16 Delicious Vegan Recipes for Your Super Bowl Party

Tasty game day classics, made vegan.

If I were to put together a list of the least vegan-friendly holidays and events, the Super Bowl would definitely be towards the top of the list. By the time the game is over, chicken bones are scattered every where, hoagie butts litter forgotten plates and all that’s left of the buffalo chicken dip is chip remnants — the only veggies in sight are the ugly celery pieces that were paired with the platter of wings.

Well, not this year folks. Our very own Philadelphia Eagles are in the Super Bowl and that means that ALL Philadelphians need to be included in the celebration — and properly fueled — in order to root for the Birds with all of their might. Below, you’ll find 16 vegan recipes that are perfect for game day snacking and even some vegan takes on super bowl classics.

The Snacks

Hummus and Veggie Quesadilla


Total time: 30 minutes
Main ingredients: Onion, bell pepper, Roma tomatoes, spinach, corn, tortillas, black beans, avocado, hummus

You could literally put anything between a tortilla and I would eat —needless to say, I’m a big fan. This veggie-packed cheese-less quesadilla uses hummus — a cilantro jalapeno hummus, to be exact — to create a creamy texture, much like cheese would. [Emilie Eats]

Garlic and Basil Butternut Squash Chips

Total time: About 35 minutes
Main ingredients: Butternut squash, basil, garlic

Yay for healthy chips, am I right? Just slice the top half of a butternut squash into half rounds and pan-fry them, in batches, until they reach your desired crispiness. Add the garlic and basil (plus a little salt and pepper) right before you’re ready to take them out of the pan, and toss well.

Deviled Potato Bites

Total time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Main ingredients: Small potatoes, chickpeas, lemon, garlic, Dijon mustard, tahini, maple syrup

While these babies are a little labor-intensive, they are totally worth it — they really taste like deviled eggs! And really, what’s a party without deviled eggs? Plus, if you take a quick scan of the ingredients, you’ll see that these deviled potatoes, in addition to being super tasty, are very budget-friendly. When I make these, I like to add a little bit of vegan mayo to the filling — it really helps drive the deviled-ness of the dish home.

Butternut Squash Veggie Pizza

Total time: 1 hour
Main ingredients: Butternut squash, pre-made pizza dough, chickpeas, onion, broccolini, maple syrup

This pizza is perfect for parties — it feeds a good amount of people, it’s delicious and perfect for snacking while chatting or chanting. Pro tip: cut down on some serious baking time by purchasing canned butternut puree. Just lather the dough with the puree, toss the veggies on top and pop it in the oven and it will be ready to be devoured (seriously, there won’t be leftovers).

Buffalo Cauliflower Wings


Total time: Over an hour
Main ingredients: Cauliflower, almond milk, rice flower, red hot peppers, vegan worcestershire, veganaise

Wings are another super bowl staple — the smell of the sauce alone might just be one of the major scents of the game when you’re watching at home (Whereas spilled beer and sweat is the actual scent of the IRL game). The recipe also features a veganaise-based dill sauce for dipping the wings in — because, really, what are wings without sauce, even if they’re vegan? [Front Street Cafe]

Seven Layer Dip


Total time: 20 minutes
Main ingredients: Vegetarian refried beans, raw cashews, guacamole, pico de gallo, bell pepper, black olives, cilantro

Super Bowl parties are prime time to go dip heavy — they make for quick bites, are perfect for sharing and, honestly, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a person who doesn’t enjoy dip. This Mexican-inspired take on the classic seven layer dip is super easy to assemble. The recipe calls for a lot of pre-made ingredients, which is perfect if you’re crunched for time, but you could also make everything from scratch if you have the extra time! [Minimalist Baker]

Soft Pretzels 

Total time: About an hour and a half
Main ingredients: Maple syrup, active dry yeast, all purpose flour, baking soda

Just imagine — the aroma of soft pretzels baking welcoming your guests in to the best (and vegan-friendly!) Super Bowl party ever. Plus, you’ll definitely impress everyone with your kitchen skills. With a fairly short list of ingredients, these delicious bites actually come together fairly quickly and easily — you just have to let the dough rise for about 40 minutes, giving you ample time to work on other endeavors. [Love and Lemons]

The Mains

Black Bean Green Chili Enchiladas


Total time: 40 minutes
Main ingredients: Onion, garlic, jalapeno, vegan cream cheese, cilantro, black beans, diced green chilies, tortillas, green chili sauce

