It’s game day! Which means you need all the best football foods to share! This list contains everything from dips, finger foods, to main course and desserts! Each of these game day recipes will feed a crowd.

Let’s be real, when you’re watching sports there’s usually a handful of people joining in on the fun. You definitely want happy guests, and these recipes will make you the official MVP. 💪


This flavor-packed sausage dip is a definite crowd-pleaser! I absolutely love sausage and this creamy sausage dip delivers on all accounts. It’s easy to make, delicious, and provides a fun variety to your appetizer spreads! It’s one of the best game day dips in my opinion.

Jimmy Dean Sausage Dip (with cream cheese)
The most addicting creamy sausage chip dip!
Cream Cheese Sausage Dip in a white bowl topped with chopped jalapeños.
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Pizza and football is the perfect indulgent combination in my opinion! This pepperoni pizza dip is so fun for big groups, too! The pizza dip is creamy and delicious!

Pepperoni Pizza Dip
This pepperoni pizza dip is the perfect appetizer for parties and game day!
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I love having a fruit dip option when it comes to party planning. Savory dips are surely delicious, but it’s so refreshing to have a delicious dip for all those yummy fresh fruits! 

Cream Cheese Fruit Dip
A sweet dip, perfect for dipping fresh fruit.
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For all those buffalo sauce lovers out there, this is the dip for you! It’s packed with chicken and has a fun addition of the blue cheese on top, one of my favorite combinations! 

Buffalo Chicken Dip with Blue Cheese
This buffalo chicken dip is the best ever! Lots of shredded chicken is mixed with ranch dressing, buffalo sauce, and cream cheese. Top this with blue cheese and bake until warm and bubbly. We like to serve this with tortilla chips but you can also enjoy this dip with celery sticks, crackers, or bread.
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Guacamole is all about ratio! I love this recipe because it really delivers all the flavors you want in your guacamole. Your party guests will go crazy for this guacamole! 

Healthy Guacamole Recipe
This fresh guacamole recipe is made with ripe avocado, garlic, fresh cilantro, onion, tomatoes, and lime juice. We use this guacamole all the time and it makes for the perfect chip dip too!
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This onion dip will convince you to never buy chip dips ever again! It’s super delicious, easy to make and is well loved by everyone who tries is! 

Cream Cheese Onion Dip
This caramelized onion dip made with cream cheese and sour cream is the perfect party food for any gathering! It's flavorful and delicious! 
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Pairing pico de gallo with guacamole is the perfect combination. They complement each other so well yet are crazy delicious on their own, too. 

Pico de Gallo Recipe
This easy Pico de Gallo Recipe is made with the perfect ratios of onion, tomato, cilantro, and lime. We add just a small amount of jalapeno (don't worry, it doesn't make it spicy) for some flavor. Enjoy this fresh Pico de Gallo on tacos or as a chip dip!
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This spinach artichoke dip gives me all the cozy feels. It’s the perfect dip to serve hot or cold and is delicious with chips, breads, crackers and more! 

Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip
This hot spinach artichoke dip is the perfect appetizer to serve at parties or gatherings. It's creamy, cheesy, and has a hint of garlic flavor too!
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Finger Foods

These loaded nachos are topped with all your favorite nacho toppings and are the perfect game day finger food! 

Beef Loaded Nachos
These loaded nachos are just that… LOADED! Topped with ground beef, CHEESE, beans, salsa, tomatoes, avocado, and sour cream. This is a great appetizer or game day food.
Sheet pan nachos topped with beef, sour cream, tomatoes, cilantro, and avocado.
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Root for your favorite team with these delicious crispy baked potato wedges! They are the perfect homemade fries recipe that all your guests will enjoy! They are crispy on the outside and soft in the inside!

Air Fryer Potato Wedges
Potato wedges that are air fried to crispy perfection.
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Need a different option than chips and dips? These stuffed mushrooms are a perfect way to bring diversity into your party spread. They are packed with delicious Italian seasoning and are oh so creamy. 

Italian Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
Mushrooms are stuffed with a cream cheese and Italian sausage mixture. Each mushroom is topped with seasoned bread crumbs and fresh parsley. These stuffed mushrooms are absolutely delicious and the perfect party or finger food!
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Pair the buffalo chicken dip with these buffalo chicken bites and we are on board football fans! These chicken bites are perfect for dipping in some of my other delicious dips listed above as well!

Buffalo Chicken Bites
Perfectly crisp buffalo chicken bites with a homemade bleu cheese dip is a classic appetizer that everyone loves!
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Wanting to provide more of a meal option for game day? These ham and cheese sliders are the perfect party addition to bulk up your spread! They are packed with ham, melted Swiss cheese baked in a delicious honey mustard sauce. 

Hawaiian Ham and Swiss Sliders
These baked ham and cheese sliders are the perfect appetizer, lunch, or dinner! They're topped with a homemade honey mustard and buttery poppy seed and Worcestershire dressing.
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You can’t get more classic than wings and football! Make life easier and make these Wingers sticky fingers instead! All the flavor of wings with zero bones! 

