Best Game Day Food Recipes
Best Game Day Food Recipes: a collection of sweet and savory football party food ideas to carry you through the season, all the way to the Super Bowl!
Whether you’re a football fan or not, there’s no denying the deliciousness that revolves around each game day and the season’s Super Bowl finale.
This collection of Best Game Day Food Recipes includes many of our family’s favorites, plus some awesome picks from my friends. There are main dishes, dips, finger foods, soups, salads, and of course some sweets!
If you have any must-make football game food that we need to know about, do let me know in the comments. We’re always up for something new!
BEST GAME DAY FOOD
Football food is FUN food. Here's a list of favorite game day food recipes - there are main dishes, dips, finger food, soups, salads, and of course some sweets!
Grilled Mini Sweet Peppers with Goat Cheese
Truly a family favorite - we make these ALOT!! Little sweet peppers are grilled until softened and charred, and then filled with tangy goat cheese. A sprinkling of fresh herbs and smoked sea salt finishes them off.
Puff Pastry Pigs in a Blanket
Pigs in a Blanket goes gourmet when hot dogs get wrapped in flaky puff pastry. I'm in!!
Recipe and photo from foodiecrush.com
Lasagna Soup is like lasagna in a bowl. This recipe is packed with the familiar flavors you love, plus an ooey-gooey cheesy yum. It's been a longtime family and reader favorite, perfect for game day!
Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
A fabulously buttery chocolate chip cookies recipe baked in a pan! It's a quick and super easy treat that doesn't require a mixer or chilling of the dough. Everybody LOVES these chewy, chocolate chip bars!
Tater Tot Hotdish
Especially if you're from Minnesota, you might be enjoying Tater Tot Hotdish while you watch football. My recipe includes two different ways to make this hearty casserole - with and withOUT canned soup. Yes, I give you everything you need to make the tastiest homemade gravy. You won't believe how easy it is!
Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
If you’re a fan of Buffalo chicken wings, this recipe has all the flavors and none of the guilt. And who can pass up meatballs?!
Recipe and photo from tidymom.com
Pickled Red Onions
Pickled Red Onions are quick and easy to make, and downright addictive. Serve with tacos, taco salad, carnitas, and Banh Mi Meatballs. They're also great on hot dogs, burgers, egg salad, and tuna salad!
Beer Can Chicken
Because there's more than one use for a can of beer! This easy beer can chicken recipe guarantees moist meat that falls off the bone and crispy, ultra flavorful skin. It’s our go-to recipe for a grilled whole chicken!
Cajun Dry Rub Chicken Wings
There HAS to be some wings on the menu, right?! These wings are baked, not fried. With a flavorful blend of spices and the perfect amount heat, these promise to be a football-watching hit!
Recipe and photo from lemonsforlulu.com
Oven-Baked Caramel Corn
A friend of mine shared this recipe with me many years ago. It's so much better than store-bought. Fabulously crispy, sweet, and buttery, this is the BEST caramel corn recipe out there!
This baked appetizer is like a deconstructed Reuben sandwich, all magnificently reborn into an ooey gooey, cheesy dip!
Banh Mi Meatballs
A quick and easy meatball recipe that’s loaded with the fun flavors of banh mi. Serve over rice as a meal, or with toothpicks as an appetizer!
Skillet Buffalo Cauliflower Dip
I'm loving this cauliflower riff on Buffalo chicken dip. It's cheesy, Buffalo hot sauce dipping deliciousness!
Recipe and photo from heartbeetkitchen.com
An easy appetizer recipe with just a few ingredients. It’s thick and creamy, and full of clean shrimp flavor. This recipe comes from my mom - I've been enjoying this Shrimp Dip since I was a kid!
Fried pickles are one of my favorite foods at the Minnesota State Fair. With this recipe, anybody can enjoy this hot and crispy snack at home, whenever they want!
Chocolate Chip Cookies from The Vanilla Bean Baking Book
Giant crinkled chocolate chip cookies! They’re big-as-your-head, with soft and chewy centers and crispy, wrinkled edges. Often referred to as "pan-banging cookies", they are a real hoot to make!
Whipped Goat Cheese and Honey Spread
Our family adores goat cheese. I'm loving this creamy, garlicky whipped version with a bit of honey sweetness!
Recipe and photo from dineanddish.net
Italian Stuffed Jalapenos
Cheesy stuffed jalapenos, I canNOT resist them! This recipe is made with Italian sausage, cream cheese, Parmesan, and mozzarella. I substitute the jalapenos for colorful mini sweet peppers for our girls, who aren't fans of jalapenos. Everybody wins!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Ritz Cookies
Chocolate Peanut Butter Ritz Cookies are an easy, no-bake, sweet and salty treat using Ritz crackers. A sprinkle of sea salt flakes puts these over the top. You could even dip or sprinkle these treats with your favorite team's colors!
Layered Greek Dip
We are big fans of hummus, and this layered dip is an extra wonderful way to enjoy it. I love that this recipe can be prepared ahead of time!
Recipe and photo from recipegirl.com
Taco Salad with Creamy Taco Dressing
A colorful taco salad that's oaded with fresh veggies, plus taco-seasoned beef and crunchy, nacho cheese-y, irresistible Doritos. Served with an easy-to-make creamy taco dressing, it's ALWAYS a hit!
Marshmallow Caramel Rice Krispies Puffs
Marshmallow Caramel Rice Krispies Puffs are a cheery, soft and gooey, no-bake treat. Whenever we make these, someone asks for the recipe. They're just too much fun!
Ham Pesto Onion Cheese Poppyseed Sliders
All those delicious flavors baked up in a hot slider - so fantastic! This recipe can be made ahead of time, just pour the mustardy poppy seed butter sauce on right before baking. (Hooray!)
Recipe and photo from reluctantentertainer.com
Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes
These classic messy sandwiches are super flavorful and cook up super easy in the slow cooker. Serve them on buns with pickled red onions or refrigerator sweet pickles, plus your favorite potato chips!
Italian Chopped Salad
An Italian chopped salad that's loaded with fresh goodness, plus salami, provolone, pepperoncini, and olives. It’s light, yet hearty, and extra flavorful with a zippy Italian vinaigrette!
Super Bowl Thoughts Cookies
If you show up for the game strictly for the food and commercials, these super cute cookies are for YOU!
Recipe and photo from bakeat350.net
Cowboy Salsa is simple, fresh, colorful, and packed with flavor. Also called Cowboy Caviar or Texas Caviar, it’s made with beans, vegetables, and a tangy dressing. This is a great salsa to make when sweet, fresh tomatoes aren't in season!
Pepperoni Pizza Bialys
Chewy, bagel-like bread is topped with chopped garlic, a hint of pizza sauce and olive oil, a generous cap of melted cheese, and a crispy-edged pepperoni crown. I'm in love!
Recipe and photo from foodiewithfamily.com
Peanut Butter Blossoms
Peanut Butter Blossoms aren't just for the holidays, ya know! This easy classic cookie recipe fits right in with any football game. Soft and chewy, with a crackly sugar crust and chocolate kiss, your game day guests will be your biggest cookie fans!
Love this list! These dishes all look so yum and perfect for game day or any gathering occasion. Thank you so much!