4 Delicious Game-Day Snacks for Your Super Bowl Party
Super Bowl LIV is right around the corner where the San Francisco 49ers will be facing off against the Kansas City Chiefs. Whether you plan to host your own Super Bowl party or just attend a friend or family member’s, no Super Bowl is complete without a collection of delicious finger foods to snack on.
If you aren’t sure what to prepare, don’t sweat it. Here are a few of our favorite snack recipes that will be a perfect fit for the NFL championship game.
I’ve also heard this one called “Cowboy Caviar,” or “Mexican Caviar,” but no matter the name, this dish combines a variety of beans with colorful summer vegetables to create a unique and irresistible corn salsa-style dip finished with a tangy homemade lime vinaigrette dressing. It’s also an incredibly affordable dish to make and only takes a few minutes to put together if you’re at least somewhat handy with a knife.
- 1 15oz Can Black Beans – Drained & Rinsed
- 1 15oz Can Black-Eyed Peas – Drained & Rinsed
- 1 Green Bell Pepper – Finely Diced
- 2 Roma Tomatoes – Finely Diced
- 1 Jalepeño Pepper – Diced (remove ribs & seeds for less spice)
- ½ Red Onion – Diced
- ¼-½ Cup Fresh Cilantro – Roughly Chopped
Ingredients (Lime Vinaigrette Dressing)
- 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 Limes – Juiced (if using bottled lime juice ~2 Tbsp)
- ½ Cup Balsamic Vinegar
- ½ Tsp Chili Powder
- 1 Tsp Cumin
- ½ Tsp Salt
- Combine the black beans, black-eyed peas, green bell pepper, tomatoes, jalepeño, and red onion in a large mixing bowl.
- Make the dressing by combining lime juice, balsamic vinegar, chili powder, cumin, salt, and sugar in a small mixing bowl and whisking until well combined.
- Toss the bean salad in the dressing until well coated. Taste for seasoning and add additional salt and freshly ground black pepper as desired. Stir in fresh cilantro and serve or refrigerate for up to 4 days. Serve with salted tortilla chips or crackers.
Easy Loaded Potato Skins
A staple of sports bars across the country, loaded potato skins offer the taste of a fully-loaded baked potato in a compact package that you can eat with just one hand. Better yet, you can make restaurant-quality potato skins that will blow away your friends and family and it’s not even that difficult. Here’s how to do it:
- 4 Medium-Sized Baking Potatoes
- 5-8 Slices or ½ Pound of Thick-Cut Bacon – Diced
- 1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
- 6 Ounces Cheddar Cheese – Grated
- 1 Bunch Scallions or Chives – Chopped
- Kosher Salt
- Freshly Ground Black Pepper
- 1 Cup Sour Cream
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- While the oven is preheating, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat until shimmering. Put diced bacon in the pan and cook until crispy and all the fat has rendered out. Remove the bacon from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside in a bowl, reserving the bacon fat in the pan.
- Allow the bacon fat to cool slightly. Coat the potatoes in the bacon fat and cover with kosher salt. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake until the skins are crispy and a fork slides in and out of the flesh easily, 45 minutes to 1 hour. While the potatoes bake, grate the cheddar and prepare other ingredients.
- Remove potatoes from the oven and quarter them lengthwise. Use a spoon to scoop out the flesh, leaving about ¼ inch. Top each wedge with grated cheddar and bacon and return them to the foil-lined baking sheet.
- Set the oven to broil. Place the wedges under the broiler until the cheese is boiling. Monitor them closely to prevent burning. Remove from the broiler, season with salt and pepper, top with scallions/chives and sour cream and serve.
Rich and Cheesy Tequila Queso
This queso is jam-packed with flavor thanks to its combination of flavourful cheeses, onions, jalapeños, and of course – tequila. The tequila serves to lend the rich cheese-blend its agave flavor as well as provide a silky texture. Serve it hot with your favorite tortilla or corn chips and you’ll likely be bringing home a clean dish after the game.
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 Medium Tomatoes – Diced
- 2 Jalepeños – Diced (seeds & ribs removed for less spice)
- 1 White Onion – Diced
- 2 Tbsp Silver Tequila
- 2 Cups Grated Monterrey Jack Cheese
- 1 Cup Grated Cheddar Cheese
- ¼ Cup Cilantro – Chopped
- Combine cheeses in a large mixing bowl.
- Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat and add tomatoes, jalepeños, onion, and a pinch of salt. Cook the vegetables stirring constantly until soft, about 5 minutes.
- Add the tequila and stir constantly until it has mostly all evaporated and the pan looks dry.
- Reduce heat to low. Add one handful of grated cheese to the pan and stir constantly until fully melted, about 30 seconds. Repeat this process until you’ve used all the cheese. Transfer the queso to a serving bowl and top with cilantro.
Slow Cooker Crispy Buffalo Wings
If you’ve ever deep-fried your own chicken wings, you know how complicated and messy it can be. In order to create a perfectly tender wing without all the oil, just use this simple slow cooker recipe. We think you’ll find they can be just as tasty as the real deal while being a lot easier on you and your kitchen.
But what about that perfectly crisp, crunchy exterior you can only get with a deep-fried chicken wing? By finishing our wings in the broiler we’ll create a perfect crust that will give our wings that satisfying crunch.
- 4 Lbs Fresh or Frozen Chicken Wings
- 1 ½ Cups Buffalo Sauce (reserve some for finishing)
- ¼ Cup Brown Sugar
- ½ White Onion – Diced
- 5 Cloves Garlic – Minced
- Celery Sticks, Carrot Sticks, Ranch Dressing, and Blue Cheese for Serving.
- Combine the buffalo sauce, brown sugar, onion, and garlic in a mixing bowl and whisk until well incorporated. Set aside.
- Place wings in a slow cooker and cover with the buffalo sauce mixture. Toss until each wing is completely coated. For frozen wings, cook on high for 2-3 hours. For fresh wings, cook on low for 3 hours and internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
- Set broiler to high. Remove wings from the slow cooker and place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Cover with the reserved buffalo sauce and place under the broiler until lightly brown and crispy, monitoring closely to prevent burning. Remove from broiler and serve!
Impress Your Friends and Family with These Tasty Super Bowl Snack Recipes
That concludes our four favorite Super Bowl snack recipes. We chose recipes that we felt offered a good balance of affordability, ease of cooking, and of course – flavor. Bring any of these dishes to your party and we’re confident your friends, family, or coworkers will be glad you came.