Build Your Menu for The Big Game

Tailgate party spread with hot wings, pig in a blanket, nachos, pretzels, and popcorn with football and a football jersey.

The biggest sporting event of the year is just around the corner, and you don’t want to be caught watching the game on an empty stomach. The stakes are high and your family, friends, and neighbors are sure to be on edge as they watch their favorite team battle it out, and nothing eases the tension like delicious food.

When it comes to hosting a watch party, cooking and food prep should be quick and painless so you can focus on the big game. Check out some of these easy, shareable, and delectable recipes that are sure to score on game day!

Dips

Whether you stick with the classic queso or spruce it up with seven layers, dips will always be a party favorite. Remember, a chip is only as good as its dip, so be sure to keep those tortilla chips company with one of these savory recipes!

Creamy Beer ChSpinach Dip in a Sourdough Bread Bowl eese

Kick the queso and branch out with this tasteful twist on cheese dip. Follow the recipe or add your own flare with additional ingredients. Served with chips or soft pretzels, it will feel like you’re sitting in Mercedes-Benz Stadium watching the game.

Kick-off Corn Dip

This four-ingredient appetizer served in a bread bowl is quick, easy, and addicting. Follow these simple steps and watch this snack disappear before halftime!

Ingredients:

  • Two cans of corn
  • 3 Cans of chopped green chiles
  • Half a stick of butter
  • 8 ounces of cream cheese
  • One King’s Hawaiian Round Loaf Sweet Bread

Directions:

Mix all of the ingredients together and bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Serve it in a bread bowl with your favorite corn chips and enjoy!

Jalapeño Popper Football Cheese Ball

Spice up the table with this festive addition! Accompany the cheesy goodness with bacon, chives, peppers, or ground beef— the possibilities are endless!

Finger Food

If you’re feeding a bigger party, finger foods like flatbreads, nachos, or pigs in a blanket are usually the way to go because you can prepare large amounts quickly and they are easy to share. So skip the dishes and the hassle with these heavenly recipes.

French Dip Sliders

Although they often take longer to make, sliders are worth the wait! Put your slow cooker to use and enjoy the many combinations and concoctions that are possible with these mini sandwiches.

Baked Buffalo Wings with Blue Cheese-yogurt Dip

You can’t have a game day without chicken wings. Check out this tasty spin on the classic buffalo recipe, but there’s no limit to the zesty flavors you can try. And for the vegetarian guests, check out the buffalo cauliflower alternative!

Big Mac Potato Skins

These mouth-watering potato skins are practically the burger without the bun! Have fun playing around with different toppings and flavors, make it as healthy or unhealthy as you want. Also, their shape makes it easy to craft fun football-themed morsels!

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