Kick off tailgating season with our top-rated game day recipes, all designed for easy prep and even easier entertaining.  

Hannah Klinger
August 07, 2017

Photo: Greg Dupree

Sheet Pan Beefy Nachos

We’re not sure how a Mexican dish became a sports snack, but we’re totally on board. These Sheet Pan Beefy Nachos allow maximum surface area for toppings and cheese. Bring the pan straight from the oven to the table for a great presentation and easy clean up.

Photo: Johnny Miller

Buffalo Chicken Sliders

The sports bar staple of saucy, spicy Buffalo wings, celery, and blue cheese dressing takes burger form in these grilled Buffalo Chicken Sliders, and we couldn’t be happier about it. Look for celery with lots of fresh leaves to pile on each patty.

Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez

Sticky Asian Wings

Wings when watching football are by all accounts necessary, and these Sticky Asian Wings are the best we’ve ever had. The grill helps adds a bit of char to the sticky-sweet glaze while Asian chili paste adds just the right amount of heat.

Photo: Jennifer Causey

Caramelized Leek and Spinach Dip

This Caramelized Leek and Spinach Dip, a twist on classic creamy spinach dip, is made spectacular with the addition of leeks that are slow cooked until sweet and silky. If vegetables are otherwise sparse on your game day table, use them here for dipping instead of chips. Serve warm, chilled, or at room temperature.

Photo: Randy Mayor

Pickle and Jalapeño Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are always a fan favorite, but they can occasionally use a flavor upgrade. For game days, try Pickle and Jalapeño Deviled Eggs with gherkins and chopped pickled jalapeños folded into the yolk mixture. No need for fancy piping; use a teaspoon to fill the hard-cooked whites.