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Game Day Recipes for a Winning Weekend

Platter of Bee Sting Chicken Wings

Fall has arrived and football season has kicked off. Living in the South, on Saturday and Sunday we live and breathe football. Watching our favorite teams play is a family activity and, of course, we need to have some tasty game day food.

“These poppers make a great dish for snacking while watching the game on tv or tailgate parties,” thinks Jamie Beecham (Nashville, NC) of her Chorizo Sausage Poppers. “They have just a little bite to be so good and dip in sour cream or serve with a bowl of salsa.”

These little appetizers are a self-contained ball of delight! Wrapped in crescent dough, the filling is creamy and a bit spicy. Perfect for snacking.

Another delicious way to use crescent roll dough is Dee Guelcher’s (Acworth, GA) Game Day Stuffed Crescent Rolls.

“These are so simple but packed with flavor,” shares Dee. “My family loves when I make these on game day!”

It’s always nice to have an easy appetizer recipe everyone will love. Dee’s stuffed crescent rolls are it!

The Buffalo chicken is juicy with just the right amount of spice. Bacon adds a bit of smokiness to the crescent roll. Fist bumps all around for these goodies.

Dips are always a favorite of mine while watching football but sometimes they can be heavy. Ashley Dawkins‘ (Burrillville, RI) Game Time Dip though is fresh and light.

“I made this on a whim on the way out to a party and this is what I had in the cabinets,” explains Ashley. “It came out really well and all of the ‘dudes’ even enjoyed this healthy vegetarian dip!”

Super easy to make, I really like each layer of the dip. Black beans and melted cream cheese are the base. A layer of salsa and a quick guacamole add tons of flavor. Lettuce on top gives it a great crunch.

“This recipe was a big hit with my family, so I hesitated to tell them just how healthy it actually was,” reveals Sandi Sheppard (Norman, OK).

Healthy AND delicious! This Loaded Tailgater Hot-Blue Turkey Burger isn’t as solid as a traditional burger, so using a pita to hold it all together is a great idea. The dip really makes the dish. Serve it with the burger… then make some more to dip veggies in.

Can’t watch football without wings and Gina Davis’ (Cedar Bluff, VA) Bee Sting Chicken Wings are spicy and delicious.

“My daughter Misty and I came up with this recipe last summer for something different for a field party we throw every year and let me just say there was nada left for friends or family to take home,” says Gina. “I make up a big batch of this sauce and use it on bone-in wings, boneless wings as a glaze for baked or BBQ’ed chicken, and as a glaze for pork as well.”

The star of this chicken wings recipe really is the sauce. It has just the perfect amount of spice, with a hint of garlic flavor and a lovely sweet honey taste. The breading is fantastic too. It gives the wings a nice crunchy texture. A game day must.

None of these recipes exactly what you’re looking for? We got you. Check out our Tailgating and Blue Ribbon Chicken Wings recipe collections for even more game day recipes. We guarantee you’ll find some winners. Happy Pinching!