20 Awesome Game Day Eats!

Fall and winter brings cooler weather, changing, then falling leaves, and for many fans- the return of America’s favorite sport: Football!  Gather ’round, invite over a crowd, and enjoy some of our most favorite recipes for entertaining on game days.

Pulled Pork Nachos with Bacon and Pepperoncini

These nachos.  Oh these nachos.  Smoked pork, savory bacon, tangy pepperoncini.  They have everything and they will be gone so fast.  Make a big batch on a large cookie sheet for easy serving.

 Our Best Bites Pulled Pork Nachos
Crispy Oven-Fried Chicken Wings

Ever try to make chicken wings at home and have a complete fail?  Try this recipe, with a secret ingredient that yields deep fried texture with oven-fried ease!


Andouille Pigs in a Blanket

A sophisticated twist on a classic favorite.  Grown up snack food at its best.

 Our Best Bites Andouille Pigs in a Blanket

Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos

An all-time favorite for our readers, these taquitos not only make a great dinner, but an even better party appetizer.  Cut them in half or thirds to feed a crowd.


Black Bean and Mango Quesadillas

Cater to your meatless friends with these sweet and savory quesadillas.  They’re super quick to throw together and the flavor combo is out of this world.   Even better- you can prep them all ahead of time and cook them up right when you need them.

 Our Best Bites Black Bean and Mango Quesadillas

Turkey Pretzel Sliders

Everyone loves a good sandwich.  Enough said.

Turkey Pretzel Sliders

 Hot and Cheesy Corn Dip

This hot number boasts fresh corn flavor with just the right amount of cheesiness.  It’s our favorite with big scoopin’ Fritos.

Our Best Bites Hot Cheesy Corn Dip

Three-Bite Reubens

These taste as great as they look and make a perfect mini-meal for the big game.

 Three Bite Reubens Our Best Bites

Cheesy Roasted Red Pepper Dip

A little spice and a whole lotta cheese.  This is a reader favorite for a reason.

Cheesy Roasted Red Pepper Dip from Our Best Bites

Bacon Wrapped Sausages

If you haven’t tried these yet, stop what you’re doing right now and put the ingredients on your grocery list.  People have to join 12-step programs just to stop eating them.

Our-Best-Bites Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies

The Ultimate Queso

A great cheese dip is a must at every party.  Pair this one with your favorite dippers and make friends instantly.

The Ultimate Queso from Our best bites (overhead shot)

Stuffed Pizza Rolls

This one is a go-to at our house.  Tender rolls stuffed with gooey cheese and your favorite pizza toppings.  Yes please.

 Our Best Bites Pizza Poppers

Bacon-Wrapped Teriyaki Chicken Skewers

Prep these ahead of time and bake them in the oven to make lots at once.  For a crowd, make them on toothpicks for the perfect bite.

 Our Best Bites Bacon-Wrapped Teriyaki Chicken Skewers

7-Layer Greek Dip

Tired of the same old layered Mexican dip?  Try this spin with fresh Greek inspired ingredients like hummus, tomatoes, and feta.

7 layer greek dip

Bratwurst Pretzel Sliders

Another great sandwich to pile high on a platter!

 Bratworst Pretzel Sliders

Jalapeno Popper Dip

The cheesy spicy appeal of jalapeno poppers with a fraction of the prep work.  Plus, you can dunk chunks of soft bread it it, so ya.

Jalapeno Popper Dip

Saucy Hot Dogs

These extra special hot dogs are perfect for game day because you can keep them all warm and saucy in a crock pot and let people dish up their own buns.  Kids and adults alike will go nuts over these crowd pleasers.

Our Best Bites Saucy Dogs

Cranberry-Mustard Ham Melts

Grown-up ham and cheese meets bite sized snack food.  Perfection.

Our Best Bites Cranberry Mustard Ham Melts

Game Day Candy Popcorn

Announce your loyalty on the snack table with this awesome tasting crunchy popcorn.  Pick your favorite team colors and munch away!


Caramel Covered Pirate’s Booty Snack Mix

 Ignore the pirate theme, and just imagine this addictive snack mix in a giant bowl at your next party.  Then imagine the bowl empty because that’s what will happen.


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20 Awesome Game Day Eats from the girls at Our Best Bites

Who are you guys rooting for?  Shout out your team (or your favorite recipe!) in the comments below.  Our house pretty much bleeds blue anyway you look at it.  BYU for college football and my hometown Superbowl Champs Seattle Seahawks in the NFL!

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Sara Wells

Sara Wells co-founded Our Best Bites in 2008. She is the author of three Bestselling Cook Books, Best Bites: 150 Family Favorite RecipesSavoring the Seasons with Our Best Bites, and 400 Calories or Less from Our Best Bites. Sara’s work has been featured in many local and national news outlets and publications such as Parenting MagazineBetter Homes & GardensFine CookingThe Rachel Ray Show and the New York Times.

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Questions & Reviews

  1. You came up with some awesome treats. I am not much of a football fan, but if this is the kind of food involved I think I might have to change my mind. Albeit I am pretty pleased our Seahawks knocked one out of the park last night—-oops probably the wrong metaphor for them.

  2. That Roasted Red Pepper dip has made a rock star out of me at every family gathering. Amazing!!!

  3. These are great! We like the CSU Rams for college. My husband loves the ST. Louis Rams also. I root for the Broncos since we live in Denver.

  4. So much goodness all in one post. The bacon wrapped chicken teriyaki – oh yeah! Same goes for the ham melts. I’m not even sure if we’ll be getting any NFL broadcast here this year (none so far), but these are definitely on my list of must make.