10 Of the Best Football Game Day Food Recipes

Football & Game Day Food Recipes

With fall just around the corner, everyone is gearing up for football season. Whether you’re a college football fan or you block off every Sunday for the NFL, football is one of Iowa’s favorite past times. When Iowa does game day, we do it up right with food. If you’re on the hunt for some new game day food recipes, you’re in for a treat (literally, actually) because we have a list of 10 football game appetizers and dishes for you to enjoy.

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

Game Day Food Recipes

Gluten free AND healthy(ish)? We’ll take it. These bad boys are quick, easy and irresistible. It serves 24 wings so you’re sure to feed a crowd with this game day food recipe! And they’re enjoyable as is or with dipping sauces, leaving it up to you to keep it simple or give some diversity.

Cheddar Brat Meatballs + 3 Dipping Sauces

Cheddar Brat Meatballs

This recipe comes with three dipping sauces. Three. A stadium dipping sauce, a bourbon-dijon dipping sauce and a creole mustard dipping sauce. If you thought brats were boring, you thought wrong. Between the dipping choices, the melted, gooey cheese and the perfectly seasoned pork, our mouths are watering. This one is a winner for sure. You can’t go wrong combining brats and meatballs to come up with this game day creation.

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Kahlua S’mores Brownies

By: Jeni Eats

You read that right, Kahlua, in brownies. This game day food recipe combines chocolate chips, marshmallows and Kahlua and bakes it all into a brownie and nothing has ever sounded so good. It’s a s’more and a brownie and it has sweet hints of Kahlua all wrapped up in there, mind blowing. The brownies are so rich the recipe recommends cutting them into small pieces. But if you have a sweet tooth, go for the full brownie square and enjoy your life, we’re not judging.

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Pretzel Dogs

Served up with honey mustard or garlic cheese sauce, these babies are irresistible. The pretzel dough is made from scratch and then baked around a hot dog and us Iowans call it Heaven. We know hot dogs are more of a baseball thing, but this upgrade is perfect for football season and honestly, are you complaining?

Southwestern Black Bean Dip

Game Day Food Recipe

Everyone needs a good dip on game day, right? This black bean dip is what dreams are made of. It’s best made a day ahead of time, so you’ll have to pre-plan this one a little bit. But games are every Saturday and Sunday (depending who you’re cheering for) so you can figure that one out easy. This dip is as simple as combining all the ingredients in a bowl, mixing them together and scooping up on tortilla chips to enjoy until gone. We can get behind that!

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Scotcheroo Puppy Chow

By: Food and Swine

The two most Midwestern desserts combined into one amazing treat. Scotcheroo puppy chow is a must for any game day. You just have to. This recipe is easy-peasy and so darn good, it’ll definitely be a favorite.

Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Drizzle

Game Day Food Recipes

Caprese skewers are probably one of the most genius food ideas to grace the Internet. They’re mini, easy to grab and full of flavor. What’s not to love about that?  Break out the toothpicks and get ready to enjoy this game day food recipe.

Mini Corn Dog Muffins

Mini Corn Dog Muffins

At a whopping 48 mini muffins, this game day food recipe hits the jackpot! Plus, who doesn’t love a mini corn dog? Is that even Iowan? These can be made gluten free or normal, even better. And they’re mini so an easy grab and go snack for football parties and tailgates. Yes please!

Mom’s Artichoke Dip

Artichoke Dip

You know if it starts out with “Mom’s” that it’s going to be good. Moms just have a way of making any recipe taste extra special and delicious. This artichoke dip will be a hit at any game day party or tailgate. It comes out piping hot with melted, gooey cheese. So yeah, it’s good stuff.

Ham and Bacon Potato Poppers

The title has bacon in it, so you know it’s delicious. Think loaded baked potato in one small popper size bite. I bet you’ve never thought to make a loaded baked potato for a tailgate, right? Well now you have. In miniature form. This recipe makes three dozen poppers! So, you can feed a crew and enjoy all the leftovers by yourself. Dreams do come true.

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