Good Luck Not Eating All These Make-Ahead Super Bowl Snacks Before Game Day

Whether you’re hosting a Super Bowl watch party this year or heading to someone else’s place for a game-day potluck, one thing is true: everyone wants all the Super Bowl snacks, but carving out time to make a full spread right before the game starts isn’t ideal. After all, this is a day to relax (well, kind of), have fun, and visit with friends, not to silo yourself in the kitchen. That said, having some make-ahead Super Bowl recipes up your sleeve is a must. Sure, it might not be Super Bowl Sunday without some of the classic day-of treats, like baked spinach-artichoke dip or buffalo chicken wings, but trust us when we say it makes all the difference if most of the menu can already be good to go when the day starts. (That is, unless you aren’t particularly into the game and enjoy hiding away in the kitchen for much of it.)

From Super Bowl appetizers to easy, snackable finger foods, these 41 make-ahead recipes will make your Super Bowl Sunday run that much more smoothly. Many of these recipes can be made ahead in their entirety and served at room temperature, while others need only a finishing touch or to be briefly reheated at party time. Now, bookmark your favorites, hit the grocery store, and get your Super Bowl snack lineup going ASAP.

— Additional reporting by Theresa Massony