No One Can Resist These Fan-Favorite Game Day Foods (2024)

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The Super Bowl is here! That means the biggest parking lot tailgates and at-home watch parties of the season. If that's not enough to cheer about, then these game day food recipes sure will be. We're talking football favorites like tons of buffalo chicken recipes, never-ending party dips, and loaded nachos or cheese fries fit for a crowd! After all, everyone knows your Super Bowl party is only as good as what's on the food table. From finger foods to tailgate appetizers and recipes you can keep warm in your Crock-Pot for hours, these foods will keep the fans fueled.

Of course, there's plenty of tailgate recipes ahead, like garlic-parmesan chicken wings, beer brats, and Ree Drummond's touchdown jalapeño popper "thingies" that only require three ingredients. But this roundup has even more. For the morning of the big game, the breakfast burritos and rainbow fruit skewers are fantastic. Just don't forget a pitcher full of Bloody Marias (the Bloody Mary's tequila-spiked cousin) to wash it all down with!

There's also lots of Super Bowl snacks, and of course, hearty main dishes such as buffalo chicken sloppy joes, buffalo chicken sliders, make-ahead Italian sandwiches, and cheeseburger sliders that the crowd will gobble up in no time flat. We even included a few game day desserts to celebrate sweet victory the right way. The best part is that these game day foods are incredibly easy to prepare. (Translation: You won't miss a second of the game.) So what're you waiting for? Put on your best football game outfit, throw up some Super Bowl decorations, and let's get cooking!


Cheese Fries

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Fries loaded with a homemade three-cheese sauce infused with bacon, chopped dill pickles, and a side of ranch dressing? Yes, please. You can use frozen fries, so they'll crisp in the oven while you make the sauce.

Get the Cheese Fries recipe.



Pull-Apart Buffalo Chicken Sliders

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Buffalo chicken anything already makes our mouths water... but in slider form? We're sold! These are packed with a buffalo chicken mixture and blue cheese—plus, they're perfect for a crowd!

Get Ree's Pull-Apart Buffalo Chicken Sliders recipe.


Air Fryer Fried Pickles

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An air-fryer makes game day prep so easy! After you bread your pickles, just "fry" them up, then eat 'em hot and fresh with loads of homemade ranch!

Get Ree's Air Fryer Fried Pickles recipe.

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Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

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You can use store-bought crescent roll dough to make this easy appetizer! Filled with a swirl of sweet and salty ham along with gooey cheese, no one will be able to stop nibbling.

Get the Ham and Cheese Pinwheels recipe.


Meatball Sub

If you really want to wow your crowd, consider serving up these superior subs! They're made using classic beef and pork mix meatballs with parmesan cheese and garlic, all served on hoagie rolls.

Get the Meatball Sub recipe.



Potato Skins

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Who wouldn't love a snack-sized baked potato? Load up the crispy taters with toppings like cheddar cheese, bacon, sour cream, and green onions, then watch as they're devoured.

Get Ree's Potato Skins recipe.

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Onion Rings

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You're looking at restaurant-worthy onion rings! And they aren't that difficult to copy. The secret? A long soak in buttermilk in the fridge to firm up the onion slices before frying. They're light, crispy, and delicious!

Get the Onion Rings recipe.


Sausage Rolls

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You can keep these snacks stashed in the freezer ahead of the big game! Better yet, store-bought puff pastry dough means they're easy to make, too. As for the pork sausage, it's mixed with smoky, salty bacon that's been sautéed with finely chopped onion, celery, and garlic.

Get the Sausage Rolls recipe.


Philly Cheesesteak Sliders

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If you ask us, mini-Philly cheesesteaks are a game changer for game days! Here, un-toasted dinner rolls brushed with a garlicky Worcestershire butter are stuffed with flavorful beef and Cheez Whiz. You can also add toppings like peppers, ketchup, or hot sauce.

Get the Philly Cheesesteak Sliders recipe.

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Concession Stand Crackers

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Like the name might suggest, these candy crackers are just what you need for a football party! Crackers are dipped in a chocolate and chocolate-hazelnut spread, then topped with whatever chopped candy your heart desires.

Get Ree's Concession Stand Crackers recipe.




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The ultimate game day dip is obviously guacamole! This recipe calls for perfectly ripe avocados, onion, tomato, cilantro and lime juice. You could even add a little kick with some diced jalapeño.

Get the Guacamole recipe.


Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks

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We'll take mozzarella sticks at anytime—especially while watching the Super Bowl! With this recipe, you can prep a batch and store them in the freezer prior to game day. They'll still be oh-so-cheesy and crunchy. And don't forget a bowl of marinara for dipping!

Get the Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks recipe.

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Air-Fryer Taquitos

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Break out the air-fryer and whip up some crispy beef taquitos for the whole crew—no hot oil required! They're made even better when piled high with salsa, guacamole, cheese, and sour cream.

Get the Air-Fryer Taquitos recipe.


Chicago-Style Hot Dog

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Hot dogs are the perfect meal for any sporting event! In true Chicago-style fashion, these all-beef hot dogs on a soft poppy seed bun are piled with yellow mustard, neon green relish, chopped raw onion, a dill pickle spear, tomato slices, sport peppers, and a dash of celery salt.

Get the Chicago-Style Hot Dog recipe.


Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

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A mixture of crispy bacon, creamy made-from-scratch ranch dressing, and juicy tomatoes piled in with cavatappi noodles makes this pasta salad an instant crowd-pleaser.

Get the Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad recipe.


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Buffalo Cauliflower Sandwiches

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Don't forget about the vegetarians at your Super Bowl party! These cauliflower steaks are cooked, dipped in Buffalo sauce, then sandwiched between buns topped with blue cheese dressing, lettuce, and tomato for a sandwich that even meat-eaters will love!

Get the Buffalo Cauliflower Sandwiches recipe.


Homemade Cheez Whiz

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Make a batch of these Cheez Whiz then put it to use at your Super Bowl party! You can use it as a dip for chips and veggies, drizzle it over sandwiches, and so much more. Plus, it's ready in less than 10 minutes!

Get the Homemade Cheez Whiz recipe.


Chicken Bacon Ranch Dip

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Here's a party dip you'll certainly want to add to your snack table! It has a base of cream cheese, sour cream, and cheddar cheese with chicken and bacon for added flavor and ranch seasoning mix, chopped pimientos, and green onion for an herbaceous kick. Serve it with chips or crackers.

Get the Chicken Bacon Ranch Dip recipe.

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Garlic Knots

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The only downside to these garlic knots? Nobody will be able to stop at just one! With fantastic flavor, a crisp outside, and pillowy soft inside, we don't blame them!

Get the Garlic Knots recipe.


Sheet Pan Pizza

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Thanks to this recipe, you don't need a pizza oven, pizza stone, or any other special tools to make everyone's favorite party food! But don't worry, you'll still have the same crispy crust you know and love—topped with plenty of cheese and tangy tomato sauce.

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