Spice Up Your Game Day

16 Recipes to Spice Up Your Game Day

You plan the party, we’ll plan the menu. Whether it’s football, basketball, or hockey, nothing kicks off the big game like an all-star lineup of tasty snacks and drinks. You’ll keep sports fanatics talking with these easy game-day recipes and ideas.

1. Mile-High Nachos

Holy guacamole, are these nachos good! An expert nacho-stacking technique leaves no chip un-cheesed—so everyone gets a taste of this epic stack. The best part? You can add whatever you want…prefer steak to chicken? You got it. Like fresh jalapeños? Use those instead of the pickled kind. Plus, homemade guac. There’s nothing better to please a crowd.

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Mile High Nachos

2. Bloody Beer

Think about the best parts of a Bloody Mary, combined with your favorite lager. That’s a Bloody Beer. Enjoy this bar-style cocktail at the game or brunch—the choice is yours. It’s a perfect, slightly spicy combination of tomato juice, lime, seasonings, and beer.

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Bloody Beer

3. Stuffed Pepper Poppers

No game-day spread is complete without a tray of killer bite-sized appetizers—and this recipe delivers. The combination of crispy bacon, sweet mini peppers, and a creamy, cheesy filling is a total touchdown.

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Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Pepper Poppers

4. Michelada

What is a Michelada? Well, it’s a Mexican-style beer cocktail that will seriously turn up the flavor of your favorite lagers. Our take on a Michelada combines Mexican lager with Worcestershire, soy sauce, and a hint of hot sauce, for a drink that packs a little punch. Take one sip, and you’ll be totally refreshed and in love with this trendy recipe. You’ll want to make a whole pitcher!

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5. Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings

Any time is the right time for serious, spicy chicken wings, and game day is no exception. The combination of hot Sriracha, honey, and lime juice gives these wings a kick that’s all their own. These snacks are the perfect combination of spicy and sweet, and they’re so good, you’ll be licking your fingers.

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Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings

6. Spicy Snack Mix

Keep your “team” fed with an easy, budget-friendly snack mix that’s sure to satisfy sports fans of all ages. This mix is perfect for munching, and since it’s homemade, there are fewer preservatives than you’ll get in store-bought bags.

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Spicy Snack Mix

7. “Nacho” Average Snack

Be the MVP of the day when you replace tortilla chips with grilled zucchini slices for a healthy spin on nachos.

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Zucchini Nachos

8. Sweetness

Nothing tastes sweeter than victory. Well, except for chocolate-dipped strawberries! These sweets get a game-day flourish with an easy-to-create football design.

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Chocolate Dipped Football Strawberries

9. Game Faces

When the game gets serious, lighten the mood with goofy pizza faces. This recipe is perfect to make when kids are at the party.

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Mini Pizzas

10. Game Day Taco Cups

Say goodbye to double dippers! All the fun and flavor of a taco dip gets packed into individual, bite-sized cups. Nobody will even have to take their eyes off the TV.

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Bite Sized Taco Cups

11. Super Bowl of Chili

Chili and football go hand-in-hand! This easy, meatless version is served up in a red bell pepper cup. More flavor…less mess.

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Super Bowl Chili

12. The Pocket

Prevent food fumbles! With these savory Mini Football Sliders, French roll pockets protect a yummy meatball, just like an offensive line protects their quarterback.

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Mini Football Sliders

13. Touchdown Pretzel ‘N Cheese

Cheese in the shape of a football! Is there anything better? Served with a selection of crackers, this recipe will score with party guests.

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Pretzel & Cheese Football

14. Hole in One

Learn how to turn a package of hot dogs and a box of corn muffin mix into one of the most delicious party snacks ever.

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Snack Size Corndogs

15. Garnished Chips

These homemade potato chips with a little creamy salsa garnish add big wow factor to any party. Plus, it ensures everyone gets just the right amount of dip on every chip.

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Garnished Chips

16. Super Brownies

Easily turn basic brownie mix into a batch of chocolate-coated footballs.

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Double Chocolate Browie Footballs

11 Responses to 16 Recipes to Spice Up Your Game Day

  1. Sandra November 4, 2016 at 10:19 am #

    Love the “Nacho” Average Snack with the zucchini! Such a great idea!

  2. Bre February 2, 2017 at 6:41 pm #

    The Game Day Taco Cups are the perfect appetizer! No more double dipping in the taco dip! Brilliant!

  3. Ruby February 4, 2017 at 4:24 pm #

    I’m going to make the wing tomorrow!

  4. Janice Marshall January 31, 2018 at 3:29 pm #

    hello, your charming Mother-In Law here.. I was scanning through the recipes.. printed several.. will certainly give them a try.. MILE High nachos.. !!!! perfect.. and the cheese football. sounds good for Sunday dinner snacks etc.. card night here..
    thanks for sharing..

  5. Lindy Bay February 1, 2018 at 1:31 pm #

    These recipes look so fun . Thanks for sharing. Passing them on to my daughter in law.?

  6. Maria February 1, 2018 at 3:46 pm #

    Super cute ideas ! Love the strawberries!

  7. Nene February 1, 2018 at 10:23 pm #

    I can’t wait to try all of these recipes. They all sound very tasty with quick preparation time.

  8. Nancy Marino February 2, 2018 at 10:41 am #

    Oh my gosh…. such fabulous ideas. I sure wish my printer worked…..
    Love Pampered Chef…..

  9. Beryl Champagne February 3, 2018 at 7:54 am #

    love all the recipes how do i print them. Thank Beryl

  10. Bernadette Blong February 4, 2018 at 7:26 pm #

    I can see the wings becoming a party favorite in my family. I’m definitely going to try the Michelada. too.

  11. Linda Mercure February 7, 2018 at 12:33 pm #

    Linda Mercure here. Love the Mile High Nachos, the Nacho Average Snack, and Game Faces. We usually get together on the weekends sometimes to play cards or just have a game nite. These recipes would be just right for our get togethers. .

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