Our 57 Best Super Bowl Recipes

Adobo Chicken Wings
Photo: Photo by Greg DuPree / Food Styling by Margaret Monroe Dickey / Prop Styling by Kay E. Clarke

The Super Bowl may technically be an NFL game, but we all know what we're really looking forward to when Sunday rolls around — the snacks. Some of our personal favorites include classics like saucy chicken wings, pigs in a blanket, and chips with dip, with a few beer-infused drinks to match. But we have tons of other dishes in our spread too, including Sour Cream and Chive Potato Pizza, Slow Cooker Barbecued Pulled Pork, Spicy Margarita Punch, and even S’mores Linzer Cookies for an impressive dessert. There are 50+ Super Bowl recipes to choose from here, so regardless of what happens on the field, at least you'll have a winning menu.

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Buffalo Wings

Buffalo Wings

Matt Taylor-Gross / Food Styling by Amelia Rampe

There’s no substitute for a classic buffalo wing when it comes to snacking while watching the big game. These wings are fried, then tossed in a buttery hot sauce and served with blue cheese dipping sauce and celery. 

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Warm Spinach-Artichoke Dip

Warm Spinach-Artichoke Dip Recipe
Justin Walker

Filled with four kinds of cheese and plenty of tender artichoke hearts, this dip is creamy with a crisp, golden top. Be sure to drain the thawed frozen spinach well to avoid excess water, which can break the cheese sauce.

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Sausage-Stuffed Fried Olives

Sausage-Stuffed Fried Olives Recipe
Victor Protasio

Buttery, mild Castelvetrano olives add just enough salt and tang to these fried sausage snacks that pair beautifully with a crisp martini or chilled glass of wine. Use a high quality Italian sausage for the best texture and flavor.

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Margarita Shortbread with Tequila-Lime Glaze

Margarita Shortbread with Tequila-Lime Glaze

Jennifer Causey / Food Styling by Margaret Monroe Dickey / Prop Styling by Thom Driver

These cookies are infused with agave nectar and fresh lime juice for a sweet-and-sour kiss of citrus and then finished with a glaze that incorporates lime juice and lime zest as well as a touch of tequila to really tie together the signature cocktail flavor.

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Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Chocolate Brownie Cookies
© Christina Holmes

Former Food & Wine Editor in Chief Dana Cowin, a cookie connoisseur, declares these double-chocolate ones the most delicious she's ever had. They're like crispy-chewy brownies in cookie form.

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Philly Cheesesteak Queso

Philly Cheesesteak Queso
Abby Hocking

F&W's Justin Chapple, combines two favorites — Tex-Mex queso and Philly Cheesesteak — to make his crowd-pleasing dip. He combines provolone and white American cheeses to form a gooey base for sautéed peppers, onions, and thinly sliced rib-eye steak. Serve the queso with toasted slices of hoagie rolls or tortilla chips.

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Spinach Dip Hot Bread

Spinach Dip Hot Bread
Photo by Jennifer Causey / Food Styling by Margret Monroe Dickey / Prop Styling by Christina Daley

This gooey, cheesy appetizer is one of the most popular dishes at San Francisco's Mr. Digby's, and is perfect for watching the game. The toasty sliced sourdough boule is filled with buttery bechamel sauce and spinach, but the real star is the Calabrian chiles, which lend each bite a gentle kick of heat. Feel free to customize this depending on the bread you have on-hand; it works nicely with a baguette, too.

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Crispy Garlic-Glazed Chicken Wings

Crispy Garlic Glazed Chicken Wings
Justin Walker

At Anan Saigon, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, chef Peter Cuong Franklin serves these next-level chicken wings that were at once sticky-sweet and explosively umami. Baked then stir-fried in a mixture of fish sauce, lime juice, and soy sauce, the wings are finished with crunchy fried garlic and fresh scallions.

