Quick and Easy Tailgating and Game Day Foods (2024)

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Everything Ranch Cheese and Pretzel Snack Mix. Spicy Oven-Baked Wings With Blue Cheese Dip Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart Bread Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders Buffalo Chicken Broccoli Cheddar Bites Easy Philly Cheese Steak Dip Recipe Easy Mexican Street Corn Dip 5 Minute Fall Crack (aka Fall Snack Chex Mix) Crockpot Hawaiian Pineapple Pork (3 ingredients, 5 minutes prep) Easy Slow Cooker Lasagna Black Eyed Peas Dip Mini Muffulettas Air Fryer Chicken Wings Easy Instant Pot Ribs Super Quick Chili Mexican Lasagna Skillet Casserole Easy Greek Turkey Burgers Firecracker Chicken Burgers Easy Cowboy Caviar: A Variation of the Original 5 Minute Avocado Hummus BBQ Chicken Bites Easy Teriyaki Chicken Pizza Simple, Homemade BBQ Chicken Pizza 10 Minute Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese Roasted Street Corn Pizza with Pancetta Italian Pizza Slider Recipe 5 Minute Refried Bean Dip Black Bean-and-Pineapple Salad Instant Pot Mexican Rice with Corn and Black Beans 15 Minute Pizza Bombs: Hot Pocket Pizzas You'll Love Vegetable Kebabs with Lemon-Scallion Vinaigrette Grilled Corn Salad with Feta Classic Pigs in a Blanket Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs Sour Cream Queso Cups | fa*gE Yogurt Impossibly Easy Mini Buffalo Chicken Pies Oven-Fried Pickles with Homemade Dill Buttermilk Ranch The Ultimate Party Sub Individual Seven-Layer Dips Easy Homemade Salsa with Pantry Ingredients Easy One Pot Skillet Taco Quick and Easy Oven Baked Chicken Tacos So Easy Sheet Pan Buffalo Chicken Nachos Mediterranean Greek Chicken Souvlaki 5 Minute Greek Tzatziki Sauce Cheesy Jalapeno Bacon Stuffed Baguette An Ooey Gooey Cheese Boat You'll Love Grilled Maple Bacon Chicken Bites Chicken-and-Vegetable Stew Slow-Cooker Beef Nachos Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Beef Tacos Better Than Crack Brownies No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars Homemade Oreo Brownies Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars Maple Pecan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies References

Saturdays and tailgating game day foods go hand in hand. These quick, delicious, and easy ideas will win over your crowd, every time.

From appetizers to mains, finger foods, snacks, and yes, of course, treats. It’s an easy football foods menu of ideas!

So gather your people and prepare to make some scrumptious food that will always win — regardless of the game’s outcome.

We've gathered the most delicious ideas we could find to kick start your game day!

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Everything Ranch Cheese and Pretzel Snack Mix.

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Game-day snacking is made better with this Everything Ranch Cheese and Pretzel Snack Mix. Kind of like a Chex Mix…but with a whole new flavor.

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Spicy Oven-Baked Wings With Blue Cheese Dip

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A cool Blue Cheese Dip balances these spicy wings.

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Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart Bread

It’s the ultimate party food. ThisCheesy Garlic Pull Apart Breadis quick, easy, andso good! A scrumptious appetizer for game days, Super Bowl… or any gathering for almost any reason. It’s decadently delicious and simple to bake in no time.

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Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders are the answer to easy, delicious food your people will love. It's tender, mouthwatering, slow cooked chicken tossed in a tangy flavor-packed sauce, and served on buttery toasted buns.

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Buffalo Chicken Broccoli Cheddar Bites

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If there could be a perfect football food, these buffalo chicken cheddar bites would be it. Although, no need to like football to enjoy them, I’ll gladly pop a few back without the tv on!

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Easy Philly Cheese Steak Dip Recipe

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"A quick and easy dip to throw together for game day weekend! This Philly cheese steak dip comes together in a flash and serves a crowd!"

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Easy Mexican Street Corn Dip

Mexican Street Corn Dip is a quick and easy party appetizer incorporating all the flavors of street corn into a delectable dip oozing with flavors of sweet corn, the smokey heat of warm spices, and the creaminess of melting cheese.

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5 Minute Fall Crack (aka Fall Snack Chex Mix)

A quick and easy 5 minute Fall Crack Chex Mix recipe that's super simple and yummy. Packed with the sweet and salty flavors we love, it's a treat perfect for the season!

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Crockpot Hawaiian Pineapple Pork (3 ingredients, 5 minutes prep)

If you're looking for an easy and delicious game day food, this Crockpot Hawaiian Pineapple Pork Tenderloin, with only 3 ingredients and a quick 5-minute prep time, is not only incredibly tasty and tender but also likely to become a favorite!

