The Ultimate List of Super Bowl Food Ideas
Super Bowl Sunday is almost here! If you need menu ideas, you’ll find a ton of inspiration in the list of Super Bowl food ideas below, everything from dips and finger foods to main dishes, mac and cheese, and, of course, sweets!
When I think of Super Bowl food, I immediately go to things like cheesy dips, potato skins, onion rings, wings, chili, sandwiches, and a lineup of slow cookers.
And I absolutely, positively cannot even think of a get-together without an assortment of sweet treats – brownies, bars, Rice Krispie treats, and cookies.
Bring on all of the delicious Super Bowl recipes!
I don’t think it’s possible to have any kind of party without at least one dip, let alone a Super Bowl party. You’ll find an amazing assortment of dips here, everything from classics like salsa and guac to hot and cheesy varieties, and easy ones you can make ahead and keep in the fridge until it’s time to serve.
Black Bean Salsa
This black bean salsa is delicious, made with fresh ingredients, and totally bursting with flavor thanks to beans, two types of chiles, corn, and a variety of seasonings.
Buffalo Chicken Dip
This buffalo chicken dip is an easy classic that features three different layers of flavors including chicken (use canned or rotisserie!) mixed with your favorite buffalo sauce (I always go for Frank’s RedHot!), cream cheese, ranch dressing and, of course, lots of cheese! Feel free to substitute blue cheese if you prefer it!
Dill Pickle Dip
A must for any pickle fan! This dill pickle dip features loads of pickle and dill flavor and it’s perfect for dipping pretzels, chips, crackers, or veggies.
Hissy Fit Dip
This “Hissy Fit Dip” with the crazy moniker is a HUGE party hit – sausage, cream cheese, sour cream, two kinds of cheese, chives, and seasonings make this one absolutely irresistible!
Caramelized Onion Dip
With deeply caramelized onions, Worcestershire sauce, some basic seasonings, sour cream, cream cheese, and mayonnaise, this French onion dip recipe is so much richer than anything you’ll find at a store.
Game Day Dip
This game day dip is perfect football food – only 5 ingredients and you throw them all in the slow cooker! An easy, cheesy dip!
This is the BEST easy crab dip – full of flavor and perfect for summer parties. It always reminds me of visiting Maryland and sitting at a restaurant outside on the water. Dig in with your favorite chips or serve on baguettes!
Easy Homemade Salsa
This homemade salsa recipe is the best! It comes together in just 10 minutes and tastes like it came straight from your favorite Mexican restaurant. The fresh flavors of tomato, lime, and cilantro will require multiple chip refills and with no leftovers!
Hot Corn and Cheese Dip
This creamy, cheesy, hot corn dip is full of flavor and will have you refill the tortilla chips all night long.
Hot Reuben Dip
Reuben dip includes all of the classic elements of a Reuben sandwich: corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Thousand Island dressing (it also includes cream cheese, which I’ve come to realize is pretty much a dip essential). It’s even served on little cocktail-size pieces of rye bread. Absolutely perfect for the Super Bowl, any other game day menu, or pretty much any party or snack, ever.
Jalapeno Popper Dip
Jalapeno Popper Dip is creamy, cheesy and has just the perfect amount of kick. Great appetizer for your next party or watching the big game!
Loaded Baked Potato Dip
This loaded baked potato dip combines all of the fantastic flavors of a classic loaded baked potato – sour cream, bacon, cheese and scallions. Scoop away with potato chips!
This simple homemade guacamole recipe is easy to make and absolutely the best. A must for any party and especially for game days and the Super Bowl!
This easy pizza dip recipe features layers of mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses, pizza sauce, and your favorite pizza toppings. Always a hit!
Savory, creamy, and ultra-addictive, this sausage dip is an absolute crowd-pleaser. Made with 3 ingredients and ready in 15 minutes, this easy dip comes together for the ultimate party appetizer. Serve it up with tortilla chips, pretzel crisps, and more!
This seven layer dip recipe is EASY and perfect for your Super Bowl party! Layers of refried beans, cheddar cheese, avocado, jalapeños, tomatoes, sour cream and olives!
