47 Game Day Appetizers and Snacks

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As the temperature drops and the leaves start to turn, thoughts turn to the arrival of football season, ushering in countless leisurely Sunday afternoons spent on the couch with loved ones. These game day gatherings demand an abundance of appetizers and snacks to keep everyone satisfied.

Explore our assortment of 45 delectable game day appetizers and snacks to elevate your Sunday gatherings. Whip up some hot dips, sliders, chicken wings, or sausage rolls. Whatever you decide, your friends and family are sure to savor every bite.

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Game day appetizers and snacks

If you love game day traditions and the culture surrounding it, then you are probably looking forward to football season. Whether you gather in the stadium parking lot or your living room to eat, drink, and socialize before the game you need great recipes!

There are enough appetizer and snack recipes here to get you through football season full and happy without a ton of work. Give some a try and let us know how they came out.

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Game Day Appetizers and Snacks

Smoked Cream Cheese
If you haven't tried Smoked Cream Cheese yet, you must give this tasty appetizer a try. With just two ingredients – cream cheese and dry rub – it's a serious flavor bomb when smoked.
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A block of smoked cream cheese with crackers
Teriyaki Chicken on a Stick
Teriyaki chicken on a stick is little scrumptious morsels of juicy chicken coated in a thick and tasty teriyaki sauce.
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Teriyaki chicken skewers
Homemade Soft Pretzels
These homemade pretzels are so easy to make and they can be dressed up any way you like.
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pretzel
Jerk Chicken Wings
These easy Jerk chicken wings have a spicy, flavorful jerk seasoning and they turn out perfectly crispy and juicy in just 30 minutes in the oven.
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Jerk chicken wings
Bacon Jalapeno Cheese Ball
This bacon jalapeno cheese ball makes a great appetizer for any party. Serve it with crackers, baguette or vegetable slices.
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bacon jalapeno cheese ball
Breaded Mushrooms in the Oven or Air Fryer
These Crispy Baked Breaded Mushrooms are crisp and crunchy on the outside and soft and juicy on the inside. They are so snackable, you won't be able to stop eating until they're gone.
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Crispy Baked Breaded Mushrooms
Air Fryer Jalapeno Poppers
These air fryer jalapeno poppers are quick, easy, and super tasty! These perfect little appetizers are simple to make in the air fryer.
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Jalapeno Poppers
Southwestern Eggrolls
These Southwestern Eggrolls are the perfect appetizers for parties and they also make a great meal.
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southwest egg rolls with chicken
Air Fryer Breaded Shrimp
Air Fryer Breaded Shrimp is so easy to make in the air fryer and it turns out perfectly crispy and delicious in just 6 minutes.
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Air Fryer Breaded Shrimp
BBQ Pulled Pork Egg Rolls
These BBQ Pulled Pork Egg Rolls are packed with delicious pulled pork, tangy bbq sauce, and crispy coleslaw.
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BBQ Pulled Pork Eggrolls
Mexican-Style Chicken Flautas
These Mexican-style chicken flautas are a great snack or appetizer, served with shredded lettuce, cheese and pico de gallo.
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Chicken Flautas
General Tso Chicken Wings
These delicious General Tso Chicken Wings are cooked to perfection, then coated in sweet and savory General Tso sauce that will have you licking your fingers.
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general tso chicken wings
Spinach Artichoke Dip
This spinach artichoke dip is irresistibly good. You'll want to serve it every chance you get!
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spinach artichoke tip
Air Fryer Potato Wedges
These Air Fryer Potato Wedges are so easy to make in the air fryer and the result is a potato with a satisfying crispy exterior and fluffy interior.
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Air Fryer Potato Wedges
Bourbon Bacon Chicken Skewers
These Bourbon Bacon BBQ Chicken Skewers will be the hit of your barbecue this summer, because who can resist bourbon and bacon?
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Bourbon Bacon BBQ Chicken Skewers
Easy Guacamole Recipe
Packed with good monounsaturated fats and fiber, this easy guacamole recipe makes a healthy and irresistible snack.
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simple homemade guacamole
Mini Taco Appetizers
These mini taco appetizers are filled with meat, cheese, and all your favorite taco toppings.
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Mini Taco Appetizer
Air Fryer Pork Belly Bites
The air fryer cooks pork belly bites into perfect little morsels of deliciousness. Serve them as finger food at a party or as movie night snacks that the whole family will love.
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Air Fryer Pork Belly Bites
Cream Cheese Stuffed Peppers
These Cream Cheese Stuffed Peppers are a must-have party appetizer, featuring mini bell peppers filled with a savory blend of bacon, onion and cream cheese.
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Cream cheese stuffed peppers
Korean Sticky BBQ Wings
These delicious Sweet & Spicy Korean BBQ Wings are deep-fried then glazed in a sticky, sweet, and spicy sauce.
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crispy sticky chicken wings
Irresistible Baked Pizza Dip
This cheesy dip packs in all the flavors of a pizza – tomato, mozzarella, pepperoni – in a gooey, stringy masterpiece that no one can resist.
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Baked pizza dip
Baked Taco Egg Rolls
Taco Egg Rolls, stuffed with meat, refried beans, and cheese, make a great snack or party food.
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Taco Egg Rolls
Irresistible Beef & Cheddar Sliders
These Beef & Cheddar Sliders are indulgently cheesy, with a sweet and savory butter sauce poured over the top. They’re the perfect finger food for any party or get together.
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Irresistible Beef & Cheddar Sliders
Jalapeno Popper Wontons
These Jalapeno Popper Wontons are a delicious appetizer that combines cream cheese, savory bacon, sharp cheddar cheese, spicy jalapenos, and garlic powder in crunchy wonton wrappers.
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Jalapeno Popper Wontons
