Get ready to turn your game day gatherings into legendary celebrations with our lineup of irresistible football party recipes. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just in it for the snacks, these dishes will score big with your guests. We’ve got something for everyone on your guest list. So grab your jersey and settle in for football party recipes that’ll have your friends and family cheering for more!
Air Fryer Chicken Wings
These Air Fryer Chicken Wings are crispy, baked to perfection, and covered in a delicious savory buffalo sauce that will have everyone licking their fingers.
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Easy Five Spice Chicken Wings
Easy Chinese Five Spice Chicken Wings are flavorful and spicy with a hint of cinnamon from the five spice powder. They are a nice change from the everyday buffalo flavor
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Instant Pot Pork Tacos
These Instant Pot Pork Tacos are perfect for a quick, easy, and healthy weeknight dinner. They are packed with flavorful Mexican spices, tender pork, and topped with all of your favorite taco toppings. Load them up with avocado, red onion, tomatoes, lime, and avocado crema for a delicious gluten-free, keto, and paleo meal (minus the tortilla shells).
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Roasted Red Pepper Dip
This easy Roasted Red Pepper Dip is perfect for the busy holiday season. It’s so easy to make and sure to be a crowd pleaser.
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Hot Italian Sliders
Hot Italian sliders are an Italian grinder sandwich recipe that’s perfect for gatherings such as tailgating or for backyard picnic ideas. They will feed a crowd, and you can serve them with a side of marinara for a dipping sauce. These mini sandwiches are made with slider rolls, Italian deli meats, and cheeses, making them the perfect appetizer if you’re craving a hot Italian sub.
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Chopped Italian Sandwich
A chopped Italian sub is sure to satisfy even the strongest hunger pangs. This Italian bread sub with deli meats, cheese, pepperoncini peppers, red onion, and more make a great lunch.
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Loaded Slow Cooker Taco Dip
If you’re looking for a loaded slow cooker taco dip recipe, this Mexican inspired party dip should tick all your boxes! Once you’ve prepared the ingredients and loaded them in your slow cooker, you can simply forget about this game day recipe until it’s ready.
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Everything Bagel Beer Dogs with Dipping Sauce
Everything bagel beer dogs are a great game day appy which are easy to make. Cocktail weenies are coated in a tasty coating and then served with an easy horseradish mayo dipping sauce. If you are looking for an appetizer or finger food recipe, this one is sure to have rave reviews. These bite sized mini corn dogs are a winner!
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Hot Crab Dip
This Hot Crab Dip is one of my favorite easy appetizers to take to parties. Everyone raves about it and asks for the recipe – so here I am sharing this crowd-pleaser with you.
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Air Fryer Honey Garlic Chicken Wings
Holy moly, these Air Fryer Honey Garlic Chicken Wings are good. Not only are they perfectly crispy and cooked just like you’d get them at a restaurant but the flavor of that honey garlic really takes this dish over the top. In less than 30 minutes of time, you can have some of the best Air Fryer Chicken wings, ever.
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Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip made in the Crock Pot is the perfect game day or holiday appetizer. This chicken dip is delicious and full of flavor, and inspired our yummy Buffalo Chicken Pasta. It’s made with chicken, hot sauce, ranch dressing, and gobs of cheese.
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Instant Pot Black Bean Nachos
Just wait until you take a bite of these Instant Pot Black Bean Nachos. They’re loaded with flavor and crazy simple to make. It’s totally possible to have nachos without meat and these black bean nachos are the proof of that! (I’d go ahead and make a double batch because you’re going to have everyone in the family diving in!)
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Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken
This Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken is one of my favorite BBQ Chicken recipes. Made with chicken breasts, brown sugar, BBQ sauce, and just the right amount of seasonings. This recipe is a big hit at our house and I bet your family will love this recipe as much as we do!
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Loaded Vegan Nachos
Our Fully Loaded Vegan Nachos are a delicious snack to share with friends and family or a fun weeknight dinner. Topped with our yummy Walnut & Cauliflower vegan “ground beef” and served with a homemade vegan cheesy cashew sauce, this recipe will become a family favorite!
