30 Game Day Super Bowl Party Finger Foods & Snacks

Super Bowl Finger Foods & Snacks 2 photo collage with bang bang chicken skewers, pimento cheese and brisket sliders
Posted On: January 27, 2024
Last updated: February 5th, 2024

The Big Game’s arrival signals a time of excitement, camaraderie, and of course, delicious finger foods that elevate the Super Bowl Sunday experience. As you all gather around screens to witness the thrilling showdown, the importance of having the perfect spread of snacks cannot be overstated. Explore the best Big Game Super Bowl finger foods, guaranteed to score a touchdown with your taste buds. From classic favorites to creative twists  for special diets on game day classics, these finger foods are sure to make your Super Bowl party a culinary triumph. Gather the football fans and let the games begin around your snack table!

“Forget the Diet” Big Game Finger Food

First there’s the holidays, then as soon as you recover from those gut busting months, you’ve got the playoffs and then the big football game everyone is looking forward to in February.  The first part of this post features classic game-day snacks to get you pumped and ready to enjoy the game with your stretchy pants.  After that, there are low-carb options that are just as tasty as the classics so you don’t over-do the day in misery from carb-loading.  So, check out these easy super bowl appetizers that will elevate the half-time show for everyone from your foodie friends to football fan grazers. 

Zesty Smoked Shotgun Shells I Smoked Meat Sunday
These smoky savory appetizers are all the rage, and for good reason! They will be a hit at your super bowl get together, but will disappear fast so you might want to double the recipe.
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Easy Soft Pretzel Bites with Beer Cheese I WML
Soft Pretzel Bites with beer cheese and beer
These doughy bites of heaven are addictive. Just warning you. When I make these we eat them all in no time. There is no comparison between homemade soft pretzel bites and store bought chewy ones. They go great with beer cheese or just your favorite queso cheese or nacho cheese sauce.
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Brisket Sliders with White BBQ sauce I Jamil Ghar
I mean, come on now…brisket sliders! Need I say more?! And then we have a creamy white sauce to top it off. These are an easy handheld snack to make with leftover brisket before the big game. I love the addition of red onion too. You could take it a step further and elevate these sliders with some pickled red onion too.
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Smoked Gouda and Bacon Loaded Tater Tots I Life as a Strawberry
Tater Tots are my guilty pleasure, the unhealthy junk food I'd break my diet for. Give a a cheesy smoked gouda sauce to top my tater tots. It's over. Diet sunk, happiness level 100%.
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Easy Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Recipe [Party Appetizer] I CurryTrail
The sweet and spicy combination of flavors with crispy bacon, juicy shrimp makes it a perfect finger food for any gathering.
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Mango Habanero Chicken Wings I The Heirloom Pantry
For the ones who want some "heat" with their game day snacking, these spicy, saucy chicken wings will be sure to light that fire and excite palates! Why have just a classic buffalo wing when you can have a Sweet mango and spicy habanero pepper wing for a memorable and delicious appetizer!
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Football Pizza Puff Pastries I Liv’s Little Muffins
These football shaped shaped apps will get everyone pumped for the big game! They're the perfect handheld appetizers to pop right in your mouth or your friend's across the couch!
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Air Fryer Halloumi I Piper Cooks
Air Fryer Halloumi I Piper Cooks
If you haven't had the pleasure of trying halloumi yet, you are missing out. If you're a big cheese fan, this salty cheese that you can grill, bake or air fry in the perfect alternative to standard mozzarella cheese sticks.
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Louisiana Voodoo Fries (Wingstop Copycat) I The Feathered Nester
These cheesy Cajun french fries with white gravy have many 5 star ratings for good reason! They're dangerously delicious! So, forget the diet today and savor this cheesy, creamy, savory dish.
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Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip I Babaganosh
This Buffalo Chicken Cheese Dip is the perfect party appetizer. Enjoy the spicy goodness of buffalo wings, without the wings with this classic cheesy dip.
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Ultimate Pulled Pork Stuffed Potato Skins (a.k.a. Pigskins) I Garlic & Zest
These are a great game day snack! They're made with a Kansas City Rub, filled with BBQ pulled pork and topped with melty cheese. It doesn't get more hardcore than that for halftime show feasting!
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Bang Bang Chicken Skewers I Valerie’s Kitchen
Bang Bang Chicken Skewers I Valerie's Kitchen
Meat on a stick is like the ultimate fun finger food, especially for game day! Grab a stick of these awesome chicken skewers with the infamous bang bang sauce for a sweet and tangy kick.
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Special Diet Game Day Options

