Looking for some Big Game recipes that will score you major points with your squad? We’ve got you covered with our most popular Big Game recipes of all time.
We have recipes for both dairy and meat menus, and of course, plenty of game-day desserts! Even if their favorite team doesn’t win, you know all your guests will leave happy.
So whether you’re a serious sports fan or just want an excuse to party with your friends and family, browse through these touchdown-worthy recipes for the ultimate party spread!
1. Hot Dog Tray Bake by Elisheva Frankel
It’s as simple as chopping up vegetables and throwing them onto a baking sheet. This all-in-one dinner is the perfect go-to for a busy night when you still want to feed your family with the perfect well-rounded meal.
2. Spicy Saucy Wings by Adina Silberman
Classically prepared hot wings, deliciously spicy.
3. Ground Beef Meat Pizza by Shaindel Steinberg
I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t love pizza, and this version will have everyone wowed! Perfect for a delicious dinner or a Shabbos or Yom Tov appetizer or side.
4. Spruced-Up Spider Dogs by Menachem Goodman
A while back I saw spider dogs on a menu at a fast-food restaurant and thought they were so cute. Feel free to spruce these up using whichever spices you love.
5. Deli Egg Rolls by Faigy Murray
As a kid, every time my father bought egg rolls, I’d bite the crispy ends of each egg roll but never touch the middle. Today I leave the starchy ends and love the middle! Another favorite of mine when using leftovers; you can literally sauté and add anything to these!
6. Explosion Loaded Onion Rings by Menachem Goodman
Why should french fries get all the fun?
7. Burger Cups by Chaya Ruchie Schwartz
This adorable twist on the classic burger is a great way to get the little ones to eat. Customize the toppings to suit your family’s taste.
8. BBQ Kielbasa Kebabs by Gitty Friedman
I love serving these at barbecues since they’re such a fun and easy finger food. Save some for your Shabbos meat board too.
9. Korean Corn Dogs in Beer Batter by Menachem Goodman
This isn’t the traditional Korean corn dog batter. I love it because it’s much easier to use and has very similar results. Let’s leave the traditional to the Koreans. The toppings below will take your corn dog to the next level!
10. Pastrami-Wrapped Dogs by Menachem Goodman
I served these for Friday night a few weeks ago, and let me just say, the kids and adults couldn’t get enough. Sometimes it’s the simplest of stuff that’s crazy good.
11. Mini Nacho Cups by Gitty Friedman
This appetizer will start your meal off with a bang! They’re quick to assemble and pack a real flavor punch.
12. Pulled Lamb Crackers by Michal Frischman
I make lamb a lot, especially over a Yom Tov, where the cycle of fish/chicken/beef can begin to feel a bit repetitive. Lamb breast is a small and relatively inexpensive cut that massively delivers on flavor, and my grocery shelves are usually stocked with it, which is an added bonus.
13. Hot Dog Egg Rolls by Adina Silberman
This cute concept takes franks n blanks up a notch! These are a super finger food.
14. Meatball Sliders by Sara and Yossi Goldstein
Classic meatballs simmered in Knorr Shakshuka Sauce. This recipe lends great flavor to dinnertime! You can serve these in buns, as shown, for neat finger food, but these would also be delicious with rice, quinoa, or your favorite grain. Find more quick, easy, and delicious weekday meals here.
15. Beer-Battered Air Fryer Onion Rings by Allison Waggoner
Air frying produces foods that taste deep-fried without all the extra fat. These easy, crispy onion rings will hit the spot as a supper side dish or a Motzaei Shabbat snack.
16. Easy Pulled Brisket by Shena Dominitz
This easy pulled brisket is slow cooked in the oven for eight hours and seasoned with crushed tomatoes, maple syrup, garlic, bay leaves, and cinnamon.
17. Chinese Chicken Poppers with Spicy Aioli by Rorie Weisberg
Watch Rorie make these easy poppers here!
18. The Perfect Skirt Steak Bites by Shortcuts by Family Table
These crispy skirt steak bites with a red cabbage slaw topping are an amazing fresh appetizer!
