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Big Game, Big Flavors: Your Game Day Food Guide

Looking for recipes for your next football party? We've got you covered. We've got over 90 super recipes that will bowl you over.

Classic Tailgating and Game Day Party Foods

Spicy Buffalo chicken wings, nachos dripping with cheese and sour cream, and gooey spinach dip with crunchy tortilla chips will be popping up on coffee tables across America when game day comes, and for good reason. They're delicious, easy to make for a crowd and cook up in no time. But perhaps you'd like to treat your favorite football fans to something different this year? We've got all the best football party recipes from quick and easy dips to hot wings and warm chili you're sure to find a fan favorite in these football party snacks! Scroll on through for our best dips, wings, chili, potato skins and chips, nachos, meaty bites, and cheesy finger foods.

Dips

Forget trying to bake or standing over the stove-top when there's a big game to watch; whip up an awesome, no-cook dip instead! All you need to do is gather your ingredients, pop them into a food processor, chill, and enjoy. Pair them with veggies, pita bread, chips, or whatever other game day snacks you have lined up. It really doesn't get much easier than this.

Cheesy Bacon Dip

Swiss and Bacon Dip

Feta Dip

Feta Dip from A Spicy Perspective

Easy Black Bean Dip with Whole Wheat Pita Chips

Easy Black Bean Dip with Whole Wheat Pita Chips from Pinch My Salt

Spinach Dip with Kale And Greek Yogurt

Spinach and Kale Greek Yogurt Dip from How Sweet It Is

Herbed Ricotta Dip with Vegetables

Herbed Ricotta Dip with Vegetables from Leite's Culinaria, Photo by Jonathan Lovekin

Smoked Salmon Dip with Bagel Chips

Smoked Salmon Dip with Bagel Chips from Martha Stewart

Artichoke Lemon Dip

Artichoke Lemon Dip from Simply Recipes

Blue Cheese Dip with Pecans

Blue Cheese Dip with Pecans from Epicurious

Roasted Garlic and Dill White Bean Dip

Roasted Garlic and Dill White Bean Dip from How Sweet It Is

Sun-Dried Tomato Dip

Sun-Dried Tomato Dip from Once Upon a Chef

Herbed Yogurt Dip

Herbed Yogurt Dip from The Kitchn, Photo by Megan Gordon

Svelte Green Goddess Dip

Svelte Green Goddess Dip from Leite's Culinaria, Photo by Sheri Giblin

Spinach-Artichoke Dip

Spinach-Artichoke Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo Wing Dip

Hot Crab Dip

Hot Crab Dip

Hot Cheesy Bean Dip

Hot Cheesy Bean Dip

Eggplant Dip (Baba Ghanoush)

Eggplant Dip (Baba Ghanouj)

Edamame Avocado Dip

Edamame Dip

Edamame Dip by Simply Recipes

Greek Layer Dip

Greek Layer Dip

Skinny Spinach Artichoke Dip

Skinny Spinach Artichoke Dip from Food.com Photo by Andrew McCaul

Chicken Wings

Wings are the classic messy-finger food for game day. Pair it with your favorite buffalo or ranch dipping sauce and you've got yourself a guaranteed winner. Try one of these fantastic wing recipes and be victorious on game day whether or not your favorite team wins. And don't forget the napkins!

Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings

Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings from Jo Cooks

Slow Cooker Sticky Wings

Slow Cooker Sticky Wings from Tracey's Culinary Adventures

Tabasco Chicken Wings

Tabasco Chicken Wings from Leite's Culinaria

Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

Honey Garlic Chicken Wings from Jo Cooks

Cola Glazed Wings

Cola Glazed Wings from Crumb

Honey Dijon Glazed Boneless Wings

Honey Dijon Glazed Boneless Wings from Rock Recipes

Baked Parmesan Wings

Baked Parmesan Wings from Steamy Kitchen

Red Curry Chicken Wings

Red Curry Chicken Wings from Food52

Jo's Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Jo's Buttermilk Fried Chicken from Jo Cooks

Crispy Oven-Fried Chicken Wings

Crispy Oven-Fried Chicken Wings from Our Best Bites

Chinese Five-Spice Chicken Wings

Chinese Five-Spice Chicken Wings with Creamy Cilantro Sauce

Sweet Soy-Glazed Chicken Wings

Sweet Soy-Glazed Chicken Wings

Sweet Soy-Glazed Chicken Wings by Chowhound

Spicy Sriracha Chicken Wings

Spicy Sriracha Chicken Wings from Leite's Culinaria

Spicy Sriracha Chicken Wings by Leite's Culinaria

Sweet and Spicy Baked Chicken Wings

Sweet and Spicy Baked Chicken Wings from My Baking AddictionCrunchy Lemon Pepper Wings from Food Republic

Crunchy Lemon Pepper Wings by Food Republic

Sweet and Sticky Pomegranate Glazed Chicken Wings

Sweet and Sticky Pomegranate Glazed Chicken Wings from How Sweet It Is

Sweet and Sticky Pomegranate Glazed Chicken Wings by How Sweet It Is

Spicy Chicken Wings with Apple Onion Dip

Spicy Chicken Wings with Apple Onion Dip from A Spicy PerspectiveNando’s Honey Garlic Wings from Pinch My SaltKorean Fried Chicken from Spoon, Fork, Bacon

Korean Fried Chicken by Spoon, Fork, Bacon

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Wings

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Wings from Leite's Culinaria

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Wings by Leite's Culinaria

Sweet and Spicy Ginger Beer Wings

Sweet and Spicy Ginger Beer Wings from Serious Eats

Sweet and Spicy Ginger Beer Wings by Serious Eats

Grilled Maple-Mustard Chicken Wings

Grilled Maple-Mustard Chicken Wings from Chow

Chili

You don't have to wait until next summer's neighborhood chili cook-off to enjoy a bowl of the ultimate comfort food. Oh-so-fragrant, totally delicious chilis like these are just the recipe for keeping cozy all winter long. Serve it in bowls so people can eat it while they crowd in front of the TV, or spooned over a hot dog with the big game as your backdrop. Either way, everyone in the family will love 'em.

