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Super Bowl Sunday Spread: 40+ Apps, Snacks, Dishes, & More for a Running Start to Your Evening

The Super Bowl is more than just a game–

It’s a food fest.

And while it is fun to root for your favorite team, nothing compares to snacking on all of the tasty football goods:

Wings, pizza, fries, dips, and snack mix.

Unfortunately, most of these classics already contain your stomach’s competitor–

Gluten.

But not today!

In this article, you have over 40 gluten-free game day recipes to explore.

May the best recipes win! 

Table of Contents:

What You Should Know: 4 Tips for Hosting a Gluten-Free Game Day

Touchdown! 42 Super Bowl Food Ideas to Up Your Hostess Game:

  • Super Bowl Appetizers: Famous Dips for Your Gluten-Free Chips
  • Super Bowl Snacks You Won’t Be Able to Stay Away From
  • Shareable Meals: Super Bowl Dishes for the Whole Team
  • Finger Foods FTW: Wings, Poppers, Fries, and Sliders
  • End Zone-Worthy Easy Bites: Extra Points for Tastiness
  • Hard-To-Beat Gluten-Free Sweet Treats: End the Night Right

What You Should Know: 4 Tips for Hosting a Gluten-Free Game Day

Thankfully, even if you have guests coming who aren’t gluten-free, the recipes below will still hit the mark.

They all taste just like the real thing!

However, there are still a few tips to know before gearing up for the game.

1. Keep It Covid-Friendly 

Be prepared for your gathering to be smaller this year

And make sure to check your local guidelines for curfew and number of guest limits.

You might consider things like setting out a sanitizing station, making it virtual, or taking it outside–

Weather permitting!

It’s super easy to make it a virtual get-together with a zoom meeting–

Maybe even trade recipes beforehand so you get to eat the same things!

2. Plan Games to Keep Kids (& Adults) Entertained

Even though football takes center stage, you’ll still want to have other things planned just in case.

Plan games like bingo, shuffleboard, or ring toss.

These games are great ideas!

3. Whip Out Some Themed Decorations

Themed decorations always take a plain party to a lively party. 

You can probably find football decorations at your local party supply store, too! 

From paper plates and napkins to balloons.

4. Think About TV/Space Requirements: 

Remember people have to huddle around the TV!

Make arrangements for extra seating, and ensure your TV is big enough for everyone to watch comfortably. 

Touchdown! 42 Super Bowl Food Ideas To Up Your Hostess Game 

Time to kickoff the eats!

Here are over 40 recipe ideas to make for Super Bowl Sunday!

Super Bowl Appetizers: Famous Dips for Your Gluten-Free Chips

It’s an app attack! 

Just as for any party, you gotta keep the guests entertained with some pre-food food. 

Consider it the warm-up round.

These super bowl appetizers are a great place to start. 

1. 7-Layer Mexican Dip

It’s not game day without a 7-layer dip!

Classic 7-layer dip is really hard to mess up, but can you make it...better?

With this recipe, yes!

Just use gluten-free taco seasoning and swap out traditional sour cream for a non-dairy alternative and voila!

Tasty 7-layer dip:

Healthified.  

2. Pumpkin Cashew Queso 

Unfortunately, there’s such a thing as too much cheese. 

But this pumpkin cashew queso?

You can eat as much as you want–

Sans the tummy ache!

The pumpkin gives it that cheesy orange color while nutritional yeast and cashew combo take the flavors up a notch. 

3. Easy Gluten-Free Crab Dip

Crab dip is underrated. 

I mean if you love traditional crab cakes, you will love this crab dip–

Totally dairy-free! 

And be sure to pair it with gluten-free crackers! 

4. Classic Guacamole

Whether you’re gluten-free, dairy-free, or vegan–

Guacamole is something everyone can enjoy.

Guacamole has always had a certain magic to it– 

That makes it taste better with each bite.

This recipe is no exception!

5. Paleo Nachos

Let’s be real.

Sometimes, healthy comfort food tends to sacrifice the deliciousness aspect.

But not this one!

The cashew cream sauce, sweet potato and plantain chips, mixed with guacamole and extra veggies take this dish over the top. 

You won’t be able to pull your hand away!

6. Party Hummus With Herbed Olive Oil

The herbed olive oil makes it sound incredibly fancy.

But believe me.

This party hummus is easy peasy.

Just blend your hummus, combine your oil and herbs, and top with veggies like cucumbers, tomatoes, and bell pepper. 

Hot Pizza Dip Appetizer

Hot Pizza Dip from Kristina of Only Gluten Free Recipes

7. Hot Pizza Dip 

Dips on dips for all of the chips!

If you don’t have at least 2 dips out on game day, you might be doing the super bowl wrong. 

Hot pizza coming in on a spicy good note here!

Super Bowl Snacks You Won’t Be Able to Stay Away From

Crunchy foods are a must for Super Bowl Sunday.

Stay tuned for these amazing gluten-free, game day snacks!

8. Homemade Cool Ranch Doritos

Doritos are technically gluten-free, but Frito-Lay doesn’t list it as gluten-free.

