The big game is just two weeks away and I couldn’t be more excited to make all of the delicious game day recipes, watch the commercials, aaand that’s it.
Can we all agree that the best part of game day is the food? That’s why I put together 50 incredible, healthy game day recipes for you that are guaranteed crowd-pleasers — even if you’re crowd is small this year. Whether it’s you and a roommate or some family members, all of these recipes are adaptable for anyone and everyone.
I included a mix of easy slow cooker recipes, plenty of gluten free and vegetarian game day recipes, delicious finger foods and my absolute favorite desserts. Oh yes, there are even some fun, reader-favorite salads that people will want to add to their snack plates!
Take a scroll, make your game day menu, and even make some fun snacks with friends virtually! If you make any of these be sure to share a photo on Instagram with the hashtag #ambitiouskitchen and in our Facebook group. Enjoy, xoxo!
V = Vegan
GF = Gluten free
Veg. = Vegetarian
Bubbly Hot Chicken Enchilada Bean Dip GF
Hot Honey & Basil Pepperoni Pizza Dip GF
Creamy Jalapeño Spinach Artichoke Dip Veg., GF
Vegan Jalapeño Butternut Squash Queso V, GF
Garlic Olive Oil Dip V, GF
Bleu Cheese Yogurt Dip Veg., GF
Whipped Feta Yogurt Dip with Hot Honey, Basil & Toasted Almonds Veg., GF
Vegetarian Three Cheese White Bean Buffalo Dip Veg., GF
Roasted Garlic Tahini Carrot Dip Veg., GF
Sweet and Spicy Curry Hummus V, GF
Spicy Green Cashew Dip V, GF
Easy + Cheesy Southwest Bean Dip GF
Roasted Sweet Potato Hummus V, GF
Black Bean, Corn and Quinoa Enchilada Bake (or dip!) Veg., GF
Fresh & Healthy 7-Layer Dip Veg., GF
Cilantro Pistachio Pesto Hummus V, GF
Garlic White Bean Basil Hummus V, GF
The Best Guacamole You’ll Ever Eat V, GF
Roasted Beet Hummus V, GF
Tony’s Ridiculously Easy Homemade Salsa V, GF
Roasted Garlic Hummus V, GF
Get all of our delicious dip recipes here.
Breads & crostini
Ricotta and Pear Crostini with Salty Pumpkin Seed Pistachio Crunch GF
Gluten Free Cornbread Muffins Veg., GF
Pear, Walnut & Cheddar Puff Pastry Tart Veg.
Apple & Brie Crostini with Hot Honey Veg., GF
Grilled Crostini with Roasted Cherries, Goat Cheese & Basil Veg., GF
The Best Garlic Bread You’ll Ever Eat Veg.
The Best Fluffy Moist Cornbread Recipe Ever Veg.
White Cheddar Brussels Sprouts & Pistachio Crostini with Hot Honey Veg.
Fun finger foods
Buffalo Chicken Meatballs with Bleu Cheese Yogurt Dip GF
Tortilla Chip-Crusted Baked Jalapeño Poppers Veg., GF
Crispy Smashed Potatoes V, GF
Greek Salad Pinwheels Veg., GF
Cauliflower Tots Veg., GF
10-Minute Smoked Salmon Pinwheels GF
Scallion Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Mushrooms Veg., GF
Vegetarian Plantain & Black Bean Taco Cups Veg., GF
How to Make a Charcuterie Board (Two Different Ways!) V, GF
Homemade Crispy Baked Fish Sticks (kid & toddler-friendly!)
Bacon Wrapped Dark Chocolate & Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates GF
Tofu Vegan Nachos With Cashew Cheese Sauce V, GF
Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Plantains GF
Jalapeño-Goat Cheese Grilled Stuffed Mini Peppers Veg., GF
Italian Chopped Brussels Sprouts Salad GF
Sesame Chicken Cabbage Crunch Salad GF
Herby Olive Italian Orzo Salad Veg.
Famous Crunchy Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad V, GF
15-Minute Healthy Moroccan Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad GF
Roasted Carrot Cauliflower Quinoa Salad with Sunshine Dressing V, GF
Vegan Caesar Salad V, GF
The Easiest Chopped Greek Chickpea Salad Veg. GF
Grilled Carrot Arugula Salad with Fig, Goat Cheese & Avocado GF
Spicy Cashew Thai Chickpea Broccoli Salad V, GF
Chickpea Apple Broccoli Salad with Honey Dijon Dressing Veg. GF
Brussels Sprouts Kale Honeycrisp Apple Salad with Maple Cider Dressing V, GF
Vegan Curried Broccoli Chickpea Salad V, GF
Cashew Crunch Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad V, GF
Get all of our salad recipes here.
Rebecca’s Pomegranate Margarita
Monique’s Naughty & Nice Holiday Punch
Get all of our cocktail recipes here!
Chili, stew & slow cooker favs
The Best Healthy Turkey Chili GF
Ultimate Chili-Stuffed Sweet Potato Skins GF
Homemade Slow Cooker Baked Beans GF
Actually, the Best Vegetarian Chili Ever V, GF
Mom’s Slow Cooker Beef Stew GF
Healthy White Chicken Chili GF
Slow Cooker Sweet & Spicy BBQ Cranberry Turkey Meatballs GF
Slow Cooker White Wine Chicken Stew
Get even more chilis & stews here, and all of our slow cooker favs here.
