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Super Bowl Party Food Ideas

When your eats are touchdown-worthy, it does not remember who wins or loses!

Watching the Super Bowl (February 11, 2024) makes us greater ravenous. Maybe it’s observing the athletes hustle, all the irritated yelling at the TV we’re doing, or the nail-biting nervousness we have over who’s going to win…whatever it is, if this sounds like you too, do not go away matters up to chance this year.

Instead, make this yr a winner with lots of Super Bowl-friendly meals to preserve you going the complete recreation (or at least till the halftime-show). These Super Bowl birthday celebration apps, snacks, desserts, and extra will make positive you and your friends don’t go hungry this year. From dips to sliders, wings to desserts, your tailgate (or home-gate) is sure to have you feeling like you scored a touchdown.

And did we point out how handy they are? We recognize no longer everyone’s bought the staying power to construct mini appetizers, and luckily, you don’t have to. When we’re quick on time, we love the trick of making one giant sandwich out of a Bundt pan, making a casserole out of classics like chili puppies or tater tots, or throwing collectively a massive pot of chili that every person can enjoy. There’s additionally nothing less difficult than nachos, however even some thing easy like chips with queso is a traditional for a reason. Grab some disposable serving ware, and you’ll be party-ready in no time.

Hosts with the most, don’t fret! We’ve bought heaps of bite-size choices for you too, from Buffalo wings to the ever-popular pigs in a blanket. Nothing screams Super Bowl like sliders, and ours assume outdoor the box, from Philly cheesesteak to French dip to a pull-apart cheeseburger. Speaking of outdoor the box, we’re additionally tremendously obsessed with unconventional egg rolls. Our new favourite is crammed with meatball sub ingredients, and makes for the ideal handheld birthday celebration food.

When you virtually choose to impress, we propose going with some thing football-shaped—truly, is there something cuter? We’ve acquired a loaded soccer cheese ball, a pigskin in a blanket, a pepperoni football, and a kale-artichoke bread bowl here, however we’re additionally in particular fond of it in dessert form. Check out our soccer brownies, cupcakes, cookies, or soccer cake to see why.

Want even extra sport day options? Now you’ve obtained the meals all set, don’t neglect about Super Bowl drinks too!

tater tot casserole with ground beef, corn, and cheddar cheesePHOTO: ERIK BERNSTEIN; FOOD STYLING: MAKINZE GORE

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Tater Tot Casserole

Midwesterner or not, this tater tot casserole will become a weekly staple meal in your home because it’s easy and reliable. Sure, it sounds ideal for the kiddos, but your inner child will be scooping seconds.

Get the Tater Tot Casserole recipe.

circles of crispy potatoes with melted cheese, bacon and dollops of sour creamPHOTO: ANDREW BUI; FOOD STYLING: BROOKE CAISON

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Potato Skin Bites

We took the classic app down a size by turning coin-sized potato slices into crispy bites ready to be topped with all your favorite loaded toppings. Whether you’re looking for an easier version of the loaded app or need to serve a big crowd this Super Bowl, these bites are the answer.

Get the Potato Skin Bites recipe.

waffle fries layered on a sheet pan topped with nashville hot chicken, cheese, pickles, and slawPHOTO: RACHEL VANNI; FOOD STYLING: MAKINZE GORE

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Nashville Hot Chicken Fries

Nashville hot chicken meets waffle fries (these are the best) meets nachos for this ultimate sheet-pan party food mash-up. It’s crispy and cheesy with a spiciness that flushes your cheeks, prickles your throat, and is impossible to stop eating.

Get the Nashville Hot Chicken Fries recipe.

layered dip with refried beans, sour cream, guacamole, cheese, tomatoes black olives, and lettuce in a clear dishPHOTO: ANDREW BUI; FOOD STYLING: MAKINZE GORE

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Best-Ever 7-Layer Dip

This truly has everything we could ever want in a dip: refried beans, homemade guacamole, salsa, sour cream, and cheese (😍) all topped with fresh veggies for an added crunch. You’ll never buy the store-bought version again after trying this homemade dip.

