100 Super Bowl Food Ideas - What's Gaby Cooking (2024)

Do you ever wonder what to bring to a Super Bowl party or what the most popular Super Bowl food is? Well your in luck because it's that time of the year again when I get an excuse to break out all the the best Super Bowl food ideas for snacks and appetizers for an epic Super Bowl watch party. This year, the Super Bowl is on Sunday, February 11th, and I think we can all agree that the key to success (besides whatever the Chiefs and 49ers have planned) is the snack menu.

So here's a roundup of my favorite super bowl food from chips and dip, to wings, to nachos, even chocolate chip cookies. We can't forget about the cookies. All you've got to do is pick a couple of easy appetizers and dips from this list, grab a few bags of chips, and you're ready to host the best Super Bowl watch party! Here is my roundup of 100 Super Bowl Recipe Ideas!

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Easy Super Bowl Food Ideas


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What's a super bowl party without any dips? From classics like spinach artichoke dip and 7 layer dip to jalapeño popper dip, you really can't go wrong. I also fully support hosting a Dip Party at any time of the year.

Jalapeño Popper Dip

Pimento Cheese Dip

Hot Kale and Bacon Dip

Cheesy Artichoke Dip

Hummus with Ground Lamb

Spinach Dip with Tortilla Chips

Roasted Onion Dip

Spinach Bacon Artichoke Dip

Beef Queso Dip (The Greatest Queso EVER)

Tex Mex Enchilada Queso

Poblano Corn Cheese Dip

Hot Caprese Dip

7 Layer Dip


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If you want to learn how to make guacamole, you've come to the right place. I wrote an entire cookbook on avocados and all of those years of recipe development led me to the best guacamole recipe ever.

Loaded Guacamole

Best Guacamole EVER

Roasted Chili Pepper Guacamole

BLT Guacamole

Trio of Guacamole (Mango, Chipotle + Traditional)

Charred Corn Guacamole


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Making hummus at home is so easy. You can keep it plain and simple or go for one with a kick, like this Calabrian Chili Hummus. All you've got left is to whip up a quick batch of homemade pita chips, and you're golden. Here are seven of my favorite hummus recipes.

The Best Hummus and Herbed Baked Pita Chips

Calabrian Chili Hummus

Loaded Hummus

Loaded Summer Hummus

Everything Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Artichoke Hummus

Avocado Cilantro Hummus

Salsa Recipes

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Coffee snobs move over, there's a new group in town... salsa snobs. Growing up in Tucson and then moving to California meant I sampled just about every salsa there is to offer. I've kept my salsa snobbery duty going, and I don't intend to give it up anytime soon. But in all seriousness, making homemade salsa takes as little as 5 minutes and couldn't be easier! And this isthe best homemade salsarecipe, in my opinion.

Roasted Arbol Tomatillo Salsa

Tomatillo Salsa

Homemade Chipotle Salsa

Traditional Arbol Chile Salsa

Mango Avocado Salsa

Tomatillo Avocado Salsa


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Now that you've got the dips you're serving for your Super Bowl party down, let's tackle the second most important part, chips. Making homemade tortilla chips or potato chips is much easier than you may think and learning how can come in handy if you ever realize you ran out of chips.

Homemade Tortilla Chips

Spicy BBQ Sweet Potato Chips

Homemade BBQ Potato Chips

Homemade Herb Baked Pita Chips


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Chicken wings are the ultimate game day appetizer, and these baked chicken wings are the perfect combination. Buffalo wings + bacon + cheese; what's not to love? Serve your wings up with a side of ranch and a few stalks of celery, and you've got yourself a pretty good snack right there!

Bacon Cheddar Buffalo Wings

Fried Chicken Wings

Spicy Bacon Cheddar Wings

Lemon Pepper Parmesan Wings


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I mean, a sheet tray of nachos is everything. I like mine loaded with all the cheese, guacamole, pico, cream, and carne asada. You really can take creative liberty on what you add, like this fully loaded black bean nachos recipe is a vegetarian's dream. Out of all the sections in my 100 Super Bowl Recipe Ideas roundup, this might be my favorite.

