These healthy Super Bowl appetizers are delicious, crowd-pleasing snacks that are made from scratch with real food without sacrificing any flavor!
I hate to admit, I’m not sure who is playing in this year’s Super Bowl. I don’t really follow sports. But, I do show up for any and all food events. And we all know that the Super Bowl is a HUGE food event.
Game day snacks are a serious business.
As a professional snacker, I have got your back with a list of tasty, real food (i.e. from scratch, minimally processed/clean ingredients) recipes for appetizers to share and enjoy.
Many of these fall into the “healthy-ish” category, but I am totally okay with that. My goal now and always is to help make from-scratch cooking do-able and delicious, without fearing food or living with unrealistic, unnecessary expectations.
So, here’s your healthy Super Bowl snack inspiration for tomorrow. Many are standard game day fare, but maybe a little healthier than what you’ve seen before. Many are also recipes we enjoy regularly throughout the year, so go ahead and save a few you might want to make later.
And, as always, don’t forget to tag me if you make one of these recipes. I’d love to see!
Healthy Super Bowl Appetizers
Instant Pot Appetizers
I’ve lightened up the recipe, added in some extra greens, and sped up the recipe by making it in the Instant Pot.
Instant Pot ‘Lil Smokies are not only an instant crowd pleaser, they are also ridiculously easy to make, even with a from-scratch sweet barbecue sauce!
This would be a perfect hearty dish to prep and make into sandwiches with Hawaiian rolls for a filling appetizer that is still easy and delicious!
Homemade meatballs in a sweet barbecue sauce that skips the pre-made, sugary bottles and opts for a simple, from-scratch sauce.
These are sure to be a huge hit at any party or gathering! Bonus: they’re ridiculously easy to make!
Homemade onion rings and fried zucchini…YES PLEASE.
This recipe from Ally at Sweet & Savory Eats looks so delicious and I know my kids would love these cute little dogs!
Again. So easy. (Are you sensing a pattern here?). Sheetpan nachos make a regular appearance in our home. Go for the standard Tex-Mex, or try out a new combination. (Nachos with caramelized onions and smoked pulled pork are OUT OF THIS WORLD delicious).
These jalapeños look ahhhh-mazing. Bri (from Our Savory Life) is a master at pairing flavors together. The jalapeños are stuffed with two kinds of cheese, red onion, and garlic, then wrapped with salty bacon. YUM.
This is the only sweet treat on this list, but it is worth including because it’s equally delicious and simple. This skillet cookie would be so easy to throw together during half-time to enjoy during the second half of the game!
I really appreciate how simple this recipe is for wings, not to mention Bri’s enthusiasm about said wings on Instagram. She’s got me convinced. I can’t wait to try these!
Chicken tenders in a delicious coating of seasoned flour, fried in a shallow pan of oil. Another simple recipe that begs to be made again and again.
No Cooking Required
If you make nothing else, MAKE THIS RANCH! Y’all, it’s just so dang good. We are never without a jar of ranch in the fridge because it goes with soooo much. Serve this with chips, sliders, fried veggies, chicken tenders, and on and on…
This salsa blends up easily in a food processor with a combination of cherry tomatoes, onion, peppers, and so on. It’s really quite amazing, which is why I’ve been making it for years.
Here’s another salsa option, but instead of fresh ingredients, you just need canned tomatoes and green chilies. Again, easy.
It’s just nice to be able to make guacamole in one minute…because sometimes that is about all you have!