Easy Appetizers for Your Super Bowl Party

Cheddar Rillettes
Photo: Greg DuPree

A Super Bowl party is a great way to put appetizers and snacks in the spotlight. 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 your home team. Classic Bacon Wrapped Dates and Nachos in a Bag come together in no time at all, while Crispy Cheese Sticks and Caramelized Onion Dip are sure to delight 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

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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Nachos in a Bag

Nachos in a Bag
© W&P Design

When a chef as brilliant as Kristen Kish suggests serving nachos in a bag, you know it's gonna be a winner. Drop all the ingredients in layers, shake them up, and hand that sack over with a fork.

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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 vegetable appetizer that goes beyond a pile of crudité.

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Cheddar Rillettes

Cheddar Rillettes
Greg DuPree

Cheese spread is a welcome guest at 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 Garlic 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). Dip into it with bread, salami, and pickles.

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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 are tortilla chips for dipping.

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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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Warm Spinach-Artichoke Dip

Warm Spinach-Artichoke Dip Recipe
Justin Walker

Show up with this savory, gooey, glorious four-cheese dip and you'll definitely be voted MVP. There's no wrong chip or cracker to serve this with, but crunchy crostini take it over the top.

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Caramelized Onion Dip

caramelized onion dip in a bowl

Sure, it takes a little while to get the onions cooked down to their sweetest, stickiest state, but the payoff is right there in the flavor.

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Buffalo Wings

Buffalo Wings

Matt Taylor-Gross / Food Styling by Amelia Rampe

Did you really think we'd let you go with just one wing recipe? The F&W Test Kitchen's Jasmine Smith captured the magic of classic Buffalo Wings, with easy instructions for getting the perfect crisp from your air fryer.

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Mixed Mushroom and Cheese Quesdillas

Mixed Mushroom–and–Cheese Quesadillas
© Con Poulos

Just about any mushroom will be a hit in chef Enrique Olvera's crowd-pleasing quesadillas. This recipe yields six, so you may wish to have a second batch prepped because people will definitely want seconds.

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