Impress your friends and family this Super Bowl with 32+ vegan Superbowl snacks and ideas, including 100% meat-free (and also gluten-free) vegan finger foods, dips, burgers, and more. So whether you want hearty or healthy vegan game day food, I’ve got your back!
Super Bowl is almost upon us, and whether you’re a die-hard football fan or are just there to hang out and for the snacks (I don’t blame you!), there’s no denying that the high energy of the day warrants plenty of plant-based fuel! So, here are 32+ vegan Superbowl snacks and mains to make on game day to impress vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores alike!
Simple Vegan Super Bowl Snack and Mains
Traditionally, many game-day snacks are loaded with dairy and meat—like buffalo wings, queso dip, and chili. However, there’s no reason to miss out on all your favorites just because of your plant-based diet. So, within the list, I’ve included several classics-turned-vegan alongside other vegan finger foods and plant-based snacks and meals!
Plus, with a combination of vegan super bowl recipes that cater to different diets (vegan, gluten-free, paleo, etc.) and time/effort levels, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!
Simple Vegan Dips
‘Chips and dips’ are a classic addition to any selection of Super bowl appetizers, served up with lots of nibbles like pretzel bites, flatbread, tortilla chips, pita chips, crackers (gluten-free and keto!), crudites, and more. Best of all, though, it’s super easy to turn all the regulars into delicious plant-based versions, including:
Let’s start off this list of vegan Superbowl recipes with a bang, with this classic dip option! This vegan spinach artichoke dip is creamy, cheesy, moreish, and ready in under 30 minutes! Best of all, this cashew-based version is made with healthy, wholesome ingredients but still tastes like a decadent treat.
This creamy, rich, tangy, flavor-packed dip is made from scratch with homemade vegan sour cream and in just 3 simple steps. It’s perfect for enjoying with plenty of chips, crackers (keto/GF), and veggies!
Queso is a popular, must-have addition to many Super Bowl parties, and there’s no need to miss on that just because you don’t eat dairy! This vegan cheese sauce is gooey, velvety, cheesy, and is ready in less than 5 minutes! Even better, it’s nut-free, oil-free, gluten-free, and paleo!
You don’t have to convince me to add hummus to any gathering where chips and dips are involved. This dip is creamy, fluffy, smooth, and I’ve even made this version 100% oil-free! It’s perfect for a hearty, healthy football snack to serve with pita chips and crudites!
This section of vegan Superbowl snacks includes various accompaniments for the dips above and other simple nibbles to serve up alongside bowls of chips, nuts, olives, and other ‘bar snack’ style nibbles.
Onion rings are a non-vegan AND vegan football food staple but are usually loaded with oil/fat. Luckily, this baked version is still crispy and golden brown but without frying, and optionally even oil-free, for a lighter game-day snack!
Swap out heavier fried Superbowl snacks and your bags of chips for these vegan crispy air fryer zucchini chips (oven method included)! They’re light and tender in the middle with a crisp, flavorful shell. Perfect for enjoying alone or with the dips of your choice! Ready in under 25 minutes and even gluten-free!
These crispy, gluten-free polenta fries are super crispy on the outside, tender in the middle, and more-ish. Perfect for dipping with your condiment of choice as a vegan football snack!
Enjoy these healthy air-fryer falafels (oven method also included) as a snack to dip in hummus or within tacos, wraps, or a pita sandwich! They’re gluten-free, high-protein, and wonderfully moist in the middle but with a crisp shell—delicious!
Now, let’s get into the juicy section. Super Bowl and fingers foods are synonymous at this point. So here are just a few super bowl appetizers and nibbles to keep you well sustained throughout the event!
You may have noticed that game-day favorite nachos aren’t included in this list of vegan/vegetarian super bowl snacks. However, I’ll do you one better with these loaded nacho fries! With a vegan’ ground beef,’ salsa, tomato, pepper, and nacho cheese topping, these nacho fries are loaded with color and flavor and sure to impress!
These vegan empanadas make for a delicious party finger-food option, packed with a versatile veggie-based filling and cooked either in an oven, air fryer, or fryer. Perfect for serving with guacamole, tomato salsa, and my 5-minute vegan cheese sauce!
Ditch the chicken for an equally delicious and wholesome buffalo chickpea filling in these hearty taquitos. This finger food proudly straddles the line between snack and light meal and is perfect for those who want something heartier! Even better, they’re ready in just 30 minutes and are gluten-free too!
