It’s game day! Which means you need all the delicious football party food! 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.

a photo collage of football food to make for game day.

If you make one of these recipes for your next watching party, tag @saltandbaker on Instagram so that I can see what you’re making (and who you’re rooting for)! 😉


Sausage Dip
The most addicting creamy sausage chip dip!
A hand dipping a chip into sausage dip.
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Pepperoni Pizza Dip
This pepperoni pizza dip is the perfect appetizer for parties and game day!
A cast iron skillet with baked pizza dough balls along the perimeter and pizza dip in the center.
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Cream Cheese Fruit Dip
A sweet dip, perfect for dipping fresh fruit.
A close up photo of a cream cheese fruit dip surrounded by grapes, strawberries, and blueberries.
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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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Caramel Apple Dip
Hands down the BEST apple dip you’ll ever eat!
A hand dipping an apple into caramel dip.
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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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Caramelized Onion Dip
This caramelized onion dip is the perfect party food for any gathering! It’s flavorful and delicious! 
Onion dip in a bowl with ruffled potato chips around the bowl.
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Finger Foods

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.
Loaded nachos on a baking sheet.
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Crispy Baked Potato Wedges
Potato wedges that are baked to crispy perfection.
A plate of Crispy Baked Potato Wedges with a small bowl of ketchup.
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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!
Three Italian Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms on a tan plate against white background.
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Buffalo Chicken Bites
Perfectly crisp buffalo chicken bites with a homemade bleu cheese dip is a classic appetizer that everyone loves!
Overhead photo of Buffalo Chicken Bites on a plate and bleu cheese dip in a bowl.
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Ham and Cheese Sliders
These baked ham and cheese sliders are the perfect appetizer, lunch, or dinner! They're topped with a buttery honey mustard and poppyseed mayo.
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Wingers Sticky Fingers
These taste just like Wingers classic and iconic sticky fingers! They're finger-licking good!
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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.
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Main Course

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! 
Three bowls of sweet and spicy chili with saltine crackers scattered around the bowls.
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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. 
Grape jelly bbq meatballs on a black rimmed plate with sauce drizzling over the side of the plate.
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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!
A bacon burger on a cutting board with green lettuce and purple onion on the burger.
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These soft scotcharoos are soft (not hard!) and topped with a smooth butterscotch chocolate topping.
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BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies
The BEST chocolate chip cookies ever! This is my go-to recipe. These cookies are soft and chewy with slightly crisp edges with really soft centers. We use semi-sweet chocolate chips, mini chocolate chips, and a chopped bittersweet baking bar to deliver the ULTIMATE chocolate chip cookie! Top it off with some sea salt and you're good to go!
The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies topped with sea salt on a gray background.
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Nutella Brownies
Densely packed Nutella Brownies! Soft, thick, and chewy! These brownies are loaded with Nutella and studded with chocolate chips, they are sure to a new favorite!
Nutella Brownies topped with sea salt on a white background.
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Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe
A homemade vanilla ice cream that is creamy, silk smooth, and full of pure vanilla flavor.
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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!
A bowl of muddy buddies.
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