36+ Addictive Game Day Recipes (for 2024)

If you’re looking for some creative Game Day Recipes for your 2024 game day gathering, I’ve compiled our favorite 36+ recipes. All of these game day favorites are easy to make and guaranteed to win over your audience for the big game! 

Game Day Recipes

Spicy Italian Sausage Dip

Spicy Italian Sausage Dip is so easy to make for football parties, game nights, cookouts, or any gathering with family and friends. This dip is warm, cheesy, and creamy with tangy kicks of heat from the banana peppers.

My favorite part about this sausage dip is that it only needs 10 minutes of prep work. Plus it’s so easy to make the day ahead, which is really ideal if you have a big menu or busy schedule. Serve this delicious cozy dip with tortilla chips or my favorite, garlic buttered toasted baguette slices.

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Fried Chicken Street Corn Taco

Fried Chicken Street Corn Tacos with bacon and a creamy jalapeño lime ranch. These fried chicken tacos are dripping in flavors that will overwhelm you! Not only is the chicken perfectly seasoned and crunchy, the street corn is crunchy and so addictive. Then you add the creamy, spicy, tangy sauce on top – you’ll be in an absolute heaven!

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Chicken Egg Rolls 

Super flavorful egg rolls stuffed with flavorful crunchy veggies and tender chicken that are deep fried to perfection. Paired with super tangy homemade sweet and sour sauce. We often enjoyed this at Christmas as my family had the tradition of preparing an asian feast every Christmas Eve.

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Jalapeño Popper Pigs in a Blanket

Jalapeño popper pigs in a blanket combine the classic jalapeno popper appetizer recipe and little smokies in a delicious and spicy snack perfect for parties, potlucks, family gatherings, and, of course, game day!

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Garlic Parmesan Chicken Skewers

Looking to steal the spotlight at your next game day gathering? These garlic parmesan chicken skewers are the perfect party appetizer or equally amazing for an easy weekday dinner and they’re bound to be one of the best chicken dishes you’ve ever had! Basted throughout the cooking process, these garlic parmesan chicken skewers are so tender they just fall right off the skewers.

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Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites

These little pretzel bites are fun to make at home and are great for parties and game day! 

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Jalapeno Popper Bacon Dip

Your new favorite go-to appetizer for game day, Bacon Jalapeno Popper Dip is decadently creamy, cheesy, and chock-full of peppers and smoky bacon. This dip steals the show at football parties, holiday gatherings, pot lucks, or any event you bring it to. I always get asked for the recipe! 

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Parmesan Candied Bacon Crackers

Candied Bacon Crackers are a simple and easy idea that is hard to beat for party appetizers. These are the perfect bite-sized poppable snack for the holidays and game days. 

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Alabama White BBQ Chicken Sliders

Looking for a delicious and easy slider to serve at your next gathering that’s different from the norm? These Alabama White Chicken Sliders are perfectly seasoned and smothered in a zingy white barbecue sauce, then topped with pickles and shredded lettuce.

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Cowboy Butter Steak Sliders

Looking for an impressive slider to make for your friends and family on the grill for Football Sunday? These Cowboy Butter Steak Sliders are the perfect choice, the cowboy butter is full of deliciously fresh flavors like lemon juice and zest, fresh parsley, thyme, chives, and garlic with a kick of heat. Once you try this cowboy butter, I assure you will want to smother it over everything you make! 🙂

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Fluff

Reese’s Peanut Butter Fluff is an easy and delicious dip or dessert that can be made in just 5 minutes and is perfect for family gatherings, BBQs or game day. Serve with fresh fruit or go all in with chocolate graham crackers and peanut butter cookies as dippers. You can’t go wrong either way.

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Meat Lover’s Pizza Dip

Layers of spicy Italian sausage, cupping pepperoni, fresh mozzarella and ricotta make this desconstructed pizza dip a crowd favorite at your next football party.

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Italian Sausage Flaky Rolls

Easy, filling and perfect for parties these Sausage Rolls are savory, meaty and full of just the right amount of spices that they are a hit among party guests!

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Chuy’s Copycat Creamy Jalapeno 

Move over salsa, queso, and guac. Creamy Jalapeno is all you are ever going to need with your chips and margs. This stuff is SO addictively good, get ready to be uncomfortably full from the shameful amount of creamy jalapeno and chips you’ll consume – no joke! This is the BEST Chuy’s Creamy Jalapeno copycat recipe and it is one to keep in your recipe arsenal.

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Cajun Shrimp Deviled Eggs

These are a a crispy and creamy appetizer bursting with so much flavor, a cajun-seasoned yolk filling with crispy fried shrimp tossed in a sweet and spicy sauce. You have to add this to your appetizer line-up.

