20 of the Best Game Day Appetizers

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.

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1. Keto Lunch Meat Roll-Ups

game day appetizers- lunch roll up

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. Healthy Chicken Tenders

air fryer chicken tenders on cooling rack | game day appetizers

Colonel Sanders? Never heard of him. These air fryer chicken tenders have the crisp and the crunch of your fast-food cravings without the excess calories and saturated fat.

Get the recipe on Openfit.

 

3. Classic Ground Beef Taquitos

game day appetizers - 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. Healthier Deviled Eggs

9 deviled eggs on countertop | game day appetizers

We’re proving that good things come in small packages with this deviled eggs recipe. And with cottage cheese instead of mayo, our eggs are healthier and higher in protein than traditional recipes.

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5. Baked Zucchini Chips

game day appetizers- 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

game day appetizers- 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

titled image - Sweet Potato Nachos on a wooden cutting board

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. Butternut Squash Fries

plate of butternut squash french fries with ranch | game day appetizers

Golden brown, crispy, and comforting, these seasoned butternut squash fries are the perfect finger food for your game day party.

Get the recipe on Openfit.

 

9. Almond Flour Crackers

game day appetizers- 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. Tuna Salad

plate of crackers with tuna salad | game day appetizers

With 39 grams of protein per serving, our healthier tuna salad recipe is creamy, crunchy, and best-served on some gluten-free crackers.

Get the recipe on Openfit.

 

11. Buffalo Chicken Dip

bowl of buffalo chicken dip | game day appetizers

Spice up your game day with this buffalo chicken dip! We’re replacing the cream cheese and ranch with cottage cheese to up the protein and lower the fat content.

Get the recipe on Openfit.

 

12. Stuffed Mushrooms

Cheesy baked mushrooms on a black plate

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. Ground Turkey Lettuce Wraps

plate of turkey lettuce wraps | game day appetizers

Requiring just four ingredients, these turkey lettuce wraps may be simple, but they’re high in protein and full of flavor.

Get the recipe on Openfit.

 

15. Candied Nuts

Photo of caramelised nuts on a green plate against a red background

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

game day appetizers - 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

game day appetizers - 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

Greek Salad Bites Recipe from www.EverydayMaven.com

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. Guacamole

bowl of guacamole | game day appetizers

You can never go wrong with a bowl of guac! Our recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and only takes 10 minutes to whip up.

Get the recipe on Openfit.

 

20. Maple Gochujang Wings

game day appetizers - maple 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.

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