30+ Epic Game Day Recipes
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, football makes my eyes bleed.
There were about two hours a few years ago when I thought I might actually understand the rules and get into the game, which I have to say was rather thrilling. But that was only because I was at an actual NFL game with my roommate, my phone was dead, and I had literally nothing else to do than listen to Logan explain things like downs and extra points. I was also drunk. I probably would have been equally interested in the Westminster Dog Show (reminder: I’m not a huge dog fan) or competitive badminton under those conditions.
Anyhoo, despite my well-documented distaste for fooseball, I LOVE the Super Bowl for even more well-documented reasons: Food! Booze! Dudes! I’ve been feeling a little exhausted of late, so I shall not be hosting a Game Day soirée this year, but if you think I won’t be eating Buffalo fingies, drinking a bucket of beer, and passing out on my roommate in between commercials, you’re clearly new here. (Welcome!)
Whether your plans are similar to mine or involve entertaining a boatload of football crazies enthusiasts, I imagine you’ll be needing some dank feasting options come Sunday. For proud owners of The Dude Diet, there’s an entire CHAPTER devoted to Game Day Eats I recommend perusing, but I’ve also rounded up my very best blog offerings below. From chili and tacos to fingies and sliders, there’s a little something for everyone this weekend (even the vegetarians/vegans/gluten-free peeps).
Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose! Roll Tide! Touchdown! Etc., etc.
Domesticate ME!’s Best Game Day Recipes:
TACOS, ‘DILLAS, AND NACHOS
Slow-Roasted Chicken Tacos with Mediterranean Salsa
Crispy Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa and Avocado Salsa Verde
Spicy Chicken Quesadillas with Corn, Black Beans, and Caramelized Onions
Chipotle Steak Quesadillas
Brie Quesadillas with Brussels Sprouts, Bacon and Beer-Glazed Onions
Loaded Sweet Potato Irish Nachos with Beer-Braised Short Ribs
Ahi Nachos with Pickled Red Onions and Wasabi Crema
Easy Shredded Chipotle Chicken (can be used for tacos, nachos, burritos, dillas, and more)
SUPER SANDWICHES AND SLIDERS
Open-Face Buffalo Chicken Subs with Ranch Slaw
Barbecue Chicken Grilled Cheese
Dude Diet Turkey Reuben Sandwiches
The Ultimate Hawaiian Grilled Cheese
Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Meatball Sliders
Spicy Pulled Chicken Sliders with Bacon-Queso Guacamole
Bacon and Smoked Cheddar Stuffed Cheeseburger Sliders with Jalapeño Relish
Cheeseburger Dogs with Special Sauce
Stuffed Poblano Quinoa Bake
Cheeseburger Quinoa Bake
Chicken Meatball Fajita Skillet
Mexican Mac and Cheese
Roasted Sweet Potato, Kale and Black Bean Enchiladas
Chipotle Mac and Cheese with Bacon
Supreme Pizza Quinoa Bake
Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Bake
Skinny Chicken Parm Pasta
FWOT (Fingers, Wings, and Other Things)
Crispy Baked Chicken Tenders with Sriracha Honey Mustard
Buffalo Chicken Tenders with Yogurt Ranch
Thai Hot Dogs with Cucumber-Mango Slaw and Homemade Srirachup
“Chickpotle” Tortilla Pizza
Chicken Jalapeño Popper Dip
Sriracha Caramel Corn
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