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Easy Slow Cooker Lasagna

This Slow Cooker Lasagna is an easy recipe, packed with Italian pasta flavors, layers of gooey cheese, and packed with vegetables. It makes plenty to enjoy today, and still enjoy leftovers tomorrow.

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Black Eyed Peas Dip

Black Eyed Peas Dipis a warm, creamy and delicious dipoozing with cheesy goodness. Packed with flavor it can be as spicy or mild as you wish. Simple to make withpantry ingredients, it’s a dip recipe you’re going to love.

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Mini Muffulettas

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"Tailgate Tip: Prepare sandwiches the day before the game. Place in zip-top plastic freezer bags, and refrigerate overnight."

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Air Fryer Chicken Wings

When it’s party time at your house, theseAir Fryer Chicken WingsareTHEparty food answer. Crispy, tender, and juicy, incredibly seasoned, and ready in about 20 minutes. With almost zero prep.

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Easy Instant Pot Ribs

How to make fall off the bone Instant Pot Ribs. Easy method for baby back or spare ribs. So much faster and the sweet and savory dry rub is to die for!

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Super Quick Chili

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"Slice tops from 16 (1-oz.) hearty round dinner rolls, and then let guests hollow out centers and spoon chili into them."

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Mexican Lasagna Skillet Casserole

Mexican Lasagna Skillet is a Southwestern-inspired casserole made up of layers of tortillas, cheese, and taco meat. Simple, packed with flavor, and delicious!

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Easy Greek Turkey Burgers

EasyGreek Turkey Burgersare the ultimate healthy burger upgrade! These juicy and delicious burgers with Tzatziki sauce have incredible bursts of flavor, are easy to make, and utterly transform your turkey burger forever!

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Firecracker Chicken Burgers

Taking grilled burgers to a delicious level with theseFirecracker Chicken Burgers. Infused with a delightful blend of chili peppers, shredded cheese, and aromatic spices, these mouthwatering burgers can be prepared in 20 minutes or less with simple ingredients you may already have.

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Take your party pretzels to a new level and make Everything Bagel Pretzels. They are the quickest and easiest party food, and absolutely delicious. Made in minutes with 3 simple ingredients.

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Easy Cowboy Caviar: A Variation of the Original

This easy Cowboy Caviar, or Texas Caviar, is a fresh and simple dip or side dish that's ready in 15 minutes or less. Utterly delicious, it's perfect for picnics, BBQs, taco Tuesdays, or anytime you're craving flavor-packed, healthier food!

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5 Minute Avocado Hummus

This Quick and EasyAvocado Hummusrecipe is everything you love about guacamole and hummus in one, delicious bowl. It's smooth and creamy... and incredible!

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BBQ Chicken Bites

"BBQ Chicken Bitesbrushed with buttery parmesan and ranch seasoning, hot from the oven and ready for dipping and devouring on game day!"

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Easy Teriyaki Chicken Pizza

ThisTeriyaki Chicken Pizzais loaded with tender chicken, fresh broccoli, spring onions, crispy bacon, and melty mozzarella cheese. All topping that distinctively sweet yet savory teriyaki sauce we love.

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Simple, Homemade BBQ Chicken Pizza

Hungry for pizza? How about an easy-to-make, homemade BBQ Chicken Pizza with super fresh ingredients, tailor-made just for you, and ready in 20 minutes or less?

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10 Minute Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese

Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese is simply the easiest comfort food... ever. And delicious? Oh, my, goodness. It's creamy, cheese, and so incredibly tasty. It's everything you love about Mac and Cheese... in 10 minutes or less.

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Roasted Street Corn Pizza with Pancetta

Roasted Street Corn Pizza with Pancetta and Tomatoes is an easy game day party food or Friday night classic that's as easy as it is delicious!

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Italian Pizza Slider Recipe

These Italian Pizza Sliders recipe is the easiest, simplest, most delicious sliders you'll ever bake. Minutes to make, incredibly yummy -- and perfect for anytime you're craving Italian pizza.

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5 Minute Refried Bean Dip

This Refried Bean Dip Recipe is a super simple 5 minute healthier party appetizer, that is creamy in texture, spicy to your preference, and packed with flavor bright and zesty flavor!

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Black Bean-and-Pineapple Salad

"This hearty fruit, bean, and peppersalad will satisfy your sweet and spicy cravings."

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Instant Pot Mexican Rice with Corn and Black Beans

If you love Mexican food, likely Mexican Rice is a staple. Along with beans, corn, tortillas, and guacamole! This Mexican Rice is a standby favorite, with easy ingredients, convenient and simple in the Instant Pot -- and hands down, one of my favorite Mexican Rice recipes... ever!

