Must-Make Easy Recipes for Game Day! (2024)

No game's complete without some tasty snacks, right? But who wants to spend all the game time in the kitchen? Well ... have your snacks and enjoy the big game, too, with these must-make EASY recipes for game day! With these 18 tasty ideas, there's sure to be a few ... or 18 ... you'll love.

Click on the title of the dish above each photo to get the full recipe. Enjoy!

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Bacon Crack from Lovefoodies

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Whip up a big pan of this bacon crack a few days before the big game to all the prep work is done. Then just put out a plate of the deliciousness to nibble on while you try not to yell at the refs.

3-Ingredient Crescent Sausage Bitesfrom The Kitchen is My Playground

These tasty little bites are always a hit, no matter where I bring them. They're one of my go-to party snacks. Whip them up with three simple ingredients and about 15 minutes in the oven. Bonus ... they taste great both hot straight from the oven and at room temperature, so making them a bit before the game is no problem.

Creamy Dill Pickle Potato Chip Dip from Hot Eats and Cool Reads

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You seriously can't go wrong with a simple potato chip dip ... and this dill pickle version from Hot Eats and Cool Reads looks just divine.

{copycat} Chuy’s Creamy Jalapeño Dip from Who Needs A Cape?

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Hot and spicy deliciousness! Just pair this easy dip with a big bag of chips for some tasty snacking fun.

Pizza Tarts from Life Currents

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These little tarts are such a fun ... and easy! ... way to enjoy all those great flavors of PIZZA.

Jalapeno Pepper Jack Sausage Ballsfrom The Kitchen is My Playground

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Spice up those classic sausage balls with Pepper Jack and pickled jalapeno!Jalapeno Pepper Jack Sausage Ballsbring the heat to everyone's favorite little party nibble.

Wings with Angry Sauce from Noshing With The Nolands

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Wow, that angry sauce looks delicious! Bet it will make your mouth anything but angry to gobble it up.

Homemade Loaded Potato Skins from Blessed Beyond Crazy

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Prep the potatoes the day before to make loading up these tasty skins super easy on game day.

Hot Crab Dip from Serena Bakes Simply from Scratch

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Anything that makes a big batch makes game day snacking prep for a crowd just that much easier. This hot crab dip fits the big-batch bill, for sure. Mix it up the night before and bake right before game time for even simpler game day prep.

BBQ Bacon Wrapped Meatballs from Savory Experiments

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Meatballs and bacon in one little bite? Yes, please! Wrap the meatballs the day before, and then just pop them in the oven a little before you're ready to enjoy your snacks.

Cheesy Hot Corn Dipfrom The Kitchen is My Playground

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Can you open a can of corn and shred some cheese? Then you can make this super easy, super easy hot corn dip! It can be mixed up the night before if you'd like, too, to make your game day just that much easier.

from The Kitchen is My Playground

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You can cook your own shrimp for this ahead of time, or buy them already cooked for even easier prep. Then just pile the shrimp on some cream cheese with co*cktail sauce, and you've got one very tasty shrimp dip.

from The Kitchen is My Playground

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Three simple ingredients, make-ahead prep, and yummy flavor make these {cute} little salami bites a big hit with preppers and snackers alike.

Cajun Pretzelsfrom The Kitchen is My Playground

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Careful ~ these Cajun Pretzels are addictively delicious! Whip up a big batch several days ahead of the big game and you're good to go.

Dill Pickle Bitesfrom The Kitchen is My Playground

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Wrap these little roll ups the day before, and just slice into bites at game time. I must admit, these are one of my absolute favorite game day {or anytime} snacks.

Antipasto Platterfrom The Kitchen is My Playground

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The best of just-assemble-it game day snacking! Slice up some crusty bread to go alongside, and you're done.

BLT Dipfrom The Kitchen is My Playground

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Don't bother to fry bacon for this creamy BLT dip ... it actually tastes better made with a good old bottle of store-bought bacon bits! So easy.

from The Kitchen is My Playground

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Baked in a mini muffin pan, these little puffs take no time at all to whip up. Serve with some jarred pizza or spaghetti sauce for dipping.

from The Kitchen is My Playground

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Grab some baby dills or pickled okra, deli ham, & flavored cream cheese to whip up a platter of these fun little bites in no time!

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Must-Make Easy Recipes for Game Day! (2024)


What is the most popular food eaten on Big Game Sunday? ›

"But what are people ordering for their Super Bowl watch parties?" is a question you may ask yourself because you're looking to create a game day menu. The three most popular Super Bowl dishes people order are pizza, chicken wings, and chips with dips.

