Whether you're a football fan or you couldn't care less, one thing is for sure: you'll be eating a ton of food come Super Bowl Sunday. Diets be damned — Super Bowl finger food recipes are the best, and they deserve to be consumed with reckless abandon. Fried food, cold beer, and chicken wings win out over all on the biggest game day of the year.
Surveys show that Super Bowl Sunday is the second-largest food consumption day of the year, right up there after Thanksgiving. It's the one day of the year when it's acceptable to gorge on buffalo wings, cheesy dip, beer, a big fat sandwich, and dessert without feeling guilty. So, I mean, you might as well take advantage of it! These delicious Super Bowl snacks are (relatively) easy, sure to impress, and will also make you excited for the big day even if you don't know who's playing. Get ready to throw the best Super Bowl party ever — or at least be the guest who gets invited back every year.
There might not ever be a more perfect junky Super Bowl snack than these corn dog tots from A Cozy Kitchen. They’re relatively easy to make, and don’t require a fryer, and they’re definitely easy to eat.
Make life a little easier for yourself by making chicken wings in a slow cooker with this recipe from Damn Delicious. You can start it in the morning and let it cook while you get everything else done — or just get drunk. Your choice.
Everyone will be making buffalo chicken dip, so do something a little bit different and make these buffalo chicken bites from A Spicy Perspective. They’re slightly more annoying to put together, but they’re easier to eat.
If you have a deep fryer, put it to good use with this onion ring recipe from Natasha’s Kitchen — although you can do this without a deep fryer, too. Onion rings are always a crowd-pleaser, so why not make the people happy?
Soft pretzels are a perfect accompaniment to cold glasses of beer and lots of fried foods, and they’re surprisingly easy to make. This recipe from A Cozy Kitchen calls for them to be dipped in mustard, but you can put out whatever dip you want.
Gyros are great. Eating a gyro sandwich at a party? Not so great. They’re messy and annoying — not the best game day food. But mini gyro meatballs, on the other hand — those are super easy to eat. And incredibly delicious, too. Try these from Simply Scratch, along with a tasty tzatziki dip.
Asian Barbecue Sticky Tater Tots with Toasted Sesame Seeds
It’s hard to imagine many ways to make tater tots even better than they are on their own, but if you think it’s impossible, just check out this recipe from Climbing Grier Mountain. It’s a whole new way to look at tots, and you won’t want to turn back.
The best thing about this appetizer from Damn Delicious (besides the bacon and the tater tots) is that they barely require any effort. You’re just wrapping bacon around frozen tots, then cooking them until they’re crispy and wonderful.
This recipe from Taste and Tell uses boxed loaded mashed potatoes, so it’s very easy and quick to put together. Thanks to the frying aspect, no one will be able to tell you didn’t make these on your own.
This almost gourmet quesadilla recipe from How Sweet It Is will definitely take a little time to put together, but it looks well worth it. Spicy guacamole! Beer! Cheese! Shrimp! How does it really get better than this?
If there are any kids at this Super Bowl party, you will be making them very happy with these potato chip chicken fingers from Simply Scratch. Actually, never mind. You’ll make anyone of any age very happy with this recipe.