16 Game-Winning Super Bowl Food and Drink Ideas

You'll score big with these appetizers and cocktails.

Lauren Miolene

Contributor

Many sports lovers consider Super Bowl Sunday to be a national holiday, and holidays mean tons of food, right? Although Super Bowl LV watch parties will be smaller this year (or virtual), that’s not stopping us from preparing delicious Super Bowl food and drinks to enjoy all game long.

Pro Tip: You can always hire a professional to handle the Super Bowl food and drinks. Consider booking a bartender, caterer, or food truck to kick it up a notch this Super Bowl Sunday.

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Check out these Super Bowl food and drink ideas for your upcoming Super Bowl party.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

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Forget the regular chicken wings, this buffalo chicken dip from Skinny Taste is the way to go. This recipe is spicy, creamy, and cheesy—the perfect addition to your Super Bowl party and a great way to incorporate some kind of buffalo wings flavor. Arrange the dip on a platter with tortilla chips, crackers, or veggies for a healthier option.

Pro Tip: Follow the slow cooker directions in the recipe so you can set it and forget it! You’ll want to watch the game, not the oven.

‘Hail Mary’ Bloody Mary

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Get into the Super Bowl spirit with this delicious Old Bay Bloody Mary topped with candied bacon from Cooking with Cocktail Rings.  Even if you’re not into watching football, you’ll want to tackle this Super Bowl drink idea.

Salsa Verde Football Bomb

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Kick it up a notch with a salsa verde football bomb from Delish. When your guests cut into this adorable football, they’ll be surprised with the delicious and spicy cheese dip inside. Pair with vegetables and chips for endless dipping options.

Super Bowl Slammer

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This cocktail is only 3 ingredients but still definitely packs a punch! Easily combine apple whiskey, grenadine, and crowd favorite Dr. Pepper. Visit Shake Drink Repeat to read more about this Super Bowl drink idea.

Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese

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Gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches are all the rage right now. Hop on the trend with a festive football twist for this Super Bowl food idea! This jalapeno popper grilled cheese from Whitney Bond is a great vegetarian option and can easily be made gluten-free for all guests to enjoy.

Pro Tip: If the jalapeños are too spicy for little football fans, you can use regular peppers for a kid-friendly option.

Tailgate Tea

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Is there anything more traditional than iced tea for a football game? Make a big batch of this tailgate tea from The Baker Mama or skip the bourbon for a refreshing and non-alcoholic fruity iced tea.

Sheet Pan Nachos

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Nachos should be mandatory for watching football, which means you can’t host a Super Bowl watch party without them! Try this easy and colorful sheet pan nacho recipe that will be a  fan favorite among all tailgaters.

Classic Margaritas

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If you’re making nachos, you need to serve margaritas to go along with them. We don’t make the rules…

Here’s a classic margarita recipe from The Cookie Rookie.

Football Deviled Eggs

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How cute are these little deviled egg footballs from Hungry Happenings? This simple super bowl snack is packed with flavor, protein, and is sure to score a touchdown during your game day party.

Citrus Beer Sangria

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Beer seems to be a staple for watching any type of sporting event. Level up your brew with this citrus beer sangria from Self Proclaimed Foodie that you can sip on all day long. Even traditional beer drinkers and non-beer-drinkers will love this twist.

Spinach Dip Breadstick Football

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You can never have too many dips featuring cheese on game day. Try your hand at this spinach dip breadstick football from It’s Always Autumn for an artistic addition to your appetizer spread.

Shirley Temples

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Whip up this classic kid-friendly mocktail for younger guests, or spike it to make a dirty Shirley for an adult crowd! Visit Julie’s Eats and Treats for the easy recipe.

S'mores Nachos

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Hold the salsa and sour cream, we’ll take chocolate and marshmallows instead! This s’mores dip from Liv for Cake is a sweet spin on nachos that you’ll want to make for every football Sunday. This Super Bowl food will be the game winner for your upcoming party.

Raspberry Beer Cocktail

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If you prefer sweet and fruity drinks, this raspberry beer cocktail from Pretty Plain Janes is definitely for you.

Pro Tip: Replace the beer and vodka for ginger ale or sparkling water for anyone who might prefer a non-alcoholic mocktail.

Cookie Dough Football Bites

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Edible cookie dough? Say no more! These dessert bites are eggless, safe to eat, and the cutest game day snack. Check out Life, Love and Sugar for the full recipe.

Root Beer Float

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This root beer float recipe from Sugar and Soul is a delicious treat for the whole family to enjoy. Who doesn’t love a classic root beer float for dessert?

When creating a menu for a Super Bowl party for 2021, it is best to keep food and drinks as simple as possible. This means a lot of finger foods. Make sure to wash your hands throughout the night, plate portions individually, and no double dipping allowed! Whether you are watching TV for the game, halftime show, or the commercials, you’ll want to enjoy these Super Bowl food and drinks all Sunday long. 

Find tips for hosting a Super Bowl Party on The Bash.

Published on 1/19/2021