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30 Game Day Foods

Need some new ideas for tailgating at the big game? These 30 recipes include a variety of foods for hearty game fare and dessert ideas.

Game Day Slider

Try this recipe for turkey and ham sliders. Each buttery roll uses sweet Hawaiian bread, spicy-sweet sauce, and cheese. Click here for the recipe details.

Fritos Salad

Fritos Salad is a hearty dish with hamburger, cheese, salad topping, and Fritos — and can be made in one pan! Don’t forget to serve it in Fritos bags for a fun presentation. Find the recipe here.

Creamy Banana Pudding

This quick and easy recipe for Banana Pudding uses sweetened condensed milk to make the light and fluffy pudding. There is no cooking required with this recipe. Find the recipe here.

BBQ Meatballs

These meatballs make great appetizers! Perfect for game days, holidays, or even as the main dish for a meal, they are easy to make and taste delicious! Click here for the recipe.

Peanut Butter Footballs

These candy footballs are so much fun to serve for a tailgate party or Superbowl celebration. They can even be made a couple of weeks in advance and frozen until game day. Link to the recipe here.

Spicy Tex-Mex Dip

A spicy and easy-to-make dip with sausage, hamburger, cheese, pepper, tomatoes, and spices. Have plenty of chips on hand! Click here for the recipe. 

Chicken Taco Soup

This Chicken Taco Soup is made with rotisserie chicken and is ready in minutes. Double the recipe amount because everyone likes seconds of this soup. Click here for the recipe.

Pizza Dip

Pizza Dip is a perfect game day appetizer. It has ricotta cheese and is topped with pizza sauce and melted mozzarella and parmesan cheeses.  Find the recipe here. 

Prosciutto Chicken Tenders

This Prosciutto Chicken Tenders appetizer is made by using rosemary stems as skewers. Chicken is wrapped in prosciutto, marinated in a rosemary marinade, and then grilled for 2-3 minutes on each side. Easy and delicious! Link to the recipe here.

Pimento Crostini

These garlicky toasted bread slices have pimento cheese and bacon topping.  It’s hard to eat just one. Click here to go to the recipe.

Stuffed Mushrooms

Try this stuffed mushroom appetizer with chopped walnuts, garlic, Italian cheese blend, and seasoned bread crumbs.  See the recipe here.

Bang Bang Chicken Rolls

If mini yeast rolls, fried chicken, and a hot-sweet bang bang sauce sound like your kind of appetizer, then you will love this one! Go to the recipe here.

Football Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs become festive and all about the game when you cut up green onion stems and place pieces in a football stitching pattern. Click here for the recipe link.

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Put on this easy-to-make slow cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup ahead of time, and it will be ready when the game starts. Find the recipe here.

Chicken Quesadillas

These loaded chicken quesadillas include all the major food groups and a creamy jalapeno sauce. Find the recipe here.

Oreo Crispy Rice Bars

These Oreo Crispy Rice Bars are easy to make and crunchy to eat! See the recipe here.

Bacon Cheese Cups

If you like cheese, then this appetizer won’t disappoint. It is made with cream cheese, sour cream, cheddar, and topped with bacon. Find the recipe here.

Red Pepper Jelly Chicken Biscuits

These chicken biscuits have a savory and sweet taste, giving them a perfect flavor combination. Click here to see the recipe.

Maple-Sriracha Pineapple Bacon Bites

Pineapple bites are so easy to prepare and are so delicious! This recipe uses fresh pineapple pieces that are wrapped in bacon and baked. Click here for the recipe.

Smash Burger Sliders

With sauteed onions, pickle sauce, bacon, and brown sugar glaze, you might need a napkin or two for these smash burger sliders. Click here for the recipe.

Classic Chili

This Classic Chili recipe has ground beef, tomatoes, kidney beans, cheese, and plenty of spices. Link to the recipe here. 

Loaded Chicken Bites

This Loaded Chicken Bites recipe is based on a vintage chicken recipe. The only difference is these appetizers are proportioned to dip in a white sauce for the perfect bite. Click here for the recipe.

Cheese & Hot Pepper Jelly Bites

This easy no-bake recipe has pimento cheese, pepper jelly, and chopped bacon. So easy and so delicious! Find the recipe here.

Baby Back Pork Ribs

Homemade fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs will be the hit of your game day party! Click here for the recipe.

Chocolate Praline Grahams

What’s not to like about praline candy and pecans on graham crackers? Buttery and delicious, they won’t last long! Find the recipe here.

BBQ Shrimp

You will love this shrimp appetizer with its decadent buttery hot sauce. Be sure to include lots of sliced French bread to dip in the sauce. Find the recipe here.

Nutella Crispies Bars

Use a football cookie cutter to cut these Nutella Crispies Bars into football shapes, then use white drawing icing to draw on the football laces. Click here to link to the recipe.

Shrimp Po’Boy

This fried shrimp sandwich has a remoulade sauce and pineapple slaw. Make the slaw and sauce ahead of time so all that’s left to do is prepare the shrimp. Click here for the recipe.

Crab-Stuff Shrimp

Try this crab-stuffed shrimp for a game-day appetizer. Be sure to make extras because they disappear fast! Click here for the recipe.

White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

If you like crispy cookies, you will love these White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies. They are extra crispy and full of white chocolate and nuts. Click here to link to the recipe.

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