Why?

Because there’s risk of contamination during the production process.

But you can make your own!

These homemade cool ranch doritos are so close to the real deal.

9. Homemade Chex Mix

Chex mix is the kind of snack that leaves everyone coming back for more.

You can’t resist even if you try!

Most chex cereal is gluten-free, but the extra add-ins in the mixes tend to come with gluten.

You’re in luck, though!

This homemade chex mix still steals the show. 

10. Buffalo Ranch Snack Mix

You have to have something buffalo-flavored at a super bowl gathering.

It’s the secret rule!

And what better way to amp up that yummy buffalo taste than with ranch?

Yep, it’s even better than it sounds.  

11. Spiced Rosemary Maple Pecans

Spiced nuts are perfect time-saver appetizers.

Just chuck in some spices, maybe a lil’ bit of natural sweetener, throw them in the oven, 

and BOOM!

Your guests will be badgering you for the recipe.

12. Honey BBQ Sweet Potato Chips

One of the most satisfying snacks of all time:

Chips!

That crunchy, salty, yet kind of sweet mixture literally melts in your mouth.

And these honey BBQ sweet potato chips encompass all of those qualities and more with some spicy tang. 

Feel free to adjust the seasonings!

13. Salami Chips With Spicy Dip

Salami...chips?

That’s right!

Salami actually makes for a super flavorful, low-carb chip you can totally dip. 

And, the spicy dip in this recipe is to-die-for!

You can also use guacamole, salsa, or even plain sour cream.

Salt and Vinegar Zucchini Chips

Salt and Vinegar Zucchini Chips from Brenda of Sugar Free Mom

14. Salt and Vinegar Zucchini Chips

Talk about a low-cal chip!

These zucchini chips are only 40 calories per serving!

Which means you can just eat more, right?

I’ll take that as a yes.

P.S. If you have an air fryer, check to see if it also has a dehydrator setting! Some of them do. 

Shareable Meals: Super Bowl Dishes for the Whole Team

Can’t skip dinner!

Full shareable meals still have their place on game days. 

And if you’re hosting, this is especially important so you have enough food!

Not to worry though!

These gluten-free super bowl-themed dinners will do the trick.

15. Football Pizza

Festive food alert!

Going for the best host of all time is super simple when you have creative food ideas like this one!

It tastes like pizza. 

But it looks just like a football.

Score! 

16. Gluten-Free Meatballs

Meatballs are definitely a fan-favorite but without all the effort–

Great for a crowd!

These are baked with Italian season, so if you feel like it, top them off with some marinara sauce and a side of gluten-free noodles!

17. Crockpot Gluten-Free Chili

Crockpot dishes are a host’s saving grace. 

I mean, think about it...

All you have to do is dunk ingredients in and let it sit. 

And when it’s done, it keeps it warm for you!

This crockpot chili is all delicious and no worries. 

18. Gluten-Free Philly Cheesesteaks

If you’re going to have a cheesesteak, it needs to taste like that traditional, juicy sandwich.

And thankfully, yummy gluten-free bread is a thing! 

So fry up some steak, top with cheese, and slather it between two buns.

Happy cheese-steaking!

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich Slider

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork from Michelle of My Gluten Free Kitchen

19. Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork

BBQ is another one of those game day flavors that can do no wrong.

Not only is it super football-ish, but it’s also incredibly simple. 

And in this case, the slow cooker does all the work for you!

20. Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

The perfect pair for 7-layer dip!

These cheesy chicken enchiladas use store bought rotisserie chicken to cut down on cooking time.

While the just-spicy-enough green chilis add a kick!

Don’t be afraid to chuck in some extras if your crowd loves some spice!

21. Gluten-Free Sweet & Sour Chicken

Couple important things to note here:

If you’re using packaged sweet and sour sauce, check to see it uses cornstarch instead of wheat as a thickener.

And go for gluten-free soy sauce or coconut aminos. 

Finger Foods FTW: Wings, Poppers, Fries, and Sliders

Eating becomes 10x more fun when you can use your fingers. 

Which is why finger foods are a staple for any football party!

From wings and poppers to fries and sliders, go nuts with these gluten-free recipes!

22. Fried Buffalo Wings

We all want to get down with some fried wings.

But unfortunately, it’s pretty difficult if you’re gluten-free. 

However, no one should have to avoid a superbowl staple at a superbowl party!

Enter:

These spicy, deep fried, n’ gluten-free buffalo wings! 

23. Dairy-Free Jalapeno Poppers

Combine vegan cream cheese, garlic, nutritional yeast, spices, and potato chips…

And you have dairy-free jalapeno poppers!

Typically, poppers are loaded with gluten and dairy.

Not this one!

Jalapenos make the best little popper boats-

Still packing all the heat!

24. Gluten-Free Sliders

The superbowl is the one winter party where you can serve summer food, and no one skips a beat.

This gives you an excuse to whip up meals like sliders.

Just pop your meat in the slow cooker and have everyone load up their buns buffet-style!

25. Spinach & Artichoke Stuffed Zucchini

Spinach and artichoke? 

