Super Bowl Sunday is almost here, so I’m sure you’re in full prep mode for the party you somehow got roped into throwing. You’ve ordered matching jerseys for the kids, given your friends a list of beverages to bring, and you’ve triple checked that your partner actually figured out how to stream the game. Now all you’ve got to worry about is what food you’re going to serve, and considering everyone will be parked in front of the TV, a sit down dinner isn’t the way to go. Luckily, these 18 Super Bowl finger food ideas are just perfect.
Sticking with food you can eat with your hands will save you all kinds of trouble as you watch the sports smackdown (not having to wash silverware is the goal), and your guests will definitely love that they don’t have to move from the couch to enjoy your cooking. I mean, the event is centered around being glued to the TV for four hours, and halftime doesn’t even provide a break because the commercials and performance are half the fun of the night. So any time you can serve food the adults and kids will love is a win.
Streamlining the party is key, people, and these recipes can help you do it. So read on for 18 grabbable Super Bowl recipes, and get ready to attend a party you can actually enjoy.
1BBQ Chicken Empanadas
These BBQ Chicken Empanadas are basically homemade Hot Pockets, so naturally they’ll be a hit with adults and kids alike at your Super Bowl soiree. Courtesy of That’s What Che Said, these foldable snacks take just fifteen minutes and four ingredients to make. It’s a game day no-brainer.
2Spinach Cheese Balls
Cooking for a crowd? This recipe for Spinach Cheese Balls from This Grandma Is Fun yields about 40 grabbable goodies. Filled with the flavors of paprika, red pepper, and three different kinds of cheese, these little bites will definitely take care of your guests’ halftime cravings.
You definitely don’t want to have to be stuck in the kitchen slicing cake during the 4th quarter, and this decadent S’Mores Twist from A Cozy Kitchen is here to make sure you get a good view of the big screen during dessert. This puff pastry-based treat packs chocolatey goodness into a neat package that can be pre-sliced to ensure all of your attendees get a piece.
3Bacon And Sriracha Deviled Eggs
The deviled egg classic gets a fun twist with this loaded recipe from Wholefully, thanks to the additions of bacon, sriracha, and greek yogurt. Pro-tip: You can make them ahead of time to save you some stress on Super Bowl Sunday by preserving the filling in a bag.
4Mediterranean Chicken Meatball Skewers
The flavorful take on skewers in Climbing Grier Mountain’s Mediterranean Chicken Meatball Skewers makes for a finger food that’s also a full meal in one yummy stick. You and the kiddos won’t have to miss one halftime commercial to enjoy the combo of chicken, grape tomatoes, and pepperoncini.
5Grilled Veggie Skewers
Super Bowl skewers shouldn’t be reserved for only meat eaters, so this vegetarian friendly recipe from Love and Lemons levels the playing field (sorry not sorry for the pun). You can also serve the ingredients in tortillas if you want a different package, and you can personalize it with the veggies of your choosing.
6Spicy Habanero Beef Sliders
Sliders are another super simple finger food option for game day, and I love that this dressed-up recipe from Meatloaf and Melodrama uses habanero sauce and pineapple to update the snack.
7Sweet And Spicy Chicken Salad Crescent Bites
Chicken salad can be cumbersome even though it is delicious, which is why Inside BruCrew Life’s Sweet And Spicy Chicken Salad Crescent Bites are a godsend for anyone trying to simplify the buffet line. They’re ready in about 30 minutes, and the fact that crescent rolls serve as the crust make them super simple to make.
8Easy "Cracked Out" Soft Pretzels
My mouth literally started watering when I saw this soft pretzel recipe. Courtesy of Cookies and Cups, the pretzels are filled with cheese and bacon bits, plus a layer of cheese on top for still more flavor. Even better, the pretzels are sizable, so little kids can share them, allowing you to get even more out of the recipe.
9Chicken Pesto Pizza
Sure, you could just order some pizzas for game day, but this Chicken Pesto Pizza from Kitchen Confidante will make your meal feel way more personal. Pesto, chicken, and roasted tomatoes combine on homemade dough for a savory meal that will go quick.
10Bacon Jalapeño Popper Bites
If you’ve got spice lovers in your house, they’ll be all about these Bacon Jalapeño Popper Bites for Super Bowl Sunday. You’ll be pretty into them too you considering you just have to put the ingredients into Tostito scoop chips and bake for 10 minutes to get them ready. The recipes make about 50 savory treats, so it’s a great choice if you’re serving a big group.
11Super Bowl Cupackes
These adorable football treats from Cookies and Cups were literally created to be enjoyed on Super Bowl Sunday, and what dessert is easier to grab and eat than a cupcake? Bonus: the footballs are actually Oreo truffles covered in milk chocolate. It’s the dessert that keeps on giving.
12Five-Ingredient Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels
A roll up is basically an even more portable version of a sandwich, so they’re ideal as a game day finger food. These Five-Ingredient Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels courtesy of Cooking For Keeps combine shredded chicken and cream cheese for a creamy snack the whole gang will be into. Plus, the recipe makes 45 roll ups, so you definitely won’t run out.
13Vegan Bean And Cheese Quesadillas
Another one for my vegan football lovers: Happy Healthy Life’s dairy and meat-free quesadillas are bean based so they’re definitely filling, and you can add spices like paprika and black pepper for more punch. Shout out to vegan cheese for being the real MVP of this year’s Super Bowl.
14Spinach Artichoke Taquitos
Spinach artichoke dip is always a party hit, but now your guests won’t be forced to hover over the coffee table while they dig into it thanks to these tasty, veggie-packed taquitos from What’s Cooking, Love?. Portable perfection.
16Mozzarella Bubble Biscuit
Think of these Mozzarella Bubble Biscuits as a delectable alternative to pizza, with a biscuit crust that wraps around marina sauce and parmesan cheese. Courtesy of Five Heart Home, the recipe makes an easy grab even simpler.
17Cookies & Cream Cheese Ball Football
Serving this Cookies & Cream Cheese Ball Football from Something Swanky with pretzels is a genius move, both because the salty additions cuts the sweetness and because the pretzels turn the dish into a yummy dip rather than something you have to individually serve. It’s too festive not to make.