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Cheeseburger Tots

Cheeseburger Tots are tater tot bites filled with cheeseburger and topped with a special sauce. An easy tater tot recipe for your upcoming super bowl party!

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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites

We’ve turned our favorite appetizer – jalapeño poppers – into an indulgent cheesy hot dip loaded with crispy bacon and lots of gooey cheese. It’s the perfect balance of creaminess and spice and gives you an excuse to invite company over just to serve this.

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Honey Mustard Chicken BLT Sliders

These blackened chicken BLT sliders with golden honey mustard are the perfect handheld snack for gatherings, game day parties, cookouts, pool side, you name it! These are a crowd favorite and super easy to make.

It starts with toasted slider buns topped with juicy pan seared blackened chicken. Then they are piled high with bacon, lettuce, tomato and drizzled with honey mustard and mayo. To finish them off, the tops of the buns are smothered in garlic butter.

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Loaded Baked Potato Slices

These Loaded Baked Potato Slices are perfectly tender and topped with smoky crisp bacon, green onions, and plenty of sharp cheddar. Easy to prepare and so much better than potato skins. These potato rounds are a fun handheld, dippable appetizer that is perfect for game day. These will be your new favorite go-to for Super Bowl, entertaining, whenever fingers foods are needed.

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Crispy Mini Garlic Buffalo Chicken Tacos

Crispy pan fried mini tacos are such a fun handheld appetizer, and who doesn’t love a miniature version of their favorite food? These garlic buffalo chicken tacos are perfect for feeding a crowd or an easy weeknight dinner for the family. 

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Butterfinger Puppy Chow

This easy puppy chow recipe (muddy buddies recipe) is full of chocolate, peanut butter, and both Butterfinger Fun-Size Candy Bars and Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cup Minis! This easy Butterfinger Puppy Chow (aka Butterfinger Muddy Buddies) is the best party snack around! A perfect fall dessert recipe!

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Buffalo Chicken Stuffed French Bread

Mega flavorful Buffalo Chicken Dip-Stuffed French Bread is your favorite creamy, cheesy, decadent dip baked right into the loaf with three cheeses all topped with crispy bacon!  Crazy delicious EASY crowd pleasing appetizer perfect for parties or game day!  Everyone will be begging you to make this!  

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Caramelized Onion & Bacon Dip

This smoky and creamy caramelized onion and bacon dip will knock you off your feet! It’s the perfect dip for your next gathering. Serve it with your favorite potato chips for an appetizer that your friends and family won’t be able to stop eating.

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Mini Deep Dish Pizzas

These Mini Deep Dish Pizzas are smothered in garlic butter and parmesan and they are so easy make. They are super versatile, and great for kids, college students, or just easy football food that’ll please even the pickiest eaters.

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Jalapeño Popper Bites

Easy Jalapeño popper bites are sure to be the hit of your football party! This extra delicious appetizer is creamy, cheesy, spicy, bite-sized and did I mention loaded with bacon??

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M&M Brownie Batter Dip

M&Ms Brownie Batter Dip is a rich and delicious dessert dip! It starts with boxed brownie mix so it’s quick and easy. Dip fresh fruit or graham crackers!

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Chicken Bacon Ranch Sliders

Blackened chicken is pan grilled to tender juicy perfection then piled high with crisp, smoky bacon, lettuce, tomato and red onion all drizzled in ranch dressing and sandwiched between sweet King’s Hawaiian slider buns smothered in garlic parmesan butter.

These chicken bacon ranch sliders are a must for your next game day gathering! 

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Spinach Dip Crescent Bites

Next up for our favorite game day recipe, it’s the deliciousness of everybody’s favorite dip baked between flaky layers of crescent rolls. It’s easy to serve, easy to eat Spinach Dip Crescent Bites.  They’re just perfect for any party menu.

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5 Minute Reese’s Snack Mix

Fewer things are better that a sweet and salty snack for your football party. 5 Minute Reese’s Snack Mix is loaded with pretzels, peanuts, chocolate and peanut butter chips, mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups  and Reese’s Pieces!

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Caramel Apple Dip

Caramel apple dip is a 5-ingredient whipped creamy dessert dip that just takes a few ingredients and couldn’t be easier to make. This dip is then smothered in a thick layer of thick decadent caramel sauce and topped off with toffee chunks.

You can serve this dip with seasonal farm fresh apples, graham crackers, or vanilla wafer cookies.

