The Ultimate Veggie Tray for the Big Game
How to Build an Epic Snack Stadium
Score big at your game-day gathering with this veggie-filled snack stadium. You pick what you pile into the trays, such as celery, carrots, and sweet peppers. The centerpiece, a seven-layer dip, features guacamole, pico de gallo, shredded cheddar cheese, refried beans, and sliced black olives.
Roasted Cherry Tomato Pizza Poppers
Light up the grill! These bite-size pizza poppers brighten any party with cherry tomatoes atop fresh mozzarella. Arrange these pizza snacks alongside spicy veggie poppers to balance the tomato's sweetness.
To spice up the game, make jalapeño poppers. These heated veggies get a fun filling of rice, green olives, golden raisins, and beef. Broil the poppers until crispy, then serve with a sour cream dip.
Cucumber Party Dip
This creamy veggie upgrade takes center stage with cucumber, tomato, and cilantro. Place in the middle of any vegetable platter and surround with baby carrots, cucumber slices, and celery.
Peppered Kale Chips
Spice up your game-day party with kale chips sprinkled with black pepper and cayenne pepper. This appetizer has just five ingredients and takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish. Toss these kale bites onto a platter alongside other veggie crisps for clever chip alternatives.
Root Veggie Chips with Sea Salt
Thinly slice sweet potatoes, blue potatoes, beets, parsnips, carrots, rutabagas, and celery root for tasty and healthy chips. A sprinkling of sea salt makes these dried veggies a competitive chip alternative.
Creamy Stuffed Peppers
Miniature sweet peppers stuffed with cream cheese, green onions, tomatoes, and spices makes a crowd-pleasing addition to your veggie platter. Serve these peppers alongside other dip-friendly vegetables like carrots, celery, and pea pods.
Blend avocado, cream cheese, pesto, and lemon juice for a creamy spread to pair with cherry tomatoes and basil leaves. These toothpick bites are a simple grab-and-go option from your vegetable platter—perfect for snacking on between plays.
Roasted Radishes with Chive Vinaigrette
Coat roasted radishes with a stunning chive vinaigrette, then watch them become the hit of the sideline snacks. Scoop these roasted vegetables onto a section of your platter, and keep toothpicks nearby for mess-free serving.
Combine edamame with avocado, onion, lemon juice, and pesto for a winning dip. Place in the center of your vegetable platter for an irresistible serve-along with vegetables and pita chips.
If your avocados aren't ripe enough for guacamole, try a different approach. Simply coat avocado wedges with crushed tortilla chips and bake until golden for tasty fries. These avocado bites can take their place alongside any creamy dip.
Pimiento Cheese Poppers
Create homemade pimiento cheese and stuff your sweet peppers with the creamy mixture. Fan out these peppers on your vegetable platter to mix up a healthy assortment.
Avocado Pesto-Stuffed Tomatoes
Grab your food processor and toss in avocado, cream cheese, pesto, and lemon juice. The mix can be piped into hollowed-out tomatoes for a juicy and sweet appetizer alongside other creamy vegetables.
Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
Who ever said Brussels sprouts aren't delicious? Roast these veggies and toss with bacon for a zesty snack. Serve them with toothpicks alongside other roasted vegetables.