Kickoff Your Super Bowl Party Right: 22 Tasty Appetizers
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Kickoff Your Super Bowl Party Right: 22 Tasty Appetizers

When you think of Super Bowl appetizers, what comes to mind? Sure you’ve got your wings and nachos, but if you’re anything like us, you’re always looking for new savory finger-food recipes or some updated takes on the classics that’ll score you a few extra points with your guests. Enjoy these 22 winning recipes perfect for the big game!

1. Party Pretzel Bites: These brioche-esque soft pretzel bites are fantastic on their own — but if you must serve something alongside them, might we suggest a bowlful of queso? (via Food52)



2. Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce: A favorite takeout appetizer made at home, you may need to make a double (or triple) batch of these! (via Daily Burn)

3. Lentil Endive Tacos: Your guests won’t be asking, “Where’s the beef?” when they taste these well-seasoned tacos. (via Brit + Co.)

4. Indian Chicken Lollipop with Hot Garlic Sauce: We’re dying to try this Indian-spiced alternative to buffalo wings. (via Mye’s Kitchen)

5. Scallion Meatballs with Soy-Ginger Glaze: Love potstickers but hate all the wrapper folding? Give these salty-sweet meatballs a try! (via Smitten Kitchen)

6. Apple Nachos: Need something sweet to balance your appetizer spread? These apple slice nachos drizzled with caramel and sprinkled with chocolate chips are just the thing to throw together. (via Hello Giggles)

7. Baked Honey Sriracha Wings: Crispy, spicy-sweet wings without the frying? We’re sold! (via Damn Delicious)

8. Buffalo Chicken Wontons: Stuffed with cheese, chicken, and wing sauce, these baked wontons are perfect for the big game. (via The Improv Kitchen)

9. Chicken Meatballs with Garlic Kale Marinara: Your guests won’t even notice that there’s a whole zucchini mixed into these moist meatballs. Bonus: They’re paleo friendly and gluten free! (via A Calculated Whisk)

10. Serrano Ham and Manchego Croquetas: Classic Spanish flavors combine to create these fried balls of cheesy, meaty, sure-to-disappear-quickly goodness. (via Food52)

11. Savory Spiced Nuts: Coated with a variety of sweet and savory spices, these are a terrific nibble to have on hand. (via The Brass Halo)

12. Baked Chicken and Cheese Taquitos: Store-bought rotisserie chicken makes throwing together these taquitos a breeze. Serve with your favorite dip — guacamole, salsa, queso, you name it! (via Just A Taste)

13. Andouille Sliders with Caramelized Onions and Creole Mustard): Sliders are always a crowd favorite, kick up the usual beef patties by adding andouille sausage to the mix. (via Southern Souffle)

14. Vegan Buffalo Bites: No chicken or processed meat substitutes here, just cauliflower! Battered and baked then tossed in a classic buffalo wing sauce, these babies would definitely fit into the lineup at your next tailgate. What’s more? A totally vegan “blue cheese” dip recipe is included. (via 86 Lemons)

15. Crispy Wonton Mozzarella Sticks: Wrapping mozzarella with wonton skins instead of battering them is a new, simplified twist on the classic cheesy stick. (via NeighborFood Blog)

16. Sweet Potato Skins: Highly seasoned and overstuffed with veggies, the finishing touch is a drizzle of cashew cream to keep things dairy free and vegan. (via Holy Cow Vegan)

17. Mini Tostadas with 7 Layer Dip: These diminutive, dip-filled tostadas are almost too cute to eat! The petite shells are cleverly formed by cutting out rounds from corn tortillas and baking them in muffin cups ’til crisp. (via Brit + Co.)

18. Vegan Fries Supreme: We can’t believe these are vegan! Don’t mind meat and cheese? Feel free to swap your favorite cheese sauce and taco meat to create a tasty Taco Bell copycat. (via Kitchen Grrrls)

19. Caprese Pizza Rolls: Fresh tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella are stuffed inside refrigerated biscuit dough to create these better-than-from-the-freezer pizza rolls. (via Diethood)

20. Three Cheese Jalapeño Poppers: A sprinkle of toasted panko just before serving gives these poppers a nice crispy touch sans batter. (via Damn Delicious)

21. Avocado Bacon Ranch Deviled Eggs: Now, these are green eggs and ham that we can get behind — a great deviled egg recipe made without mayo. (via Bakeaholic Mama)

22. Cheese Straws: Skip the cracker aisle and make these flaky, homemade cheese straws instead. Whatever cheese you choose, these will certainly disappear quickly! (via Butter Baking)

What appetizer makes your Super Bowl spread complete? Let us know in the comments below.