Crock Pot Spicy Beef Queso Dip
A combination of spicy taco meat, creamy, melty Velveeta, and cans of Rotel, this slow cooker queso dip will be the hit of every party.
Spinach Artichoke Dip
This spinach artichoke dip is easy, super cheesy, and perfect for your next party. Serve it in a bread bowl or with your favorite chips or crackers.
Sun-Dried Tomato Dip
One of our family’s very favorite dips! This sun-dried tomato dip has an ultra-creamy base, pureed sun-dried tomatoes, and some simple seasonings. We love it with pretzels, crackers, and fresh veggies.
Creamy, cheesy, and perfectly seasoned, this easy-to-make taco dip recipe makes the ultimate appetizer. This no-bake recipe comes together in less than 10 minutes with 6 simple ingredients. This taco dip is guaranteed to be a hit and perfect for dipping tortilla chips, dunking quesadillas, and scooping with taquitos!
Warm Black Bean Dip
This warm black bean dip is creamy and positively bursting with flavor thanks to black beans, chipotle chiles, adobo sauce, chili powder, corn, and an abundance of cheese. Grab your favorite tortilla chips, a baguette, or some veggies and plan on not having a single morsel leftover. A party and game day must!
Warm and Cheesy Bacon Dip
Cheesy Chili Dip
This cheesy chili dip is incredibly easy and perfect for parties, cookouts or watching the game. Only THREE ingredients!!
Bacon-Jalapeno Cheese Ball
This is what I’d refer to as the ultimate cheese ball. In addition to cream cheese and cheddar cheese, it’s also packed with bacon, chopped jalapeños and seasonings like cumin, cayenne and Worcestershire sauce that make it the crème de la crème of cheese balls. It is most fitting for your Super Bowl get-together!
Finger foods make the best Super Bowl food! More appetizer-style food that’s a little heartier, and a good complement to the dips.
Antipasto Appetizer Squares
This easy antipasto appetizer bake features layers of Italian meats and cheese, sandwiched between layers of crescent dough. Great for parties!
Cheesy Bacon-Wrapped Dates
An easy recipe for bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with Fontina cheese. Only THREE ingredients and they can be assembled ahead of time. This is a perfect appetizer for any party or holiday!
Classic Deviled Eggs
This classic deviled eggs recipe uses mayo, mustard, sour cream, and a collection of seasonings that makes these the BEST deviled eggs you’ll ever eat! Whether you’re headed to a picnic, New Year’s Eve party, or a holiday brunch, these make a wonderful addition to any menu.
Cheesy Pepperoni Bites
These cheesy pepperoni bites are an easy party appetizer that comes together in less than 10 minutes. Cubed pepperoni and cheeses are mixed into a simple batter and the result is DELICIOUS. A quicker version of our family-favorite pepperoni bread.
Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread
This cheesy pull-apart bread with garlic butter recipe is an easy crowd-pleaser for any occasion, especially football season. It’s simple to throw together, only calls for 7 ingredients, and is ready in just 30 minutes!
Crispy Baked Chicken Wings
You’ll never believe these baked chicken wings were made in the oven! Super easy, crispy skin, meat that falls off the bone, and covered in a sensational dry rub. Add sauce if you’d like and serve them up at your next game-day party.
Homemade Chex Mix
Making jalapeño poppers at home is ridiculously easy and only requires THREE ingredients! A huge party hit!
These are the absolute epitome of supreme loaded nachos… a mixture of tortilla and corn chips topped with tons of cheese and all of the best toppings you could imagine! They are sure to become a party staple at your house.
Ultimate Nachos with Beer-Braised Carnitas
These carnitas nachos are built with layers of carnitas, black beans, white onion, Monterey Jack, and cheddar cheeses. Once out of the oven, I sprinkled the top with some fresh cilantro and had my favorite salsa, guacamole, and sour cream and pickled jalapeños for topping.
Pigs in a Blanket
This classic party recipe is the ultimate appetizer or snack! Flaky, buttery crescent rolls wrap up a juicy mini-hot dog and bake to perfection in this easy pigs in a blanket recipe. Made with two ingredients (three with cheese) and ready in minutes this satisfying snack hits the spot!
These crispy potato skins are filled with cheese and bacon and topped with sour cream and green onions. Basically, these are everything that is good about appetizers. And football season!
