14 Game Day Recipes That Will Win Over Your Guests
There are three crucial elements to fully experiencing a football game, or, more accurately, the football game (we think you know which one we’re talking about): the actual game, a cold pint of something, and, of course, the snacks.
(Honorary mention for the commercials. But great food obviously comes first.)
What are you snacking on during this year’s big game? If you’ve been having a hard time locking down the menu, don’t waste another second — just check out this amazing roster of game day recipes we found for you instead!
BBQ Chicken Pizza
Sweet, smoky, and easily shared — this BBQ Chicken Pizza is a great choice for a crowd-pleasing entrée.
We love a great slider, but the idea to incorporate the elements of a cheeseburger with a crispy, salty tater tot is pure bite-sized genius in this recipe from Home. Made. Interest.
Garlic & Herb Cream Cheese Dip
The dip that will pair with pretty much everything.
If you’re wanting something more portable than a whole pizza, try these miniature wheels of bliss via Yellow Bliss Road. You and your party guests are about to get saucy.
BBQ Pork Sliders with Cole Slaw
Like we said, we love a good slider. Mix it up by doing mini BBQ pork sliders instead of or in addition to the traditional cheeseburger sliders.
Mini Bacon Ranch Cheese Balls
Bacon. Ranch. Cheese. In ball form! These might be the ultimate finger food. Even better, this recipe from Honey and Birch might be the easiest of all time.
Buffalo Chicken Dip
Are we even watching football if we’re not also eating Buffalo Chicken Dip? A question for the universe.
Delightfully colorful and also delightfully delicious! Bonus: if you’re looking for something a little lighter on game day, this salsa recipe from Gimme Some Oven is surprisingly healthy, too.
Filet Mignon Pastry Bites
Yup, we definitely put filet mignon (plus mushrooms, leeks, carrots, and a splash of red wine) inside of a bite-sized pastry. And yes, it’s as tasty as it sounds!
Beer and Bacon Dip
In the description for this recipe from The Beeroness, food blogger Jackie discusses how this dip will implore most humans to contemplate eating it with their fingers after they run out of chips. …Sounds pretty accurate to us.
Buffalo Chicken Wings
Another game-watching staple. If there isn’t a bucket (yes, a literal bucket) of these on your party table, what are you even doing with your life?
Loaded Baked Potato Rounds
We’ve featured these delectable Loaded Baked Potato Rounds from Pip and Ebby before, and we’re doing it again because BACON. On top of a thinly sliced and perfectly roasted potato. With cheese. What’s not to love? (Plus, they’d go splendidly with all of the aforementioned dips.)
Franks in a Blanket, Everything-Style
Like the bagel, but better. Because of the little franks. (We dare you to try and stop eating these.)
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Footballs
Finally, some dessert! And they’re adorable, too. These Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Footballs from Life, Love and Sugar are the perfect sweet treat to end your game-watching experience with next Sunday.
Happy homegating! (Or tailgating, if you’re really ridiculously lucky. Just know we’re jealous of you.)