Favorite Game Day Recipes!

graphic of my favorite game day recipes with the street corn dip as the main photo

Sharing a full round up of my favorite Game Day recipes that you should have at your next big party! 

Hi friends! I hope you’re enjoying the beginning of February and all the fun holidays that come along. One of those being….the Superbowl! Or if you’re not into football, the beginning of college basketball! 

Or if you’re not into any sports at all and just want to eat some delicious cozy + comforting recipes, this post is for YOU!

I’m rounding up some of my all time Our Balanced Bowl game day recipes – appetizers, main courses, drinks and dessert options! 

This will ensure that you can either host the ultimate game day party OR bring something to a friend’s house that will earn you MVP of the party. So let’s get into it! 

Favorite Appetizers: 

Appetizers are a MUST to snack on during the beginning of the game. Here are some of my faves! Be sure to load up on bags of tortilla chips or freshly cut veggies to dip!

cooked pepperoni pizza pockets

Pepperoni Pizza Pockets: These are pure perfection in puff pastry form! Loaded with oooey gooey cheese and marinara sauce, these are a breeze to whip up and perfect to dip in MORE marinara. 

dipping pretzel in beer cheese dip

Beer Cheese Dip: Super smooth, luscious and melty cheese mixed with the savory sweetness of beer. Dip in warm pretzels and you’re SET. 

tortilla chips in garnished corn dip

Cheesy Skillet Mexican Street Corn Dip: My first viral recipe! This dip is tangy, cheesy and sure to be a crowd favorite! 

dipping tortilla chip in garnished skillet of chorizo queso

Chorizo Queso: Spicy, cheesy and all made in one skillet? Yes please! 

two chips nestled in a pan of buffalo cauliflower dip

Buffalo Cauliflower Dip: If you’re into more veggie focused apps, this one’s for you! I love the texture and flavor of cauliflower in this dip. Don’t forget the ranch!  

Favorite Main Courses: 

If you want to have something more substantial for folks to eat on during the game, here are my favorite main courses!

spoon in garnished bowl of homemade chili

Easy Homemade Chili: So simple to have this delicious chili simmering on the stove when everyone comes in. Top with all the garnishes like sour cream, green onions and cheese!

hands holding bowl of cheesy chipotle chicken soup

Cheesy Chipotle Chicken Soup: Absolutely love this one pot soup for ultimate ease! It’s cheesy, smoky and rich! 

sheet pan of cheesy chorizo nachos

Cheesy Chorizo Nachos: Who doesn’t love a good plate of nachos?! And these are topped with ALL the goods! 

large wooden spoon in garnished turkey taco quinoa skillet

Turkey Taco Quinoa Skillet: Once again, here for the one skillet recipes! This one is extra cheesy and loaded with veggies. Bonus points? You can eat it with tortilla chips! 

Drink Recipes: 

Because every good game day party needs a fun beverage!

garnished raspberry bourbon smash in sunlight

Raspberry Bourbon Smash: I love the tartness of the fresh raspberries combined with the warming cozy bourbon. A must try!

garnished orange pineapple ginger spritz mocktail

Orange Pineapple Ginger Spritz Mocktail: This drink is a tropical dream for anyone who loves a good mocktail! The non-alcoholic ginger beer at the end is a MUST! 

simple lemon lime margarita with salted rim and lime wedge

Simple Lemon Lime Margaritas: Ahhh, who doesn’t love a good margarita? These are SO simple, made with just a few ingredients and will be sure to make your guests happy! 

overhead photo of garnished strawberry mojito

Simple Strawberry Mojito: The fruity vibes of this cocktail are the best, not to mention, she’s a stunner to look at! 

Dessert Recipes: 

Because there is absolutely ALWAYS room for dessert! 

gooey caramel oozing out of dulce de leche brownie

Dulce De Leche Brownies: These are DE-CA-DENT! So delicious and rich and gooey and chocolatey and everything you want in a brownie. 

overhead shot of espresso brownies baked with flaky salt on top

Espresso Chocolate Chip  Blondies: If you find yourself struggling to stay awake during the later hours of the game (hi, it’s me!) these are the perfect pick me up dessert! I love the dense and thick centers. 

close up shot of baked and sliced peanut butter cup cookie bars

Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Bars: Peanut butter cup lovers unite! These bars are buttery, soft and loaded with peanut butter cups in each bite. 

spoon nestled into a cooked brownie skillet with ice cream

Triple Chocolate Brownie Skillet: a one skillet DREAM! Three different types of ooey gooey chocolate….just pull out the spoons and eat straight from the skillet! 

Of course, there are many….MANY more recipes I could’ve included on here but these are a few of my favorites. I hope that you guys try out one of these and if you do, please tag me on Instagram or leave a review letting me know how you like it! 

Happy Game Day cooking! Go Sports! XO -Haylie 

Thank you so much for following along here, friends! Want to see more? Be sure to follow ourbalancedbowl on Instagram and tag me with your photo if you end up making a recipe! You can also post a photo of your recipe to the Our Balanced Bowl Facebook page! Like a recipe that you saw? Follow me on Pinterest here! I always love to see your re-creations! If you do make a recipe, it would make my whole day if you were to rate and comment so I can get your feedback! Lots of love! – Haylie

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