Our Best Game-Day Snack Recipes
Spicy Cheese (Foot)Ball
Nothing tops a flavor-packed bacon-covered cheeseball while watching a football game. But this cheeseball recipe is the clear winner when it comes to football viewing thanks to its unique shape. Make it and score big at the game day snack table.
Classic Soft Pretzels
These soft, doughy pretzels are great to make if you're expecting company and want to impress. We recommend using an electric hand mixer or stand mixer to get the dough just right. See more of our favorite party-ready finger foods that are perfect for your watch party.
Taco Burger Sliders
Why choose between zesty tacos and all-American sliders when you can have both wrapped into one bold mini burger. Taco seasoning adds extra flavor to the ground beef while salsa stands in for traditional ketchup.
Football Field Dip Station
Create a game-worthy snack spread by decorating a green surface with white "yard lines." We used a green plastic tablecloth from the dollar store and added lines of white masking tape. If you're looking for snack table ideas, see more of our favorite tailgate-worthy recipes!
Twisted Buffalo Wings
It would hardly be game day without a sticky pile of chicken wings and cool blue cheese dipping sauce. These zesty buffalo wings get their spicy orange exterior from a double dose of hot sauce. Don't forget the napkins!
Pepperoni Pizza Cups
Instead of ordering pizza, serve these poppable pizza cups that can be customized to fit guests' tastes. Try traditional pepperoni or pile on mushrooms, green peppers, and Italian sausage for those classic supreme pizza flavors. See some healthier versions of your favorite game-day snacks so you can snack guilt-free.
Football Cookie Dough Pops
We love football-shaped foods and these football cookie dough pops might just be our favorite! Whip up a batch of cookie dough (or go with store-bought to save time) and create football-shaped cookie pops. Dip them in dark chocolate and add the stitching with piped white chocolate to make these insanely cute desserts.
These ham-wrapped pickle poppers will score big points with friends and family who come to watch the Super Bowl. They're so easy to make; mix cheese, jalepenos and spices together and spread the mixture on a sliced pickle. Wrap each pickle with ham and secure with a toothpick.
Pumpkin Football Cakes
Score big at your next tailgate or game-day party with our irresistible pumpkin cake whoopie pies with buttercream frosting. To achieve the football shape, use an egg-shape muffin tin. For more Super Bowl-inspired recipes, see these sports desserts that will earn you an entertaining trophy.
Jalapeno-Peach Wonton Poppers
Serve these sweet-and-spicy jalapeno poppers to get the party started with a bang. Each appetizer contains a helping of fresh peaches and a dollop of cream cheese to help tame the spicy pepper.
Spicy Italian Meatballs
There won't be leftovers when you serve football fans these juicy slow cooker meatballs. Serve them with toothpicks or pile into buns for meatball sandwiches.
Zesty Popcorn Mix
Feed a crowd with this crunchy snack mix that yields a whopping 13 cups. Pretzels, nuts, corn chips, and popcorn get finger-licking flavor from a blend of Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, cumin, and garlic.
Pimiento Cheese Poppers
Two cheeses, jalapeno pepper, light mayo, and carrots come together to create this light version of pimiento cheese spread. Pack the beloved game-day dip into miniature sweet peppers for a texture touchdown.
Sweet Potato Fritters
Crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside—fritters are what appetizer dreams are made of. Give the pillowy bites harvest flavor with mashed sweet potatoes, then dunk in our homemade yogurt-chive dipping sauce.
This twist on classic spinach-artichoke dip gets its savory flavor from roasted peppers and green onions. Pair the melty appetizer with a hefty dipper—we like baguette slices!
Salami Chips with Grainy Mustard Dip
Not only do the bold flavors of salami chips and mustard dip go together perfectly, but they're a snap to make, too. Simply bake thin slices of salami in the oven until browned (they'll crisp more as they cool), prep the dip, and enjoy! See 10 surprising ideas for sausage for more inspiration!
Fudgy Football Brownies
Treat your football fans to a sweet dessert that will score. Creamy vanilla frosting creates the distinctive football markings.
Guests will go wild for this amped-up baguette! It's stuffed with bacon, cheddar cheese, and a touch of mustard. Your crowd will love pulling the ooey-gooey slices apart piece by piece.
Chinese Cola Wings
A hint of Asian flair from ginger and red pepper teams up with classic cola to make these irresistible sweet-yet-spicy chicken wings. Garnish with a few sesame seeds, then sit back and watch them fly off the plate.
Roasted Corn and Crab Dip
Creamy crab dip gets a delicious update when made with sweet corn, onions, and spicy cheese. Try it on broken tostada shells, French bread, or crackers—the flavorful dip goes well with all three!
Bonanza Bean Dip
Sweet soybeans are a brilliant addition to this healthier spin on guacamole. Serve with pita chips or tortilla chips—your choice!
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.
Spinach-Artichoke Dip with Blue Cheese and Bacon
Bacon and blue cheese add a hearty component to this classic appetizer. Have plenty of crackers and chips on hand; your guests won't be able to stop with just one.
Beer-Cheese Hush Puppies
Our cheesy corn-and-pepper hush puppies get their crisp, fried deliciousness from beer—its carbonation gives the batter a flavorful, airy crunch.
Barbecue Chicken and Cheddar Quesadillas
Tender shredded chicken, zesty barbecue sauce, chile peppers, green onion, and lots of cheese ooze fill these grilled flour tortillas. Serve with sour cream and salsa for game-day dipping.
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.