4 Super Simple Super Bowl Appetizers Recipes

For our Super Bowl parties I try to come up with simple, quick and easy Super Bowl appetizers recipes that will make the guys (and gals) taste buds water. A few key ingredients they all love is bacon, cheese and ranch, so I always find a way to incorporate those into one or two appetizers. I use a really great pre-made Ranch dressing that I found in the refrigerated aisle at Kroger but any Ranch dressing will do.

Ok, for our party I always make some classic standby recipes like our Jalapeno Fritatta. But I also like to add a few new recipes each year. Sometimes they are a huge hit and become the new yearly party foods and sometimes they are a miss. I think I scored a touchdown with this year’s recipes and I wanted to share them with you!

Below, you will find printable Super Bowl Appetizers:

  • Bacon Cheddar Ranch Fries
  • Ranch Grilled Chicken Wings
  • Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels
  • Spicy Bacon Ranch Pinwheels

Please note that I am NOT a professional cook. I’m a mom who cooks and eyeballs pretty much everything. So some of these aren’t exact measurements and some are “to taste” but I’ll get you as close as I can.

First up, Bacon Cheddar Ranch Fries.

Bacon Ranch Cheddar Fries Super Bowl Appetizers

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5 from 2 votes

Bacon Cheddar Ranch Fries

Bacon Cheddar Ranch Fries
Author: Crystal Martin

Ingredients

  • 2 3 oz packages real bacon pieces
  • 1 LB shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 TBSP Ranch Dressing
  • 2 bags frozen Steak Fries Potatoes
  • 3 Green onions chopped – optional for garnish

Instructions

  • Pre heat oven to 400
  • Arrange steak fries in single layer on baking pan/bread pan
  • Bake at 400 for 25 minutes or until potatoes are done
  • Remove from oven
  • Sprinkle bacon pieces evenly over top of potatoes
  • Sprinkle shredded cheese evenly over top of potatoes
  • Return to oven for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted
  • Remove from oven
  • Drizzle Ranch dressing over the top of melted cheese.
  • Top with diced green onions
  • Serve immediately or keep in a warming plate.

Notes

Serve these fries just as you would nachos.

Ranch Grilled Chicken Wings

This next recipe is for chicken wings and it is so simple it doesn’t even need a recipe card. We like to use pre-cooked, un-sauced wings but any chicken wings will do. If you are using uncooked wings, you can boil them until they are done, first, then proceed with grilling them if you want them to cook up quicker. Otherwise, you can just do them on the grill from beginning to end.  

We like to use pre-cooked wings just to save on time. Putting them on the grill makes them tender and juicy. For this recipe, all you have to do is baste the Ranch Dressing on your COOKED wings, right on the grill. Do this right before you are ready to take them off the grill. Let them grill for about one minute on each side and they are done!

Grilling the sauce right on the wings locks in the ranch flavor and makes them a lot less messy to eat. If you like them spicy, baste with hot sauce first, grill on each side for about a minute and then baste with the ranch and grill them for about a minute on each side again. YUM!

Ranch Grilled Chicken Wings Super Bowl Appetizer

Now it’s time for some pinwheels and we have two versions for you: Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels and Spicy Bacon Ranch Pinwheels. Both use any brand of crescent rolls you like best. One has buffalo chicken in it. You can find a super quick and simple Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe here.

If you have a great recipe for Shredded Buffalo Chicken already, feel free to use it. If not, and to save time, you can simply use canned white meat chicken and 1 tsp of your favorite hot sauce. I plan to do a Slow Cooker Shredded Buffalo Chicken in our next Super Bowl appetizers but the quick method works well in a time crunch.

Buffalo Ranch Pinwheels

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5 from 2 votes

Buffalo Ranch Pinwheels

Author: Crystal Martin

Ingredients

  • 1 8 oz can refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • 1 can shredded white meat chicken
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • 8 oz shredded cheddar cheese
  • Ranch dressing

Instructions

Buffalo Chicken

  • Combine 1 large can of shredded white meat chicken with 1 tsp hot sauce and set aside

Pinwheels

  • Unroll crescent roll dough into two pieces
  • Pinch seams together to firm two long rectangles
  • Spread 1 TBSP Ranch dressing over each rectangle
  • Spread half of chicken mixture over ranch dressing
  • Top with shredded cheddar cheese
  • Roll each rectangle into a log, from one short side to the other
  • Using a sharp knife, slice each log into approx. 8 pinwheels
  • Bake at 350 for 15 – 20 minutes or until golden brown
  • Serve with additional Ranch dressing

The Spicy Bacon Ranch Pinwheels are very similar and follow the same instructions.

Spicy Bacon Ranch Pinwheels

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Print Recipe
5 from 2 votes

Spicy Bacon Ranch Pinwheels

Author: Crystal Martin

Ingredients

  • 1 8 oz can refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • 1 3 oz package real bacon pieces or cooked crisp bacon
  • 1 green onion diced
  • 6 jalapeno slices diced (pickled jalapeno slices in a jar) OR 1/2 fresh jalapeno, seeds removed, diced
  • 8 oz shredded cheddar cheese optional
  • Ranch dressing

Instructions

  • Unroll crescent roll dough into two pieces
  • Pinch seams together to firm two long rectangles
  • Spread 1 TBSP Ranch dressing over each rectangle
  • Sprinkle bacon pieces over top of ranch dressing
  • Sprinkle chopped green onions and chopped jalapeno peppers
  • Top with shredded cheddar cheese if using
  • Roll each rectangle into a log, from one short side to the other
  • Using a sharp knife, slice each log into approx. 8 pinwheels
  • Bake at 350 for 15 – 20 minutes or until golden brown
  • Serve with additional Ranch dressing

And there you have it, a few of our favorite Super Bowl Appetizers and each one is sure to please a crowd!

What are your favorite Super Bowl appetizers? Do you do traditional wings or do you change things up a bit?

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