Whether you’re a sports fanatic or not, this collection of 51 Winning Game Day Recipes has something for everyone!
I was prompted to write this post in an effort to showcase some of the recipes here at Lord Byron’s Kitchen that would work well for a sport-watching/themed party. Even though I’m not into sports at all; and neither are John.e or McKenna, there are still many great dishes here that can be served up at your next gathering.
Superbowl Sunday is coming up soon, and of course, awards season is about to start. I don’t want to downplay the importance and excitement of the Superbowl, but not being a sports fan, it’s the award shows that automatically grab my personal attestation.
Before you know it, there will be other parties and get together’s on the horizon too – mother’s day, father’s day, family barbecues, etc. I would gladly tote any of these recipes to a potluck or prepare a bunch of them for a night of board games with friends! So, let’s get to it; we’ve got a lot of recipes to cover here!
In no particular order, the first recipe up is for my Big Bold Barbeque Wings. There are only two words I could think of to describe these wings – big and bold! The flavours are out in full force in this homemade sauce, making Big Bold Barbeque Wings completely worthy of the name!
Next, a fun and delicious appetizer that can be enjoyed by vegetarians and meat-eaters alike; Fried Vegetarian Cheeseburger Pockets just might become your newest addiction!
In more cases than not, simple is best! Cheddar Cheese Green Onion Dip is a perfect example of simple and best! Oh, and easy and delicious too!!
Tender, thinly sliced sirloin tip steak, grilled to perfection with a sweet glaze. Teriyaki Steak Skewers are a great indoor or outdoor grilling option!
Vegetarian Cashew Cauliflower is the vegetarian equivalent of the classic Chinese buffet favourite, Cashew Chicken. The same great flavour as your favourite Chinese take out, but in vegetarian format. Yum!
This guacamole recipe is for the picky eater; we all have at least one in our lives! Guacamole for Cilantro Haters has three things that make it different than any other guacamole recipe. Cilantro haters, this one is for you!
Spinach and Artichoke Skillet Biscuit Bombs are the ultimate in party food. A great appetizer anytime, and the most perfect game day finger food!
Roasted to perfection and perfectly seasoned, Paprika and Parmesan Potato Wedges are the perfect side dish – smoky, garlicky, onion-y, and cheesy – could these get any better?
Nancy Fuller always says that simple is best, and she’s so right! Salt and Pepper Wings might sound rather plain and boring, but how can you go wrong with the two most common seasonings in any cook’s pantry?
Copycat Chinese Restaurant Dry Garlic Ribs are a nostalgic buffet favourite. Every 80s and 90s Chinese buffet included these delicious ribs and this is a make-at-home recipe that’s better than the original!
Chili Ginger Garlic Honey Wings have it all – heat, sweet, char, stickiness, and tonnes of intense flavour – what more could a wing lover ask for? Almost everything you need to make these wings is right in the title!
Slow Braised Barbequed Beef Bites are tender and moist with just the right amount of heat and sweet. This recipe is the perfect way to enjoy deep barbeque flavours without grilling.
A great tasting Homestyle Creamy Coleslaw consists of simple ingredients, no fuss, and lots of crispy, crunchy vegetables. This coleslaw is the ultimate in summer family comfort food!
Baked Chicken Skewers are proof that an outdoor grill is not needed to achieve great charred taste. These chicken skewers are tender, moist, and flavourful; and with only four ingredients and 35 minutes, you can enjoy the taste of summer anytime!
An indulgent dish that takes hold of your senses and doesn’t apologize – Easy Baked Pork Belly is slightly spicy with hints of saltiness and sweetness; it’s super moist and super delicious!
Black Bean and Tofu Meatballs are moist, flavourful, and completely vegetarian! Seasoned with familiar herbs and spices, and tossed in the sauce of your choice, these meatballs aim to please, and they do just that!
Veggie chips are all the rage! My daughter is addicted to them and so am I, but the preservatives and sodium levels are worrisome. My Homemade Vegetable Chips has all of the flavour with no fill and no nonsense. These are even more addictive; trust me!
Dill Pickle Dip should only be called Dill Pickle Dip if it’s made with both dill pickles and fresh dill, and has a base of cream cheese – any other way is not worthy of the name. This dip is for the serious dill lover!
There’s no doubt that Hot Four Cheese Roasted Red Pepper Dip will become your favourite dip of all time – four cheeses, smokey and roasted flavour, gooey and creamy, and oh so delicious! Get snackin’!
Vegetarian Spring Rolls are delicious and super easy to make. Using store-bought coleslaw mix speeds up the prep time and gets these appetizers to the table in 25 minutes! And, don’t forget that sweet and sour dipping sauce with a mild kick from the chilies!
Fast & Easy Deviled Egg Pasta Salad is the perfect summer picnic or family get-together potluck recipe. It’s inexpensive and feeds a crowd. And, no party is complete without deviled eggs!
A sweet, tangy, garlicky dipping sauce that’s fit for a king! With three very simple ingredients, Newfoundland Donair Sauce is able to transform your favourite dippers into a glorious, tantalizing, taste adventure!
A deliciously easy and budget friendly dish which uses only three ingredients. Orange Marmalade Barbeque Chicken is about to make your dinnertime rush so much more relaxed and yummy!
Tender, with charred bits, these Honey Garlic Baked Pork Bites are delicious and easy to prepare. Perfect for a family dinner anytime!
Rich in flavour, these sweet, spicy, tangy Slow Cooker BBQ Sliced Beef Sandwiches, are sure to be a hit! A great way to tenderize inexpensive cuts of beef and add extreme flavour!
30 Minute Black Bean Corn and Rice Skillet has everything a well-rounded, wholesome meal requires! Delicious flavour, protein, and veggies – this is the perfect family dinner recipe with numerous serving options!