Get the Best-Ever 7-Layer Dip recipe.

nachos topped with flaming hot cheetos, black beans, jalapenos and cilantroPHOTO: DOAA ELKADY; FOOD STYLING: TAYLOR ANN SPENCER

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Flaming Hot Nachos

We took sheet-pan nachos and gave them the flamin’ hot treatment—and we don’t just mean making them spicy, either. Instead, we amped them up with the zest, zing, and delicate heat of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. 😍

Get the Flaming Hot Nachos recipe.

baked chicken wings with buffalo saucePHOTO: DOAA ELKADY; FOOD STYLING: BROOKE CAISON

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Classic Buffalo Wings

To save time (and avoid missing the game!), skip the fried wings this year and make these baked Buffalo wings instead. They’re so much easier while still giving you a deliciously crispy, saucy, and caramelized result.

Get the Classic Buffalo Wings recipe.

dipping a soft pretzel into a pot of beer cheese topped with chivesPHOTO: JOSEPH DE LEO; FOOD STYLING: MAKINZE GORE

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Beer Cheese

Creamy and warm dips are required on any game day, but if you really want to start the party, put out a pot of beer cheese. Spiked with lager and Dijon mustard, this smooth and glossy cheese dip will be devoured by tailgaters everywhere.

Get the Beer Cheese recipe.

tater tots in a mason jar layered with sour cream, cheese, bacon, and chivesPHOTO: ANDREW BUI; FOOD STYLING: BROOKE CAISON

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Tailgate Tots

If you’re looking for the cutest (and easiest) Super Bowl snack, look no further than these tailgate tots. See—they even sound cute! Tailgate food can be tricky—you want it to be fun, creative, and most importantly: easy to eat while watching the game. These tots do all of the above, and more.

Get the Tailgate Tots recipe.

football field decorated layered dip with refried beans, sour cream, pico de gallo, guacamole, and quesoPHOTO: ERIK BERNSTEIN; FOOD STYLING: BROOKE CAISON

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Football Field Dip

Hut, hut, DIP! The Super Bowl is upon us, and this dip is the fuel you need to cheer on your favorite team. Dipping into this edible football field will reveal layers of all of your favorite (store-bought!) dips, spreads, and sauces packed into one adorable dish.

Get the Football Field Dip recipe.

bacon wrapped jalapeno poppersPHOTO: DOAA ELKADY; FOOD STYLING: BROOKE CAISON

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Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

Jalapeño poppers are one of the easiest, most satisfying party apps. Mix cream cheese with pepper Jack, stuff it in jalapeños, and wrap it all in bacon. In the oven, the cheese gets hot and melty and the peppers mellow slightly. The combination is PERFECT.

Get the Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers recipe.

biscuits with cheese, pepperoni, and marinara in a skilletPHOTO: RYAN LIEBE; FOOD STYLING BARRETT WASHBURNE

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Pepperoni Pizza Biscuit Skillet

Sometimes good cooking is more about knowing how to assemble great things than spending hours in the kitchen. For example: opening up a can of Pillsbury biscuits and turning it into pizza rather than just baking it off into biscuits.

Get the Pepperoni Pizza Biscuit Skillet recipe.

chipotle pulled porkPHOTO: LUCY SCHAEFFER, FOOD STYLING: TAYLOR ANN SPENCER

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Chipotle Pulled Pork

This pulled pork is saucy and spicy, but don’t worry, the creamy coleslaw helps calm the heat. Pile it high on some hamburger buns or serve it in toasted tortillas for a change. Either way, this will be an instant win.

Get the Chipotle Pulled Pork recipe.

potato skins topped with bacon, chives, and sour cream dollopsPHOTO: ROCKY LUTEN; FOOD STYLING: BROOKE CAISON

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Loaded Potato Skins

We expect nothing less than fully loaded from our potato skins. What does “fully loaded” mean to us? If it’s topped with cheddar, sour cream, bacon, and scallions (or chives), it’s loaded. Examples include (but are CERTAINLY not limited to): loaded mashed potatoesloaded pickle chips, and loaded zucchini skins.

