Easy Game Day Snack Recipes

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Easy Game Day Snack Recipe are essentials for enjoying the football season all winter long. Keep these ingredients on hand for a weekend tailgate with friends!

easy game day snack recipes

Easy Game Day Snack Recipes are what weekends are made of during college football season.

Having go-to recipes is what effortless hosting is all about, and I’m going to walk you through some super easy game day snack recipes that you and your people are sure to love!


  • Simple recipe, that can usually be made ahead of time 
  • Handheld
  • ‘Travels’ well

What makes game day snacks easy is that they can be made ahead of time. Standing at the stovetop while everyone is gathered around the TV is NOT fun! 

Do yourself a favor and choose game day recipes that you can make as much of it ahead of time – or, that utilize your slow cooker. 

Let’s chat our way through these easy game day snack recipes!


I use the term snack very loosely! Most of these are actual snacks, some are appetizers, and some could be a meal on their own!

the best pimento cheese recipe

The Best Pimento Cheese Recipe

This pimento cheese recipe is very exact. As in, you have to get the correct brands and you *have* to hand grate your cheese.

chex mix recipe

Chex Mix Recipe for a Crowd

I have never had so many negative comments, ever on a post!

Two tips: READ THE ENTIRE RECIPE and trust your own oven. 

mama leah dip a three ingredient dip recipe

Mama Leah Dip

Mama Leah Dip is the recipe I show when I present at conferences. People cannot believe that three pantry staples come together for the most amazing dip, pork chalupa topping, or just plain soup topper. 

dilly ranch cheez its

Dilly Ranch Cheez Its

Once again, that packet of ranch seasoning wins the day! 

You will have a great couchgate when you use it! 

spinach artichoke dip recipe

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spinach Artichoke Dip is a major staple for game days! Reese Witherspoon’s Whiskey in a Teacup recipe does not disappoint!

Crunchy Keto Jalapeno Poppers with Copy Cat Bronco Berry Sauce

Crunchy Keto Jalapeno Poppers with Copy Cat Bronco Berry Sauce

These crunchy keto Jalapeno Poppers are a hot and savory meal or snack.  Dip them in the hot sweet copy cat Arby’s Bronco Berry sauce for pure pleasure!  Three ways to make them! Perfect low carb appetizer or side.

Main Dish Easy Game Day Snack Recipes

These are the recipes that count for a main dish – the main attraction! These can be main meals on their own, but pair very well for a buffet-style dinner!

roasted garlic and herb shrimp cocktail appetizer recipe

Roasted Shrimp Cocktail

Roasted Shrimp Cocktail is uh-mazing! 

homemade sloppy joe sauce

The BEST Homemade Sloppy Joe Sauce

Having a jar of this homemade sloppy joe sauce on hand will be a LIFE-SAVER come the tailgating weekends! You can even freeze it in ziploc bags – then thaw when you need to!

Sloppy Joe Tot-chos Recipe

Sloppy Joe Tot-Chos

Can you even?! Sloppy Joe Tot-chos. Crispy tater-tots with sloppy joe beef on top, all covered in a melted pimento cheese sauce! YUM!

Sloppy Joe Sauce with Chili Sauce Sandwich

Homemade Sloppy Joe Sandwiches

Homemade Sloppy Joe Sandwiches are a comforting classic meal, that is sure to wow all your guests gathered around the TV!

jalapeno apricot baked wings


Jalapeno Apricot Chicken Wings

Sweet and spicy. Crunchy and tender chicken wings. You’ll never guess the secret to these incredibly crispy wings!


Why not give these fun things a try for your next tailgating party?!


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  1. We are HUGE college football fans in our family and I’m always looking for good recipe ideas. I love this roundup and I’m putting those dilly ranch cheese-its on my next menu!

    1. Seriously, it is the new favorite around these parts!! People can’t get enough of the classic old school recipe!!! Enjoy!

  2. So many good options for the football season. My husband will be delighted that I make some awesome snacks.

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