Healthy Super Bowl Recipes

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The Super Bowl is here! This weekend, you might be in charge of bringing a healthy appetizer for your friends or family. Here are recipes for healthy super bowl snacks and food.

Game day is a big day for many in the US. Whether you are tailgating at a live game, or looking to fill your tummy at half time in your living room, healthy, delicious snacks are the way to go.

A group of football lovers in red jerseys stand around a red barbecue making Healthy Super Bowl Recipes.

Plan Your Super Bowl Food

If you are hosting a Super Bowl party this year, you’ll want to plan your food well. Things to consider are:

  • What types of food to serve – Keep servings small and bite-sized. Finger food is best, but not neccesarily the only thing you can serve.
  • How much food you’ll need – A good rule of thumb is 1 lb. of food per person.
  • One main course is a good option – Try a big pot of chili and place smaller bowls of toppings all around it. Leave a stack of bowls and spoons next to that.

Communal Meals For A Super Bowl Party

Think family-style meals. Small bowls of things people can combine or enjoy in smaller, snack-sized amounts. Bowls of chili are typical, but the type of chili can vary widely.

Platters of finger foods are always great. Air-fried foods are wonderful for cooking in batches. This way you can make a bunch, serve it, and refill the serving dishes one batch at a time.

What Are The Most Popular Super Bowl Foods?

What are the top foods your guests might expect from your party? Here they are in ranking order.

  1. Chips and dip
  2. Chicken wings
  3. Pizza
  4. Nachos
  5. Cheese and crackers
  6. Cookies
  7. Burgers and sliders

Buffet Bars

If you’d rather focus your food on a theme and let people “build their own” plates, here are some ideas for food bars.

  • Baked Potatoes Bar – Cook a bunch of small to medium potatoes in a slow cooker. Set that on the table. Then put a ton of baked potato toppings such as cream cheese in separate bowls on the table as well. At the end, set you air fryer with instructions to cook at 400 F. for one to two potatoes for about 1 minute (just long enough the melt the cheese because the potatoes are already cooked)
  • Nacho Bar – Set out quarter-size baking sheets with everything needed to top nachos. (A pot of chili can sit in a slow cooker on warm if you want chili nachos). Keep the oven going and place a post it note where it’s visible to leave the temperature where it is (350 F.) and set the timer for 5-10 minutes. Just long enough to melt the cheese. This way, your guests can have fun building and baking their own personal tray of nachos and a good chunk of hosting stress comes off your shoulders. Here’s a recipe for Nacho Cheese Sauce!
  • Chili Bar – This is a great time to break out your biggest slow cooker. Cook a big batch of chili, put some single-serving bowls on the table with spoons, and set out separate bowls or plates of chili toppings. Keep your slow cooker on warm so guests can serve themselves a warm bowl at any point.
  • Quesadilla Bar – Set out tortillas, plates of different sliced cheeses as well as any toppings your guests might like. This avocados or guacamole, sour cream, black beans, chopped tomatoes, onions, jalapeno peppers, lime juice or lemon juice, and more. Set an air fryer at the end of the table with instructions to bake at 400 F. for 1 minute.
  • Burger Bar – Prep and cook the patties ahead of time along with any burger toppings your guests might enjoy. Set them all on your buffet table individually and let your guests build their own burgers.
  • Bagel Bar – Set out a ton of different bagels and toppings such as cream cheese in different flavors, lunch meats and regular cheeses. You can even set an air fryer on your table in case somebody wants to melt cheese on their bagle. 400 F for 1 minute will usually do the trick in most air fryers.

40 Healthy Super Bowl Recipes

Here is a clickable table of contents to get you to what you need faster.

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Super Bowl Dips

Homemade Guacamole
A classic dip you can serve with corn chips or any other dippers that pair well with guac!
See The Recipe
A side view of a wooden bowl filled with guacamole. Lime wedges sit in a small bowl in front.

