Guilt-less Super Bowl Party Appetizers

Guacamole, easy guacamole recipe, Super Bowl guacamole

Are you ready to RUMBLE!!! I’m sure you know the Super Bowl is this weekend – I mean, it’s only the biggest sports event of the year. There are people who could care less (really), but millions of diehard fans, as well as those who really don’t care but tag along for a good time, will be partying their booties off whether their favorite football team is playing or not. Ours happens to be playing – GOOO PATRIOTS!

So in honor of football, the New England Patriots, and the biggest TV event of the year (always in Nielsen’s Top 10, last year’s Super Bowl XLV made history as the most-watched episode of television EVER), I gathered a few Guilt-less appetizer ideas for you. Quit your moaning! My thinking is this: since a major amount of calories are consumed in liquid form on this day, my preference are appetizers that are big on taste, but lower in calories than traditional football food – not that there’s anything wrong with deep fried Buffalo wings, nachos with a blanket of gooey cheese, or chili with all the fixins! You can serve those too, but this is America – we like choices :-)

Some of these delectable bites I gleaned from Pinterest – the newest social circuit experience on the web – Warning! it’s super addicting. You better get on there and see what all the talk is about – and, while you’re at it, follow me :-)

First, NO Super Bowl party is complete without the #1 Dip, GAUCAMOLE:

Guacamole, easy guacamole recipe, Super Bowl guacamole

You can not go wrong with pizzettas, crostini, bruschetta:

Butternut Squash GF Pizza


Butternut Squash GF Pizzettas

Roasted Grapes with Thyme, Ricotta and Grilled Bread from Alexandra’s Kitchen

Warm Tomato and Olive Salad on Polenta from My Man’s Belly

Carnitas Tacos with Mango-Avocado Salsa from Lemons and Anchovies

Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan and Truffle Oil from Authentic Suburban Gourmet

Vegetarian Football Pizzas from BevCooks

More great dips to break free of the spinach/artichoke or melted cheese dip:

Mahummara DipMahummara Dip from Nancy at A Communal Table

Zucchini and goat cheese dip

Hoppin' John Salsa, Blackeyed Pea Salsa, Hoppin John NachosHoppin’ John Salsa

Crunchy snacks besides chips:

Baked Asparagus FriesBaked Asparagus Fries from The Ardent Epicure

Masala Roasted ChickpeasMasala Roasted Chickpeas from US Masala

Sugar and Spice Popcorn from Creative Culinary

And, for those touchdown moments!

Strawberry margarita jello shots,

Strawberry Margarita Jello Shots


15 Responses to “Guilt-less Super Bowl Party Appetizers”

  1. Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) February 1 at 8:12 am #

    Priscilla, I’ll go to any party serving up these guilt-free goodies. What a nice roundup! Thanks so much for including my carnitas tacos. You’ve covered all the bases here–awesome! :)

    • Priscilla February 1 at 8:43 am #

      Yeah, I’d like to be at this party :)

  2. Dana S February 1 at 11:29 am #

    These all look delicious Priscilla. We may have to make one for this Sunday. Cheers!

  3. Terra February 1 at 8:45 pm #

    Oh what a great roundup!!! My hubby and I made a few fun treats for the Super Bowl, we are HUGE football fans:-) I will be sharing my goodies soon, AND making them again on the big day, LOL! Take care, Hugs, Terra

  4. Liz February 2 at 5:24 am #

    What time does the party start???? Who needs meals, I’d snack on these fabulous munchies all day long~

  5. sippitysup February 2 at 9:00 am #

    Now that’s a sophisticated Game Day spread! GREG

  6. Foodie February 2 at 9:52 pm #

    Everything looks so yummy! Great pictures :). I can’t wait for Super Bowl and all the yummy appetizers. Here’s another interesting article on Super Bowl Appetizers that I recently stumbled upon

    • Shruti February 6 at 2:54 am #

      ya this link was cool!

  7. Sumer February 3 at 1:20 am #

    so many delectable dishes for the super bowl! Wow!

  8. Lisa ; February 3 at 4:43 am #

    Fantastic round-up, Priscilla! I’m really loving the Roasted Grapes with Thyme, Ricotta and Grilled Bread! Then again, I’ll take any of them! Enjoy game day!

  9. Maris (In Good Taste) February 3 at 7:21 am #

    What a fabulous roundup of recipes!

  10. patty February 3 at 10:22 am #

    You’ve got my mouth watering here! Everything looks so good;-)

  11. Emily @ Life on Food February 4 at 9:15 am #

    These all look amazing…too good for the super bowl. I am saving some of these for the Oscar party too.

  12. Magic of Spice February 5 at 4:35 pm #

    Oh goodness…these are all wonderful and would make a great selection for any party!
    Fantastic roundup!

  13. Kiri W. February 6 at 2:26 pm #

    Great round-up :)

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