Picture this… It’s game day.
You’ve got a crowd of hungry people ready to dig in and eat. But instead of panicking, you’ve created an incredible spread of food that gets rave reviews. Sounds pretty great, right?
If you’ve struggled with what to do when you know the big game is just around the corner, well this is the post for you. Here, we’re going to feature a number of delicious (and easy) game day recipes that will make you the real MVP.
Ready to dig in and get started?
You can never, ever go wrong serving wings during the big game. Not only are they a popular choice, but they are actually really easy to make. This crock pot based recipe will leave your wings cooking for hours, giving you ample time to get ready.
Take 4 pounds of wings plus your favorite sauce and cook them in your crockpot on low for about 6 hours (you can cook them on high for 3). Once the wings are cooked through, give them a quick blast under the broiler on a lined cookie sheet to crisp them up and really caramelize that sauce. Just about 3 to 4 minutes.
Serve with your favorite dipping sauce or sliced celery and carrots.
This is a great option, especially if you have some vegetarians in the house. Quesadillas are a popular choice, easy finger food, quick to make, and can be made with a bunch of different flavors.
To keep it really simple, stick with a couple of cheese quesadillas. Use good shredded Mexican style cheese, two tortillas and cook right in a frying pan. Once they are brown on both sides, slice and serve. You can also spice them up by adding in diced bell peppers, black beans, corn kernels, and onions. Or, add in shredded chicken or steak too.
Serve these with salsa, sour cream, and guacamole and you’ve got a winning snack in just a few minutes.
Now, who doesn’t love a loaded potato? But, instead of putting in all the effort yourself, try a twist and create a potato bar instead. This way, your guests can take your yummy potato wedges and create their own winning game day masterpieces!
To start, it’s simple, just cut a bunch of russet potatoes lengthwise into wedges. Put them on a baking sheet that is oiled, season with some salt and pepper and pop them in the oven at 375. They should be ready after about 30 minutes, but it never hurts to give them a flip at the 15-minute mark.
Once your wedges are out, set bowls out that are filled with bacon, cheddar cheese, broccoli, sour cream, and olive oil and parmesan cheese mix.
You can’t have a game day event without a dessert. So after a long day of cooking, this one is very easy and can be prepared ahead of time.
First, melt butter in a saucepan, then add in fluff or mini marshmallows, and follow those with chocolate chips (you can also add things like nuts and even white chocolate chips too). While everything is melting pop a few bags of popcorn in the microwave. Once they are done, pour the popcorn into the saucepan and stir, coating the popcorn in the mixture.
You can then take the mix and either shape them into little balls or put them in a brownie pan and cut into squares.
Enjoy the Game!
These are just a few game day recipes that will be easy for you to prepare and have the crowds swooning. Leaving you plenty of time to relax and enjoy the game.