Best Healthy Dippers

Raw veggies are a fantastic way to go. Here are some suggestions:

  • Chopped cauliflower
  • Long strips of red peppers (or any variety or color of bell peppers)
  • Carrot sticks
  • Celery sticks
  • Chopped broccoli
  • Organic corn chips
  • Whole grain crackers
  • Whole grain tortilla chips
Queso Dip
Set this on warm in a slow cooker and set it on your buffet table for warm dipping through the entire game!
See The Recipe
Clean Eating Chili Con Queso Dip Recipe
Healthy Spinach Dip
Everyone loves spinach dip, and nobody will guess this one is healthy!
See The Recipe
overhead photo - spinach dip recipe made with real food ingredients in glass dish
Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip
Delicious dip everyone will enjoy!
See The Recipe
A side view of the served Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip with carrots and celery sticks sitting just behind it.
Pizza Hummus
Great served with any type of chip, plus it's great for any vegan guests!
See The Recipe
Pizza Hummus being held in a small white bowl.
Peanut Butter Fruit Dip
Made with Greek yogurt, this is a healthy and wonderful option to set in the center of a fresh fruit platter.
See The Recipe
Clean Eating Peanut Butter Fruit Dip Recipe
Corn Salsa
Delicious salsa with lots of tasty corn!
See The Recipe
An overhead view of a white bowl filled with this Corn Salsa Recipe.
Cowboy Caviar
This is wonderful served with corn chips!
See The Recipe
A bowl of this Cowboy Caviar Recipe in a wooden bowl.
TexMex Dip
Delicious dips served best with corn or tortilla chips.
See The Recipe
Clean Eating TexMex Dip Recipe

Super Bowl Finger Food

Air Fryer Chicken Wings
Delicious wings you can make in batches in your air fryer.
See The Recipe
A cutting board with air fryer chicken wings sits with a small pile of baby carrots next to it.
Homemade Doritos
These dlicious chips are the perfect, healthy replacement for the chemical-filled, store-bought version.
See The Recipe
Clean Eating Doritos Recipe
Baked Chicken Wings
Whether you call this buffalo chicken or buffalo wings, these spicy Buffalo-style chicken wings are perfect for feeding a football crowd!
See The Recipe
Clean Eating Spicy Buffalo Wings Recipe
Danish Meatballs
Serve a pot of these with a side of toothpicks for easy eating!
See The Recipe
Clean Eating Danish Meatballs
Sweet Potato Fries
Delicious fries that pair really well with ranch dip! Sweet potatoes are the perfect game day snack!
See The Recipe
Finished Sweet Potato Fries Recipe, served in a polkadot cup.
Apple Fries
These delicious fries are great for finger food, or even for a healthy dessert!
See The Recipe
Air Fryer Apple Fries In A White Bowl
Stuffed Mushrooms
These can be made ahead of time and popped into the oven just before the guests arrive.
See The Recipe
Stuffed Mushrooms sit on a serving tray, ready to serve to guests.
Delicious Roasted Chickpeas
These savory chickpeas are roasted to perfection and make a delicious finger food-style snack.
See The Recipe
Clean Eating Roasted Chickpeas Recipe
Potato Wedges
Delicious, chunky fries the whole group will love!
See The Recipe
Potato Wedges served in a basket with a side of ketchup.

Super Bowl Meals

Chicken Sliders
Perfect finger food for game day!
See The Recipe
And up close shot of a prepared chicken slider sitting on a white plate, ready to eat.
Pulled Pork Sandwiches (slow cooker recipe)
Set a warm crockpot full of pulled pork on your buffet table and let everyone build their own sandwiches!
See The Recipe
An up close view of one of these Pulled Pork Sandwiches.
Beef Chili
A hearty beef chili that can be topped in a bowl or ladled over corn chips.
See The Recipe
Beef chili on a spoon.
Turkey Chili
Nothing beats a big pot of chili set out on a buffet table with bowls of everyone's favorite toppings!
See The Recipe
A white crock filled with turkey chili, garnished with fresh herbs.
Southwest Chicken Crockpot Recipe
This delicious slow cooker recipe was meant to be shared on a Super Bowl buffet table!
See The Recipe
Slow Cooker Southwestern Chicken served in a white bowl with a white towel laying behind the bowl.
2 Ingredient Taco Chicken
2 quick ingredients placed in your slow cooker and you'll be serving high protein, delicious tacos for everyone!
See The Recipe
Clean Eating 2 Ingredient Slow Cooker Taco Chicken Recipe
Taco Burgers
Delicious burgers with Mexican flair.
See The Recipe
Clean Eating Taco Burger Recipe
Chicken Taquitos
This is great finger food for serving a crowd.
See The Recipe
Clean Eating Taquitos
Chili Nachos
Cook up this amazing pot of turkey chili, pour it over corn chips and top with your favorite shredded cheese. Super easy to serve to friends and family.
See The Recipe
Clean Eating Chili Nachos Recipe
Loaded Sheet Pan Quesadillas
Make a big pan of these and let everybody dig in!
See The Recipe
Clean Eating Loaded Sheet Pan Quesadillas Recipe

Super Bowl Grilling Recipes

If you’ll be grilling for game day, here are some healthy recipes the whole team will love!

