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14 Quick, Healthy Air-Fryer Snacks to Kick Off the Super Bowl

You don't have to skip the crisp and crunch you crave while watching your favorite team. Let these air-fryer Super Bowl snacks win the day.

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Skip the deep fryer and score with your air fryer. From bite-size fritters to juicy sliders, these air-fryer Super Bowl snacks will get a standing ovation from your friends. Not only do they taste great, their nutritional profile will keep the guilt out of your game-day gathering.

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Air-Fryer Buffalo Bites

Move over, chicken wings—cauliflower has you beat. These spicy nibbles will have your guests coming back for seconds. The spice is tempered with a protein-packed cottage cheese and bleu cheese dip.
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Air-Fryer Nacho Hot Dogs

If burgers and hot dogs are on your menu, step up your game with these crunchy dogs. The recipe uses Greek yogurt and salsa in the dough to boost protein, nutrients and flavor. The crunchy chips add a fun and surprising twist to the dough as well. Want finger food? Make bite-size dogs for the party.

Air-Fryer Chicken Tenders

Chicken fingers are always on the winning team. These tenders have the essence of a loaded baked potato and the savory crunch your guests crave. Skipping the deep fryer in favor of the air fryer supports a favorable nutrition profile and keeps the crunch we all love.
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Air-Fryer Ravioli

This quick-cooking air-fryer snack is tasty hot or at room temperature. Crumb-coated ravioli are packed with flavor and are the perfect finger food. Dip in marinara for a vitamin boost.
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Air-Fryer Zucchini Pizza Fritters

Put vegetables on the main stage at halftime. Pairing well with the ravioli, these Italian-inspired zucchini pizza fritters would look great on a snack board filled with olives, nuts, grapes and cheese.
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Air-Fryer Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Plant-forward options score big with health-savvy Super Bowl party guests. Serve these burgers as bite-size sliders with a dollop of guacamole.
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Air-Fryer Pickles

This southern snack keeps the crunch with panko breadcrumbs. Serve with ranch dressing or lighten up the dip with Greek yogurt mixed with ranch seasoning.
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Air-Fryer Potato Chips

Big, bold potato flavor will make these crisps a crowd favorite. Serve these heart-smart potato chips with your favorite chip dip.
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Air-Fryer Taquitos

Add a little Tex-Mex flair to your menu with these taquitos. Add beans to boost the fiber. If you’re feeling short on time, make them ahead and cook right from the freezer.

Air-Fryer Empanadas

For a more sophisticated taste, kick off halftime with these caramelized onion, goat cheese and sun-dried tomato empanadas. Empanadas are great warm or at room temperature. Big, bold flavors enhance the enjoyment.
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Air-Fryer Mushroom Roll-Ups

Another plant-forward recipe, inspired by a Top Chef episode, these roll-ups may become your new favorite appetizer. They will definitely be among the stars on a game-day charcuterie board.
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Air-Fryer Caribbean Wontons

Sweeten up your Super Bowl menu with these creamy Caribbean wontons. They will be the perfect sweet bite to round out halftime. Bite-size desserts are a great way to satisfy a sweet tooth and not overindulge.

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Air-Fryer Apple Chips

Kids will cheer you on for making these sweet and crispy chips. They are quick to fix and sweet to eat. Serve with a fun yogurt and peanut butter dip.

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Wendy Jo Peterson, MS, RDN
As a registered dietitian Wendy Jo touches on the science and facts behind food, but as a gardener and world traveler she savors the classical dishes our great-grandmothers once made. When she’s not in her kitchen, you can find her and her family exploring the US in their campervan, Olaf!