Super Bowl Snacks

We look forward to the Super Bowl every year—probably more for the food than the football. From spicy wings to nachos to unexpected treats like fried cucumbers with sour cream dipping sauce, these are our favorite homemade game day bites.

Blue Cheese Dip

Blue Cheese Dip
This tart, cooling dip is a classic for good reason—it's a perfect match for fiery Buffalo wings.Todd Coleman

Devils on Horseback

Devils on Horseback
In this version of the classic hors d'oeuvre, oysters are cooked with garlic and wine, then set "astride" toasted garlic bread slices and sprinkled with bacon.Todd Coleman

Fried Cucumbers with Sour Cream Dipping Sauce

Fried Cucumbers with Sour Cream Dipping Sauce
Sour cream and fines herbes make a great sauce for cooling down a spicy snack like our fried cucumbers.Maxime Iattoni

Creamy Watercress Dip

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Creamy cottage cheese combines with watercress, lemon, chive, and parsley to make a bright dip for raw vegetables or chips.Helen Rosner

Buffalo Wings

Buffalo Wings
These are the Buffalo-resident's Buffalo wings: True to the original 1964 recipe, wings are fried in peanut oil and then tossed in a mixture of melted margarine and fiery hot sauce. Serve them up with blue cheese dressing and celery sticks to complete the classic dish.Todd Coleman

Homemade Jalapeño Poppers

Homemade Jalapeño Poppers
Packed with a spicy, cheesy filling, roasted and fried jalapeños gain depth from charring under the broiler and a crispy crust from the bread crumb coating.Todd Coleman

Hearts of Palm Fries with Chipotle Mayo

Hearts of Palm Fries with Chipotle Mayo
These addictive fries, served at Yerba Buena restaurant on New York City's Lower East Side, can be made with fresh hearts of palm for a crispier texture. See the recipe for Hearts of Palm Fries with Chipotle Mayo »Todd Coleman

Roasted Carrot and White Bean Dip

Roasted Carrot and White Bean Dip
Carrots are roasted with rosemary and garlic until tender and slightly caramelized before being puréed with cannelini beans and coriander to make a vibrant, sweet, and earthy dip for raw veggies or pita chips.Helen Rosner

Beer-Battered Onion Rings

Beer-Battered Onion Rings
A flavorful batter infused with honey, paprika, and lager beer is the secret to these crunchy onion rings.Todd Coleman

Football Sandwiches

Football Sandwiches
A staple of Junior League cookbooks, these miniature ham sandwiches are doused in a tangy butter-poppyseed sauce and then baked in the oven.Helen Rosner

Homemade French Onion Dip

Homemade French Onion Dip
Our favorite recipe for this classic dip showcases onions three ways: fried, roasted, and fresh.Todd Coleman

Ohio Nachos

Ohio Nachos
In this recipe from Columbus, Ohio's Cap City Diner, potato chips are topped with alfredo sauce, blue cheese, and chives.Todd Coleman

Lemon Parmesan Dip

Lemon Parmesan Dip
Creamy and bright-tasting, lemon parmesan dip makes for an excellent accompaniment to a chip or crudité platter.Helen Rosner

Spiced Pecans

Spiced Pecans
Bite-size and buttery, cumin and cayenne-spiced pecans glazed in dark brown sugar are the perfect smoky, spicy-sweet snack.Penny De Los Santos

Korean Fried Chicken

Korean Fried Chicken
Double-frying chicken wings gives them a delicate, crackly crust that is the hallmark of this popular Korean specialty, made famous in this country at the Los Angeles restaurant Kyochon.André Baranowski

Deviled Eggs with Pickled Jalapeños

Deviled Eggs with Pickled Jalapeños
This recipe, packed with spice and tempered by sour cream, is based on one in Texas Home Cooking by Cheryl and Bill Jamison (Harvard Common Press, 1993). See the recipe for Deviled Eggs with Pickled Jalapeños »Todd Coleman

Sour Cream Nachos

Sour Cream Nachos
Here is a simple but tasty snack of melted cheese, beans, and tortilla chips. See the recipe for Sour Cream Nachos »Laurie Smith

Bacon Wrapped Dates with Almonds

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At the Red Cat in New York City, these are a popular choice on the bar menu.Meredith Heuer

Maytag Blue Cheese Dip

Maytag Blue Cheese Dip
The perfect companion for buffalo wings or a vegetable platter. See Recipe For Maytag Blue Cheese Dip »Christopher Hirsheimer

Cream Cheese Dip With Chutney

Cream Cheese Dip With Chutney
Tangy mango chutney cuts the richness of this cheesy, bacon-topped, cheddar-flecked dip.Matt Taylor-Gross

Homemade Kielbasa

Homemade Kielbasa
These juicy, beefy smoked sausages can be served sliced on an appetizer platter accompanied by plenty of mustard. See the recipe for Homemade Kielbasa »Todd Coleman

Grilled Bratwurst with Shoestring Gremolata Fries

Grilled Bratwurst with Shoestring Gremolata Fries
Garlic and lemon coated fries are the perfect accompaniment to a hearty bratwurst. See the Recipe for Grilled Bratwurst with Shoestring Gremolata FriesAndré Baranowski

Lao Tomato Dip

Lao Tomato Dip
Penn Hongthong, the author of Simple Laotian Cooking (Hippocrene, 2003), taught us that charring the vegetables for this dip is the secret to its smoky flavor.Farideh Sadeghin

Pulled Pork Barbecue

Pulled Pork Barbecue
Classic pulled pork served on rolls makes a great addition to any Super Bowl spread; this recipe, which incorporates Coca Cola, hails from Alabama. See the recipe for Pulled Pork Barbecue »Michael Piazza

Hot Onion Souffle

Hot Onion Souffle
A warm and fluffy dip that is quick and easy to make. See the recipe for Hot Onion Souffle »Chris Granger

Korean Fried Chicken

Korean Fried Chicken
Double-frying is the secret to achieving the delicate, crackly crust that is the hallmark of this popular Korean specialty. Soy sauce, gojujang (Korean chile paste), and honey work in tandem for a sweet-sour-salty-spicy-perfect wing.André Baranowski

Ham and Caramelized Onion Pizza

Ham and Caramelized Onion Pizza
Caramelized onions, sweet ham, mozzarella, and fragrant rosemary combine in this flavorful pizza. Get the recipe »Ingalls Photography

Chile con Queso

Chile con Queso
This classic Tex-Mex dip comes from Lisa Fain (a.k.a. The Homesick Texan). With both serrano chiles and jalapeños, the dip has a bright spiciness that cuts through the richness of two cheeses. The tangy sour cream added at the end brings it over the top.Matt Taylor-Gross

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Spinach and Artichoke Dip
We like to use thawed, frozen artichoke hearts in this creamy, classic dip. See the recipe for Spinach Artichoke Dip »André Baranowski

Mozzarella Sticks

Mozzarella sticks
Crispy breading encases gooey melted mozzarella cheese in this classic appetizer.Farideh Sadeghin

Artichoke Dip

Artichoke Dip
The powers of mayonnaise and melted parmesan combine to make this oven-baked dip extra creamy. See the recipe for Artichoke Dip »James Baigrie

Bacon-and-Cheese Deviled Eggs

Bacon-and-Cheese Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs are easy to prepare and make for an eye-catching presentation. This charming rendition was inspired by a bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich; in this form, it may be more elegant but it's just as delicious. See the recipe for Bacon-and-Cheese Deviled Eggs »Todd Coleman

Guacamole

Guacamole
Using simple ingredients is the key to this Mexican favorite. See the recipe for Guacamole »Luca Trovato