We’re gearing up for game day parties! All week we’ll be sharing recipes for the big game day staples: appetizers, chili and of course, dessert. Here are our top picks for savory snacks to kick off your party and keep you satisfied until the main event.
|Creamy Herb Dip with Crudités
Fresh herbs perk up this yogurt-based dip, a healthy choice that won’t break your New Year’s resolutions. Serve it with a platter of raw vegetables for a tasty and colorful appetizer.
A big platter of deviled eggs, stuffed with an herb-flecked, fluffy, creamy filling, is always a crowd-pleaser. Use homemade mayonnaise in the filling, and your deviled eggs will be legendary.
Chef Traci des Jardins created this recipe, and she sums it up perfectly: “Guacamole is so easy, and everyone will love you for making it.” Her version is pure and simple, relying on fresh avocados for the best flavor and texture.
|Chipotle-Black Bean Dip
Tortilla chips and ice-cold beer are the perfect accompaniments for this flavorful dip, which takes its cue from the American Southwest.
|Kale Chips with Sea Salt and Smoked Paprika
These crispy baked chips made from sturdy fresh greens are every bit as addictive as other chips, but are guilt-free. With only four ingredients, they’re a breeze to make and serve.
|Warm Beer and Cheddar Dip
Made with beer and lots of cheddar cheese, this warm, hearty dip is just the thing for game days. Served with crostini or toast points, it’s the ultimate winter comfort food.
|Tamarind-Glazed Chicken Wings
These addictive chicken wings are smothered in a bold Asian-inspired glaze and roasted until golden. Don’t forget napkins!
|French Onion and Blue Cheese DipHere, sweet, tender onions are combined with sour cream and other ingredients to create an updated version of a classic dip. A touch of blue cheese adds just the right amount of tang.|
|Beer-Battered Onion Rings
These classic onion rings make a winning appetizer, especially when accompanied with a pint of cold, frothy beer. Use mellow, sweet Vidalia onions for an especially tasty snack.
|Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus
In this fresh take on classic hummus, we blend in roasted red bell peppers for bright color and smoky flavor. Serve with pita bread or pita chips for a Mediterranean-inspired appetizer.
|Parmesan and Black Pepper Popcorn
Here, salty Parmesan meets earthy black pepper and a decadent combination of olive oil and butter to take popcorn to the next level. Serve it in a big bowl that you can pass around the room.
|Smoky Bacon-Horseradish Dip
Smoky bacon meets piquant horseradish and sour cream in this full-flavored dip, which gets a kick from paprika and sun-dried tomato flakes.