When it comes to hosting a game day gathering, whether we’re talking two people or 20, there are six particular recipes (and one honorable mention!) that I love to whip up.
These recipes are all easy to make and they’re all big-time crowd pleasers, so it’s a win-win all the way around! ….Oh yah, and they all happen to be on the healthier side, but don’t tell anyone! They will likely never suspect it.
Alrighty then, here are those six recipes…
1 – First and foremost, you gotta have guac! I just love the secret ingredient in this super tasty recipe.
2 – Since 98% of the people I know absolutely love all things buffalo-spiced, this Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower is a MUST. Just be sure to double or even triple your recipe, because it will disappear fast!
3 – Everyone loves crunchy flavorful snacks while watching a big game, and homemade kettle corn is certainly tough to beat!
4 – Snacks and appetizers are a given for game day gatherings, but I also like to offer something that’s a little more “stick to your ribs,” like this 15-Minute Pumpkin Chili! I keep a big pot of it on the stove on simmer or in a crock pot to keep it nice and hot, that way our guests can help themselves to a bowl anytime during the game. Bonus: since canned pumpkin is so easy to find these days, you can make this chili any time of year!
5 – Of course, nothing goes better with chili than corn bread! I offer regular and gluten free versions, here. I love them both!
6 – For a no-fuss dessert that can be made in advance, these monster cookies are a great way to go. They’re especially fun because you can top them with colored chocolate candies that represent the teams playing in the game.
Honorable Mention – For many, a game day gathering is not complete without pizza! Therefore, I had to include this super easy roasted veg pizza, as well. It’s so delicious and colorful and fun.
Have a question about any of these recipes? Please let me know in the comments below!
Happy game day!