60+ AMAZING Game Day Food Ideas (Easy & Irresistible!)

Who doesn't love game day food? It's always a hit whether you're tailgating, hosting an at-home football watching party, or bringing grub to a Super Bowl party. This round-up of mouthwatering recipes ranges from decadent dips to tasty finger foods, hearty chilis and soups to slow cooker sandwich and taco fillings, lightened-up snacks to crowd-friendly sweet treats. There's truly something for everyone!

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While any good football fan boasts a favorite team and gets highly invested in games, even non-football fans can agree that it's hard to beat game day food! This collection of easy and mouthwatering recipes will make any game day delicious.

  1. CHICKEN WING DIP
Chicken Wing Dip being scooped up by celery.
Chicken Wing Dip
Also known as Buffalo Chicken Dip, this game day food classic is warm, creamy, and loaded with cheese, chicken, and wing sauce!
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  1. BACON CHEESEBURGER MONKEY BREAD
Bacon Cheeseburger Monkey Bread ~ loaded with ground beef, bacon, and cheddar, this gooey, savory, pull-apart recipe is a perfect appetizer for the Super Bowl or any party! | FiveHeartHome.com
Bacon Cheeseburger Monkey Bread
Loaded with ground beef, bacon, and cheddar, this gooey, savory, pull-apart snack is a hit at any football gathering!
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  1. BEEFY 3-BEAN CHILI
3 Bean Chili in white bowl.
The BEST 3-Bean Chili
This chunky, flavorful, hearty bowl of comfort food goodness loaded with savory ground beef and three kinds of beans...and it's easy to make on the stovetop or in the slow cooker!
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  1. CREAMY JALAPEÑO DIP
Chip dipped into Chuy's Creamy Jalapeño Dip.
Creamy Jalapeño Dip {Chuy's Copycat Recipe}
This all-natural copycat recipe of the popular dip from Chuy's is made with just a handful of real ingredients including fresh jalapeños, cilantro, and salsa verde!
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  1. PIMENTO MINI CHEESE BALL BITES
Tray of Pimento Cheese Balls with pretzel skewers.
Pimento Cheese and Bacon Mini Cheese Ball Bites
Mini cheese balls of homemade pimento cheese are rolled in a coating of crispy bacon, toasted pecans, and minced fresh jalapeños and then speared with a pretzel stick for fun, easy-to-eat snacks!
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  1. SLOW COOKER ROOT BEER PULLED PORK
Root Beer Pulled Pork recipe served on buns with slaw.
Slow Cooker Root Beer Pullled Pork
This succulent pork is quick and effortless to throw in the crockpot and perfect for game day. Drenched in a fantastic homemade BBQ sauce, it can be piled on buns or sliders or loaded onto nachos!
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  1. S'MORES DIP
Aerial view of S'mores Dip in skillet with graham crackers on plate.
S'mores Dip
Loaded with melted chocolate and toasty marshmallows, this dessert dip is sure to be a hit! After just a few minutes in the oven, serve it with graham crackers and watch it disappear.
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  1. EASY PIZZADILLAS
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Yummy Pizza Quesadillas
Stuffed with mozzarella and pepperoni and dipped in a flavorful homemade pizza sauce, these make a fun, quick, and easy snack for all ages!
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  1. ULTIMATE BEAN DIP
Ultimate Bean Dip ~ requiring a handful of simple ingredients -- refried beans, cream cheese, salsa, pepper jack, and cilantro -- and taking just 10 minutes to make, this stove-top appetizer recipe is creamy and cheesy...the perfect snack for parties or for watching the big game! | FiveHeartHome.com
Amazing Bean Dip
This delicious dip is a creamy, cheesy, stove-top recipe requiring only SIX ingredients and just TEN minutes...keep it warm in a small crockpot for the big game!
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  1. SLOW COOKER MEATBALL SUBS
Crockpot Meatball Subs on plate.
Easy Crockpot Meatball Subs
These flavorful, saucy, cheesy sandwiches effortlessly come together in the slow cooker. With just a few simple ingredients, this recipe is homemade, easy, and delicious!
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  1. BBQ CHICKEN TORTILLA PINWHEELS
Stack of BBQ Chicken Tortilla Pinwheels.
BBQ Chicken Tortilla Pinwheels
Soft flour tortillas are slathered with a mixture of cream cheese, mozzarella, chicken, bacon, barbecue sauce, red onion, and cilantro, then rolled up tight and sliced into flavorful, finger food!
