Looking for delicious, crowd-pleasing recipes for the big game day? Be the star of your football watch party with these mouthwatering chips and dip, filling meatballs, and other tempting appetizers. Whether you're having a big game day party at home or tailgating, celebrate every touchdown with these game day favorites!
If you're planning the menu for your big game day party, take a look at these delicious, touchdown-worthy appetizers and snacks! Whether your crowd likes gooey dips, cheesy sliders, juicy meatballs, or healthier vegetarian options, you'll find something amazing for the guests at your big game day football party.
Looking for tempting dips to go with tortilla chips or veggie sticks for game day? Here, you'll find cheesy comfort foods, Mexican queso, healthy veggie filled dips, copycat Chipotle tortilla chips, and a great buffalo sauce for amazing chicken wings.
Buffalo Chicken Dip
Buffalo chicken dip is a super easy, crowd pleasing appetizer that’s perfect for game day or anytime you’re having a party! This appetizer can be baked or made in a crockpot. The football fans at your house will love this spicy, creamy snack!
Dill Pickle Dip
Dill pickle dip is an easy low carb dip that is quick whip up. Made with sour cream and Philadelphia cream cheese, this creamy dip is best served cold and is perfect for chips and pretzels at your next party or for snacks at home.
Chipotle Queso Blanco
Learn how to make Chipotle queso blanco with that famous authentic, restaurant-style look and taste. Learn how to make this homemade Mexican white cheese sauce on your stovetop with no Velveeta and no Rotel. It's the perfect vegetarian and gluten free game day dip!
Cowboy caviar is a healthy dip that is easy to make ahead for a party. Marinate this simple dip with a homemade vinegar dressing that is best served cold. Black eyed peas, black beans, shoepeg corn, and fresh raw veggies drizzled with lime juice are a winning game day combination for kids and adults alike.
Chipotle Tortilla Chips
Craving the crispy, crunchy chips from Chipotle? Whip up a mouthwatering batch of these salty, lime-flavored tortilla chips at home--it only takes four ingredients! Serve with copycat Chipotle dishes or with your favorite salsa, guacamole, or queso blanco.
Make the best homemade buffalo sauce with this easy recipe. This wing sauce is made from scratch with Frank’s Red Hot, melted butter, garlic, and spices. It will definitely take your chicken wings to the next level!
Want something hearty that will stick to your ribs on game day? These epic meat dishes and appetizers will thrill all the carnivores at your football party. From sliders to meatballs, these game day appetizers will be the hit of the night!
Sloppy Joe Sliders
Cheesy sloppy joe sliders are an easy appetizer is perfect for kids or for a crowd at your next football party. These oven baked mini sandwiches are made with ground beef, a tasty homemade sloppy joe sauce, and topped with cheese. Sloppy joe sliders are great for tailgating, or an easy weeknight dinner idea. These are so simple to make and a lot of fun to eat!
Easy cheesy sausage balls for a crowd is a simple make ahead appetizer to serve at your next party. This addicting finger food is made with Bisquick, ground sausage, cheese, and spices. Bake until golden brown on the outside and moist and tender on the inside. These homemade appetizers are always a hit for casual game days and tailgating. Serve with dip and watch them disappear!
Hawaiian meatballs from scratch is are easy, homemade meatballs baked in the oven. The sweet and tangy sauce has pineapple, apricot jam, apple cider vinegar and spices and is thickened on the stove top, poured over the meatballs, then kept warm in a crock pot. Serve for a crowd as an appetizer or over rice as a main course.
Pepperoni garbage bread is an easy game day appetizer that’s made with homemade pizza dough. Lots of gooey mozzarella and cheddar cheese make this the ultimate cheesy football snack for a crowd.
Looking for an alternative to tuna salad? Try this healthy and delicious sardine salad. It’s made from canned sardines in oil, and is mixed with crunchy vegetables, lemon juice, and hot sauce. Even sardine haters will enjoy eating this appetizer!
Craving something vegetarian for your football party? These meatless game day appetizers and snacks are perfect for those eating less meat. Cheesy jalapeño poppers are baked for a healthier twist, and Southern boiled peanuts will be a popular snack with everyone at your game day celebration.
Easy baked jalapeño poppers are a low carb, vegetarian finger food that’s a perfect snack on game night. Cream cheese, cheddar, fresh garlic, and sriracha sauce make these stuffed jalapeños a crowd pleasing appetizer. Your friends will want you to make these delicious morsels for your next game day party!
Our Southern boiled peanuts are so simple to make! Learn how to make this easy snack food on the stove top from green peanuts in their shells. Kids and adults love to snack on these soft, salty treats while tailgating and watching the big game.
All of the recipes in this roundup are great ideas to get you started. Choose a dip, like cowboy caviar or dill pickle dip, then add a protein like sloppy joe sliders. Pick a finger food like meatballs with a dipping sauce, and provide a vegetarian option like jalapeño poppers.
If you're watching a game in person at a stadium, you'll probably see nachos, hot dogs/chili dogs, funnel cakes, french fries, chicken tenders, burgers, and popcorn being enjoyed by the fans. Although you can serve these foods at a home football party, you can change things up too.
Pizza, nachos, cheese and crackers, cookies, and burgers are the most popular foods for the big game. Meatballs, tacos, and ice cream are also popular choices for football parties.
Buffalo wings taste especially good with blue cheese dressing and celery sticks, but feel free to change things up. Serve the wings with sides like onion rings, cornbread, potato skins, sliders, etc. Add fruit and veggie trays for healthier options.
With the big game day coming soon, these recipe ideas should inspire you to come up with a delicious, crowd-pleasing menu for your big game day party! From chips and dip to snacks, you'll find something that everyone will love.
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