Get the Loaded Potato Skins recipe.

spinach and artichoke dip in a bread bowl shaped like a footballPHOTO: DOAA ELKADY; FOOD STYLING: MAKINZE GORE

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Super Bread Bowl Dip

Class up the traditional spinach-artichoke dip by swapping in everyone’s favorite superfood: kale. For game day, we baked this delicious dip in a football-shaped bread bowl, but it’s just as delicious without it (so you can make it year round!).

Get the Super Bread Bowl Dip recipe.

ranch wings and buffalo saucePHOTO: LUCY SCHAEFFER; FOOD STYLING: SPENCER RICHARDS

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Ranch Wings

If the best (undebatable) wing flavor and sauce combination is hot Buffalo wings and ranch dip, then it stands to reason that a ranch wing with hot Buffalo dip would be equally delicious—right? Damn right.

Get the Ranch Wings recipe.

toasted ravioli squares with marinaraPHOTO: ERIK BERNSTEIN; FOOD STYLING: BROOKE CAISON

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Toasted Ravioli

The steps are simple for this foolproof app: Start with your favorite ravioli (store-bought are just fine here), coat them in eggs and bread crumbs, then fry—either in hot oil or in your air fryer. Serve them with warm marinara on the side and showered with Parmesan for the best tailgate app around.

Get the Toasted Ravioli recipe.

buffalo chicken blooming quesadilla ringPHOTO: RACHEL VANNI; FOOD STYLING: BROOKE CAISON

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Blooming Quesadilla Ring

Buffalo chicken is one of our fave flavor combos ever, and this creamy, spicy technique is one of our favorite ways to serve it. It’s the best, most impressive way to make quesadillas for a crowd this Super Bowl Sunday.

Get the Blooming Quesadilla Ring recipe.

salami, pepperoni, lettuce, and pepperoncini in a bread bowlPHOTO: ERIK BERNSTEIN; FOOD STYLING: MAKINZE GORE

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Hoagie Dip

Here’s our favorite deli sandwich, dip-ified! This chunky, fully loaded appetizer has all the savory, crunchy, and creamy elements and meatiness you love in a traditional hoagie, but it’s spreadable, spoonable, and totally shareable. You’ll want to serve this 10-minute one-bowl appetizer for every game day gathering.

Get the Hoagie Dip recipe.

crockpot buffalo chicken dipPHOTO: ANDREW BUI; FOOD STYLING: BARRETT WASHBURNE

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Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip

Is it even really a Super Bowl party without Buffalo chicken dip? We think not. If you’re looking for the most hands-off version of this classic recipe, turn to your trusty slow cooker.

Get the Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe.

pull apart spinach artichoke footballPHOTO: KATE JORDAN; FOOD STYLING: MAKINZE GORE

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Pull-Apart Spinach-Artichoke Football

Who wouldn’t want a cheesy spinach-artichoke dip encased in pizza dough that’s also shaped like a football?!?

Get the Pull-Apart Spinach-Artichoke Football recipe.

ham and swiss hasselback biscuit bites on a trayPHOTO: ERIK BERNSTEIN; FOOD STYLING: BROOKE CAISON

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Ham & Swiss Hasselback Biscuit Bitesp[izz

Step aside, hasselback potatoes: Hasselback biscuit bites are coming to steal your thunder. Featuring convenient canned biscuits stuffed with ham and cheese, these flaky, buttery bites will delight party guests and tailgaters wherever they appear.

Get the Ham & Swiss Hasselback Biscuit Bites recipe.

buffalo chicken meatballsPHOTO: ANDREW BUI; FOOD STYLING: SPENCER ANDREWS

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Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Craving something a little more creative than your average Buffalo wings? Enter: Buffalo chicken meatballs. Ready in just 30 minutes, these meatballs are a flavor-packed app you can have ready in no time, so you don’t have to miss any of the big game.

