40 Top Super Bowl Party Food Ideas

Updated December 10, 2019
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Serve a winning menu with simple and easy Super Bowl party food ideas that will delight any guest and allow you time to enjoy the big game. Find Super Bowl recipes and even create a super Super Bowl inspired menu. Remember when it comes to Super Bowl food ideas, naming your dishes is half the fun.

Super Easy Recipes to Serve at a Super Bowl Party

Super Bowl party foods should be easy to eat and fun. Finger foods and dips are a quick favorite. There are endless Super Bowl party food ideas to consider. If you plan your party food menu in advance, it is easy to keep it simple and do the work ahead of time. You can save yourself not only time but also stress.

Satisfying Super Bowl Appetizers

Finger foods are not only super easy to serve but filling. Try a few of these recipes in your football spread.

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  • Baked chicken wings - This sweet and spicy mix is great to grab and go.
  • Swedish meatballs - Everyone loves Swedish meatballs and if you add toothpicks, they can just be picked up during a break in the action.
  • Roasted potatoes - Potatoes are delicious and super easy to eat. Plus if you have them in a slow cooker, they are good all day.
  • Mini English muffin pizzas - Adults and kids alike will go gaga for these fun favorites.
  • Grab-and-go sliders - Being bite sized, these are easy to stuff in during a commercial break.
  • Buffalo cauliflower - If you've got a vegetarian in your mix, they will enjoy this meatless favorite.
  • Bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers - Put a new twist on poppers by wrapping them in delectable bacon.
  • Crab cheese rangoon - This recipe will take you a little time, but it will surely spice up your football day food.
  • Pizza Rolls - While you can buy a bag of pizza rolls to serve to friends, you can also try your hand at making your own.
  • Cheese ball bites - Make your cheese balls bite size and fun.
  • Pigs in a blanket - You can't have a football party without pigs in a blanket. Just grab the crescent rolls and wrap them around little smoked sausages.

Game-Day Inspired Side Dishes

Side dishes are the name of the game at your Super Bowl extravaganza. Spice it up with some fun football names to old favorites.

  • Pass the Pasta Salad - Try a few cold pasta salad recipes for your Super Bowl fun.
  • Super Sweet Potato Salad - Give an old American favorite a new twist by trying it with sweet potatoes.
  • Scoring Scalloped Potatoes - Get your cheese on with this unique scalloped potato recipe that is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
  • First-Down Deviled Eggs - Who doesn't love a good deviled egg on their party platter?

Get Down With Super Bowl Dips

A variety of dips are great to serve your football fans. Some dips that are crowd pleasers include:

  • Vegan artichoke dip - Give your vegan friends a Super Bowl treat with this dip recipe just for them.
  • Spinach dip - Spice up your party by having everyone's favorite dip.
  • Guacamole dip - Some like it but some hate it. However, you can't have a football party without the avocado.
  • Buffalo chicken dip - A Super Bowl party is full of hot and spicy foods. Add a bit of spice to your Super Bowl table by grabbing the hot sauce, chicken and cheese.
  • Touch down taco dip - Seven layer dip is stable for most football enthusiasts. You can easily turn enchilada casserole into a touch down taco dip to remember.
  • Pizza dip - Pizza is a Super Bowl party favorite. Get your chips and be prepared for the cheesy goodness.

To accompany the dips, serve tortilla chips, warm pita triangles, pretzels, potato chips, and a selection of fresh vegetables.

Football Madness Deserts to Try

When you think about foods for your party, you can't forget the desserts. Add a unique football inspired twist to these old favorites.

Football Shaped Chocolate Fudge Brownie
  • Football cake pops - Make your cake pops into a football shape and add white lines to make them even more appealing.
  • Football shaped fudge brownies - Cut your brownies into football shapes and add them to a platter. You could even decorate them like footballs and use the remains as dirt. Yummy all around.
  • Fooseball fudge - You can't lose with some fooseball fudge that reminds everyone of Adam Sandler's fooseball antics. Just cut your fudge into football shapes and have everyone enjoy.
  • Field cupcakes - Decorate your chocolate cupcakes with green frosting and a grass tip to resemble the football field.
  • Super Bowl themed cake - Skip cupcakes and go all out with a cake decorated for the big game itself.

Spectacular Tailgate Party Trays

Party trays can be made ahead of time and be filled with a range of items. Some ideas include:

  • Deli tray with a selection of meats and cheeses - Serve with condiments and fresh buns. To go one step further, bake a ham or turkey to use as your meat.
  • Vegetable platters - Add a delicious dip to the platter for a healthy option.
  • Dessert tray - Don't forget the sweets. Cut bars in half and make mini cookies and cupcakes so your guests can try a few more treats throughout the day.

Use ideas for each course and make them into bite- or individual-sized portions to place on the tray.

Creative Regional Food for Super Bowl Themes

Depending where the game is being held and what teams are playing, tie the football party food into either the region or teams. Some regional food favorites include:

  • Pittsburgh sandwiches topped with French fries and coleslaw
  • Maryland crab cakes
  • Carolina pulled pork sandwiches
  • Philly steak and cheese sandwiches
  • New England clam chowder
  • Green Bay grub with beer brats and potato skins
  • San Francisco 49ers fruit bowl (just carve in the 49ers on the side)

Set Up a Chili Bar

What could be easier to serve your guests than a big pot of chili with a selection of toppings to choose from? Some toppings to serve include:

Vegetarian chili and mug of beer with football theme
  • Shredded cheese
  • Jalapeno peppers
  • Sour cream
  • Chips
  • Crackers

Try mixing up your chili madness by adding a chicken chili or vegan chili. You don't even have to go full vegan with a vegetarian delight. Consider frying or baking some French fries to create a chili cheese fry option.

Turn Food Into a Super Centerpiece

When putting together your Super Bowl foods, consider what can be done to add football flair to your choices. Cut desserts into the shape of footballs or sandwiches into the shape of a jersey. Large platters can be arranged to represent a penant or big finger. For skilled cooks, carving a watermelon football helmet may add just the right note to your buffet table.

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Pizza Is Always a Winning Choice

If cooking a meal is too much to handle, ordering pizza is always an option. Order several types so that there is something for everyone. To complement the pizza, serve a salad with a variety of dressings. To impress your guests, consider making your own pizzas. Either make the dough by hand or purchase pre-made shells. The extra effort is sure to be a treat that will be appreciated and enjoyed by all.

Set a Secondary Theme

A final creative twist to consider is setting a theme for your Super Bowl party and using food that ties into the theme. For example, a Mexican theme can feature tacos, nachos and burritos as food items. A picnic theme could use burgers and hot dogs as part of the menu.

Perfect Food for the Super Bowl

When it comes to a Super Bowl party, you want to think simple and foods that guests can eat in front of the tube. That makes finger foods and quick dips a fan favorite for Super Bowl parties. And don't forget the desserts when you're making your menu for your football extravaganza.

40 Top Super Bowl Party Food Ideas