60 Delicious Big Game Appetizers
Ready for the Big Game? Make sure you break out your team spirit by planning the perfect appetizer menu for your football playoff parties! Roll out the field for your guests (it’ll put them in the football mood as soon as they hit your walkway) and get ready to have loads of fun and yummy foods.
Here are our favorite recipes of dips, wings, finger foods, and more that will make your party a real touchdown!
When you check out these 10 finger foods, you’ll be asking why I even picked out 50 more recipes. Trust me, if you love these appetizers, you’re going to love the rest of them! I’ve got ya covered – sliders, jalapeno poppers, nachos, fried macaroni and cheese bites. Napkins are a must when you’re dealing with this much deliciousness!
1 – Grilled Shrimp Lettuce Wraps by Food a’ Service
2 – Spicy Southwast Chicken Skillet Nachos by The Farm Girl Gabs
3 – Cream Cheese Jalapeno Poppers with Bacons by Wholesome Yum
4 – Coca Cola Slow Cooker BBQ Kielbasa by Penny Pincher Jenny
5 – Bite Size Chicken and Waffles by Lydi Outloud
6 – Fried Macaroni and Cheese Bites by Thrifty Jinxy
7 – Chili Cheese Pull Apart Bread by Electric Momsense
8 – Ultimate Hamburger Appetizer by Julie Measures
9 – Triscut Sloppy Joe Appetizer by 3 Boys and a Dog
10 – Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Meatball Sliders by Domestticate Me
You can’t have a great party without dip! I’ve picked out a nice selection that will surely please everyone. A creamy salsa, onion dip, pizza dip, and plenty of bacon options. There’s no rule to how many of these you make, but I like to think the more the merrier! Don’t forget to plate them in something festive such as this Football Stadium Chip And Dip Serving Set
11 – Taco Dip by Slapdash Mom
12 – Cucumber Avocado Salsa by To Simply Inspire
13 – Slow Cooker Meat Lovers Pizza Dip by Penny Pincher Jenny
14 – Easy Buffalo Dip by Organized 31
15 – Hot Dried Beef Dip by Just 2 Sisters
16 – Easy Caramelized Onion Dip by Cookie Named Desire
17 – Warm Cheesy Brussels Sprouts Dip by Mama Likes to Cook
18 – Crack Dip by What the Fork
19 – Loaded Bacon Ranch Dip by Food Folks and Fun
20 – Pesto Greek Dip by The Bewitchin’ Kitchen
Remember those napkins I mentioned earlier? You might want to stock up on 3 times the amount you think you need – because with these hearty wing recipes, you know there are going to be some saucy fingers! The flavor combinations in these recipes are really going to wow your party-goers. Don’t be surprised if they’re asking for the recipes!
21 – Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings by Say Grace
22 – Spicy Plum Chicken Wings by Love and Olive Oil
23 – Spicy Thai Chicken Wings by The Bewitchin’ Kitchen
24 – Copycat WingStop Lemon Pepper Wings by CopyKat
25 – Spicy Butter Chicken Wings by Simply Stacie
26 – Slow Cooker Apricot BBQ Chicken Wings by Mom Endeavors
27 – Vietnamese Cilantro Lime Chicken Wings by That’s So Michelle
28 – Spicy Blood Orange Chicken Wings by Yes to Yolks
29 – Sticky Hot Chicken Wings by Spend with Pennies
30 – Crispy Bakes Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings by Jo Cooks
While not everyone enjoys meat, there are plenty of appetizer choices that will make anyone, not juts vegetarians, happy. Fruit and veggies go into a lot of tasty treats. Bruschetta, deviled eggs, Caprese, and even stuffed mushrooms will have your taste buds happy and will ensure that any vegetarian guests have plenty to keep their tummies full as well!
31 – Bruschetta Made with Heirloom Tomatoes and Kale by Ann’s Entitled Life
32 – Mini Caprese Appetizers by Food n’ Service
33 – Asparagus Spirals by 3 Boys and a Dog
34 – Rainbow Fruit Kabobs by Simply Being Mommy
35 – Mini Tortellini Kabobs with Lemon Basil Dressing by Hot Eats and Cool Reads
36 – Medierranean Fries by Wanna Bite
37 – Veggie Pizza Bites by Cincy Shopper
38 – Buffalo Deviled Eggs by Thrifty Jinxy
39 – Spinach and Feta Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms by See Mom Click
40 – Lemon Fruit Bruschetta by The Typical Mom
I know my family can’t be the only ones, but we enjoy some sweet treats along with all of our savory apps. When I’m putting out a party spread, I make sure to have a few sweet options. Mmm, the sweet and salty combo is to die for. Trust me, you won’t hear anyone complain if you set out a plate of chocolate covered pretzels with real bacon pieces, chocolate and potato chip bark, or cherry pie egg rolls. You’ll just see the smiles cross your guest’s face the moment they take a bite.
