20 of the Best Game Day Appetizers
There’s nothing in the playbook that says you have to serve basic deep-fried appetizers on game day. Whether you’re heading to a watch party or hosting one at home, these easy game day appetizers are sure to be crowd-pleasers.
1. Keto Lunch Meat Roll-Ups
These roll-ups — made with ham, cheese, cream cheese, avocado, and veggies — are the perfect keto game day appetizer.
Get the recipe at Yellow Glass Dish.
2. Maple Gochujang Wings
Make your game day wings more interesting with this sweet and spicy recipe that uses gochujang (red chili paste), maple, garlic, ginger, and soy sauce.
Get the recipe at Dish ‘N’ The Kitchen.
3. Classic Ground Beef Taquitos
Serve these crunchy beef taquitos with some homemade guacamole, and you’ve got the perfect appetizer for your game day fiesta.
Get the recipe at Mamá Maggie’s Kitchen.
4. Avocado Deviled Eggs
A healthy twist on classic deviled eggs, these creamy Avocado Deviled Eggs are keto-friendly and only 54 calories each!
Get the recipe at The Gay Globetrotter.
5. Baked Zucchini Chips
Made with panko bread crumbs, parmesan, and Italian seasoning, these zucchini chips are a crunchy snack you can feel good about.
Get the recipe at Dancing Through the Rain.
6. Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
Want something spicy, but need a break from wings? These yummy Buffalo Chicken Meatballs take less than 20 minutes to make.
Get the recipe at Joy Filled Eats.
7. Easy Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Nachos
Nachos are a quintessential football game appetizer. Try these sweet potato nachos with refried beans for more nutrients and less grease.
Get the recipe at Fearless Dining.
8. Baked Potato Wedges
Golden brown, fluffy, and comforting, these seasoned potato wedges are the perfect finger food for your game day party.
Get the recipe at Bite Sized Kitchen.
9. Almond Flour Crackers
Made with just four ingredients, these crispy crackers are gluten-free, dairy-free, keto-friendly, and paleo-approved.
Get the recipe at A Life of Happenstance.
10. Salami Pasta Salad
Great to make in large batches for game day, this colorful and veggie-packed salami pasta salad includes black olives, broccoli, and peppers. (To make it vegan, just leave out the salami and cheese!)
Get the recipe at The Dish Next Door.
11. Greek 7-Layer Hummus Dip
Up your hummus game with this creamy and flavorful dip made with feta cheese, Kalamata olives, greek yogurt, and veggies.
Get the recipe at This Farm Girl Cooks.
12. Stuffed Mushrooms
Throw these vegetarian Stuffed Mushrooms in the air fryer and get a delicious, cheesy, veggie-filled appetizer that’s ready in less than 30 minutes.
Get the recipe at Spice Cravings.
13. Healthy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
Craving a healthier buffalo wing for your game day party? Made with simple ingredients and healthy cauliflower, you’ll absolutely love this easy recipe for Buffalo Cauliflower Bites.
Get the recipe on Openfit.
14. Spinach Sweet Potato Tater Tots
Try these spinach and sweet potato tots for a game day finger food with plenty of nutrients.
Get the recipe at Bucket List Tummy.
15. Candied Nuts
These Candied Nuts are salty, sweet, crunchy, and totally addictive. Best of all, they only take 10 minutes to make!
Get the recipe at Rhian’s Recipes.
16. Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates
These stuffed dates are sweet and savory, with a creamy texture and yummy pecan crunch on top.
Get the recipe at A Sweet Alternative.
17. Poppable Pork Shots
These “Poppable Pork Shots” (say that five times fast!) have just the right amount of spice in every bite. Make a healthier version for your crew with smoked chicken sausage and turkey bacon.
Get the recipe at Keto Cooking Wins.
18. Greek Salad Bites
Salad on game day? You betcha! These pretty tomato, cucumber, olive, and feta bites are naturally gluten-free and vegetarian, and they pack a ton of yummy flavor!
Get the recipe at Everyday Maven.
19. Chipotle Corn Guacamole
Update your party-favorite guac with this creamy recipe, made with smoky chipotle and sweet toasted corn.
Get the recipe at Life Currents.
20. Gluten-Free Chicken Wings
These gluten-free “naked” wings prove chicken wings don’t need to be breaded and fried to taste amazing.
Get the recipe at The Gluten Free Homestead.