You’ll score big with my Winning Recipes for Football Season! I’ve rounded up our favorite game day recipes that are sure to win everyone over at your football watch party!

Touchdown brownies, mini potato skins, baked chicken wings and football whoopee pies.

Winning Game Day Recipes

Whether you’re hosting a football watch party and need to prepare a full spread or just need one great dish to take to a friend’s house to watch the big game, I’m here to help! I have so many delicious and easy-to-make game day recipes on my blog that you’re sure to win MVP of the food game with. My Winning Recipes for Football Season is a collection of awesome snacks, baked wings, all the dips, nachos, soft pretzels, corndogs, tacos, the best darn chili, decadent desserts and more. Browse and have fun planning out a winning spread! These recipes are also great for celebrating the end of the season with your own footballer. From pee wee league to the pros, there’s truly something for everyone!

Touchdown Snack Mix

Win big at your Super Bowl watch party with this tasty snack mix filled with sweet and salty goodies including the cutest football shaped pretzels!

Touchdown Snack Mix

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Easier to eat and just as tasty, this Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe is a craveable twist on your favorite wings. Filling, tangy, and with just enough heat to keep things interesting, it’s a dip you’ll dive right into again and again!

Buffalo Chicken Dip by The BakerMama

7-Layer Dip

Whip up a party favorite in no time with my super easy and delicious 7-Layer Dip. Your guests won’t be able to get enough of this fresh and filling appetizer!

7-Layer Dip by The BakerMama

Soft Pretzels

Super Soft Pretzels with a salty crust that are easy to make and better than the ones you’ll buy at the ballpark.

A wooden try filled with soft pretzels and a small white dish of cheese sauce.

Baked Asian Chicken Wings

Unbelievably crispy and irresistibly sticky baked chicken wings tossed in a sweet and spicy Asian flavored sauce with a simple peanut sauce for dipping.

Baked Crispy Asian Chicken Wings

Spinach Dip

This simple and delicious Spinach Dip is such a great appetizer to serve. Everyone always enjoys dipping into it with fresh veggies and chunks of bread.

Creamy spinach dip in bread bowl surrounded by fresh vegetables and bread chunks.

Baked Chicken Wings

These winning Baked Chicken Wings are perfect for gameday or any day! They’re super crunchy without being fried.

Baked Chicken Wings by The BakerMama

Mini Potato Skins

Crispy bite-sized loaded potato skins that are perfect for game day snacking.

Mini Potato Skins by The BakerMama

Pigs In A Blanket

These homemade Pigs In A Blanket will be the star of your game day get-together!

A large white serving plate filled with pigs in a blanket surrounding a small glass dish of ketchup.

Baked Tortilla Chips

Easy Baked Tortilla Chips that are healthier and great for dipping or making nachos with.

Baked triangle-cut flour on a baking sheet with a small bowl of salsa and a small bowl of guacamole.

The Best Blender Guacamole

Make guacamole in your blender in a matter of minutes. Seriously, this recipe is the best guacamole you will ever eat!

The BEST Blender Guacamole!

Bean and Cheese Taco Bites

Just 3 ingredients and 15 minutes is all it takes to make these tasty Bean and Cheese Taco Bites. The crowd will go crazy over them!

Taco bites made out of tortilla chips, refried beans and cheese served with a bowl of guacamole, sour cream and a bowl of salsa.

Baked Honey Mustard Wings

Crispy sweet and tangy Baked Honey Mustard Chicken Wings are  finger-licking deliciousness with a simple honey mustard glaze and sauce for dipping. So great for game day!

Baked Honey Mustard Chicken Wings

Pimento Cheese Dip

Cheese lovers won’t be able to get enough of this Pimento Cheese Dip. It’s easy to make and so savory and tangy, it’s sure to be a hit at your next get-together. Dig in, y’all!

Pimento Cheese Dip on a tray with chips by The BakerMama

Easy Homemade Salsa

Pass the chips for this super fresh and Easy Homemade Salsa made in your blender in a matter of minutes!

Easy Homemade Salsa

Skillet Queso

This Skillet Queso fundido is pure cheesy goodness that comes together in minutes with just 3 ingredients.

Skillet Queso Fundido

Harlequin Dip

Move aside salsa, this Harlequin Dip is sure to attract all the chips! A quick and easy dip that is always a huge hit!

Harlequin Dip

Bacon-Wrapped Burger Bites

These Bacon-Wrapped Cheeseburger Bites are cute, creative and crowd-pleasing! Perfect finger food for football season!

Bacon-Wrapped Cheeseburger Bites

Sheet Pan Pizza

This homemade Sheet Pan Pizza is so simple & super scrumptious. It’s sure to be a hit!

Sheet Pan Pizza by The BakerMama

The Best Darn Chili

This is The Best Darn Chili you will ever eat. Hearty and seasoned to perfection with some seriously delicious ingredients, it’s sure to exceed all your chili expectations.

