40+ Super Bowl Recipes for the Big Game


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It’s time for Super Bowl recipes that put a refreshing spin on classic game day foods! Choose from all sorts of dips, tasty crispy chicken wings, bite-sized nibbles, and so much more to satisfy your hungry team.

Soy garlic ginger chicken wings on a plate.

Plan Your Super Bowl Food Ideas

While game day is all about football, we can’t deny that food is just as important. And this selection of finger-lickin’ snacks, appetizers, and meals will help you bring your “A” game to the party. But first, here’s a quick guideline to plan out your Super Bowl menu and party essentials. 

  • Select the best appetizers. Super Bowl is all about finger foods! So make sure you have a solid selection of appetizers laid out across your table for everyone to nibble on throughout the game. Have fun with different flavors, textures, and colors.
  • For a bigger party, plan communal meals. Aside from appetizers, a bigger crowd will most likely need a bit more oopmh to fill their stomachs. Think build-your-own tacos (or wraps with tortillas or lettuce leaves), and plates of colorful chicken kabobs or grilled shrimp skewers. 
  • Organize all your servingware a day before. This will help you plan the layout of your food on the table. Also, don’t forget to make what you can ahead of time, such as slow cooker meat or easy dips like hummus. This will make your game day morning much less stressful.  
A large baking dish of 7 layer dip

Classic Super Bowl Dips

Get the party started with flavorful dips! Choose from ultra creamy classics like guacamole, or fun twists like avocado salsa. Just don’t forget the tortilla chips for dipping.

  • The Best Ever Guacamole: It’s not a Super Bowl party without this staple guacamole recipe!
  • Pico De Gallo: This classic chunky salsa is perfect for something a bit more refreshing. 
  • 7-Layer Dip: When you can’t decide on just one dip, make this 7-layer dip! It’s perfect for feeding a crowd.
  • Salsa Verde: If your team is a fan of green salsa, this is one you’ll want to make. It’s super easy and can also be used to make Crockpot salsa verde chicken for delicious chicken tacos!
Guacamole in a bowl with a chip dipping in.
  • Best Salsa Recipe: Not a fan of chunky pico de gallo? This smoother salsa is just like your favorite restaurant salsa (but better).
  • French Onion Dip: Creamy and flavorful, this french onion dip is a definite crowd pleaser.
Roasted carrot hummus with vegetables

Party Dip Recipes With a Mediterranean Flair

Bring some variations to your dips by adding a bowl of Mediterranean classics! These taste great with freshly chopped vegetables such as celery, cucumber, or sliced bell peppers.

  • Classic Hummus: When it comes to Mediterranean dips, this one is a must have. 
  • Roasted Carrot Hummus: A delicious blend of classic hummus ingredients, tender roasted carrots, and warming spices. 
  • Roasted Red Pepper Hummus: This version is creamy, smoky, and extra flavorful from the roasted red peppers.
  • Tzatziki or Vegan Tzatziki: Tangy and cooling, this cucumber yogurt sauce is SO good. Plus, I’ve got a dairy-free version that tastes just like the classic.
  • Baba Ganoush: The ultimate smoky and savory eggplant dip that will have your Mediterranean lovers swooning.
Lemon pepper air fryer chicken wings on a plate.

The Best Super Bowl Appetizers

Alright, now that you’ve got your dips sorted, make sure you’ve got your finger foods. Whip up a few different appetizers to keep the table options interesting throughout the game.

  • Soy Garlic Ginger Chicken Wings: Can’t do game day without sticky sweet wings! And this Asian twist is probably my favorite. 
  • Honey Mustard Chicken Wings: For another wing flavor, you can’t go wrong with classic honey mustard. 
  • Air Fryer Chicken Wings (Lemon Pepper): If you have an air fryer — this is the easiest way to make super crispy wings. Plus, the lemon pepper sauce is a chef’s kiss.
A tray filled with nachos and toppings.
  • Ultimate Nachos: You can never go wrong with a giant sheet pan of nachos for a crowd. Plus, you can get extra creative with the toppings.
  • Baked Zucchini Fries: These fries are coated with grated parmesan and an Italian spice blend — need I say more?
  • Curly Sweet Potato Fries: Put a fun twist on your average sweet potato fries with your spiralizer!
  • Ceviche: For a light and fresh appetizer, ceviche is always a hit. This version is vibrant, and tangy, and can be used with shrimp or white fish.
A table filled with bacon goat cheese stuffed peppers.

