Whether you’re watching the Super Bowl for the actual game or the commercials, it’s vital to keep your eyes glued to the TV screen — one look away, and you might miss something incredible. So, to make your game day experience all the more enjoyable, it’s important to minimize distractions, and Super Bowl finger food recipes can do just that. There’s no need to lose concentration when you can just pop a snack in your mouth without worrying about dropping food and making a mess.
But even if you don’t care so much about what’s happening on TV, a selection of tasty Super Bowl recipes makes game time all the more enjoyable. After all, plenty of those hilarious commercials are bound to be food-related in some way, so you’re going to want to avoid any potential for a growling stomach. Plus, whipping up some Super Bowl recipes for a crowd will ensure that everyone’s having a good time — which is a major plus if you’re hosting a party where guests are divided on which team they want to win. Good food is reason enough to celebrate.
These 18 recipes will guarantee a delicious game day, with many more clean hands and a lot fewer utensils.
1. Baked Asparagus Fries With Lemon Sauce
Asparagus may not seem like an entirely game day-appropriate food. But when it's coated in bread crumbs and served with a creamy dipping sauce, it makes for perfect grub. Thanks, A Beautiful Mess!
2. Peanut Butter Nutella Pretzel Snack Mix
Any smorgasbord needs at least one non-savory option. A Cozy Kitchen's snack mix makes just the right salty-sweet combo.
3. Mini Grilled Cheese And Tomato Sandwiches
No need to make one big meal. Averie Cooks' treats are a perfect snack alongside your favorite Super Bowl appetizers.
4. Stuffed Peppadews With Salami And Parmesan
Grab some of these sweet peppers at any olive bar, and you'll be able to make The Kitchn's simple appetizer in no time.
5. Tamale Bites
No corn husks are needed to make A Spicy Perspective's easy-to-assemble tamale bites — all the flavor with a whole lot less effort.
6. Cuban Sliders
Ham, Swiss cheese, and dill pickles are all the better when sandwiched in a warm, buttery roll. House of Yumm's mini-sandwiches are a no-fuss snack.
7. Lyon-Style Chicken Wings With Vinegar Sauce
If you've got to have your wings but don't want to end up covered in BBQ sauce, The Crepes of Wrath has the answer with this buttery recipe.
8. Homemade Beer Nuts
No need to head over to a bar to catch the game — A Farmgirl's Dabbles makes beer nuts at home with just four simple ingredients.
9. Mini Taco Cups
Crispy shells make Mel's Kitchen Cafe's taco cups easy to serve and eat. Consider this your alternative to seven-layer dip.
10. Bloomin' Onion
This may just be the Holy Grail of fried foods. A Beautiful Mess cracks the code on making an irresistible bloomin' onion at home.
11. Parmesan Ranch Snack Mix
Ranch is an essential game day flavor. A Cozy Kitchen uses a powdered mix to give popcorn some extra tang.
12. Avocado, Cream Cheese, And Salsa-Stuffed Puff Pastries
If you can't survive game day without guac, then Averie Cooks' stuffed puff pastries are the cheesy answer to your cravings.
13. Mozzarella Toasts
This isn't your basic bruschetta. The Kitchn's mozzarella toasts are drizzled with spicy herb oil for a bit of heat.
14. Potato Latkes With Dill Sauce
Latkes may not be the obvious choice for a game day snack, but what could be better than perfectly fried potatoes? A Spicy Perspective knows what's good.
15. Mac & Cheese Stuffed Jalapeños
Wrapped in bacon, House of Yumm's cheesy jalapeños may be the best spicy finger food you could ask for.
16. Bacon, Cheese, And Scallion Crackers
Need something to mindlessly munch on? The Crepes of Wrath combines all your favorite flavors into a cracker for easy eating.
17. Candied Sriracha Cashews
If you're looking for something with a little more heat, A Farmgirl's Dabbles uses Sriracha to make the most out of roasted cashews.
18. Hot Pizza Dip Bites
You don't need delivery to get your pizza fix. Mel's Kitchen Cafe proves that wonton wrappers can be pretty magical.
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