Top 50 Game Day Party and Super Food Ideas

Homemade Soft Pretzels
Diana Rattray
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    Super Bowl Recipes

    cajun spicy wings
    Cajun spiced chicken wings with green onions. Diana Rattray

    Celebrate the Super Bowl with friends, family, and good food.

    Good, hearty fare is perfect for the game. Chili is always popular, and a make-your-own-sandwich spread would go nicely alone or with a hot main dish or stew. Crockpot "barbecued" beef or pulled pork sandwiches are always a hit, or you might consider po' boys and gumbo or barbecued beans and easy ham sandwich melts.

    Here are dozens of Super Bowl recipes, including party snacks and finger foods, dips and spreads, hearty...MORE sandwich recipes, and more. Enjoy the big game!

    Pictured: Spicy Cajun Style Chicken Wings

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    Tex-Mex Taco Beef Sliders

    tex mex taco sliders with beef and cheese
    Diana Rattray

     Tex-Mex Taco Beef Sliders

    These Tex-Mex taco beef sliders are easy to prepare and assemble, and they're always a big hit with guests. I think these would be excellent for a game day party or holiday guests. 

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    Crock Pot Party Meatballs With Tangy Sauce

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    Diana Rattray

     Crock Pot Party Meatballs With Tangy Sauce

    These party meatballs are flavored with a sweet and tangy homemade barbecue sauce. I add a small amount of ground cayenne pepper to the sauce, but feel free to leave it out. 

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    Baked Bacon and Cheddar Chicken Strips

    Bacon and Cheddar Chicken Strips
    Diana Rattray

     Baked Bacon and Cheddar Chicken Strips

    These chicken strips are incredibly easy, and the taste is out of this world! The chicken can be served as an appetizer or as a main dish. Serve them with a simple Sriracha mayo.

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    5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Beans With Bacon

    5 ingredient slow cooker beans with bacon
    Diana Rattray

     5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Beans With Bacon

    This is the only recipe for baked beans you need for a neighborhood barbecue or game day party. They're perfect for tailgating! Add pulled pork for sandwiches or hot dogs along with coleslaw and you have a hearty and delicious crowd-pleasing meal.

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    Classic Coney Island Hot Dog Sauce

    Two Chili Dogs. Photo: Diana Rattray

     Classic Coney Island Hot Dog Sauce

     A variety of spices flavor this delicious ground beef Coney Island hot dog sauce. The chili sauce is standard on classic coney dogs, and this version is easy to prepare and cook, and it's delicious. 

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    Oven-Baked Pulled Pork Sandwiches Recipe

    Smoked pulled pork sandwich
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     Oven-Baked Pulled Pork Sandwiches Recipe

    This pulled pork recipe is an oven barbecued pork roast, shredded then heated with barbecue sauce, onions, and seasonings.

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    Baked Chicken Wings With Spicy Peanut Sauce

    Diana Rattray

     Baked Chicken Wings With Spicy Peanut Sauce

    I love the flavor of these wings, plus they were very easy to prepare.  The peanut sauce is made with peanut butter, brown sugar, and some Asian soy sauce and chili paste. You probably have most, if not all of the ingredients in your pantry. The wings are simply baked and then tossed with the peanut sauce.

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    Slow Cooker Sloppy Barbecue Beef Sandwiches

    Barbecue Beef Sandwich, Slow Cooker
    Diana Rattray

    Slow Cooker Sloppy Barbecue Beef Sandwiches 

    These sandwiches are excellent for a game day gathering or  tailgating event. They're so easy to fix, and you can serve them hot from the slow cooker.
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    Baked Potato Skins with Cheese and Bacon

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    Potato Skins With Bacon and Cheese. Diana Rattray

     Baked Potato Skins with Cheese and Bacon

    Potato skins are another excellent snack for a game day party. You can get them ready in a baking pan and refrigerate until it's time to bake them. Serve with salsa or sour cream.

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    Sausage Pinwheel Rolls

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    Diana Rattray

     Sausage Pinwheel Rolls

    These delicious sausage rolls are made with puff pastry and breakfast sausage.

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    Homemade Pretzel Bites

    Pretzel Bites With Mustard
    Diana Rattray

     Homemade Pretzel Bites

    These pretzel bites will impress your friends and family! Serve them with plain yellow mustard or a dipping sauce.

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    Mini Pulled Pork Empanadas

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    Diana Rattray

     Mini Pulled Pork Empanadas

    Use leftover pulled pork or make the empanadas with purchased pulled pork. The flaky cornmeal crust is the perfect casing for these tasty appetizers. Serve them with your favorite barbecue sauce.

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    Stuffed Mushrooms With Clams

    Stuffed Mushrooms With Clams
    Diana Rattray

     Stuffed Mushrooms With Clams

    Minced clams and garlic add fantastic flavor to these stuffed mushrooms.

