41 Recipes To Make For Game Day And Beyond (Because Super Bowl Sunday Is Only As Good As The Snacks)

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There are two types of people: those who watch the Super Bowl for the game and those who come for the food. If you fall in the second camp, then you're in luck. Here are a bunch of creative and seriously tasty recipes for your game day get together. Make them on Super Bowl Sunday or any time you're hosting a crowd.

1.Chicken Parmesan Meatball Bites

Crescent dough topped with meatballs, marinara sauce, and shredded cheese.

These cheesy, snackable meatball bites start with store-bought crescent roll dough, which means less work for you in the kitchen.

Recipe: Chicken Parmesan Meatball Bites

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2.Mini Macaroni and Cheese Bites

A stack of mac 'n' cheese bites.

Baked in mini muffin tins, these mac 'n' cheese bites are a game day must-have. If you're feeling fancy, try adding an additional cheese like Gruyère or gouda.

Recipe: Mini Macaroni and Cheese Bites

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3.Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks

Homemade mozzarella sticks.

Despite the crispy exterior, there's no oil required for these homemade air fryer mozzarella sticks. Just don't forget the marinara sauce.

Recipe: Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks

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4.Pepperoni Pizza Sliders

Pepperoni pizza sliders with garlic bread buns.

Parmesan butter-brushed buns get stuffed with mozzarella, pizza sauce, and pepperoni. Of course, you could easily make these vegetarian or switch up the pizza toppings.

Recipe: Pepperoni Pizza Sliders

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5.Air Fryer Old Bay Chicken Wings

Chicken wings cooling on a wire rack.

It's hard to believe that you can achieve wings this crispy without any deep frying. It's all thanks to your handy dandy air fryer.

Recipe: Air Fryer Old Bay Chicken Wings

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6.Shrimp Quesadillas

Cheesy shrimp quesadillas.

Serve with guac, pico de gallo, and sour cream for good measure.

Recipe: Shrimp Quesadillas

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7.Instant Pot Taco Chili

A bowl of bean, corn, and meat chili.

This easy, dump and cook chili recipe calls for ground beef but you can always use turkey or chicken. Or leave the meat out all together and double down on the beans and veggies.

Recipe: Instant Pot Taco Chili

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8.Kings Hawaiian Cuban Sliders

Cuban Sliders

These buns — built on Kings Hawaiian rolls — are stuffed with ham, pulled pork, mustard sauce, cheese and pickles, then they're baked in the oven until melty and decadent.

Recipe: Cuban Sliders


9.Air Fried Pickles

Dipping a fried pickle into sauce.

These are sort of a big dill. See what I did there?

Recipe: Air Fried Pickles

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10.30-Minute Spinach Artichoke Dip With Homemade Tortilla Chips

Ingredients for spinach artichoke dip in a bowl.

Whether or not you choose to make the tortilla chips from scratch, you can rest assured that this party dip will be a crowd favorite.

Recipe: 30-Minute Spinach Artichoke Dip With Homemade Tortilla Chips

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11.Huevos Rancheros Potato Boats

Potato skins.

Classic potato skins get a Mexican-inspired twist thanks to refried beans, avocado, salsa, and eggs.

Recipe: Huevos Rancheros Potato Boats

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12.Buffalo Chicken Cups

Ingredients for buffalo chicken cups.

Grab a pack of wonton wrappers and fill them with creamy, cheesy, buffalo chicken dip. Pop them into mini muffin tins and bake until golden.

Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Cups

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13.Buffalo Chicken Dip Bites

Buffalo chicken dip bites and dipping sauce.

Freeze spoonfuls of classic buffalo chicken dip until it's firm and manageable. Then, dredge the dip in egg, flour, and breadcrumbs and fry to crispy, golden perfection.

Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Dip Bites

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14.5-Ingredient Chipotle Chicken Taquitos

Chicken taquitos over lettuce with pico de gallo.

These homemade taquitos may seem difficult to make, but in reality they call for just five ingredients: shredded chicken, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, cheese, tortillas, and canola oil. Serve them with any and all of your favorite toppings.

Recipe: 5-Ingredient Chipotle Chicken Taquitos

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15.Antipasto Tortellini Skewers with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

Ingredients for antipasto skewers.

If you need a break from the fried food, party dips, and sliders, these veggie-packed antipasto skewers are just what the doctor ordered.

Recipe: Antipasto Tortellini Skewers with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

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16.BLT Party Dip

Dipping a chip into BLT dip.

All the flavors of the classic sandwich in one creamy, cheesy, salty, crunchy dip. Serve with tortilla chips, pita chips, or even crudités.

Recipe: BLT Party Dip

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17.Mini Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Mini grilled cheese sandwiches with arugula.

The recipe calls for aged cheddar, sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms and arugula, but of course, you can swap in any of your favorite ingredients. There's no bad way to eat mini grilled cheese.

Recipe: Mini Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

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18.Loaded Sheet Pan Beef Nachos

Nachos topped with beef, pickled onions, olives, cheese, sour cream, and more.

These loaded nachos are topped with ground beef and all your favorite Tex-Mex toppings: olives, pickled onions, cheese, cilantro, and the works.

Recipe: Loaded Sheet Pan Beef Nachos

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19.Avocado Deviled Eggs

Guacamole deviled eggs.

What happens when deviled eggs and creamy guacamole become one? Well, you can easily find out...

Recipe: Avocado Deviled Eggs

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20.Slow Cooker Cowboy Queso

Dipping a chip into loaded queso.

Make this loaded queso on the stove or in a slow cooker. Best of all, you can even whip it up three days ahead of time so it's ready to serve on game day.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Cowboy Queso

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21.7-Layer Dip Party Cups

7-Layer dip cups.

Individual seven layer dip cups mean you don't have to compete for the perfect scoop.