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Caramelized Five-Onion Dip

Caramelized Five Onion Dip
Photo by Victor Protasio / Food Styling by Rishon Hanners / Prop Styling by Claire Spollen

A mix of five different alliums — shallots, scallions, and sweet, yellow, and red onions — upgrades this classic caramelized onion dip with layers of flavor. Taking the time to cook the onions low and slow concentrates their flavor, while adding scallions halfway through cooking keeps them just fresh enough to serve with chips, toasted bread, or vegetables like endive, steamed fingerling potatoes, and roasted Broccolini.

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Barbecue-Spiced Potato Chips

Barbecue Spiced Potato Chips Recipe
Photo by Victor Protasio / Food Styling by Margaret Dickey / Prop Styling by Claire Spollen

The secret to these potato chips is in the pre-soak. Soaking the potatoes before frying rinses away excess sugar and starch that could cause the chips to burn; the vinegar helps break down pectin in the potatoes, resulting in ultra crispy chips.

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Spicy Cashew-Lemongrass Snack Mix

Spicy Cashew Lemongrass Snack Mix
Aubrie Pick

This sweet and savory snack mix by chef Kris Yenbamroong of Night + Market is seriously delicious. Lime leaves and lemongrass bring citrusy flavor to the buttery cashews, toasted coconut, and crispy garlic. Frying each element individually ensures crunchy — not burned — components. Use a food processor to make quick work of the garlic.

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Chile Crisp-Glazed Bacon Bites

Chile Crisp Glazed Bacon Bites
Photo by Victor Protasio / Food Styling by Rishon Hanners / Prop Styling by Claire Spollen

For this party snack, meaty bites of slow-roasted slab bacon are tossed with a homemade chile crisp that's studded with freshly toasted chunks of dried chiles, fresh ginger, and garlic. Native to Mexico, slender and spicy dried Japones chiles lend their heat to this quick and easy version of the popular Chinese condiment. For an even easier version, try this with your favorite store-bought chile crisp.

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Short Rib Chili

Short Rib Chili with Pickled Red Onion
Photo by Victor Protasio / Food Styling by Tyna Hoang / Prop Styling by Christina Daley

Fresh jalapeños, smoky chipotles in adobo, and fruity ancho chile powder give this thick, meaty short rib chili layers of heat, while red wine and tomato add acidity to balance out the richness of the tender short ribs. Homemade pickled red onions provide a colorful, tasty, crunchy topping.

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Spicy Paloma Shandy

Spicy Paloma Shandy
Victor Protasio

Use a crisp Mexican lager for this twist on the classic Paloma cocktail from cookbook author Rick Martinez. Try Tajín Clásico Seasoning for the chili-lime salt.

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Sticky Baked Chicken Wings

Sticky Baked Chicken Wings
© Marcus Nilsson

For the ultimate game-day snack, toss some chicken wings in the oven (instead of deep-frying them) and toss them with a spicy glaze made with gochujang, honey, and rice vinegar.

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Classic Beef Chili

Classic Beef Chili Recipe
Caitlin Bensel

If you don't have a chili recipe in your back pocket, make this one your go-to for game day. Fresh poblano and toasty ancho chile powder provide a tame level of heat, making this a crowd-friendly dish that guests can crank up by topping with a few slices of fresh jalapeño. And thanks to convenient canned beans, you can get this on the table in under an hour. Game on!

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Loaded Pita Nachos with Lentil Chili and Feta Queso

Loaded Pita Nachos with Lentil Chili and Feta Queso
Photo by Victor Protasio / Food Styling by Chelsea Zimmer / Prop Styling by Lydia Pursell

In this recipe for a new take on nachos, pita chips are drizzled with a feta queso and then laden with lentil chili, harissa-spiked pickled cabbage, and a dollop of creamy labneh. Make the chips, queso, and cabbage ahead of time to help this dish come together easily, or use store-bought pita chips, if desired.

