To enjoy game day to it’s fullest, you’ll want to rustle up the most delicious snacks and game day recipes. Watch while you munch and enjoy the game even more! The following recipes are all crowd pleasing dishes which everyone will love. So, if game day usually means chips, dips and a beer, get ready to become the MVP and take your game day food game up a level with this collection of delightful dishes.
Smoked Gouda Bacon Cheddar Cheese Dip
Smoked gouda bacon cheddar cheese dip pairs beautifully with pretzels. So if you’re looking for the best pretzel cheese sauce recipe, look no further. This cheese dipping sauce is made with smoked gouda, cheddar and cream cheese, along with other flavourful ingredients.
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Hot Italian Sliders
Spice up your next gathering with hot Italian sliders – the perfect appetizer for tailgating or backyard picnics! Made with slider rolls, deli meats, and cheeses, these mini sandwiches are a crowd-pleaser. Don’t forget the marinara dipping sauce for an extra kick of flavor!
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Smoked Cream Cheese Dip
It’s one of the best smoked appetizer ideas you can make with a pellet grill or Traeger smoker. Find out how to smoke cheese and get ready for this brand new jalapeno and cheese flavour experience with this tasty appetizer dip.
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Bloody Mary Deviled Eggs
Loaded deviled eggs such as these Bloody Mary eggs are always a welcome part of the BBQ, cookout, or picnic table. They’re also a handy snack at any time since you can make these unique gourmet deviled eggs ahead.
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Homemade Mini Pizza Bagel Bites
These homemade mini pizza bagel bites are just as more-ish as they sound! That’s right – one is never enough. Once you know how to make bagel bites, you’ll want to rustle up this bite size pizza snack all the time.
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Chicken Mozzarella Sticks
These crispy air fryer chicken mozzarella sticks are the perfect appetizer. Made with ground chicken and mozzarella sticks, this easy recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
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Dirty Martini Dip Recipe
If you’re looking for a dip recipe that’s creamy, tasty and pairs beautifully with any kind of dippers from pita chips to crackers, consider this dirty martini dip. Contrary to the name, it’s alcohol free, and it gets its moniker from the inclusion of stuffed olives, like you’d find in the classic cocktail.
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Pull Apart Jalapeño Popper Rolls
These air fryer jalapeño popper rolls are a spicy and cheesy appetizer that can be made with Pillsbury pizza or crescent dough. With hot sauce, jalapeños, and two types of cheese, these quick and easy pull apart rolls are perfect for fans of spicy food.
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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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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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Game Day Pizza Roll Skillet Dip
This skillet pizza rolls and dip recipe are the perfect easy appetizer for homegating or tailgating to celebrate your favorite team. They’re easy to eat and boast delicious flavors in every bite.
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Ultimate Game Day Chicken Nachos
A delicious chicken nachos recipe made with chicken, cheese, black beans, corn, pico de gallo, and pineapple chunks. Sounds crazy, right? Well, these chicken nachos are crazy good. A perfect Game Day recipe everyone is sure to enjoy.
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Crispy Garlic Smashed Potatoes
Crispy garlic air fryer smashed potatoes are delicious and so easy! You only need 6 ingredients and 45 minutes! Oven instructions included!
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The only spicy, chunky guacamole recipe you’ll ever need. It uses just six ingredients but has a secret tip to make sure the flavors are evenly dispersed and irresistible!
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Kimchi Mac and Cheese
This mouthwatering umami-packed kimchi mac and cheese dish has three different types of cheeses – it’s delicious, creamy and packs a flavor punch! This recipe will break up the richness of classic mac and cheees with a kick of spice or acid. Voila, a delightful fusion dish where the fermented cheese and kimchi balance each other beautifully and result in a flavor explosion.
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Instant Pot Spinach Artichoke Dip
This game day favorite is creamy, delicious, and sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. Plus, it’s easy to make ahead of time so you can spend more time enjoying the party.
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Queso also known as chili con queso (“chili with cheese”) this is a warm side dish or appetizer with a blend of melted cheeses and chili pepper on top. This recipe calls for just 7 ingredients and there’s no overnight prep or soaking required. It’s rich in vegetables and very tasty.
