Add bacon and blue cheese for a mouth-watering twist on traditional Superbowl Sliders. For best results, toast your slider buns in the leftover bacon fat and use ground chuck (not lean beef!) for more flavorful patties. Any blue cheese will do, but we’re particularly partial to gorgonzola.
Can’t decide between guacamole and hummus? Never fear: Avocado Hummus is here to give you the best of both worlds. Simply blend classic hummus ingredients (minus lemon) with two avocados, lime juice, and a dash of cumin. Serve this with pita and tortilla chips– because why should you have to pick just one?
For a healthy twist on loaded potato skins, swap out regular potatoes and make Sweet Potato Skins instead. Go savory with sour cream, chives, and bacon, or keep it sweet with marshmallow fluff, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Either way, it’s a touchdown.
Buffalo Wings, one of the most iconic superbowl foods, are a tasty treat to enjoy during game time and year-round. The downside? The mess. If you love the taste of ranch with your wings but hate having to constantly dip, try adding dry ranch dressing mix to your wing sauce for a little extra zest.
For a twist on the classic Pigs in a Blanket, try updating your blanket material! Swap out the regular dough for a croissant, pretzel, or biscuit dough. For non-meat eaters, try swapping the meat for roasted/deep fried carrots, dates, green beans, or jalapenos.
Pizza is a must-have on game day, but for those who don’t eat gluten — the Superbowl snack options can be a minefield. Gluten-free Bisquick makes for quick and easy Pizza Bites. Just add your choice of cheese, sauce, and toppings to make it your own. This dish can also be made dairy-free easily by swapping out the cheese.
Controversial opinion: When it comes to vegetables, mushrooms reign supreme. They’re made even better when paired with cheese and spinach, making Stuffed Mushrooms a delectable game day snack. Stuff your mushrooms with cream cheese, parmesan, fresh spinach, and garlic for best results.
For something heartier, homemade Chili is an excellent go-to. Simply season your meat to taste, then add chili pepper, paprika, cumin, and lots of brown sugar — this achieves a delightful sweet and spicy mix that will keep you warm all winter.
Prosciutto-Wrapped Dates are easy, classy, and downright addictive. Simply stuff your dates with goat cheese, wrap each one with prosciutto, and bake at 375 until the meat starts to crisp. A final drizzle of balsamic reduction takes these savory-yet-sweet treats to a whole new level.
If you ask us, jalapenos are at their best when they’re used as a vessel for cheese. To make Jalapeno Poppers, stuff peppers with a mixture of cheese(s) and household spices such as garlic and onion powder. For added yum, sprinkle some panko crumbs or wrap them in bacon or puff pastry before popping everything in the oven.
Homemade Queso Dip is far superior to its jarred counterpart, and better yet, it comes together in a pinch. Start by whisking half-and-half with a tablespoon of cornstarch. Once the mixture comes to a boil, turn heat to low and melt in your cheeses of choice. (We think cheddar and pepperjack is a winning combination).
For an easily-made snack that’s vegetarian-friendly and delicious, try making Parmesan Kale Chips. All you have to do is prep some kale leaves on a sheet pan, drizzle or spray them with olive oil, and sprinkle some salt and parmesan on top. 15 minutes later and you’ll have a crunchy and tasty treat.
Not only are Air-Fried Pickles plant-based, but they’re also healthier than they seem. No milk or egg necessary here: Just dredge your slices in a mixture of flour and Cajun seasoning, spray them with cooking oil, and air fry until golden and crispy.
Believe it or not, even Mac and Cheese Bites can be made vegan. To start, make the mac and cheese by subbing dairy for plant-based alternatives– or just opt for a box mix (Banza and Annie’s are our favorite brands). Once the pasta is prepared, add a flax egg (ground flax seed + water), scoop portions into mini muffin tins, top with panko, and bake!
To whip up plant-based Spinach-Artichoke Dip, swap the cheese for nutritional yeast (or vegan parmesan) and the cream for blended cashews (best soaked overnight). Even non-vegans will be impressed– but whatever you do, don’t skimp on the garlic!