Popular Super Bowl Appetizers Recipes
It might be time to re-name this annual sports event, since America's "big game" has morphed into the "big snack fest." Whether you gather for the football or the food, everyone knows what to expect when they head to a Super Bowl party - great appetizers, and lots of them. If you want to keep your guests cheering, skip boring old store-bought chips and make your own easy party recipes. Spicy, tangy Buffalo chicken wings are a no-brainer (homemade blue cheese dressing is easy to make and a killer accompaniment), as are bowls of spicy-sweet glazed nuts. and rich, creamy dips (you can even serve them with veggies if you're feeling health-conscious). Crockpot meatballs? Yes, please. Great snacks and a great game? Score!
Figs Stuffed with Gorgonzola
Gorgonzola cheese meets dried figs poached in port. The result: a thoroughly elegant holiday appetizer.
Black Bean & Tomato Salsa
Adding canned beans to a spicy salsa is an easy way to boost fiber and improve nutritional value. This salsa is also a good accompaniment for burgers or Scrambled Egg Burritos.
Toasted Pita Crisps
A super scooper for your favorite dips.
Sizzled Citrus Shrimp
This quick Spanish-inspired saute is a lesson in simplicity. All shrimp really needs to dazzle is lots of garlic and a splash of lemon. Serve as a main dish or as a tapa (appetizer).
Sweet dates and salty prosciutto combine in a tasty bite.
Shrimp & Avocado Canapes
Precooked shrimp make this pretty appetizer a snap to prepare.
Fennel & Parmesan
Top fennel slices with shaved Parmesan for a tasty treat.
A medley of warm spices tempered with a touch of brown sugar is a great match for rich, nutritious pecans. They make a perfect nibble with a drink before dinner or afterward with a cup of espresso.
Smoked Salmon Tartare
Smoked salmon gets an added crunch when served on radish slices.
Skewering mozzarella balls and cherry tomatoes makes them easy to nosh at a party.
Wasabi Crab on Endive
Spicy wasabi mayonnaise makes crab sing in these easy appetizers.
Caviar-Stuffed New Potatoes
Caviar lovers agree that the best presentations are the simplest.
Garlic & White Bean Dip
For this simple-as-can-be dip, rich-tasting poached garlic is pureed with convenient canned beans, a little bit of onion and a dash of lemon juice. Use it as a dip for crudit's, a topping for bruschetta or even as a spread for a sandwich.
Caramelized Onion & White Bean Flatbread
Here we top pizza with herbed mashed beans, sliced plum tomatoes, sweet caramelized onions and some shredded Gouda for a tasty flatbread that will have you rethinking pizza toppings.
Ranch Dip & Crunchy Vegetables
Adults and kids alike love the tanginess of this ranch-style dip. By using nonfat buttermilk and low-fat mayonnaise for the creamy base we've cut the fat substantially and eliminated the saturated fat. It only takes 15 minutes to make and keeps for 3 days so it's perfect for a healthy snack in a pinch.
Lemon-Garlic Marinated Shrimp
Marinating precooked shrimp in garlic- and lemon-infused oil is a simple yet elegant appetizer.
Feta & Herb Dip with Crudites
Lots of freshly chopped herbs add zing to our white bean dip. Serve with assorted vegetables, such as baby carrots, bell pepper strips, radishes, snow peas, broccoli and caulifower florets.
Roast Beef & Blue Cheese Spears
Deli roast beef and a simple blue cheese cream top Treviso in a simple, pretty appetizer.
You could also serve the scallops over Asian salad greens dressed with sesame oil and rice vinegar for a simple dinner.
Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomato Bruschetta
Roasting tomatoes brings out their inherent sweetness.
Southwestern Layered Bean Dip
Plenty of black beans, salsa and chopped fresh vegetables mean a healthy amount of dietary fiber in this Tex-Mex layered dip. We use reduced-fat sour cream along with full-fat (and full-flavored) cheese to make the dip lighter without compromising great taste. Be sure to have lots of baked tortilla chips on hand when you serve it.
Boneless Buffalo Wings
Even though boneless Buffalo wings are made with healthy white-meat chicken, they're usually deep-fried and drenched in hot sauce laced with butter. The solution: chicken tenders are dredged in seasoned whole-wheat flour and cornmeal, pan-fried in only a small amount of oil and then drizzled with a tangy hot pepper sauce. With a fraction of the fat, calories and sodium, these boneless wings are reason enough to throw a party.
Spicy Blue Cheese Dip
Make this your dip for Boneless Buffalo Wings and crunchy vegetables instead of a higher-fat blue cheese dressing. We've added a generous amount of cayenne pepper for fans of hot wings--omit the cayenne if you're serving this to a less "spicy" crowd.
Spiced Spanish Almonds
Salty, sweet and laced with smoke--the perfect kind of almond for a party. If any remain the next day, savor them over a salad topped with sliced ripe pears and shaved Manchego cheese.
Spicy Lamb Meatballs in Tomato Sauce
These succulent meatballs can be served on little plates with plenty of bread for sopping up the rich tomato sauce or simply with toothpicks (and a napkin!). They are best served warm.
Top 25 Slides in Super Bowl Appetizers Recipes
- Figs Stuffed with Gorgonzola
- Black Bean & Tomato Salsa
- Toasted Pita Crisps
- Sizzled Citrus Shrimp
- Date Wraps
- Shrimp & Avocado Canapes
- Fennel & Parmesan
- Chili Pecans
- Smoked Salmon Tartare
- Tomato-Basil Skewers
- Wasabi Crab on Endive
- Caviar-Stuffed New Potatoes
- Garlic & White Bean Dip
- Caramelized Onion & White Bean Flatbread
- Ranch Dip & Crunchy Vegetables
- Lemon-Garlic Marinated Shrimp
- Feta & Herb Dip with Crudites
- Roast Beef & Blue Cheese Spears
- Five-Spice Scallops
- Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomato Bruschetta
- Southwestern Layered Bean Dip
- Boneless Buffalo Wings
- Spicy Blue Cheese Dip
- Spiced Spanish Almonds
- Spicy Lamb Meatballs in Tomato Sauce