Get the Buffalo Chicken Meatballs recipe.

spicy apricot glazed wingsANDREW BUI

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Spicy Apricot Glazed Wings

If you’re looking to expand your horizons beyond classic Buffalo wings, this recipe is a great place to start. They’re just as spicy but also super-savory, sticky, and juuust sweet enough. With a sauce like this, you don’t even need blue cheese dressing. (Then again… we’re not stopping ya!)

Get the Spicy Apricot Glazed Wings recipe.

football cookiesBRYCE JOHNSON

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Football Cookies

These sugar cookies are so easy to design, even the kids can get in on it—turn it into a game day activity the whole fam can do together! Hot tip: Freeze your cut-out cookie dough for 10 minutes before baking to ensure they hold their adorable shape.

Get the Football Cookies recipe.

sloppy joe cupsPHOTO: RACHEL VANNI; FOOD STYLING: BROOKE CAISON

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Sloppy Joe Cups

Store-bought crescent dough is stuffed with our sloppy Joe recipe before being covered in gooey cheese—what more could you want? They only take a little over half an hour to come together, meaning they’re the perfect comfort food for sharing at your game day celebration.

Get the Sloppy Joe Cups recipe.

bacon spinach dipPHOTO: ERIK BERNSTEIN; FOOD STYLING: MAKINZE GORE

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Bacon Spinach Dip

We love baked spinach dip more than we like to admit (if it were up to us, we’d have dip for dinner), and this is one of our faves. The smoky bacon bits make it feel extra fancy, but feel free to skip for vegetarians. It’s got enough going on with the three types of cheese.

Get the Bacon Spinach Dip recipe.

chex mix pinPHOTO: RYAN LIEBE; FOOD STYLING: MAKINZE GORE

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Chex Mix

Homemade Chex Mix takes everything you love about the packaged snack and makes it even better. There’s a delightful butteriness that can only be accomplished by making it from scratch. The seasoning is more evenly distributed. Plus, you can customize it however you like. But beyond all of the flavor benefits, it’s also incredibly easy to prepare.

Get the Chex Mix recipe.

mac and cheese with pepperonis in a muffin tin shapePHOTO: RACHEL VANNI; FOOD STYLING: BROOKE CAISON

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Mac & Cheese Pizza Bites

We bake this party pleaser in muffin tins to create a bite-sized app that is perfect for game day snacking. If you just can’t decide what comfort food you’re craving, try these bites—you won’t be disappointed.

Get the Mac & Cheese Pizza Bites recipe.

detroit style pizzaPHOTO: RACHEL VANNI; FOOD STYLING: FRANCESCA ZANI

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Detroit-Style Pizza

If you’re the type to prefer deep-dish over thin crust pizza, let us introduce you to your new obsession—Detroit-style pizza. With a tender, airy crust (think focaccia), lots of crispy edges, tons of melty cheese, and savory pepperoni slices, there’s a lot to love about this unconventional pizza.

Get the Detroit-Style Pizza recipe.

sliders stacked with sliced ham, swiss cheese, honey mustard, caramelized onions all between hawaiian rolls topped with a poppy seed dressingPHOTO: DOAA ELKADY; FOOD STYLING: BROOKE CAISON

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Hawaiian Roll Sliders

Sliders are always a guaranteed hit on game day, but these ones are the crème de la crème. In them, ham, Swiss, and jammy caramelized onions are layered between the star of the show: buttery and soft Hawaiian rolls.

Get the Hawaiian Roll Sliders recipe.

pigs in a blanket with a mustard dippings saucePHOTO: ROCKY LUTEN; FOOD STYLING: BROOKE CAISON

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Pigs In A Blanket

There’s something very classic about the crescent roll dough flavor, so we tend to gravitate toward it, but puff pastry or even biscuit dough both should work here too.