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Easy Hormel Chili Cheese Dip
Have a big game coming up? This Hormel chili cheese dip is the perfect appetizer! You can make this chili cream cheese dip in just a few minutes of prep and a few minutes of heat. This hot chili cheese dip recipe is comprised of layers of cream cheese,
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Cheesy Chicken Parmesan Sliders
These are the ultimate easy chicken parmesan sliders thanks to an easy shortcut! Just like my meatball sliders, these chicken Parm sliders feature layers of Hawaiian sweet rolls, crispy chicken tenders, marinara sauce, and mozzarella cheese for the cheesiest chicken sandwiches that the whole family will love.
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Easy Hawaiian Roll Meatball Sliders
One bite of this Hawaiian roll meatball sliders recipe and you’ll be hooked! These baked meatball sliders feature layers of Hawaiian sweet rolls, juicy meatballs, marinara sauce, and mozzarella cheese for the cheesiest mini meatball subs that the whole family will love.
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Steamed Old Bay Shrimp
This Old Bay steamed shrimp recipe is a great way to give a classic shrimp cocktail a little extra flavor. It’s mild in flavor, but will have everyone wondering how you made it. Serve this Old Bay shrimp recipe as a peel-and-eat appetizer or light meal, so include a bowl for the shells, it’s a DIY dish!
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Easy Shredded Chicken Nachos
You’re going to love these cheesy shredded chicken nachos! They are loaded with layers of crunchy chips, shredded salsa chicken, beans, and two layers of cheese. After a quick broil, it’s time to top with the perfect nacho toppings your heart desires. These loaded chicken nachos are the perfect blend of crunch, spice, and savory goodness.
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Spicy Sausage Dip
This keto spicy sausage dip is an amazing appetizer for hangouts, potlucks, or game day. It’s a meaty, cheesy delight that is incredibly easy to make!
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Easy and Delicious Mexican Charcuterie Board Idea
This Mexican charcuterie board will make you feel like it’s a fiesta! Enjoy crowd-favorite Mexican snacks this Cinco de Mayo with this epic board.
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Crispy Accordion Potatoes Recipe
Try this viral accordion potatoes recipe for a fun and fancy twist on oven-roasted potatoes. These crispy accordion potatoes are actually easier than they look!
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The Ultimate Falafel Platter
This falafel platter is a lavish combination of homemade crispy falafel, tzatziki sauce, harissa hummus, maple dijon tahini sauce, an easy Middle Eastern cucumber tomato chopped salad, and many other things. It will be the star of your dinner party or picnic.
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Pressure Cooker Chicken Wings
Pressure cooker chicken wings are tender, flavorful, and ready in just 30 minutes. Made with a delicious soy-honey marinade that’s perfect for dipping, this easy dish is bound to become your new favorite game day recipe.
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Bourbon Meatballs Appetizer
This bourbon meatballs recipe fits the bill of a well-loved and delicious appetizer. The meatballs are succulent, the bourbon sauce is scrumptious and their flavors complement each other famously!
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This cheesy chorizo dip is spicy, gooey, and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Serve it up with tortilla chips or crackers to enjoy your new favorite appetizer!
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Bacon Blue Cheese Burger with Roasted Garlic Aioli
Fire up the grill! This crazy-delicious bacon blue cheese burger is fully loaded with 7 layers of burger must-haves including roasted garlic aioli, bacon jam, and caramelized onions! This is how a burger should be made.
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Smoked Salmon Dip
The BEST smoked salmon dip that ever existed! Easy to prepare using only 7 ingredients. The perfect appetizer for ANY party. Only 5 minutes to prepare!
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One Pot Chili
This easy one pot chili is perfect for fall, winter, and watching the big game with friends and family! Make it the day before, serve it up at your tailgater, or let it simmer on the stove while you watch the game at home! Make it vegan or con carne!
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Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread
Does the mere idea of Low FODMAP Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread get you salivating? Us too! We love bread. We love cheese. Put them together – apply heat to melt the cheese – add butter and Garlic-Infused Oil and you have a decadent, fun, rich treat that is also VERY easy to make!
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Karen Kelly, a food and travel writer, is the founder of Seasonal Cravings. She is also a health coach certified by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She has been featured in numerous media outlets, including the AP Wire and MSN.