Football / Game Day Recipes

Yesterday was a football frenzy at it’s finest. Games were on from basically 10 in the morning until who knows when. I put on my private chef apron for the first time in a few months and cooked a BOAT load of game day recipes for a party. After 8 hours of cooking I had to lay down and, to be honest, I have no idea when the actual football extravaganza of a day ended, but the food was delish and that’s what I care about!

I’ve rounded up some of my all time fav game day recipes to make your future football fiestas fantastic.

Whoa… that was some alliteration at it’s finest. Anyways, for me it’s all about the chips and dips, easy to eat food that you can grab and take to the couch and watch the game.

Game Day Recipes

Pizza Monkey Bread – does it get much better than pizza flavored monkey bread!?

Tomatillo Avocado Dip – my favorite salsa in the world! You guys will love this one.

Seven Layer Dip with Bacon – we grew up with 7 layer dip, and this one is one for the books!

Bacon Cheddar Buffalo Wings – who wouldn’t want back cheddar buffalo wings?

Cumin and Charred Corn Guacamole – charred corn gives this guacamole a fun and different texture.

Pepperjack Stuffed Pretzels – homemade pretzels oozing with melted pepperjack cheese.

Nacho Loaded Potato Skins – the most pumped up awesome version of potato skins ever!

Irish Nachos – these are my all time favorite jazzed up nachos! Instead of using tortilla chips, they have potatoes as the bottom later!

Spicy Guacamole – one of my tried and true favorites. It’s got a zip from the peppers but the cheese helps to cool it down.

Smoky Chipotle Chili – throw a big pot of chili on the stove and let your guests help themselves! This one is great for leftovers too!

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  1. Nancy A.

    My goodness, that is quite an impressive spread you made!! Wow!!! Looks delish and I can imagine how tired you were after all that!! Everyone must have been stuffed!! It must have been a great time at your house!!!

  2. Mya

    This is exactly what I need! Between college football on Saturdays and NFL on Sundays, I need quick and easy recipes gameday! Definitely pinning this for the rest of the season 🙂

  3. Ali | Gimme Some Oven

    I want to come watch the game at YOUR house! These all look incredible!

  4. The Bearfoot Baker

    You were one busy girl! All of these sound amazing for game day or any day for that matter! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Monika

    I don’t even enjoy watching football, but if I could enjoy all that food, I would sit through several games!

  6. Amanda

    Wow! Looks amazing. You must have had some seriously happy sports fans yesterday.

  7. Laurie {Simply Scratch}

    I tell ya… I only get excited for football season because of the food! Great round-up Gaby!

  8. Jan

    OMG gurrrrrl!! Looks fabulous. Now…how do you keep from putting on 400 El Bees??

    • Gaby

      hahaha I ask myself the same question! and I’ve only been able to find one answer… a whole lotta gym time 🙁

  9. Marian (Sweetopia)

    Oh my gosh, all looks SO goodness! Thank goodness I’m on lunch! (Although it doesn’t look nearly as good as these!)

  10. carrian

    You kind of rock at game day food, don’t you? Jeepers, I especially want that dang pizza monkey bread… mmmm carbs……

  11. Alexe @ Keys to the Cucina

    These look amazing, I particularly love the Irish Nachos idea!

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