Tacos are another option that are a finger food, light meal, and a perfect addition to this list of vegan football snacks. These tacos combine a homemade tender spinach tortilla with hearty rice, bean, and vegan queso cheese filling. The result is a super moreish, filling vegan/ vegetarian super bowl recipe that all your guests will love! Plus, they’re naturally gluten-free and easy to make in under 40 minutes (that includes the 10-15 min baking time!)
There’s no need to get plates dirty with these ‘finger food’ homemade taco cups with a protein-dense lentil and veggie filling (includes a list of alternative filling too) and topped with plenty of vegan queso. They make for fantastic vegan Superbowl food.
Quesadillas are quick and simple to prepare, filling, hearty, delicious, and this particular version are also gluten-free, grain-free, and nut-free! Experiment with several fillings alongside this cheesy black bean and corn version and serve them up as an impressive vegan Super bowl snack!
For a super bowl appetizer option that’s super flavorful but also packs in tons of nutrients, options like these veggie fritters are a must-try! Loaded with corn, chickpeas, and bell pepper, these are a delicious finger food to serve with the dip of your choice and are also packed with protein and naturally gluten-free!
Bonus: Gluten-free, vegan spring rolls! Make your own Chinese ‘fakeout’ spring rolls with these gluten-free, vegan wraps and veggie-packed Cantonese-style filling! Ready in 45 minutes.
Burgers, Sandwiches, and Pizza
Unsurprisingly, planning your vegan game day food often comprises the party food trifecta: burgers, hotdogs (and other ‘sandwiches’), and pizza! Keep reading below for some of my favorite, 100% vegan Superbowl food ideas as mains!
These black bean burgers pack in protein, fiber, and satisfying flavor, delicious enough for vegans and meat-eaters alike! Load up your burgers with all your favorite toppings for a hearty vegan super bowl recipe.
They may be messy, but sloppy joes are a super bowl meal staple. Of course, we’re skipping meat in favor of versatile, protein-dense beans! You could even prepare the filling in advance and reheat it on the day!
There’s never a wrong time for a delicious, cheesy (but 100% dairy-free) grilled cheese sandwich, and that includes as vegan game day food! They’re simple to prepare, versatile, and ready to satisfy. Plus, you can prepare any cooked elements in advance and simply assemble and grill the sandwiches when needed!
Bring the ‘kebab shop’ takeout home this Super Bowl with this super hearty, marinated jackfruit shawarma—perfect for serving in pita and wraps with salad and a tangy garlic sauce!
Not a fan of jackfruit? You might prefer this hearty, ‘meaty’ mushroom vegan gyros, instead! Absolutely packed with flavor, meal preppable, and ready in 30 minutes!
Enjoy delicious vegan hotdogs with these wholesome homemade vegan sausages. They’re meat-free, gluten-free, low-fat, and can be nut-free, too!
These cheesy garlic breadsticks lie somewhere between breadsticks and a sauce-free pizza but are 100% a vegan Superbowl food must! With a pizza crust base that can be homemade (several options included) or store-bought, these breadsticks are as hands-on or hands-off as you’d like and easy to adapt to different dietary needs!
This pizza ring packs in a super cheesy mushroom and vegan filling/topping, is simple to prepare, dairy and gluten-free, and makes for an impressive centerpiece for your vegan Superbowl food table!
Not only are calzones a less messy finger-food version of regular pizza, but they take up less space in the oven, making them a perfect alternative to regular pizza when feeding a crowd! Best of all, these vegan calzones are also naturally gluten-free, and you can prep them in advance and reheat them on the day. Plus, guests can even choose their own fillings/toppings and enjoy them individually sized or larger!
Other pizza: For other, more traditional pizza offerings for your super bowl party, I have several options to choose from. These include:
- Keto, low-carb zucchini crust pizza
- Sweet potato crust pizza
- Classic Italian Neapolitan-style pizza
- Vegan deep dish pizza
- Mexican pizza with refried beans
- Avocado chickpea pizza
Other Sides & Mains
As much as we all love vegan Superbowl snacks, it can be a good idea to prepare some heartier ‘fuel’ for the several hours of watching. With options including stuffed veggies, and simple one-pot meals like chili!
Stuffed mushrooms are a popular vegan party food addition and will make for a great addition to your vegan game day food spread! This version is packed with a protein-dense chickpea and veggie filling and topped with plenty of vegan cheese!