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  1. SLOW COOKER LOADED BAKED POTATO SOUP
Aerial of Loaded Baked Potato Soup in two bowls.
Loaded Baked Potato Soup (Stovetop, Slow Cooker, or Instant Pot)
Set out a crockpot full of this smooth and creamy soup and let everyone garnish their bowls with a variety of tasty toppings, from sour cream and shredded cheese to crispy bacon and green onions!
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  1. MEXICAN STREET CORN DIP
Ultimate Mexican Street Corn Dip.
Ultimate Mexican Street Corn Dip
This decadent dip is warm, creamy, and loaded with a mouthwatering combo of ingredients...corn, cotija cheese, avocado, bacon, jalapeños, cilantro, and chipotle chile powder for the perfect amount of smoky heat!
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  1. MONSTER COOKIE BARS
Monster Cookie Bars
Loaded with oats, peanut butter, and M&Ms, these chewy, naturally gluten-free Monster Cookie Bars require only ONE BOWL yet yield a BIG BATCH, making this the perfect quick and easy recipe when you need a bunch of sweet treats for game day!
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  1. BEEF ENCHILADA DIP
Beef Enchilada Dip being scooped up by a tortilla chip.
Easy Cheesy Beef Enchilada Dip
This creamy, cheesy recipe boasts the delicious flavor of beef enchiladas in an easy-to-make, addictive dip!
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  1. SLOW COOKER HONEY LIME PULLED PORK
Aerial shot of Slow Cooker Pork Tacos plus garnishes.
Slow Cooker Honey Lime Pulled Pork
Tender, spicy-sweet, honey lime pulled pork is scrumptious piled on tortillas with lots of tasty topping...or equally great on nachos!
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  1. FROM-SCRATCH CHILI CHEESE DIP
Chili Cheese Dip
This warm, decadent dip is a from-scratch spin on the game day food classic, with homemade chili, real cheddar cheese sauce, cream cheese, black beans, and fresh garlic, jalapeños, and cilantro!
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  1. SLOW COOKER BUFFALO CHICKEN SOUP
Bowl of Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Soup.
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Soup
The bold flavors of Buffalo wings come alive in this zippy, creamy, easy-to-whip-up crockpot soup!
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  1. FLUFFY CHOCOLATE FRUIT DIP
Chocolate Dip in bowl with strawberry.
Fluffy Chocolate Dip (Quick + Easy to Make with 5 Ingredients!)
A blend of cream cheese, chocolate, and real whipped cream, this 5-ingredient dessert dip is like dunking fresh fruit in creamy chocolate cheesecake!
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  1. SLOW COOKER HONEY BALSAMIC BEEF SANDWICHES
Slow Cooker Honey Balsamic Shredded Beef Sandwiches on wooden board.
Slow Cooker Honey Balsamic Shredded Beef Sandwiches
This sweet and tangy beef is a delicious, effortless, satisfying crockpot recipe that's amazing piled on buns for game day!
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  1. TEX-MEX CORN DIP
Close-up aerial view of The Best Corn Dip made with fresh or frozen corn.
Tex-Mex Corn Dip
This creamy, cheesy dip features sweet corn laced with Tex-Mex flavors including cumin, a touch of jalapeño, and fresh cilantro. Better yet, it can be made with fresh corn, frozen corn, or even canned corn!
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  1. SLOW COOKER WHITE CHILI
Overhead of White Bean Chicken Chili.
Crockpot White Bean Chicken Chili
This comforting crockpot recipe is loaded with tender chicken, dried beans, and tangy green chiles, slow cooked all day and topped with your favorite garnishes!
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  1. WHITE SPINACH QUESO
White Spinach Queso in a bowl.
White Spinach Queso
This creamy, addictive, effortless dip made with just FOUR simple ingredients: cream cheese, Monterey Jack, salsa verde, and fresh chopped spinach!
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  1. HEALTHY BLACK BEAN DIP
Aerial view of Black Bean Dip in bowl.
Black Bean Dip
A healthier option for your game day food spread, this black bean dip is flavored with fresh garlic, cilantro, jalapeño, lime juice, and cumin. It's zippy, easy to make, and equally delicious scooped up with tortilla chips or raw veggies!
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  1. ZESTY CHEESE SPREAD
Zesty Cheese Spread
Zesty Cheese Spread
This quick-to-make spread is delicious on pretzels, crackers, or raw veggies, and it's perfect for game watching!
