Look no further – the Ultimate List of Game Day Recipes is here! The perfect resource for all of your game day food ideas and must-have recipes for watching the big game!
The Ultimate List of Game Day Recipes!
Are you hosting a watch party for the big game? Maybe you’re going to someones house to take part in the game day festivities. Whether you’re hosting or a guest, you’re gonna need some game day food ideas! I’ve got you covered with a list of all my best, most delicious and game-worth food into one place as your new go-to resource of game day recipes!
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College football, NFL, March Madness, tailgating or home-gating – whatever it might be. I’ve got recipes that will be perfect for your event. I’ve divided all of my game day recipes into categories. Here’s what we’ve got:
- Dips & Salsa
- Main Dish/Entrees
Let the games begin!
Game Day Recipes: Dips and Salsa
Your game day celebrations will not be complete without a good dip or salsa recipe! I’ve compiled some of my very favorite recipes for the ultimate game day food ideas. I have options for dips that can be served hot, right out of the oven, or cold so you can prep before your guests arrive.
- Cream Cheese Jalapeno Popper Bean Dip
- Loaded Baked Potato Dip
- Classic Pico de Gallo Salsa
- Loaded Guacamole
- Parmesan Ranch Dipping Sauce
- Hot & Cheesy Bacon Corn Dip
- Hot Queso Blanco Dip
- Southwestern Corn Salsa
Game Day Recipes: Appetizers & Snacks
It’s definitely not a party without some appetizers or snacks. These eight appetizer and snack options below are the perfect game day food idea and fantastic for homegating or tailgating! Super easy to make, and fantastic for just about any gathering!
- Cheesy Garlic Bread Sticks
- Loaded Steak Nachos
- Parmesan Ranch Chicken Tenders
- Parmesan Ranch Cheez-Its Snack Mix
- Chili & Cheese Potato Skins
- Baked Mini Tacos
- Slow Cooker Honey Roasted Mixed Nuts
- Smokey Apple & Bacon Quesadillas
Game Day Recipes: Sliders
Sliders are the perfect game day food idea! The mini-sandwiches are perfect for serving for a crowd. I’ve got ideas that can be served cold or hot out of the oven. Maybe make a second batch – these sliders will go fast!
- Italian Salami Sliders
- Pepperoni Pizza Sliders
- Parmesan Mozzarella Meatball Sliders
- Sweet & Spicy Meatball Sliders
Game Day Recipes: Entrees, Soups and Chili
Okay, so many sporting events (the Super Bowl in particular) are long, drawn out events! I can often be a 4-5 hour event. You’re going to need sustenance. Plan a main dish or entree for your viewing party. Chili is always a hit, so I’ve included a few of my favorite recipes. I’ve also got tacos and enchiladas, because Tex-Mex fare is always a winner. And we cannot forget about pizza and subs. Find all of these entree recipes below.
- Healthy Turkey Chili
- Sour Cream Enchiladas
- Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup
- Baked Chicken Tacos
- Thin Crust Smokehouse Pizza
- Hearty Chipotle Steak Chili
- Slow Cooker Balsamic Steak Sandwiches
- Lime Chicken Chili
Game Day Recipes: Drinks and Cocktails
Drinks for your game day celebration are a must! Yes, everyone has beer, but what about something that goes with the food you’re serving? These drinks and cocktails below offer a little bit of everything for your guests. Make sure your supplies are ample – you’ll have guests coming in for refills!
- Pineapple Margaritas
- Arnold Palmer Iced Tea
- Ginger Peach Moscow Mule
- Apple Ginger Moscow Mule
- Classic Skinny Margaritas
- Pineapple Daiquiris
Game Day Recipes: Desserts
It’s simply not a party without something sweet. I’ve compiled some of my favorite cookies and bars that would be perfect for your game day celebration. These desserts are simple to make before your guests arrive, or would be easy to transport if you are going to someones house to watch the game.
- Cocoa Pebbles Peanut Butter Cupcakes
- Double Chocolate M&M Bars
- Monster Cookie Bars
- Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Ultimate Reese’s Brownie Pizza
- Funfetti Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Triple Chocolate Fudge Brownies
- Fudgy M&M Magic Bars
I hope this list of game day food ideas has you inspired to throw the best watch party on the block! If you make one of these recipes I would LOVE to see it! Take a picture and tag me on Instagram @delightfulemade
Good luck – I hope your team wins! ~Erin