Vegan Super Bowl recipes that are finger lickin’ good! And what’s more, each of these 23 recipes is sure to please all of the vegans and non-vegans on Super Bowl Sunday. From Spicy Vegan Buffalo Wings to Loaded Sweet Potato Nacho Fries, I’ve got you covered. This is going to be the tastiest game day yet!
I admit, when Super Bowl Sunday rolls around, I’m more interested in the food and the halftime show than the actual game. And I know I’m not alone. Whether you’re hosting a small or large game day gathering, it’s imperative to get the food just right.
The vegan Super Bowl recipes on this list are:
- Easy to make
- Super yummy vegan finger food
- Bursting with flavor and great texture
- Comforting and familiar; even the non-vegans will love them
Just make sure you have plenty of napkins near by, because every one of these vegan Super Bowl dishes is finger-lickin’ delicious!
It’s not a Super Bowl party without the hot wings. Vegan wings are just as tasty, tangy, and hot as real chicken wings. You can make vegan hot wings with cauliflower or mushrooms, but I love making them with good ol’ tofu. Tofu is pressed, then battered and air fried to crispy perfection. Toss the crispy golden wings in buffalo hot sauce, and savor every tender bite. Down below you’ll find my Cauliflower Chicken recipe which can be transformed into Buffalo Cauliflower Wings, just by tossing with the buffalo sauce in this recipe.
Pro tip: Definitely make the vegan ranch dip to go with these wings. It’s cool and creamy, and balances the spicy wings perfectly.
Nachos are incredibly easy to make, and guests can’t get enough of them. For these meaty vegan nachos I use a store-bought vegan ground meat alternative like Gardein, Beyond Meat, or Impossible. For a healthier option you can use seasoned lentils. Don’t skimp on the vegan cheese though. My favorite brands are Violife, Daiya and Follow Your Heart.
Up the wow factor of nachos by making them with sweet potato waffle fries and BBQ tempeh! These messy nachos are meaty, rich, and easy to devour. To save time, I use store-bought sweet potato waffle fries. This air-fryer nacho recipe is ready to serve in no time.
These orange cauliflower bites are my version of Panda Express orange chicken. You have the option to deep fry, air fry, or bake the orange cauliflower bites.
Pro tip: For game day, serve these sticky cauliflower poppers with toothpicks for easy grabbing.
Forget about ordering a platter of nuggets from Chick-fil-A this year. Even the biggest tofu haters go crazy for these vegan nuggets which taste eerily similar to the real thing. Plus they couldn’t be easier to make. This air fryer recipe is a must.
Bean salads are always a good idea for any get together, and this salad has become famous in my friend group. Everyone loves it when I make it for game days, potlucks, and cookouts.
Pro tip: For best results make this salad the night before, or the morning before the big game to let the beans marinate and get extra yummy.
While we’re on the topic of beans… Chili definitely deserves a place at the food table this Super Bowl Sunday. Instead of using store-bought vegan ground meat, I use spiced and air fried tofu grounds to give this vegan chili incredible meaty texture and savory flavor.
You won’t believe the authentic flavor and texture of these vegan crispy fish tacos. Served with spicy chipotle aioli, these bad boys pack a delicious punch. I use Gardein fishless filets for this recipe. It’s the best plant-based fish on the market, so you can’t go wrong.
Half of my family is from Maryland, so I’ve learned that crab cakes are a requirement for any gathering of more than 2 people. I’ll take any excuse to make these sublime vegan crab cakes. This recipe uses chickpeas and hearts of palm to replicate the texture of crab meat. But can you guess one of the most important ingredients? I’ll give you a hint; it’s a spice!
Tacos make everything better; especially when you’re only at the Super Bowl party for the food. These mushroom carnitas tacos are made with shredded king oyster mushrooms and braised with classic carnitas seasonings––orange, oregano, and cumin. These meaty carnitas are finished off in the broiler before filling hot corn tortillas. Your guests will be blown away!
The Caribbean flavors bring life to these succulent and spicy jackfruit tacos. For these tacos you’ll make your own jerk sauce using simple ingredients. Shredded jackfruit is braised in the bright and spicy sauce then served as a juicy filling for tacos.
Sweet Potato Hummus
If you’re over the rich and cheesy Super Bowl dips that leave you feeling as heavy as an offensive tackle, make this sweet potato hummus. The ingredients are clean and healthy, and the hummus is absolutely delicious. Serve with fresh cut veggies, or pita chips for a satisfying crunch in every bite.
Break out the tortilla chips, it’s time for guacamole! Mango adds a welcome sweetness to this creamy guacamole. Serve with my tomatillo salsa (recipe below this video) for a finger-lickin’ good vegan superbowl snack.
Crispy and packed with flavor in every bite, I usually make these crispy chickpeas for topping salads. However, they’re yummy enough to shine on their own for a crunchy snack.
Pro tip: These are best hot out of the oven or air fryer. Prep them along with the other food, but cook them right before it is time to serve.
Harissa almonds are an amazing super bowl snack, and they make a great edible gift for the host. Spicy, sweet, and crunchy all at the same time. These harissa almonds are embarrassingly easy to make.
Elevate your slider game this year. These oyster mushroom sliders may seem fancy, but they’re so easy to make. Tender meaty mushrooms are cooked with homemade BBQ sauce then served between pillowy ciabatta slider buns.
Pro tip: Set up a Slider Station, and encourage your guests to top them however they please. My favorite toppings are pickled onion, shredded cabbage, and red pepper aioli.
These are truly the best beet burgers I’ve tasted; no wonder my readers have been coming back to this recipe for nearly a decade. This recipe is more time consuming than most on my blog, but it is totally worth it.
Pro tip: Use the food processor to do all of the prep work.
Tajin makes everything better, including these black bean burgers. Tajin is a Mexican spice blend that is both spicy and tangy at the same time––think chili lime. It’s absolutely brilliant on almost anything from fruit, to the rim of a margarita; and it’s also perfect in burgers. Top these with the mango guacamole I shared above.
Your guests will inhale this large pan of saucy green chili enchiladas. I use store-bought vegan chicken in this recipe, but these incredible vegan enchiladas can be made with oyster mushrooms for an equally meaty treat.
One of the most popular recipes on my blog for a decade, this cauliflower fried chicken will not let you down. I created it using my grandmother’s fried chicken dredge (dairy-free and no eggs, of course), and the result is nothing less than perfect.
Pro tip: Toss the fried cauliflower with buffalo sauce to transform them into incredible cauliflower buffalo wings.
If you’re a sourdough baker, transform some of your discard into restaurant quality sourdough crust pizza. This one recipe makes enough dough for 3-4 pizzas. Bake each one with different toppings like fresh tomatoes and basil, tomato sauce with vegan cheese, or kale, garlic, and butternut squash.
These vegan rice crispy treats are perfect without being too sweet. Made with vegan marshmallows and brown rice rice cereal, this healthier version is just as delicious.
Serve these chewy vegan chocolate chip cookies warm and topped with vegan ice cream for the ultimate end to an amazing Super Bowl Sunday.