How to Make Super Bowl Appetizer Recipes 

Learn how to make great Super Bowl Appetizer recipes. Once every year most Americans gather together their favorite recipes to celebrate the kick off of the biggest football game of the year. SUPER BOWL SUNDAY IS THE SECOND LARGEST DAY OF THE YEAR IN THE UNITED STATES FOR FOOD CONSUMPTION. I am surprised that this day has not yet been declared a holiday. This is a time for relaxation after all the holiday glitz. Most people will sit around the big screen television in casual clothes with all their friends and family. When I was young it was a day for the men to gather in the living room around the TV. Now many women are just as excited as the men over the teams.


Super Bowl appetizer recipes consist mainly of simple good tasting food. If you are hosting a large group of gridiron fans you will need learn how to make appetizer recipes for a crowd. Super Bowl recipes and party recipes are one and the same. This is probably the biggest party day of the year, having the most laughing, shouting and yelling. So add spark to those recipes with garnishes and decorations of your favorite team. Even the opposing team!! As the host or hostess you will want to keep the menu simple using make ahead appetizer recipes to allow time to have your home in tip top shape and be ready to greet your guests when they arrive.

How to Make Super Bowl Appetizer RecipesHow to Make Great Super Bowl Appetizers

When I host something like a Super Bowl party, I start with chicken wings recipes. They are always a hit and make a great presentation. When you learn how to cook for a crowd you must know the best places to buy your ingredients. I buy 10 pound bags frozen wings from Sams or Costco. I thaw the wings and dry on paper towels. I then divide the wings in three. One third I will bread with seasoned flour and deep fry. One third I fry just in oil and then I make a hot wings recipe out of these. The last one third I put in the oven and bake with a sauce to make teriyaki chicken wings. When I am ready to serve the wings I group them together on a large round platter, I trim around the edges with fresh kale and garnish with a tomato rose.

These wings can be a “make ahead appetizers recipes” which is great for super bowl appetizer recipes. Just prepare and cool. Place each recipe in freezer bags or containers. Refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 1 week. Thaw if frozen and reheat before serving. If you are cooking for a crowd figure the amount of wings you will need; my experience is that many men will eat 15 to 20 of these wings.

FRIED CHICKEN WINGS are popular super bowl appetizer recipes

Fried Chicken WingsHow to Cook Fried Chicken Wings
  • 2 Cups buttermilk
  • 3 Cups flour
  • 2 Teaspoons salt
  • 1 ½ Teaspoon finely ground black pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Teaspoon paprika
  • ½ Teaspoon thyme
  • Vegetable oil

Soak chicken wings in buttermilk in refrigerator for 2 hoursMix together the flour, salt, pepper, garlic, paprika and thyme in a plastic bag (If you have time the flour flavors better if blended several days before using). Shake bag to blend mixture.

Heat oil in a heavy pan or fryer.

Remove a few wings at a time from buttermilk and toss in the flour mixture.

Fry in hot oil until brown on all sides. Remove wings to drain on paper towels.


Hot Wings RecipeHot Wings Recipe

This hot wings recipe is always the favorite of Super Bowl appetizer recipes.

Fry thawed, rinsed and drained wings in hot oil until brown on all sides.


  • 1 Bottle hot sauce (I use Krystal)
  • ¼ Cup butter
  • 1 Tablespoon vinegar

Heat until all the butter is melted and mixture is hot.

NOTE: If making ahead of time, let wing cool and package wings and sauce in freezer containers and freeze for up to 1 week or refrigerate for up to 2 days. If frozen, thaw and reheat before serving. You made need to adjust sauce recipe if cooking for a crowd.


Teriyaki Chicken WingsTeriyaki Chicken Wings

These also can be prepared ahead of time which makes them a great choice for your super bowl appetizer recipes.

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

Grease a shallow baking pan.

Rinse and drain thawed chicken wings; place in greased pan.

How to Make Teriyaki Sauce:

  • 1/3 Cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons dry sherry
  • ¼ Teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 large clove minced fresh garlic

Mix sauce and pour over raw chicken wings.

Bake for about 40 minutes or until the wings are tender, turning wings over occasionally.


Honey Mustard Rib AppetizerHoney Mustard Rib Appetizer

These are great to add to your Super Bowl appetizer recipe list and all your sporting parties.

  • 4 Pounds pork baby back ribs
  • ½ Cup apple juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon dry mustard powder
  • 4 Tablespoons cooking oil
  • 4 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • ½ Teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon dried tarragon

Preheat oven to 350F degrees; spray baking pan with cooking oil.

Cut ribs between each bone; place in baking pan and bake 15 minutes.

Remove from oven and drain off all drippings.

In a small bowl, combine the Dijon mustard, dry mustard, oil, honey, salt, pepper and tarragon.

Gradually stir in the apple juice and blend well; drizzle a tablespoon of honey mustard mixture over each rib.

Bake 10 minutes; turn ribs over and drizzle honey mustard mixture over each rib.

Continue basting with honey mustard mixture until ribs are tender and browned.

Complete baking time about 50 to 60 minutes depending on thickness of ribs.

CHEESE BALL RECIPES are always enjoyed at parties so they are a must to include in your super bowl appetizer recipes. (I use all the leftover cheeses from the holidays in cheese balls. No specific recipe. Add onion, chopped chip beef and always cream cheese.)Try shaping one like a football (maybe even add your teams letters) and rolling it in ground walnuts. Lay it on a platter and surround it with crackers. These can even be made in advance.


The following layered dip is also always a big hit for a Super Bowl Appetizer Recipe. Serve this one with Doritos chips. It is delicious.

  • 1 Can (16 ounces) refried beans with jalapeno peppers
  • ½ Package taco seasoning mix
  • 1 Carton (6 ounces) avocado dip
  • 1 Carton (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 Can (4 ½ ounces) drained chopped ripe olives
  • 2 Large chopped tomatoes
  • 4 Chopped green onions
  • 1 Can (4 ounces) green chilies
  • 8 Ounces Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheeses mixed

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

Lightly grease an 8x12 inch baking dish.

Combine beans and seasoning mix and layer bottom of baking dish.

Make the next layer by spreading the avocado dip over the beans.

Layer the sour cream over the avocado dip.

Spread the chopped olives over the sour cream.

Next spread the chopped tomatoes.

Spread the chopped green onions

Next layer the chopped green chilies

Last top with the cheese.

Place in the oven until heated and cheese is melted.

Serve with Doritos

NOTE: If you want to make this ahead of time, prepare and refrigerate. Remove from refrigerator ½ hour before placing in the oven to heat.


Add this recipe to your Super Bowl appetizer recipes; your guests will love them.

  • 1/3 Cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons dry sherry
  • ¼ Teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 Large cloves minced garlic
  • 3 Pounds chicken wings

Combine and mix soy sauce, sugar, sherry, ginger and garlic in a small bowl.

Cut off wing tips at joint (I use these to cook for chicken seasoning in other recipes) 

Cut each remaining wing portions at joint to make 2 pieces per wing.

Place wing pieces in flat shallow pan of dish layering if needed to fit all in.

Pour soy mixture over wings making sure all are coated.

Cover and refrigerate 24 hours; occasionally stir the wings to keep coated with marinade.

Drain wings; place on oil sprayed broiler pan.

Broil in preheated oven about 6 inches from heat until wings are golden brown.

Turn wings over and broil other side (about 10 minutes on each side) 

Serve with ranch style dressing.

NOTE: If you like you can use remaining marinade as a dip also; BRING IT TO A BOIL BEFORE SERVING.