Get ready for game day by browsing through a variety of game day appetizers. From classic wing recipes to recipes that will wow your guests, you’ll find several appetizers that will go great with your game day-watching party.
17+ Game Day Appetizers
*Published 2013- updated 2020
Who’s ready for the big game? Game Days here in the Worthey house always mean good food will be involved.
It doesn’t matter if it’s football, basketball, baseball, or another sport. We love creating delicious appetizers that are perfect for watching the game.
Regardless of the sport, you know how important a good game day party is!
Yes, the game on TV is important, but so is the food being served.
You can’t have a good party without good food! I rounded up some easy game-day appetizers you might want to serve at your next game-day party.
When it comes to wings, one of my favorite chicken wing recipes is this copycat recipe from Houlihan’s. If you love Thai wings, then try this recipe!
Another delicious way to make chicken wings for the big game is using your Instant Pot.
Have your wings ready to go in a matter of minutes, so you can get back to watching the game!
You can always switch your taco game up by creating hashbrown tacos.
This hot dip recipe is one I’m digging and so easy to whip up!
Find the recipe for our Black Bean Salsa Dip here.
Game Day nachos are another way to make one dish and add chips.
This nacho recipe works for any occasion, not just game day.
Easy Game Day Appetizer Recipes To Try
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Easy Game Day Appetizer Recipes To Try
These tater tots are just perfect for game day! Plus, they're pretty easy to make and will go fast!
Seven Layer Dip Recipe
Seven Layer Dip is a classic dip perfect for your next party or your next excuse to finish off the bag of chips!
Easy Taco Dip
This Easy Taco Dip is a super simple dip that’s loaded with flavor and is a guaranteed hit at any cookout this summer.
Air Fryer Korean-Style BBQ Chicken Wings
These wings look amazing! These Air Fryer Korean-Style BBQ Chicken Wings are a lighter way to enjoy the flavors of Korean wings
Little Smokies Crescent Rolls - Mini Pigs in a Blanket!
Little Smokies Crescent Rolls aka Mini Pigs in a Blanket are easy to make and the perfect appetizer for casual parties.
Easy Baked Cheeseburger Sliders
This recipe for Easy Baked Cheeseburger sliders won’t have you flipping individual patties!
Easy Game Day Football Potato Skins
This simple party appetizer is a definite crowd-pleaser and only takes minutes to make.
Chili Stuffed Potato Skins (Paleo, Whole30)
If you’re looking for the best ever Whole30 and Paleo potato skins recipe for game day, this is one to try!
Have a game day party at home with our Loaded Air Fryer Potatoes topped with French Onion Dip. This is a delicious game day appetizer you and your guests will enjoy!
Twice Baked Potato Skins That Are Delectable For Any Party
Make these Twice Baked Potato Skins for your next party. They’re great for a Super Bowl party, tailgating or even a BBQ.
How to Easily Create An Epic Gluten Free Charcuterie Board
Want to switch it up for the game day? Try creating An Epic Gluten-Free Charcuterie Board
We love a good spread, and we're digging grazing boards! If you're planning to serve chicken wings at your game day event, then this platter of three different wing recipes should be on the menu!
Keto Loaded Nachos - Everyday Shortcuts
These keto loaded nachos are the perfect appetizer for the big game, pot luck or get together.
Hosting a game day party at your house, and you love tacos? Then this game day taco bar should be the way to go. Use our instructions to set-up your own taco bar!
Honey Butter Chicken Biscuits: Spicy Southern Style
Honey butter chicken biscuits are quick and easy for breakfast, lunch, or snacks!
Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Wings Recipe
Crispy oven-baked chicken wings recipe has a spicy herb coating and a sweet, tongue-tingling honey bourbon glaze.
Easy Cheesy Bean Dip Recipe
My cheesy bean dip recipe is simple, quick, and perfect for the holidays.
Super Easy Game Day Bacon Cheddar Dip
Here is a super easy and delicious bacon cheddar dip that is a sure crowd pleaser!
Parmesan Garlic Chicken Wings
You can't go wrong with a mix of fresh fruit and frozen appetizers!
What a spread for game day! Use this as inspiration to put together your own game-day snack grazing board!
Not everything has to be hot and delicious. Sometimes serving a cold appetizer is ideal for a game day watch party!
Hot Artichoke Dip Recipe
Having a variety of dips is an easy way to make sure your guests are happy. This dip looks simple to make and it will be a hit with people who like a little spice.
Homemade Cheeseburger Poppers
Want to serve burgers without the hassle of barbecuing? This might be the recipe for you.
BBQ Chicken Nachos
Just about everyone loves nachos and I have no doubt these will be a hit. You can really get creative and play around with your toppings.
How To Throw a Salad Bar Party and a Printable • The Pinning Mama
This sounds like a pretty great idea and a great way to serve some healthy food at your game day party!
Here’s our process of preparing for a successful football party:
Every successful party starts with planning. How many people do you plan to feed? Do you have enough space to hold all of these people? How big is the T.V.? What dishes will be served? Are you going to use paper plates or wash dishes? How many dishes do you want to have? Will there be alcohol or other beverages served at your party? Once you can answer some of these questions, make a shopping list for your groceries and supplies.
Also, list everything you must do before and on the day of the party. Having a list will help you stay on track and organized!
2. Set a budget
It’s very easy to overspend on a tailgate party; I highly suggest setting a budget on how much you want to spend on the food and decorations. Also, if people are coming over, tell them to bring a passing dish or a few bucks.
3. Go Shopping
The week or the weekend before our party, I like to shop. I don’t want to buy a ton of food too far in advance and risk items going bad or being eaten by the hungry boys in my house. Items such as drinks, chips, paper products, and even meat can be bought a few weeks in advance. I buy fresh fruit, salads, and other finger food a few days before the party.
4. The Night Before
The night before, we like to prep the food. Some dishes may require sitting in a fridge for a few hours. In other dishes, such as our chicken wings, we allow them to marinate into a spicy seasoning mix overnight. We will also make our dessert dishes the night before. That’s just a few things you can check off your list!
5. Game Day
On game day, I like getting up early and ensuring the house is clean. Be sure the bathroom(s) are stocked with enough toilet paper and drying towels. If I am going to decorate, I will get that set up. A few hours before the party, the food goes into the oven, and I go over my list to ensure nothing is forgotten. I recommend going the paper product route. That’s less clean-up for you and more downtime to enjoy the game(s) and your guests.
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What is your go-to game day recipe?
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