The Best Super Bowl Recipes

By Emily Russo, MS, RD, CDN

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No matter which team you're cheering for (or whether you prefer the halftime show and commercials!) everyone agrees that game day calls for great food. The following playbook is all you need for a Super Bowl win

No matter which team you’re cheering for (or whether you prefer the halftime show and commercials!) everyone agrees that game day calls for great food. The following playbook is all you need for a Super Bowl win. 🏈


If there’s anything we’ve learned over the years, it’s that sports fans often take the game day food as seriously as the game itself.

To help you score a win in that department, we pulled together 20 of the best game day recipes as determined by our fans. From the classics (think wings, nachos, and ribs) to the more unique offerings (have you tried baked Havarti?), it’s all right here!


    Loaded Cauliflower Bites

    These are delicious! Roasted cauliflower is topped with bacon and cheese in this satisfying twist on baked potato skins that can be served as an appetizer or family-friendly side dish.

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    Crispy Buffalo Wings

    These baked wings are perfectly caramelized and loaded with flavor. This homemade recipe will rival your favorite restaurant wings--and a simple trick guarantees extra crispy skin!

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    Easy Cheesy Pepper Poppers

    A flavor-packed appetizer that can also be served as a tasty side dish, these 3-ingredient bites are quick to assemble and bake to golden, cheesy perfection.

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    Baked Ham & Cheese Bunwiches

    The classic ham sandwich is redefined with two kinds of cheese, a flavorful spread, and a quick trip to the oven!

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    Sesame Soy Party Meatballs

    These party-perfect meatballs are saucy, tender, and bursting with irresistible Asian flavor. The bite-size option makes a great appetizer.

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    Black Bean Dip (or Salsa or Salad)

    This easy, endlessly versatile recipe is perfect as a colorful dip with chips for the big game. It can also be repurposed as a salsa for fish or chicken or enjoyed as a super simple salad.

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    Super Bowl Nachos

    Super Bowl Nachos are the gold standard of nachos and include two types of chips for maximum crunch. Loaded with flavorful toppings (with a hint of health appeal), these nachos are a game day classic.

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    Classic Guacamole

    A side of your favorite tortilla chips is all that this crowd-pleasing appetizer needs. This guacamole recipe has been a family favorite for years.

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    Easy Baked Refried Bean Dip  (or taco or burrito filling)

    This delicious baked dip offers simplicity and balance to any game day spread. Tastes great with chips and/or veggie dippers!

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    Buffalo Wing Hummus

    Nothing says game day like buffalo sauce. A sprinkle of crumbled blue cheese and a side of celery complete the buffalo wing theme in this newfangled dip!

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    Game Day Charcuterie Board

    A deliciously eye-catching charcuterie board is easy to create and sure to make game day a win. The linked "extras" will turn this grazing board into a complete meal.

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    Oven Baked BBQ Ribs

    Melt-in-your mouth ribs with crispy edges are a breeze to prepare with this easy, foolproof recipe. No need to tend the grill for hours, these are a welcome option any time of year!

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    Classic Deviled Eggs

    This traditional recipe is a guaranteed crowd pleaser and simple to make with ingredients likely kept on hand.

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    Beer Margaritas

    An unconventional recipe that makes a large pitcherful, these clever Margaritas taste like the best version of the classic cocktail. Plus, you can freeze some for later--or make a Margarita slushy!

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    Congo Bars

    The ultimate blondie! Perfectly chewy and quicker to make than a batch of cookies, this foolproof recipe is a childhood favorite that has stood the test of time.

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    Cilantro Lime Hummus (tahini-free)

    A nourishing, easy-to-make hummus that redefines the classic condiment by shaking up the usual ingredients and adding south-of-the-border flavor.

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    Baked Havarti with Dill

    This recipe for a crusty-yet-gooey baked Havarti is one to add to your box of favorites--or at least your game day spread this year!

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    Spiced Glazed Nuts & Pretzel Mix

    Sweet and spicy mingle with salty and crunchy in this crowd-pleasing snack that doubles as a convenient hostess gift.

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    Classic Crispy Top Macaroni and Cheese

    Perfect for adults and kids alike, this recipe is simple yet truly special thanks to the crunchy topping and hint of Dijon.

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    Nutella Brownies

    Chewy edges yield to delightfully creamy insides and a “just right” chocolate flavor in these Nutella-infused brownies…and the recipe fills a 9×13 pan!

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    Grapefruit Gimlet

    A delightful balance of sweet and tart, this eye-catching twist on the classic cocktail requires just three simple ingredients. The refreshing drink is also easy to customize with other liquors and flavors.

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