17 Game Day Snacks We’re Eating During the Playoffs

Cyd Converse

I'm definitely one of the people you will find actually watching the game during playoff season, but I also love a spread of good game day snacks!

In our neighborhood we typically gather all weekend long to watch the games while also flexing our kitchen game with the tastiest grub. It is honestly one of my favorite times of year for that very reason.

From dips to nachos to wings (and everything in between) these epic game day snacks are sure to earn you MVP honors this playoff season. 

1. Texas Touchdown Taters Recipe

Anything involving a potato stuffed with cheese is right up my alley, but these Texas touchdown taters take things to a different level! Stuffed with pulled pork, Stubb's Original Bar-B-Q Sauce and cheese then topped with sour cream and fresh cilantro, pulled pork lovers will go crazy for these potatoes. You can call them a game day snack or you can call them dinner. Either one is fully accurate.

2. Pretzel Dogs Recipe

Our pretzel dogs recipe is a fan favorite for good reason! It's so simple to make and it's a huge win with whatever crowd you might be serving - including the kids. We're talking hot dogs wrapped in buttery, soft pretzel dough and sprinkled with coarse salt! Just don't forget the ketchup and mustard for dipping on the side and you've got a win.

3. Oven Fried Pickles Recipe

Let's be honest - fried pickles are hands down one of my very favorite bar foods, which in my head means they're an excellent choice when pulling together a spread of game day snacks. This recipe is incredibly easy. The pickles get coated in a simple Panko breading and placed on a rimmed baking sheet and baked before being served with spicy ketchup.

4. Texas Caviar Recipe

An easy flavorful appetizer or game day snack made with black eyed peas and marinated in a fresh herb dressing, everyone loves Texas caviar! This classic bean dip can be switched up to suit your tastes an infinite number of ways and then served with your favorite tortilla chips. I personally love adding black beans along with the pinto beans.

5. Guacamole Wontons Recipe

When I tell you that I love this guacamole wontons recipe, what I mean is - I LOVE this guacamole wontons recipe. Crunchy golden brown wontons are stuffed with guacamole and then served with with your favorite salsa. The flavor combination is out of this world and anytime these are on a tray during the game they're gone long before halftime.

6. Grilled Cilantro Lime Beef Skewers Recipe

If you truly want to impress your friends, this recipe for our grilled cilantro lime beef skewers is your ticket into the game day snack hall of fame! The cilantro marinade can't be beat, especially when you pair these skewers with our homemade jalapeño avocado dipping sauce. It's an explosion of flavor that everyone will go crazy over.

7. Sheet Pan Chicken Nachos Recipe

You are never ever going to go wrong with nachos during the game making this sheet pan chicken nachos recipe one of our most popular game day snacks. The best part? You can quickly make a full tray of nachos for an entire crowd in just minutes, easily switching out flavors and ingredients as you see fit. To make things even easier, use a rotisserie chicken!

8. Buffalo Chicken Pizza Recipe

Let's be clear here. Our Buffalo chicken pizza recipe served with our blue cheese avocado dressing is a blockbuster mash up of two of your favorite snack foods in one. With fried Buffalo chicken bites with homemade Buffalo sauce and a creamy flavorful blue cheese avocado dressing, this pizza is perfect for serving friends on game day.

9. Cheesy Pulled Pork BBQ Bread Dip Recipe

Chances are when you think of game day snacks this is the kind of recipe that comes to mind - a cheesy pulled pork BBQ bread dip recipe that is totally over the top. This bread dip is just the tailgating fix you and your crew need for any game you are watching this season. Made to look like a football, a loaf of crusty bread is stuffed with pulled pork in a creamy barbecue sauce then topped with cheese and herbs.

10. Rosemary Cashews Recipe

I always like serving nuts or something with a little crunch that's easy to eat when thinking about what game day snacks I am making. This simple recipe for rosemary cashews makes an easy game day snack that’s loaded with savory-sweet flavor. You can even use your toaster oven to make this small batch recipe - it’s so easy!

11. Peanut Butter Brownies Recipe

You're going to have a least one sweet tooth in every crowd so any lineup of game day snacks should include something sweet. Our peanut butter brownies are the perfect addition to all of the salty and savory snacks you're planning to make. These fudgy brownies are stuffed with peanut butter cups and topped with beautiful swirls of delicious peanut butter.

12. Toaster Oven Chex Mix Recipe

Chex mix is a forever favorite for good reason - it's butter, salty, crunchy and delicious! Our homemade Chex mix recipe is so simple to make and the scaled down size is perfect for making in the toaster oven while your oven is busy prepping your other favorite game day snacks. Add your favorite Chex cereals, pretzels, nuts and even bagel chips for the ultimate snack.

13. Pesto Chicken Pull Apart Sliders Recipe

We love making these pesto chicken pull apart sliders because they are a hit no matter the occasion! Dinner rolls are layered with pesto, cheese and chicken making for one seriously tasty bite. I like to make them with a rotisserie chicken to make the prep work as simple as possible, making them a favorite among the game day snacks we make on regular rotation.

14. Mexican Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

Fries are another classic game day snack, but I like putting a slight twist on things by making this Mexican sweet potato fries recipe. People go crazy for sweet potato fries, especially these ones tossed in taco seasoning before being baked or fried. They're served with a dipping sauce made of green pepper, avocado, lime juice and cilantro.

15. Pizza Dip Recipe

When it comes to game day snacks our pizza dip recipe is one you shouldn't miss. This hot, cheesy pizza dip features a cream cheese base along with lots of ooey gooey mozzarella and parmesan. Add all your favorite pizza toppings and you have an appetizer that’s sure to be a winner!

16. Buffalo Broccoli and Cauliflower Bites Recipe

Crunchy, spicy Buffalo broccoli and cauliflower bites are about to become your new favorite game day snack. We're talking flavorful breaded vegetables that are crispy outside and tender inside, boasting a spicy Buffalo sauce and paired with a creamy Greek yogurt blue cheese dip! The combination is out of this world - you'll love them!

17. BBQ Chicken Wings Recipe

Last, but certainly not least, our BBQ chicken wings recipe will be right at home on your menu of game day snacks! These barbecue chicken wings are easy to make and guaranteed to fire up the crowd. The star of the show is the surprisingly complex barbecue sauce. Layers upon layers of spice, sweetness and citrus will pummel your taste buds and keep you guessing just what exactly is in this incredible sauce.

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