These sausage cheese balls are the perfect make-ahead appetizer and are ALWAYS a crowd-pleaser!
Homemade Soft Pretzels
These homemade soft pretzels are the best of the best with a chewy exterior with an incredibly soft inside that just melts in your mouth. They’re a fun snack to make with kids. Plus, you can bake up huge pretzels, regular-size, pretzel bites, or even make pretzel dogs with this dough. They’re perfect for afternoon snacks, movie nights, game days, or just because!
Oven-Fried Onion Rings
These oven-fried onion rings are less mess than the deep-fried version, but just as crunchy and delicious! You can eat them with ketchup or your favorite dipping sauce; I’m partial to this Outback Bloomin’ Onion dipping sauce recipe.
Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
Savory and herby, these sausage-stuffed mushrooms make the ultimate appetizer for any gathering. Made with marinated mushrooms and filled with a creamy, sausage and mascarpone filling, this easy stuffed mushroom recipe will be requested again and again.
Veggie pizza was one of my mom’s go-to party appetizers when I was a kid – layers of crescent roll dough, topped with ranch-flavored sour cream and chopped fresh veggies and shredded cheese.
Get your popcorn fix with this easy-to-follow, homemade popcorn recipe. Learn how to make popcorn on the stove, in an instant pot, or in the microwave. You can even use the plain popcorn as a base for homemade cracker jack!
MAKE IT A MEAL
When serving just dips and finger foods aren’t enough, and you want to make sure your guests get enough to eat, include some main dishes on your Super Bowl menu that scream football food. You’ll find chili, sandwiches, pork, and chicken recipes fit for a crowd.
Classic Beef Chili
Bring on the comfort food with this thick and hearty ground beef chili recipe! Packed with ground beef, a blend of spices, and beans in a rich and thick tomato sauce, this easy chili recipe is great on its own or piled on a hot dog!
This baked Frito pie layers my favorite chili recipe, corn chips, and gooey cheddar cheese together for the ultimate chili meal!
Chili con Carne
This Cincinnati chili recipe is an easy midwestern classic; it includes a unique blend of spices, is slow-simmered for hours, and served over spaghetti with a variety of topping options (if you choose them all, then it’s known as “5-way”).
Cast Iron Skillet Cheeseburgers
Chipped Ham BBQ Sandwiches
Chipped ham BBQ sandwiches are popular in the area I grew up in, and this recipe takes them up a notch; with the addition of chopped hard-boiled eggs and lots of cheese, then they are wrapped in foil and warmed in the oven.
Homemade Primanti Bros Sandwiches
Another Pittsburgh favorite! These sky-high Primanti Bros. sandwiches with thick-sliced Italian bread are topped with meat (pastrami is my favorite), provolone cheese, sliced tomato, oil and vinegar coleslaw, and, finally, French fries.
Homemade Sloppy Joes
These homemade sloppy joe sandwiches are a reader favorite! Saucy and mildly spiced, they are made with just a few simple ingredients and come together quickly. Keep the filling in a slow cooker and buns at the ready for an easy party meal.
Bake up these fabulous meatballs and let them simmer in sauce before using them to build meatball subs.
Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches
Cheesy, ultra-comforting, and beyond delicious, these homemade Philly cheesesteaks will easily become one of your favorite recipes! Tender ribeye steak with sautéed onions and peppers all tossed in melty provolone cheese and cradled in a hoagie roll make this sandwich utopia.
This is the BEST pulled pork! It’s made right in the oven (no smoker required!) after an overnight brine and being covered in a simple, delicious dry rub. Sauce recipe included! Use it for sandwiches, nachos, tacos… so many options!
Copycat Chipotle Chicken Recipe
This copycat recipe for Chipotle chicken is spot-on, and arguably even better than the original! Use it as a base to create a burrito or taco bar for your party.
Slow Cooker Kielbasa and Sauerkraut
This slow cooker kielbasa and sauerkraut is flavorful and made with just the addition of beer and brown sugar – easy, delicious and perfect for parties! Another great crock pot meal is slow cooker bbq ribs!
