From creamy dips to crispy wings to crunchy treats, here are 25 savory snack recipes for your next watch party!
Whether you’re watching the big game or a horror flick, alone or with company, these munchies will make your afternoon or evening activity more marvelous.
I’m a total sweet tooth, but I won’t say no to savory treats, either.
I love all things salty and savory! So much so that I have 25 recipes to share with you.
Be forewarned, though, these savory snacks are sinful and highly addictive.
The images alone will make your mouth water, so if you’re on a diet, look away. If you want to indulge, well then, this list is calling out to you.
Ready? Let’s eat!
1. Buffalo Chicken Dip
First on my list is an outrageously umami-packed dip that’ll add excitement to crackers and crudites.
Containing cream cheese, Bleu cheese, cheddar cheese, chopped rotisserie chicken, and red hot sauce, think of it as Buffalo chicken wings, but in dip form.
What’s not to love? It’s cheesy, creamy, and savory with a spicy tang. It’s just as tasty as your favorite Buffalo wings, but it’s mess-free!
2. Texas Trash
It may not sound like it, but Texas Trash is a true treasure. Don’t be fooled by its stinky name!
Texas Trash is a seriously addictive mix of Chex cereals, Cheerios, pretzel crisps, and nuts. Crunch overload, am I right?
But it’s more than just a simple combination of crunchy treats.
Elevating it to an even more delectable treat is a generous coating of melted butter seasoned with Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, garlic salt, and celery salt.
3. Potato Chips
Did you know that you can have chips and be healthy, too? This recipe for baked potato chips is all you’ll need to make the impossible possible.
Notice that in this recipe, you’ll only need a tablespoon of olive oil.
Compare that to the tremendous amounts of vegetable oil needed to make fried chips! This one’s definitely the smarter option.
If you think getting those thin potato slices is a challenge, think again. You can trust the handy mandoline to get the job nicely done.
4. Pizza Rolls
Frozen pizza rolls are always reliable for lazy afternoons and evenings. They take forever to reheat in the oven, though!
Thankfully, the air fryer is here to save the day.
With this gadget, you can cook almost anything in mere minutes, with a simple press of a button – with very little to no oil, at that!
Best of all, the result is always pure perfection. It’s technology’s greatest gift to the culinary world.
5. Ranch Pretzels
Pretzel crisps are already pretty fantastic, as they are. But there’s nothing wrong with wanting to give them a revamp, right?
This is the transformation you never thought pretzel crisps needed. Don’t worry, there’s barely any work required from you.
Just let the crisps marinade in ranch dressing mix and oil, and pop them in the oven. The concept is simple, but trust me, it works wonders.
6. Kale Chips
Don’t say I didn’t give you healthy options! While this potato chip alternative is admittedly not as addictive, it is surprisingly delicious.
The air fryer ensures that kale leaves become just as crunchy and crispy as deep-fried potatoes.
As for the flavor, well, you can never go wrong with a simple blend of salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.
However, feel free to make it your own with other herbs, spices, and seasonings. Having no flavor, kale is the perfect blank canvas. The sky’s the limit!
7. Alabama Fire Crackers
Nobody wants plain saltine crackers, which is why this recipe transforms them from ordinary to extraordinary.
You’d be surprised at how incredibly addictive these crackers are! One bite will get you hooked forever.
The crackers are bathed in a mix of ranch dressing mix, spices, and seasonings overnight.
As you sleep, they’ll absorb all the beautiful flavors from the marinade. When you wake up, all that’s left is to bake them.
Twenty minutes later, you’ll be treated to the crunchiest, most flavorful crackers your taste buds will have ever had.
8. Cornbread Muffins
These cornbread muffins are savory and buttery with a hint of sweetness. If you don’t want the sweetness, just remove the honey.
Honey or not, these muffins are unbelievably moist and fluffy, with a slightly crispy outer crust.
They have that distinct corn flavor even though the recipe doesn’t call for corn at all.
The key is Jiffy! Don’t worry, though. Believe me, while you’ll use a box mix, these muffins will still taste homemade.
9. Mac & Cheese Balls
Mac and cheese is already perfect, so it’s hard to think it can still get better. But it definitely can, and with this recipe, it will.
When you coat something in Panko bread crumbs and deep-fry it until golden, you shouldn’t expect anything short of greatness.
These mac and cheese balls are exactly that. Crunchy on the outside, soft, cheesy, and delicious on the inside, these balls are in a league of their own.
10. Buffalo Wings
Buffalo wings are the quintessential game-day snack, so of course, it’s here on this list!
I’m not a fan of tangy and spicy flavors, but Buffalo wings are an exception.
Tender and juicy crispy-fried chicken wings are glazed with a sticky, hot, and spicy Buffalo glaze. I won’t mind getting my hands dirty for these bad boys.
Here’s the best part. Instead of deep-frying in oil, these wings are baked in the oven. You can nibble away without guilt!
If you think hummus requires expertise to make, you’re mistaken. It’s actually a breeze to make.
So, the next time you’re craving this popular Middle Eastern dip, head to the kitchen instead of the grocery.
