Looking for those The Ultimate Game Winning Halftime Snacks and Appetizers? If you said yes, you came to the right place! I have an incredible list of game day appetizers that might be a perfect fit.
Warm dips, finger foods and more. My game-winning halftime snacks will help keep you energized as you root for your favorite team.
Halftime Snacks and Appetizers
If you are anything like me, you love easy appetizers and snacks. The ones that don’t take a ton of prep and work, but leave you feeling satisfied! Those are the types of recipes you will find below!
How Long Can Appetizers Sit Out
If your appetizers or snacks are something that is served hot or chilled you don’t want them sitting out longer than two hours.
The USDA recommends to throw out any food that is out at room temperature pasted that timeframe. As it can become a breeding ground for bacteria to grow.
Now if you have a snack mix that doesn’t need refrigeration or say chips, those can stay sitting out. This pertains to food that has been cooked or needs to stay refrigerated.
What Can I Serve As An Appetizer
You will find a nice selection of appetizer style foods below. I love picking and choosing a mix of dishes to serve. I look for different texture options like dips paired with slider sandwiches, etc. This always helps look like your appetizers and snacks offer more variety.
How Many Appetizers Do I Make
This answer is a little give and take. Generally, if you have a few people over you can get away with making less.
8-10 guests, you can make 3-4 appetizers and snacks. 10-15 you might do 6-8 appetizers. The biggest thing is to look at the amount the appetizer or snack makes. Then break that down into how many servings there might be. To help gauge.
If you plan to serve the main meal like chili or something else, you can make fewer appetizers and snacks that cause your guests to get a full meal. So keep that in mind as well.
Appetizers And Snacks On A Budget
If you are on a budget I get it! Look for affordable recipes from the list below that are easy and affordable to make. Then what I do is pick one or more of the more expensive appetizers to pair.
So I get a nice mix of really cheap and quick options but then throw in a really nice one to up my snacking game. There is nothing wrong with trying to serve a crowd on a budget.
Give these snacks and appetizers a try below. Hopefully, they bring luck to your side as you root for your teams!
Instant Pot Artichoke and Spinach Dip Applebees Copycat is highly addictive; it is the perfect flavor combination. The garlic, spinach, and artichokes are a classic trio of flavors, and then you add in the different cheeses, and it makes this recipe dynamite.
Be prepared for the most amazing crispy wings you have had to date! Instant Pot or Ninja Foodi Crispy Buffalo Wings has Crispy skins, juicy chicken, with a buffalo sauce to bring some heat. Pair with ranch or Blue cheese to tame down the heat and feed that craving.
Creamy, spicy, and downright addictive is what you get with this Instant Pot Buffalo Ranch Chicken Dip! This is the perfect dip to make for entertaining, watching the big game or a weekend treat after a long work week.
This Jalapeno Hot Popper & Chicken Instant Pot Dip is my go-to party appetizer. This dish is creamy, a hint of heat which you can kick up or tame to fit the heat factor you want, and just plain addicting.
Cracked up tater tots with Instant Pot ranch chicken is one cheesy, and flavorful dish. If you are looking for a new kid-friendly recipe to try, this cracked tater tots recipe will win over the little ones!
This BLT dip is so simple to make and flavorful, it makes a perfect dip any time of the year. Whether you want to serve as an appetizer to cheer on your favorite team during your game day party, or holiday gatherings, this dip is magical
Nothing I love more than a good hot dip, and this crab rangoon dip is going to hit the spot. Hot crab dip with cream cheese, cheddar cheese, loads of crab meat, and baked to perfection, with a side of wonton chips.
This taco monkey bread takes just three ingredients to make. You will have a savory and delicious appetizer or game-day snack to serve up your family and friends. This taco monkey bread recipe is crazy simple and highly addictive to eat.
Ninja Foodi or Air Fryer Steak Fries are the perfect way to make at home for the perfect steak fries recipe. You have that crispy outside with tender potato center. If you don’t own a Ninja Foodi, you can use your Air Fryer to get that golden crispy outside as well.