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    Mini Crustless Broccoli Quiches

    Broccoli Mini Quiches, Crustless
    Diana Rattray

     Mini Crustless Broccoli Quiches

    These mini quiches are perfect for your low-carb guests. And they taste great!

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    Party Ham Rolls

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    Diana Rattray

     Party Ham Rolls

    These are always the hit of the party! It's an easy way to make lunch sandwiches for a crowd.

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    Loaded Nachos

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    Diana Rattray

     Loaded Nachos

    Nachos are perfect for a big game day gathering. Arrange and bake the nachos on an ovenproof platter or shallow baking dish, or use several smaller baking dishes or ovenproof plates.

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    Chile Con Queso Cheese Dip

    Cheese Dips
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     Chile Con Queso Cheese Dip

    This chile and cheese dip is always a hit. It's the perfect dip to serve along with tortilla chips or vegetable sticks. 

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    Classic Coca-Cola Cake and Frosting

    Coca Cola Cake
    Diana Rattray

     Classic Coca-Cola Cake and Frosting

    A Coca-Cola cake seems appropriate for dessert. The moist chocolate cake is frosted with a chocolate Coca-Cola frosting. Everyone will love this cake!

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    Sesame Chicken Wings

    Sesame Wings
    Diana Rattray

     Sesame Chicken Wings

    Asian flavors are featured in these delicious chicken wings. Keep them warm in a slow cooker for serving.

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    Juicy Baked Burgers

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    Diana Rattray

     Juicy Baked Burgers

    If the weather won't cooperate, make these baked burgers. 

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    Crock Pot Ground Beef and Sausage Chili

    Chili with Beef and Sausage
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     Crock Pot Ground Beef and Sausage Chili

    This meaty chili includes some black beans and a variety of hot and sweet peppers. It's perfect for a tailgating party or cold winter's day.

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    Mississippi Rotel Dip Recipe

    Velveeta Cheese and Dip
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     Mississippi Rotel Dip Recipe

    This version of the Rotel and cheese dip is a Mississippi favorite. The dip includes ground beef, corn, and cooked rice. It's a hearty dip, great for a Super Bowl bash or tailgating.

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    Pulled Pork Barbecue Biscuit Cups

    Pulled Pork BBQ Cups
    Diana Rattray

     Pulled Pork Barbecue Biscuit Cups

    This is another creative use for leftover or purchased pulled pork. Or use pulled chicken or shredded beef in the recipe. Serve with barbecue sauce.

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    Pigs in a Blanket With Crescent Roll Dough and Cheese

    Crescent Roll Hot Dogs "Pigs in a Blanket"
    Diana Rattray

     Pigs in a Blanket With Crescent Roll Dough and Cheese

    People of all ages love these great little hot dog appetizers. The hot dogs are wrapped in crescent roll dough. Easy-peasy!

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    Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings

    Baked Buffalo Wings
    Diana Rattray

     Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings

    Serve these tasty chicken wings with blue cheese dressing or ranch style dressing. If you want to dial up the heat, add more Tabasco, or go with only the hot sauce if you prefer them a little milder.

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    Crescent Roll Pizza Pinwheels

    Pizza Pinwheels
    Diana Rattray

     Crescent Roll Pizza Pinwheels

    These little appetizer rolls are easily prepared with crescent roll dough, pepperoni, and cheese, along with other finely chopped additions. Serve them with marinara or prepared pizza sauce for dipping. 

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    Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms With Parmesan Cheese

    Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
    Crab Stuffed Mushrooms. Diana Rattray

     Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms With Parmesan Cheese

    Crab meat and bread crumbs make up a simple, savory stuffing for these mushrooms. The crab stuffed are loaded with texture and buttery flavor. Some finely minced red bell pepper and green onions add extra flavor and color to the stuffing mixture.

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    Spicy Chicken Chili Stew

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     Spicy Chicken Chili Stew

    This chicken chili is especially nice on a cold fall or winter evening, and it's an excellent alternative for a game day gathering. Serve it with cornbread or cornbread muffins.

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    Homemade Pretzels

    Homemade Soft Pretzels
    Diana Rattray

     Homemade Soft Pretzels

    These fabulous soft golden pretzels make an excellent snack for a game day gathering or party, and they're easy to prepare and bake. I top them with flaky sea salt. Offer yellow mustard and your favorite gourmet mustards for dipping.

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    Classic Guacamole with Lime and Cilantro

    Guacamole with Cilantro
    Diana Rattray

     Classic Guacamole with Lime and Cilantro

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

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    Homemade Hoagie Rolls

    Hoagie Rolls
    Diana Rattray

     Homemade Hoagie Rolls

    If you really want to impress the crowd, create a sandwich bar with these big homemade hoagie rolls.

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    Pico de Gallo Salsa

    Pico De Gallo or Salsa Fresca
    Diana Rattray

     Pico de Gallo Salsa

    This is a fresh pico de gallo salsa recipe. It's a delicious, chunky salsa that goes with burritos, tacos, or grilled meat, fish, or chicken. Or simply serve the salsa as a dip with tortilla chips.

