Food and Nutrition

7 Delicious Finger-Food Snacks You Can Make With an Air Fryer

Emily Laurence

Photo: Jennifer Banz
Millions of people will tune in to the Super Bowl on February 7. But, like every special event that’s happened during the pandemic, things will look a lot different this year. There will be no one in the stands, no crowded bars playing the game on a big screen (or at least there *shouldn’t* be), and no watch parties.

You know what the bright side is though? More snacks all for you and your fam. (And, let’s be honest, the Super Bowl is all about the snacks—you don’t have to watch the game at all to appreciate cauliflower wings and sweet potato tots.) It’s also the perfect excuse to fire up your air fryer.

Want to score a touchdown with your own home team? Below are seven air fryer Super Bowl recipes that are sure to win you some points.

Keep reading for some delicious air fryer Super Bowl recipes to try on game day

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1. Cauliflower wings

Is it even the Super Bowl if there are no wings? Like with any wing recipe—cauliflower or otherwise—the spices incorporated into the batter are key in this vegetarian version. Make sure you have garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika handy—plus a little hot sauce if you like some heat.

Get the recipe: Cauliflower wings

sweet potato tots
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2. Sweet potato tots

These light, fluffy tots are made with just five ingredients: sweet potato puree, salt, cumin, coriander, and Panko breadcrumbs. Just 10 minutes in the air fryer and you have a finger food that’s high in vitamin A, potassium, and fiber. Pair with ketchup or your favorite dipping sauce.

Get the recipe: Sweet potato tots

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3. Punjabi samosa 

Crispy on the outside with a soft and spicy potato filling, these air fryer samosas are the ultimate crispy, crunchy snack. The filling is full of anti-inflammatory herbs like turmeric, ginger, and garlic, too.

Get the recipe: Punjabi samosa

Watch the video below to learn about the health benefits of turmeric:

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4. Mozzarella sticks

Another crispy finger food the air fryer makes to perfection: mozzarella sticks. But FYI, these babies need to freeze for three hours before cooking, so plan ahead if you have them on your game day menu.

Get the recipe: Mozzarella sticks

spicy shrimp
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5. Spicy shrimp 

If you’re looking for some protein to round out some of these more veggie-focused air fryer Super Bowl recipes, this is it. All you need to do is mix the indicated spices together, drizzle your shrimp with a little oil, toss them in the spice mixture, and add them to your air fryer for seven minutes. It’s easy enough to do during commercial breaks—you won’t miss a thing.

Get the recipe: Spicy shrimp

mushroom caps
Photo: Jennifer Banz

6. Italian stuffed portobello mushroom caps

Gooey cheese, lots of Italian seasoning, a touch of butter…combined they add so much flavor to the meaty portobello mushroom caps. The cook time standing between you and a mouthful of these yummy ‘shrooms? A mere 12 minutes.

Get the recipe: Italian stuffed portobello mushroom caps

zucchini chips
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7. Zucchini Parmesan rounds

You know when a game gets really close and you just need something to munch on? These little zucchini Parmesan rounds taste way better than whatever chips are stashed in the pantry. (And higher in antioxidants, too.) All this recipe requires are six ingredients and 10 minutes to have these ready to nosh on.

Get the recipe: Zucchini Parmesan rounds 

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