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  1. PEANUT BUTTER BROWNIES
Peanut Butter Brownies stacked on a white plate.
Peanut Butter Brownies
These homemade brownies are rich and decadent with an amazingly fudgy texture. They're studded with peanut butter chips and swirled with peanut butter on top for a chocolate/PB lover's DREAM! And since they're also flourless, they're naturally gluten-free!
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  1. RESTAURANT-STYLE SALSA
Aerial view of Canned Tomato Salsa Recipe in bowl.
Easy Homemade Salsa
Fresh salsa takes just a few minutes to throw together in the blender or food processor using canned tomatoes plus fresh ingredients, and it rivals the best restaurant-style salsa!
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  1. SLOW COOKER CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP
Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup.
Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
Brimming with chicken, beans, and corn and topped with crushed tortilla chips, sour cream, and grated cheddar, this warm, hearty, effortless crockpot meal is perfect for a chilly day!
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  1. CARAMEL APPLE CHEESECAKE DIP
Caramel Apple Cheesecake Dip
This sweet, creamy, 3-ingredient dip tastes just like caramel apple cheesecake!
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  1. HOMEMADE SLOPPY JOES
Closeup of Sloppy Joe recipe that's easy and the best, made with a homemade sloppy joe sauce, piled on a bun on a plate with sides.
The VERY BEST Sloppy Joes
A scrumptious, from-scratch sloppy joe sauce made with real ingredients puts this recipe over the top. Delicious, quick, and easy to make, hundreds of rave reviews agree that these Sloppy Joes are THE BEST!
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  1. HOT TACO DIP
Hot Taco Dip scooped up by a tortilla chip.
Hot Taco Dip
This warm, creamy dip is loaded with taco seasoned beef, cream cheese, cheddar, salsa, and cilantro for an addictive party app or tailgating snack!
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  1. SLOW COOKER BARBACOA
Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa
Slow Cooker Barbacoa
A delicious filling for tacos and more, this easy, succulent, crockpot beef is bursting with chipotles, garlic, cilantro, and Mexican spices!
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  1. GREEK 7-LAYER DIP
Greek 7-Layer Dip in glass serving dish.
Greek 7-Layer Dip
This Mediterranean spin on the beloved, classic recipe features layers of hummus, dill-infused Greek yogurt, tomatoes, cucumbers, black olives, red onion, and feta cheese!
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  1. PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE S'MORES PIZZA
Peanut Butter Cookie S'mores Pizza ~ melted chocolate and toasted marshmallows top a thick, chewy, homemade peanut butter crust in this fun and decadent dessert recipe that's perfect for summer parties or year-round special occasions! | FiveHeartHome.com
Peanut Butter Cookie S’mores Pizza
This decadent dessert layers melted chocolate and toasted marshmallows atop a thick, chewy, homemade peanut butter crust, perfect for any game day crowd!
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  1. STUFFED CHEESEBURGER SLIDERS
Cheeseburger Sliders on a plate.
ULTIMATE Stuffed Cheeseburger Sliders
This tantalizing gameday grilling grub features pepper jack-stuffed mini burger patties topped with buttery mushrooms, creamy avocado, and crisp spinach!
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  1. GREEK YOGURT DIP
Greek Yogurt Dip with veggie dippers.
Greek Yogurt Dip
This all-natural, creamy, flavorful dip is loaded with non-fat Greek yogurt and fresh herbs for a healthy way to enjoy fresh veggies...and lighten up your gameday spread!
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  1. SLOW COOKER MEXICAN STREET CORN CHOWDER
Slow Cooker Mexican Street Corn Chowder
The savory flavors of Mexican street corn come together in an easy crockpot corn chowder that's slightly spicy, slightly smoky, and absolutely delicious!
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  1. LEMON FRUIT DIP
Lemon Cream Cheese Dip, aerial view on platter with fruit and cookies.
Lemon Fruit Dip
This delightful fruit dip comes together with just FOUR real food ingredients...cream cheese, Greek yogurt, lemon curd, and lemon zest!
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  1. CHEESY PULL-APART BREAD
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Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread
Drenched with garlic butter and stuffed with cheddar, Swiss, and bacon, this decadent and loaded loaf will be the star of your game day food table!
