More to explore
Gusto
Gusto

13 vegan versions of all the very best Super Bowl snacks

Bite Me More/The Food Gays

  • Facebook
    Facebook
  • Twitter
    Twitter
  • Pinterest
    Pinterest
  • +
  • Linkedin
    Linkedin
  • WhatsApp
    WhatsApp
  • Email
    Email
SHARE THIS
  • Facebook
    Facebook
  • Twitter
    Twitter
  • Pinterest
    Pinterest
  • Linkedin
    Linkedin
  • WhatsApp
    WhatsApp
  • Email
    Email

Inflate the pigskins, throw up your team banners and start those slow cookers, because one of the biggest days in the sporting world — and the food world — is finally here. Whether you’re actually into football and Super Bowl Sunday (which airs February 4 at 6 p.m. on CTV) or not, it’s no secret that most of us love celebrating the big day because of the delicious spreads of dips, wings and nachos that come with it. Well, that and the halftime show, of course.

But if you’re trying to stick to a vegan diet, your willpower will probably be tested on game day. How could it not be with all the melted, cheesy goodness and fabulous, meaty, fried fare on full display? Luckily, there are plenty of delicious, plant-based versions of all your favourite snacks you can whip up instead; snacks so good that you won’t miss the meat, but you may miss the kickoff from your subsequent food coma.

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

It’s easy to sub vegan cheese into your regular, old jalapeno poppers, but if you’re looking for a snack with a little more substance, these stuffed portobello mushrooms will certainly do the trick. Meaty portobellos are rounded out with hearty vegetables and canned artichokes, then baked together to create a beautiful medley of flavours. Be sure to use vegan cheese instead of the Parmesan, or sprinkle nutritional yeast into your mixture for the same flavour effect.

Acorn Squash and Black Bean Burgers

We can’t get enough of this creamy yet hearty veggie burger. It’s chock-full of protein and vitamin C, and still tastes great with all of the traditional burger toppings.

The Food Gays

Kale Chips

There are kale chips, and then there are kale chips smothered in spices like garlic and sea salt. If you want to add a little extra crunch to your Super Bowl spread, bust out this chip substitute fresh from the oven.

Sweet Potato Dirty Fries

What’s better than home fries? Gussied up dirty fries, of course. This sweet potato riff has a little extra fiber and features classic meat substitutes like jackfruit and black beans. Just be sure to use a vegan Worcestershire sauce instead of a regular, anchovy-laden one.

The Food Gays

Hot Buffalo-Style Cauliflower Bites

Who needs chicken wings when you’ve got a head of cauliflower at your disposal? This beautiful veggie — which is known to replace rice, pizza crust and mashed potatoes — can mimic the texture of killer chicken wings. Just be sure to use vegan butter and cashew ricotta cheese when you’re whipping them up.

The Food Gays

Sweet and Sour Cauliflower

If you’re seeking a sweet and sour chicken wing-like experience, this recipe combines cauliflower with classic Asian flavours, guaranteed to score a touchdown with your guests.

Spencer’s Big 30

Zesty Guacamole with Spiced Pita Chips

Who doesn’t love eating dip on game day? Guacamole is a classic vegan dip that’s also super easy to whip up with very little prep — just make sure you’re working with ripe avocados. Meanwhile, chili, paprika and cayenne are baked onto these pita chips, which are perfect for scooping up all that guac-goodness.

Bite Me More

Creamy Artichoke Bean Dip

Who needs cheese when you can create this creamy artichoke and bean dip instead? Loaded with protein and fiber, this dip isn’t just low in fat, but it’s also just as creamy as any other cheesy dip.

Peanut Butter Brownies

We all need something a little sweet come game day, so why not serve up a batch of brownies featuring one of the best flavour combos around? The peanut butter will give everyone a little extra protein, and the addition of coconut oil will ensure that the brownies come out smooth and creamy.

Lentil Sloppy Joes

Get your slop on with this perfectly delicious riff on an old-fashioned classic. This meat-like mixture also refrigerates well for leftovers all week long. (Just make sure to use a vegan Worcestershire sauce.)

Spencer’s Big 30

Smoky Veggie Chili

We’re nuts about this chili’s secret ingredient: peanut butter. Add butter beans and potatoes into the mix, and you’ve got a “super” bowl of hearty goodness. Be sure to eliminate the yogurt and cheese toppings, or use vegan versions of those staples instead.

Jamie Oliver

Pulled Jackfruit Lettuce Tacos

Jackfruit, a tropical food that grows on jackfruit trees, is a growing vegan staple in North America. Buy it canned or sub in some hearts of palm, and jack up the recipe even further by using taco shells in place of lettuce.

The Marilyn Denis Show

Coconut Bacon

We know, we know – there’s no substitute for actual bacon, which is the perfect topping for plenty of Super Bowl foods. If you find yourself seriously missing it, try this recipe, which combines flaked coconut, maple syrup and tamari for a bacon-inspired snack instead.

The Marilyn Denis Show

 

Catch the Super Bowl LII  on Sunday, February 4th at 6 p.m. ET on CTV! 

  • Facebook
    Facebook
  • Twitter
    Twitter
  • Pinterest
    Pinterest
  • +
  • Linkedin
    Linkedin
  • WhatsApp
    WhatsApp
  • Email
    Email
SHARE THIS
  • Facebook
    Facebook
  • Twitter
    Twitter
  • Pinterest
    Pinterest
  • Linkedin
    Linkedin
  • WhatsApp
    WhatsApp
  • Email
    Email