Our Best Game Day Snack Recipes

From cheesy potato skins to spicy chicken skewers, these reinvented classics are sure to be a hit with your party crowd.


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Edamame-Avocado Dip

    Sweet soybeans are a brilliant addition to this healthier spin on guacamole.

Makes: 20 servings
Serving size: 2-1/2 cups
Start to Finish   20 mins 
2/27
Mustard and Ginger Cocktail Sausages

    Four ingredients transform smoked cocktail sausages are into crowd-pleasing party snacks.

Prep   15 mins 
Bake   25 mins  to  30 mins  350°F 
3/27
Burger-Potato Bites

    Add some fun to your game-day party menu with these mini cheeseburger munchies. A waffle-cut fry replaces the bun. Top with your favorite cheese and a cherry tomato slice.

Makes: 16 servings
Serving size: 16 snacks
Prep   15 mins 
Bake   18 mins  400°F 
Cook   5 mins 
4/27
Buffalo Wings

    Wing it at your next sports party get-together with this delightful appetizer. You'll love our zesty, easy-to-make blue cheese dip.

Makes: 12 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Marinate   30 mins 
Broil   20 mins 
5/27
Spicy Shrimp Nachos

    Jamaican jerk seasoning and fresh jalapeno peppers spice up this game-day favorite.

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Nacho Potato Skins

    You can whip up this easy appetizer in advance and store it in your fridge for up to two days. To make the skins hot and crispy, broil them just before your guests arrive.

Makes: 24 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Bake   40 mins  to 1 hr  425°F 
Broil   3 mins 
7/27
Artichoke and Pepper Toasts

    Toasted baguette slices perfectly complement this garlicky cheese spread. Have plenty of slices on hand; your guests won't be able to stop with just one.

Makes: 8 servings
Serving size: about 4 cups
Prep   20 mins 
Bake   25 mins  350°F 
8/27
Mexican Meatballs

    For the flavors of meaty chili -- on an easy-to-manage toothpick -- try these quick and easy meatballs. They're ideal for cocktail parties.

Serving size: 6 to 8 dozen meatballs
Prep   40 mins 
Bake   20 mins  350°F 
Cook   15 mins 
9/27
Buffalo-Style Chicken Fingers

    Here's a neat-to-eat chicken breast variation of chicken wings. Dunk them in bottled blue cheese dressing.

10/27
Mini Meat Turnovers

    This Mexican-inspired starter is sure to be a hit. Press down around the edges of the turnovers with a fork (before baking) to keep the filling from oozing out.

Makes: 40 servings
Prep   50 mins 
Bake   10 mins  to  12 mins  350°F per batch
11/27
Bonanza Bean Dip

    Lime-and-jalapeno-spiced guacamole adds a kick to layers of refried beans, cheese, tomatoes, and onions. Serve seasoned tortilla chips on the side.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Chill  24 hrs 
12/27
Antipasto Pinwheels

    These bite-size sandwich rolls feature all the goodness of antipasto -- two cheeses, Genoa salami, and fresh basil -- and it's so simple to make.

Makes: 10 servings
Serving size: 20 slices
Prep   15 mins 
13/27
Pork and Slaw Barbecue Rolls

    For a savory sandwich they'll love, pile shredded pork high on a toasted bun and top it with creamy coleslaw.

Makes: 16 servings
Prep   10 mins 
Cook  10 hrs  to 12 hrs (low) or 5 to 6 hours (high)
14/27
Veggie-Filled Quesadillas

    Fresh sweet peppers, red onions, and cream cheese fill these classic quesadillas. Add grilled chicken for a protein boost.

Makes: 10 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Bake   5 mins  425°F 
15/27
Mustard-Glazed Pork Skewers

    The mix of savory and sweet flavors in this easy-to-make chutney adds a fresh twist to simple pork skewers.

Makes: 20 servings
Prep   35 mins 
Grill   7 mins 
16/27
Beef and Blue Pizza

    Creamy blue cheese, peppery roast beef, red onion, and sweet pepper top this dazzling pizza -- and it's all ready in just 18 minutes.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   18 mins 
17/27
Chili Powder Chicken with Cilantro Cream

    On a heat scale of 1 to 10, these chicken strips are an 8; a dipping sauce of herbed sour cream tempers the spice.

Makes: 12 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Bake   8 mins  to  10 mins  400°F 
Stand   30 mins 
18/27
Winter Woods Chili

    For a chili that's sure to satisfy the meat lovers in your family, try this recipe: It combines beef and bacon. Mix your classic cheddar topper with fresh oregano for a new twist.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Cook  2 hrs 
19/27
Peppered Herb Cheese Ball

    A mixture of chives, parsley, red pepper, and garlic coats a blend of two creamy cheeses. Add crushed walnuts for a bit of crunch.

Makes: 12 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Chill  4 hrs to overnight
20/27
Sloppy Joe Meatballs

    For the flavors of classic sloppy joe sandwiches -- on an easy-to-manage toothpick, try this simple recipe.

Makes: 21 servings
Prep   35 mins 
Cook   10 mins 
Bake   12 mins  to  15 mins  350° 
21/27
Roasted Tomato Salsa

    This chunky, mild salsa is delicious on chips, grilled chicken, and fresh fish. Add extra jalapenos for more kick.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Chill  4 hrs 
Cool   20 mins 
22/27
Fried Deviled Brie

    Classic cheese sticks are richer and creamier when you make them with Brie instead of mozzarella.

Makes: 8 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
23/27
Red Hot Pita Chips

    Dijon-style mustard, garlic, and chili powder spice up store-bought pita chips. Serve them with a creamy dip or guacamole.

Makes: 6 servings
Serving size: 48 wedges
Bake   13 mins  to  15 mins  350°F