Although most classic Super Bowl appetizers revolve around meat, there are plenty of vegetarian dishes that are just as satisfying and delicious. From nacho roll-ups and “pulled pork” sliders to cauliflower wings and a seven-layer dip, we’ve got the veggie-filled recipes that will crush your cravings and wow your guests.
Guests will love this creamy, vibrant dip served up with crunchy tortilla chips or warm pita bread. Raw cashews are transformed into a flavourful dairy-free queso that will have everyone reaching for more.
You’ll score a touchdown with this 10-ingredient dish loaded with shredded cheese, avocado, jalapeño slices and refried black beans. A hidden core of crumbled tortilla chips adds a delightful crunch to every bite.
Creamy Homemade Hummus
Skip the store-bought variety and opt for this quick and easy recipe that calls for such complementary ingredients as dried chickpeas, tahini, garlic, onion and parsley. Just don’t forget the pita bread or tortilla chips!
Green Beans in a Blanket
Forget pigs-in-a-blanket: This vegetarian whole-wheat twist on the appetizer classic doesn’t skimp on the accompanying creamy mustard sauce – making it the perfect teammate for this winning combination of green beans, dill and Havarti cheese.
Healthy Mozzarella Sticks
There’s no need to forgo the fan-favourite mozzarella sticks. Swap out the more common greasy variety for this healthier alternative that calls for whole-grain Melba toast, egg whites, whole wheat flour and part-skim mozzarella sticks. Just make sure you make a generous batch – they’ll disappear quickly.
Vegetarian Spinach-Walnut Pate
This vibrant and flavourful recipe should win an award for how quickly it all comes together. A mere 10 minutes is all you need to assemble this appetizer masterpiece. Serve it up with your choice of crackers and crudites. Find more inspiration with these healthy 10-minute meals.
Vegan Sloppy Joe Sliders
This unique take on the popular meat-packed recipe is inspired by the chickpea-filled Trinidadian street food, doubles. Much like sloppy Joes, doubles are both messy and savoury – making them perfect to serve up for game day. Sandwiched between two pieces of sesame-seed buns, it’s a veg-friendly app everyone can get on board with.
Vegan Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Ready within 25 minutes, your guests will devour this healthy, warm spinach and artichoke dip. Pair it with pita bread or tortilla chips. If you’re looking to serve up a fun treat on game day, these are the only three no-bake cookie recipes you need.
Vegan Chickpea Crab Cakes
We promise that all the scrumptious flavours you’ve enjoyed over the years are still here – even though there’s no real crab in sight. Hearty chickpeas stand in for the popular shellfish, and they’re just as satisfying.
Cauliflower has secured its status as one of the most versatile veggies. Here’s yet another clever way to use the tasty superfood. The dish even features a creamy, dairy-free cheese sauce.
Garlic Fingers with Donair Sauce
Make this East Coast classic right at home, no matter which part of the country you live. Just don’t forget the donair sauce for dipping these garlicky, cheesy bites.
Bright and Bold Moroccan-Spiced Cauliflower Bites
Trendy turmeric gives these perfectly spiced veggie bites a golden glow that will stand out on your appetizer table. Just be sure to double check that your Greek yogurt is indeed gluten-free before serving the cool and tangy dipping sauce. For more on turmeric, see if these six trending spices are actually worth the hype.
Sweet Potato Nacho Rounds
Impress your foodie friends and gain clout with the gluten-sensitive crowd by serving up super-trendy sweet potato toasts. Just be sure to use gluten-free white vinegar or swap the pickled onions for salted quick pickles.
Guacamole with a Kick
Kick your snacking up a notch with this spicy guac from The Pioneer Woman that includes both jalapeños and chipotle peppers.