41 – 4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cheesecake Balls by Thrifty Treasures
42 – Chocolate Potato Chip Bark by This Mama Loves
43 – Caramel Bacon Brownies by Simply Stacie
44 – Chocolate Bacon Pretzels by The Classy Chapter
45 – Fluffernutter Muddy Buddies by Raising Little Superheroes
46 – Football Rice Krispie Treats by Inside Bru Crew Life
47 – Strawberry Brownie Skewers by One Little Project
48 – Tiramisu Cups by Crazy For Crust
49 – Cherry Cheesecake Egg Rolls by A Typical Mom
50 – Lemon Cake Yogurt Fruit Dip by A Magical Mess
A great way to tie in the football theme with your food is having items that are made up to look like things from the game. Using a simple football shaped cookie cutter and a little creativity, you’ll be whipping out mini sandwiches, cheese and crackers, and even ice cream bars that will wow your guests as well as keep them full.
51 – Ham and Green Onion Cheeseball Football by Manditory Mooch
52 – Refried Bean and Salsa Football Dip by Lydi Out Loud
53 – Finger Footballs – Salami, Cheese, and Crackers by Let’s Celebrate Everything
54 – Sloppy Joe Bread Bowl Footballs by The Typical Mom
55 – Football Oreo Pops by Mom Endeavors
56 – Football Rice Krispy Treats with BBQ Chips by Silly Pearl
57 – Football Cheesecake Bites by Scrappy Geek
58 – Butterfinger Cup Football Cookies by Jman and Miller Bug
59 – Mini Football Sandwiches by Mrs. Kathy King
60 – Frozen Football Ice Cream Treats by Rust and Sunshine
Do you have a favorite appetizer that your crew loves during football playoff season and for the Big Game? Tell us about it below, we would love to give the recipe a try.
Robyn Fredieu-Cole says
There’s some great ideas here!
Cindy S. says
So many fun and yummy options! Pinning now for future reference. Can’t wait to indulge. 🙂
naomi winkel says
all these recipes look so yummy
Eileen Boyce says
These look great!
Kami Sundstrom says
These all look amazing! I am definitely pinning this. I am always looking for yummy side dish ideas to take to events. Thanks for sharing!
Theresa Jenkins says
The grandkids are always looking for something to make and snake on
I need to cook right now …. so many great ideas!!
susan byrne says
I love finger food and appetizers, yummy!
Nancy j Burgess says
Great recipes I’d like to try some of them.
Erica Bryan says
These all look so good. I love trying new recipes.
Nachos are a favorite.
denise low says
Thank you for sharing. They all sound delicious. We will have to try out a couple of these.
Peggie Hornberger says
Oh my!! All these recipes look so delicious I don’t know which ones to try first!!
Minta Boggs says
Love these snacks and I may use one or two! Thanks so much for sharing!
My husband makes an amazing spinach artichoke dip. We serve it with bread pieces and crackers, the dip is served in a bowl made from hollowed out bread.
Michelle C says
This list is a fantastic resource! Thanks for sharing!
Melissa Storms says
So many great recipes. I think I will be making the bite sized chicken and waffles and the Crack dip. Both look simple and delicious.
These look fabulous!
Oh thank you! this is so fun! My family loves “platters”-basically a premade plate or tray of a variety of finger foods to snack on: olives, avocado, chips, bbq…nothing fancy but all good. I have boys!! 🙂 They love food!
Wow! What a list to choose from. Thank you for sharing your game day recipes!!
Christina Lyon says
Thanks for amazing ideas!
Toni Sprouse says
These recipes would be great for any kind of get together!! <3
Robin Creager says
Wow! So many delicious recipes! I’m not a huge football fan but I can definitely make these anytime. I pinned these to refer back to later.
John Heim says
Those are all great ‘big game’ ideas. I especially like the idea of having at least three time the original planned napkins if your going to have wings. They’re messy, and they’res not a lot you can do about it until you wash your hands!
Always looking for new and fun game day recipes to try! 🙂 I wanna try the blood orange chicken wings.
kathy m says
Love the football sweets! There are some really great recipes thanks for sharing them – will be part of our superbowl party!
Love all the recipes . thanks for sharing
Sandi McGinnis says
The foods look delicious and sound easy to make.I’m bookmarking this page and intend on making at least 4-5 of these recipes on game day.Thanks for the posts!
Kelly Kimmell says
We aren’t into sports but these are all great recipe ideas. Thanks for sharing.
The Hot Dried Beef Dip sounds delicious. Definitely going to try it out this weekend for the playoffs…Go Vikings!
Lucy Rapposelli says
A lot of Great Ideas!! Thanks for sharing
Linda Manns Linneman says
These recipes sound great for alot of get togethers. I can’t wait to try some of these. Thank you so much for sharing. God Bless
Jeanne Coulombe says
Great ideas and recipes thanks for sharing I will be making many of them.
Marie G. says
Those little footballs are adorable. Thanks for sharing!
Rebecca B says
This a great collection of snacks. There’s something for everyone.
Lauryn R says
Wow, this is an amazing list of appetizers! Thank you so much for all of the delicious ideas. 🙂
Kara Vaughan Marks says
What a fantastic collection of great game recipes. These will come in very handy–ty!
Donna Jacoby says
I’m always looking for new recipes–especially ones that are easy to change for the necessary allergies and eating choices. Thank you for sharing!
Marie | DIY Adulation says
Wow! This is an epic round-up of football food! I am absolutely a sucker for wings. All of these ones look amazing. Thanks for the awesome ideas. Pinned!
Yeah wings are my favorite too!