Game day isn't all about watching sports on the TV right? Isn't it equally about the delicious finger foods, chips, dips, and general snacking that takes place? At least for any partygoers or hosts who aren't into sports year round, that might be the case! Everyone seems to love throwing parties for the “big” games of any season with beer and plenty of classic game-watching fare like wings, nachos, and dips making all making an appearance.
We reached out to Culinary Content Network of food bloggers and asked them which recipes they turn to for game day. From tasty Buffalo phyllo bites and the best guacamole to sticky pork belly burnt ends and chocolate and peanut butter layer bars, we wanted to make (and more importantly eat) every one of these recipes. These snacks are delightful takes on traditional game day food with a few surprises along the way to change things up a bit. Scroll down to discover 12 mouthwatering game day snacks.
Who doesn’t love a big bowl of cheesy jalapeño enchilada goodness? This recipe from Souffle Bombay is not just delicious, it’s also easy to make so you won’t miss a second of game time!
The Kitchen Prep Blog
These tasty Buffalo bites from The Kitchen Prep Blog are crispy and light, thanks to their flaky phyllo crust. They are also super easy to eat and won't result in any messy fingers!
Serve this classic game-day dip by Evs Eats in a wonderful, crusty bread bowl to make it even more special! A cheesy dip in a bowl of bread? Who could possibly resist?!
Cherry On My Sundae
Combine multiple comfort foods in this recipe by Cherry On My Sundae and indulge with these cheesy, chili-covered tater tots. It might not be a mess-free snack, but it is certainly delicious!
Tasty Ever After
This spicy artichoke dip by Tasty Ever After is inspired by the much-loved Trader Joe's dip. Make your own and enjoy this dip full of artichokes, jalapeños and pepper jack cheese!
This Is How I Cook
There are usually so many savory, cheesy, and spicy options to turn to when watching a major sporting event — but what if after all that savory food, you're craving something sweet? A palate cleanser, if you will! These tasty bars from This Is How I Cook are just the thing— after all, who could say no to chocolate and peanut butter?
Feed Your Soul 2
This creative spin on jalapeño poppers by Feed Your Soul 2 is a fun appetizer that is easy to make and tastes great!
Moore or Less Cooking
Melted cheese, bacon, ham, and green onion all wrapped together in one delicious bread cocoon? Yes please! Serve this divine by Moore or Less Cooking warm — and then pat yourself on the back for choosing to make this recipe.
The View From Great Island
For something a little bit different that’s oh so special, try these Middle Eastern 'nachos' by The View From Great Island that use pita bread instead of tortilla chips and delicious ingredients like cumin with chickpeas, Greek yogurt, and garlic (to name a few).
For something savory, sticky and totally delicious, try these burnt ends by Vindulge. They're smoky, meltingly tender, and perfectly bite-sized!
No game-day roundup would be complete without a guacamole recipe, right? This recipe from Accidental Locavore might be the best you've ever had, so why wait? Make this immediately! For more game day essentials, if you are short on time, turn to your multi-cooker to take some of the effort out of your snack-making with these Instant Pot recipes for game day.