A dutch oven filled with chili on a white background. There is a metal ladle in the chili.

Sheet Pan Chicken & Black Bean Nachos

Seriously delicious nachos baked on a sheet pan with homemade tortilla chips, black beans, chicken and all the fixings. A family favorite for an easy game day meal!

An aluminum sheet pan filled with nachos topped with cheese, black beans and jalapeño slices.

Turkey & Black Bean Baked Tacos

Feed your hungry crowd with these tasty Turkey and Black Bean Baked Tacos. Baked tacos filled with turkey, black beans and lots of melted cheese. Easy to make and simple to serve.

Seven tacos in a rimmed baking dish with melted cheese on top.

Baked Corn Dogs

A crispy thin layer of sweetened cornmeal crust surrounds a juicy hot dog that can be dipped in a little mustard or ketchup for a healthy take on a classic.

Baked Corn Dogs by The BakerMama

Fresh Mint Lemonade

Sweet mint and tart lemons make this Fresh Mint Lemonade the perfect antidote to the heat of a summer day! Make a pitcher, kick back and enjoy this refreshingly simple drink. A true summer favorite!

Fresh Mint Lemonade by The BakerMama

Brandon’s Best Margarita

Making Brandon’s Best Margarita is as easy as 1-2-3! Pour, shake, and strain your way to the most refreshing, flavorful margarita you don’t have to leave home for. Cheers!

A salt rimmed glass filled with margarita on a rimmed wooden serving tray. There is a lime wedge on the rim of the glass.

Ice Chest Tea

Ice Chest Tea is the perfect drink to serve to a crowd. It’s refreshing and everyone loves it!

Ice Chest Tea

Tailgate Tea

Sweet tea is spiked with bourbon and combined with orange juice, pineapple juice and lemon juice for a refreshing and flavorful drink, I like to call Tailgate Tea that’s a guaranteed fan favorite!.

Tailgate Tea

Football Whoopie Pies

Chocolate whoopie pies shaped like footballs with a fluffy marshmallow buttercream filling make for a festive game time treat that’s sure to be a winner!

Touchdown Brownies

Super fudgy brownies loaded with winning players like caramel, pecans and pretzels. They’re always a gameday winner!

Touchdown Brownies

Chocolate Sheet Cake

A super moist Chocolate Sheet Cake covered in a rich chocolate pecan icing that’s out-of-this-world delicious!

Chocolate Sheet Cake by The BakerMama

Football-Shaped Fudge Brownies

These chewy, delicious Football-Shaped Fudge Brownies make a game day victory sweeter! Made with my One Bowl Fudge Brownies, these fun treats are easy, irresistible and full of team spirit.

Football-Shaped Fudge Brownies by The BakerMama

Cookie Dough Frosted Fudge Brownies

Rich fudge brownies topped with a dreamy chocolate chip cookie dough frosting for an outrageous brownie eating experience!

Cookie Dough Frosted Fudge Brownies

The Ultimate Super Bowl Spread

This Ultimate Super Bowl Spread is sure to be a winner at your big game watch party! A loaded sub sandwich, buffalo chicken meatballs, crispy wings, all the chips & dips, festive desserts and more!

The Ultimate Super Bowl Spread

Win Big with These Game Day Boards and Snack Trays

From first bites to hearty snacks and sweet treats, these boards will help you celebrate game time deliciously!

Game Day Boards by The BakerMama

Spread the Love

Kick off game day with this Tailgate Brunch spread from pages 141-145 of my Spectacular Spreads cookbook. It’s a winning lineup of football themed finger foods like football-themed deviled eggs and football-shaped cinnamon rolls. You’re sure to be the real MVP when you serve this spread!

The Big Game Spread by The BakerMama

Warm up with one of the cheese dips (or both!), hit your stride with cheeseburger nachos and wings, score big with football field layer dip and bring it home with chewy, fudgey brownies or chocolate covered peanut butter footballs. All of the recipes can be found in The Big Game spread on pages 147-151 of my Spectacular Spreads cookbook. From the coin toss to the final whistle, this spread is guaranteed to be a winner!

The Big Game Spread by The BakerMama

How to Plan a Super Bowl Party

Throwing a Super Bowl party? Make hosting a game day shindig easy and enjoyable with The BakerMama’s Big Game Gathering Guide. I’ve got decor, treats and fun activities that make watching the big game together extra exciting.

Big Game Gathering Guide

There you have it, friends! Our favorite game day recipes that would all be so perfect for a football watch party! I hope you and your crew enjoy these recipes as much as we do. 

If you make one (or more!) of these Winning Football Season recipes and post a pic to social, be sure to tag me on Instagram @thebakermama so I can see! I just love seeing how inspired and creative y’all get with the ideas I share.

Dig in and may the best team win!


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About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of her best-selling Beautiful Boards, Spectacular Spreads and Brilliant Bites cookbooks. She started blogging in 2012 and features hundreds of original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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