Top Game Day Recipes

Top Game Day Recipe Favorites from dips to meatballs and from appetizers to main dishes!  You are guaranteed to find some of the BEST football party recipes right here!  And even if you aren’t into football, you are guaranteed to find some of the best parTAY food to love forever and ever.

Game Day foods like my Slow Cooker Barbecue Ribs, French Dip Sandwiches, Honey Buffalo Meatballs, Jalapeno Popper Dip and Jalapeno Popper Taquitos are some of my favorite recipes to ever come out of my kitchen and they will be some of your favorite recipes to ever enter your belly!  But just in case you needed some more inspiration, I’ve rounded up over 40 of my top recipe picks for your Game Day AKA eat the BEST food Day so you can stomach whoever wins Day. I have categorized the Game Day recipes into Main Dishes, Dips and Appetizers below, or you can see all of them at a glance HERE.

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Top Game Day Recipe Favorites from dips to meatballs and from appetizers to main dishes! You are guaranteed to find some of the BEST football party recipes right here!



Slow Cooker Barbecue Ribs

15 minute prep Fall-Off-the-Bone Slow Cooker Barbecue Ribs that everyone goes crazy for! They are slathered in the most incredible rub and barbecue sauce for amazing restaurant flavor. My husband says they are better and more tender than any restaurant!

Slow Cooker Beef Brisket with BBQ Sauce

Wonderfully juicy, flavor exploding, melt-in-your-mouth Slow Cooker Beef Brisket is my favorite meat dish EVER and "better than any restaurant” according to my food critic husband!   It's the ultimate easy company dinner because it can be made days in advance then reheated in the slow cooker for stress free entertaining!

Slow Cooker BBQ Pork

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken - this is our family's favorite BBQ chicken! Its tender, tangy, sweet, smoky and the homemade barbecue sauce is out of this world! I love making this for busy days or large gatherings!

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

Crazy tender Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches seeping with spices are unbelievably delicious and make the easiest dinner or party food. You haven't had French Dip Sandwiches until you try these! absolutely the best!

Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches

these crazy tender, flavorful Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches are the BEST EVER! The incredible marinated steak and spiced mayo set these worlds above other recipes I've tried. You seriously haven't tried Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches until you try these - and so much easier than you think!

Slow Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches

up close of crock pot Italian Beef Sandwich with cheese, pepperoncini and peppers

BBQ Brisket Sandwiches

up close of easy brisket sandwich with coleslaw

BBQ Bacon Burgers

Hawaiian Burgers

Cheesy Italian Meatball Sliders

These Cheesy Italian Meatball Sliders are my favorite party food ever and my family loves them for dinner!  The meatballs are the BEST (so tender and juicy!) and the marinara is amazing and I love how they are individual sliders instead of meatball subs!  I can't recommend these enough! 

Hawaiian Sloppy Joes

30 Minute Hawaiian Sloppy Joes smothered in the most delicious sweet and tangy Hawaiian BBQ Sauce your whole family will love! Incredibly easy, make ahead and great for crowds!

Crispy Jalapeno Popper Beef Taquitos

Crispy Jalapeno Popper Beef Taquitos bursting with irresistible creamy, cheesy spicy beef filling (customizable) all cocooned in crispy tortillas and done in less than 30 mintues! These are my husband's favorite ever appetizer and I couldn't stop eating them! Perfect game day any party appetizer!

Cheesy BBQ Pork Taquitos


Slow Cooker Honey Buffalo Chicken Taquitos

Super easy Slow Cooker Honey Buffalo Chicken Taquitos bursting with sweet heat cream cheese chicken filling you will want to eat it with a spoon! Perfect party appetizer that everyone will go crazy for or easy favorite meal!

Alfredo Philly Cheesesteak Pizza

excuse the old, terrible pics, but this is SOOO Good!

