So you just realized that the Super Bowl is THIS Sunday and you haven't carved out any time to plan out the party that you've promised your friends And now you're questioning why you offered to host in the first place and you're wishing you could just go to someone else's party and not have to be stressing out over how to make this party actually happen. Don't worry, we've all been there — and luckily these 12 last-minute Super Bowl party appetizers are here to save the day.
Hosting always sounds like a fun and easy way to bring the party to you, until you realize that you have a lot of work to do and having guests over requires a lot of preparation that you might not even have time for. That said, no one's expecting gourmet food, and most of your guests will be happy with a few bags of chips and a cold beer. But because you want to actually prepare something edible for your guests, you'll need some easy-to-follow recipes and inspiration so that you don't have to give up too much time for your party prep.
Here are a few appetizers that are easy to prepare and are the perfect sustenance for an all day couch bender while you and your guests watch the Super Bowl:
Game Day BBQ Chicken Pizettes
Sure, you could order a pizza, OR you could make these mini pizzas and get some major brownie points from your friends for being crafty. Check out the recipe on Big Girls Small Kitchen.
Herb Lemon Buttered Popcorn
Popcorn is a serious time saver. Everyone loves it and it's beyond easy to make. Add some lemon and herbs with this recipe by Big Girls Small Kitchen and feed your friends without spending any time.
Candied Sriracha Cashews
Perfect for your Sriracha fans and sweet-toothed foodies, these spiced and sweetened cashews are the perfect snack to leave on the table during the big game. Check out the recipe on A Farm Girl's Dabbles.
Fried Dill Pickles
This carnival fare is a lot easier to make at home than you might think. Follow this sour and crunchy recipe on A Farm Girl's Dabbles.
Roasted Tomatoes With Basil And Thyme
OK, so you want to get some veggies on the table but you don't want to put down anything that looks too much like your mother prepared it for you. This roasted tomato recipe from A Farm Girls Dabbles is savory, warm, and totally healthy.
Naturally Dyed Deviled Eggs
This is a staple appetizer for any party. They're easy to make and everyone loves them. But this special recipe from A Cozy Kitchen is extra special because the eggs are naturally dyed with turmeric and cabbage for extra cuteness.
Guacamole For A Crowd
You can't have a football party without guacamole. Check out this flavor-packed crowd-sized recipe from A Cozy Kitchen. It'll only take you 15 minutes to make and will keep your crowd happy all afternoon.
Cuban Sandwich Dip
Yes, you read that correctly. Instead of making a bunch of mini Cuban sandwiches, make this dip and have your guests dunk pieces of bread it in and slip into a foodie bliss. Check out the creative recipe on A Cozy Kitchen.
Warm Spinach Artichoke Dip
You can never have enough warm dips at a football party. This classic appetizer will receive a warm welcome. Check out the basic recipe on A Cozy Kitchen.
Beet Hummus With Crispy Green Beets
A great way to sneak some more veggies on the table is with this beet hummus dip. It's pink and bright and incredibly flavorful and easy to pair with freshly cut veggies or pita chips. Check out the recipe on A Cozy Kitchen.
Honey Garlic Meatballs
Meatballs are cool, but honey garlic glazed meatballs are OFF THE CHAIN! Check out this mouth-watering recipe from Averie Cooks.
Baked Chicken Nuggets With Honey Mustard
Has anyone ever turned down an opportunity to eat chicken nuggets? No, I didn't think so. These party favorites are healthier than the fast food options and just as tasty. Check out the recipe on Averie Cooks.