The big game is just around the corner and it doesn't matter whether you're a fan of football or not, there's nothing like getting together with friends and family to watch as the teams battle it out on the field.
But just watching isn't always enough for those who enjoy their sports with ice cold beverages and some delicious snacks. Rather than settling for the usual chips and dip this year, why not take it to the next level and offer something the whole crowd will enjoy?
To help you get inspired, iCASH, a leading payday loan provider in Canada is offering up some crowd pleasing snack ideas for the big game. Not only will these food options be loved by everyone, but they are also super easy to make. Now, that's a win-win if you ask us!
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Read on to discover some of our top snacking picks for this year's big game.
Air Fryer Chicken Wings
Air fryers are all the hype these days! Why not hop on the trend, and try out these crispy chicken wings? No doubt, everyone will love getting their hands messy with these delicious bites. Nothing says game day like chicken wings, so you don't want to leave this recipe out of your line-up of snacks for this year.
Loaded Veggie Nachos
Nachos are a staple for sports games, but why not try something out of the box? These loaded veggie nachos are the perfect addition to any party and they're super easy to make. Simply lay out tortilla chips and top with cheese, then bake until melted. Then load it up with all of your favourite veggies like beans, tomatoes, cheese, jalapeños, guacamole and sour cream. The best part is they are so good you won't even miss the meat!
Creamy Beer Cheese & Pretzels
What's better than warm, soft pretzels paired with a creamy and flavorful cheese dip? If you're looking to add a twist on your classic cheese and crackers platter, grab some beer and pretzels. Beer enhances the flavor of this yummy snack and gives it a special edge that your party goers will love. Top that with pretzels, and you have the perfect snack for any occasion, so get creative and try it out!
Pizza Bread Ring Dip
Nothing says fun like pizza, and this delicious pizza-inspired snack is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Grab your favourite breadstick recipe and add some pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese and pepperoni. Then bake to create the perfect dipping snack for your guests. You can also have fun changing up the ingredients for this dip depending on what toppings you prefer.
Gouda-Chorizo Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers
Spice up your snacking game and try out these jalapeño poppers filled with scrumptious ingredients like red onion and gouda cheese. These easy-to-make snacks will keep your guests coming back for more and they take less than 20 minutes in the oven. Trust us, once you try them, you won't stop at just one. Get ready for a flavour-packed punch!
Spicy Mixed Nuts
Sometimes the simplest things are the most delicious. Whip up these spicy mixed nuts for an easy and flavorful snack that is perfect for any party table this game day. This recipe is always a hit and the best part is you can easily mix and match to create your own combo of spices, depending on how hot you like things! You can even add a few sweet elements like dried cranberries or pineapple to create a tasty balance of sweet and savoury.
Sweet & Spicy Meatballs
Speaking of sweet and savoury, here's a snack you can serve up right in your cast iron skillet. These deliciously sweet and spicy meatballs are the perfect blend of flavours that meat-lovers will go crazy for. You can make these in advance, freeze them, then thaw before baking. Serve with toothpicks and you've got yourself a winning snack.
Kid Friendly Mac 'n' Cheese Bites
If there's one thing we can't resist, it's warm and gooey mac 'n' cheese. While these may seem like a heavy side dish to serve up at the big game, you can always prep them in advance and bake before serving. These cheesy bites will be an instant hit at your party, and they're perfect for vegetarians, too. Let the games begin!
Baked Cauliflower Buffalo Bites
Who says snacking can't be healthy? If you're looking for a healthy low carb snack for this year's big game, look no further than these baked cauliflower buffalo bites. They only require six ingredients and they take less than 30 minutes in the oven, or better yet, pop them in the air fryer for an even quicker cook-time.
The best part is that you can add your favourite toppings to this recipe like ranch dressing, fresh chopped parsley and parmesan cheese for a flavourful burst of taste. So delicious, you'll never be able to tell the difference, but you'll feel so much better about treating yourself.
Of course, we couldn't leave this snacking classic out of the list. This taco dip is a total crowd pleaser and it's so easy to make. And while it's perfect for any day of the week, it's especially delightful on game day.
Featuring lettuce, black olives, tomatoes, cheese, black beans and more, this game day taco snack will definitely leave you feeling full, satisfied and ready to cheer on your team. Plus, it's just as tasty, made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container so you can bake it right before the big game begins.
It's Time to Get Your Snacking Game On!
Whether you're a huge football fan, or simply like to munch while you watch, these delicious snack ideas are perfect for any big event. Grab a few friends and get into the snacking spirit this year. There's really no better feeling than enjoying good food with good company. So what are you waiting for? Pick your favourite ideas and start planning your football watch party. It's the perfect way to get your snacking game on!