Ready for the big game day tomorrow? Well, having been married to a football fanatic I am as ready as I can be. I don’t know about your significant other, but for mine, Super Bowl is a big deal. So I plan on making it fun with lots of good food and cold beer. Here are some of my go-to “Healthyish” Savory Recipes For The Game Day:
Vegan Greek Nachos with Herbed Tahini Dressing
Whether you are a vegan or not, these Vegan Greek Nachos are the bomb. Drizzled with homemade herbed tahini dressing, the make the best cheese-less nachos. It comes together in less than 20 minutes and is a healthier alternative to the “real” thing.
Chicken Quesadilla Cake
Love Mexican food? Good, because you are in for a treat. This Chicken Quesadilla Cake is made by layering tortillas with refried beans, corn, jalapeños, chicken, tomatoes, and sweet peppers.The best part is that the possibilities are endless. Don’t have chicken? Swap it with beef or shrimp. Are you vegetarian? Swap chicken with mushrooms or even tofu.
Sheet Pan Chicken Nachos
I am making this Sheet-Pan Chicken Nachos for our party. A whoop-ping 5 of them. I plan on making the chicken to save on time. Because once I have the chicken roasted, making this dish will be a breeze.
Southwestern Chicken Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing
If you are entertaining a crowd, you have to have salad. My go-to game day salad is this Southwestern Chicken Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing.
Pro-tip: Be sure to make extra dressing, because I promise you, your guests will be asking for more. 😉
Five Bean Salad
This Five Bean Salad is yet another crowd pleaser. With the exception of green beans, I used canned beans to save on time. I doubt that you will have left-overs, but if you do, this salad is awesome for lunch the next day.
Oven-Baked Chicken Wings with Hot Wing Sauce
I was going to share another chicken wings recipe this year, but none of the recipes I tried were as good as these Oven-Baked Chicken Wings with Hot Wing Sauce. Who needs another recipe when you already have one that works perfectly?
These wings are surprisingly crispy on the outside and soft and moist in the inside thanks to a tactic and a “secret” ingredient I learned from America’s Test Kitchen.
Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken Wings
If you are entertaining a large crowd, then try this Slow-Cooker Sticky Chicken Wings. This is my other go-to recipe, especially if I have company who loves Asian flavors. Most of the recipe is made in a slow cooker and the continues with a quick broil in the oven.
Heartwarming Turkey and Bean Chili
We don’t make chili for the game day, but I know a lot of people do so I thought I include my favorite chili recipe as well. This Heartwarming Turkey and Bean chili is a staple in our house during the cold winter nights of Vermont. As you will read in the blog post, I make variations of it in a big pot and freeze some for later.
Cornbread Muffins with Cheddar and Scallions
You can’t have chili without cornbread so I am also including my go-to savory Cornbread Muffins recipe flavored with cheddar and scallions. I usually prep the batter at night and bake it right before I am ready to serve. People go nuts for right-out-the-oven cheesy cornbread muffins.