Game Day Appetizers & Snacks

Get ready for game day with our quick and easy appetizers and snacks, including nachos, sliders, dips, wings, meatballs, and macaroni and cheese bites!

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It's Super Bowl Time! These Are the Best Snacks to Serve on Game Day

The Super Bowl is here once again, and we've selected our best game-day snacks for you to enjoy. Here, you'll find MVPs like hot wings and nachos, as well as some rookies to watch, like fried mac-and-cheese bites and white pizza.
By Madeline Buiano

Ultimate Dip Recipes Perfect for Any Gathering

Don't underestimate these party-pleasers because they're so easy. They pair well with everything from chips and crackers to crudites and crostinis. Just as guests tend to gather in the kitchen, they'll quickly gravitate toward these delicious dips.

How to Make the Best Buffalo Wings Ever: A Step-by-Step Guide

A step-by-step guide to the ultimate game-day appetizer.

11 Crowd-Pleasing Nacho Recipes That Are So Much More Than Chips and Cheese

Nachos are the perfect snack for sports fans—they're easy to make, utensil-free, and guaranteed to be a hit with viewers both young and old. 
By Frances Kim

Here's What Martha Serves at Her Super Bowl Party

Wings, nachos, and a bourbon cocktail that's a surefire touchdown are all part of her game-day plan.

Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

Rating: 3.5 stars 582
Baking, simplified: One pan and two steps create this soft, gooey, giant cookie.

Deviled Egg with Relish

Relish adds a sweet, tangy kick to the classic deviled egg.

Movie-Theater-Style Popcorn

Serve A-list snacks, and your next movie night (or game day) will win rave reviews. This recipe offers two deliciously different takes on popcorn: classic butter and a maple-cayenne kettle corn variation. You just need a medium stockpot with a lid to get popping.

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rating: 3.5 stars 396
These cookies are crispy at the edges, chewy in the center, and loaded with 2 kinds of chocolate. Feel free to add 2 cups chopped walnuts or pecans to the dough.

Emeril's Oven-Roasted Chicken Wings

Rating: 3.5 stars 959
In less than 15 minutes, you can prep this roast chicken wing recipe from Emeril Lagasse with help from the kids. Serve it with your family's favorite dipping sauce.

Cheesy Lentil-and-Black-Bean Nachos

Despite its traditional game-day look, this glorious spread is nacho average Super Bowl snack. In a huge win for vegetarian sports fans, we swapped ground beef for portobello-mushroom caps stewed with black beans, lentils, and fire-roasted tomatoes.

Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cookies

Rating: 3.5 stars 753
Chock-full of chocolate and raisins, these oatmeal cookies won't disappoint. And by using oats in place of wheat flour, everyone can get in on the fun.

Inspiration and Ideas

Spicy and Crunchy, Salty and Sweet: Our Crowd-Pleasing Snack Mixes Can't Be Beat
Great for gatherings, snack mixes blend flavors and textures in an easy-to-grab offering. Most can be prepped in advance and tossed in a bowl when it's time to party.
Mozzarella-Stuffed Garlic-and-Herb Bread

For this surefire crowd-pleaser, we singled out the best part of a stuffed-crust pizza: the crust, of course. Load an easy dough up with thinly sliced low-moisture mozzarella, then give it a generous flurry of garlic, Italian seasoning, fresh parsley, sesame seeds, and grated Parmigiano. After baking, seal the deal with a side of marinara sauce.