I don’t know about you, but I love when it is time for the Big Game. It has something for everyone. Football for the guys, commercials for the gals, and, of course, food for everyone! With the game almost upon us, you might be wondering what you are going to bring. Here are some awesome last minute game day recipes that will make you the MVP of the party.
The great thing about these recipes is there is something for everyone. From pre-game snacks, first quarter food, or the halftime main meal, you will find something to suit your every food fancy.
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So who is ready to score big with these last minute game day recipes?
Pre-Game Snack Ideas
We all know that the anticipation of the big game(especially if your team is playing) can make you work up an appetite. Here are a few snack game day recipes.
Before the game officially starts, why not enjoy some of these great appetizer ideas. My personal favorite is this easy layered chili dip recipe. You can make it ahead of time, and have it as mild or spicy as you want.
- Cheese Dip With Cumin & Cilantro
- Dried Beef Cheese Ball
- Slow Cooker Sausage Con Queso Dip
- Bacon Wrapped Crackers
First Quarter Game Day Recipes
Now that the game has officially started, why not pass around this recipe made with chicken, then check out this mouth-watering recipe for chicken artichoke puff pastry appetizers that a friend makes.
These are the perfect portable game day snacks that will get your appetite in high gear for the halftime show.
Need more appetizer ideas? Here are some more that will sure to be crowd-pleasing.
- Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers
- Southwestern Deviled Eggs With Chorizo
- Instant Pot Little Smokies With Grape Jelly
- Crispy Sauerkraut Fritters
- Ultimate Game Day Chicken Nachos
- Boozy Bacon Cheddar Bites
Now that the first half is over, it is time to enjoy some half-time food & good commercials. Here are a few to get you started. And, try to not yell or cry(remember the Budweiser commercials with the puppy and the horses?) at the commercials and half-time performances.
Game Day Recipes That Are Perfect For Halftime
Whether your team is winning, losing, or not playing at all, a slow-cooker meal for halftime will be the perfect way to refuel for the second half of the game. Here are some of my favorites:
Easy 4-Ingredient Sausage sandwiches are perfect because you can make them ahead of time, and just need to serve them when you are ready.
Other half-time game day recipes include:
- Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Cheesesteaks
- Vegan White Bean Chili
- Chicken Parmesan Sliders
- Keto Air Fryer Chicken Wings
- Hearty Beef & Bean Chili Bar
- Grilled Jamaican Jerk Chicken Wings
- Slow Cooker Pulled Pork With Coke
Whatever your eating style is for the big game, these recipes will be great for whatever quarter you are hungry in. For me, it is the entire game. I tend to eat more than I watch the commercials. And you will probably find me yelling at the game, once or twice,
Beverage Recipes For The Big Game
Of course, all this cheering and food will make you super thirsty. And what big game gathering needs is a few delicious beverages to help keep you cool. As always, before I share drink recipes, I like to urge my readers to be responsible when they enjoy them!
- Simple Berry Apple Cocktail
- Game Day Cocktails
- Super Bowl 2020 Drink Recipe Ideas
- Delicious Caribbean Drinks To Enjoy At Home
And for those kids at your party, here are 10 Fun Drinks To Serve To Kids. A great collection of non-alcoholic drinks to help them enjoy the big game.
Now that you have these recipes, you should be ready to enjoy the game with a full belly. My team isn’t playing this year, though. They did win a few years ago, and this lady got to meet the MVP of that game. Want to know who?
I can’t even tell you what a HUGE honor this was for me. He was in my store for a book signing, and he was the nicest, most humble MVP out there.
Hopefully my team will be in it again in the near future. The trouble is, the last time they were in it, I was too nervous to eat. But at least everyone else will be well fed!