Game Day Eats Round-up

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The 🏈 Big Game 🏈 is coming up! Whether you’re watching to cheer on your team or are just tuning in for the halftime show, one thing I know is that you’re gonna want a spread of delicious game day eats.

I’ve rounded up some of my favorites to help make your party planning a bit easier. Whether you prefer dips or skewers, or maybe sliders or chili, there’s a little bit of everything (even including sweets!).

If you make one of these, let me know in the recipe’s comment section. I love seeing what you make!

Crowd Favorites

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Cuban Sliders
These small but mighty Cuban Sliders feature a perfect marriage of tender pulled pork, savory ham, Swiss cheese that melts to creamy perfection, mustard, and zesty dill pickles. Nestled between soft slider buns, these sliders take all of the components of a Cuban sandwich and pack it into a convenient and delicious slider form; you're going to love them!
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sheet pan with quesadillas cut into squares topped with avocado and jalapeno with two bowls of sauce and salsa
Sheet Pan Quesadillas
These Sheet Pan Quesadillas are filled with corn, black beans, bell peppers, seasonings, plenty of cheese and a delicious spicy quesadilla sauce. They are so fun to make and best served with all of your favorite toppings!
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Cheeseburger Sliders
These easy and delicious ground beef Cheeseburger Sliders are a perfect party appetizer or for your next game day gathering. Made with simple ingredients and served with the best burger sauce! Get ready to double the recipe because just 12 sliders go FAST!
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Our Favorite Sheet Pan Pizza
This Sheet Pan Pizza is perfect for a family night pizza night or even serving a crowd. The homemade, thick, crisp, and chewy crust takes this recipe to the next level and you can add all of your favorite toppings. Baked right on your sheet pan with no fuss of using pizza ovens or baking steels. Get ready to fall in love with this scratch-made pizza!
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Jalapeño Popper Cheese Football
This Jalapeño Popper Cheese Ball (err, football) is such a fun party appetizer and festive for game day! It’s SUPER easy to make, filled with cream cheese, green onions, bacon and of course some spicy jalapeños.
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Sheet Pan Buffalo Chicken Sliders
My Sheet Pan Buffalo Chicken Sliders are made with shredded chicken smothered in spicy buffalo sauce and a generous layer of gooey melted cheese all nestled between soft and buttery slider buns. It's an irresistible combination of cheesy goodness and zesty buffalo flavor. Perfect for your next game day party, outdoor BBQ, or for an easy appetizer or snack!
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meatballs covered in cranberry sauce and garnished with fresh chives in a cast iron skillet with toothpicks
Easy Crockpot Cranberry Meatballs
These easy to make Crockpot Cranberry Meatballs are the perfect balance of sweet and tangy! Made with cranberry sauce, chili sauce and store bought frozen meatballs. They are a delicious appetizer for holiday parties and pot lucks!
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Sheet Pan Chicken Nachos
These Sheet Pan Nachos are loaded with shredded chicken, plenty of cheesy goodness, lots of beans, and all of your favorite toppings. Serve as an appetizer on game day or just when the nacho craving strikes!
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Favorite Dips

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip
This easy and healthy buffalo chicken dip recipe is made with Frank's hot sauce and cuts down on prep time by using a rotisserie chicken. It is delicious for a crowd and can be baked in the oven or made in the crockpot!
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Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip
This Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip has the perfect blend of four cheeses, spinach and artichokes and all gets melted together with a Panko breadcrumb topping. It's the perfect party snack, can be made-ahead and also in the slow cooker, too!
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Seven Layer Bean Dip
This Seven Layer Bean Dip made in individual cups is the ultimate party appetizer. They are so easy to make, everyone always loves them, and the Mexican rice is a special touch! Serve with your favorite chips and enjoy!
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Texas Caviar Dip
This Texas Caviar dip is colorful, hearty, easy to make and loaded with beans and veggies. It's always a crowd pleasing appetizer! Serve with tortilla chips and fresh avocado diced on top.
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Chili & Soup Favorites

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Four Bean Spicy Crockpot Chili
This Four Bean Spicy Chili is filled with vibrant colors, bold flavors, and is so comforting. It's also convenient since this chili is slow-cooked to perfection, allowing you to set it and forget it, making it a perfect choice for busy days when you want a homemade meal without the fuss. Topped with a dollop of cool sour cream, a sprinkle of sharp cheddar cheese, and a handful of fresh chopped cilantro, this chili is a crowd-pleaser at potlucks, game day gatherings, or simply for cozy evenings at home!
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Green Chicken Chili Soup
Green Chicken Chili Soup is an easy and healthy meal to make for your family. Garnish with delicious toppings such as sour cream, cheese, green onions and avocado to dress up this flavorful soup.
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Creamy Jalapeño Corn Chowder
This creamy corn chowder is spicy, loaded with sweet corn and is a perfect year-round soup! It's always nice to have a quick-fix weeknight soup on hand! Serve it up with bacon and cheese!
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a white bowl filled with chili made with beans and garnished with red onion, cheese, sour cream and avocado.
Pumpkin Chili with Ground Beef
This pumpkin chili is hearty, comforting, made with the perfect combination of cozy spices and is best served with all the toppings! (Hello sour cream, cheese and avocado!) And I know you're thinking it…does it actually taste like pumpkin?! It's subtle. You probably wouldn't even know it's in there, it simply adds a sweet, earthy flavor that I know you'll love.
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Instant Pot Baked Potato Soup
This Instant Pot Baked Potato soup is full of flavor and hearty satisfaction. This creamy and cheesy soup is adorned with all of your favorite baked potato toppings: sour cream, cheddar cheese, chives and bacon!
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Instant Pot Chicken Taco Soup
This quick and easy Instant Pot Chicken Taco Soup is flavorful and loaded with shredded chicken, beans and veggies. It’s a hearty and satisfying soup that takes an hour or less. The whole family will love it!
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Finger Food Favorites