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The Best Falafel Sandwich
Fresh lettuce leaves, sweet and tangy tahini sauce, and crispy falafel in pita bread are how to make the best falafel sandwich. Just look how easy it is to make this popular Middle Eastern vegetarian street food from scratch and from the comfort of your own kitchen.
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Get ready to try these tasty chickpea (garbanzo bean) based meatballs. Each bite bursts with smoky, savory goodness that will bring you back for more. These delicious appetizers are perfect for any gathering and impress your guests, leaving them begging for the recipe.
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Air Fryer Babybel Cheese
Cook Babybel Cheese in the air fryer for a quick and easy way to enjoy this snack food. The inside gets nice and gooey while the outside is crispy, seasoned perfection. They’re creamy, gooey, crisp on the outside and totally delicious.
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Air Fryer Copycat Auntie Anne’s Pretzels
Nothing beats the delicious, golden texture and sweet buttery taste of Auntie Anne’s famous pretzel! But who has the time (or money) to go to a mall in order to get one? Fortunately, you don’t have to–you can make your own yummy copycat version right in your very own kitchen with an air fryer.
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Pizza Chicken Wings with Pepperoni
Can’t decide between chicken wings and pizza? You can enjoy both with this recipe. The wings boast a wonderful flavor and the colorful topping makes them look incredibly appetizing. The pepperoni adds a salty, meaty flavor which is harmonious with the other flavors in this unusual dish.
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Shredded Pork Nachos with 3-Cheese Beer Queso
Warm corn chips and shredded pork, creamy queso cheese sauce made with beer and all kinds of fresh and crunchy add-ons: tomatoes, bell peppers, scallions, jalapeno, olives, fresh lime and cilantro. The “3 cheese” designation comes from the cheddar and Monterey Jack in the queso sauce and additional feta cheese scattered about on top.
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Instant Pot Chicken Sliders
These barbecue chicken sliders are super easy to make in a pressure cooker, and with this recipe, you can have a meal on the table in under an hour. You literally just dump everything in your Instant Pot, push the buttons, and in a little over 30 minutes (accounting for the time it takes to come to pressure), you have dinner ready to go! The only real effort required is in shredding the chicken.
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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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Avocado Black Bean Salsa
This avocado black bean salsa comes together quickly and is perfect for a party, potluck, bbq, or any time you need something to justify eating more tortilla chips! Also tasty served with grilled chicken, shrimp, salmon, or pork chops! Only 10 minutes to prep!
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Beef Chile con Queso
Beef chile con queso is a cheesy and spicy appetizer perfect for any occasion. This delicious dish consists of beef, chiles, onions, garlic, and cheese melted together to create a savory dip. Whether served as an appetizer for your next party or enjoyed with tortilla chips on the side, beef chile con queso is sure to be a hit!
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Bourbon Meatball 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 chicken pakora has a succulent chicken piece, coated with a crunchy and crispy gram flour batter. Marinated in spices, the chicken itself offers a flavorful taste, making it a delicious snack or appetizer.
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Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip
This amazing Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip is made from scratch in under 40 minutes, and you just need to really “cook” for 10 of those. With hot sauce, sour cream, chicken and blue cheese this is a buffalo lover’s spicy dream.
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Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
These spicy and crispy buffalo cauliflower bites are the best wing alternative there is and will make a cauliflower lower out of anyone. Easy to make with just 10 minutes of active cooking these buffalo cauliflower wings are perfect to dip in blue cheese sauce or put in tacos or even on pizza.
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Bean Dip with Homemade Tortilla Chips
Did someone say bean dip? This vegan bean dip is hot, zesty, and full of deliciousness. It’s packed with cooked pinto beans, garlic, onions, and cumin for a bit of a kick. It makes other party dips look bland!
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Air Fryer Potato Skin Nachos
This appetizer combines potato skins and nachos, making it real comfort food and perfect for game day. It’s also a nifty appetizer idea if you’re having a party and want to offer some substantial, satisfying snacks. The flavors in this dish are incredible.
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Snickerdoodle Dessert Hummus
Coming to you today with this Snickerdoodle dessert hummus! If you love hummus and that delicious combination of cinnamon and sugar, then this dessert hummus recipe is for you. It’s simple to whip up and everyone loves a tasty Snickerdoodle flavored dip.
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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, Hormel chili and shredded cheese.
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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.
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