Barbecue Chicken Pizza

35 Minute Stromboli

satisfy your pizza cravings in 35 minutes or less with No Wait No Rise Stromboli AKA rolled up pizza! Step by step tutorial of how to make EASY stromboli. A family favorite instant meal or must have appetizer. #stromboli #pizzadough #30minutemeals

Cheesy Alice Springs Chicken French Bread

(Honey Mustard Bacon Chicken)

Slow Cooker Honey Balsamic Beef (Sandwiches)


Slow Cooker Carnitas (Tacos, nachos, etc.)

these are the BEST Pork Carnitas (Slow Cooker Mexican Pulled Pork) I have ever tried! Super juicy, easy and so much more flavorful than other versions I've tried and the crispy burnt ends are the best! Great for large crowds and for tacos, burritos, or nachos!

Salsa Verde Honey Lime Chicken (Tacos, Nachos, etc)

Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa

This is the BEST Slow Cooker Barbacoa Beef I have ever tried!  Super tender, juicy, EASY and bursting with rich, complex flavors!  Great for large crowds or make ahead meals and makes the best tacos, burritos, nachos, salads, etc!

Slow Cooker Chipotle Sweet Pulled Pork (Tacos, Nachos etc.)

up close of easy Cafe Rio Sweet Pork in a white bowl

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

This is the best Slow Cooker Creamy White Chicken Chili I have ever had! Its soooo creamy without heavy cream, so easy, and the layers of flavors are out of this world!

Cheesy Taco Soup

Less than 30 minutes for this ONE POT Cheesy Taco Soup! This is the ultimate comforting soup packed with all your favorite taco flavors and is SO easy and great for crowds! You haven’t had taco soup until you try this version!

Chili Colorado

Crockpot Chili

Loaded Carne Asada Fries

Forget the nachos, these Loaded Carne Asada Fries are so addictingly delicious! baked Mexican spiced French fries smothered in cheese and piled high with tender juicy steak, salsa, avocado crema, etc.

Carne Asada Street Tacos

a hand holding a carne asada street taco ready to eat

Baja Fish Tacos

these Crispy fried Baja Fish Tacos are BETTER than any restaurant!!! I can't even believe how good these are and super easy with a one step batter. And don't skip the white sauce - its heavenly!

Honey Chipotle Chicken Tacos with BLT Slaw

These are ADDICTINGLY DELICIOUS!  Honey Chipotle Chicken Tacos stuffed with wonderfully juicy, flavor packed Honey Chipotle Bacon Chicken (yes BACON chicken!), piled with crispy BLT Slaw and creamified with Cilantro Lime Crema!  

Buffalo Chicken Tacos

Buffalo Chicken Tacos are bursting with flavor from the incredible chicken and the Blue Cheese Cilantro Ranch is to die for! Always a crowd pleaser!

Beef Barbacoa Taco Bowls

These Barbacoa Beef Taco Bowls are SO addicting!   They are an explosion of flavor and texture in every juicy, crispy bite and make a fabulous prep ahead dinner or Game Day taco bowl bar favorite! 

Easy Taco Bowls

Chicken Fajitas

easy Skillet Chicken Fajitas - these are the BEST chicken fajitas! the marinade is seriously the best I've ever tried - better than any restaurant! My family LOVES these this filling so much we also use it for filling in burritos, enchiladas and salads!



Jalapeno Popper Dip with Bacon

Cheesy Taco Chili Dip

Homemade Cheesy Chili Dip or Soup is LOADED with your favorite chili ingredients, spices and SO irresistibly cheesy with NO processed cheese! Serve as a crowd pleasing appetizer or simply thin for THE most addicting soup! my favorite dip ever!

Queso Blanco

showing how to serve queso blanco by dipping chips into dip

Hot Crab Dip

Spinach Artichoke Dip

up close of bread being pulled from cheesy hot spinach artichoke dip

Queso Fundido

up close of a tortilla chip dipping into spicy Chorizo Queso

Corn Salsa

Best Guacamole

Buffalo Chicken Dip (Stuffed French Bread)

Mega flavorful Buffalo Chicken Dip Stuffed French Bread is your favorite cheesy dip baked right into the loaf! Crazy delicious side or EASY crowd pleasing appetizer! Everyone will be begging you to bring this!

