12 Easy Game Day Recipes January 23, 2019
Doesn’t matter which side you’re on. Everyone will be rooting for these simple game day recipes.
We scoured through the archives to round up 12 of the heartiest snacks to feed a game day-sized crowd — from hummus to salsa, guac to chili, popcorn to cheese boards.
1. Hummus Football
We cordially invite you to double dip deep into this creamy and colorful football bowl — a combo of green pea hummus and turmeric hummus. Get the recipes here.
2. Cauliflower Buffalo “Wings”
We know, we know — cauliflower and buffalo may seem like an unusual pairing, but take a bite and you’ll be convinced that this creative twist on the indulgent classic deserves a spot in your roundup. Get the recipe here.
3. The Ultimate Cheese Platter
If appetizers were looking to elect a spokesperson, we’d nominate cheese. Just look at this spread. You can’t go wrong with marinated olives, fig spread or tapenade, blanched almonds, crackers, breadsticks, grapes, dried apricots, dried meats, and a mix of hard and soft cheeses.
4. Guacamole 4 Ways
Get your tortilla chips ready, friends. The game is long and these four guac recipes have your name written all over them. First up, the classic. Then one with fragrant basil and juicy roasted tomatoes. A third with bacon (yes, bacon). And last but not least, a creamy version doctored up with gut-lovin’ Greek yogurt. Do your taste buds a favor and try ’em all — you can find the recipes here.
5. Guacamole Deviled Eggs
When guacamole and deviled eggs join forces, the result is a delicious, protein-packed, crowd-pleasing force to be reckoned with. Get the recipe here.
6. Game-Day Beef Chili
Looking for something a little heartier to fuel you through 3+ hours of cheering and commercial watching? This jam-packed beef chili is it. Bonus points for the fact that it has an NFL player’s seal of approval! Get the recipe here.
7. Endive Tuna Boats
Once we conquered the tuna and veggie filling, only one question remained: what to put it on? Crackers? Too small. Toast? Too high of a risk tuna would fall off en route from plate to mouth. But then it dawned on us. Endives. They’re sturdy enough to support the filling and curve slightly upward to hold everything in. An “aha” moment for sure. Get the recipe here.
8. Flavored Popcorn
Whether you’re craving something sweet or leaning towards team savory, these four popcorn recipes won’t disappoint. There’s cinnamon sugar, matcha, salted dark chocolate, and salted caramel. If it were up to us, we’d make ’em all — odds are they’ll be gone by halftime. Get the recipes here.
9. Salsa 5 Ways
Chips are to salsa what eggs are to toast, or peanut butter to jelly. They’re made for each other. So during the big game, celebrate one of the most delicious dynamic duos of all time with these five souped up salsa recipes — fire roasted, poblano pineapple, creamy corn, and kiwi avocado. Get the recipes here.
10. Sweet and Savory Slab Pie
Don’t let the name fool you. A slab pie is nothing more than a shallow pie made in a rectangular, rimmed baking sheet. In other words, pie’s bigger and better cousin fit to feed a rowdy crowd. Get the recipes for a tomato ricotta and orange almond versions here.
11. Roasted Chickpea Poppers
You haven’t tasted chickpeas until you’ve tried them roasted, and with these simple tricks you’ll achieve crispy and slightly crunchy perfection for game day. Get the recipe here.
12. Build-Your-Own Food Bar
Originally dreamed up for picky eaters, the build-your-own food bar concept is perfect for adult crowds, too. Taco bar, flatbread bar, salad bar, pasta bar — we’ve got it all. Get the “recipes” here.
Feelin’ like pizza’s more your jam? Go Greek with this feta – olives – ham – red onion masterpiece.
Bonus Recipe: Loaded Potato Skins 2 Ways
Perhaps as beautiful as they are delicious, these hearty treats are a crowd-favorite every time. And they come in two varieties to match your mood.
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