If you’re not familiar with it, hummus is a creamy dip made from chickpeas, tahini (toasted sesame seeds paste), olive oil, and a few common pantry staples.
Besides its flawless flavor and texture, what makes hummus a cut above the rest is that it’s 100% vegetarian and vegan.
12. Potato Wedges
Potato wedges may not be as popular as the world-famous fries, but personally, I think they’re better. Let me explain.
With these potato wedges, you’ll get a super crispy and crunchy outer crust – the same way that fries do.
Because the slices are thicker, you’ll get more fluffy potato goodness inside!
Here’s another significant difference between the two: these wedges are cooked in the air fryer, instead of a deep-fryer.
This means you’ll get the same amazing flavor and texture, but not nearly as many calories.
There are thousands of guacamole recipes out there, but no one stands a chance against the greatness that is the Chipotle guacamole.
Fortunately, Chipotle recently released their secret recipe, to the delight of many.
As it turns out, there’s nothing fancy or expensive needed to make it.
With just some avocados and a few basic ingredients, you’ll be one step closer to arguably the world’s best guacamole ever.
14. Sweet Potato Fries
If you’re a sucker for sweet and salty combos, these sweet potato fries are a definite must-try.
Sweet potatoes are mildly sweet with a soft and starchy texture.
Coated with olive oil, Italian seasoning, lemon pepper, salt, and pepper, their sweetness gets a lovely contrast of salty, earthy, and spicy.
The spuds are baked, not fried, which means you can enjoy that second serving without the guilt.
15. Veggie Tray
Come on now, vegetables don’t have to be so dull!
Carrots, celery, cucumbers, tomatoes, radishes, asparagus, and green beans – this assortment of colorful veggies offer you maximum flavor and crunch.
Dipped in your favorite dips, these veggies will be just as spectacular as any of the snacks on this list.
16. Hormel Chili Dip
When it comes to dips, it’s difficult to pick just one. Fortunately, there’s absolutely no reason to! Here’s another amazing one to add to the list.
Chili and cheese make up this ridiculously tasty dip. It’s meaty, cheesy, and simply amazing.
You can’t go wrong with chili, cream cheese, and cheddar. If you’re looking for the ultimate nacho sauce, you have just found the one.
17. Parmesan Ranch Popcorn
The basic butter popcorn is great, but this parmesan ranch popcorn is ten times greater.
Looking at the list of ingredients, you might think it’s a lot.
But if you read closely, you’ll see that they’re all basic ingredients you’ll most probably already have in the pantry!
I’m talking butter, parmesan, parsley, dill, a bunch of seasonings, and of course, popcorn kernels.
18. Velveeta Sausage Dip
This Velveeta sausage dip is unbelievably easy to make. It’s a surprise, considering how insanely delicious it is.
Crumbled sausage, diced tomatoes, and chili are combined with smooth, melted cheese. I mean!
Who cares if there are no more tortilla chips left? This dip is so good, I can eat it with a spoon.
19. Homemade Doritos
When it comes to chips, Doritos always makes it to the top of the list. If you want a healthier option, this recipe has you covered.
You want to know the secret to Doritos’ cheesy, smoky, and spicy flavor? A blend of parmesan, chili powder, and paprika!
Now that you know, there’s no stopping you from replicating the world-famous chips in the comfort of your home.
20. Garlic Parmesan Wings
While Buffalo wings are probably the most classic wing flavor, garlic parmesan is, hands down, my absolute flavor.
It’s butter, garlic, and parmesan! How can anyone say no to that magical combination of flavors? I certainly can’t.
Apart from the mind-blowing sauce, the wings also get treated to a paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, salt, and pepper breading.
Say goodbye to your diet, if you’re on one!
21. Mini-Ritz Cheese Cracker Sandwiches
Trying to cut back on carbs, but have a hankering for Ritz cracker sandwiches? I don’t blame you, those guys are seriously tasty.
Cheer up! With this keto recipe, you can still enjoy the delicious cheese-filled crackers without breaking your low-carb diet.
22. Cowboy Crack Dip
This appropriately named dip will have you begging for more.
You’ll be obsessed with the combination of spicy sausage, shredded cheddar, cream cheese, and corn kernels.
From the flavors to the textures, cowboy crack dip gets a 12/10.
It’s a simple, slow-cooker recipe, so expect minimal effort but maximum deliciousness.
23. Mozzarella Sticks
Coated with breadcrumbs and deep-fried to golden perfection, these mozzarella sticks are crunchy on the outside, and stringy and ooey-gooey on the inside.
These treats are impossible to resist! I can eat them all day.
24. Spinach Artichoke Dip
It’s a vegetarian dip that even meat lovers will fall in love with.
Loaded with bacon, cheese spread, parmesan, sour cream, and mayo, this dip is one for the books.
It also contains artichoke hearts and spinach leaves, so technically, it’s good for you!
Let’s end this list with a bang, shall we?
These nachos are fully loaded with perfectly seasoned ground beef, refried beans, jalapeno peppers, and melty cheese.
From the colors to the flavors to the textures – I give it an A++.
Finished off with guacamole, salsa, and sour cream, these nachos are Mexican food at its best.
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