These stuffed potato skins are loaded with plant-based protein and fiber thanks to a cheesy corn and bean topping with vegan Ranch (or swap that out for your meat-free game day topping of choice!). They’re perfect for a hearty addition to your menu of vegan super bowl recipes!
And that’s not all—if you love the idea of simple stuffed veggies, you might also enjoy these quick, simple, and flavorful stuffed peppers, chickpea stuffed zucchini boats, and /or lentil stuffed eggplant!
If you have never tried stuffed potato cakes before, you are in for a treat! These are a super hearty finger-food option for any potato lover with a slightly crisp and fluffy, creamy mashed potato ‘pancake’ style outside and mushroom, veggie, and vegan cheese filling!
Chili is a classic addition to any menu of vegan Superbowl food. Now you can enjoy a version that’s 100% meat-free! Instead, this chili sin carne combines several types of beans in a cozy spiced tomato sauce. Make a large pot and keep it gently warm on the stove or in a slow cooker for family/guests to enjoy throughout the day with homemade cornbread!
Mac and cheese is creamy, comforting, cozy, and perfect for serving up as part of your vegan Superbowl food offerings! Plus, this version relies on a dairy-free ‘cheese’ sauce made with hidden veggies to pack in extra nutrients. Serve it with zoodles for a simple paleo option, too!
These meat-free lasagna roll-ups come pre-portioned and are a great option for feeding a large group on a game day. It’s packed with veggies, creamy, simple to prepare, and bakes in just 20-25 minutes! You can also prepare it in advance, ready to bake when needed!
With a combination of red onion, leek, and other veggies, topped with a creamy, dairy-free cheese topping, this caramelized onion tart is incredibly hearty and nourishing and a light option to enjoy alongside a simple salad! Plus, it’s gluten-free, soy-free, and can be nut-free!
For a lighter option, try this easy healthy vegan pasta salad made with an oil-free, flavorful white bean-based dressing rather than heavier vegan mayo. It’s also easy to adapt with your veggies of choice, and you can meal-prep/make in advance for a fuss-free vegan super bowl recipe!
BONUS – Super Bowl Desserts
I have to be honest—by the time we’ve made our way through the mountain of savory vegan Superbowl snacks, we often aren’t in the mood for dessert. However, if you want some super bowl dessert inspo to cater to the sweet tooths in your family/friend group, you might enjoy some fudgy vegan brownies, soft coconut sugar cookies, 2-ingredient condensed milk chocolate truffles, or even some vegan gummy bears!
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Finally, one of my favorite vegan Superbowl snacks is Buffalo cauliflower wings. Buffalo wings are a staple of game-day fare and easily turn into a plant-based snack using versatile cauliflower! These cauliflower wings are tender in the middle, crisp on the outside, and loaded with BBQ sauce (keto), ketchup, of Buffalo/hot sauce! Plus, since these can be air-fried or baked, they’re also healthier and lower-calorie than fried versions and ready in under 30 minutes! Find the recipe below.
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Buffalo Cauliflower Wings
- 1 small-medium head (600 g) cauliflower (weight without stem)
- Mild hot sauce or ketchup, to brush
- Vegan Ranch Dressing to dip
- You can watch the video in the post for visual instructions.Cut the cauliflower into florets and transfer them to a bowl.
- Add chickpea flour to a medium bowl along with the dairy-free milk, hot sauce, spices, and oil. Whisk to combine.
- Pour the batter over the cauliflower florets and toss thoroughly to combine, using tongs, a spoon, or even your fingers.If you prefer crispy cauliflower wings, I recommend coating the florets with some breadcrumbs (regular or gluten-free).
- Spray the bottom of your air fryer with a little oil and add the coated cauliflower florets. Spread them evenly in a single layer.
- Cook at 370°F (188 °C) for 15 minutes. Transfer the cauliflower florets to a plate and brush each one with either more hot sauce (if you like it spicy) or use ketchup. You can also make my keto BBQ sauce.
- Serve with ranch dressing and enjoy!
- Flour: I love using chickpea flour, but regular all-purpose flour will work too. You can also replace 1 tbsp of the flour with cornstarch for crispier results.
- Batter: The batter is enough for a small/medium head of cauliflower, weighing 600 grams without the stem. If you are using a medium/large cauliflower (about 2 pounds), then definitely double all batter ingredients.
- Cooking method: You could also bake the cauliflower wings in the oven, at 425°F (220°C) but the cooking time will increase to about 40 minutes (I recommend flipping halfway through).
Nutrition information is an estimate and has been calculated automatically