Wingers Sticky Fingers
These taste just like Wingers classic and iconic sticky fingers! They're finger-licking good!
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These pizza rolls are the perfect finger food! Each roll is its own little pizza — perfect for potlucks and game day parties alike! 

Pizza Rolls
Cheese and pepperoni are encased in a ball of pizza dough then topped with a butter, herb, and parmesan sauce. These pizza rolls can be served for dinner or at a party.
Two hands pulling a pizza roll apart showing the stretchy mozzarella cheese and pepperoni inside.
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Show off your air fryer skills with these easy air fryer waffle fries! This is great recipe if you are looking for something easy and delicious!

Air Fryer Waffle Fries
Its easy to make waffle fries in the air fryer, just takes 3 ingredients and 10 minutes!
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Add these baked zucchini fries to your party menu if you are looking for healthy fries to serve! They are breaded in a delicious parmesan seasoned breading and taste of so yummy dipped in marinara sauce!

Zucchini Fries
Crispy baked zucchini fries are a delicious side to serve with any meal! So easy to make and so yummy!
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This is a fun recipe to add to your party planning! Having homemade pretzels with all the delicious dips creates another element than just having only chips to dip in things 🙂 Trust me, these are just what your football party is missing! 

Homemade Soft Pretzels
These homemade pretzels are soft, buttery, and easy to make! 
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Looking for a fancier vibe? These caramelized onion and goat cheese crostini are SO easy to make but definitely level-up your game day vibe. The goat cheese is smooth and delicious paired with the caramelized onion. 

Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Crostini
A sophisticated enough for holiday parties yet easy enough for barbecues or casual get togethers. Perfectly caramelized onions crown a bed of thyme infused goat cheese. 
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Main Course

This is honestly the best chili I’ve ever tasted! It’s got a delicious spice and sweet notes that marry well together. The sausage and beef + brown sugar is a match made in heaven!

Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Chili
This sweet and spicy chili has the perfect balance of sweet and spicy! Plus, for added convenience it’s made in the slow cooker AND it feeds a crowd! 
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Want a good crockpot recipe for game day? This is the one. Trust me on this! You only need 3 ingredients to make these delicious crockpot meatballs. It’s such a great way to incorporate a meat into your menu while making the prep SO easy. 

Grape Jelly Meatballs
Traditional grape jelly meatballs are the perfect appetizer for game day or parties! These meatballs can also be served with rice and a side of veggies for a complete meal. 
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Adding a delicious burger to your football festivities is nice, but adding these bacon burgers is MVP status for sure! The bacon burger patty is loaded with spices and bacon to really hit home that delicious bacon flavor. 

Bacon Burgers
These are easily the best bacon burgers you'll ever have! These juicy hamburgers are loaded with bacon and the perfect seasoning blends. So good you'll be asking for seconds!
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This is my go-to dessert when I’m wanting to feed a big group of people. It’s easy to make and makes a lot! The delicious chocolate topping is soft and smooth atop crunchy butterscotch Rice Krispies.

These soft scotcharoos are soft (not hard!) and topped with a smooth butterscotch chocolate topping.
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It’s really not a party without some muddy buddies in my opinion! And this recipe brings you the perfect chocolate and peanut butter ratio. You’ll probably want to make one batch for yourself and then another to share!

Small Batch Muddy Buddies
When you're craving muddy buddies but you dont want to make a FULL batch. This small batch muddy buddy recipe delivers the perfect amount!
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This is one of my most popular recipes on my blog! And lucky for you, it’s the perfect dessert to share with your party guests. My husband said “all the protein balls” when it comes to the best game day foods. 😂 

No-Bake Energy Bites
A perfectly portioned healthy snack. One that’s portable and delicious. 
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These chocolate peanut butter protein balls get the same comments every time I make them: “these taste just like no-bake cookies!” And they do! I’m always looking for recipes that are super healthy but taste like dessert ha! 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls
An easy protein ball recipe that will have you eating this for breakfast, snack, and dessert! 😉
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I’m at it again making healthy snacks that taste like cookies! These snickerdoodle protein balls have that yummy snickerdoodle flavor! It’s a fun twist on your traditional protein/energy balls. It’s a fun sweet snack for the game!

Snickerdoodle Protein Balls
These cinnamon loaded energy bites are a delicious and healthy snack to enjoy any time of day!
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Are you a big lover of oatmeal raisin cookies? Looking for a healthier version? Here it is! Share these delicious oatmeal raisin protein balls at your next football event. 

No-Bake Oatmeal Raisin Protein Balls
A perfectly portioned snack that’s healthy AND delicious! These energy bites taste like oatmeal raisin cookies, but without the guilt.
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These healthy almond joy bites bring the delicious flavors of an almond joy into a health protein snack! These are the best finger food desserts that are super shareable. 

Almond Joy Protein Balls
These Almond Joy Protein Balls are packed with chocolate protein powder, delicious almond butter, and Almond Joy ingredients such as almonds, coconut, and chocolate! Such an easy to make snack that's healthy and portable.
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This recipe was originally published on Dec. 19, 2020. It was republished on Feb. 1, 2022, to include additional information and recipes.