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Game Day Food Perfect for Football Season

Keep your eyes on the game and your belly full
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Whether you’re playing armchair quarterback for your state’s favorite NFL team on a Sunday night or showing your school spirit on a Saturday afternoon, game day is a good day. It’s made even better by a bountiful array of salty, cheesy, meaty, tasty offerings. If you’d rather keep your head in the game than figure out what you are going to be serving up to your fellow fans, here are game day recipes that are sure to please.

Idaho Potato Skins

Idaho Potato Skins
Courtesy of Idaho Potato Commission

There are many amazing ways to cook a potato, but scooping out the middles and filling them with cheese, sour cream and bacon certainly ranks among the top for a game day feast.
 
For the Idaho Potato Skins recipe, click here.

Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip

Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip
Courtesy of Tasty Ever After

This easy chicken recipe goes with game day like peas go with carrots, like peanut butter goes with jelly or like Buffalo sauce goes with chicken.
 
For the Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe, click here.

Philly Cheesesteak Dip

Philly Cheesesteak Dip
Courtesy of McCormick

This take on an iconic food out of Philadelphia doesn’t have to be reserved for Eagles fans. Hollow out a loaf of bread and add roast beef, chopped green peppers and onions for a delicious appetizer.

For the Philly Cheesesteak Dip recipe, click here.

Tofu Buffalo Wings

Tofu Buffalo Wings
Courtesy of House Foods

You can enjoy Buffalo flavor without the chicken. This spicy vegetarian snack is full of classic game day flavor minus the meat. 

For the Tofu Buffalo Wings recipe, click here.

Pretzel Bites with Spicy Cheddar Dip

Pretzel Bites with Spicy Cheddar Dip
Courtesy of Blue Apron

Soft warm pretzels are super satisfying, and paired with this spicy cheddar dip, they pack a little heat. 

For the Pretzel Bites with Spicy Cheddar Dip recipe, click here. 

 

Freezer Friendly Chicken Wings

Freezer Friendly Chicken Wings
Courtesy of Happy Money Saver

Take the stress out of game day by choosing a recipe you can make ahead and freeze. These wings are perfect for just that. 

For the Freezer Friendly Chicken Wings recipe, click here.

Cheeseburger Dip

Cheeseburger Dip
Courtesy of Ready Set Eat

There are tons of great ways to make a burger, but for game day, you want something fast and filling, but not so filling that you don’t get to taste everything else set out. This dip fits the bill.

For the Cheeseburger Dip recipe, click here.

Everything Bagel Pigs in a Blanket

Everything Bagel Pigs in a Blanket
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These bite-sized retro snacks are sure to liven up a game day spread. 

For the Everything Bagel Pigs in a Blanket recipe, click here.

Black Bean Salsa

Black Bean Salsa
Courtesy of Tasty Ever After

This fantastic Mexican recipe is both light and tasty. Beans, onions, tomatoes, peppers and spices come together to make a dip that is gluten free, vegan and crowd-pleasing. 

For the Black Bean Salsa recipe, click here.

Slow Cooker Porcupine Meatballs in a Tangy Sauce

Slow Cooker Porcupine Meatballs in a Tangy Sauce
Courtesy of The Magical Slow Cooker

You can use pantry staples for the majority of this dish that blends ketchup, brown sugar, barbecue sauce and vinegar for the perfect meatball marinade.

For the Slow Cooker Porcupine Meatballs in a Tangy Sauce recipe, click here.

Mexican-Style Beef Sausage Nachos

Mexican-Style Beef Sausage Nachos
Courtesy of Beef. It's What's for Dinner.

Replicate an amazing game day experience with this stadium food staple. These nachos are loaded with Mexican-style beef sausage, chiles, cheese, tomatoes and whatever garnishes your heart desires.

For the Mexican-Style Beef Sausage Nachos recipe, click here.

Chicago-Style Hot Dogs

Courtesy of Megan Marlowe of Strawberry Blondie Kitchen

Bears fans are already going to know about this Chicago-style hot dog recipe, but why should Illinois have all the fun? This recipe will help you load up your dog the Chicago way. 

For the Chicago-Style Hot Dogs recipe, click here.

Loaded Taco Fries

Loaded Taco Fries
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Who doesn’t love a good mashup? Take two delicious foods and combine them into one with this french fry recipe that will make you wonder why you haven’t thought to turn them into a nacho hybrid before.

For the Loaded Taco Fries recipe, click here.

Chipotle Guacamole

Chipotle Guacamole
Courtesy of Chipotle

Want to make your favorite fast food appetizers at home? There are plenty of copycat recipes out there, but this Chipotle guac recipe is the real deal and perfect for munching in between quarters. 

For the Chipotle Guacamole recipe, click here.

Crispy Curry Coconut Shrimp

Crispy Curry Coconut Shrimp
Courtesy of Eggland's Best

Seafood doesn’t have to only be served at the best seafood shacks. Serve an unexpected game day appetizer with these delicately breaded coconut shrimp.

For the Crispy Curry Coconut Shrimp recipe, click here.

Cheesehead Sliders

Cheesehead Sliders
Courtesy of Beef - It's What's For Dinner

You don’t have to head to Green Bay to be a cheesehead, you just need this slider recipe that features beer, beef and, of course, cheese. Go Pack, go.

For the Cheesehead Sliders recipe, click here.

Pulled Pork Sliders

Pulled Pork Sliders
Courtesy of Happy Money Saver

Sliders come in a plethora of varieties, so if you aren’t on board for your typical beef burger, maybe the barbecue staple of pulled pork will be more up your alley. 

For the Pulled Pork Sliders recipe, click here.

Outrageous Barbecued Nachos

Outrageous Barbecued Nachos
Courtesy of Virgil's Real BBQ

Another mashup too good to ignore is barbecue nachos. Trade your traditional Mexican toppings on your nachos for some barbecued goodness. 

For the Outrageous Barbecued Nachos recipe, click here.

Taco Snack Mix

Taco Snack Mix
Courtesy of McCormick

Want something for game day that’s as easy to make as it is to eat? This snack mix is for you. The mix of Chex cereal, Goldfish crackers and taco seasoning will also make a delightful snack in your kid’s lunches

For the Taco Snack Mix recipe, click here

Korean BBQ Wings

Korean BBQ Wings
Courtesy of McCormick

Wings don’t have to be Buffalo — try this Korean barbecue version to mix it up, or try one of our other best wing recipes right here

For the Korean BBQ Wings recipe, click here.

Chocolate Cookie Pizza

Chocolate Cookie Pizza
Courtesy of Betty Crocker

Game days can get long, and by the end of the fourth quarter, you may need a sweet treat. This cookie pizza topped with nuts and your favorite chocolate candy will hit the spot.

For the Chocolate Cookie Pizza recipe, click here.

Dallas Cowboys Lay’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Dallas Cowboys Lay’s Chocolate Chip Cookies
Courtesy of Frito-Lay

Want to cheer on the Dallas Cowboys? Gear up, flip on the game, pop in a batch of the team’s namesake cookies and you’ll feel like you’re at Jerry World — blue and silver pom-poms not included. If you're looking for sweet treats inspired by your state, here are regional desserts you need to try.

For the Dallas Cowboys Lay’s Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe, click here.

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