Over 50 Football Game Day Food Ideas | Appetizers, Dips, Desserts, & More

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Plan your game day food with these delicious recipe ideas!

Are you ready for the big football game and looking for the best recipes to make for your family to snack on? We’ve got ya covered and are sharing over 50 game day food ideas! From appetizers to desserts, we’ve got it all! There’s nothing like enjoying the biggest football game of the year while enjoying delicious food with your family!


Start out with these yummy dips.

4 cheese dip appetizer on pan

classic dill dip with veggies

dipping baguette into layered pizza dip

oval slow cooker divided by clear liners

If you’re serving multiple game day dips but don’t own more than one slow cooker to keep them warm, no worries! This life-changing Crock-Pot hack from Reynold’s Kitchens uses aluminum foil and slow cooker liners to create a divider inside your slow cooker, enabling you to cook two dips simultaneously. Genius!


Up next: appetizers – the ultimate game day food!

air fryer empanadas

touchdown taco dip with chips

taco breadsticks with dipping sauces

everything but the bagel cheese ball with crackers

bags of fritos with taco toppings for walking tacos

Hip Tip: Want a hands-off hosting approach? Try Walking Tacos by having a slow cooker full of taco meat and use individual-sized chip bags as the base of the tacos. Then your guests pile on their favorite toppings like cheese, sour cream, salsa, and guacamole for a hand-held snack in the bag—just grab a fork, no plate required!

You can even try this method as a dessert with nilla wafers and banana pudding. Yum!


Feed your inner carnivore with chicken wings & meatballs.

easy parmesean meatballs using the air fryer

pulling out chicken wing from slow cooker


Don’t forget kid-friendly game day foods for the little ones!

air fryer bagel dogs

corn dog mini muffins

Easy pizza crescent rolls

ham and cheese party sliders

Game Day Bingo card

Hip Tip: Want to keep the kiddos entertained during the long game? Check out Play.Party.Plan. for printable bingo sheets featuring popular commercial appearances. Pass out bingo dabbers or candies to mark each square when it appears. The first with 5 in a row (or 4 corners if you play by those rules) wins!


Never skimp on dessert!

chocolate-dipped football apples

s'mores lasagna slice

cutting into a Reese's peanut butter ball



Jenna has a Bachelor's Degree from Lycoming College and her Master's from Penn State, holding 3 years of writing experience between a variety of publications and Hip2Save.


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  1. Couponanimal

    The Just Bare chicken nuggets make excellent boneless wings! I cook in the air fryer, toss in sauce of choice (we love Sweet Baby Ray’s sweet and spicy or regular wing sauce), pop back in air fryer for another 3 minutes. So yummy and perfect for game day!

    • Grace

      This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Amy

    ugh, there is still a pandemic. people really shouldn’t be having big bashes.

    • Jenna

      I don’t think having appetizers = big bash necessarily. My family of five makes appetizers every year just for us while watching the Super Bowl.

    • Grace

      I agree that people shouldn’t have big bashes. But also agree that cooking appetizers doesn’t necessarily mean you are having or attending a bash! I am staying home with just my family and I clicked on this article because I’m looking for food to make just for us. Sadly, like a lot of people during the pandemic, the one thing we can really enjoy right now is food! (We have snow and cold weather now so we don’t even really go outside lately!)

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for your feedback, Amy! The wording above has been updated.

    • ccmama03

      I was wondering the same thing! Why on earth are they posting this?

  3. Renee

    These recipes are good for any time, we’re a huge family with some extras staying with us for a while and all of things look delicious!!! There’s 14 people in my house and sometimes we plan “party’s” with just us to keep things fun things can get pretty hectic and on edge with everyone so thank you for all the great recipes tips savings coupons and fun!

  4. Ann Trump

    Why are we encouraging bad behavior. As long as I know we should not have big parties because of COVID-19 🙄

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for commenting! We have updated the post.

      • kteruya

        Hi Amber, thanks to you and the Hip2save team for keeping it real. The irony is that Ann emanates bad behavior in her arrogant assumption and elitist attitude to “know” more than we do on caring protecting, or celebrating with our own families and friends. In the meantime, I appreciate your website’s content that enhance our families’ budgets and lifestyle — thank you!

    • Maria

      How is this great app/website encouraging bad behavior? We all love to eat and watch TV. Why not find some new recipes to enjoy.

  5. sfc_abby

    I was going through the recipes on the blog and so glad people have posted recent comments. I am working on my menu for Sunday ?(mini corndog muffins are a hit). I am grateful to celebrate and make fun recipes with my family. Despite last year and all that is going in this world, why not break bread. It’s 4 of us in the home, grateful to have food, breath and a sound mind. Thank you again HIP2SAVE for all you do. Staying positive during these times 🙂

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re so welcome! Glad we can help out with your Sunday menu planning! 🤗

  6. AmyH

    Thank you for these recipes! Anytime there are night-ish football games on in my house we have appetizers for dinner. Thank you for suggestions! If you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all.

  7. tracy

    I’m making a ton of Superbowl food, just to have something to do. It’s a HUGE party with 2 attendees, me and hubby. 🙁 & 🙂 He’ll be eating gameday leftovers all next week. Thanks for the recipe ideas.

  8. stephaniekeefer

    Thank you for the list!! I offered each kiddo an app to make — instead of our regular Super Bowl party — still keeping it fun. I appreciate it!!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      What a fun idea to let the kiddos pick!

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