When it comes to Game Day, it's all about gathering with friends and family and snacking on delicious food. We are sharing over 40 best game day recipes including everything from cheesy dips, classic chicken wings, bite-sized appetizers. and more. There is something for everyone to enjoy while they root for their team (including vegetarian, gluten-free, and kid-friendly options too!).
Best Game Day Recipes
Is it even game day without game day buffalo hot wings? This classic appetizer is a total crowd pleaser and one of my most popular Super Bowl recipes.
Oven-baked loaded sheet pan nachos are a crowd pleaser for an easy weeknight dinner or a crave-worthy appetizer to serve on game day. It's one of my favourite Super Bowl recipes of all time.
Warm, rich, creamy baked spinach dip is a delicious and easy appetizer that is baked until warm and melty. Easy to make ahead and a total crowd pleaser. It's one of my favourite Super Bowl recipes of all time.
Slow cooker BBQ ribs are juicy, saucy, and tender -- the meat literally falls right off the bone. Add this easy recipe to your list of crockpot recipes.
Jalapeño poppers are the perfect appetizer — spicy, crispy, cheesy, and creamy, toasted to golden brown perfection. Plus easy to make ahead and freeze well.
Baked miso garlic chicken wings are crispy, delicious, and easy to make. They're marinated in a savoury Asian marinade, and cooked in the oven or air fryer.
This easy and delicious 7 layer dip is the perfect dip to serve at your next party, made with layers of beans, guacamole, salsa, cheese, and more.
Easy pepperoni pizza rolls are crispy on the bottom, tender and chewy inside, packed with pepperoni and cheese, and baked until bubbly.
Turkey and Cheese Sliders are quick and easy, made with deli meat and Swiss cheese filled inside soft Hawaiian dinner rolls topped with a buttery sauce.
Homemade Tater Tots with Bacon
Homemade tater tots with bacon are golden and crispy on the outside, yet soft and tender inside. They're packed with flavour and a total family favourite.
These sweet and sticky honey garlic chicken wings are baked or air fried until crispy and tossed in a honey garlic sauce. So crave-worthy and so easy to make.
Bacon cheddar cheese ball is an easy to make appetizer and delicious showstopper at holiday parties or game day. It's creamy, cheesy, and nutty.
Skillet Neapolitan Margherita Pizza
Quick and easy skillet Neapolitan margherita pizza has an iconic thin and soft crust with a perfectly crisp exterior, and simple and fresh toppings.
Sticky crispy baked sweet chili chicken bites is better than takeout and so easy to make healthier at home. An easy dinner or game day appy.
Cheesy Garlic Bread is toasty and crispy on the outside, tender and soft inside with a garlic butter and melty cheese on top. Make in under 20 minutes!
Super crispy air fryer french fries are tender and fluffy on the inside and crunchy on the outside. Make this healthier french fry in just 12 minutes!
Crunchy, cheesy, and paired with an awesome dipping sauce, these baked mozzarella sticks are just as amazing as what you would find in a restaurant.
Pepperoni pizza dip is creamy, rich, comforting, and delicious. This appetizer is easy to make, easy to prepare ahead of time, and easy to eat.
Vegetarian quesadillas are quick and easy, completely customizable, loaded with veggies and beans. Serve this kid-friendly Mexican meal for lunch or dinner.
Salmon Bites are flavorful and delicious bite-sized pieces of salmon cooked until tender with crispy, golden edges and coated with an homemade sticky glaze.
Pigs in a blanket from scratch are a delicious and easy appetizer or snack to make for your next party or gathering — juicy, cheesy, flaky, and buttery.
The Best Breaded Fried Chicken Wings (Air Fryer)
The BEST breaded fried chicken wings -- extra crispy and crunchy outside, tender and juicy inside. You can't even tell they're air fried, not deep-fried!
Air fryer short ribs are crispy, flavorful, and delicious. The easy marinade ensures they're tender and juicy inside, while the air fryer makes them crispy.
Homemade artichoke dip is a warm, creamy dip loaded with tender artichoke hearts. This easy to make appetizer is tangy, cheesy, and all-around delicious!
Easy Baked Meatballs are juicy, tender, loaded with flavor, and kid-friendly. Enjoy delicious homemade meatballs in under an hour using simple ingredients.
Homemade chili nachos are crispy, cheesy, delicious, and flavorful. This modern twist on a Mexican classic are the best way to use up any leftover chili.
Say goodbye to store-bought popcorn and hello to homemade Kettle Corn — sweet and salty, loved by all, and quick and easy to make with just 4 ingredients.
Sweet and sticky, baked BBQ chicken wings are perfectly crispy, so delicious, and smothered in barbecue sauce. They are the perfect game day appetizer.
Quick easy pita grilled cheese is loaded with Mediterranean flavors of spinach, olive, and sun-dried tomato stuffed inside pita bread with cheddar cheese.
Incredibly tasty, this easy and basic guacamole takes less than 5 minutes to make. It is the perfect dip for a Mexican-inspired Super Bowl party.
Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers
Bacon wrapped jalapeño poppers are crispy on the outside, creamy and cheesy inside, spicy, and wrapped in bacon. Easy to make in the air fryer or oven.
Fried mac and cheese balls are crispy on the outside, creamy and cheesy on the inside, and have the perfect crunch. Best way to use leftover mac and cheese. It's one of the newest additions to my collection of Super Bowl recipes.
Classic deviled eggs are a simple, easy, and healthy appetizer to make when you need something quick for brunch, picnics, barbecues, potlucks, or Easter.
Honey mustard chicken wings are crispy on the outside but juicy and tender inside. Baked in an air fryer or oven, they have the best texture and flavor.
Spinach cheese rolls are an easy appetizer that's creamy, cheesy, comforting, and delicious. Serve as an appy at parties, for a school lunch, or snack.
Vegan Queso is a 5-minute dip that is creamy, cheesy, and perfectly spiced to mimic the classic dip — without any dairy! It tastes like the real thing!
Forget delivery and make sweet, tangy, and smoky BBQ chicken pizza from the comfort of your own home in under 30 minutes. The easiest weeknight dinner.
Crispy baked coconut shrimp is a delicious appetizer that is easy to make in 30 minutes. They are more flavourful, tastier and healthier than takeout.
Instant Pot Short Ribs are rich, tender, and delicious. These short ribs fall-off-the-bone after being braised in a red wine broth in the pressure cooker.
Jamaican jerk chicken wings with delicious crispy skin and tender and juicy meat are loaded with flavor. They're easy to make on the oven, grill, air fryer.
More Game Day Foods
- 75+ Easy Appetizers
- 20 Best Dip Recipes
- 50 Best Finger Foods
- 50 Best Healthy Snacks
- 60 Best Super Bowl Recipes
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40 Best Game Day Recipes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 4-6 servings
- Diet: Gluten Free
Over 40 best game day recipes including cheesy dips, classic chicken wings, bite-sized appetizers. and more to enjoy while you root for your team. One of my favorite game day recipes are these Buffalo Hot Wings.
- 2 ½ pounds chicken wings (approximately 20-25 split wings)
- ½ cup hot sauce
- ⅓ cup butter, melted
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup blue cheese or ranch dip (optional, for serving)
- celery, cut into 2 inch pieces (optional, for serving)
- Preheat oven to 450 F.
- Remove the tips of the wings and discard. Using a knife, separate the wings at the joint.
- Bake wings for 15 minutes, then flip. Continue to bake for another 15 minutes until crispy.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together together the hot sauce and butter.
- Toss the cooked wings in the hot sauce mixture until fully coated.
- Serve with blue cheese or ranch dressing and celery sticks.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
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