Sounds like it would taste bleh…

But if you like spinach and artichoke dip, you know this combo is so far from ick.

Creamy and delish!

You’re using zucchini boats instead of a bread bowl here, so there’s no gluten and way less carbs.

26. Buffalo Chicken Fingers

Chicken fingers both kids and adults can enjoy!

That’s one magical meal.

In this case, the buffalo really takes plain ole chicken tendies to pops of spice and garlic.

And the dipping sauce!

Oh, the sauce is so good. 

27. Sticky Asian Garlic Wings

You can never have too many wings at a super bowl party.

To mix up the flavors, make different batches of wing cuisines!

For instance, make some buffalo-flavored and then some of these asian garlic wings. 

They’ll all be gone before you know it!

Crispy Gluten-Free French Fries

Crispy Gluten-Free French Fries from Carla of Gluten-Free Recipe Box

28. Crispy Gluten-Free French Fries

Do your gluten-free fries come out too mushy?

Been there!

Making crispy gluten-free fries comes down to a science. 

And this recipe spills all goodness.

Your gluten-eating guests will never be able to tell the difference.

End Zone-Worthy Easy Bites: Extra Points for Tastiness

Easy bites are a cross between appetizers and finger food:

Just mini-sized!

Watch out!

The smaller and more yummy they get, the easier it is to throw 10 in your mouth at a time. 

29. Gluten-Free Air Fried Pickles

When I used my air fryer for the first time, I made fried pickles.

And wow.

I would’ve never expected them to turn out that good!

You’re not going to want to skip out on the creamy ketchup dip in this recipe either. 

30. Gluten-Free Mini Corn Dogs

Mini corn dogs can be gluten-free?

Who would’ve thought!

This recipe will be a killer- 

Particularly if you’ve got lots of kiddos coming to your party.

31. Baked Zucchini Tater Tots

Guilty pleasure of the day:

Tater tots!

The best feel-good tots turn out golden brown and crispy.

And this recipe is even better since it includes zucchini for extra veggies!

But it tastes just as satisfying as using potatoes. 

Paleo Bacon Avocado Fries

Paleo Bacon Avocado Fries from Laura of Our Oily House

32. Paleo Bacon Avocado Fries

Wrap any veggie in bacon, and suddenly it’s not just a boring veggie anymore.

It’s hands down, finger-licking good.

And these paleo bacon avocado fries are where it’s at!

Such a simple concept with stellar results.

33. Loaded Mashed Potato Bites

Got any leftover mashed potatoes from a previous weeknight dinner?

Use ‘em up for gameday!

Just cook up a batch of loaded mashed potato bites:

Filled with creamy potatoes, sour cream, hot sauce, bacon, and cheddar cheese.

34. Gluten-Free Pizza Bites

Can you believe these pizza bites are only 4 ingredients?

That’s right!

The crust is just gluten-free white bread topped with pizza sauce, cheese, and pepperoni. 

No gluten-free flour, yeast, proofing, or baking stress!

Gluten-Free Soft Pretzel Bites

Gluten-Free Soft Pretzel Bites from Beth of Last Yummies

35. Gluten-Free Soft Pretzel Bites

Soft pretzels feel like a luxury food for gluten-free dieters.

So when you make pretzels, they better be delicious!

*takes a bite of pretzel*

Yep.

Worth the work.

Hard-To-Beat Gluten-Free Sweet Treats: End the Night Right

There’s so much creative freedom when it comes to desserts–

Especially for the super bowl!

It’s so fun whipping up desserts in the shapes of footballs or team colors. 

And these gluten-free desserts are all about representing the game without too much work!

36. Peanut Butter S’mores Cheesecake Ball

If you make this cheesecake ball ahead of time, 

be prepared to hide it in the darkest corners of your refrigerator. 

You and your family won’t be able to stay away!

37. Best Fruit Dip Ever

Chocolate is the most common game day dessert.

But you gotta have something for the fruity dessert-lovers out there, too!

And this fruit dip is an amazing compromise. 

38. Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Footballs

Now we’re talking. 

Cookie dough footballs are a.) super cute and b.) freaking delish!

As a bonus, these are also gluten-free and vegan. 

39. Chocolate Football Spoons

Need to add some cheerfulness to your super bowl menu?

Just make these chocolate football spoons!

All it takes are 4 ingredients and 20 minutes! 

40. Healthy Puppy Chow

Protein-packed puppy chow dessert?

Yes please!

For a nut-free version, use sunflower butter.

Otherwise, peanut butter will do!

41. Caramel Chocolate Covered Potato Chips

Sweet and salty at it’s best!

This recipe includes all that’s good in the world:

Chocolate, caramel, chips, and peanuts.

42. Perfect Gluten-Free Brownies

Brownies are always a safe, go-to dessert when you don’t feel like putting in too much effort.

Fudgy, delicious, and in this case, 100% gluten-free!

Serve Up Your Super Bowl Food! You’re Officially a Star Quarterback Hostess

Now you have everything you need for a fantastic super bowl get-together, virtual or not!

Any of the above recipes will be a hit. 

Enjoy the game and family time!

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