Tasty Apps & Snacks for Super Bowl Sunday
By Chelsea Triola Published: January 26 2014
Try a new Super Bowl appetizer this year and have your guests begging for the recipe!
It is that time of year again, sports fans! Super Bowl Sunday is quickly approaching, and if you’re hosting a get together this year, one of the things that is probably on your mind is figuring out the perfect appetizers to serve your guests. In many households, the delicious appetizers are a Super Bowl tradition and are a huge part of this big day.
If you’re interested in trying out something new this year, take a look at these great recipes that will have your friends and family begging for more! Whether you are hosting the party or attending it, these simple and tasty dishes are ideal for the perfect Super Bowl celebration. We have also included some healthy snacks as well, for those of you looking to stick to your clean eating plan.
Mini Potato Footballs
Get creative with potatoes this year by turning them into mouth-watering fully loaded footballs with cheese, bacon, sour cream and herbs placed on top.
- 20 small red potatoes
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon virgin olive oil
- Toppings of your choice (bacon, cheese, sour cream, chives, etc.)
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- Place potatoes, salt and olive oil in a large bowl until potatoes are thoroughly coated.
- Bake the potatoes on a rimmed baking sheet for about 20 minutes or until soft.
- Let them cool down slightly before cutting a small slit in the top of each and scooping out a portion of the inside.
- Place toppings of your choice inside each potato and serve while still warm.
Red Velvet Cheese Football
Red velvet mix isn’t just for cake! Score a touchdown with this unique dish, served with assorted crackers and cookies.
- 1 box of red velvet cake mix
- ½ cup of butter
- 8 oz. cream cheese (at room temperature)
- ½ cup of sugar
- 2 tbsp. of brown sugar
- ¾ cups of mini chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp. white chocolate chips
- Assorted crackers and cookies
- Beat the butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the sugar, brown sugar and cake mix until well blended.
- Turn the mixture out onto a piece of plastic wrap and form into a football shape. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
- Un-wrap the cheese football and place on a serving tray. Use the white chocolate chips to make the laces on the football and cover the rest with mini chocolate chips.
- Serve with your choice of cookies or crackers.
Buffalo Chicken Wings
Chicken wings play a main role on the appetizer list for the Super Bowl. Here is a delicious recipe that will be sure to score a touchdown with your guests!
- 2 pounds of chicken wings, rinsed clean
- ⅔ cup hot pepper sauce
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Salt and black pepper for taste
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
- Use aluminum foil to cover an entire sheet pan. Be sure to wrap around the edges also. Then spray the pan with non-stick vegetable oil.
- Spread the wings out evenly on the pan and lightly sprinkle salt and pepper over them. Place in the oven and cook for 20 minutes.
- After 20 minutes, turn the wings over and let cook for an additional 20 minutes.
- While wings are baking, prepare a saute pan at low-medium heat. Combine the butter, salt, garlic pepper, cayenne pepper, hot pepper sauce and paprika in the pan. Allow the butter to melt then whisk for about 5-7 minutes.
- Once the wings are finished cooking, remove from oven and dump into the large bowl with the chicken wing sauce.
- Make sure to coat all the chicken with the sauce and allow the wings to sit for about 5 minutes before tossing again. After second toss, serve warm and enjoy!
Healthy Roasted Bell Peppers
If you’re looking to be brave and stay healthy on Super Bowl Sunday, this bell pepper recipe with goat cheese filling will be the ultimate appetizer for you and your friends.
- 1 box of mini bell peppers
- 1 log goat cheese
- 1 bunch of fresh basil
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tsp. of balsamic vinegar
- Cut the tops off of the mini peppers and remove the insides.
- Place them on a baking dish and sprinkle with olive oil (optional)
- Roast at 400 degrees F for about 5-10 minutes or until peppers are browned
- Remove and let cool.
- Mix the goat cheese, basil and balsamic vinegar into a bowl.
- Stuff the peppers with the mixture and enjoy!
Don’t feel bad about indulging in this spinach dish because it too is a healthy appetizer! This hearty recipe will be sure to catch everyone’s attention, whether they enjoy eating healthy or not!
- 20 oz. frozen chopped spinach (thawed & drained)
- 8 oz. softened cream cheese
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ½ cup sour cream
- 1 envelope ranch dip mix
- 1 jar bacon bits
- 4 chopped green onions
- 10 inch flour tortillas
- Combine sour cream, cream cheese and mayonnaise into a mixing bowl.
- Beat in dip mix.
- Add bacon, spinach and green onion then mix thoroughly.
- Spread the mixture onto the tortillas, leaving a ½” space around the edge.
- Roll up each tortilla tightly and wrap each in plastic wrap.
- Chill for a couple of hours, or overnight.
- Once finished chilling, cut off the ends and cut into ½” slices before serving.
Whether you choose a healthy recipe or one with some more calories, these dishes are sure to satisfy your guests. You can make these tasty appetizers for other kinds of parties as well, along with Super Bowl Sundays for years to come!
If you don't have time to cook for the big celebration, no problem! We've got you covered. Check out some of the great catering companies that can dish up some great eats for your get together, and help make your day stress-free!
Have a great Super Bowl Snack recipe? Share it with us in the comments below!