11 Last Minute Super Bowl Appetizers, Because You Want To Be Watching The Game, Not Cooking

Super Bowl Sunday has a way of sneaking up on people... particularly people who are hosting the viewing party amongst their group of friends. Here to save the day are some easy, last minute Super Bowl appetizers that you can put together in just a few minutes. Besides, once the game starts, do you really want to be stuck cooking in the kitchen? Didn't think so.

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Bacon Wrapped Buffalo Shrimp

Bacon, buffalo, and shrimp — are there better words that come to mind when planning a Super Bowl appetizer? Doubtful. Make use of all three with Cooking for Keeps' three-ingredient recipe. Dip, wrap, bake, repeat.

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Toasted Almond Parmesan Dip

If you make nothing else on Super Bowl Sunday, make a dip. Actually, make this dip by How Sweet It Is. Cheese, almonds, pepper, and nutmeg. Your guests won’t be able to stop dipping.

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Avocado Fries

If there was ever a day to deep fry, it’s Super Bowl Sunday, and A Cozy Kitchen nails that fact with this recipe for avocado fries. With a three-ingredient recipe for batter, a quick dunk in some canola oil, and a side of your favorite dipping sauce, these bad boys are as simple to make as they are delicious.

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Mini Cheddar Tomato Tarts

A Beautiful Mess has the right idea with these savory tarts. Purchase some puff pastry dough, brush it with oil, and top it off with some cheddar cheese and tomatoes… 25 minutes and 325 degrees later… voila!

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Peanut Butter Popcorn

That’s right, PEANUT BUTTER POPCORN. The Kitchn’s simple recipe can be used with microwave popcorn, stored overnight, and reheated easily. What’s not to love?

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Blue Cheese Bread Appetizer

Half Baked Harvest describes this recipe as “idiot proof,” but I swear it looks like a gourmet dish at a four star Italian restaurant. Made from Pillsbury Grands, blue cheese, and butter, this is as rich as it gets.

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Tex-Mex Tostadas

Tostadas take the gold when it comes to low maintenance appetizers… I mean, you don’t really even have to cook anything. Just take a look at Food Fanatic’s easy instructions. Once you’ve fried the tortilla, let your guests add on fresh, raw toppings while watching the game.

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Baked Onion Rings

Damn Delicious’ recipe for baked onion rings uses Panko breadcrumbs, and the distinction in breading makes all the difference. Serve these up with some ranch dressing and ketchup, and everybody will be happy.

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Bacon Pepperoni Pizza Cheese Ball

With six ingredients and minimal cooking involved, What’s Cooking Love’s bacon pepperoni pizza cheese ball is all kinds of savory goodness in a ball, literally.

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Poutine Potato Skins

This delectable potato skin recipe by Endless Simmer is one of the best — and one of the easiest. After baking your potatoes, refill them with a mashed inside, store-bought gravy, bacon, and cheese. Just thinking about it makes me drool.

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White Bean Hummus with Chives

If you’ve never made hummus, you’re missing out. Not only is it perfect for dipping crackers, bread, and veggies, it’s also so simple to make. Just put everything in a blender, and let it do its thing. Check out Jelly Toast’s recipe for a tasty treat.

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