Get the Pigs In A Blanket recipe.

meatball sub bites with marinara saucePHOTO: RACHEL VANNI; FOOD STYLING: BROOKE CAISON

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Meatball Sub Bites

The meatball sub is a hearty comfort food classic that’s been long overdue for a bite-sized upgrade. Enter the meatball sub bite—a juicy herb and garlic meatball stuffed with mozzarella, wrapped in crisp and chewy pizza dough, and served with spicy marinara. 😍

Get the Meatball Sub Bites recipe.

fantasy fudge delishcomJOEL GOLDBERG

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Fantasy Fudge

Fantasy football… oh, sorry, we mean fudge! is a shortcut fudge that is just as good as the real thing. Our two favorite things about it are that 1) it’s quick to make and 2) it’s totally customizable! Not only can you use any chocolate you like, but you can also choose whatever mix-ins you want.

Get the Fantasy Fudge recipe.

crispy golden brown fried chicken wings on a panPHOTO: JOSEPH DE LEO; FOOD STYLING: BROOKE CAISON

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Fried Chicken Wings

Make your wings EXTRA crispy with this hot tip: Let them refrigerate for at least an hour before frying to enhance the flavor and ensure their skin gets extra crunchy.

Get the Fried Chicken Wings recipe.

meatball sub egg rolls with marinara saucePHOTO: KATE JORDAN; FOOD STYLING: BROOKE CAISON

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Meatball Sub Egg Rolls

These fun little hybrids are exactly what they sound like—all of the fillings you’d find in a meatball sub loaded into an egg roll wrapper and deep-fried until golden brown, delicious, and perfect for folks who don’t want their hands covered in hot marinara sauce.

Get the Meatball Sub Egg Rolls recipe.

pinwheel sandwichesPHOTO: ANDREW BUI; FOOD STYLING: MAKINZE GORE

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Pinwheel Sandwiches

These are easy to assemble, look great on a game day platter, and are ideal for a party. To make them, you’ll layer flour tortillas with ranch-flavored mayonnaise, sliced cheese, deli meats, and lettuce. All that’s left to do is roll them up tightly and slice. See, simple!

Get the Pinwheel Sandwiches recipe.

cincinnati chili with cheddar, kidney beans, onion, and oyster crackersPHOTO: RACHEL VANNI; FOOD STYLING: MAKINZE GORE

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Cincinnati Chili

The flavors of this meat sauce are more evocative of Greek dishes, like moussaka and pastitsio, than other chilis, but what really makes this dish extra-special is how it’s served: atop a plate of SPAGHETTI. Trust us, your crowd is going to love it.

Get the Cincinnati Chili recipe.

chili and meatballs in a cast iron skillet, topped with melty cheesePHOTO: ERIK BERNSTEIN; FOOD STYLING: BROOKE CAISON

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Skillet Chili & Meatballs

This recipe combines the best of a game-day snack and the components of spicy chili into a single dish. Rather than crumbling the ground meat as in the classic dish, you’ll form those same elements into perfect meatballs.

Get the Skillet Chili & Meatballs recipe.

giant party sub verticalETHAN CALABRESE

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Giant Party Sub

This is THE definition of a crowd-pleaser, and it’s easier to make than it seems. Simply bake some store-bought French bread dough in a Bundt pan, slice it in half, then fill it with all your favorite sandwich fillings.

Get the Giant Party Sub recipe.

a loaf of french bread sliced in half and topped with shredded chicken, barbecue sauce, cheese, red onions, and cilantroPHOTO: RACHEL VANNI; FOOD STYLING: MAKINZE GORE

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BBQ Chicken French Bread Pizza

We have a copycat version of CPK’s infamous BBQ chicken pizza, but on game day, we don’t always want to deal with shaping pizza dough. Enter: French bread pizza that combines the uniquely sweet and savory flavor of the BBQ chicken pizza with the ease of a Stouffer’s-style French bread pizza.

Get the BBQ Chicken French Bread Pizza recipe

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