These creamy vegan enchiladas are a realllll crowd pleaser — trust me. They’re flavorful, perfectly balanced in spice and oh-so comforting. I should mention that enchiladas — tasty as they may be — aren’t the easiest for couch eating so be sure to have plenty of napkins on standby. [This Savory Vegan]

Lentil Chili


Total time: 45 minutes
Main ingredients: Onion, bell peppers, jalapeno, corn, spicy chili beans, black beans, veggie broth, lentils, crushed tomatoes

Chili is a classic sports food, right? It’s sloppy, delicious and filling — which will help soak up all those beers you’ll be drinking. Offering a few ways to prepare the chili, we suggest following this recipe to be made in the crock pot, as opposed to stove top, because stove top space is prime real estate when you’re hosting. Plus, with the crockpot, you hardly have to think about it once you toss in all of the ingredients. [Peas and Crayons]

Tofu Banh Mi Sliders

Total time: 1 hour
Main ingredients: Extra-firm tofu, soy sauce, ginger, carrots, radish, aquafaba, cucumber, cilantro, green onions, long green chili peppers

This recipe makes ten sliders, and they’re super cheap to make — ringing in at about 85-cents per slider! When was the last time you enjoyed ANYTHING for 85-cents? This budget-friendly recipe is perfect, especially if you’re hosting the Super Bowl party because, as we all know, hosting tends to add up. [The Stingy Vegan]

Seitan Cheesesteaks

Total time: 11 minutes
Main ingredients: Onion, long hot pepper, seitan, vegan sandwich rolls, sweet potato, coconut milk

We’re in Philly and the Eagles are in the Super Bowl — everyone will be downing cheesesteaks at their watch parties and the vegans shan’t be left out! Not on my watch. These shareable vegan cheesesteaks have the typical works of the classic cheesesteak: onions, peppers, and a long roll. The switch up comes with the seitan, instead of meat, and sweet potato “wiz” — which if you think about it, is much more appealing than cheese-like substance that comes in a bag. (I know, I know, them’s fighting words). [Connoisseurus Veg]

Mac and Cheese


Total time: 1 hour
Main ingredients: Garlic, gluten-free pasta, almond milk, nutritional yeast, arrowroot starch, vegan parmesan

What is any gathering without mac and cheese — especially a Super Bowl gathering. This garlic-infused creamy mac and cheese dish is a TOTAL win because it’s delicious, easy to make, and extremely satisfying. [Minimalist Baker]

The Sweets

Sweet Potato Brownies


Total time: 45 (ish) minutes
Main ingredients: Sweet potato, flax, almond butter, coconut oil, maple syrup, unsweetened cocoa powder, vegan chocolate chips

I’m obsessed with these brownies — SO fudge-y and moist, thanks to the sweet potato and almond butter coming together perfectly. Plus, all you have to do is cook the sweet potato (or use a canned puree) and add everything else to the food processor and you’re ready to throw these babies in the oven after a quick sprinkle of chocolate chips. [Whitney E. RD]

Candied Almonds

Total time: 20 (ish) minutes
Main ingredients: Almonds, turbinado sugar, vegan butter

Cracker Jacks are a baseball classic, right? So I don’t see why some candied almond can’t become your very own football classic! This recipe makes a fairly large batch; so set multiple bowls around to room for optimal snacking! [OhSheGlows]

New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies


Total time: 24 hours and 14 minutes
Main ingredients: All purpose flour, vegan butter, coconut oil, brown and white sugar, applesauce, bittersweet chocolate chips

So, the New York Times’ chocolate chip cookie recipe is supposedly one of the best darn recipes on this here planet earth and I had no idea. Now, I know you may be twitching at the 24-hour thing — especially if you’re anything like me in that cookie dough doesn’t stand a chance in the fridge without guard — BUT sometimes you have to wait for good things, right? This vegan take on the New York Times’ recipe takes a little preparation, but it will pay off when everyone is begging you for the recipe. [Well Vegan]

Banana Chocolate Sushi


Total time: 15 minutes
Main ingredients: Bananas, dairy-free dark chocolate, pistachios

After allllll of the snacking — a dessert on the lighter side is just what we need. Enter this three-ingredient recipe that takes a mere 15 minutes — including the time they need to spend in the freezer. Might we suggest doubling the recipe because these little bites will disappear all too quickly. [The Petite Cook]


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