Grilled Turkey Burgers
Delicious, healthy turkey patties that let everyone build their own burger. Just grill and serve!
See The Recipe
A stack of three Grilled Turkey Burgers sit on a whole grain but with the other half behind it loaded with lettuce, tomato and onion slices.
Grilled Chicken Kebabs Perfect For Making Tacos
You can serve this on skewers, or use them to make tacos or burritos. Yum!
See The Recipe
Clean Eating Taco Chicken Kebabs
Grilled Tandoori Chicken
Flavorful chicken that will require a second helping.
See The Recipe
Clean Eating BBQ Tandoori Chicken Recipe
Barbecued Rosemary Pork Chops
Delicious chops straight from the grill.
See The Recipe

Breads

Homemade Cornbread
You can't serve chili without a side of hearty cornbread!
See The Recipe
2 stacked pieces of fluffy, moist homemade cornbread made with real food ingredients
Pizza Dough
If you're serving pizza, the dough is critical! And this crust is not only healthy, it's also delicious!
See The Recipe
Clean Eating Pizza Dough
Homemade Dinner Rolls
These delicious rolls are super tasty warm with a pat of butter. Plus, they are great with chili!
See The Recipe
Several Homemade Dinner Rolls in a towel-lined basket.

Seasoning Blends

Ranch Dressing Mix
Make an easy, quick and healthy ranch dressing dip using this ranch dressing mix!
See The Recipe
Side view of a jar filled with this spice mix.
4 Homemade Popcorn Seasoning Recipes
These easy-to-make seasoning blends will quickly spice up any bowl of popcorn!
See The Recipes
A row of spice bottles with labels tied to the bottles. Each bottle is filled with one of these Homemade Popcorn Seasoning Recipes

Super Bowl Desserts

Allergy-Friendly Brownies
These delicious brownies are great for those with food sensitivities or allergies. They are also Paleo, gluten-free, and have wonderful chocolatey flavor.
See The Recipe
Clean Eating Freedom Brownies
Chocolate Chip Cookies
What party would be complete without a batch of homemade chocolate chips cookies?
See The Recipe
Clean Eating Chocolate Chip Cookies
Peanut Butter Cookies
A good, hearty, peanut butter cookies is perfect for a Super Bowl Sunday!
See The Recipe
Clean Eating Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

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12 Comments

  1. That is too cool Tiff!! Thank you very much for all the effort you put in to coming up with these great recipes….You rock!!!

    T

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Tman – Glad you approve! Hope you enjoy some of the recipes!

  2. Shelly Hawes-Smith says:

    There are more men that exist that hate sports… I married one! He spends his free time playing an online game and that is perfectly fine with me!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Shelly – They are certainly a rare breed! lol

  3. Wow, you have outdone yourself. I forsee a few of these coming into existence for Sunday!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Paulissa – Thanks! Glad you like the selection!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Christine – Hahaha!!! Glad I could get you into the party mood!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Lulu – I would just try a different recipes. The chips alone probably have both in them. Sorry!

  6. Super Creative! I just have to say I love this site. I’m slowly changing my lifestyle and I honestly have thegraciouspantry to thank. I’ve made the chocolate covered pineapples, pork and kale, stuffed mushrooms, egg on portobello, kale chips… etc. Thank you for your common sense point of views and honesty. I will continue to plan my meals around the gracious pantry and continue to try to convince my boyfriend that just because it’s clean doesn’t mean there’s no taste! Hopefully I can do that with some of these recipes…. Thank you Tiffany.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Thanks so much! I’m so happy you’re enjoying my site. 🙂

  7. I married one, too 🙂 I love not having to sit there and watch hours of guys running up and down a field chasing a ball.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Haha! Yes, it does have it’s benefits. 🙂

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