This list of fantastic game day recipes features crowd-pleasing appetizers and snacks like bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers, southwestern egg rolls and white queso dip.

There are plenty of options to keep everyone happy and fed at game time, from savory sandwiches to hearty finger foods.

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‘Tis the season for game days along with the biggest game day of the year.  Get ready to find the perfect appetizer recipes and begin planning what you’re going to make for the big day. I’ve gathered a list of delicious game day snacks and appetizers for you to choose from. There’s everything from easy sliders to delicious dips to a homemade chex mix that you absolutely have to try.

I have personally selected for this list some of my very favorite appetizers and snacks. This way, you know they will be great! You can’t fail with any of these tasty appetizers because all of them are bursting with bold flavors for game day.

When you are in a dipping mood, try my cool, creamy dips like BLT dip, homemade ranch dip and dill pickle dip. For a hot cheesy dip you can enjoy pizza dip or beer cheese dip.

For finger foods, I love hot appetizers like homemade taquitos, pizza muffins and slow cooker chicken wings. You can also have snacks that eat like a meal such as taco pinwheels, buffalo chicken sliders and taco cups. 

Game day wouldn’t be the same without all kinds of appetizers and delicious finger foods. In fact, I believe the party snacks are half of the fun. I’m sure I speak for everyone when I say that great recipes for game day are a must. I’ve got the perfect list to get you started. Looking for even more great ideas? Check out my collection of 45 Super Bowl Appetizer Recipes. No party is complete without jello shots, so be sure to also add them to your menu!

30 Fantastic Game Day Recipes

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BLT dip with bacon, lettuce, tomato and green onions over a creamy ranch dip.


This BLT dip is a creamy ranch dip topped with crispy bacon, romaine lettuce, diced tomatoes and green onions. An easy appetizer option that’s perfect for any party!
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A plate of buffalo chicken sliders layered with lettuce, tomato and ranch.

Buffalo Chicken Sliders

These buffalo chicken sliders are warm sandwiches filled with shredded buffalo chicken, ranch sauce, lettuce and tomato. The ultimate party snack!
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Taco pinwheels made with cream cheese, chicken, cheddar cheese and bell peppers.

Taco Pinwheels

These taco pinwheels are made with chicken, taco seasoning, cream cheese and peppers, all rolled up inside tortillas. An easy make-ahead party appetizer!
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Spinach artichoke wontons with homemade spinach artichoke dip stuffed into wonton wrappers and fried.

Spinach Artichoke Wontons

These spinach artichoke wontons are filled with a mixture of cream cheese, artichokes, spinach and grated cheese, then wrapped up and deep fried to golden brown perfection. An unexpected party appetizer that’s a unique take on the traditional spinach artichoke dip.
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A bowl of creamy dill dip surrounded by potato chips and vegetables.

Dill Dip

Dill dip is a creamy herb flavored snack that pairs perfectly with potato chips and vegetables. Best of all, it’s ready in just 5 minutes!
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Baked buffalo wings tossed in hot sauce, served with celery sticks.

Baked Buffalo Wings

This recipe for baked buffalo wings is ultra crispy baked chicken wings tossed in a classic spicy sauce and served with a lightened up blue cheese dip. Snack away with less guilt!
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A pineapple boat filled with pineapple salsa.

Pineapple Salsa

This sweet and savory pineapple salsa is a bright and fresh combination of ripe pineapple, peppers, onions and cilantro, all tossed together and seasoned with lime juice. Pineapple salsa is perfect served as a dip for chips, or a topping for tacos or grilled meats.
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Pizza dip is loaded with all your favorite pizza toppings, baked to golden and gooey perfection and served with baguette slices.

Pizza Dip

This warm pizza dip is loaded with cheese, pepperoni and a variety of toppings, all baked to gooey perfection. The perfect easy appetizer for parties!
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A plate of pizza muffins made with crescent roll dough, pizza sauce, melted cheese and mini pepperoni.

Pizza Muffins

These pizza muffins are crescent roll cups filled with pizza sauce, cheese and pepperoni, then baked to golden brown perfection. A fun recipe for pizza bites that’s the perfect appetizer, light meal or after school snack!
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A bowl of dill pickle dip served with vegetables.

Dill Pickle Dip

This creamy dill pickle dip is loaded with chopped pickles, herbs and spices, all blended together and served with a variety of dippers. A fun and unique appetizer that’s perfect for anyone who loves pickles!
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Irish nachos loaded with cheese, bacon, sour cream, tomatoes and chives.

Irish Nachos

This recipe for Irish Nachos is potato chips layered with plenty of cheese and toppings. Potato nachos are a simple yet unique snack that’s perfect for parties!
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A plate of taco cups made with wontons, seasoned ground beef and cheese, then topped with sour cream, tomatoes and green onions.

Taco Cups

These wonton taco cups are the perfect appetizer or fun twist on taco night! Layers of seasoned beef and cheese are baked in layers of wontons in a cupcake pan, then finished off with your favorite taco toppings.
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A tortilla chip in a pan of white queso dip.

White Queso Dip

This white queso dip is a creamy and zesty snack that contains just 3 ingredients and is ready in 5 minutes. The perfect addition to your Cinco de Mayo party menu!
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A pile of cuban sliders filled with ham, cheese and pickles.

Cuban Sliders

These Cuban sliders are potato buns piled high with meat, cheese and pickles, then brushed with garlic butter and baked to golden brown perfection. The perfect slider sandwich for parties, game day or as an easy dinner option.
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Buffalo ranch chicken dip topped with melted cheese and green onions, surrounded by vegetables, pretzels and baguette slices.

Buffalo Ranch Chicken Dip

A creamy and spicy buffalo ranch chicken dip that's easy to make and a real crowd-pleaser! 
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A stack of chicken taquitos with a drizzle of sour cream and pico de gallo topping.

