check out this recipe, a perfect make ahead appetizer!
16) Smoked Salmon Roll-Ups with creamy Lemon Dill Spread (Chew Out Loud)
Need a break again from the stack of meat I just summed up? I can absolutely understand that. Well I got news for you! Because here is yet another delicious eye catcher you are most certainly going to adore, and so will you guests and party friends! No meat this time but smoked salmon, crowd pleaser number one! I’m talking about these very pretty smoked salmon roll-ups with a creamy lemon dill spread.
I found this recipe over at Chew Out Loud, the website of Amy and her husband! Main ingredients you need for these lovely roll-ups: cream cheese, dill, spinach, smoked salmon and tortilla wraps. Cool thing is: one of my friends is gluten intolerant so I can make this one gluten free by using gluten free tortillas! Awesome, she will adore these smoked salmon bites. Thanks Amy and hubby!
17) Deep Fried Nacho Shrimp (June d’Arville)
Here’s an appetizer you have to make on the spot. A la minute like the French say: my crispy crunchy deep fried shrimp with ketchup!
I simply love that chunky crisp coat on those shrimp. My secret? Use crumbled nachos instead of breadcrumbs or panko! And believe me, it works like a charm.
The shrimp are so delicious. They don’t need a lot of cooking, a handful of minutes is all you need. And that’s why these shrimp are still very juicy and moist on the inside. Crunchy on the outside. Need I say more? Delicious!
You will adore these deep fried shrimp. Serve with the dipping sauce you like, I like these shrimp simply with ketchup on the side. Dig in…
18) Melted Mozzarella Caprese Crostini Toasts (Foodie Crush)
Tomato and mozzarella. I’m sure that you love this combo as much as I do! No salad this time but cute little crostini toasts: check out these adorable melted mozzarella caprese crostini toasts by Foodie Crush! Foodie and blogger Heidi is behind this gorgeous bite.
It’s got everything I love: cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, mozzarella cheese, prosciutto and balsamic glaze.
Divide the cheese and tomatoes over sliced French baguette, grill until the mozzarella has melted and then garnish the crostini toasts with the remaining prosciutto, basil and balsamic glaze.
How great does that sound! Lovely appetizer idea, thanks Heidi!
19) Fried Ravioli (Lil’ Luna)
Here’s another on the spot appetizer, straight from the deep fryer. Fried ravioli! I have stumbled upon this appetizer idea before but I actually never prepared it. This fried ravioli recipe by Lil’ Luna is right up my alley and I definitely have to try this one out next time. Credits go to mom of six Kristyn!
It’s quite a straight forward appetizer recipe: ingredients you need are store bought ravioli with filling of your choice, buttermilk, breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese. Coat the ravioli with the buttermilk and breadcrumbs, deep fry them and sprinkle the fried ravioli right before serving with grated cheese. Just lovely.
I’d go for a lovely roasted tomato salsa as a dipping sauce for this one. Thanks Kristyn!
20) Roasted Sweet Potato Rounds with Guacamole and Bacon (The Roasted Root)
Bet you have been waiting to find guacamole somewhere in these Super Bowl appetizers, right! Well here it is, and it’s far more than the classic guacamole dipping sauce and nachos we all know very well. Look at this beauty: roasted sweet potato rounds with guacamole and bacon. Sounds like I saved the best for last!
Credits for this recipe go to The Roasted Root and more specifically to Julia Mueller who is the recipe developer and photographer behind it all. I love the idea of using sweet potato instead of bread or crostini. Very creative and it gives these bits a very rustic look.
And the guacamole and bacon on top? Needless to say that no one ever said no to that treat, right. What’s not to love. Thanks Julia!
So that was it! My 20 favorite Super Bowl appetizers roundup. And I truly hope you enjoyed every single one of them. Well we got the food sorted out already. But what about Super Bowl drinks then?
I was going to include a couple of Super Bowl drinks as well but then in the end I thought that the best companion for these Super Bowl appetizers would be a heavenly crisp beer. Don’t you agree? Am I right or am I right?! A lavish cold beer is I think the best drink to wash down all that ballsy pub grub food and Super Bowl appetizers you find below.
Just in case you want a couple of extra ideas, then check out these 9 Super Bowl drinks for beer haters! Cheers and enjoy the game…