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Gameday appetizers may be my very favorite excuse to get together to watch football! Can I get a shoutout for the FOOD which is the real MVP here?
Football season is approaching and I want to be ready with the best of the best appetizers for my tailgating or watch parties! I can’t resist a good game day appetizer and I don’t want you missing out either so I have rounded up all of the best! A few of my favorites are Hot Corn Dip, Bacon-Wrapped Chestnuts, and Sticky Honey Garlic Wings.
Game Day Appetizers
Be honest, do you look forward to watching the game more, or are you just there for the food? Game day appetizers are my absolute favorite thing! I love that they range from sweet to savory. This means I can have a ton of different flavors and options on my plate all at once! I think that there isn’t much better than being at a party and having what feels like unlimited options for my tastebuds! Plus, they are super simple! A lot of the time you will already have all of the ingredients on hand in your kitchen! Appetizers and snacks are so delicious and I can’t wait to gobble them all up!
Because I love game day appetizers so much, I have rounded up forty-five (see, I couldn’t stop at just a few!) different recipes. They are all quick and easy and loved by all– kids included! Because of the wide variety, I am positive that you will find something that you love. They are my favorite tried and true recipes that are so yummy that you won’t be having them only one game day. You will now have a list of go-to game day appetizers for all of your future parties and get-togethers! Happy eating!
Here are a few of my favorite game day appetizer combos. From dips to wings, served up with homemade sauces, here are a few recipes you’ve got to try out!
Meat and Cheese Platter: An assortment of cured meats, cheeses, crackers, and spreads. See my full list of charcuterie recipes here! This is one of my favorite things to serve because there’s always something for everyone.
Creamy BLT Dip
BLT Dip is an appetizer that is delightfully light and oh so good! A creamy seasoned base is topped with all the flavors of the classic BLT, you are going to love it!
Perfect Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries are crispy outside and tender inside. Lightly seasoned and golden, they are a delicious addition to any meal. These are a healthy way to indulge without the guilt. Pair them with your favorite dipping sauce and your side dish is done!
Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip is a creamy and slightly spicy chicken dip. It has all the flavors you love in your favorite hot sauce combined with more mild ranch dressing and topped off with the strong cheese.
Little Smokies, smothered in a sweet tangy BBQ sauce are one of the easiest, most loved appetizers out there. These are guaranteed to disappear whether it's for a party or dinner, these are just too tasty and fun not to eat.
Oven Baked Sheet Pan Nachos are filled with a layer of chips, ground beef, refried beans, black olives, chopped tomatoes, corn, and cheese sprinkled over top, then baked to perfection. The possibilities are endless!
Awesome 7 Layer Dip is an addicting creamy dip that includes all of your favorites, like guacamole, refried beans, and sour cream! You will be amazed how simple it is to put together such an incredibly delicious dip!
These buffalo chicken sliders are perfect for feeding a hungry crowd quickly and easily. Whether it's a weeknight dinner or a casual get-together, everyone will love the spicy rotisserie chicken sandwiched between soft dinner rolls with ranch dressing, melted cheese, and crunchy coleslaw.
This Chili's Copycat Skillet Queso combines smooth Velveeta cheese that melts magically with flavorful chili and Mexican spices in a skillet to pure queso perfection, hands down one of the best copycat recipes EVER! A super easy appetizer that will disappear faster than it took to make it.
Churro Cupcakes are fluffy and light cinnamon sugar cupcakes that are easy to make and even easier to fall in love with! They are made with common baking ingredients that you may even have in your pantry right now!
Asiago dip is super creamy and is loaded with flavor! There are just a few ingredients and simple, easy to follow steps. It has the perfect flavor combination, and trust me when I say one bite of this delicious dip will not be enough! It will get devoured in no time by anyone who tries it!
Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball Bites are delicious appetizers loaded with shredded cheese, a pop of color from the green onion, cooked bacon chunks mixed with black olives and pecans all rolled together in a tight ball with a pretzel on top. An elegant appetizer to enjoy this holiday season!
These peanut butter bars are thick, rich, and heavenly! A thick layer of peanut butter mixed with rolled oats makes a creamy filling with a smooth chocolatey frosting that is an irresistible combination.
No Bake Oreo Balls are rich and smooth truffles that are moist and flavor packed and coated with a smooth chocolate shell. They are quick and easy to prepare and are a treat everyone will go crazy over!
Easy 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies are soft, fluffy and full of creamy peanut butter with sweet sugar and a large egg, it is that simple. Only 3 Ingredients to make these deliciously desirable cookies!
Coconut shrimp are insanely delicious! One of the best appetizers out there, these mouthwatering air fried coconut shrimp are crispy, lightweight and completely delightful! This appetizer is one that is sure to have your guests coming back for more!
Tender meat, sautéed peppers and onions is smothered with cheese and wrapped in egg roll wrappers and fried to perfection in these Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls. This is going to be your go to appetizer or snack when you want to impress without a lot of stress.
Welcome to my kitchen! I am Alyssa Rivers and the food blogger behind The Recipe Critic. The blog launched in 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family. Each recipe is tried and true, family-tested and approved.