30-Minute Chili

30-Minute Chili

Hearty White Chicken Chili

Hearty White Chicken Chili

Cincinnati Chili

Cincinnati Chili

Real Texas Chili Con Carne

Real Texas Chili Con Carne

Chunky Chorizo Chili

Chunky Chorizo Chili

Bacon and Beef Chili with Ancho, Mole, and Cumin

Bacon and Beef Chili with Ancho, Mole, and Cumin

Green Pork Chili

Green Pork Chili

Mild Crock Pot Chili

Mild Crock Pot Chili

Turkey White Chili

Turkey White Chili

Turkey and Pinto Bean Chili

Turkey and Pinto Bean Chili

Chicken Chili with Black Beans & Corn

Chicken Chili with Black Beans and Corn

Salsa Chili

Salsa Chili

Potato Dishes: Chips & Fries

Want to do something more special than opening a bag of chips? Treat your football party guests to homemade chips, or indulge them with some loaded potato skins. And don't forget about sweet potatoes they make for a tasty alternative to your standard potato recipes.

Classic Potato Chips

Potato Chips

Baked Potato Chips

Baked Potato Chips

Microwave Potato Chips

Microwave Potato Chips

Yummy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Yummy Baked Sweet Potato Fries from I Adore Food

Loaded Potato Skins

Loaded Potato Skins

Loaded Sweet-Potato Skins

Loaded Sweet-Potato Skins from Martha Stewart

Chili Cheese Fries

Chili Cheese Fries

Nacho Taters

Nacho Taters

Nachos

Nachos are great for feeding a crowd without a lot of work just assemble and bake. But nachos don't have to be boring! Instead of tortilla chips, use a base of potatoes for Irish nachos, or, wait, is that really bacon being used instead of chips? Diet-friendly options abound as well; avocados make for a healthy-fat version, and cauliflower lets you get the taste of nachos without all the carbs.

Bacon Nachos

Bacon Nachos from Food52

Nacho Potatoes

Nacho Potatoes

Light Nachos

Light Nachos from My Recipes Photo by Quentin Bacon

Irish Nachos

Irish Nachos

Loaded Buffalo Chicken Nachos

Loaded Buffalo Chicken Nachos

Red Lobster Shrimp Nachos

Red Lobster Shrimp Nachos

Addictive & Healthy Paleo Nachos

Addictive & Healthy Paleo Nachos

Vegan Nachos

Vegan Nachos

Keto Avocado Nacho Fries

Keto Avocado Nacho Fries

Cauliflower Nachos

Cauliflower Nachos

Asian Style Nachos

Asian Style Nachos

Meaty Bites: L’il Smokies, Sausages & Meatballs

Sure, if you're fortunate to live someplace where you can fire up the grill in February, then you can't go wrong with burgers and dogs. But perhaps you'd like to cozy up indoors (and spend your time watching the game, not the grill). If that's more your speed, then fire up the slow cooker for some meatballs or try some easy large batch oven-baked sliders for the taste you love made in the warmth of your kitchen.

Classic Corn Dogs And Cheese On A Stick

Classic Corn Dogs And Cheese On A Stick

Spicy-Sweet Bacon-Wrapped Brat Bites

Spicy-Sweet Bacon-Wrapped Brat Bites

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Crock-Pot Cocktail Meatballs

Crock-Pot Cocktail Meatballs

Saucy Asian Meatballs

Saucy Asian Meatballs

Slow Cooker Sweet Spicy Sausage

Slow Cooker Sweet Spicy Sausage

Little Pigs In A Blanket with Crescent Rolls and Smokies

Little Pigs In A Blanket with Crescent Rolls and Smokies

Big-batch Oven-baked Sliders

Sliders

Easy Meatball Sliders

Easy Meatball Sliders

Ham & Cheese Tailgate Sliders

Ham & Cheese Tailgate Sliders

Cheesy Treats

Whether you're serving gooey pizza dip or spicy Mexican-flavored jalapeño poppers with cream cheese, no one will go hungry with one of the filling party recipes. Want something on the lighter side? Try the zucchini quesadillas to scratch that itch for cheese without committing a diet foul.

Fried Macaroni and Cheese Balls

Fried Macaroni and Cheese Balls

Baked Mozzarella Bites

Baked Mozzarella Bites from My Recipes Photo by John Autry

Grilled Cumin-Lime Zucchini Quesadilla

Grilled Cumin-Lime Zucchini Quesadilla from Naturally Ella

Bacon Cheddar Jalapeño Poppers

Bacon Cheddar Jalapeño Poppers from The Kitchn

Bacon-Jalapeño Cheese Ball

Jalapeño Bacon Cheese Ball

Baked Jalapeño Poppers

Baked Jalapeño Poppers

Queso Dip

Queso Blanco Dip

Pizza Dip

Pizza Dip

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