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!
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A hand dipping a chip into sausage dip.
Pepperoni Pizza Dip
This pepperoni pizza dip is the perfect appetizer for parties and game day!
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A cast iron skillet with baked pizza dough balls along the perimeter and pizza dip in the center.
Cream Cheese Fruit Dip
A sweet dip, perfect for dipping fresh fruit.
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A close up photo of a cream cheese fruit dip surrounded by grapes, strawberries, and blueberries.
Buffalo Chicken Dip
This is one of our favorite dips!
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A hand dipping a tortilla chip into homemade buffalo chicken dip.
Caramel Apple Dip
Hands down the BEST apple dip you’ll ever eat!
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A hand dipping an apple into caramel dip.
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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Bowl of guacamole surrounded by tortilla chips, cilantro, and limes.
Caramelized Onion Dip
This caramelized onion dip is the perfect party food for any gathering! It’s flavorful and delicious! 
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Onion dip in a bowl with ruffled potato chips around the bowl.
Beet Hummus
Delicious beet hummus with ricotta, chickpeas and coriander. 
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Beet Hummus in a bowl surrounded by crackers, sliced cucumbers, and naan bread.

Finger Foods

Maple Bacon Popcorn
This maple bacon popcorn is the perfect sweet and salty snack! 
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Overhead photo of a bowl of maple bacon popcorn with popcorn kernels scattered around the bowl and a bowl of maple syrup in the top corner.
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.
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Loaded nachos on a baking sheet.
Crispy Baked Potato Wedges
Potato wedges that are baked to crispy perfection.
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A plate of Crispy Baked Potato Wedges with a small bowl of ketchup.
Italian Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
The perfect appetizer for those mushroom loving peeps!
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A plate with 3 Italian Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms on it.
How to Make Movie Theater Popcorn
This 3 ingredient movie theater popcorn tastes JUST like the popcorn served at the theaters!
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A close up photo of movie theater popcorn in a red bowl.

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! 
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Three bowls of sweet and spicy chili with saltine crackers scattered around the bowls.
Wingers Sticky Fingers
These taste just like Wingers classic and iconic sticky fingers! They're finger-licking good!
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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. 
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Grape jelly bbq meatballs on a black rimmed plate with sauce drizzling over the side of the plate.
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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Overhead photo of Buffalo Chicken Bites on a plate and bleu cheese dip in a bowl.
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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A bacon burger on a cutting board with green lettuce and purple onion on the burger.
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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A spatula holding up a baked ham and cheese slider.
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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A hand pulling apart a pizza roll showcasing a long cheese pull.


Lets be real, every party has dessert. Here are some of my favorites to make for game day!

Texas Sheet Cake Recipe
This Texas sheet cake is so yummy! We love that it's easy to make. The cake is moist and the frosting is irresistible.
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A Texas sheet cake with one serving of cake removed from the pan.
Oreo Ice Cream Cake
Layers of crushed Oreo, cookies and cream ice cream, hot fudge, and whipped cream make this a perfect dessert for hot summer days!
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Delicious Oreo Ice Cream Cake on a white plate with hot fudge melting down the sides.
These soft scotcharoos are soft (not hard!) and topped with a smooth butterscotch chocolate topping.
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Scotcharoos cut into squares.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
The BEST chocolate chip cookies ever! This is my go-to recipe. Always has been, always will be. 
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Chocolate Chip Cookies against a white background.
Chocolate Eclair Cake
This no-bake Chocolate Eclair Cake is magical! It's super simple to make, requires basic ingredients, and tastes just like an eclair! Make this and you won't be disappointed.
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Slice of Chocolate Eclair Cake on a plate, with a fork next to the cake.
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!
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The ultimate Nutella Brownie! This brownie is packed with Nutella. It's a thick, soft, chewy brownie that will be hard to resist!
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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An ice cream scoop scooping out a portion of homemade vanilla ice cream.
No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie
If you like peanut butter, you'll love this pie! It's a great (and easy) recipe you can make year-round.
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A no-bake peanut butter pie topped with chopped Reese's peanut butter cups.
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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A bowl of muddy buddies.

What’s your favorite football party food?