14 Cheap and Easy Super Bowl Recipes for Game Day

Event Planning, Featured Article
on January 26, 2015
mini BLTs
The Cookie Rookie

Whether you are hosting a Super Bowl party yourself or expected to bring an offering to a potluck-style gathering, the challenge lies in coming up with crowd-pleasing snacks that won’t cost a pretty penny to prepare. Check out these simple, inexpensive blogger recipes to serve up for all of your Super Bowl Sunday needs—just don’t expect leftovers.


Caramel Corn Crunch

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This Carmel Corn recipe from Farm Flavor is about as simple as it gets! With only three ingredients, you’ll have bowls full of delicious, salty-sweet caramel corn in approximately ten minutes.


Queso Dip

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What’s Gaby Cooking

Skillet queso is simpler to serve than a platter of dressed-up nachos and yet contains all the same cheesy goodness. Check out Serious Eats’ easy Queso recipe, and if you’re feeling adventurous, explore one (or all) of the 14 other variations suggested.


Pizza Ring

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Kiss my Apron

Party guests are sure to be smitten with this take on pizza from Kiss my Apron—wrapped up tight in crescent rolls for ultimate portability (and minimal mess).



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The Cookie Rookie

These mini BLTs are much simpler than cranking out mini hamburgers for a crowd, but they have the same impressive effect. Use toothpicks to hold them together. If you feel like going the extra mile, opt for this double-decker version from The Cookie Rookie’s.


Golden Grahams S’mores Bars

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Serious Eats

This chocolate-y twist on classic Rice Krispies Treats calls for only four ingredients. A guaranteed hit, this sweet recipe will be a new go-to for the party circuit.


Lasagna Dip

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Le Creme de la Crumb

What’s a Super Bowl party without a bowl of dip or several? This year, yours should stand out from the crowd. This quick dish from Le Creme de la Crumb is best served with garlic bread for dipping.



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Neeta Lind

A classic for a reason, the veggie platter is always a great option for health-conscious Super Bowl party attendees. You can buy a prepared tray from your local grocery store or save some money by arranging a platter yourself with whatever’s in season (and cheapest).


Pigs in a Blanket



The old reliable “Pigs in a Blanket” are sure to please, easy to make, super filling—and notoriously inexpensive to prepare. Try this version from Country Living, but be warned, they tend to disappear at an alarming rate.


Puppy Chow

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Sally’s Baking Addiction

Puppy Chow is a perfect game day treat for guests with a serious sweet tooth. Check out Sally’s Baking Addiction’s for simple variations on this classic treat.


Buffalo Wings

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What’s a Super Bowl party without a tray of wings? Make sure to prepare these the night before so the wings have plenty of time to marinate. For an even simpler and less expensive recipe, you can omit the buttermilk.


Crockpot Meatballs

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I Heart Naptime

This crowd favorite can be as difficult or as simple to make as you so choose. Try this three-ingredient recipe from I Heart Naptime, or get a little more fancy with this honey-garlic version from Family Fresh Meals.


Spinach Artichoke Dip

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Yuppies Guide to Gluten Free Living

It’s difficult to compete with the cheesy goodness of hearty spinach artichoke dip. This recipe from Yuppie’s Guide to Gluten Free Living is sure to have friends and family sticking close to the buffet all day long (and it’s gluten-free to boot).


Touchdown Brownies

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Betty Crocker

Nothing like a good theme to get the troops in the spirit! For a quick Super Bowl-themed treat, bake your brownies in large pan and cut them into football-shaped pieces. Use a little icing to create laces, and voilà!


Hot Caprese Dip

Inspired Dreamer

Inspired Dreamer

This twist on an Italian classic is perfect for your Super Bowl get together—any get together, really. In this version from Inspired Dreamer, the recipe calls for only three ingredients and offers a welcome change from pre-packaged onion dip and salsas.

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