The countdown to THE football game of the year has begun. Everywhere we turn, we see people prepping for their game-day extravaganza, whether that’s planning out colorful Super Bowl party decor or coming up with the ultimate in game-day appetizers that are sure to score you an award for MVH (Most Valuable Hostess). After all, the most important part of the Super Bowl isn’t the commercials, the half-time show or even the actual game. It’s the food, DUH! From beer-infused cheese dips to honey mango party wings, these are the crowd-pleasing appetizers you definitely *NEED* for your Super Bowl party.


1. Cheddar + Swiss Beer Dip: While soft pretzels are delicious on their own, they taste even better when served with this cheddar and swiss beer dip. Finally, there’s a recipe that allows you to drink your beer and eat it too! (via Wright Kitchen on Snapguide)


2. Roasted Cherry Tomato Bruschetta: If you’re looking to go a little fancier on game day, try out this recipe for roasted cherry tomato bruschetta. Crusty bread topped with ricotta cheese, chives and freshly roasted tomatoes make this a recipe you’ll find yourself making again and again. (via World Seasonings on Snapguide)

Sweet Potato Fries

3. Sweet Potato Fries With Garlic + Herbs: You’ll ditch the bag of frozen fries when you find out how easy it is to make these sweet potato fries from scratch. When they’re done baking, toss with chopped parsley, garlic and cheese to give them an extra punch of flavor. (via Snapguide Team on Snapguide)


4. Game Day Guacamole: It just wouldn’t be game day without guacamole, and we’ve found a recipe that is totally guac-tastic. With a few dashes of a secret seasoning and a squeeze of fresh lime, this guacamole recipe goes from blah to bam in no time at all. (via World Seasonings on Snapguide)


5. Honey Mango Party Wings: Wings are a Super Bowl party no-brainer, but how about swapping out your usual sauce with this recipe for honey mango party wings? With honey, mango, thyme, basil, paprika and a dose of sweet and sour sauce, this recipe is a total flavor upgrade from your usual game-day wings. (via Michael Overton on Snapguide)


6. Chicken Taco Sliders: You don’t always need tacos piled high with fixin’s. This simple shredded chicken taco only needs four ingredients to make it totally delicious. (via World Seasonings on Snapguide)


7. Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks: For all the gluten-free football fans out there, have no fear. These cheesy cauliflower breadsticks have all the delicious taste of a breadstick without any actual bread. Pair them with marinara sauce for the ultimate dipping experience. (via Snapguide Team on Snapguide)


8. Barbecue Bacon Turkey Sliders: Sliders are a total crowd favorite when it comes to Super Bowl Sunday appetizers. Try switching up the flavor by adding ground turkey and bacon to the mix. (via Michael Overton on Snapguide)


9. Buffalo Chicken Pizza: This buffalo chicken pizza will definitely score you a touchdown when it comes to taste. With a healthy dash of tobacco, Worcestershire sauce and a mixture of cheeses, this homemade pizza is way better than delivery. (via Snapguide Team on Snapguide)


10. Spinach + Kale Cheese Balls: If you’re looking for a party appetizer that is more or less guilt-free, try out this recipe for spinach and kale cheese balls. Packed with veggies and then covered with parmesan cheese and bread crumbs, they’re definitely on our need-to-try list. (via World Seasonings on Snapguide)


11. Mac + Cheese Bites: Try out this bite-sized version of one of our favorite comfort foods for your Super Bowl extravaganza. They’re pretty much a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. (via Snapguide Team on Snapguide)


12. Sweet Potato Skins With Smokin’ Chipotle: Well seasoned and stuffed with chicken, cheese and fresh veggies, these potato skins are lighter on the calories and pack a punch of flavor. (via World Seasonings on Snapguide)

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