16 Easy, Impressive Super Bowl Appetizers

Cheddar Rillettes
Photo: Greg DuPree

A Super Bowl party is a great way to put appetizers and snacks center-stage. But if you're putting together multiple appetizers at once, you probably don't want to spend a ton of time on any individual dish. So we rounded up the best easy Super Bowl appetizers to feed a crowd—or just yourself. Classic Bacon Wrapped Dates and Black Bean and Corn Salsa come together in no time at all, while Crispy Cheese Sticks are sure to please every guest on the list. Read on for even more easy appetizer recipes to enjoy on game day.

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Slow Cooker Meatballs and Tomato Sauce

Slow Cooker Meatballs
FREDRIKA STJÄRNE

Let your slow cooker do your work for you and serve these saucy meatballs with toast, or just a knife and fork. To make them more bite-sized, just cut down the portions of the meat mixture into smaller balls.

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Crispy Buffalo Potatoes

Crispy Buffalo Potatoes
CHRISTINA HOLMES

Buffalo flavoring doesn't stop at buffalo chicken wings. Try these steak fries with buffalo seasoning and blue cheese dip for a twist on a classic.

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Bacon Wrapped Dates

Bacon-Wrapped Dates
Abby Hocking

Bacon-wrapped dates look fancy, but they're pretty easy to put together. Wrap up some and put them on a platter for guests to grab with their forks, or just their fingers.

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Stilton-Stuffed Pickled Peppers

Stilton-Stuffed Pickled Peppers
Greg DuPree

It takes under half an hour and just three ingredients to make delicious, tangy peppers full of rich, funky blue cheese.

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Charred Shishito Peppers With Furikake

Charred Shishito Peppers with Furikake
Charles Masters

A big pile of gently charred peppers with a sprinkling of Japanese furikake seasoning is just the ticket for a plant-forward appetizer that goes beyond a pile of crudité.

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Cheddar Rillettes

Cheddar Rillettes
Greg DuPree

Queso is a stalwart of the party table. Take it a step further with these easy but sophisticated Cheddar Rillettes.

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Crispy Cheese Sticks

Crispy Cheese Sticks
© John Kernick

These bite-sized cheese snacks use white sandwich bread as a wrapper for a filling of mozzarella and Parmigiano-Reggiano, for a simple, quick version of mozzarella sticks.

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Tater Tots with Spicy Aioli

Tater Tots with Spicy Aioli
© Con Poulos

Give a bag of frozen tater tots a little extra something-something with an easy spicy dipping sauce.

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Classic Cheese Fondue

Classic Cheese Fondue
© Rob Howard

This luxurious showstopper is rich and creamy with two kinds of Swiss cheese (Emmentaler and Gruyère) and two kinds of spirits (white wine and Kirsch). Serve with bread, salami, and pickles.

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Black Bean and Corn Salsa

Black Bean and Corn Salsa
Abby Hocking / Food & Wine

This simple, homemade black bean-and-corn salsa can be served with chips, or also with chopped romaine and grilled chicken to make a satisfying salad or taco filling. Can't get fresh corn? Use 1 1/2 cups of thawed frozen corn instead.

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Tuna Croquettes

Tuna Croquettes
Photo by Jennifer Causey / Food Styling by Torie Cox / Prop Styling by Christine Keely

These irresistibly crispy bites can transform a grazing board into a hearty supper; a drizzle of honey takes them over the top. Begin frying these breaded croquettes immediately after removing them from the freezer to help them hold their shape.

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Corn Queso Fundido

Corn Queso Fundido
© Chris Court

Use frozen sweet corn to create this cheesy, slightly spicy dip. Studded with smoky poblanos, chopped cilantro, radish matchsticks, and thinly sliced jalapeños, all you need is tortilla chips for dipping.

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Chicken Fajita Quesadillas

Chicken Fajita Quesadillas
© Todd Porter & Diane Cu

Chili powder, smoked paprika, and a squeeze of lime spice up this super cheesy appetizer. This fajita-quesadilla mash-up is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

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Ultimate Veggie Skillet Nachos

Ultimate Veggie Skillet Nachos
© The Food Gays

The key to successful nachos? Good quality ingredients, and tortilla chips that are layered with attention to their respective cheese-to-topping ratio. These ultimate skillet nachos are covered in lots of fresh toppings after they've emerged from the oven, which give them a great contrast of hot and cold.

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Baked Chicken Wings

Baked Chicken Wings
Abby Hocking / Food & Wine

These super-easy baked chicken wings use just a few ingredients and are ready in four simple steps.

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Green Peppercorn-Marinated Feta

Green Peppercorn Marinated Feta
Photo by Victor Protasio / Food Styling by Rishon Hanners / Prop Styling by Claire Spollen

Marinating cubed feta is a low-effort move with big-flavor results. Pair it with crackers and fruit to anchor your cheese board. Feta's slightly airy texture makes it perfect for soaking up bold flavors, such as these briny, piquant peppercorns. For the best results, look for feta in brine, and drain off the brine before marinating.

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