Pigs in a Blanket (Classic Finger Food)
Pigs in a Blanket is a tasty appetizer that combines crescent roll dough and cocktail-sized smoked sausages with a delicious Sriracha mayo dip to add a spicy kick to this crowd-pleasing snack.
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Pigs in a Blanket (Classic Finger Food)
Baked BBQ Chicken Wings
One of the easiest and best ways to make BBQ chicken wings is in the oven. These foolproof chicken wings are tender and delicious.
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bbq chicken wings
Quick & Easy Hot Crab Dip
This Quick & Easy Hot Crab Dip is a creamy and tasty dip made with cream cheese, crabmeat, sour cream, shredded cheddar, and Worcestershire sauce. A wonderful appetizer!
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Quick & Easy Hot Crab Dip
Fried Chicken Sliders
These Fried Chicken Sliders are perfect for any get together. Make with tasty fried chicken, crunchy pickle slices, and homemade slaw on sweet slider buns, they will go down a treat.
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Fried Chicken Sliders
Steak Crostini With Horseradish Spread
Steak Crostini appetizers are the perfect appetizers with toasted slices of French baguette, tender slices of steak and a rich and spicy horseradish spread.
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Steak crostini
Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread
Cheesy pull apart bread is made by slathering garlic, butter and cheese into a crusty loaf of bread to make for an intensely flavorful appetizer to enjoy at any party!
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Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread
Healthy Keto Mini Pepper Nachos
These Keto Mini Pepper Nachos are a great way to enjoy the flavors of a plate of nachos on a crunchy pepper, with way less carbs than tortilla chips.
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Pepper nachos
Baked Green Chili Dip
This Baked Green Chili Dip is super creamy with a delicious green chili flavor. It makes the perfect party appetizer – all you need are some tortilla chips for dipping and the crowd will love it!
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Baked green chili dip
Simple & Delicious Reuben Bites
If you’re a fan of the classic Reuben sandwich, you’ll love these Reuben Bites made with corned beef, swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Thousand Island dressing.
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Simple & Delicious Reuben Bites
The Best Bacon Sriracha Jerky
The Best Bacon Sriracha Jerky is the perfect combination of salty and savory with a spicy kick of sriracha sauce, for a snack that’s hard to resist.
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The Best Bacon Sriracha Jerky
Philly Cheesesteak Fries
These Philly Cheesesteak Fries are a fun alternative to nachos and they make a fantastic appetizer for any party. Pile up your fries with your favorite Philly Cheesesteak toppings. You can’t go wrong!
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Philly Cheesesteak Fries
Easy Hot Honey Pizza Recipe
Jump on the hot honey bandwagon with this easy Hot Honey Pizza recipe that's loaded with your favorite pizza toppings and drizzled generously with hot honey.
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A slice of hot honey pizza.
Smoked Pig Shots (Bacon Wrapped Sausage)
These Smoked Pig Shots make an excellent appetizer when you’re outside smoking some meat for a BBQ. They are sausages, wrapped in bacon and stuffed with cream cheese and green chilis.
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Smoked Pig Shots (Bacon Wrapped Sausage)
Keto Pizza Stuffed Peppers
Keto Pizza Stuffed Peppers are a great way to enjoy the flavors of a pizza, but on a low-carb pepper instead of a crust. This ‘pizza’ is perfect for a quick lunch or snack.
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Pizza stuffed peppers
Queso Fundido with Chorizo
Queso Fundido with Chorizo is a delicious Mexican appetizer using queso blanco, a melting cheese that bakes up into a bubbly treat and topped with delicious spicy chorizo.
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Queso Fundido with Chorizo
Crispy Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips get nicely crisp without all the oil you would use in deep frying and they’re so quick to make as an appetizer or snack.
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Sweet potato chips
Crispy Air Fryer Potato Skins
These delicious crispy air fryer potato skins get extra crispy in the air fryer and are piled up with melted cheese, bacon and onion for a tasty tasty snack. They can also be made in the oven.
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Stuffed potato skins
Bacon-Wrapped Tater Tots With Sriracha Honey Glaze
Bacon-Wrapped Tater Tots are the perfect finger food for a party or get-together, especially paired with beer. They’re sprinkled with a savory seasoning salt, then glazed with a Sriracha honey glaze.
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bacon-wrapped tater tots
Smoked Armadillo Eggs
These Smoked Armadillo Eggs are jalapeno poppers with a creamy, cheesy center, encased in sausage meat, then rolled in bacon and smoked to soak up all that classic wood flavor.
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Smoked Armadillo Eggs
Puff Pastry Sausage Rolls
Puff Pastry Sausage Rolls are a perennial favorite and a must-have appetizer at any gathering. Everyone loves the flaky crunchy crust and rich sausage filling, plus it’s a great food pairing with beer.
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puff pastry sausage rolls
Easy Beer Cheese Dip
This easy Beer Cheese Dip is smooth and creamy with a light aroma and flavor of beer. Scoop it up with chips or a soft pretzel for the perfect appetizer.
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Beer cheese dip
Homemade Soft Pretzels With Salt
These tasty soft pretzels are easy to make at home and turn out soft and chewy straight from the oven. With minimal resting time, you can have freshly made soft pretzels in less than an hour!
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Soft pretzel
Smoked Shotgun Shells
Smoked Shotgun Shells are the perfect BBQ treat, featuring manicotti tubes stuffed with a savory mixture of ground beef and cheese, wrapped in crispy bacon, and glazed with BBQ sauce.
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Smoked Shotgun Shells
Grilled Shrimp on a Skewer
Grilled Shrimp on a Skewer is a great dish for any outside gathering. The shrimp is marinated in a zesty blend of olive oil and lime juice, infused with aromatic spices, and then grilled to perfection.
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Grilled Shrimp on a Skewer

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