paleo super bowl recipes

Americans take our version of football very seriously. Once you’ve decided which team to root for in the championship on February 2nd (Go Broncos!) the next decision is what Super Bowl recipes to serve during the viewing party. If you or your friends have recently adopted a Paleo, gluten-free, or vegan diet, traditional Super Bowl recipes like mozzarella sticks and nachos are out of the question. But that doesn’t mean you can’t serve up delicious, crowd-pleasing finger foods. Score a touchdown with every guest by adding a few of these Paleo-friendly Super Bowl recipes to your menu.

18 Paleo Super Bowl Recipes For Dairy and Gluten-Free Fans

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1. Sweet and Sour Meatballs – Slow cooker meatballs are a mainstay among Super Bowl recipes and the sweet and sour variety just happen to be a signature dish of mine. Since going Paleo, however, I’m skipping the store bought ketchup and bread crumbs and using this recipe from Against All Grain instead.

2. Bacon-Avocado Sliders – If you’re gluten or grain-free, most burger buns are out, but that doesn’t mean you can’t serve up some delicious sliders. No one will be asking for bread when they see these lettuce-wrapped sliders with bacon, avocado, caramelized onion, and homemade Paleo BBQ sauce from Meaningful Eats.

3. Game Day Guacamole – No Super Bowl party is complete without this savory green dip. Follow Primal Palates recipe for the guacamole, and serve with these homemade tortilla chips from Paleogrubs. This vegan “cheesy” dip from the Plant Powered kitchen is also chip-worthy.

4. Chicken Wings – I’m a sucker for buffalo wings, which consequently are a pretty easy appetizer to make Paleo. There are no shortage of Super Bowl recipes for wings, so it just depends on what flavors you’re looking for. Try the Chile Lime Chicken Wings from Nom Nom Paleo, Sriracha Pomegranate Wings from Aarti Paarti, or these Original Buffalo Wings–dubbed the best Paleo chicken wings ever.

5. Bacon-Wrapped Beef Franks with Spicy “Relish” – Grilling up some hot dogs is the perfect half-time activity. But this time, skip the bun and try this meat-on-a-stick alternative from Civilized Caveman.

6. Stuffed Jalapenos – A dairy and gluten-free alternative to traditional Jalapeno poppers, this recipe just needs a sweet potato to be completely Paleo, but is already vegan as-is.

7.Spicy Sweet Potato Fries – If you’re wondering what to serve on the side of your sliders or chicken wings, look no further. This french fry alternative is a winner. These roasted carrot fries are also worth a look.

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8. Roasted Cauliflower Poppers  - Your friends won’t even notice the absence of greasy potato chips with these delicious snack bites on the table.

9. Savory Sweet Spiced Nuts – Skip the traditional mixed nuts that are saturated in bad oils and make your own yummy mix instead.

10. Roasted Red Pepper Dip – Game day fans typically sneer at the veggie platter, but they’ll be digging in once they notice this dip calling the shots.

11. Spicy Chorizo Scotch Eggs – Another favorite among Super Bowl recipes that only needs minor tweaking to become totally Paleo!

12. Sesame Crusted Chicken Tenders – Featuring a yummy spicy Asian dipping sauce, this recipe is gluten-free as-is, and you just need to swap coconut aminos for the soy sauce to make it Paleo.

13. Coconut Shrimp – There’s some concern over whether eating shrimp is a safe or ecologically-sound idea, but if you have a brand you trust, this is a mouth-watering Paleo preparation.

14. Stuffed Mushrooms – Put a Paleo spin on this popular bar appetizer which uses almond flour and fresh chili peppers.

15. Guacamole Deviled Eggs – You’ll never be satisfied with a traditional stuffed egg again after trying this gem from Cooking Stoned.

16. Chocolate Covered Pecan Pie Balls – No list of Super Bowl recipes would be complete without a few desserts! The awesomeness of these Paleo treats is pretty self-explanatory.

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17. Monster Cookie Dough Dip – Is this recipe necessarily healthy? No. Definitely too sweet to belong on your weekly menu. But as a treat? It’s MIND BLOWING.

18. Dark Chocolate Mint Coconut Butter Cups – Super easy to make ahead, and super delicious. If chocolate’s not your thing, try this meyer lemon variety.

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