11 Savory Super Bowl Appetizers for When Your Party Is Bigger Than Your Budget

Liz Alterman | Jan 6, 2015 Food & Party
11 Savory Super Bowl Appetizers for When Your Party Is Bigger Than Your Budget

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With Super Bowl Sunday on its way, it's time to start thinking about the best part of the occasion: the food! If you're hosting a party or planning to invite a bunch of friends over for an informal viewing, you'll want to serve some memorable snacks that won't keep you in the kitchen all day or break the bank.

We found 11 recipes that yield large portions and big flavors but won't blow your budget. Check out our slideshow and then tell us: What's your go-to appetizer on Super Bowl Sunday? 

  • Sausage Pizza Puffs


    Image via PlainChicken.com

    "These little puffs are very simple to make," says Steph, founder of the food blog Plain Chicken.com. "We used turkey pepperoni and sausage, but feel free to change up the fillings. Try mushrooms, peppers, ham, chicken; the possibilities are endless!"

    The recipe makes two dozen in mini muffin cups and calls for your favorite pizza sauce on the side for dipping. Yum!

  • Spinach Pinwheels


    There's sure to be at least one vegetarian at your party who's hungry for more than just carrots and dip. These flaky and delicious spinach pinwheels, created by Heather of My Life Well Loved.com, serve 30 and can be ready in under an hour! Made with garlic herb cheese spread, they're light yet savory at the same time.

  • Sausage Cheese Balls


    These sausage cheese balls are the perfect last-minute recipe, according to Christy at The Girl Who Ate Everything.comServe them along with a barbecue sauce and they'll disappear in no time! 

  • Honey Garlic Crock-Pot Meatballs


    Why not offer a new spin on an old favorite? Rather than serve up your traditional meatballs, check this out: Honey, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, and ketchup combine to create an unbelievably delicious sauce for these honey garlic meatballs. The best part? They simmer in your Crock-Pot on low for 3 hours, making your home smell amazing and freeing up your oven for other dishes. A win-win!

  • Crock-Pot Soy & Lime Chicken Wings


    It wouldn't be the Super Bowl without wings, would it? But instead of the traditional flavors your guests are expecting, why not consider sidelining the buffalo and barbecue varieties and letting soy sauce and lime juice take the field? Don't worry, spice fans will feel the heat from a teaspoon of Sriracha sauce that's included in these Soy and Lime Chicken Wings, created by Ashley of Spoonful of Flavor.com.

  • Baked Potato Skins


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    Baked potato skins are hearty appetizer that goes great with football. Omit the bacon if you've got some vegetarians guests, or set up a fixin's bar and let everyone decorate those taters to his or her liking. 

  • Mini Sausage Stuffed Pretzels With Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce


    If you were at the stadium watching big game you'd probably be hunting down a pretzel, right? Show your guests they're not missing a thing by serving up these tasty Mini Sausage Stuffed Pretzels with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce. 

    Food blogger Noreen, of Picture the Recipe.com, explains that this recipe is one of her game day favorites and is always a hit with fans.

  • Barbecue Pulled Chicken Sliders


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    Barbecued pulled chicken sliders are a fun change from the traditional pork sandwiches and they're just as tasty. The dark meat of the chicken thighs keep the chicken nice and juicy. Pilsner, cider vinegar, and your favorite barbecue sauce make this appetizer so tasty guests may finally take their eyes off the game to look for seconds! 

  • Mini Corn Dog Muffins


    Image via IowaGirlEats.com

    Don't just hide the pig in the blanket again! It's a party so why not put it in a muffin? Ingenius, right? We thought so too when we saw these mini corn dogs!

    "These poppable, sweet and crispy cornbread bites with salty, all-beef hot dogs taste exactly like a state fair corn dog in a teeny-tiny package," says Kristin, founder of Iowa Girl Eats.com.

  • Mini Mexican Chili Bites


    Guests love bite-size apps that don't require a fork, knife, or even a seat on the couch to enjoy. These mini Mexican chili cups from Noreen at Picture the Recipe.com, call for canned chili, making this a quick and inexpensive recipe. 

  • Hot Artichoke & Spinach Dip


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    This hot artichoke and spinach dip is delicious and can be served on crostini or with your fave chips. It's also another great option for the non-carnivores at your party. 

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