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15 Minute Pizza Bombs: Hot Pocket Pizzas You'll Love

15 Minute Pizza Bombs are the quick and easy DIY hot pocket pizzas families love.

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Vegetable Kebabs with Lemon-Scallion Vinaigrette

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Pair your cookoutburgers or grilled chicken with this summer veggie medley.

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Grilled Corn Salad with Feta

This easy Grilled Corn Salad is a delicious salad recipe, perfect for summer BBQs and picnics. A simple lime vinaigrette enhances the bright, sweet, and refreshing flavors of this chilled salad.

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Classic Pigs in a Blanket

"The easiest two ingredient pigs in a blanket you will ever make – perfect for game day or as an after-school snack!"

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Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs

"Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs, a savory and sweet BBQ favorite, is an easy go-to dinner idea everyone will love, all season long."

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Sour Cream Queso Cups | fa*gE Yogurt

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"Make room for the life of the party: dips! This crave-worthy Sour Cream Queso Dip gets its kick from the jalapeños while the fa*gE Sour Cream adds an extra creamy touch. Served in individual cups with tortilla chips or freshly chopped vegetables."

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Impossibly Easy Mini Buffalo Chicken Pies

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A staple at any football party is buffalo chicken. This impossibly easy recipe encases it in pancake batter and baked in muffin tins. Win!

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Oven-Fried Pickles with Homemade Dill Buttermilk Ranch

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Oven "fried" pickles for fun game-day treats!

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The Ultimate Party Sub

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"In this recipe, we use some of our favorite toppings, but you can remix it to suit your tastes. Serve the sub with a few sides (potato salad, veggie chips and pickles should do the trick) and you’ll be sure to get the party started."

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Individual Seven-Layer Dips

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"Individual Seven-Layer Dipsare individually portioned Mexicanappetizerdips perfect for parties, BBQs,potlucks, and get togethers. Theseare definitely a memorable appetizer that will have people raving. Unlike the traditional 7-layer bean dip, there’s no double dipping here!"

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Easy Homemade Salsa with Pantry Ingredients

An easy, Homemade Salsa recipe, using pantry ingredients you may already have on hand. And it only takes about 1 minute to whip up.

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Easy One Pot Skillet Taco

This Skillet Taco is the easiest, most delicious way to serve tacos at your next party. With a few simple, healthy ingredients, it's a go-to game day, Super Bowl, Friday night tradition.

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Quick and Easy Oven Baked Chicken Tacos

This cheese and bean stuffed, rotisserie chicken baked tacos will have your people asking for seconds.

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So Easy Sheet Pan Buffalo Chicken Nachos

So quick and easy, you'll make it for all your game days!

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Mediterranean Greek Chicken Souvlaki

If you love Greek street food, this Mediterranean Greek Chicken Souvlaki recipe is for you. Tender, juicy grilled chicken wrapped in warm pitas is an incredibly simple, delicious and authentic dish to make at home.

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5 Minute Greek Tzatziki Sauce

This Greek Tzatziki Sauce or dip will become your favorite summer meal addition. Bright with fresh flavors, and aromatic herbs, it's a healthy and easy sauce to make in 5 minutes or less.

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Cheesy Jalapeno Bacon Stuffed Baguette

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“Fun (tick). Fast and easy (double tick). “Can’t stop eating it” delish. (triple tick). Oh, did I mention you can make ahead? I have 2 of these in the freezer!”

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An Ooey Gooey Cheese Boat You'll Love

You won't believe how easy these are with store-bought pizza dough!

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Grilled Maple Bacon Chicken Bites

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Is there anything better on game day than maple and bacon?

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Chicken-and-Vegetable Stew

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“Perfect for chilly games later in the season, this savory stew keeps warm in thermoses until you are ready to chow down before the game.”

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Slow-Cooker Beef Nachos

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“Perfect as a bowl-game party bite, you can also serve this recipe in slider buns with your favorite sandwich toppings.”

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Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Beef Tacos

Easy and incredibly delicious for tailgating or game days with this slow cooker favorite.

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Better Than Crack Brownies

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Peanut Butter and Chocolate -- and perfect pairing for tailgating season!

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No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Barsare a decadently delicious 5 ingredient treat made in 1 bowl, in minutes (plus chilling time). They’re thick, rich, and rather addictively incredible.

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Homemade Oreo Brownies

Homemade Fudgy Oreo Brownies are the ultimate in chocolatey, rich, and thick fudgy brownie decadence. A simple recipe that delivers chocolate paradise.

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are the ultimate blending of oatmeal cookies and chocolate chip cookies... made incredibly easy baked into bars. Oozing with melty chocolate, chewy and crisp with oats, and irresistible with a sprinkling of flaky sea salt.

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Maple Pecan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Adding fall flavor to game day with these easy cookies!

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