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Super Recipes for A Game Day Gathering

Snacks, Appetizers, Sandwiches, Pizza, Chili, and More


Sloppy Joe Pizza

Recipe: Spicy Sloppy Joe Pizza

Sloppy Joe Pizza Image © Diana Rattray
Our favorite game day recipes include delicious snacks, nachos, chili recipes, hot dog snacks, cheese dips, sandwiches, and more. All you need for a successful game day gathering.

Game Day Nachos
These delicious nachos are topped with a mixture of ground beef, onion, refried beans, and tomato sauce, along with lots of cheese, jalapeno peppers, and optional chopped cilantro, sour cream, salsa, and/or guacamole. Arrange and bake these nachos on an ovenproof platter or shallow baking dish, or use several smaller baking dishes or ovenproof plates.

Ground Beef and Sausage Chili
This chili will be a big hit with everyone. It's easy to prepare and cook in the slow cooker. Ingredients include lean ground beef, smoked sausage, onion, bell peppers and hot peppers, tomatoes, black beans, and seasonings.

Basic Deviled Eggs
Nearly everyone loves deviled eggs, and they make a great party snack. Top these simple deviled eggs sliced grape tomatoes, snipped chives, or olive slices.

Pigs in a Blanket
Mini hot dogs or Li'l Smokies are wrapped in savory homemade cheese dough and served with mustard and chili sauce or barbecue sauce. These little pigs in a blanket are always popular at holiday parties and game day gatherings.

Guacamole Recipe
This basic guacamole can be made with or without diced tomatoes, and it's the perfect dip for parties or snacking. It also makes a great topping for turkey burgers or burritos.

Crockpot Pulled Pork
Pulled pork is the perfect football game food. Serve pulled pork sandwiches warm from a slow cooker or chafing dish with split buns, extra barbecue sauce, your favorite coleslaw, and pickle slices. Baked beans make a great side, too.

Cajun Chicken Wings
The beauty of these wings, in addition to the wonderful flavor, is that they are so quick and easy to make. Great for a football feast, or serve as an entree for 4. Supply plenty of napkins, as these are wonderfully messy.

Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms
Tasty crab stuffed mushrooms with bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese make a great party snack.

Crabby Bites
These crab bites are so easy to make, and this recipe makes enough for 48 appetizers. Ingredients include English muffins, cheese spread, a little butter and mayonnaise, crabmeat, and seasonings.

Cheesy Mexican Appetizer
A Mexican-style appetizer recipe with bean dip, cheese, jalapeno peppers, chili sauce, guacamole, and tortilla chips. Feel free to use a little sour cream to garnish this appetizer.

Glazed Sausage Bites
These great liggle pork sausage appetizers are cooked in a delicious homemade barbecue sauce, served from a slow cooker or chafing dish.

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
Shrimp is wrapped in bacon slices then broiled. What could be easier or more delicious?

Tangy Cocktail Franks
A tasty appetizer everyone will enjoy. Serve with decorative toothpicks. You can double the cocktail franks in this recipe.

Pulled Pork Pizza
Use your favorite pizza crust recipe to make a deep dish or thin crust pizza with a tasty topping of purchased or leftover pulled pork and barbecue sauce.

Chile Con Queso Cheese Dip
A party favorite, this dip is made with cheese, tomatoes, and chile peppers. Feel free to add some chopped jalapeno peppers to turn up the heat.

Sharon's Layered Barbecue Bean Dip
A flavorful bean dip made with layers of lettuce, barbecued beans, tomatoes, cheese, sour cream, bacon, and more. Serve with tortilla chips for dipping.

Pepper-Roasted Pork Muffuletta
These muffulettas are filled with a classic olive salad mixture, mozzarella cheese, sliced pork tenderloin, mayonnaise, and seasonings.

Sesame Chicken Wings
These chicken wings are delicious. The wings are marinated in a simple mixture of garlic, green onions, sesame oil and seeds, and soy sauce. The chicken wings are then baked to perfection.

Barbecued Chicken Wings
These baked chicken wings are first marinated, then they're slowly baked in the oven. Allow at least 5 hours of marinating and cooking time for this slow-baked chicken wing recipe.

Spicy Sloppy Joe Pizza
I didn't add many extra toppings to this pizza, mainly because I wanted the sloppy joe flavors to stand out. Feel free to add your favorite toppings. Jalapeno pepper rings, sliced black olives, sliced plum tomatoes, thinly sliced bell pepper rings, and mushrooms are just a few possibilities.

Crockpot Hot Dog and Bacon Roll-Ups
An easy slow cooker snack, made with hot dogs and bacon slices, along with a tangy mustard and brown sugar sauce.

Pizza Pinwheels
Little appetizer rolls and easily prepared with crescent roll dough, pepperoni, and cheese, along with other finely chopped additions. Serve with marinara or prepared pizza sauce for dipping.

Ham Salad
Ham salad is delicious as a filling for sub or bulkie rolls.This ham salad is super easy to prepare in the food processor, or mince the ingredients by hand.

Tangy Cocktail Franks
This is a tasty appetizer everyone will enjoy. Serve with decorative toothpicks. Feel free to double the cocktail franks in this recipe if you're expecting a crowd.

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