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  1. BLACK BEAN AND CORN SALSA
Black Bean and Corn Salad with Tomatoes + Cilantro ~ an easy, zesty, addictive recipe with a garlicky lime vinaigrette that's delicious as a side salad or dipped up with chips! | FiveHeartHome.com #blackbeancornsalad #summersalads #blackbeansalad #cornsalad #tomatosalad
Black Bean and Corn Salsa
This easy, zesty, addictive recipe is delicious as a side salad or dipped up with chips!
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  1. M&M COOKIE BARS
Stack of M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies Bars.
M&M Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
These thick, chewy, big-batch bars are simple to make, fun to share, and easy to customize in your favorite team's colors using M&Ms!
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  1. SLOW COOKER CHICKEN BLACK BEAN SOUP
Chicken Black Bean Soup.
Slow Cooker Chicken Black Bean Soup
Healthy and easy to make, this crockpot soup is creamy, flavorful, and even more amazing loaded up with all of your favorite toppings!
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  1. JALAPEÑO HUMMUS
Jalapeño Hummus ~ classic hummus gets a zippy kick in this healthy, flavorful, quick and easy dip for pita wedges or your favorite raw veggies! | FiveHeartHome.com
Jalapeño Hummus
This quick and easy classic hummus recipe boasts a zippy kick, making it flavorful dip for pita wedges or your favorite raw veggies!
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  1. BBQ CHICKEN DIP
BBQ Chicken Dip ~ a creamy, zippy, decadent appetizer recipe that can be made in the slow cooker, on the stovetop, or in the oven, perfect for parties and football tailgating! | FiveHeartHome.com
BBQ Chicken Dip
This creamy, zippy, decadent dip can be made in the slow cooker, on the stovetop, or in the oven!
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  1. TACO SLOPPY JOES
Taco Sloppy Joe sandwich on a plate with grape tomatoes on side
Taco Sloppy Joes
For a Tex-Mex themed spread, the classic sandwich filling is jazzed up with salsa, taco seasoning, black beans, and corn!
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  1. SLOW COOKER SHREDDED CHICKEN TACOS
Crockpot Shredded Chicken Tacos on flour tortillas.
Crockpot Shredded Chicken Tacos
Tacos make the perfect game day food, and this easy-to-make, 6-ingredient crockpot recipe for flavorful shredded chicken makes the perfect taco filling!
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  1. DREAMY DILL DIP
Dill Dip with veggies and pitas.
Dreamy Dill Dip with Baked Pita Wedges
This fresh and simple dip is perfect for a variety of dippers, from crunchy veggies to chips to baked pita wedges!
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  1. SLOW COOKER FRENCH DIPS
Dipping a Slow Cooker French Dip sandwich into au jus.
Slow Cooker French Dip
These sandwiches are piled with tender, juicy beef slow cooked in a flavorful broth, served on toasty rolls with melted cheese and extra au jus for dipping!
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  1. CANNOLI DIP
Cannoli Dip with dippers on platter.
Cannoli Dip
This lightly sweet recipe tastes like cannoli filling but boasts the convenience of a quick and easy dip, made with ricotta cheese and flavored with orange zest, semisweet chocolate, and crunchy pistachios!
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  1. KING RANCH CHICKEN SOUP
King Ranch Chicken Soup ~ a creamy and comforting soup recipe with all the zesty flavor of the classic casserole...and it's easy to make in the slow cooker, in the Instant Pot, or on the stove! | FiveHeartHome.com
King Ranch Chicken Soup
This creamy and comforting soup has all the flavor of the classic casserole...and it's easy to make in the slow cooker, Instant Pot, or on the stovetop!
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  1. SNICKERDOODLE BARS
Chewy Snickerdoodle Bars
These soft and chewy bars are as effortless as spreading batter into a pan and showering with cinnamon and sugar...half the work of the popular cookies with the same yummy flavor and texture!
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  1. CREAMY SALSA DIP
Creamy Salsa Dip close-up on a tortilla chip.
Creamy Salsa Dip
Creamy Salsa Dip is light in calories, bursting with flavor, and easy to make with only FOUR simple ingredients -- salsa, Greek yogurt, taco seasoning, and fresh cilantro!
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  1. SLOW COOKER CAJUN BEAN SOUP
Aerial view of Cajun Bean Soup in bowl with spoon.
Slow Cooker Cajun Bean Soup
This cozy crockpot soup is loaded with white beans, andouille sausage, veggies, and a flavorful broth to warm you up!