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Crispy Honey Chili Potatoes

Crispy Honey Chili Potatoes are a super addictive snack – fried chilli potato fingers are tossed in a sesame honey chili sauce that’s sweet and spicy and will give you sticky fingers that you’ll be licking clean!

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Brisket Street Corn Tacos

These shredded beef brisket tacos are dripping in flavors that will overwhelm you! Not only is the beef juicy and tender, the street corn is crunchy and so addictive. Then you add the creamy, spicy, tangy sauce on top – you’ll be in an absolute heaven!

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Buffalo Chicken Sliders

These are the perfect snacking sandwich.  These tangy and spicy buffalo chicken sliders are the perfect appetizer that will disappear in seconds for your football party.

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Crispy Rattlesnake Bites

Looking for a game day recipe everyone will love? Say less. Rattlesnake Bites Texas Roadhouse Recipe:Ultra crispy on the outside with melty cheese and spicy jalapeños on the inside. One of the best bites you’ll ever put in your mouth.

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Cowboy Velveeta Queso 

Get game day ready with this Velveeta Queso is loaded with smooth Velveeta and everything a Cowboy dreams of, including Beef, Beer, Black Beans, and more.

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Homemade Nacho Cheese Sauce

Make this easy Nacho Cheese Sauce at home with a variety of cheese options, including Velveeta, cheddar, Monterey Jack, and more. Learn my secret trick that makes this the BEST Nacho Cheese Sauce recipe you’ll find. This will surely be one of your family’s favorite game day recipes!

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Beer Cheese Sloppy Joes

Perhaps one of my favorite game day recipes are these Beer Cheese Sloppy Joe Recipe is a unique twist on a family favorite. A cross between a Sloppy Joe and a Loose Meat Sandwich, the meat is infused with Lager Beer then piled hight on a pretzel bun. The finishing touch is a generous topping of gooey Beer Cheese Sauce! Perfect for family dinner or game day grub.

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Popeye’s Spicy Chicken Sliders

A mini slider version of the famous Popeye’s Spicy Chicken sandwiches that are perfect for serving a crowd! These mini sandwiches are spicy, smoky and the chicken is super juicy with the crispiest crunch. And that pickle just adds the perfect tang to balance out the creamy spicy mayo. 

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Hot Lemon Pepper Chicken Skewers

Hot lemon pepper chicken skewers. Hot lemon pepper is an Atlanta staple chicken wing flavor. We are using this delicious tangy, spicy and zesty homemade sauce on air fryer chicken tenders that are so juicy they just fall apart.

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Air Fried Chicken Alfredo Calzones

Garlicky homemade alfredo sauce oozes out of these crisp, buttery and pillow-soft air fryer calzones. 

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Elote Queso

Chip-dippers unite for this ultimate game day recipes! This elote queso is creamy, cheesy, full of delicious pops of sweet corn,  juicy lime, and a kick of tangy hot sauce. This street corn elote queso has become a staple in our home for Taco Tuesdays, game day food, Super Bowl parties, Cinco de Mayo, etc.

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McDonald’s Spicy Chicken Nuggets

Battered up in a crispy tempura batter and seasoned to the high heavens. These nuggets are incredibly juicy and bursting with so much spicy flavor it will make you weep (in a good way!). Then you dunk them in this homemade Mighty Hot Sauce – wowza! It’s fruity, spicy, creamy and utterly addictive.

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Hot Lemon Pepper Ranch Chicken Tenders

Air Fried Chicken Tenders are smothered in a homemade hot lemon pepper ranch sauce that’s sweet, tangy, and herby with a kick of heat. My air frying process makes your chicken so melt-in-your-mouth juicy and tender that it just breaks apart with little effort. 

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Slow Cooker Little Smokies

This easy and addictive little smokies recipe is made even simpler thanks to the Crockpot and is perfect for game days and parties.

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Garlic Parmesan Air Fried Chicken Wings

Talk about one of the most ultimate game day recipes, these Air Fried Chicken Wings are so easy to prepare and you don’t have to deal with grease and deep frying. You and your family and guests are guaranteed to fall in love. 

Extremely crispy chicken wings that are made super easy in the air fryer without any deep frying – These wings should not be this good!

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Loaded Potato Skins

Everyone, including the pickiest eater, absolutely loves these potatoes. Who doesn’t love melted cheddar cheese and crispy, crumbled bacon? They’re so easy to make. Serve them as an appetizer for a party or as a side dish. They’re excellent for Super Bowl Sunday too!

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Turkey & Gouda Rolls

Turkey gouda party rolls with honey mustard glaze will be a massive hit at your football party! Quick and easy with a simple make-ahead option. Perfect for parties, game day, lunch, and using up leftover turkey, too.

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