Still planning your menu for the big game? Look no further than these 85 delicious game-day recipes. From dips and small bites to main dishes and desserts, we’ve got everything you need to throw the best game-day party in town.
I’ve never been super into watching football, despite being a big fan of game-day snacks.
But now that I’m parenting a certified Swiftie and Taylor’s dating The Guy on the Chiefs…well, let’s just say that the big game is a little bit more on my radar than usual this year.
The food is still the most important part of any game-day party, though, if you ask me. I love loading up on a plate full of chips and dips, but will also never say no to a great sandwich or bowl of chili or helping of cheesy potatoes.
Whether you’re planning a party for the big game or are cooking for your family at home, I’ve pulled together 75+ of the best game-day recipes. From dips to mains to sides and desserts, I’ve got you covered for anything you could possibly want to serve.
My favorite thing at any party is a good dip. I could (and have) make a meal from just chips and dip!
Below are some of my very favorite dip recipes that are perfect for game day. From cold dips to hot dips, there’s a little something here for everybody.
Cute and so very poppable, small bites are so much fun to make and eat. Grab your favorite platter or serving board and load it up with some of these small bite recipes!
Sliders & Main Dishes
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with putting out a game-day spread of just dips and small bites. But if you want to round things out and offer your guests more of a full meal, we’ve got options for that!
Sliders are one of my absolute favorite party foods because they can bridge the gap between appetizers and main dishes. But let’s not forget other mains like chili, sandwiches, and even hot chicken.
Salads & Side Dishes
I’ll admit, when we’re talking about game-day recipes, we are probably using the word “salad” loosely. But there’s nothing wrong with a good salad alongside your other sides and game-day snacks! Try these side dishes to help round out your menu for the big game.
It’s not a party without something sweet! These dessert recipes are all totally game-day friendly – easy to make and easy to serve to a crowd. From sweet dips to cookie bars, your friends and family will love these sweet bites.
Don’t forget about drinks when you’re planning your game-day menu! Check out these cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks made for all ages.