Super Bowl Snacks

F&W takes Super Bowl snacks seriously. Here, the absolute best spicy wings, melty sandwiches, messy barbecued ribs, crispy bite-sized appetizers and more.

Super Bowl Snacks: 10 Fast Snacks like Pepper and Salt Chicken Wings
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Best Chicken Wing Recipes

Black and white pepper have an intense, delicious heat that, in tandem with coarse salt, makes a crisp, spicy coating for these incredibly easy baked chicken wings.

Super Bowl Snacks: 10 Fast Snacks like Sausage-and-Pepper Heros
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Fast Super Bowl Snacks

These fast and easy hero sandwiches combine flavorful and quick-cooking chicken sausages with classic roasted peppers and onions.

Super Bowl Melty Sandwiches like The New American Grilled Cheese
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Melty Sandwiches

The best grilled cheese is the gooiest grilled cheese, says expert Laura Werlin: “After you bite into it, the cheese should stretch out past your face as far as your arm will reach. Otherwise, it’s just not right.”

Super Bowl Miniature Food Recipes like Beef Empanadas
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Miniature Foods

Chef Charlie Collins makes perfectly flaky empanada dough with butter, but using leaf lard makes them even more delicious.

Super Bowl Ribs like Honey-Glazed Baby Back Ribs with Whiskey Marinade
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Barbecued Ribs

Chef Andy Ricker roasts these meaty, tender ribs for two to three hours over a low fire for a fabulously smoky flavor. In this easy adaptation, the ribs are slow-cooked in the oven, then finished on the grill.

Super Bowl Snacks: Chile-Spiced Skirt Steak Tacos
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Great Tacos

Superfresh pico de gallo and spicy skirt steak make these tacos, from Jesse Vendley of New York’s Calexico, incredibly flavorful.

Healthy Super Bowl Snacks like Lump Crab Salsa
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Healthy Super Bowl Snacks

Most crab dips are full of mayonnaise, but Michael Michael Symon’s lighter version is more like a salsa since it’s prepared without mayo and laced with flecks of shallot, cilantro, jalapeño and red bell pepper.

Innovative Super Bowl Snacks like Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs with Avocado
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Innovative Super Bowl Snacks

Manhattan’s Crif Dogs, a late-night hot dog spot, is locally famous for its franks. This one, which goes by the name The Chihuahua, is wrapped in bacon and topped with sour cream and avocado.