Unique Super Bowl Appetizers

Besides the classics, add some fun to your appetizer table with these unique game day ideas!

Two cooked cauliflower pizzas.

Communal Meals For A Large Super Bowl Party

If you’ve got a large crowd, think communal meals where they can build, grab, and go! This can mean building your own tacos (with some of the above dips as condiments), or a homemade pizza where it’s easy to grab a slice.

  • Chicken Fajitas: All you need is 30 minutes to whip up a big batch, then serve with tortillas and condiments. Alternatively, you could also make shrimp fajitas!
  • Cauliflower Pizza: While this one takes a bit more work, the results are worth it for the best low-carb, gluten-free pizza.
  • Best Ever Chili: Good news — a big pot of beef chili always makes for an easy (yet delicious) way to feed a crowd. But you could always switch it up with my turkey chili or vegetarian chili!
  • Carne Asada + Carne Asada Tacos: Make sure to marinate your steak earlier in the day. This will give it time to soak up all those delicious Mexican flavors. 
  • Carnitas + Carnitas Tacos: Thanks to your slow cooker, you’ll have super tender and juicy carnitas that’s perfect for tacos!
A large pot of turkey chili
Gluten-free chocolate chip cookies spread out on a baking sheet.

Easy, Bite Sized Sweets

To hit the final touchdown with your guests, wrap up the night with these easy, bite sized sweets.

  • The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies: Moist and chocolatey, you can never go wrong with a batch of chocolate chip cookies (which just so happen to be gluten-free and vegan). 
  • Chocolate Avocado Pudding: Make a batch of this healthy pudding and serve in little bowls with crushed hazelnuts and sea salt. It’s always a winner!
  • Paleo Brownies (or Sweet Potato Brownies): Slice these fudgy brownies into bite-sized squares. And if you want to get extra fancy, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

If you make any of these delicious Super Bowl recipes, let me know how your team liked them in the comment box below!

Cauliflower pizza and chicken wings for Super Bowl food ideas.

40+ Super Bowl Recipes for the Big Game

5 from 10 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 55 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan


Healthy Super Bowl recipes that put a refreshing spin on classic game day foods! Today I'm sharing my soy garlic chicken wings I know you'll love!


  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 pounds chicken wings, tips removed and drumettes separated (24-26 wings)
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Then use a paper towel to remove any moisture from the chicken wings.
  • In a large bowl, toss the wings with the oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet then place a wire rack on top. Spread out the wings on a single layer on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes until they're crispy.
  • As the wings are baking, make the sauce. Add the honey, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and water to a small pot. Bring it to a boil and reduce the heat to low letting it simmer for 10 minutes until it thickens.
  • Remove the sauce from the heat and let it cool.
  • Remove wings from the oven, toss them in the sauce and place them back in the oven on the baking sheet. Cook for an additional 10 minutes.


Calories: 449kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 1173mg | Potassium: 266mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy super bowl food, healthy super bowl recipes, super bowl food ideas
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  1. Hi, this might be a silly question, but for the ginger garlic wings, is the recipe calling for thawed chicken wings or did you cook from frozen? Thank you! I’m a fellow celiac, and these look like they’ll be delicious!

  2. This is the first time I visited your website. Just wondering if everything you make, not just the Healthy Super Bowl recipes are all on the healthy side? As I need that badly.

    1. Generally yes, most recipes on Downshiftology are healthy :) Everything is also gluten-free as I have celiac, which you can read more about in the “About Me” section.

  3. All of your recipes look absolutely YUMMY and exactly what I am looking for in healthy alternatives. Thank you and can’t wait to try.5 stars

  4. My Dr said I have to make drastic changes to my diet before damage is irreparable. I think I can actually do this Mediterranean meals and enjoy it plus get healthier5 stars

  5. Its really yummy ,,,,,, am so happy to read it and tried it last night ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    Its really supper cool ,,,,,,,, thank you so much for this5 stars

    1. It sounds like you may have needed to just reduce the sauce a bit more to get it to thicken up. The type of honey shouldn’t matter. Hope your next try comes out even better!

  6. Watching the Super Bowl is a great place to fall off of your diet! :) Thanks for these recipes that can help us eat healthy while watching the game and enjoying the food!5 stars

  7. Wow so many delicious recipes. I dont watch the games that much but I think that this is such a good collection I could use all the time.5 stars

    1. Hi Emily – Those homemade carne asada fries are the best – especially since they use fresh ingredients :)