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Sweet Potato Cheesecake Empanadas

Sweet potato cheesecake empanadas at Boricua Soul
Lauren Vied Allen

Puerto Rico and the American South intersect deliciously in this unique dessert empanada from Boricua Soul in Durham, North Carolina, which combines the flavors of marshmallow-topped sweet potato casserole with spiced pumpkin cheesecake, encasing it all in caramel-drizzled, crisp pastry. Thanks to the smart use of store-bought shortcuts like empanada wrappers and canned sweet potatoes, the creamy filling comes together in minutes.

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Sour Cream and Chive Potato Pizza

Sour Cream and Chive Potato Pizza Recipe
Graydon Herriott

When layering toppings on the pizzas before baking, use a lighter hand towards the center of each pie; the dough will puff while cooking, and the potatoes and cheese will gravitate towards the middle.

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Ultimate Loaded Chili-Topped Hot Dogs

Ultimate Loaded Chili-Topped Hot Dogs
Jen Causey

Like any "loaded" situation, this hot dog is all about constructing your plate. Split-top buns allow you to hollow out the sides a bit, fitting extra toppings into each bite. A touch of sweetness in the chili balances out the salt from Corn Nuts and the hot dog, while the sharp bite of pickled jalapeños creates balance. Radishes and sour cream offer a welcome hit of freshness. The chili can easily be made ahead of time for quick assembly the day of.

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Crudité Platter with Pimiento Cheese and Shiro-Miso Dip

Fall Crudites Platter with Pimiento Cheese and Shiro Miso Dip
Photo by Victor Protasio / Food Styling by Emily Nabors Hall / Prop Styling by Claire Spollen

Roasted delicata squash, crisp raw vegetables, and two crowd-pleasing dips make this appetizer as beautiful as it is delicious. A citrus-spiked miso dip is a refreshingly light complement to the crudités, while a classic pimiento cheese is tangy, creamy, and satisfying. If you can't find earthy, umami-rich black garlic molasses, balsamic glaze makes a great substitute.

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Three-Cheese Queso Nachos

Sheet Pan Nachos
Photo by Jennifer Causey / Food Styling by Ali Ramee / Prop Styling by Christina Daley

Whether you're making this loaded tray of nachos for entertaining or the ultimate snack dinner, it's sure to impress. Each individual component takes this dish to the next level, from homemade pickled red onions and jalapeños to creamy queso made with Monterey Jack, white American, and goat cheese.

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Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings with Hot Honey Glaze

Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings
Photo by Antonis Achilleos / Food Styling by Ruth Blackburn / Prop Styling by Christina Daley

Hot, sweet, crispy, and buttery, these wings are certain to become your next go-to recipe for game day or any time you want a hearty snack. The wings are tossed with lemon pepper seasoning then cooked until crispy in an air fryer. They are then coated with a buttery hot honey glaze and served with more of the glaze for dipping. A garnish of cilantro adds color and more brightness to the dish.

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Pepperoni Rolls

Pepperoni Rolls with Garlic Anchovy Marinara
Photo by Jen Causey / Food Styling by Melissa Gray / Prop Styling by Christina Daley

The pepperoni roll is a West Virginian lunch or snack in which spicy, garlicky pepperoni is stuffed inside a soft yeasted bread roll. When it bakes, the oil from the pepperoni flavors each bite as it seeps into the bread.

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Slow Cooker Barbecued Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Barbecued Pulled Pork

Julia Hartbeck

Serve pulled pork with coleslaw and pickles, or mound it on hamburger buns and top it with coleslaw and thinly sliced onion and dill pickles. Make it even more next-level with homemade Buttery Brioche Hamburger Buns.

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Shakshuka Deviled Eggs

Shakshuka Deviled Eggs Recipe
Jennifer Causey

Shakshuka meets deviled eggs in this colorful snack. Instead of poaching eggs in a tomato-based sauce, you'll spoon a garlicky, slightly spicy tomato jam flavored with harissa and smoked paprika on top of deviled eggs.

