Big Game, Big Flavors: Your Game Day Food Guide
Looking for recipes for your next football party? We've got you covered with over 90 super recipes that will bowl you over.
Classic Tailgating and Game Day Party Foods
Spicy Buffalo chicken wings, nachos dripping with cheese and sour cream, and gooey spinach dip with crunchy tortilla chips will be popping up on coffee tables across America when game day comes, and for good reason. They're delicious, easy to make for a crowd and cook up in no time. Are you looking for the perfect recipe to feed your favorite football fans this year? We've got all the best football party recipes from quick and easy dips to hot wings and warm chili — you're sure to find a fan favorite in these football party snacks! Scroll on through for our best dips, wings, chili, potato skins and chips, nachos, meaty bites, and cheesy finger foods.
Forget trying to bake or standing over the stovetop when there's a big game to watch; whip up an awesome, no-cook dip instead! For the no-cook options on this dip recipe list, all you need to do is gather your ingredients, pop them into a food processor, chill, and enjoy. Many of the hot dips can be made ahead and kept warm in a low oven or slow cooker. Pair them with veggies, pita bread, chips, or whatever other game day snacks you have lined up. It really doesn't get much easier than this.
Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Cheesy Bacon Dip
Spinach Dip with Kale And Greek Yogurt
Buffalo Chicken Dip
Hot Crab Dip
Hot Cheesy Bean Dip
Eggplant Dip (Baba Ghanoush)
Edamame Avocado Dip
Skinny Spinach Artichoke Dip
Wings are the classic messy-finger food for game day. Pair it with your favorite buffalo or ranch dipping sauce and you've got yourself a guaranteed winner. Try one of these fantastic wing recipes and be victorious on game day whether or not your favorite team wins. And don't forget the napkins!
Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings
Perfect Crispy Baked Chicken Wings
Slow Cooker Sticky Wings
Tabasco Chicken Wings
Honey Garlic Chicken Wings
Cola Glazed Wings
Honey Dijon Glazed Boneless Wings
Baked Parmesan Wings
Red Curry Chicken Wings
Jo's Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Crispy Oven-Fried Chicken Wings
Chinese Five-Spice Chicken Wings
Sweet Soy-Glazed Chicken Wings
Spicy Chicken Wings with Apple Onion Dip
Can't get enough wings? Check out our Finger Licking Chicken Wing Recipes article for a slew more!
You don't have to wait until next summer's neighborhood chili cook-off to enjoy a bowl of the ultimate comfort food. Oh-so-fragrant, totally delicious chilis like these are just the recipe for keeping cozy all winter long. Serve it in bowls so people can eat it while they crowd in front of the TV, or spooned over a hot dog with the big game as your backdrop. Either way, everyone in the family will love 'em.
Classic Beef and Bean Chili
Hearty White Chicken Chili
Chunky Chorizo Chili
Bacon and Beef Chili with Ancho, Mole, and Cumin
Green Pork Chili
Mild Crock Pot Chili
Turkey White Chili
Turkey and Pinto Bean Chili
Chicken Chili with Black Beans & Corn
Potato Dishes: Chips & Fries
Want to do something more special than opening a bag of chips? Treat your football party guests to homemade chips, or indulge them with some loaded potato skins. And don't forget about sweet potatoes — they make for a tasty alternative to your standard potato recipes.
Classic Potato Chips
Baked Potato Chips
Microwave Potato Chips
Best Spicy Sweet Potato Fries
Loaded Potato Skins
Loaded Sweet-Potato Skins
Chili Cheese Fries
Nachos are great for feeding a crowd without a lot of work — just assemble and bake. But nachos don't have to be boring! Instead of tortilla chips, use a base of potatoes for Irish nachos, or, wait, is that really bacon being used instead of chips? Diet-friendly options abound as well; avocados make for a healthy-fat version, and cauliflower lets you get the taste of nachos without all the carbs.
Restaurant-Style Loaded Chicken Nachos
Loaded Buffalo Chicken Nachos
Red Lobster Shrimp Nachos
Addictive & Healthy Paleo Nachos
Keto Avocado Nacho Fries
Asian Style Nachos
Meaty Bites: L’il Smokies, Sausages & Meatballs
Sure, if you're fortunate to live someplace where you can fire up the grill in February, then you can't go wrong with burgers and dogs. But perhaps you'd like to cozy up indoors (and spend your time watching the game, not the grill). If that's more your speed, then fire up the slow cooker for some meatballs or try some easy large batch oven-baked sliders for the taste you love made in the warmth of your kitchen.
Classic Corn Dogs And Cheese On A Stick
Spicy-Sweet Bacon-Wrapped Brat Bites
Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
Crock-Pot Cocktail Meatballs
Saucy Asian Meatballs
Slow Cooker Sweet Spicy Sausage
Little Pigs In A Blanket with Crescent Rolls and Smokies
Big-batch Oven-baked Sliders
Easy Meatball Sliders
Ham & Cheese Tailgate Sliders
Whether you're serving gooey pizza dip or spicy Mexican-flavored jalapeño poppers with cream cheese, no one will go hungry with one of the filling party recipes. Want something on the lighter side? Try the zucchini quesadillas to scratch that itch for cheese without committing a diet foul.