When you entertain a big crowd, if you want to be the host or hostess with the “mostess.” You’ve got to think about having an option for the guests you know who have special dietary needs.  As we all know Game Day food American-style is quite heavy and not diet friendly.  Special diet food doesn’t mean less tasty options.  You wouldn’t believe how delicious some of these low carb, vegetarian and vegan options are! Check them out below. 

Low Carb or Keto Game Day Snacks

For those following a low carb lifestyle, it can sometimes be a challenge to find tasty options that fit their diet. Fear not, because here are some mouthwatering low carb Super Bowl finger foods and snacks that will impress! From savory dips flavorful bites, there are countless ways to make your game day spread both healthy and delicious.

Easy Smoked Jalapeno Poppers I WML
Bacon-wrapped smoked jalapeno poppers on a white platter with some raw jalapenos to the left side.
These creamy and spicy bites are sure to make half-time snacking pure joy, even if your favorite band isn't performing.
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Amazing Stuffed Mini Peppers with Sausage I The Sweet Simple Things
These adorable stuffed sweet peppers will wow you with flavor and no fillers. Use your favorite sausage ( spicy or sweet) and cream cheese for a healthier savory appetizer.
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Keto-Friendly Cheesy Dill Pickle Chips I Finding Time to Fly
Keto Cheesy Pickle Chips on white platter with dip on black and white napkin from Finding Time to Fly
These snacks are the real dill! They're delicious, simple to make, and keto-friendly. Not everything has to breaded to be delicious! The dill pickles are cooked up with cheese and crispy bacon to make for an easy low carb delight with every bite!
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Hatch Chile Grilled Chicken Wings I Garlic & Zest
grilled hatch chile chicken wings on silver platter with cilantro and a beer from Garlic & Zest
These 2 ingredient grilled wings are fall into many special diet categories without skimping on flavor! They're gluten free and low carb! They also have a delicious sour cream based hatch chili dipping sauce for extra finger licking enjoyment.
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Easy Keto Pizza Dip Recipe I Keto Focus
An appetizer dip for the fans of cheese and pizza, this hot and gooey keto pizza dip will be scooped up before you know it! Air fryer & Slow Cooker instructions included. You can serve this delicious dip with some of her Keto breadsticks (recipe on the site), celery sticks, pork rinds or mushrooms.
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Homemade Pimento Cheese (Spread or Dip) I WML
Pimento cheese spread in white bowl, surrounded by crackers with a knife and bourbon glass on the side
This cheese dip/spread is one everyone can get into. It's a little sweet and tangy treat made with minimal effort. It's a big hit with party guests, best served at room temperature for easy dipping. Great spread on crackers or for dipping fresh vegetables like celery or carrots.
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Crockpot Spinach Artichoke Dip I Finding Time to Fly
This is an easy delicious recipe and the best part is, you can get it ready a couple hours before the Super bowl, toss it all in the slow cooker and it's ready to enjoy without a bunch of fuss. Grab your carrot sticks or pork rinds and get dipping. (If you're not needing low carb, grab the pita or tortilla chips )
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Vegetarian or Vegan Game Day Snacks

Each of these delectable game-day snacks is not only bursting with flavor but also aligns with your or your guests’ vegetarian or vegan needs. It’s time to elevate your snack game as high as the stakes of the game you’re watching. Picture it, prepare it, and let your taste buds enjoy the vegged up game day treats!