White Chicken Chili
This easy white chicken chili recipe is made with white beans, a trio of chiles, and lots of seasonings for maximum flavor. By using rotisserie chicken or chicken that you’ve already batch prepared, this can be ready in just 45 minutes.
Side Dish Recipes
If you’re going to be serving a meal and not just snacks or dips, then having some side dishes on hand will help stretch those recipes and provide some variety, as well.
Make this creamy coleslaw recipe for your next potluck, party, picnic, or backyard bbq. Made with a crisp coleslaw mix and a sweet yet tangy homemade dressing, this classic coleslaw hits the spot!
Boston Baked Beans
Rich and hearty Boston baked beans cook low and slow in the oven with bacon, molasses, brown sugar, and white beans.
This easy cornbread recipe is extremely moist, made with buttermilk and real corn, and it comes together in less than 10 minutes. It will become your go-to recipe to enjoy alongside ribs, chili, or any of your favorite meals!
This filling and flavorful Italian pasta salad comes together in minutes! Packed with fresh pasta, meat, cheese, veggies, and a homemade Italian dressing, this side dish is a show-stopper.
MAC AND CHEESE
Because mac and cheese deserves its own category :)
Crock Pot Mac and Cheese
Crock pot mac and cheese is an easy, super cheesy macaroni and cheese recipe, great for a busy weeknight dinner. It comes together quickly and can easily be scaled up, which makes it perfect for potlucks, holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, and any time you are feeding a crowd!
Ultimate Baked Mac and Cheese
This easy baked mac and cheese recipe is totally homemade, super creamy, and topped with a mixture of bacon and crushed Ritz crackers. I also use this base recipe to create butternut squash & bacon mac and cheese and cajun shrimp mac and cheese.
Chrissy Teigen’s Mac and Cheese
This baked macaroni and cheese recipe from Chrissy Teigen’s cookbook is super creamy and the cheesy garlic bread crumbs put it over the top! If you’ve been looking for a saucier baked macaroni and cheese, this recipe is for you.
Creamy Stovetop Mac and Cheese
This is the creamiest, cheesiest stovetop mac and cheese you’ll ever eat! Ready in just 30 minutes, it’s the perfect weeknight recipe. Whether you make a meal out of it or serve it alongside your favorite entree, this simple macaroni and cheese will become your go-to.
Cookies, brownies, bars, Rice Krispie treats, and all of those favorite portable, easy-to-eat-at-a-party desserts!
Cut-Out Sugar Cookies
This is the absolute BEST cut-out sugar cookie recipe, hands-down! No softening butter, no chilling dough, they bake up super soft with no spreading and keep their shape each and every time. Use a football-shaped cookie cutter (see cookie example here) or a jersey-shaped cookie cutter and use buttercream icing or royal icing to decorate!
Better Than Box Mix Brownies
These homemade chewy brownies have all of the great texture and flavor of box-mix brownies, without any of the processed ingredients. They have become the base for some of my favorite brownie recipes, like peanut butter brownies, buckeye brownies, and marshmallow brownies!
Classic No-Bake Cookies
These easy no bake cookies with chocolate, peanut butter, and oatmeal are a classic; they come together in minutes and are great to make with kids.
Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars
These easy sugar cookie bars are super soft thanks to cream cheese in the dough, and are topped with the best vanilla buttercream frosting. Tint the frosting with your team’s colors or use custom colored sprinkles!
Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
These salted caramel chocolate chip cookie bars feature a layer of salted caramel sauce sandwiched between layers of a favorite chocolate chip cookie dough recipe, then topped with a sprinkle of fleur de sel.
Seven Layer Bars
Seven Layer Bars, aka Magic Bars, feature seven glorious layers of graham crackers, nuts, chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, coconut and sweetened condensed milk!
Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
These large, bakery-style thick and chewy chocolate chip cookies stay soft for days and are a huge family favorite. Made with melted butter, a high brown sugar to white sugar ratio, and an extra egg yolk to ensure super soft cookies, they require NO chilling time.
The Most Epic Rice Krispie Treats
This is the rice krispie treat recipe to end all rice krispie treat recipes! LOADED with gooey marshmallow, crunchy rice krispie cereal, and extra pockets of marshmallows these treats have it all.
TELL ME! What is your all-time favorite Super Bowl food?