Our Favorite Game Day Appetizers and Party Dishes

Posted on January 25 2018

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For some people, game day food consists of deep fried wings, pizza and a few bottles of soda from your local pizza shop. This year, be the hero and make one of these game day appetizers instead!

1. Buffalo Chicken Roll Ups

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Is your typical buffalo chicken dip eaten up by the end of the first quarter? Give your spectators more of what they like by sneaking their favorite dip into a wrap!

Get the recipe from Sugar Apron.

2. Philly Cheesesteak Sliders

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These Philly cheesesteak sliders will please everyone at your party - yes, even your Uncle Jim that claims Geno’s is the only place you can order an authentic cheesesteak in Philly.

Get the recipe from Homemade Interest.

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3. Bourbon-Cider Boneless Wings

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No football party is complete without wings! These bourbon-cider boneless wings can be made with your Five Star boneless skinless chicken breasts (or chicken strips) for a tasty addition to your party.

Get the recipe from The Chunky Chef.

Psst - did you know we have wings on our menu at Five Star? Ask your culinary consultant to add them to your order the next time you reorder!

4. Taco Cups

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We love this idea of putting taco dip into a cup! This makes it so easy to grab and it’s one less appetizer you need to fit on your overcrowded plate!

Get the recipe from Southern Made Simple.

5. Crockpot Mac & Cheese

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Put a smile on everyone’s face by serving a fan favorite - mac & cheese! This recipe really can’t get any easier… just dump it all in and in 2 - 3 hours, you and all of your guests can dig in!

Get the recipe from Family Fresh Meals.

6. Cheeseburger Dip

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You can’t go wrong with this 30 minute cheeseburger dip! We recommend using tortilla chips to devour this dip but feel free to use Scoops, crackers, bread, celery or just enjoy it by the spoonful!

Get the recipe from Sugar and Skull.

7. Paleo Potato Skins with Guacamole and Bacon

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These paleo potato skins are super crispy, loaded with guacamole, crispy bacon, green onions, and ranch dressing. The only problem is, no matter how many you make, you’ll always wish you made more!

Get the recipe from 40 Aprons.

8. Sweet Potato Chicken Poppers

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It’s like a chicken nugget, but a little healthier and sweet! Pair it with some ranch dressing or guacamole and you have a delicious appetizer the entire party will devour!

Get the recipe from Unbound Wellness.

9. Slow Cooker Tailgate Chili

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This isn’t your typical chili, this one has two secret ingredients: beer and chocolate powder! While beer isn’t a completely abnormal ingredient for chili, the chocolate powder definitely is! This small addition will cut the acidity and give a richness to the chili for a truly unique taste!

Get the recipe from Slow Cooker Gourmet.

10. Warm and Cheesy Pulled Pork Dip

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This one’s for the BBQ pulled pork lovers! Stack this warm and cheesy dip on tortilla chips, pretzel rods, or Scoops for a dip that will have everyone coming back for seconds, thirds, and maybe even fourths!

Ps. Our pre-cooked southern style pork BBQ would also work great in this dish!

Get the recipe from Cooking with Carlee.

11. Cheesy Meatball Bites

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Need a quick addition to your game day food? This one only takes 25 minutes but your guests will think you worked so much harder than that! Just pick up a pack of shredded mozzarella cheese, marinara sauce, and crescent rolls to pair with your Five Star Home Foods meatballs and you’re all set!

Get the recipe from Butter with a Side of Bread.

12. Bacon Wrapped Tenderloin

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Win over the crowd with these smokey bacon wrapped tenderloins dipped in a creamy horseradish sauce. The charred and smokey taste of the tenderloin wrapped in crispy bacon will leave a lasting impression on all of your guests!

Get the recipe from Joyful Healthy Treats.

13. Steak and Cheddar Flatbread Pizza

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Ditch the usual take-out pepperoni pizza from your local pizza joint and make this cheddar and steak flatbread instead! With so much more flavor, all of your party-goers will be more than pleased with your decision!

Get the recipe from Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen.

14. Mini Beef Wellington

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The flakey pastry combined with the beef tenderloin and horseradish cream sauce will make your guests feel like they’re dining at a high-end restaurant, but little do they know how easy it was to throw together!

Get the recipe from A Dish of Daily Life.

15. Beef Satay Skewers with a Peanut Dipping Sauce

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Look like a grill master with this quick and easy beef skewer recipe! The smokey, slightly-chargrilled flavor is complemented by fresh lemons and ginger for a tasty meat appetizer that will probably be gone in a blink of the eye! Pair it with the creamy Thai peanut sauce to really wow your friends!

Get the recipe from That Lemon Bowl.

Are you throwing a party for the big game on Sunday? If so, what are you doing to celebrate? Leave us a comment below!

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