What are the top 10 Super Bowl foods? ›

From subs to wings, here are the best Super Bowl foods of all time — and where to get them
  • Pigs in a Blanket.
  • Bone-In Wings. ...
  • Nachos. ...
  • Totino's Pizza Rolls. ...
  • Six-Foot Subs. ...
  • Quesadillas. ...
  • Jalapeño Poppers. ...
  • Loaded Potato Skins. Kicking off our best football bites list are loaded potato skins: a salty, heavy sports bar classic. ...
Feb 7, 2024

What foods are good for game day? ›

Peanut butter, nuts, and low-fat Greek yogurt are good ideas. Fruits like watermelon, cantaloupe, oranges, and grapes are also a smart choice. And these foods are easy to meal prep to bring to your game. The most important thing at this stage, though, is to drink plenty of water.

What is best pregame meal? ›

  1. 4 hours Pre Game. Eat a meal high in whole grain carbohydrates, lean protein, and healthy fat. Be sure to have at least 20 ounces of fluids. Grilled chicken. ...
  2. 1 hour Pre Game. Be sure to have snack high in carbohydrate. Avoid foods that are high in protein or fat (they take a while to digest and may upset your stomach)

What kind of food do you serve at a big party? ›

38 Ideas For Party Food That Will Please Any Crowd
  • Chicken Fajita Quesadillas. ...
  • Cheeseburger Sliders. ...
  • Tomato Basil Bruschetta. ...
  • Cranberry Pecan Cheese Ball. ...
  • Chicken Pesto Pinwheels. ...
  • Garlic Parmesan-Stuffed Mushrooms. ...
  • Deep-Fried Mini Calzones (Panzarotti) ...
  • Honey Lime Sriracha Chicken Poppers.
Dec 21, 2023

What do athletes eat day of game? ›

Nutrition for Athletes Before Game Time

“Eat a bigger meal with plenty of fluids, especially water,” says Turner. “An athlete's plate should be half full of starch, a quarter protein, and a quarter non-starchy vegetables. With more than 2 hours before game time, I suggest having a more substantial meal.

What foods should you avoid the night before a game? ›

Anything too fatty, like junk food or milk, is digested slowly and will make athletes feel slow and sluggish. Athletes should also avoid eating too many high-fiber foods, like beans, fruits and vegetables, which are also difficult to digest and cause stomach problems on the field.

What is the most popular food to eat on Big Game Sunday? ›

It's probably no surprise that chicken wings are the most popular game day food in NFL cities during football season.

What is a good meal for a football player? ›

Try pre-game meals like: Turkey sandwich on whole-grain bread with low-fat cheese, yogurt, fruit or granola bar. Pasta with 3-4 ounces of meat sauce, bread sticks, low-fat milk. Steamed rice with vegetables with 3 ounces of chicken and a piece of fruit.

What are good football snacks? ›

19 Game-Day Snack Ideas That Will Win You the Hosting Trophy
  • 01 of 19. Cheese-Stuffed Pretzel Bites. ...
  • 02 of 19. Spicy Cheese (Foot)Ball. ...
  • 03 of 19. Football Cookie Dough Pops. ...
  • 04 of 19. Classic Soft Pretzels. ...
  • 05 of 19. Taco Burger Sliders. ...
  • 06 of 19. Pepperoni Pizza Cups. ...
  • 07 of 19. Pickle Poppers. ...
  • 08 of 19. Pumpkin Football Cakes.
Mar 26, 2024

How do you throw a good football party? ›

How Do You Make a Football Party Fun?
  1. Create a theme that revolves around the playing teams.
  2. Make snacks and drinks inspired by the two teams.
  3. Use football-related decorations and festive props.
  4. Host a betting pool or create a prediction board.
  5. Create an upbeat playlist for before and after the game.
Dec 12, 2023

What to do for a football party? ›

Here are some sporty and football games that work well:
  1. Ice breaker games & Intro.
  2. Team names, team chants, team celebrations. ...
  3. Multiball Gauntlet (can be adapted for any sport) ...
  4. Dribbling Obstacle Course Relay. ...
  5. Dodgeball. ...
  6. 1 on 1s - Striker vs Keeper. ...
  7. Penalty shoot-out. ...
  8. Crossbar Challenge (better for children over 8)
Sep 13, 2023


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