25 Game Day Recipes!

25+ Game Day Recipes including appetizers, meals and desserts. Everything from wings to tacos, pulled pork, sliders, salads, dips and more. Even if you’re not here for the game…you can definitely be here for the food!

Game Day Recipes: Appetizers

Crispy Airfryer Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings

This recipe for Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings is makes the most crispy and delicious chicken wings. Only 3 ingredients and ready in 15 minutes! Perfect for game day parties! GET THE RECIPE HERE

Crispy Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings

Loaded Nachos

These Loaded Nachos are guaranteed to be a hit! Made with tortilla chips, seasoned ground beef, cheese, peppers, black beans, guacamole and more! Perfect for game day…I mean, who doesn’t love nachos?! GET THE RECIPE HERE

Nuts and Bolts

This Easy Nuts and Bolts is a delicious salty and garlicky mixture of cereal, pretzels, nuts and chips!  Makes a big batch and is perfect as a game day snack!  GET THE RECIPE HERE

Maple Bacon Wrapped Smokie

If you’re looking for a party perfect appetizer, these Maple Bacon Wrapped Smokies are it! These popular little bites of deliciousness are always a crowd favourite.

a top down image of a bowl full of maple bacon wrapped smokies.

Classic Cheese Ball

This Classic Cheese Ball is a perfect party appetizer! This delicious no-nut cheese ball recipe is made with cream cheese, old cheddar and a crust of dried apricots, cranberries, bacon and green onion. So good. Serve with crackers. GET THE RECIPE HERE

Classic Cheese Ball

Hot Buffalo Chicken Dip

This Hot Buffalo Chicken (or Turkey) Dip is a spicy, tangy and creamy dip that’s perfect for your game party! Bake it in a sourdough bread bowl and serve it hot, with carrot and celery sticks, and chunks of sourdough bread. Feel free to substitute the turkey with chicken. GET THE RECIPE HERE

Hot Buffalo Dip

Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

These Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Bites are crunchy and delicious!  Cauliflower florets are coated in buffalo hot sauce then tossed in panko bread crumbs before cooking, making them perfectly crunchy!  A perfect party appetizer.  GET THE RECIPE HERE

Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Prime Rib Sliders

Feeling a little fancy? These Prime Rib Sliders with Caramelized Onions and Horseradish Cream are the ultimate, decadent party appetizer! GET THE RECIPE HERE

Prime Rib Sliders

Easy Mexican Tortilla Pinwheels

These Easy Mexican Tortilla Pinwheels are an easy appetizer (kids especially love them)! Delicious, flavourful little bites…with cream cheese, taco spice, peppers, onions, cilantro, salsa and cheese! You can make them a day ahead too. GET THE RECIPE HERE

Easy Mexican Tortilla Pinwheels

Shrimp and Cocktail Sauce

Shrimp and cocktail sauce is a party staple! I like to make this homemade Quick Shrimp Cocktail Sauce and buy the biggest, best cooked shrimp I can find and serve it like this…it’s so much better than those frozen rings from the grocery store.

top down image of a plate of cooked shrimp, lemon wedges and a small bowl of shrimp cocktail sauce

Creamy Corn Dip with Corn Chips

Make this Creamy Corn Dip to enjoy with your favourite corn chips! A creamy, flavourful and super delicious appetizer that’s perfect for game day parties!

a top down image of a bowl filled with creamy corn dip

Cheesy Pull Apart Garlic Bread

This Cheesy Pull Apart Garlic Bread is loaded with cheesy garlicky goodness! Great as an appetizer but also delicious with game day chili! GET THE RECIPE HERE

Cheesy Pull Apart Garlic Bread

Hot Pizza Dip

This Hot Pizza Dip is so creamy and cheesy and pizza saucy…so good. One of the best things though, are all the different combinations you can come up with…our favourite is pepperoni. Nothing better than gooey melted cheese and pizza sauce! GET THE RECIPE HERE

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

These Sweet and Sour Meatballs are a family favourite and are perfect for game day!  Easy to make and can feed a crowd if needed…your guests will love these. GET THE RECIPE HERE

Pimento Cheese Dip

This Pimento Cheese Recipe is ready in 15 minutes!  Made with sharp cheddar, mayonnaise, spices and roasted pimento peppers. It’s creamy, tangy and so delicious. A crowd favourite. GET THE RECIPE HERE

Classic Spinach Dip

A Classic Spinach Dip Recipe made with Knorrs Vegetable Soup Mix. Delicious served in a bread bowl as a dip for fresh vegetables and with chunks of bread. Perfect for parties! GET THE RECIPE HERE

Cheesy Baked Salsa Dip

This Cheesy Baked Salsa Dip is made with the most simple ingredients and is ready in 5 minutes. Serve with tortilla chips, extra sour cream, queso, and sliced avocados. GET THE RECIPE HERE

Cheese Baked Salsa Dip

Loaded Potato Crisps

These Loaded Potato Crisps are crispy, crunchy and cheesy!  Load them up like a baked potato with sour cream and green onion…even add bacon.  Double the recipe to feed a party crowd.  GET THE RECIPE HERE

Loaded Potato Crisps


What’s a party without the guacamole?!  And there’s just nothing better than homemade guacamole.  This Cilantro Garlic & Red Pepper Guacamole is our favourite recipe…it’s so delicious.  Serve with tortilla chips.  GET THE RECIPE HERE

Homemade Guacamole

Cowboy Caviar

Cowboy Caviar is a hearty and delicious appetizer (loaded with beans, corn, peppers, tomatoes, green onion and avocado)!  This recipe feeds a crowd so it’s perfect for your game day party!  Serve it with tortilla chips, fresh salsa and cilantro.  So good.  GET THE RECIPE HERE