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  1. SLOW COOKER CARNITAS
Slow Cooker Carnitas Tacos (or Mexican Pulled Pork) ~ perfect for taco night or Cinco de Mayo | FiveHeartHome.com
Slow Cooker Carnitas
Pork gets braised in the crockpot in an aromatic broth and then cubed and finished off under the broiler for fabulous, caramelized carnitas that are delicious in tacos, burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, nachos, and more!
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  1. COWBOY COOKIES
Cowboy Cookies ~ soft, chewy, and loaded with different flavors and textures from oats and coconut to chocolate chips and pecans | FiveHeartHome.com
Cowboy Cookies
These soft, chewy, totally addictive cookies are loaded with a variety of flavors and textures -- from oats and coconut to chocolate chips and pecans!
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  1. CHICKEN ENCHILADA DIP
Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Dip | {Five Heart Home}
Chicken Enchilada Dip
This creamy, flavorful dip is loaded with chicken, cream cheese, cheddar, green chiles, and seasonings for a melty, delicious, gameday snack!
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  1. SLOW COOKER SHREDDED BEEF
Shredded Beef Tacos Crock Pot on platter and plate of tacos.
Crockpot Shredded Beef Tacos
This effortless shredded beef is mouthwatering, infused with flavor, and delicious in tacos, nachos, burritos, sandwiches, and so much more!
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  1. ROASTED GARLIC HUMMUS
Roasted Garlic Hummus ~ mellow roasted garlic is blended with chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, and lemon juice for a fresh, creamy hummus that's delicious with homemade pita chips or crunchy veggie dippers! | FiveHeartHome.com
Roasted Garlic Hummus
Mellow roasted garlic is blended with chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, and lemon juice for a fresh, creamy hummus that's delicious with pita chips or crunchy veggie dippers!
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  1. SLOW COOKER CHICKEN SLOPPY JOES
Close-up of Chicken Sloppy Joes sandwich on plate.
Slow Cooker Chicken Sloppy Joes (with a Tasty Homemade Sauce!)
Juicy shredded chicken meets a quick, homemade sloppy joe sauce in these messy, yummy sandwiches that are sure to be the hit of the game day food choices!
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  1. CHILI SEASONING MIX
Chili Seasoning in jar and used to make chili recipe.
Chili Seasoning
Keep a jar of this homemade mix on hand to whip up a quick pot of chili for enjoying in a bowl with toppings, dipped up with chips, or spooned over chili dogs! Not only does it taste great, but since you control the ingredients, there are none of the icky preservatives that can be found in store-bought mix.
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  1. SLOW COOKER BABY BACK RIBS
Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs
Sticky, smoky, and fall-apart delicious, nobody will ever believe that these ribs came from the crockpot!
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  1. FRUIT PIZZA
Heart-shaped Fruit Pizza Valentine's Day dessert.
Yummy Fruit Pizza
Fruit Pizza on a sugar cookie crust is slathered with cream cheese frosting and topped by glossy berries and cherries. Or shape it like a football and top with your favorite fruit for the ultimate game day dessert!
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  1. BBQ CHICKEN SOUP
Aerial close-up of BBQ Chicken Soup.
BBQ Chicken Soup
This easy, delicious chicken soup recipe comes together quickly and tastes just like BBQ chicken pizza!
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  1. CHICKEN TACO CRESCENT RING
Chicken Taco Crescent Ring
A Taco Crescent Ring is tasty, easy to assemble, and a fun way to use up leftover chicken. Mixed with black beans, corn, and cream cheese, flavored with zesty taco seasoning, and wrapped in flaky crescent roll dough, this is an easy yet impressive game day classic!
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  1. ARTICHOKE BRUSCHETTA
Artichoke Bruschetta on white platter.
Artichoke Bruschetta OR Dip
Toasty baguette slices are topped with a creamy artichoke spread and then broiled until bubbly. Or bake up the cheesy artichoke mixture as a hot dip instead!
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So what's your favorite tailgating or football-friendly snack?

Which of these scrumptious recipes would you include in your ideal game day food spread?

Hope you have a chance to try a few the next time you're watching the big game!

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3 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    So many great recipes to choose from! Chili is always our go-to for our Super Bowl party, but I'm going to make your Cowboy cookies this year too.

  2. 5 stars
    This list is awesome! I've tried a couple of these game day recipes already and I've pinned quite a few more to try. Our weekly game nights just got a whole lot tastier. Thank you!