Even people who don’t like football can appreciate a good game day snack spread. In fact, you could argue that the food is the whole point of watching football. (Well, that and the beer.) If you’re hosting a party this year, you’re gonna need snacks—and lots of ‘em. Here are 7 of our favorite recipes for crowd-pleasing dips and finger foods, just in time for The Big Game.
Our Best Dips
No game day spread is complete without at least one hot, cheesy dip, and you can’t go wrong with a classic. Our crab dip hits all the right notes: It’s savory, it’s cheesy, and it’s absolutely loaded with crab.
Why choose between spinach-artichoke dip and crab dip when you could mash them together—and make your new favorite appetizer?
If you’re looking for a little bit of a wildcard, this creamy, garlicky shrimp scampi dip is just the ticket. Serve with sliced baguette and lemon wedges for an extra pop of flavor.
Perfect Bite-Sized Snacks
A cheese board is a guaranteed crowd pleaser because it lets each guest design their perfect bite. This year, try swapping the prosciutto and salami for our wild-caught sardines: Their rich, savory flavor pairs well with the rest of the usual cheese board suspects.
On top of being perfectly bite-sized morsels of pure deliciousness, these classic crabmeat-stuffed mushrooms are easy to prepare ahead of time—so you don’t have to miss a single down.
Deep-frying at home doesn’t have to be scary, and these fried oysters are proof. They’re simple to prep, easy to fry, and guaranteed to disappear. (Especially if you serve them with po’ boy fixings.)
Ditch the usual hamburger sliders for these easy, delicious salmon sliders glazed with sweet chili sauce. They’re simple to throw together and guaranteed to be a hit with your guests.