Looking for healthy Super Bowl recipes? These delicious and healthy Super Bowl food options are sure to wow your friends–we promise. 

With the Super Bowl coming soon, we start pondering healthy Super Bowl recipes. Our specialty here on A Couple Cooks are healthy vegetarian and vegan recipes, but there’s a certain vibe you’ve got to have to be considered Super Bowl food, right? It’s got to combine comfort food with party appetizers in a way that’s almost indescribable. And of course you’ve got to have chili! So, we’ve combed through our party appetizers, snacks, and healthy recipes to find all the best healthy Super Bowl recipes that we’d serve to a crowd. All of these recipes are friend tested and approved, so we can honestly say: these healthy Super Bowl recipes will wow your friends.

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And now…our top healthy Super Bowl recipes!

Our #1 in healthy Super Bowl recipes: these Loaded Sweet Potato Rounds! They’re the most delicious, crowd pleasing healthy appetizer for entertaining — like bruschetta, but with a sweet potato base! Friends beg us to make them, and they’re gone in a flash.

(Vegetarian, Gluten-Free)

What’s the Super Bowl without chili? This Classic Vegetarian Chili recipe is our take on a straight up chili recipe, without the meat. This chili uses bulgur wheat to some meaty texture. For maximum flavor, we’ve also used green chiles (or jalapeños) for some spice, a crazy amount of chili powder, and a hint of chipotle powder to add complexity. These tricks make this a vegetarian chili that’s hearty and not just “bean soup”.

(Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free option)

This skillet Mexican cheese dip recipe is perfect for entertaining and quintessential Super Bowl, right? It’s spiced pinto beans, veggies, and Greek yogurt baked in a skillet covered in gooey cheese. To make it qualify for healthy Super Bowl recipes, lighten the amount of cheese sprinkled on top (it will still taste amazing, we promise).

(Vegetarian, Gluten-Free)

Want a healthy nacho cheese sauce that’s homemade, instead of the storebought nacho cheese filled with preservatives? Basically vegan queso, this cashew cheese sauce recipe is ultra simple and delicious. Serve with tortilla chips as a flavor-loaded dip.

(Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Buffalo chicken is basic, so for healthy Super Bowl recipes? A buffalo cauliflower sandwich. That’s roasted cauliflower (or grilled, if it’s not too cold for you!), mixed with a healthyish take on a buffalo sauce. Then it’s topped with a blue cheese sauce that will blow your mind! Serve these on slider buns as a party appetizer.

(Vegetarian)

What’s more Super Bowl than nachos? To make nachos fit in a list of healthy Super Bowl recipes, here’s our loaded vegan nachos recipe! This nachos recipe is fully plant based, featuring our smoky lentils and rice and the vegan nacho cheese above. They’re so flavorful no one will miss the meat!

(Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free)

This spiced crispy chickpeas recipe is the perfect salty, crunchy healthy snack! They’re baked simply with olive oil and spiced with chili powder and cumin.

(Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free)

A kid-friendly snack, these hummus and veggie roll ups are delicious and healthy. They’re filled with hummus, brocolli, carrots, and cauliflower, and perfect as a plant based party appetizer.

(Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free)

More buffalo cauliflower here: but this time it’s served with a healthy version of a blue cheese dip! The dip is made with yogurt and blue cheese, and the cauliflower is simply coated in homemade buffalo sauce. What could be better?

Next up in our healthy Super Bowl recipes…homemade tater tots! While they require some effort, these homemade tots are made simply with potatoes and olive oil and baked until they’re crispy.

(Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free)

If you’ve gone to the effort to make homemade tater tots, why not make them into tater tot nachos (totchos)? These totchos are vegan, loaded with delicious veggies and topped with dollops of cashew cream.

(Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free)

This 5-ingredient homemade hummus is classic, simple, and won’t break the bank. It’s one of our top vegan recipes for healthy snacks and it’s so, so good. Dip with the usual suspects: veggies and homemade pita chips.

(Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free)

One more time with the nachos, okay? These loaded grilled nachos are a true dream: they’re full of smoky flavor topped with grilled veggies, refried beans, guacamole, and cheese. These are one of our favorites ever, and perfect for our list of healthy Super Bowl recipes. You’ve just got to have access to a grill: which not everyone has during Super Bowl season! So you might have to be in a warmer climate than we are for this one.

(Vegetarian, Gluten-Free)

As dip for fruit and pretzels, this dark chocolate hummus is a surprising hit at parties. It’s perfect for entertaining! Since it’s naturally sweet, it’s one of our favorite in the sweets category of healthy super bowl recipes.

(Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free)

One of our fan favorite party appetizer recipes, this Baked Goat Cheese Appetizer with fire roasted tomatoes is like eating pizza as a dip. People go crazy over this stuff, and it disappears very quickly.

(Vegetarian, Gluten-Free with gluten free bread or crackers)

Everyone we’ve served this cilantro dip to raves about it! With just 3 ingredients, it’s an easy party appetizer to add to your list of party dip recipes.

(Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free)

This savory, hearty quinoa vegan chili is packed with protein and works for vegetarian, plant-based, and gluten-free eaters. It features quinoa, which makes it thick and textured. It’s one of our favorite veggie chili variations.

(Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free)

To round out our healthy Super Bowl recipes, this cool, creamy ranch dip is made with Greek yogurt, minced shallot, and real herbs: not a packet. And it’s even better than the packet.

(Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free)

OK last one: this homemade green hummus is bright and flavorful healthy snack recipe, featuring green onions, spinach, cilantro and lime. The vibrant color makes an eye catching healthy Super Bowl recipe. If you’re looking to spice it up, add a bit of jalapeño! Here, we’ve topped it with a few crispy roasted chickpeas.

Healthy Super Bowl Recipes to Wow Your Friends

Looking for healthy Super Bowl recipes? These delicious and healthy Super Bowl food options are sure to wow your friends–we promise.

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Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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