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    Spicy Cheese Dip - Chili Con Queso

    Cheese Dip
    Diana Rattray

     Spicy Cheese Dip - Chili Con Queso

    This spicy cheese dip is a flavorful seasoned combination of two kinds of cheese and salsa or Picante sauce. Use hot, medium, or mild salsa, and enjoy the dip with crackers or tortilla chips.

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    Grilled Garlic Burgers With Sauce Ideas

    Grilled burgers with sauces
    Diana Rattray

     Grilled Garlic Burgers With Sauce Ideas

    These simple, delicious grilled burgers are made with fresh garlic, some grated onion, and a few teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce. Serve them with your favorite toppings and sauces.

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    Seafood Dip With Crab, Shrimp, or Lobster

    Plate of fish dip with toasted bread
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     Seafood Dip With Crab, Shrimp, or Lobster

    This seafood dip makes a nice party dip with a variety of crackers, sturdy chips, or bread. Use crab or lobster in this dip, or use a combination.

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    Oven Pulled Pork With Barbecue Sauce

    Oven Pulled Pork Barbecue
    Oven Pulled Pork Barbecue Photo: Diana Rattray

     Oven Pulled Pork With Barbecue Sauce

    Here's a great recipe for tailgating or a game day party, or make it for a weekend meal. This is my go-to recipe for guests. Serve the pulled pork with barbecue sauce and toasted buns.

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    Myron's Amazing Beef for the Slow Cooker

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    Diana Rattray

     Myron's Amazing Beef for the Slow Cooker

    This is a great change of pace from pulled pork. Shred the beef and serve it with toasted split buns.

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    Southern Grape Jelly Meatballs

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    Diana Rattray

    Southern Grape Jelly Meatballs

    These great tasting grape jelly meatballs are always a hit, and once you taste them, you'll see why. The combination of chili sauce and grape jelly with the Dijon mustard makes a flavorful, tangy sauce. 

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    Classic Fried Oyster Po' Boy

    Fried Oyster Po' Boy
    Diana Rattray

    Classic Fried Oyster Po' Boy

    This is a classic fried oyster po' boy, a popular version of the traditional Louisiana sandwich. Use mayonnaise, a Louisiana remoulade sauce, or Come Back Sauce on the delicious fried oyster po' boys. 

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    Sloppy Joes for Eight or More

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    Pretzel Toffee

    Pretzel Toffee
    Diana Rattray

     Pretzel Toffee

    This delicious crunchy toffee takes just minutes to fix and bake. It's the perfect sweet snack for the game. Plan to make a few pans and give it about 30 minutes in the refrigerator before serving,

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    Chili Biscuit Cups Recipe

    Chili Biscuit Cups Recipe
    Diana Rattray

     Chili Biscuit Cups Recipe

    Canned biscuits are baked in muffin tins with a chili filling.

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    Baked Ham and Cheese Quesadilla

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     Baked Ham and Cheese Quesadilla

    These quesadillas are a nice alternative to the everyday ham and cheese sandwich.

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    Honey Garlic Pork Meatballs

    Honey Garlic Pork Meatballs
    Diana Rattray

     Honey Garlic Pork Meatballs

    These pork meatballs are perfect for a party or game day gathering, and they can be served hot, right from the slow cooker. 

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    Baked Sugared Pecans

    Sugared Pecans
    Diana Rattray

     Baked Sugared Pecans

    A few sweet snacks are essential for those fans with sugar cravings.

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    Maple and Brown Sugar Bacon-Wrapped Mini Hot Dogs

    Glazed Bacon Wrapped Mini Hot Dogs
    Diana Rattray

     Maple and Brown Sugar Bacon-Wrapped Mini Hot Dogs

     A delicious, tangy maple and brown sugar sauce glazes these easy bite-size bacon wrapped cocktail franks. The mini hot dogs (or Lit'l Smokies) are baked with a bacon wrapping and then they're combined with the delicious sauce. Simmer or heat them in the slow cooker and serve them hot. 

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    Southern Ham Salad

    Ham Salad in Mini Bun
    Diana Rattray

     Southern Ham Salad

    Ham salad is an excellent filling for big or small buns or rolls. Add chips or fries for a great lunch.

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    Texas Bean Bake With Ground Beef

    Texas Bean Bake
    Diana Rattray

     Texas Bean Bake With Ground Beef

    With or without the ground beef, the beans are a great choice for a pulled pork meal or alongside burgers or steaks. Put the beans in the slow cooker and take them along to a party or potluck dinner.

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    Homemade Slider Buns

    Awesome Homemade Slider Buns
    Diana Rattray

     Homemade Slider Buns

    If you love to bake, make these soft, delicious homemade slider buns for your party. They will be appreciated!