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Adobo Chicken Wings

Adobo Chicken Wings
Photo by Greg DuPree / Food Styling by Margaret Monroe Dickey / Prop Styling by Kay E. Clarke

This recipe combines the flavors of chicken adobo with fried chicken wings. The resulting wings are flavored to the bone thanks to a stint in an umami-rich soy sauce and vinegar marinade. While they bake, the marinade is cooked down to concentrate its flavors — the better for tossing the cooked wings in — adding a final, sticky, finger-licking layer of deliciousness.

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French Onion Baked Brie

French Onion Baked Brie

Matt Taylor-Gross / Food Styling by Amelia Rampe

If that first spoonful of French onion soup — with toasted bread, melted cheese, and savory caramelized onions — is your favorite, then you’ll love this appetizer, which is a decadent mash-up of French onion soup and baked Brie. 

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Bacon-Wrapped Dates

Bacon-Wrapped Dates
Abby Hocking

Bacon-wrapped dates are chewy, crispy, sweet, savory, and smoky all at once. Plump and tender Medjool dates are stuffed with a mixture of blue cheese and cream cheese, and a toasted walnut stands in for the pit. 

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Buffalo and Blue Cheese Popcorn

Super Bowl Wing Popcorn
Sarah Crowder

This recipe is a smart way to bring buffalo wing vibes to the party when you'd rather not spend your time deep-frying and coating chicken wings. To make this recipe, start by popping a big batch of popcorn. Divide it in half, and toss one half with a buttery buffalo wing sauce and the other half with blue cheese powder and celery salt. 

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Guava Quesitos

Guava Quesitos

Christopher Testani / Food Styling by Chelsea Zimmer / Prop Styling by Christina Daley

Quesitos (which translates as “little cheeses”) are golden and flakey pastry twists are filled with sugar-sweetened cream cheese. Guava paste is used in this recipe’s filling with cream cheese, giving each pastry a unique sweetness underlined with hints of floral notes.

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Spicy Margarita Punch

Spicy Margarita Punch
© Con Poulos

Food & Wine’s Justin Chapple loves making a big bowl of punch with his spicy and fresh margaritas. This would be the perfect crowd-pleaser for any watch party.

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Smoked Brisket

Horn Barbecue Smoked Brisket
Andrew Thomas Lee

This smoked brisket is self-taught barbecue expert Matt Horn's signature recipe — the star of the menu at his restaurant, Horn Barbecue, in Oakland, California. The 2021 Food & Wine Best New Chef spent weeks perfecting this recipe and says time is the most important ingredient in the dish. 

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Mini Kabob Potatoes

Mini Kabob Potatoes
Photo by Julia Stotz / Food Styling by Caroline K. Hwang / Prop Styling by Samantha Margherita

A crispy exterior with a soft, fluffy center makes these quick-cooking fried potatoes a fun addition to a kebab feast. At Mini Kabob in Los Angeles, these popular potatoes are served alongside skewers such as a Beef Shish Kabob, a delectable eggplant dip, toum, and parsley and onion salad.

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Chocolate Fudge Loaf

Chocolate Fudge Loaf
Chocolate Fudge Loaf.

Jennifer Causey / Food Styling by Chelsea Zimmer / Prop Styling by Thom Driver

This intensely rich and fudgy cake with deep chocolate flavor and a tender crumb deserves a spot in your Super bowl spread. Ingredients like coffee, rye flour, and crème fraîche enhance the robust, nutty, and slightly sweet aroma of Dutch-process cocoa. However, the real secret ingredient here is salt. A generous dose of salt acts as a flavor enhancer and balances the brown sugar for a decadent, not overly sweet loaf.