Spinach Dip Stuffed French Bread

Easy Spinach Dip Stuffed French Bread is your favorite cheesy dip baked right into the loaf! Crazy delicious side or easy crowd pleasing appetizer!

Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball

This Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball is a hit every time I make it and is always the first appetizer gone! Its super easy and make ahead for stress free entertaining!

Peanut Butter Ball

up close of peanut butter balls recipe


Slow Cooker Honey Buffalo Meatballs

Slow Cooker Korean Meatballs

Tender juicy, sweet and spicy Slow cooker Korean Meatballs simmered in the most tantalizing sweet heat sauce that everyone goes crazy for! Perfect appetizer or delicious, easy meal with rice!

Sweet & Spicy Cocktail Meatballs

up close of serving cocktail meatballs with toothpicks

Sticky Honey Buffalo Hot Wings

Ancho Baked Chicken Wings with Avocado Ranch

Crispy Ancho Baked Chicken Wings are tossed in the most tantalizing spice rub, baked until juicy on the inside, crispy on the outside then dunked in creamy Avocado Ranch!  These are so ADDICTING and you can prep them all in advance without the hassle, mess and heart attach of fried wings!   

Baked Lemon Pepper Wings

Baked Korean Chicken Wings

Baked Chipotle Honey Lime Hot Wings

EASY Baked Chipotle Honey Lime Hot Wings smothered in a chipotle rub then bathed in an intoxicating honey lime hot sauce. Crowd pleasing addicting appetizer or meal!

Baked Jalapeno Poppers

Baked Crispy Parmesan Fingerling Fries

Easy baked Parmesan Fingerling Potato Fries with a crispy exterior and creamy buttery interior make the perfect appetizer, snack or side you won't be able to stop munching!

Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls

Homemade Egg Rolls

two homemade egg rolls cut in half leaning next to each other on a white cutting board

Crispy Southwest Egg Rolls

CRISPY Southwest Egg Rolls loaded with Mexican spiced chicken, beans, tomatoes, rice, avocado and cheese! These eggrolls are unreal! So much flavor and texture! And don't skip the Cilantro Lime Ranch Dip - its heaven!

Mesquite Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

up close of best bacon wrapped shrimp with homemade cocktail sauce

Pizza Pinwheels 

These Pizza Pinwheels are super easy to make, customizable, freeze beautifully, and absolutely irresistible for snacks, appetizers or fun meals! You friends and family will beg you to make these!

Easy Cheesy Sausage Ring

Easy Cheesy Pesto Sausage Ring is SO ADDICTING! my husband and I couldn't stop eating it and then I was craving it for days! You have to make this!!! The absolutely best holiday or game day appetizer!

Buffalo Chicken Dip Ring

Mega flavorful Buffalo Chicken Dip Ring is your favorite decadent creamy, cheesy dip baked right into a buttery biscuit ring! Crazy delicious EASY crowd pleasing appetizer perfect for parties or game day!  It may look super impressive but you won’t believe how easy it is!

Pretzel Monkey Bread

Soft, buttery Pretzel Monkey Bread with the most addicting Honey Mustard Dip! I always bring this crowd pleasing appetizer to parties and it is the first to go!

Italian Parmesan Party Mix


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  1. Ekta says

    I check every recipe of yours and have tried several, many are family favorites and are made on a regular basis. This family of foodies is so grateful for these recipes and the joy it brings us.
    When I get one of these emails of a collection of recipes from you I get overwhelmed with love for you and this blog.

    Lots of love and God Bless!

    • Jen says

      You made my day Ekta, thank you so much for your super thoughtful message! I’m honored your family is enjoying my recipes and that they have earned a permanent place at your dinner table! Thank you for coming on this foodie journey with me!