Chrissy’s Chicken Nachos with Avocado Salsa

Fully Loaded Black Beans Nachos

Carne Asada Nacho Fries

Sweet Potato Nachos

BBQ Nachos

Carnitas Skillet Nachos

Carne Asada Skillet Nachos

Nacho Bar

French Fries

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I don't think you'll get any complaints about a sheet tray of loaded french fries. Homemade french fries are actually quite simple to make. Just be sure to use russet potatoes; they're the best potatoes for french fries.

Bacon Cheddar Ranch Fries

Everything Home Fries

Sumac Fries with Garlic Feta Labneh

Garlic Wedge Fries

Nacho Loaded Potato Skins

Roasted Potato Fries with Avocado Aioli

Garlic Herb Sweetpotato Fries

Oregano Feta Fries

Tzatziki Greek Fries

Smoky Wedge Fries

Pecorino Basil Skinny Fries

Finger Food

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Delicious bite-sized snacks that are sure to be crowd-pleasers. From homemade chicken taquitos to parmesan pretzel dogs to pizza monkey bread, there's something here for everyone.

Crispy Cheese Quesadilla

BBQ Baby Back Ribs

Homemade Chicken Taquitos

Caramelized Onion Flatbread

Everything Pretzel Dogs

Parmesan Pretzel Dogs

Parmesan Pretzel Knots with Cheese Sauce

Garlic Herb Parmesan Pretzel Twists

Pizza Monkey Bread

Pulled Pork Sliders

Chicken Flautas

Cheeseburger Sliders

Poblano Corn Quesadillas

Three Cheese Pizza Puffs

Brie Stuffed Mushrooms

Super Easy Cheesy Monkey Bread

Cheese Boards

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You also can't go wrong with a beautiful cheese board. Making a cheese board is also a super easy lift. When assembling a cheese board, I like to put a couple of soft and hard cheeses out first and then build around them, adding different types of crackers, cured meats like prosciutto, fresh or dried fruit, nuts, or olives. You can get as creative as you'd like with what you put on yours, and I have plenty ofcheese board ideasto give you some inspiration.

Winter Cheese Board (that won’t break the bank)

Thyme and Garlic Baked Camembert

How To Make The Ultimate Cheese Plate

Summer Cheese Board

Baked Brie

Marinated Olives and Feta

Easy Appetizers + Snacks

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I love an easy appetizer that you can whip up in under 10 minutes and these recipes are just that.

Green Goddess Hummus

Herbed Goat Cheese Balls

Whipped Goat Cheese

Goat Cheese Avocado Crostini

Blistered Padrón Peppers

Marinated Green Harissa Olives

Healthy Snacks

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Why not add one or two healthy snacks to the mix? This basil whipped goat cheese served up with a bunch of crudités or a bowl of spicy roasted castelvetrano olives with feta would both be solid options.

Spicy Roasted Castelvetrano Olives with Feta

Basil Whipped Goat Cheese

Cucumber Feta Salad

Grilled Artichokes with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

Heirloom Tomato Carpaccio with Burrata

Crudité Platter 101

Snack Platters

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Looking for a little appetizer situation with all of your favorite nibbles ’n things to munch on? Well, look no further these mezze platters, appetizer boards, and snack bars are for you.

Vegetarian Mezze Platter

Greek Mezze Board

Parmesan Arancini Board

Hummus Bar with Naan Crisps

The Ultimate Appetizer Board

Winter Bruschetta Bar

Game Day Snack Board

Sweet Snacks

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And last but not least, we've got all of the best sweet snacks for your super bowl menu on deck. These chocolate chip cookies, brownies, and football-themed muddy buddies are sure to steal the show.

Coconut White Chocolate Muddy Buddies

slu*tty Brownies

Coconut White Chocolate Chex Party Mix

Butterscotch and Chocolate Chip Molasses Cookies

Dad’s Kitchen Sink Cookies

Browned Butter Thick and Chewy Crispy Rice Treats

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Jalapeno Popper Dip

Author: Gaby Dalkin

4.6 from 14 votes

Jalapeño Popper Dip takes the best of a Jalapeño Popper and turns it into dip form. This makes me happy because you get to bake the dip off in a skillet which makes it easy to serve.

