65 Game Day Menu Recipes: From Appetizers to Desserts

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Looking for some game day menu inspiration? I’ve got your covered with amazing recipes from dips, finger foods, appetizers, bowl recipes, breads, main dishes, desserts & more!

Back in the day, as early as I can remember, my entire family would gather around the TV every Sunday for a football party.

Naturally, it was my favorite time of the week where we all cheered on the same team, hung out together, laughed, got mad at the refs, and had an excuse to eat for 3 hours straight.

As always, game day was always full of fun!

Game Day Menu Recipes

65 Best Game Day Food Recipes: From Appetizers to Desserts

There’s always a big game, whether it’s the NFL playoffs, the Super Bowl, the World Series, the Olympics, NASCAR, the World Cup, the NBA Finals, The Masters, Wimbledon….

And it doesn’t even have to be the biggest game day of the year.

Really, all you need is a game, family, and friends, and you have yourself an excuse to pull out your game day menu recipe arsenal and serve up some tasty fare.

Why are game days so important?

Here’s a great article on Why Sports Fans Are Sports Fans, “Sports bonds you to other people”.

Cesar Chavez quote

So I decided to hit up my blogger friends, who are the best of the best when it comes to recipes, and put together a smorgasbord of game day menu options.

What Is Game Day Food?

Game Day food is food for a crowd that you can make a lot of and that people can easily eat sitting while around the TV.

In this case, I received such a tremendous response that I divided it into food categories.

Because I couldn’t fit all of the pictures into collages for some of the categories, make sure to read each item on each list of recipes.

The pictured recipes are listed first and then the recipes I couldn’t fit in collages are listed after.

In addition, I’ve included the links to each recipe so you can just click and print!

Party Dips

Game Day Menu

  1. Cowboy Caviar: Housewives of Frederick County
  2. Cheesy Kale & Artichoke Dip: Ann’s Entitled Life
  3. Warm Blue Cheese Dip: Thrifty Jinxy
  4. Mexican Fiesta Black Bean Hummus: Two Healthy Kitchens
  5. Easy Cheesy Pizza Dip: Cincy Shopper
  6. Kickin’ Corn Off the Cob Dip: Ann’s Entitled Life
  7. Creamy Bacon Dip: Savvy Saving Couple
  8. Bacon, Cheese, & Mushroom Chick-Fil-A Chicken Nuggets: Housewives of Frederick County
  9. Copycat Fritos Bean Dip: Thrifty Jinxy
  10. Cheesy Hot Bean Dip: Thrifty Jinxy
  11. Cheesy Jalapeno Dip: Andrea’s Notebook
  12. Beefy Taco Dip: Mom vs The Boys
  13. Easy Chile Relleno Dip: Farm Fresh Feasts
  14. Baked Artichoke & Arugula Dip: Farm Fresh Feasts
  15. Bacon Cheeseburger Tomato Jam Dip: Farm Fresh Feasts
  16. Buffalo Butternut Squash Hummus: Farm Fresh Feasts
  17. Cincinnati Skyline Chili Dip: My Heavenly Recipes
  18. Chunky Lime Salsa: My Heavenly Recipes
  19. The Only Guacamole Recipe You’ll Ever Need: My Heavenly Recipes
  20. Sausage Dip Packed with Veggies: My Heavenly Recipes
  21. Eggplant Spinach & White Bean Dip with Homemade Cheddar Crackers: Caroline’s Cooking
  22. Cowboy Caviar: Spicy Black Bean, Corn, & Fresh Tomato Salsa: The Jenny Evolution

Game Day Menu: Finger Foods

Game Day Menu

  1. Loaded BBQ Chicken Sweet Potato Fries: Housewives of Frederick County
  2. Bacon Cheeseburger Eggrolls: Ally’s Sweet & Savory Eats
  3. Grey Poupon Ham & Cheese Rollups: My Heavenly Recipes
  4. Beer Battered French Fries: Living Sweet Moments
  5. Fried Macaroni & Cheese Bites: Thrifty Jinxy
  6. Slow Cooker Party Meatballs: Cincy Shopper
  7. Fried Cheese Stuffed Doritos: Thrifty Jinxy
  8. Kicked Up Snack Mix: Thrifty Jinxy
  9. Baked Brie Bites with Pecans & Brown Sugar: Housewives of Frederick County
  10. Mozzarella Stick Caprese Bites: Thrifty Jinxy
  11. Cuban Sandwich Bites: Thrifty Jinxy
  12. Stuffed Mushrooms, Jimmy Dean Style: Housewives of Frederick County
  13. Feta, Pepper, & Spinach Cups: Happy Deal Happy Day
  14. Mildly-Thai Salmon Cakes: Caroline’s Cooking
  15. Homemade Olive Crackers: Lavende & Lemonade
  16. Chili Cornbread Cups: Lavende & Lemonade

Bowl Recipes For a Crowd

Game Day Menu

  1. Crock-Pot Crazy Pineapple Chili: Two Healthy Kitchens
  2. Better For You Chicken Burrito Bowl Recipe: Savvy Saving Couple
  3. Garlic Lime Shrimp Recipe: Savvy Saving Couple
  4. Tangy, Baked Honey Lime Chicken: Savvy Saving Couple
  5. Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili: Farm Fresh Feasts

Delicious Bread Appetizer Recipes

Game Day Menu

  1. Easy Pepperoni Bread: Two Healthy Kitchens
  2. Roasted Red Pepper Bruschetta: Happy Deal Happy Day
  3. Cheesy Bacon Pull Apart Bread: Living Sweet Moments

Game Day Menu: Main Dishes

Football food

  1. Football Shaped Meatloaf: Thrifty Jinxy
  2. Honey Chipotle Wings: Cincy Shopper
  3. Ham & Swiss Sliders: Cincy Shopper
  4. Easy Crockpot BBQ Pulled Chicken: The Jenny Evolution
  5. Pretzel Roll Sliders: Farm Fresh Feasts
  6. Sweet Mango Barbecue Chicken Wings: Mom vs The Boys
  7. Adobo Pulled Pork Sandwiches: My Heavenly Recipes
  8. Slow Cooker Beer & Brown Sugar Chicken Sliders: Lilacs & Lace

Game Day Menu: Nachos & Tacos

Nachos and Tacos Recipes

  1. Baked Buffalo Chicken Nachos: Two Healthy Kitchens
  2. Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken for Tacos & Taquitos: Caroline’s Cooking
  3. Salmon Tacos: Caroline’s Cooking
  4. Roasted Sweet Potato Nachos: Farm Fresh Feasts
  5. Tater Tot Nachos: My Heavenly Recipes
  6. Taco Bites: Gator Mommy Reviews
  7. Make Your Own Layered Taco Dip Bar: Farm Fresh Feasts

Game Day Desserts

Game Day Menu

  1. Hershey Kiss Pretzels: My Heavenly Recipes
  2. Snickers Rice Krispy Treat Football: Thrifty Jinxy
  3. Football Snickers Brownies: Thrifty Jinxy

And last but not least, JELLO SHOTS!  Just use jello in the colors of your favorite sports team!

Ours is the Washington Football Team!

football team jello shooters

This list of game day menu recipes is really all you need to have yourself an enjoyable, and filling, game day with your friends and family!

Do you have any trusty game day recipes that are a must-have for your gathering?

If so, please let us know in the comments!

Because you can’t have too many good recipes!


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Easy Old Bay Crab Dip

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2 thoughts on “65 Game Day Menu Recipes: From Appetizers to Desserts”

  1. You have got to be kidding me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! These are awesome looking/sounding and I’m going to be trying A LOT of them!!!

    Thank you so much!!!


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