NOTE: This article was originally published in 2014. For 2016, the Super Bowl teams are the Denver Broncos vs. the Carolina Panthers.
Now that the Seattle vs. Denver matchup is only days away, it's time to come up with some Super Bowl snack ideas.
Which wing recipe will really impress the other fans? Are there essential Super Bowl appetizers? We've got all your answers here, with these 16 recipes that are great for football fans. And if you're in need of party decor ideas, check out these options too.
Sweet Potato Wedges: Fries are great, but these wedge fries made from sweet potatoes are a fun twist (that have a bit of a kick). Try mayo as a dip!
Queso Dip: Mmm, cheese. You can't go wrong with a dip like this — it works for everything from veggies and nachos to wings.
Pizza Pinwheels: Making pizza for everyone can be a big undertaking, but these pinwheels have the best flavours of pizza in a much easier-to-handle shape.
Jalapeno Poppers: A classic! These are an adult update on the breaded toppers you find in the frozen section of the supermarket.
Buffalo Dip: Love Buffalo wings but cringe at the mess? This dip is your solution: get that great taste without needing a pile of Wet Naps.
Quinoa Chili: It's just not a Super Bowl party without chili. This recipe is vegetarian and hearty, thanks to the addition of quinoa and two types of beans. Bonus: it's a slow-cooker recipe, so you can pop it in in the morning and it'll be ready in time for the game!
Nachos: Nachos are always a crowd pleaser. Nobody could accuse this recipe from The Pioneer Woman of being skimpy on the toppings.
Seven-Layer Dip: This dip shows up at every party, but that's because it's perfect. With salsa, cheese, sour cream, and guac, there's something for everyone.
Wings: What goes together better than football and wings? Any of these three Asian-inspired recipes recommended by GQ should be a hit.
Mozzarella Sticks: You can never have too much cheese! And it's just not a Super Bowl party without something fried on the snack table.
Sliders: Sliders always look impressive, probably because they're so adorable. One review of these simple sliders from Alton Brown says they tasted just like the ones from White Castle, which has to be a good sign.
Shrimp Dip: A shrimp ring is a go-to appetizer choice, and this recipe is a step up from the basic cocktail sauce that comes in the package — even if it is mostly a bunch of other sauces mixed together.
Samosas: Samosas are a great way to provide a vegetarian option at your party. If you choose to make these ones, which are wrapped in rice paper, they'll be gluten-free as well.
Taco Salad: Salad usually seems out of place at a Super Bowl party, but this one fits right in.
Deviled Potatoes: Need to avoid eggs (or want to avoid the smell)? These deviled potatoes have a similar look and taste but in a vegan, egg-free package!
Michelada: If you're going to serve a cocktail at a Super Bowl party, it should at least be beer-based.