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Prep Time 10 minutes mins

Cook Time 30 minutes mins

40 minutes mins

Total Time 1 hour hr 20 minutes mins

Course Appetizer, Snack

Cuisine Mexican, Tex Mex, Southwestern

Servings 8 people


  • 10 slices bacon
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • cup mayonnaise
  • cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3 jalapeños finely diced
  • 1 poblano pepper finely diced
  • 1 ½ cups shredded Colby jack cheese
  • 1 ½ cups shredded Monterey jack cheese
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Scallions for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook bacon, in batches, until crispy. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate, then crumble.

  • In a large bowl, stir together cream cheese, mayo, sour cream, garlic powder, onion powder, most of cooked bacon (reserve some for topping), all of the poblanos most of the jalapeños (reserve some for topping), and 1 cup each cheddar and Monterey jack and all the feta. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Transfer to an oven-safe skillet or baking dish and sprinkle with remaining cheese, crumbled bacon, and jalapeño. Bake until dip is golden and bubbly, 15 to 20 minutes. To finish, broil for 3 minutes to get cheese extra golden. Sprinkle scallions on top to garnish.


Serve with chips, pretzels, anything you love to dip with.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 504kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 718mg | Potassium: 206mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1017IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 416mg | Iron: 1mg

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What are the 5 most popular Super Bowl foods? ›

Most Popular Super Bowl Foods in the Nation

Nationwide, the top Super Bowl foods are chili, buffalo chicken dip, guacamole, pigs in a blanket, and spinach and artichoke dip.

What is the traditional Super Bowl food? ›

Chips and dips: You have plenty of options in this category. Queso, guacamole, salsa, buffalo chicken dip, hummus - pick your favorites. Buffalo wings: Even though the Bills lost in the Divisional Round, buffalo wings are a must-have at any Super Bowl party. Bone-in or boneless, blue cheese or ranch - it's up to you.

What is the number one Super Bowl snack? ›

An Instacart survey revealed the top picks when it comes to game day snacks, and just in time for Super Bowl Sunday. Tortilla chips took the top spot for the No. 1 must-have snack during a game day party, followed by cola, cheese dips and salsas.

What is the most eaten food on Super Bowl? ›

1 In 7 Americans Order Take Out

"But what are people ordering for their Super Bowl watch parties?" is a question you may ask yourself because you're looking to create a game day menu. The three most popular Super Bowl dishes people order are pizza, chicken wings, and chips with dips.

What are the top 2 Super Bowl snacks? ›

To help plan your game day menu, we've rounded up some of our favorite Super Bowl appetizers that are sure to be a hit. These are the classic foods like Buffalo wings and nachos — plus more than a few innovative ideas, such as fried potato salad bites and a pimento cheese bar — that'll make your spread a success.

What is the best halftime snack for football players? ›

What Do Football Players Eat During Halftime? Football players tend to eat foods rich in carbohydrates during halftime to keep their energy levels up. Items like granola and pretzels are great options. But more importantly, they often consume sports drinks throughout the game.

What time should a Super Bowl party start? ›

Starting the festivities too early is not only a good way to run out of food before halftime, it's also just begging your guests to drink too much too fast. Foxsports.com suggests kicking off the celebration about 90 minutes before kick-off.

What is the most popular food to eat on Super Bowl? ›

Bone-In Wings

If you Google "best Super Bowl foods," there's no doubt wings will come up as the number one answer. Saucy, sloppy and spicy, the bone-in bangers have become almost synonymous with the big game. Enjoy them with creamy ranch, warm buffalo sauce or naked with a smoky spice rub.

What sells the most during the Super Bowl? ›

Snack foods remain a popular choice for many. Chips and classic game day favorites top the Super Bowl food shopping list with 75% of Super Bowl watchers planning to buy chips, followed by dips / salsa / guacamole (67%), pizza (47%), chicken wings (42%), and nachos (22%), Numerator figures show.

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