The Super Bowl is one of the biggest football holidays of the year, and it’s also one of the biggest food holidays. There are no rules: nachos, wings, foot-long subs, and endless chips and dip are all allowed on this holy day. Take pleasure in this respite from healthy choices and host a celebration with all your favorites. Check out these tried-and-true Super Bowl recipes for a winning selection of party snacks.

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1. Pizza Pull-Apart Bread

Pizza Pull-Apart Bread recipe

Boring Pittsburgh

Pull-apart pizza bread combines so many good things in one delicious package. Mozzarella, provolone, and pepperoni slices are nestled into a sourdough boule, and once put in the oven, the whole thing becomes a cheesy pull-apart snack that’s easy to share. Try dipping the cheesy bread in ranch or marinara sauce the same way you’d dip breadsticks. Get the Pizza Pull-Apart Bread recipe.

2. Warm Creamy Bacon Dip

Warm Creamy Bacon Dip recipe

Unsophisticook

Bacon dip is a meat lover’s dream come true. This dip is good cold, but it’s absolutely amazing when served warm. There isn’t anything that wouldn’t taste good after scooping it in this dip filled with cream cheese, sour cream, cheddar cheese, chopped scallions, and chopped-up bacon. Get the Warm Creamy Bacon Dip recipe.

3. Chili-Cheese Nachos

Chili-Cheese Nachos recipe

Chowhound

Our super nachos are made with chipotle, beef, and bean chili, which packs enough protein to make this a great game day entrée, with pleny of cheese, of course. Get our Chili-Cheese Nachos recipe.

4. Mini Pigs in a Blanket

Mini Pigs in a Blanket recipe

The 2 Seasons

Pre-made dough (like a can of crescent rolls) really speeds up the process when you’re trying to make a game day plate of cocktail weenies. Forget ketchup and mustard and make a more interesting dipping sauce: For starters, take some mayonnaise and Sriracha and mix together for an easy sauce that packs a punch (and that can do double duty on our Easy Potato Skins recipe, instead of sour cream). Get the Mini Pigs in a Blanket recipe.

5. Buffalo Chicken Wings

Easy Baked Buffalo Wings recipe with blue cheese

Chowhound

A Super Bowl party isn’t complete without a great plate of chicken wings. These sticky wings with hot sauce are amazing dipped in a bowl of blue cheese dressing—or ranch. Try adding some cayenne for an extra kick. Get our Easy Baked Buffalo Wings recipe.

6. 47-Layer Dip

47-Layer Dip recipe

Buzzfeed

To paraphrase Buzzfeed’s Rachel Sanders, “7-Layer Dip is for babies.” This ultimate 47-layer dip is crazy: chorizo, ground beef, dill pickles, red cabbage, jalapeños, Kraft mac ‘n’ cheese—the list is endless. The Super Bowl is probably one of the few days of the year that you can justify attempting this crazy feat. (Or you can just make our standard—but delicious—7-Layer Dip recipe instead.) Get the 47-Layer Dip recipe.

7. Cheddar and Horseradish Spread

Cheddar and Horseradish Spread recipe

Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriot/Bon Appetit

This tangy spread is begging for some Ritz Crackers. Grated cheddar, a little white wine, sour cream, paprika, and horseradish come together to make a spicy and creamy dip that is also outstanding when smeared on a crusty baguette. Make at least a double batch and don’t be ashamed to try it with potato chips. (Ditto our Pimento Cheese recipe.) Get the Cheddar and Horseradish Spread recipe.

For more Super Bowl recipes and other advice and tips, check out our Super Bowl headquarters! And check out what other Chowhounds are serving for the Big Game.

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Caitlin M. O'Shaughnessy is a New York City–based food writer and editor at Penguin who has worked on and recipe-tested several cookbooks. She is currently in search of NYC’s best ramen, and is one of the few people who admit to disliking brunch.
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