15 Easy, Impressive Super Bowl Appetizers
Slow Cooker Meatballs and Tomato Sauce
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.
Crispy Buffalo Potatoes
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.
Chips in Salsa
A secret about chips is that making your own actually isn’t all that hard—you just need to have the right set-up. Here, Chef Traci Des Jardins tosses just-fried chips with an easy fresh salsa and cotija cheese
Baked Cheese With Herbs and Crudite
Yes, cheese counts as an appetizer, particularly when you dress it up with fresh herbs and serve it alongside crackers and vegetable for dipping.
Bacon Wrapped Dates
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.
Tiki Snack Mix
Snack mixes are the ultimate easy appetizer secret weapon. All you need to do is throw them together on a sheet pan to make a salty, sweet, and tangy concoction that looks more complicated than it really is.
Stilton-Stuffed Pickled Peppers
It takes under half an hour and just three ingredients to make delicious, tangy peppers full of rich, funky blue cheese.
Crostini With Ricotta, Honey, and Fava Beans
Fancy toasts loaded down with ricotta, beans, and good honey—along with a shower of sea salt—are a filling, vegetarian party option your guests will appreciate
Charred Shishito Peppers With Furikake
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.
Queso is a stalwart of the party table. Take it a step further with these easy but sophisticated Cheddar Rillettes
Crispy Cheese Sticks
These bite-sized cheese snacks use white sandwich bread as a wrapper for a filling of mozzarella and Parmigiano-Reggiano, for a simple, quick riff on mozzarella sticks.
Tater Tots with Spicy Aioli
Give a bag of frozen tater tots a little extra something-something with an easy spicy dipping sauce.
Chicken Caesar Skewers
All the flavor of a Chicken Caesar salad, but in a format that’s easier to eat when you’re watching television.
Feta and Radish Toasts
The salty, fatty tang of feta works so well with crisp and spicy radishes. Give yourself the gift of many toasts.