Forget the ads. Football is quite fun. For my money, the best thing about the Super Bowl is the excuse to binge on game day food.
The beauty of tailgate food is that it doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, much of its delight lies in its simplicity. If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to make Super Bowl snacks, then we at Mashable have you covered. Through our long AirFryDay seriesWe’ve tried many recipes to determine which ones to add to your game day menu.
And the air fryer could be the perfect tool for an event like the Super Bowl. It is indeed a compact, easy to clean convection oven. This means your food will quickly crisp up, without leaving a mess. When you’re preparing a lot of food — like you might do on Super Bowl Sunday — you can also use the air fryer to free up space in your oven or on your stove.
So here are some of our favorite air fryer recipes that might work on Super Bowl Sunday, and you can check out the entire series for more options.
Inasmuch as extreme wings enthusiastI was surprised that the air fryer could make wings about 90 percent as tasty as the deep fryer with about 10 percent of the hassle.
This AirFryDay recipe requires a few steps that make the difference: two cooking sessions (low and high heat), a rest period and a little flour for extra crispness.
Wings, in my humble opinion, are an absolute Super Bowl staple. And you’d be hard-pressed to find a better recipe that doesn’t involve a huge vat of oil.
Pigs in a blanket
The mini glizzys are a fantastic choice for the Big Game. You could eat a dozen of these things and not even realize it.
This AirFryDay recipe will give you a high quality appetizer in less time and with less mess than using the oven.
Yes, we made fake fried chicken in the air fryer. I created this recipe and, frankly, I’m proud of it. It’s not as good as frying chicken. (Sorry, nothing is.) But it will give you a really tasty result.
If you reduce AirFryDay recipe by cutting the thighs in half, you can then make perfect little sliders for the Super Bowl.
French fries rule. I’m sorry, but if you don’t agree with that, then you’re just dead inside. Fries are delicious and should be a welcome addition to any Super Bowl party. You can always just throw a bag of frozen fries into your air fryer – it’s a great tool for cooking frozen foods – but our AirFryDay recipe for homemade fries is also tasty.
Let’s be real: In much of the country, it’s pretty cold outside and you might not want to grill. OUR AirFryDay recipe for cheeseburgers will give you a nice final product without needing to wear a jacket. It uses soy sauce to keep the meat moist and add some flavor. And, just like the fried chicken recipe, you can always reduce the patties to make sliders.
Stuffed pizza slices
Listen: you can just throw a bag of frozen pizza rolls in the air fryer, and it will be wonderful. But if you want to speed things up, one TikTokker suggested this AirFryDay recipe for making pizza rolls inside a wonton.
I love mozz sticks. Even a bad mozzarella stick is pretty good. Again, frozen mozzarella sticks would work here. But you can also make the homemade version, which might be a little crispier and tastier. We have a AirFryDay recipe for traditional sticks And one AirFryDay recipe for Babybel wheels. You can’t go wrong either.