Super Bowl Sunday is one of our favorite times to chow down on everything from guacamole to queso, but it’s not alllllll about the chips and dip. These bite-size appetizers know how to bring the flavor in a BIG way. Even if your team didn’t make it to the big game this year, we know you’ll have a blast at the party if you invite a few of these mini morsels along.


1. Shrimp Tostada Bites: Forget about plain ol’ shrimp cocktail, and make these tostadas instead. (via Pizzazzerie)


2. Herb-Stuffed Mushroom Bites: Nothing says bite-size quite like stuffed mushrooms. Make these cute, football-inspired snacks to up your ‘shroom game. (via Brit + Co)

Chili Garlic Meatballs

3. Chili Garlic Meatballs: It’s no secret that we love any yummy bite served on a stick — especially meat. These made-from-scratch meatballs are especially easy to whip up. (via Melanie Makes)

Pizza Bites

4. Pizza Bites:Pizza meets hand pies in these pepperoni-, cheese-, and sauce-stuffed bites. Using store-bought crust makes them a breeze to assemble so you’ll have more time for socializing and watching commercials. (via Baked by Joanna)

Mini Loaded Potato Superbowl Footballs

5. Mini Loaded Potato Super Bowl Footballs: A cross between baked potatoes and potato skins, these loaded “footballs” are a terrific appetizer to serve for the big game. (via The Curvy Carrot)

Lobster Wontons

6. Lobster Wontons: Serve guacamole in an unexpected way by topping crispy wontons with the dip, then piling ’em high with lobster, mango, and so much more. (via MANtitlement)


7. Maple Miso Pork Skewers: These sweet and savory skewers are a perfect excuse to light up the BBQ, no matter how cold it is outside. Luckily, they cook up quickly, so you won’t have to brave the elements for too long. (via Food Well Said)


8. Pretzel Bites With Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce: Homemade soft pretzels are WAY better than any you can find in the freezer section. The honey mustard sauce offered alongside is a nice touch but might not even be necessary. (via Yummy Healthy Easy)

Cheesesteak Crescent Roll Cups

9. Cheesesteak Crescent Roll Cups: Philly’s signature cheesesteaks (in miniaturized form) should be invited to your party. (via This Gal Cooks)

Southwestern Saucers

10. Southwestern Saucers: Think of these saucers as a neater way to enjoy nachos. The best part? The toppings are evenly distributed for a flavor-packed bite every time. (via Belly Full)

Apple and Sage Pork Sausage Rolls

11. Apple and Sage Pork Sausage Rolls: We’re loving this sophisticated take on pigs in a blanket featuring puff pastry, tart apple chunks, and fresh herbs. (via Girl Gone Gourmet)

Brown Sugar Glazed Turkey Meatballs

12. Brown Sugar-Glazed Turkey Meatballs: Each of these marble-size meatballs packs a huge flavor punch. You’ll enjoy sweet, savory, and slightly spicy sensations all at once. (via Diethood)


13. Mini Knish: Can’t get enough carb action? Treat yourself to these petite, pie-like knishes filled with potato, squash, and mild leeks. (via Wander Crush)

Baked Buttermilk Beer Popcorn Chicken

14. Baked Buttermilk Beer Popcorn Chicken: A combo of beer and buttermilk make these chicken nuggets delightfully tender and tasty, while a panko coating gets them nice and crispy without a dip in the fryer. (via The Beeroness)

Potato Stacks

15. Little Potato Stacks: Adorable potato stacks might be on the milder side of the appetizer spectrum, but that shouldn’t dissuade you. They’re the perfect complement to kickier fare, like chicken wings and jalapeño poppers. (via Food Well Said)

Easy Asian Dumplings

16. Asian Dumplings With Hoisin Dipping Sauce: With all the fab ingredients stuffed inside each wrapper — not to mention the sweet and spicy dipping sauce — you may not even notice that these dumplings are vegetarian. (via Cooking for Keeps)


17. Mac and Cheese Bites: We expect that these homemade mac and cheese “muffins” will disappear before you know it. (via Holly’s Cheat Day)

Savory Chevre Tartlets

18. Savory Chèvre Tartlets: Enjoy playing around with this recipe by adding whatever veggie you have on hand to lighten up the delicious herbed goat cheese filling. (via Phoebe’s Pure Food)

19. Bacon Pastry Twists With Beer Cheese Dip: Honestly, you may not even need the dip. The flaky bacon-and-cheese-stuffed pastry twists are satisfying when eaten solo. (via Brit + Co)

20. Beef Tenderloin Crostini Skewers: Even better than one-bite dining is having your apps neatly aligned on a skewer. Take a bite whenever the urge strikes, all while keeping your fingers clean so the remote doesn’t get greasy. (via Yes to Yolks)

21. Asian Meatball Sliders: Game day favorites sliders and meatballs join in this recipe to make a truly super Super Bowl snack. Adding some spiced pickles on top brings an irresistible tang to each bite. (via Give It Some Thyme)

22. Lighter Loaded Mashed Potato Bites: A little bite of bacon adds a whole lot of flavor to these crispy-on-the-outside, creamy-on-the-inside mashed potato bites. Swap sour cream for Greek yogurt so you can dunk each one as many times as you’d like. (via Lively Table)

23. Jalapeño Avocado Deviled Eggs: Add a heart-healthy boost to your deviled eggs with a dose of creamy avocado. A round of jalapeño on top brings a spicy kick to each one. (via Peanut Butter Plus Chocolate)

24. Salt and Pepper Tofu: Tofu on game day? When it’s this crispy and well-spiced, no one will miss the wings. (via Delightful Vegan)

25. Spiced Samosa Baskets: When you’re cooking for a crowd, frying up a batch of samosa might be a bit too much work. Instead, spoon a spiced potato and pea mixture into pre-made puff pastry baskets and bake until golden. (via Savory Spin)

26. Creamy, Cheesy Lobster Cups: Class up game day with a little bit of lobster. Cream cheese ensures that this indulgent dish will still please the nacho-loving crowd. (via Dishes Delish)

27. Arugula Pesto Pinwheels: Peppery arugula pesto fills these pinwheels. Oil-based puff pastry, easy to find in the frozen section of most grocery stores, keeps things vegan. (via Elephantastic Vegan)

28. Sausage or Mushroom and Chestnut Rolls: Choose between classic sausage or chestnuts and mushrooms to make these savory rolls. Don’t forget a side of spicy mustard for dipping. (via Gabriella Manchester)

29. Pear and Goat Cheese Prosciutto Cups: Low-carb fans will delight in these crispy prosciutto cups. They’re filled with a sweet and savory combination of pears, caramelized onions, and tangy goat cheese. (via Appetites Anonymous)

30. Almond-Crusted Crab Cake Bites: Get extra crunchy crab cake bites by swapping breadcrumbs for almond meal. That keeps them ideal for gluten-free guests too. (via Hungry Hobby)

What appetizers, both big and small, do you look forward to most on Super Bowl Sunday? Tweet us your faves @BritandCo!

(Additional reporting by Justina Huddleston)