So, you’re gearing up for the Super Bowl! Whether your favorite team is playing or not, the Super Bowl is a fun excuse to invite your friends over and break out the snacks. Get your grocery list ready, our five favorite Super Bowl snack ideas for game day are your winning gameplan for this year’s party on your home turf!
Choosing Your Super Bowl Snack Spread
Once you decide to host a gathering for the Super Bowl, it is important to select a range of snacks that will satisfy all of your guests. We recommend offering a few different types of meat options, as well as some vegetarian-friendly dishes. Bite-sized and hand-held food is always a plus! With these five Super Bowl snack ideas, you’re sure to fuel up even the hungriest of guests so that they have plenty of energy to cheer on their team. And by cheer on their team, we mean yell at the refs and question the play-calling!
Carne Asada Nachos
Nachos are a game-day staple, often prominently featured on sports bar menus across the country. While they are a popular Super Bowl snack choice when going out to watch the game, we often do not think to serve them up at home. Why? It’s probably because the thought of making them for a crowd can be daunting. But, we’ll let you in on a little secret. By baking these on a sheet pan in the oven, you can feed the masses all in one batch! Plus, we’ve snuck a bunch of veggies under all of those layers of cheese and beans, so you can feel a little bit better about chowing down. Chop the veggies, prep the guacamole, and marinate the steak a day in advance to reduce the prep the day of the Super Bowl!
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Charcuterie boards are such a great way to not only feed a large group of people, but also to ensure that everyone gets their daily dose of fruits and veggies. Most people will find something they love, plus they add a beautiful pop of color to your table! While the options are endless, here are some of our favorite items to include:
- Imported meats
- Cheese — A few varieties, making sure there is a range of soft to hard cheeses (brie, bleu cheese, aged gruyere, etc.)
- Fresh fruits — Berries, grapes, and stone fruits hold up particularly well
- Fresh vegetables
- Pickles, pickled vegetables, and olives
- Fruit preserves
- Spreads and dips — Hummus, ranch, or pesto
- Dried fruit
Boneless Chicken Wings
Wings and football go hand in hand, and while it may be easier to pick up a bag of frozen wings from the grocery store, there’s something to be said for knowing exactly what is in your food. Whether you are team honey barbecue or team buffalo, we have a recipe that works for you!
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Italian Pork Sandwiches
These Italian pork sandwiches cook up in the crock pot. Therefore, the prep is pretty hands-off until you’re about ready to eat. For a heartier option, serve these on full-size hoagie rolls. If you’d prefer to stretch the recipe and offer as a snack, opt for smaller dinner rolls!
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We often reach for salty snacks while parked in front of the TV, but those don’t always have to be unhealthy! Ditch the chips and swap them out for these spice-roasted chickpeas. They are coated in an addicting blend of paprika, garlic powder, cayenne, and a bit of salt, then roasted to give them a nice crunch.
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Did you try some of these Super Bowl snack ideas? If so, leave us a comment and tell us what you can’t stop eating!
Heading to a potluck for the big game? Check out these No-Fail Potluck Recipes for ideas on what to bring!
Photo Credit: Christina Carter