Game Day Eats Perfect for the Big Game

The best way to level up the next big game is with the perfect game day eats.

Oh, the joys of game day. Football, friends, family, and most importantly… food. Victory tastes even sweeter on a full stomach. Whether you’re throwing a watch party, entertaining a few friends, or kicking back and watching with the family, you don’t want to watch the game without these delicious game day eats. Invite your team over, throw on your jerseys, preheat the oven, and gather around the TV. Your tastebuds are scoring a touchdown with these 10 easy and delicious game-day eats!


1. Champion’s Charcuterie Board 

game day food board

When you think of game day apps, a charcuterie board may not be the first dish that comes to mind. However, the best part about charcuterie boards is that you can make them your own. That’s why we think a charcuterie board made for champions is the perfect appetizer for the big game. How does one make a charcuterie board built for champions, you ask? You are the champion, so you get to decide! That being said, we do have some beautiful ideas.

If you love all things meat, put together a meat lovers charcuterie board. Top your board with smoked chicken, smoked pork, brisket smoked sausage, venison summer sausage, venison pepperoni, and all the cheese your heart desires. Not a fan of meat? Try this Epic Vegetarian Charcuterie Board by The Fiery Vegetarian. There is a charcuterie board to meet your needs no matter your taste. Check out this blog by PureWow with 31 charcuterie board recipes for more ideas. 

2. Bacon Popper Chicken

game day eats dream dinners bacon popper chicken

The Bacon Popper Chicken from Dream Dinners is truly the game-day dinner of our dreams. Enjoy chicken breasts topped with a cream cheese mixture, bacon, and optional jalapeno in this foil-pack dinner. Throw it on the grill or pop in the oven. Either way, this dreamy dish will be ready in under 30 minutes. Bonus point: this Bacon Popper Chicken is under 400 calories. So if you’re watching your calories, you can indulge in the flavors without any guilt. Order Dream Dinner’s Bacon Popper Chicken today so you have it in time for the big game. 

3. Mini Beef Tostada Cups

game day eats mini beef tostada cups

Our Mini Beef Tostada Cups will have the whole crowd cheering. These cups of deliciousness are a favorite amongst children and parents alike. Everybody will be coming back for seconds, so you may want to order a few. Classic Mexican fare, with crispy flour tortillas, topped with cheese, beans, seasoned beef, and lime crema. The perfect finger food to enjoy while watching the game. These Mini Beef Tostada Cups go from fridge to table in under 30 minutes. So, you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time in the living room enjoying the big game.

4. Pulled Pork Banh Mi Sliders

Game day eats pulled pork sliders

You’re definitely going to want to invite these Pulled Pork Banh Mi Sliders to your Football watch party. These sliders are the perfect guest. They are ready in under 30 minutes, so you can be sure they will be on time for the party. Mini rolls filled with tender shredded pork in a sweet chili garlic sauce and topped with pickled vegetables and sriracha mayo. 

5. Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Wings

game day eats crockpot chicken wings

Crank out the crockpot because we’re cooking Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Wings for the big game. These slow-cooked buffalo wings from Insanely Good Recipes are worth a round of applause. What’s a Football game without a basket of wings? These have all the flavor of traditional wings, without all the time it takes to cook them. With a prep time of only 10 minutes, you can whip up these mouth-watering wings with ease. Head to Insanely Good Recipes for the full recipe and cooking instructions.

6. Vegetarian White Bean Chili

Vegetarian White Bean Chili

Nothing like a warm bowl of chili on a chilly Football game day. This delicious and healthy dish is perfect for our vegetarian Football lovers. A brand new Dream Dinners dish that quickly became a guest favorite (for a good reason). Vegetable-packed green chili with white beans and corn served with cheddar cornbread muffins. Fire up the stovetop or cook in the crockpot. Either way, you won’t be able to get enough of this delicious vegetarian chili.

7. Bacon Jam Burgers

Dream Dinners Bacon Jam Burgers

Football, Burgers, Beers, and… Bacon Jam? You’ve got that right! Bask in the glory of these Bacon Jam Burgers. Tender ground beef patties topped with swiss cheese and the perfect mix of sweet and tangy bacon jam. Order a burger for everybody watching the game. These burgers are so good you might want to order two per guest. With a prep time of only 30-35 minutes, these will be ready just in time for the game. Avoid sitting with a grumbling stomach until have time and treat yourself to these Bacon Jam Burgers; you won’t regret it.

8. Chicken Fajitas

Dream Dinners Chicken Fajitas 

Who knew Fajitas and Football made such a good team? These Chicken Fajitas are sure to become your new favorite. Diced chicken fajitas served with sour cream, salsa, cheese, and tortilla. Simple, easy, and oh, so delicious. These fast lane fajitas go from fridge to table in under 30 minutes. Serve these at your football watch party, and everyone will quickly become a fan.

9. Parmesan Chicken Bites

dream dinners parmesan crusted chicken

Transform this traditional Dream Dinners dish into a tasty tailgating appetizer. Order our Parmesan-Herb Crusted Chicken and serve them up as delicious Parmesan Chicken Bites. Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, and herbs encrust these tender chicken breasts. Cut the chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces and stick toothpicks in them to create the perfect game day appetizer. Serve them up with your favorite dipping sizes and dip away while you watch the game.

10. Elote Corn Bruschetta

This Elote Corn Bruschetta is for the football fans who want to get unique with their game day eats. This easy Mexican dish is made even simpler with the help of Dream Dinners. Check out our blog on Super Snacks for the Superbowl for the full recipe and even more delicious game-day recipes.

11. Football Cake Pops

game day dessert football cake pops

This list of the perfect game day wouldn’t be complete without a game day dessert. We can’t think of a better dessert for the big game than these Football Cake Pops from Taste of Home. These cute cake pops are made with a rich chocolate cake center and a yummy peanut butter coating. They are sure to be a winner at your football-watch party. Head to Taste of Home for the full recipe.

Tag us in your game day pictures so we can see all of your delicious game day eats @dreamdinners. Make sure to place your Dream Dinners order, so you have everything you need in time for the big game.