Easy and Tasty Super Bowl Snacks You Can Whip up in the Air Fryer

Posted: February 10, 2022 3:45 pm

With the Big Game coming up, tasty Super Bowl snacks are on the menu. Check out our delicious and easy air fryer recipes to serve to the game-watching gang.


If you are hosting a group or just tuning in with a friend or two, Super Bowl snacks that are tasty and easy to whip up are always part of the fun. And with the convenience and simplicity of the air fryer, making your favorite game day food is faster and easier than ever before. Check out our list of quick and delicious game-day foods perfect for your Super Bowl watching party made with an air fryer.

Air Fryer Jalapeño Poppers

Guests will love these little firecracker snacks made of bacon-wrapped jalapeños. These bite-sized snacks are also stuffed with cool cream cheese but as a surprise also contain salami in addition to the bacon wrapping before being flash-fried in the air fryer. Ready in a short 10 minutes after prep time, these poppers will be a big hit with their punchy flavor and hot-cool combo.

Bang-Bang Shrimp

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As a great alternative to deep-fried bang-bang, this recipe air fries perfectly battered shrimp and then smothers them in the bang-bang sauce for a fiery game-day snack. Spicy snackers will love the bang-bang sauce made with Thai chili sauce and Siracha that is doused on the shrimp after a quick air fry to crisp them up.

Air Fryer Oreos

All appetizers don’t have to be savory. You will love adding in a sweet, one-bite sweet treat like these fried Oreos to your game-day menu. Often seen at carnivals and fairs, a deep-fried Oreo is a beloved dessert but switching it up to an air fryer preparation saves not only the danger of hot oil but also the time needed to make them. These fun treats still wear an easy to prep batter and an air fryer paper liner is needed to make them. Round out your appetizer menu with a non-savory treat made with the easily recognized stuffed center cookie to guarantee your guests will be begging for more. Since they are sure to be a hit, be sure to make plenty!

Buffalo Chicken Wings

The go-to game-day snack on the Super Bowl, this air fryer recipe is a snap to prepare. Cooking up 2 and a half pounds of the favorite finger food makes snacking a breeze and the Buffalo sauce coating is always a favorite. Spice it up with extra hot sauce or cool it down with a side of dipping ranch or blue cheese dressing for extra punch.

Chicken Satay with Dipping Sauce

Surprise your guests with an Indian-inspired game day snack. Served on skewers and dipped in a teriyaki-style sauce, this handheld appetizer is fun to eat and will add an international flair to the menu. Cooked up in the air fryer in under 20 minutes, this treat is quick to prep and cook making it the perfect compliment to other appetizers.

Gluten-Free Chex Mix

Having a party mix on hand when the big game is on provides plenty of opportunities for snacking. This gluten free option is perfect for guests with dietary needs but is so delicious no one else will know what’s missing. Made with a blend of cereal, pretzels, peanuts and seasonings before popping into the air fryer, this party mix will be ready to serve in under 10 minutes including prep time. Keep the ingredients for this recipe on hand to whip up quickly when you have a bigger crowd than anticipated or you just want something crunchy and savory to munch on.

Pimento Cheese Wontons

This two-ingredient recipe is perfect for air fryer newbies and novice cooks who want to wow with an appetizer that looks complicated but really isn’t. Store-bought pimento cheese can be swapped out for homemade if desired. A cheesy dollop in the middle of a frozen wonton wrapper, sealed around the edges with a smidge of water is all the prep needed before air frying up these adorable triangle treats.

Pepperoni Pizza Fries

A big plate of fries to share is always a welcome game-day appetizer. But this air fryer concoction of pepperonis and mozzarella cheese on top of air fried matchstick potatoes take this humble dish to wow proportions. This ooey, gooey treat brings an Italian flavor to the menu that can be further customized with additional seasonings, herbs or even a ranch dipping sauce to dress it up even more.

Roasted Almonds

This simple, healthy addition to an appetizer menu will add in delicious smells along with an easy-to-grab option. These roasted almonds require little prep and just a few minutes in the air fryer to deliver up a gorgeous, salty, addictive treat that you will reach for over and over again. Make these ahead of time and keep until ready to serve – if there are any left by game day!

Sizzling Garlic Shrimp

This gorgeous appetizer is served up on lemongrass skewers alongside roasted sweet potatoes. Each part of the recipe could be its own offering or mini plates could be prepped ahead with individual servings for ease of noshing during the big game. Guest will never know that the sizzling shrimp and roasted potatoes were air fried in just a few minutes. The shrimp does need to marinate ahead of time, so this recipe will need to be prepped ahead of time for the garlicky shrimp flavors to come together before cooking and serving up.

Spicy Drumsticks with BBQ Sauce

A perfect alternative to wings, these spicy drumsticks are convenient to hold and eat while enjoying game day festivities. The mildly spicy seasonings in the barbecue sauce can be amped up if you enjoy it a little hotter, but these cuties are deliciously fiery exactly as they are.

Stuffed Mushrooms

The quintessential appetizer, stuffed mushrooms, are now easier than ever in the air fryer. Stuffed with cream cheese, scallions and cheddar cheese, these button mushrooms are sure to be a savory treat. Each mouth-size morsel is packed with flavor even though they only take about 15 minutes from start to serving.

Tacos de Papa

These interesting petite tacos are made with an unusual, time-cutting ingredient: instant mashed potato mix. Using the air fryer to crisp up the corn tortillas, these adorable potato tacos combine savory cheese, green salsa and onions along with warm spices to create holdable, snackable tacos to delight your guests during the Super Bowl.

Zucchini Curly Fries

This savory snack will be a touchdown with guests since it looks so tasty but is actually made out of healthy vegetables. Zucchini spirals are breaded and seasoned before being popped into the air fryer, resulting in a crispy pile of look-alike fries that taste every bit as yummy as regular fries. But guests won’t feel guilty going back for seconds.

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