salami cups stuffed with artichokes cheese and red peppers
Salami Antipasto Bites
These Salami Antipasto Bites have an elegant presentation but are simple to prepare. Their bite-sized nature makes them convenient to eat as finger food, making them perfect for a party appetizer. The salami gets baked into this cute cup shape, and then filled with tangy olives, sweet roasted peppers, creamy mozzarella cheese, marinated artichokes, and fresh basil.
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Italian Pinwheels
Italian Pinwheels are tasty & easy to make! Filled with ham, pepperoni, salami, provolone cheese, savory cream cheese and Italian seasonings.
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Tortellini Skewers with Lemon Spinach Pesto
This easy and delicious appetizer is made with spinach and cheese tortellini, cherry tomatoes, pepper-jack cheese and dunked in a fresh and flavorful pesto. It's a great make-ahead, less than 30 minute appetizer!
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Arancini Rice Balls
These Arancini Rice Balls are golden and crispy on the outside and creamy and cheesy on the inside! They are made with U.S-grown basmati rice, (as opposed to the traditional risotto), are breaded, and then deep fried to golden perfection.
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mini italian pizza bites in a white bowl
Italian Pizza Bites
These Italian Pizza Bites are cheesy, easy to make, fun for kids and adults and the perfect snack or appetizer when you're craving pizza!
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cornflake chicken in a white bowl with honey mustard sauce
Cornflake Chicken Tenders with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce
These perfectly crispy cornflake chicken tenders baked to perfection are simply life changing! Truly crunchy, beautifully golden, and easy to make chicken tenders for busy weeknights.
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Have you ever had a garlic herb cheese bomb? Add it to your list of appetizers to make! |
Garlic Herb Cheese Bread Bites
This Garlic Cheese Bread recipe is the perfect blend of cheese, herbs and gooey-ness! Add it to your list of must make appetizers for guests! Highly recommend to dip in marinara.
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Vegetarian Favorites

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Honey Balsamic Brussels Sprouts
These Honey Balsamic Brussels Sprouts have the perfect golden caramelization, are both tender and crisp and served with an amazing honey balsamic sauce! These Brussels are so good you're going to be eating them right off the tray!
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stuffed mushrooms on a white plate
Vegetarian Stuffed Mushrooms with Wild Rice
These Vegetarian Stuffed Mushrooms are easy to make and bursting with an earthy wild rice blend, fresh herbs, spinach, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese! They are easy to prepare in advance and are a perfect bite-sized appetizer or simple side dish.
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Air Fryer Cauliflower with Tahini Honey Mustard
This Air fryer Cauliflower is super crispy, quick to make and made with the most delicious tahini honey mustard sauce. Garnish with pomegranate arils, California prunes and fresh parsley for a festive feel. It’s the perfect side dish or snack and fun way to enjoy cauliflower!
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Cheesy Pull Apart Garlic Bread
Cheesy Pull Apart Garlic Bread with the most amazing balsamic bread dipping sauce. This loaf is garlicky, addicting, a party appetizer favorite and loaded with stringy mozzarella cheese. Delicious to dunk it in soup or marinara sauce too!
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quinoa and veggies stuffed in a red bell pepper
Spicy Vegetarian Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers
Spicy Vegetarian Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers are a healthy plant based dinner. Filled with pantry staples like quinoa and canned beans.
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Sweet Treats

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Best Ever Brownies with Frosting
These Easy brownies from scratch are fudgy and made with a decadent buttercream frosting! This is the best ever chewy brownie recipe!
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars have a chocolate chip cookie crust, a creamy cheesecake filling and more cookie dough on top! It's the best of both worlds!
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Lemon Cheesecake Bars
These lemon cheesecake bars are rich, ultra creamy, and packed with plenty of fresh and tangy lemon flavor. Made with a buttery graham cracker crust, lemon cheesecake filling and topped with homemade lemon curd. They are an easy alternative to making an entire cheesecake!
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Funfetti Cookie Bars
You will love how soft & addicting these Funfetti Cookie Bars are! They are full of funfetti flavor, white chocolate chips and Golden Oreos! Easy to make, fun for birthday parties but easily enjoyed year-round for any occasion.
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Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats
Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats made with creamy peanut butter, brown butter and mini marshmallows. You will love these tasty, thick, chewy, no-bake treats!
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Millionaire Shortbread Bars
My Millionaire Shortbread Bars have a buttery shortbread crust, a soft and chewy caramel layer in the middle, topped with a firm snap of semi-sweet chocolate and a sprinkle of sea salt for a salted caramel touch. Each bite is filled with buttery, sweet, rich chocolate flavors making this a luxurious and decadent treat!
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