Artichoke and Spinach Dip is an extremely popular appetizer served at many family-style restaurants. But, why not make that delicious dip into a meal with an easy to make Artichoke and Spinach Dip Pizza!?
The comforting and familiar flavours of stuffed peppers have been deconstructed in this Stuffed Pepper Dip. Hearty, cheesy, and beefy – a dip that eats like a meal!
Asparagus and Goat Cheese Pizza can be on your table before the delivery driver can get to your house – even with making the dough from scratch! I promise!
Of all the varieties of hummus, Caramelized Onion Hummus is my favourite. It works great with veggies, but also as a spread with grilled crostini, crackers, or rice cakes. This hummus is completely versatile!
A delicious, garlicky, dry seasoning which makes the best garlic bread in a hurry – sprinkle liberally onto your favourite bread which has been smeared with a vegan butter-type spread. Cheesy Vegan Garlic Bread Seasoning tastes perfectly cheesy even though the seasoning is cheese-free!
Baked Thai Sweet Chili Chicken Wings are a Thai-inspired recipe that takes wings to a whole new level. Mildly spicy, dripping with homemade sweet chili sauce, and baked to perfection. A perfect crowd pleasing appetizer!
Everyone loves pulled pork, but why should pork have all of the fun? My Slow Cooker Barbeque Pulled Beef is a perfect pork substitute – slowly roasted, tender shreds of beef, with exceptionally great flavours!
Dripping with gooey cheese; and, seasoned with garlic, oregano, and basil, Cheesy Garlicky Breadsticks promise to be your new go-to finger food, appetizer, and guilty pleasure. About 20 minutes from start to finish, Cheesy Garlicky Breadsticks can kick off any game night just in time!
Moist, succulent, perfectly seasoned, and bite-sized; these are just a few ways to describe these Roasted Herbed Beef Tips. Marinated and oven-roasted to perfection, and using the most simple ingredients, beef is transformed into a mouth-watering dish with numerous serving options.
Chicken wings should be easy to make and taste great. Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings pack a tonne of flavour and they couldn’t be easier! Garlicky and cheesy, what more could a wing lover want?
Pulled Pork can now be enjoyed by everyone! Vegetarian Pulled Pork is about as close to the real thing as you’re ever going to get!
Cajun seasoning typically combines common pantry ingredients with cayenne pepper. Cajun Butter Chicken Wings is inspired from that particular seasoning blend with a few variations. Oh, and there’s butter!
When I say ‘ultimate,’ I really mean it! Regular mac and cheese can’t compare to this Ultimate Spinach and Artichoke Mac and Cheese! The cheesiest, creamiest mac and cheese ever!
If you’re looking for a healthier chicken with the same crunch and flavour as fried chicken, Seasoned Panko Crusted Baked Chicken Drumsticks is the answer! Easy to prepare, with common pantry ingredients, these drumsticks are sure to satisfy that fried chicken craving.
Homemade hummus is always best and it’s easy too! All you need is a few basic ingredients to make this delicious Sun Dried Tomato and Fresh Basil Hummus. You’ll never buy prepared hummus again!
Looking for a super easy and delicious appetizer or party platter finger food? Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots are perfect for every type of event. The most beginner of home cooks can master these bad boys and reap the reward of praise!
Both fried and baked, these sweet and salty Japanese Chicken Wings are super moist and tender on the inside with a golden crispy crust on the outside. Impress your guests with this delicious and gorgeous wing recipe!
Grilled Veggie Pizza with a Cheese Filled Crust has everything a good pizza should have – a light and fluffy, cheese filled, homemade crust, lots of your favourite toppings, and plenty of really good, gooey, spicy cheese!
An Easy Sweet and Sour Baked Chicken that’s moist and tender, basted with a thick, luscious sauce; inexpensive, delicious, and a crowd-pleasing option for any meal.
Slowly braised lean cuts of pork loin center, perfectly seasoned, and charred to perfection! Oven Baked Brown Sugar Spiced Pork Carnitas is about to become your favourite pork recipe!
Probably the most common and recognizable hummus, Roasted Red Pepper Hummus packs a punch of flavour! A great flavour to start with if the world of homemade hummus is new to you!
Old Bay Seasoning is seriously the best seasoning for chicken wings. Not only is it easy to find, but it’s inexpensive, and it makes preparing a deliciously baked chicken wing easy and oh so crispy! These Old Bay Chicken Wings use only three ingredients plus a bit of salt and pepper!
I’m not a lover of too much heat in my food, but for some reason, I’m a sucker for chipotle peppers. This Charred Chipotle Chicken was the perfect dish to satisfy my craving for heat. And, the charred part is easier than you think – all you need is your oven to make this beautiful chicken dish come to life!
Dips and spreads are my weakness, so I’m going to fancy it up with this Spicy Baked Cauliflower and Cheddar Pate. So creamy, so cheesy, and so delicious! A perfect dish to make for company!
An easy game day favourite; Barbeque Beef Bites are deliciously simple to make and smothered in a sweet, spicy, thick, homemade barbeque sauce. As far as appetizers go, you’ll be the winner; hands down!
There! That’s the end of it. I do hope you made it all the way to the bottom. I know, I know, it’s a lot of scrolling! And, I’m sorry if the page didn’t load quickly enough for you. I have seen many round ups or recipe collections from other bloggers which include only a few of the photos. I prefer to include a photo of every recipe, because we eat with our eyes first!
Whatever the occasion, whatever the event, whatever the gathering, I trust you’ll find lots of comfort food in this collection. These recipes are easy and fun to make – inexpensive too! Now, be sure to include some vegetarian recipes and not just five or six different kinds of chicken wings. (Although, that’s a party I’d really enjoy!)
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