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6 Quick and Easy Recipes for Game Day That Score Big

Football is here, and you’ve got season tickets to the best seat in the house—right in front of the flatscreen. But, a spread of delicious food is just as important as a clear view of the action.

Make sure you’re set with tasty apps and snacks to enjoy between your infamous touchdown celebration dances. From crispy, delicious wings to the MVP of meatballs, we’ve got you covered.

1. Easy Baked Chicken Wings

a pile of buffalo chicken wings

Nothing says game day like crispy, salty wings. These easy baked chicken wings feature a bold dry rub and a tangy yogurt dip. Pair it with a tray of veggies and your drink of choice.

Classic wings are known to be a fan favorite, and these ones will score big in your home.

2. Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs

bacon cheeseburger meatball

Eyes glued to the game? Not a problem.

These bacon cheeseburger meatballs are served on a toothpick, so they’re easy to eat. With the 3-ingredient special sauce, they’re irresistible.

You might find yourself eating more than you realize. But don’t worry, a new batch can be ready in under 25 minutes.

3. Beef and Kidney Bean Chili

beef and bean chili with guacamole and beer

If you’re looking for a quick yet hearty meal for game day, this one’s for you.

Great chili doesn’t have to take all day. That’s why this beef and kidney bean chili is prepared in a Dutch oven and ready in under an hour, so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more cheering on your team. Load it up with toppings like cheddar cheese and sour cream and enjoy!

4. Bacon Guacamole

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Just when we thought guac couldn’t get any better, bacon came into the picture. This spin on classic guacamole is the perfect football-watching snack, especially when paired with salty tortilla chips.

Enjoy creamy avocado and fresh cilantro with the crunch of crispy, savory bacon. This bacon guacamole recipe is ready in 20 minutes, so you can have a new batch almost as quickly as the first one is devoured.

5. Coconut Party Wings

coconut chicken wings

For the dedicated football fan, a close game is nerve-wracking enough. This recipe helps keep the nail biters on the field, not in the kitchen.

These coconut wings with gluten-free ponzu dipping sauce are big on flavor and low on stress. They can marinate overnight or for just a few hours. Either way, they’ll soak up the delicious flavors of coconut, ginger, and lime.

6. Sweet and Smoky Mixed Nuts

mixed candied nuts homemade

Bring the feeling of the sports bar to your home with these sweet and spicy mixed nuts.

Baked with sugar and paprika, you’ll enjoy handfuls of sweet smokiness with bits of bacon to add a savory surprise to every bite. Plus, this snack worth celebrating is ready in under 25 minutes.



Stadium food is fun, but these six recipes are hard to beat.

They’re mostly quick, absolutely delicious, and are perfect for a day of football. Take the tailgate to your kitchen and get ready to kickoff gameday with trophy-worthy flavor.



camille mcdaniel
Camille McDaniel
Camille McDaniel is the Junior Copywriter at ButcherBox with a background in storytelling and environmental advocacy. She believes that words have the power to change the world. In her spare time, she writes poetry, curates playlists she’ll forget about in a week, and sketches digital portraits of her friends and family.