Cowboy Caviar

Antipasto Skewers

These Antipasto Skewers are a delicious and easy party appetizer! The ingredient possibilities and flavour combinations are endless, and you can make them ahead of time. We love them with salami, cooked tortellini, olives, mozzarella and grape tomatoes. GET THE RECIPE HERE

Antipasto Skewers

Game Day Party Recipes: Meal Ideas

Beef Chili and Baked Potatoes

A classic recipe for Beef Chili, loaded with beans, spices and loads of delicious flavour! The addition of bacon makes this dish especially tasty! Serve over baked potatoes…it’s also so good served alongside nachos. Make it a day ahead. GET THE RECIPE HERE

Beef Chili and Baked Potatoes

Meatball Subs

This recipe for Easy Meatball Subs can be easily doubled or tripled, making them perfect for a larger crowd or party, especially game day parties! Serve everything buffet style and keep the cooked meatballs and sauce warm in a crockpot and let everyone help themselves.

a top down view of a meatball sub, and small bowls of ingredients

Pepperoni Pizza Sliders

These Easy Pull Apart Pepperoni Pizza Sliders are made with soft buns stuffed full of pepperoni, pizza sauce and ooey gooey cheese, then slathered in delicious garlic butter! This recipe makes a dozen sliders that are baked and ready to serve all at the same time, making them SO great for parties (this recipe is easily doubled or tripled too).

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

This recipe for Pulled Pork and Coleslaw Sandwiches is a favourite! Serve it with coleslaw and dill pickles…delicious! GET THE RECIPE HERE

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Classic Fall-Off-the-Bone Ribs

These Classic Fall-Off-the-Bone Ribs are perfect party food! Made with a simple 4-Ingredient Brown Sugar Rib Spice Rub, these ribs are baked then finished off on the BBQ with your favourite BBQ sauce. GET THE RECIPE HERE

Classic Beef Dip

A delicious and classic beef dip recipe that you can make in your crockpot or slow cooker! Perfect party food. GET THE RECIPE HERE

Classic Beef Dip

Spicy Orange Beef Tacos

Tacos are perfect party food! Try something a little different with these Spicy Orange Beef Tacos…they’re SO delicious and flavourful. Filled with spicy orange marinated grilled beef, fresh lime juice mango salsa, cilantro and roasted peanuts. GET THE RECIPE HERE

Spicy Orange Beef Tacos with Mango Salsa

Baked Turkey Cheddar Ranch Pull-Apart Sliders

These Baked Turkey Cheddar Ranch Pull-Apart Sliders are a perfect party food! Make a big batch in the oven to feed your party crowd. These sliders are made with turkey (you can also use chicken or ham), cooked and crumbled bacon, red onion, shredded cheddar cheese and ranch dressing, all smushed between soft tray buns, then brushed with mustard and butter before baking. So good. GET THE RECIPE HERE

Baked Turkey Cheddar Pull-Apart Sliders

Easy Italian Sandwich

This Easy Italian Sandwich is loaded with Italian meats and cheese, vegetable spread and fresh basil. SO delicious! These sandwiches are made with a French Loaf, so you can easily double the recipe to feed a crowd. And they can be made ahead of time. GET THE RECIPE HERE

Easy Italian Sandwiches

Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup

This Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup is a great game day party recipe! Serve buffet style with all your favourite baked potato toppings like bacon, green onion and cheese. GET THE RECIPE HERE

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Bruschetta Pasta Salad

This Bruschetta Pasta Salad is a great addition to your party table! Loaded with tomatoes, basil, parmesan cheese and noodles. GET THE RECIPE HERE

A serving bowl of Bruschetta Pasta Salad

Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes

Make this simple and delicious Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes recipe for your party…it’s a great make-ahead meal and a crowd pleaser! GET THE RECIPE HERE

Sloppy Joes

More Game Day Food Ideas!

Also remember, that you don’t need to make everything from scratch! Order in pizza, throw together a tray of nachos, buy dips, chips, guac, pop and beer. Serve burgers or hot dogs, buy pre-made pigs in a blanket, serve tiny cocktail sausages  (they are delicious baked in maple syrup), put out a shrimp ring…anything goes for football food!

Game Day Party Recipes: Desserts

Deluxe Chocolate Pudding Cake

This rich and delicious Deluxe Chocolate Pudding Cake will be a hit at your game party! 10 minutes to prepare, 35 minutes to bake then you have an amazing dessert ready to enjoy with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream! GET THE RECIPE HERE

Deluxe Chocolate Pudding Cake

3 Ingredient Strawberry Fruit Fluff Dip

With this 3 Ingredient Strawberry Fluff Fruit Dip, you are just 3 ingredients and 5 minutes away from the most delicious fruit dip you’ve ever had. Great as a dessert party dip!

S’more Cheesecake Dip

This S’more Cheesecake Dip is a delectable dessert made with marshmallows, chocolate and cream cheese. Serve with fruit and graham crackers. GET THE RECIPE HERE

S'more Dip

Pudding in a Pan

This Pudding in a Pan (Sex in a Pan) is a delicious dessert with layers of creamy vanilla and chocolate pudding, soft cream cheese, whipped cream and a shortbread cookie crust. Feeds a crowd. GET THE RECIPE HERE

Pudding in a Pan

I hope you’ve left here with some inspiration and feeling hungry for your next party…whether it’s a Super Bowl Party or any big game!

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Have a delicious day!

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