A great Super Bowl party has certain key ingredients, besides a television to watch the game on and some sort of reasonable seating arrangement: good drinks and good appetizers. A Super Bowl platter is a way to make the small dishes that usually preface a meal into the central focus point, sort of like a makeshift tapas meal. But if you're putting together a whole lot of appetizers, you probably don't want to spend a lot of time on any individual dish, and you certainly don't want multiple dishes that require you to use every appliance you have in your home. Here, our round-up of the best easy Super Bowl appetizers to feed a crowd—or just yourself.
The Super Bowl, for some people, is about sports. But for the rest of us, it's about the excellent snacking opportunities, and a core category is Super Bowl dips. There's nothing wrong with opening a jar, but once you realize the vast array of dips you can make yourself, including an upgrade to your onion dip, a gorgeous purple-hued, za'atar beet dip, and manyintriguing kinds of hummus. If you want to get really fancy, you can even pair your Super Bowl dips with homemade chips. But even if all you have the strength for is mixing together a few things and plunking down a bowl next to a bag of tortilla chips, we have many dip options for you.
No matter which teams are playing or which artists appear at the halftime show, we'd argue that the biggest star of the Big Game is the appetizers. Every Super Bowl party is an opportunity to make a full meal out of little bites, and often the best varieties of bites out there: think pigs in a blanket, vegetable dips and crudité platters, and spicy, saucy chicken wings. Get inspired and set up the best Super Bowl appetizer spread ever.