Vegetarian Cheesy Mushroom Sliders | Carolyn’s Cooking
These are some mouthwatering, umami filled delights with different melty cheeses and buttery garlicky sautéed mushrooms. Yum!! You can easily make it more "veggie friendly" by using a vegan alternative to Worcestershire.
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Fried Mac and Cheese Bites — Crispy Vegetarian Snacks I Oh my Veg!
These crispy and gooey, cheesy little balls of goodness are a vegetarian dream of an appetizer. You can take it a step further with smoked cheddar cheese as suggested for a fabulous big day treat!
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How to Make Corn Nuggets I In the Kitch
These are a delicious vegetarian alternative to chicken nuggets and trust me, you'll forget all about the nuggets you might have been craving. Anyone would enjoy these savory and comforting nuggets. Serve with a dipping sauce for a delicious snack!
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Easy Air Fryer Potato Wedges (Crispy & Tender) I WML
potato wedges pinterest image on plate with ramekins and dip, shot from above
If you need a different kind of potato option for a smaller crowd, these air fryer wedges will go great with the mushroom or brisket sliders listed above. Serve them with some creamy dips like Ranch or sweet sriracha sauce for a delicious treat.
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Crispy Air Fried Oyster Mushrooms I The Vegan Larder
These air fired mushrooms are crunchy and crispy; very addictive for you mushroom lovers. Very easy to make!
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Vegan Refried Bean Dip I Vegan Blueberry
Refried beans are elevated with green chilis, a vegan nacho cheese sauce and loads of spices to make this a delicious dip your Vegan friends will love dipping into!
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Cowboy Caviar I Spend with Pennies
Cowboy Caviar in glass bowl with some tortilla chips from Sugar Spun Run and Spend with Pennies
This Cowboy Caviar is like the goldmine of vegan dips! Made in just 15 minutes; it's healthy, delicious and even your carnivore friends will want to dig into it. With the hundreds of 5 star reviews on this recipe, it's a hands down winner for a game day party! Between the zesty dressing with lime juice, black-eyed peas, avocado and all the other flavorful ingredients it's a mouthwatering and eye catching dip you need for your super bowl spread.
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Roasted Sweet Potato Fries Recipe I Raepublic
Step up your side dish game with these tantalizing roasted sweet potato fries! Perfectly seasoned and baked to a crisp, golden brown, these fries offer a delightful combination of sweet and savory.
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Gluten Free Game Day Snacks

These Gluten-Free Game Day Snacks let you relish every thrilling moment of the game without worrying about diet restrictions. Each snack is a harmonious blend of taste and texture, promising to delight your taste buds without compromising your nutrition.

Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets with Homemade Chick Fil A Sauce I Mary’s Whole Life
These gluten free nuggets will be a hit with those guests who want to enjoy that comfort food without the traditional breading. Plus the copy cat Chick Fil-A sauce will get everyone dipping.
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Loaded Tater Tots on Shareable Skewers I Smart Street Nutrition
Tater tots on a stick? Yes, please! Tots are my guilty pleasure when it comes to comfort food. These skewers take the tater tots to another level of deliciousness. Make sure to verify the Ranch Seasoning you use is Gluten Free though.
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Easy Gluten-Free Fried Pickles (Air Fryer Option) I Olivia’s Kitchen
Trader joe's has a great gluten free breading that can make these awesome fried pickles stand out. Crispy, juicy and tangy, oven or air-fried goodness is waiting for you.
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Italian Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms (No Bread Crumbs) I WML
Italian Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms on white plate with parmesan cheese block and more in glass pyrex dish in background.
Stuffed mushrooms don't have to be enjoyed only at restaurants for on holidays, they're can be a delicious gluten free a low carb option, even for game day! These have no added breadcrumbs and are cooked to perfection without being rubbery or smiley. The bad part of making these is that they'll disappear very fast!
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“Food is our common ground, a universal experience.”

– James Beard

Planning a Big Game Super Bowl party can feel overwhelming, especially when considering special dietary needs. With the right selection of finger foods and snacks, everyone can enjoy the big game without compromising their dietary preferences. It’s all about balance and creativity when it comes to satisfying all guests. Cheers to a successful and satisfying Super Bowl party! Fingers on the controller and ready to dig into some tasty finger foods and snacks over laughs, wins and losses. Enjoy the game with satisfied bellies and memories.

Game on!! 🏈 Happy Cooking!!

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