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Parsi Kheema Pav (Curried Minced Lamb on Buns)

Parsi Keema Pav (Curried Minced Lamb on Buns)
Photo by Joel Goldberg / Food Styling by Mallory Lance

There are two ways to serve this incredibly flavorful ground lamb seasoned with spices, ginger, and chiles: on soft pav buns, or go with a dish that chef Meherwan Irani calls "Sloppy Jai"—perhaps the tastiest version of a Sloppy Joe you may ever eat. The lamb is served stuffed in the pav with green chutney, cilantro, sliced onions, green chiles, and Maggi ketchup.

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Classic Deviled Eggs

Classic Deviled Eggs
José Mandojana

These silky Deviled Eggs are enriched with mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, and dill. This is a perfect recipe for snacking for your watch party.

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Bacon Guacamole

Bacon Guacamole
© Todd Porter & Diane Cu

It doesn’t get much better than this combination: crispy, salty bacon and slightly smoky guacamole. The best part? This recipe is so easy to make. 

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Thai Cucumber Salad

Thai Cucumber Salad

Matt Taylor-Gross / Food Styling by Amelia Rampe

This refreshing and flavorful cucumber salad has been enjoyed in Thailand for centuries. Easy and refreshing, this salad boasts a punch of flavor from the ginger, vinegar, and chile. 

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S’mores Linzer Cookies

S'mores Linzer Cookie
Greg DuPree

Linzer cookies are descendants of the linzertorte, named after the Austrian city of Linz. Swapping graham flour and hazelnut meal for the all-purpose flour and almond meal gives these linzer-inspired cookies the flavor of s’mores and an impressive dessert for your Super Bowl spread.

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Classic Swiss Cheese Fondue

Swiss cheese fondue with dippers like bread, potatoes, salami, apples
Photo by Antonis Achilleos / Food Styling by Ruth Blackburn / Prop Styling by Claire Spollen

Steamed red-skinned potato chunks, toasted bread cubes, and veggies are all great for dipping in the melted cheese. Be sure to stir the fondue as you dip.

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Dinkies Cheezesteak

Dinkies Cheezsteak
Photo by Caitlin Bensel / Food Styling by Chelsea Zimmer / Prop Styling by Lydia Pursell

This gloriously sloppy sub is the creation of Pinky Cole, founder of the popular Atlanta-based Slutty Vegan, and Derrick Hayes, Philly native and founder of Big Dave's Cheesesteaks. In Cole's Dinkies Cheezesteak, a plant-based version of Hayes' meat-packed hoagie, plant-based meat gets piled into toasted rolls with tender peppers, onions, and gooey pools of vegan cheese.

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Roasted Hot Honey Sweet Potato Salad

Toasted Hot Honey Pecan Sweet Potato Salad
Photo by Antonis Achilleos / Food Styling by Chelsea Zimmer / Prop Styling by Hannah Greenwood

This sweet potato salad makes a colorful, satisfying side dish. Seasoning the potatoes with smoked paprika creates a sweet and savory balance while the hot honey dressing adds a touch of tangy heat. 

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Carnitas Sliders with Tomatillo-Avocado Sauce

Carnitas Sliders with Tomatillo-Avocado Sauce
Photo by Eva Kolenko / Food Styling by Carrie Purcell / Prop Styling by Jillian Knox

Perfect for entertaining, these grab-and-go sliders star tender carnitas topped with a creamy tomatillo-avocado sauce sandwiched between pillowy homemade rolls.

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Meatball and Provolone Subs

Meatball-and-Provolone Subs
© John Kernick

Matt Neal serves tender, oversized pork-and-beef meatballs stuffed into a warm hero roll with melted provolone cheese. Although he makes his own chunky tomato sauce for the sub, it's fine to substitute jarred sauce.

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Spicy Shrimp and Chorizo Kebabs

Spicy Shrimp and Chorizo Kebabs
© Tina Rupp

The fast, tasty marinade for the shrimp in these kebabs, flavored with caraway seeds and ancho powder, would also be delicious with chicken, pork tenderloin, and any kind of steak.

