This may be a little known fact (unless you follow me on Twitter or Instagram), but I’m a big Green Bay Packers fan. I’ve always been a Packers fan, but never really got into until moving to Green Bay, and honestly dating Matt. Since I’m now marrying into a family of almost all boys, football and game day is even bigger.
One of my favorite parts about football is the Sunday rituals I remember growing up. My dad would cut up cheese, sausage and crackers for eating during the game. I never really watched the game, but normally read or did homework, but I can still remember doing it almost every Sunday.
Now Matt and I really enjoy watching games together, and I try to make some really good snacks/finger food. I thought I would share my favorite recipes for finger food!
Game Day Recipes
Here’s how this is going to work, I’ve either tried the recipe or know that a loved one has made something similar. To be completely honest, I meant to make all these recipes but with the wedding coming up (one month from today!) I just haven’t had time to entertain people. Making all this food for just Matt and I would be so wasteful!
I’ve included the ingredients to the recipes so you know if it’s something you’d be able to eat, and then the directions are on the original bloggers website!
via Chef In Training
Homemade Mac & Cheese Bites
Who doesn’t love mac & cheese? This is a great way to eat it without utensils, and it’s easier to serve!
- ½ pound elbow macaroni
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 2 Tablespoons flour
- 1½ cups milk
- 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 2 ounces cream cheese
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 1 egg beaten
Here are the rest of the directions: https://www.chef-in-training.com/2015/05/homemade-mac-and-cheese-bites/
Crock Pot Turkey Meatballs
These are a favorite in our household, I can make them Sunday morning and we enjoy them for at least a week! It’s about 5 servings for us. They’d be perfect with toothpicks in them. Also side-note, I use hamburger instead of turkey, making them a little greasier!
Erin is a favorite of mine because she’s located in Wisconsin, and I love her easy recipes!
- 1/3 cup non-fat milk
- 3 large eggs
- 20 ounces (1.3 pounds) 93% lean ground turkey
- 12 ounces sweet Italian turkey sausage
- 3/4 cup, plus 2 tablespoons Italian breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan, pecorino, or asiago cheese, plus additional for serving
- 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
- 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 (24-ounce) jars prepared tomato pasta sauce (choose something with good flavor that you love) or homemade
Here are the rest of the directions: https://www.wellplated.com/slow-cooker-turkey-meatballs/
Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip
If the Vickney family had an official appetizer, it’s buffalo chicken dip. Every time we go home or spend time with my family, we have buffalo chicken dip. I love it, and this healthier dip was a life saver last fall when we had visitors every weekend for almost a month!
If you’re looking to keep it healthier, this is super good with celery and peppers! Gimme Some Oven is a blog you should definitely have on your radar! Also for shredded chicken, we buy the canned chicken. Normally 2 cans!
- 4 oz. (half a block) reduced-fat (or fat-free) cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup shredded part-skim Mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup hot sauce (I prefer Frank’s)
- 1/2 cup crumbled light blue cheese
- 1 Tbsp. ranch seasoning (optional)
- 3 cups shredded cooked chicken
Here is are the directions: https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/skinny-buffalo-chicken-dip/
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
If you haven’t noticed a trend, I love all things slow cooker and buffalo chicken. This is another recipe by Erin from Well-Plated that is perfect for game day! Sweet potatoes are so good, and perfect to just keep on hand in general. Honestly this recipe only has a few ingredients that we would have to pick up which makes it perfect to keep on hand for last minute get-togethers!
- 1.5 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 3)
- 3/4 cup hot sauce, such as Frank’s
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne
- 4 sweet potatoes
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch, mixed with 1 tablespoon water to create a slurry
- Chopped green onions, for serving
Here are the rest of the directions, and the ingredients for a blue-cheese yogurt dressing: https://www.wellplated.com/healthy-slow-cooker-buffalo-chicken/
No Bake Cheddar Bacon Dip
Game day requires some sort of cheddar bacon dip in Packer country. This dip from Sweet Spicy Kitchen is perfect for that, and honestly looks so easy to make. We have friends visiting in two weeks and I was planning on making a bunch of apps for the Thursday night Packers game!
- 4.5 ounce sliced Bacon – chopped and fried
- 8 ounces (about 2 cups) shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 1 cup sliced green Onion
- 8 ounces Cream Cheese
- ½ cup Greek Yogurt
- ½ cup Mayonnaise
- ¼ tsp black pepper
Here are the directions: http://www.sweetspicykitchen.com/appetizer/no-bake-cheddar-bacon-dip/
What are your favorite game day dishes? Share below, and please leave a link! I’ll update this post later if I see some really good ones!
PS: I get married in EXACTLY ONE MONTH. If you need me I’ll be on my couch with our seating chart and a big glass of wine.
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