Burgers, sandwiches & tacos
Incredible Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken Sandwiches GF
Chipotle Lime Salmon Tacos with Corn Avocado Peach Salsa & Cilantro Yogurt Sauce GF
Jalapeño Curry Turkey Burgers GF
Sheet Pan Roasted Veggie Tacos (with yummy sauce options!) V, GF
Avocado Buffalo Chickpea Salad Wraps V, GF
30 Minute Healthier Turkey Sloppy Joes with Homemade Sauce! GF
Grilled Tahini Chicken Caesar Sandwiches GF
Buffalo Zucchini Chicken Burgers GF
Freezer-Friendly Green Chile Chicken Burritos GF
Amazing Slow Cooker Turkey Tacos GF
Seriously Good Sweet Potato Cheddar BBQ Chicken Burgers GF
Jalapeño Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos with Avocado-Lime Crema Veg., GF
Moroccan-Spiced Turkey Burgers with Creamy Feta Sauce GF
Check out all of our sandwiches here, and burgers here!
Pasta & rice dishes
Buffalo Cauliflower Mac and Cheese Veg., GF
One Pan Lightened Up Hamburger Helper GF
Kickin’ Vegan Taco Pasta with Sweet Corn Veg., GF
Pesto Mushroom Chicken Lasagna Roll Ups GF
Buffalo Mac and Cheese Stuffed Zucchini Boats GF
Spinach Bacon Pumpkin Mac and Cheese GF
The Best Healthy Turkey Lasagna You’ll Ever Eat
Stovetop Southwest Tuna Mac and Cheese GF
Mom’s Authentic Puerto Rican Rice and Beans V, GF
Easy Vegan Mac and Cheese V, GF
Cozy Roasted Vegetable Butternut Squash Lasagna Veg., GF
Get even more noodles & pasta recipes here.
Easy chicken recipes
Hot Honey Bangin’ Crunchy Cornflake Baked Chicken
Baked or Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken (with the best honey mustard marinade!) GF
The Best Crispy Baked Chicken Nuggets GF
Grilled Jalapeño Cilantro Chicken GF
Better Than Chipotle DIY Chicken Burrito Bowls GF
Baked Paleo Chicken Tenders with Honey Mustard Dip GF
Spicy Honey Crispy Baked Chicken Wings + 10 Healthy Football Snacks
You’ll find all of our chicken recipes here.
Comfort food favs
Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas with Avocado Lime Crema Veg., GF
White Chicken Chili Pie with Pumpkin Cornbread Crust GF
Healthy Enchilada Chicken & Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers GF
How to Make the Best Cauliflower Pizza Crust Veg., GF
Cheesy Chicken Quinoa Enchilada Meatloaf Muffins GF
Skinny Refried Bean & Chicken Enchiladas with Homemade Enchilada Sauce GF
Chipotle Black Bean Roasted Veggie Enchilada Casserole Veg., GF
Buffalo Tuna Melt Stuffed Peppers GF
Spicy Black Bean Chicken Enchiladas with Pumpkin Sour Cream Sauce GF
Find all AK comfort food recipes here.
Peanut Butter Cup S’mores Chocolate Cookies
Grain Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies GF
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cream Pies with Fluffy Peanut Butter Filling
Chewy Chocolate Chunk Coconut Oatmeal Cookies
The Best Paleo Chocolate Chunk Cookies GF
Healthier Flourless Monster Cookies GF
Coffee Tahini Date Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies
Grain Free Peanut Butter Cup Cookies GF
The Best Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies You’ll Ever Eat
Grain Free Cinnamon Roll Cookies GF
White Chocolate Macadamia Snickerdoodles
Salted Brown Butter Coffee Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Grain Free Snowball Cookies GF
Blow Ya Mind Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies V, GF
Get all of our amazing cookie recipes here.
Brownies & bars
Healthy Peanut Butter Twix Bars V, GF
Fudgy Almond Butter Blondies GF
Salted Tahini Caramel Millionaire Bars V, GF
Vegan Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Bars V, GF
Grain Free Tahini Brownies (The Best Brownies I’ve Ever Eaten!) GF
Fudgy Flourless Almond Butter Brownies GF
Ooey-Gooey Tahini S’mores Bars GF
Flourless Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies V, GF
Paleo Chocolate Chip Tahini Blondies GF
Ooey-Gooey Salted Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Bars GF
Find more brownies & bar recipes here.
No bake treats
Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites V, GF
Monster Cookie Energy Bites V, GF
Healthy Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats V, GF
No Bake High Protein Peanut Butter Cereal Bars V, GF
Healthy 4-Ingredient Reese’s Eggs V, GF
Paleo No Bake Cookie Dough Truffles V, GF
The Best Chocolate Hummus V, GF
No Bake Superfood Brownies V, GF
Birthday Cake Rice Krispie Treats
Get all of our no bake desserts here.
If you make any of these healthy game day recipes be sure to head to the recipe to leave a rating & a comment. I really appreciate it — xoxo!