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Smoked Salmon Dip

Smoked salmon dip with crostini and white wine
Photo by Jennifer Causey / Food Styling by Margaret Monroe Dickey / Prop Styling by Lydia Pursell

This creamy, smoky dip features flaky smoked salmon two ways: half is finely chopped to add a pleasant texture to the dip alongside briny pops of capers, and the rest is pureed with the mayonnaise, sour cream, and cream cheese, lending its beautiful color and deepening the flavor. Fresh dill and chives keep the dip light while lemon juice adds brightness while also keeping the dip perfectly scoopable — no broken chips here.

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Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo Salsa

Matt Taylor-Gross

Pico de Gallo, also known as salsa fresca, is a traditional Mexican dish with an emphasis on using the freshest ingredients. What sets it apart from other salsas is that the ingredients, in addition to being fresh, are raw and not pureed or pounded together. 

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Classic Cheese Pizza

Classic Cheese Pizza
Photo by Christopher Testani / Food Styling by Torie Cox / Prop Styling by Audrey Davis

Yes we have the F&W Guide to Making Pizza at Home with everything to know about the classic dish, but sometimes all you want at the end of the day is a simple cheese pizza. This recipe turns simple into sublime with the addition of an exceptional pizza dough, low-moisture mozzarella cheese, and an easy to make tomato sauce that hits all of the right sweet and savory notes to marry all of the flavors in this pie.

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Three-Cheese Mini Macs

Three-Cheese Mini Macs
© Kana Okada

Anything big made small is ultra fun for cocktail parties, and these quick, one-bite mac and cheeses are the ultimate example. Cooked in mini muffin pans, the mini macs can be assembled early and baked just as guests arrive. 

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Garlic-Butter Steak Bites

Garlic Butter Steak Bites
Photo by Greg DuPree / Food Styling by Torie Cox / Prop Styling by Missie Crawford

These quickly stir-fried beef bites deliver all the savory luxury of a steakhouse-caliber steak, without the stress over cooking one at home. The buttery, velvety sauce coats every piece nicely, and the vermouth's herbal richness pairs nicely with the savory Worcestershire.

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Warm Piquillo and Crab Dip

Warm Piquillo and Crab Dip
© Tina Rupp

To make this dip, spread the crab mixture in a baking dish, top it with slices of the peppers, then cook it until it's warm and melty.

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Pigs in a Blanket with Black Pepper Pastry

Pigs in a Blanket with Black Pepper Pastry
© Abby Hocking

Jen Pelka Bililies of Une Femme Wines loves serving Champagne with playful bite-size foods like pigs in a blanket. To take them up a notch, she brushes the puff pastry with a tasty mix of honey, mustard, and fresh black pepper before rolling up with the hot dogs and baking.

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Pimento Cheese Fries

Pimento Cheese Fries

To take his french fries over the top, chef Jonathon Sawyer broils them with a tequila-spiked pimento cheese topping. It's wonderfully rich melted into the fries and also excellent as a dip.

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Firecracker Shrimp with Blue Cheese Dressing

Firecracker Shrimp with Blue Cheese Dressing
Madeleine Hill

Insisting that "there is no better Sunday couch chow for the start of football season," Andrew Zimmern says these fiery shrimp should be served with Crystal brand hot sauce, which he calls "perfectly balanced."

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Sriracha Chicken Wings

Sriracha Chicken Wings
Todd Porter & Diane Cu

Sriracha lovers will devour these spicy, crispy chicken wings. Feel free to dial up or down the heat, depending on your preference.

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Lobster-Roll-Style Salmon Sandwiches

Lobster-Roll-Style Salmon Sandwiches

In this clever take on the classic East Coast sandwich, salmon replaces the usual lobster while yogurt stands in for mayonnaise. Topping these rolls with potato chips adds crunch and fun.

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