Game day appetizers are a great addition to your next football party! It’s nearly impossible to watch football without eating some kind of snack or appetizer. Especially if you have friends over to watch the game with you. If you are throwing a football party and need some game day appetizers, we are here to help you out with twenty awesome snacks to keep your guests satisfied.
1. Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers
Instead of the traditional jalapeno poppers appetizer often seen on game days, try out this recipe from SoberJulie.com. The best part about this recipe is that it only has three ingredients and it’s actually super easy to make.
2. Bacon Crackers
Brown sugar. Bacon. Crackers. Does that sound like a recipe for a delicious game day appetizer? Because it is. TipHero.com has a recipe for bacon crackers that are guaranteed to be a hit with your game day guests.
3. Baked Crab Popper Delights
For those who can’t resist anything with crab in it, this game day appetizer is for you. They are super delicious, are easy to pop in your mouth and will probably be one of the fastest disappearing appetizers at the party. You can find the recipe at JustaPinch.com.
4. Stuffed Mushrooms
These cream cheese stuffed mushrooms are super delicious, easy to eat and will definitely be a hit at your next game day party. They aren’t difficult to make, so head on over to AllSheCooks.com and try them out.
5. World’s Best Spinach and Artichoke Dip
RaeGunRamblings.com claims they have the recipe for the world’s best spinach and artichoke; a dish popular at many game day parties. This recipe includes artichoke hearts and spinach, of course, but also includes diced chilies, a stick of butter and Romano cheese.
6. Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
Buffalo chicken wings are a staple as a game day appetizer all over the country, but what about buffalo chicken meatballs? This recipe from TidyMom.net will have your friends asking for the recipe at the end of the party.
7. Blackened Shrimp Avocado Cucumber Bites
For a game day appetizer a little on the fancier side and one that is sure to impress your guests is this blackened shrimp avocado cucumber recipe from ClosetCooking.com. Seafood lovers and avocado lovers will love this treat especially.
8. Cowboy Caviar
For those who have never heard of such a thing as cowboy caviar, this game day appetizer recipe from BudgetBytes.com is basically a cross between bean salad and fresh salsa. It’s a Mexican dip that will definitely keep your party guests happy if they are craving some sort of salsa dip.
9. Easy Pull Apart Pizza Bread
This easy pull apart pizza bread recipe from Sweet and Simple Living is sure to be a hit among guests as a game day appetizer. You pull it apart, so it’s made for sharing. And for those who want the flavor of pizza without actually eating pizza, this is your solution.
10. Pickle Rollups
This game day appetizer is for the person who doesn’t like cooking and wants to whip up something super simple. Basically all you need to do is buy some pickles, lunch meat and cream cheese and throw them together. The recipe can be found on PipandEbby.com.
11. Crock Pit Little Smokies
Little Smokies make for an excellent game day appetizer as they are small, delicious and easy to eat. DearCrissy.com has a 3 ingredient recipe that is super easy and quick to throw together in a crock pot.
12. Honey Garlic Chicken Skewers
This recipe is actually not too hard to make. You basically just cut up some chicken breasts, put them on skewers and season them. You need to make these well in advance, though, as the chicken needs to marinate in the sauce for at least two hours. The recipe can be found on SoberJulie.com.
13. Texas Trash Dip
If you’re looking for a super cheesy bean dip to serve as a game day appetizer this year, Texas Trash dip may be your answer. This recipe from anaffairfromtheheart.com features refried beans, cream cheese, sour cream and two kinds of shredded cheese. It’s a bean dip you’ll want to make over and over again!
14. Ham and Swiss Sliders
These ham and swiss sliders from gracefullittlehoneybee.com are super tasty and filling and will definitely impress and satisfy your guests who are hungry for a game day appetizer that’s a little more filling than chips and dip.
15. Cheddar Bacon Tortilla Pinwheels
These cheddar bacon tortilla pinwheels from inspiredbycharm.com are delicious and satisfying and something you will probably find yourself making again and again. You simply make a spread, spread it all over a tortilla, roll it up and cut into slices. Super easy!
16. Italian Pinwheels
This Italian inspired pinwheels from tornadoughalli.com are a great game day appetizer and they are easy to make. They include salami, pepperoni, provolone cheese, and romaine lettuce, all wrapped up in a burrito sized tortilla. It also includes a zesty pepper spread which provides excellent additional flavor.
17. Cheesy Sausage Dip
This game day appetizer is a dip made with sausage, cream cheese and velveeta cheese. Um, yes, please. This dip is super creamy and cheesy and will satisfy anyone’s junk food cravings. You can find the entire recipe on SouthernBite.com.
18. Homemade Pizza Rolls
Sure, you could go to the store, grab some frozen pizza rolls and bring them as a game day appetizer to any football party, but why not make your own? If you’re interested in adding a homemade flavor to your pizza rolls, check out the recipe from Simply Stacie.
19. Bacon-Wrapped Smokies with Brown Sugar and Butter
Okay, so this is probably the most unhealthy recipe on this entire list, but it’s worth mentioning, as it’s super freaking delicious. For anyone who loves bacon as well as little smokies, this recipe is a must try. You can find it at TastyKitchen.com.
20. Cheesy Bacon Stuffed Mini Peppers
For a mixture of something healthy with something not quite as healthy, try these bacon stuffed mini peppers from BelleoftheKitchen.com. Consuming the bacon and cheesy goodness that are these game day appetizers may make you feel just a little bit of guilt, but the peppers will make up for that, as they are vegetables, after all. This is one of the best game day appetizers!