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Gameday Recipes for Football Season

Football season has begun! What are you cooking for the games? We have to have things to munch on! I know this time of year is great for new recipes, especially good ones to try out for game days. I’ve found what I think are some of the tastiest recipes out there, a lot of which you can decorate to look like a football! You’ll have to let me know which one’s you try out! Wishing all your teams the best luck this season and let’s get to eating!

Beer Dip

Dips are a huge part of game day. They are what starts the game out! Beer dip is a classic and fantastic crowd pleaser! This recipe is super easy to follow and you can dip fresh vegetables, pretzels or chips in this cheese dip. It’s the perfect addition to you your party table!


Garlic Parmesan Ranch Pretzels

Have you ever made your own snack mix? It’s something I want to try more of. This is great because it takes virtually no time to prepare and tastes out of this world! Use these as their own snack mix or top them with one of these dip recipes!

Slow Cooker Buffalo Dip

Buffalo chicken anything is like the mascot of the kitchen for football season. This dip is super cheesy, a little bit spicy and best of all- so easy to make. It can all be made in a crockpot, which it can stay in to scoop out and serve or be transferred to a dish. Does anyone else love a good slow cooker recipe? Chips and fresh veggies are great to dip into this. Buffalo dip is definitely one of the more popular recipes out there and dips are easy party foods anyway, so try out this fun snack because it’ll quickly become one of your favorite game day recipes.


Spicy Honey Sriracha Dip

I love a good spicy dip! This one is pretty unique and I’m excited to make it for football games! It pairs well with tortilla chips and I can guarantee you everyone will be begging you for the recipe! This creamy dip features hot sauce to combine spicy with creamy to dip your favorite chips in while you watch your favorite teams.

Three Bean Turkey Chili

Chili is a great recipe to get ready for the cooler weather. This one is delicious and you can dip tortilla chips or bread into it! It’s super hearty and only takes about 45 minutes to make, which is like a record for chili! You can also freeze it to save.


Crispy Buffalo Wings

Buffalo wings are a must for game day! This recipe is so crispy and delicious, dip them in ranch or blue cheese dressing and you are golden! These are actually baked, so there’s no oil frying that will make a mess or possibly burn you. I love recipes that make cooking easier! Honestly, you can even make these in an air fryer for your watch party. Chicken wings are one of the best finger foods for the big game. Football food can come in all forms and this easy recipe makes for the perfect appetizer.


Cheesy Pizza Hot Dogs

I’ve never made these before and I’m excited to, especially because I think my kids will enjoy them! I think these are a more fun version of pigs in a blanket and they’re bigger so they’re more filling. They look kinda fancy, right? Pizza rolls and hot dogs are both great tailgate foods, so why not combine the two to create a delicious appetizer!


Mac and Cheese Stuffed Zucchini

I’ve seen a lot of mac and cheese stuffed recipes before, but nothing like this one! I’m a huge zucchini fan, so I’ve been dying to try this out. I love that there’s a vegetable involved, even if it is breaded. Half Baked Harvest always has such delicious recipes, so I’m sure this one is going to be a fan favorite, as well!


Waffle Iron Pizzas

Now these are an iconic recipe! Did you know you can make little pizzas in waffle irons? They’re incredibly easy to make and they taste amazing. I love how quickly they cook in the waffle irons, too, rather than waiting for them to cook in an oven. The texture is a fun addition and you can cut them into fun shapes if you’d like! Put any fillings you’d like- we like pepperoni, mushrooms and peppers around here.


Pulled Pork Sliders

Sliders make me think of summer for some reason and I want to hold onto a little bit of that feeling going into fall. These are smaller so they’re simple to make and you can even make the pork in a crock pot to make it easier.



Now these are cool! I’ve never seen a potato used as a taco before and honestly, I think it’s genius! You can fill them with anything you’d like and use any type of potato you wish. Sweet potatoes are creamier, so they’re probably best and they are healthier, which is great! Perfect to make into a vegetarian and vegan meal, as well.

Sheet Pan Nachos

Nachos are a classic food for games. I love this recipe because it can all be made on a single sheetpan, which not only makes for easy cleanup, but simple cooking! Add the toppings you like or try out the ones in this recipe! It’s also super easy to make into a vegetarian dish, if you’d like.


Slow Cooked Beef Brisket Tacos

Brisket is such a fantastic option for taco fillings. Slow cooked is even better, it just melts in your mouth! This is also great because you could save the brisket for other recipes like quesadillas or with mac and cheese, etc. These tacos are sure to be a crowd pleaser! You can fill them with everything in this recipe or amend to your own choices.


Football Cake Pops

This recipe is for everyone, especially the kids! Who doesn’t love cake pops?! These are so good and surprisingly simple to make. Your kids will love to help bake them, as well and you can get creative with the decorations! They’re also a great treat because they’re already portioned out individually so everyone can grab their own.


Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are a classic dessert option. Everyone loves them and you can never just have one.. or two. This recipe looks so fluffy and delicious, I’m excited to try it out! The perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe is hard to come by, so these will be fun to try out!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

Now this is the kinda dip I like! This is super fun because it’s a dessert, but it can be shaped like a football to get into the game day spirit! You can dip graham crackers, apples, vanilla wafers or even pretzels in it. I think my kids will definitely be excited about this one!


This post was originally published September 9th, 2022*

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37 thoughts on “Gameday Recipes for Football Season”

  1. What yummy options! The football cakepops are simply darling! I’m going to have to try the slow cooker buffalo dip – looks divine!

  2. Kitchen Mosaic Backsplash

    Football season is the best…I am drooling….everything looks so so good…Great selection and recipes, thank you so much…

  3. These are all making my mouth water! If I had to pick 2 favorites, it would be the Garlic Parmesan Ranch Pretzels and the Po Tacos….because I love potatoes, especially sweet potatoes!

  4. These all look delicious. We entertain quite a bit and I have been planning on finding some new recipes. Now I don’t have to search several sites. You have so many options right here. I can’t wait to start trying these.

  5. We don’t really support football in our household but that doesn’t mean we don’t love a good snack like this. Some really tasty looking recipes x

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