Touchdown! Football fans won't just be cheering for their favorite teams when you serve up our game day grub.
Whether your football fans are impromptu or planned, we have recipes to keep your crowd in high spirits no matter how the
pig skin matchup plays out. From turkey chili to super simple guacamole, your game day just got a whole lot more delicious.
First up, Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Mustard Sauce.
Barbecue guru Steve advises, “[Hickory is] rich-flavored, with an earthy sweetness that goes well with pork.” This is a pulled pork sandwich unlike any other.
View Recipe: Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Mustard Sauce
Serve this dip to your football crowd with crackers or bread slices. If you can't find Gruyère, substitute raclette, fontina,
or Swiss cheese.
View Recipe: Caramelized Onion, Gruyère, and Bacon Spread
This simple skillet dish uses shredded potatoes as a base. The potato mixture cooks on the stove top first to get it browned
and crisp on the bottom. Use a cast-iron skillet to get the potatoes perfectly crusted on the bottom, then bake them with
smoky chorizo under a blanket of gooey cheese. Football fans will cheer.
View Recipe: Tex-Mex Hash Brown Casserole
Fresh rosemary gives wonderful fragrance and flavor to this roasted almond recipe, and chili powder provides just the right
amount of spiciness.
View Recipe: Rosemary Roasted Almonds
Classic burger toppings are all here. Toasting buns on the grill gives a delightful crunch.
View Recipe: Bacon and Cheddar Sliders
The food processor makes quick work of this basic dip so you won't be away from the game for long. We like the heat from leaving
the seeds in the jalapeño, but you can seed the pepper for a milder guac. Serve with tortilla chips or crudités.
View Recipe: Easy Guacamole
Chef Stage, of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in New York City, remembers his mother's deviled eggs, which he updates with vibrant Creole
seasonings. This game day recipe will be a winner.
View Recipe: Creole Deviled Eggs
Serve this dip to your football crowd with baby carrots, broccoli florets, or other fresh vegetables.
View Recipe: Creamy Ranch-Style Dip
Serve with spicy Sriracha sauce or sweet red chili sauce. You can assemble spring rolls and freeze them until game day arrives.
Then cook and serve.
View Recipe: Crispy Pork Spring Rolls
With a presence as large as its namesake state, this humble, easy-to-prepare cake made it all the way to the finals for our
best chocolate recipe bake-off. Since it first appeared in the magazine 12 years ago, it's been a staff and reader favorite. We think it will be a hit with
your game day crowd too.
View Recipe: Texas Sheet Cake
If you have pint-sized fans to please, use milder green bell peppers in place of poblanos to make it more kid-friendly.
View Recipe: Poblano-Turkey Sausage Chili
Caramelized red and yellow onions and Asaigo cheese give this football party pick-up its savory flavor.
View Recipe: Caramelized Onion Tartlets
The rich and creamy combination of bacon, cream cheese, and cheddar is a nice foil for the muted spice of grilled jalapeño
peppers. This recipe is a healthy, fresh alternative to the popular breaded and fried version. When prepping these poppers
for a party, you can stuff the peppers, cover, and chill. Then grill just before your guests arrive.
View Recipe: Grilled Stuffed Jalapeños
This superfast salsa comes together quickly—perfect for halftime prep. Adding the inner veins and seeds from the poblano chile
will increase the heat. Serve with tortilla chips for a fresh appetizer.
View Recipe: Black-Eyed Pea and Tomato Salsa
The perfect mix of sweet maple, tart lemon, and the warmth of bourbon makes the Maple-Bourbon Sour cocktail a keeper.
View Recipe: Maple-Bourbon Sour
Serve fans this versatile dish warm or at room temperature as a tasty dip with chips or crackers.
View Recipe: Baked Black Beans with Chorizo
Cool the brittle completely, break into chunks, and store it in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week.
View Recipe: Pistachio and Pine Nut Brittle
Sugary-sweet Honeycrisp apples balance the spiced wine in this festive drink. Pink Lady or Ambrosia apples—which are slow
to oxidize—would make good substitutes.
View Recipe: Apple Sangria
If you can't find baby artichoke hearts, use quartered artichoke hearts and chop them. Your game day guests will love this
View Recipe: Artichoke, Spinach, and White Bean Dip
Typically, beer-can chicken is prepared on the grill, but our oven version cooks in a fraction of the time. If you prefer
grilling, place the bird over indirect heat for about two hours or until a thermometer registers 170°. The flavorful meat
makes a tasty barbecue sandwich with pickle chips and onion slices.
View Recipe: Oven Barbecue Beer-Can Chicken
Expecting a few fans on game day? Make a batch of this irresistable snack mix ahead of time for a no-fuss snack. A glass storage
jar with a locking lid is the perfect vessel to keep this homemade treat fresh.
View Recipe: Sweet Chipotle Snack Mix
Just a pinch of instant coffee granules goes a long way when it comes to intensifying the chocolate flavor in the fudge. A
sprinkle of peanuts gives a salty bite.
View Recipe: Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate Fudge
Fans will love these spicy and sweet chicken fingers. Pan-frying in heart-healthy oil creates a crisp exterior.
View Recipe: Coconut Chicken Fingers