Recipe: 7-Layer Dip Party Cups

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22.Italian Pinwheel Sandwiches

A bowl of pepper and olive cheese spread.

The star of the show here is the cheesy spread, which is made with cream cheese, mayo, Italian seasoning, chopped roasted red peppers, pepperoncini, and black olives. It's rich, decadent, tangy, and good enough to eat by the spoonful.

Recipe: Italian Pinwheel Sandwiches

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23.Instant Pot Mac 'n' Cheese Four Ways

Macaroni and cheese ingredients.

When it comes to mac 'n' cheese, the combinations are endless. Take, for example, smoked gouda and bacon. This recipe comes together in the Instant Pot, so it's quick, easy, and hassle-free.

Recipe: Instant Pot Mac 'n' Cheese Four Ways

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24.Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork

A sheet pan of pulled pork.

Pulled pork usually takes hours, but thanks to your Instant Pot it can be ready in about an hour.

Recipe: Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork

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25.Air Fryer Jalapeño Poppers

Stuffed jalapeños in an air fryer basket.

Put your air fryer to work on Super Bowl Sunday. These cheesy, bacon-filled jalapeño peppers are a good place to start.

Recipe: Air Fryer Jalapeño Poppers

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26.Homemade Mini Pizza Bagels

Homemade pepperoni pizza bagels.

Put out all your favorite pizza toppings and let your guests make their own pizza bagels, DIY style.

Recipe: Homemade Mini Pizza Bagels

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27.Everything Pigs in a Blanket

Ingredients for pigs in a blanket.

Once you make pigs in a blanket from scratch, you'll probably never go back to the frozen kind. These get a little extra oomph from everything but the bagel seasoning.

Recipe: Everything Pigs in a Blanket

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28.Slow Cooker Italian Meatball Subs

Meatballs, dried herbs, and tomato paste in a slow cooker.

Start with your favorite meatball recipe or grab a pack of the frozen kind. Then pop 'em into the slow cooker with olive oil, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, onions, sugar, and spices. Serve them on sliders, hot dog buns, or just eat them straight by the forkful.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Italian Meatball Subs

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29.Sheet Pan Rice Krispie Treats

A pot of Rice Krispie cereal and marshmallows.

Lots of butter, an overdose of marshmallow, a splash of vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt takes these homemade Rice Krispie bars to the next level.

Recipe: Sheet Pan Rice Krispie Treats

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30.Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites

A serving tray of pretzel bites and dipping sauce.

These pretzel bites do take a bit of time, but most of it is just waiting around for the dough to rise. Serve them with cheese sauce or your favorite store-bought condiment like honey mustard or ranch dressing.

Recipe: Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites

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31.Air Fryer Avocado Fries With Lime Dipping Sauce

Breaded avocado fries on parchment paper.

Crunchy on the outside and oh-so creamy when you take a bite, these "fries" might just be the most delicious way to eat avocado.

Recipe: Air Fryer Avocado Fries With Lime Dipping Sauce

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32.Reese’s Pieces Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

Reese's Pieces cookies.

Reese's pieces give classic chocolate chips a run for their money as the ultimate cookie add-in.

Recipe: Reese’s Pieces Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

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33.Air Fryer Fried Oreos

Air fryer fried Oreos with powdered sugar.

How do you make an Oreo cookie even more decadent? Wrap it in dough, pop it into the air fryer, and then layer on the confectioner's sugar.

Recipe: Air Fryer Fried Oreos

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34.Air Fryer Pizza Dough Donut Holes

Little balls of dough.

This genius dessert hack is brought to you by your air fryer and store bought pizza dough. Make them your way — stuffed with jelly, coated in cinnamon sugar, or dipped in chocolate frosting.

Recipe: Air Fryer Pizza Dough Donut Holes

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35.Homemade Mexican Churros

Homemade churros with sugar.

These buttery, doughy, cinnamon-y churros pretty much melt in your mouth. Pro tip: dip them in hot chocolate for the ultimate cold weather treat.

Recipe: Homemade Mexican Churros

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36.Mini Cannoli Cream Pastry Cups

Ingredients for cannoli cups.

You could easily eat this cannoli cream by the spoonful...or better yet, add it to phyllo shells for an easy dessert for a crowd.

Recipe: Mini Cannoli Cream Pastry Cups

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37.Crescent Roll Apple Pie Bites

Pouring caramel sauce onto apple pie crescent roll bites.

Take some store-bought crescent roll dough and lay on the apple pie filling. Roll 'em up, brush them with butter, and bake until warm and gooey. And of course, a little vanilla ice cream à la mode never hurt anyone.

Recipe: Crescent Roll Apple Pie Bites

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38.Three-Ingredient Strawberry Orange Creamsicle Punch

Creamsicle punch in a party punch bowl.

Spike it with vodka...or don't.

Recipe: Three-Ingredient Strawberry Orange Creamsicle Punch

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Two Mexican-inspired Micheladas.

This Mexican-inspired cocktail — a beer lover's version of the Bloody Mary — is made with light Mexican beer, Clamato juice, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce. Be warned: It packs a kick.

Recipe: Micheladas

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40.Cranberry Orange Whiskey Cocktail

Cranberry Orange Whiskey Cocktail

This wintery cocktail may look fancy, but it calls for just a handful of ingredients like whiskey, orange liqueur, orange juice, cranberry juice, and simple syrup or agave.

Recipe: Cranberry Orange Whiskey Cocktail

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41.Apple Cider Sangria

Glasses of apple cinnamon sangria.

This seasonal sangria is the ideal blend of sweet and spiced thanks to Brandy, cinnamon, apple, and ginger ale. The recipe calls for Riesling, but you can swap in whatever white wine you like best.

Recipe: Apple Cider Sangria

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