Chicken Taquitos (Baked or Fried)

These chicken taquitos are stuffed with seasoned shredded chicken and cheese, then baked or fried to crispy perfection. Serve these taquitos with your favorite dipping sauces for a fun party snack or meal!
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Chex mix in a white serving bowl.

Homemade Chex Mix

Your search for the perfect homemade Chex mix ends here – this from scratch Chex mix is made with cereal, crackers, pretzels and nuts, and is SO much better than the recipe on the box!
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Buffalo cauliflower bites served with ranch and celery.

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

This recipe for buffalo cauliflower bites is crispy cauliflower florets baked to perfection and coated in spicy buffalo sauce. Serve with ranch dip for the ultimate game day snack!
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Bacon wrapped pickles on a plate with a side of ranch dressing.

Bacon Wrapped Pickles

These bacon wrapped pickles are pickle spears wrapped in smoky bacon, then baked to crispy perfection. Serve with ranch for the ultimate low carb snack!
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Make your own ranch dip and skip all the MSG and preservatives in the store bought kind.

Homemade Ranch Dip

This homemade ranch dip is full of all of the familiar herbs and spices, but has no preservatives like the store bought version. The homemade ranch powder is easy to make and keeps in the fridge for months! 
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A platter of sausage cheese balls with honey mustard sauce for dipping.

Sausage Cheese Balls

These easy sausage cheese balls are the perfect party appetizer, they’re packed full of savory flavor!
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This recipe for Mexican shrimp bites is seared shrimp and guacamole layered onto individual potato chips. A super easy appetizer that's elegant enough for entertaining! #ad

Mexican Shrimp Bites

This recipe for Mexican shrimp bites is seared shrimp and guacamole layered onto individual potato chips. A super easy appetizer that’s perfect for entertaining!
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This Wisconsin Brat & Beer Cheese Dip is creamy, cheesy and loaded with bratwurst. It's a hearty appetizer that's perfect for game day entertaining!

Beer Cheese Dip

This Wisconsin beer cheese dip is loaded with cheddar cheese, sausage and beer – perfect game day food! Recipe courtesy of McCormick.
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These southwestern egg rolls are loaded with a colorful variety of vegetables, chicken, beans and plenty of melty cheese, all wrapped up in a crispy roll. The ultimate party appetizer!

Southwestern Egg Rolls

These southwestern egg rolls are loaded with a colorful variety of vegetables, chicken, beans and plenty of melty cheese, all wrapped up in a crispy roll. The ultimate party appetizer!
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This jalapeno popper dip is creamy, cheesy, spicy, loaded with bacon and totally addicting! Serve it with tortilla chips for the ultimate party snack.

Jalapeno Popper Dip with Bacon

This recipe for jalapeno popper dip is creamy, cheesy, spicy and loaded with bacon! Serve with tortilla chips for the perfect easy appetizer.
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A slow cooker full of barbecue chicken wings.

Slow Cooker Chicken Wings

These slow cooker chicken wings are simmered in the crock pot in a savory sauce, then broiled to crispy perfection. The perfect party snack!
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A bowl of creamy dip topped with bacon and green onions.

Bacon Ranch Dip

This creamy bacon ranch dip takes just 5 minutes to make and is loaded with flavor.
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A serving bowl of cowboy caviar made with beans and veggies, and garnished with cilantro.

Cowboy Caviar

This cowboy caviar is a colorful and hearty dip that's loaded with beans, avocado and veggies, all tossed in a zesty homemade sauce.
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A crispy chicken sandwich being pulled away by a hand.

Chicken Parmesan Sliders

These chicken parmesan sliders are loaded with crispy chicken, marinara sauce, and plenty of cheese.
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A plate of bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers served with ranch dressing.

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

These bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers are creamy, spicy and loaded with cheese. The perfect party appetizer!
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Do yourself a favor on the next game day and give these recipes a try. You can’t go wrong with all of these amazing flavors!

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  1. Fantastic collection of recipes! We made your slow cooker wings last year and loved them! Can’t wait to make a few more recipes 🙂

  2. These all look so tasty I can’t decide which one to try first! It might have to be the pizza dip or pizza muffins – I know those will be a hit with my whole family!

  3. Game Days are my favorite days for snacking. So many fabulous recipes here. I can’t wait to try those Southwestern Egg Rolls!

  4. These all look incredible and are perfect for game day. Will definitely be making some of these this weekend. Marking the page for later.

  5. I make bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers too. That is one of our favorites on game days. Thanks for this round up. I will be saving the dip recipes too.

  6. I have no idea where I am spending Superbowl even though I will be in Atlanta. If I am invited to a party maybe I can bring one of these dishes.

  7. THanks for sharing this recipe round up. I see so many interesting dishes my family would love! As long as there is cheese, backon and chicken it it, it is going to be a family favorite.

  8. Pizza, Buffalo wings and jalapeno poppers are a staple in our house during game days. I see a lot of other dishes I would like to make. Taco pinwheels sound delicious. I am checking out the recipe for that.

  9. Never need an excuse to make snacks! But, if I’m going to make these, the Super Bowl is a great “excuse”. The sausage Cheese Balls and the bacon wrapped poppers are at the top of my list!

  10. Yet another reason to bring out great snacks like these! I may not watch the Super Bowl, but I enjoy the food!

  11. So many tasty game day options, so little time! I would truly love to try them all, but those Mexican shrimp bites top my list.

  12. This is a great list for game day. I like that it has a wide variety of recipes to suit all diets, which is so important to have a variety so all guests can enjoy the party!

  13. i love how colorful and appetizing the food ideas are! perfect for game day for sure 🙂 thanks for sharing!