19. Korean Chicken Wings by Esty Wolbe
Whether you’re preparing for the big game, getting ready for Purim, or just looking for a delicious crowdpleaser, Esty’s Korean Wings are out of these world. Watch how simple it is to create this dish that packs a punch!
20. Salami Nachos by Esty Wolbe
The salami is the chip! Make it your own by dressing it up with whatever toppings you have or like!
21. Honey-Hot Drumettes by Michal Frischman
The biggest problem with wings is how difficult they are to eat (not to mention clean!), and the biggest problem with drumsticks is that they’re too big to be a good party finger food, right? The answer: drumettes. Not only are they adorable, but the perfect size for a party plate. I highly recommend making more than you think you’ll need. They go fast and they’re super easy to make!
22. Chili Pizza by Rivky Kleiman
For all you meat lovers… A fun way to have your pizza and eat meat, too.
23. Orange Barbecue Wings by Michal Frischman
Wings are definitely great fried, but I draw the line at that kind of patchkeh. When cooking for a crowd, I always bake them, and they still get crispy and delicious!
24. Mini Egg Rolls from the Dining In Cookbook
A real winner!
25. Boneless Fried Chicken by Kolev Klein
Boneless fried chicken served with a non-dairy ranch dip and pickled julienned beets.
26. Healthier Franks in Blanks by Rorie Weisberg
Let Rorie show you how to create classic franks in blanks with healthier ingredients using her very own Gluten free and Spelt dough mixes. Watch for Rorie’s advice on working with each dough and how to make beautiful franks in blanks!
27. Firecracker Beef by Susie Fishbein
This one explodes with heat and flavor.
28. Barbecued Meatballs by Rivky Kleiman
For an interesting new twist on finger food, try these tasty BBQ meatballs. They can be dressed up by placing them on a dipping sauce-laden spoon, then staggering them on your buffet. Or you can line them up on a serving platter and pierce with a decorative toothpick in the center. Whatever your choice, I guarantee you a finger-lickin’ treat.
29. Sesame-Soy Chicken Wings by Janet Zimmerman
There’s no denying that frying or roasting chicken wings produces wonderful, crispy skin, but it’s messy and time-consuming. Instead, for velvety meat that practically falls off the bone, try braising your chicken wings in a savory soy-based broth. One taste and you’ll forget all about Buffalo wings!
30. Pastrami Tacos by Michal Frischman
Allowing people to mix and match their own taco toppings is always a great idea for kids! When I served this recipe to friends of ours to test, I put out hard tacos and soft tortillas, so people could choose whichever they liked. One genius put his hard taco in his soft tortilla, to maximize crunch and minimize shattered taco mess. That’s a pro move right there!
31. Garlic Bread Pull-Apart Mushroom Beef Sliders by Sam Adler
These can definitely be made with storebought slider buns, but if you want to go the extra mile and make the buns, they are for sure worth it!
32. Beef and Cabbage Egg Rolls by Draizy Wercberger
Classic savory egg rolls are always a welcome addition to any meal or party spread. This recipe is the real deal: beef and cabbage filling, deep fried… fakeout takeout at its finest.
33. Beef Cheek Monkey Bread by Michal Frischman
This is not an everyday item in my house. I developed the recipe for Purim (kids were jungle animals, and monkey bread was my half-hearted attempt at a theme), and my husband described it as “garlic knots meets pulled beef,” aka: good. I find that beef cheek is the easiest and best cut to use in any pulled beef application. Not in the mood for the extra steps? Sub 6–8 ounces of diced pastrami for the beef cheek. No one will mind!
34. Corn Dogs by Esty Wolbe
The best way to describe corn dogs is hot dogs skewered on sticks, dipped in corn batter, and then fried to a golden brown. These are the ultimate fried food and fantastic for parties and get-togethers.
35. Beef Pizza with Sausages and Tahini Drizzle by Chef Yisrael Doudex
This pizza is inspired by Lahmajun, a Sephardi dish of thin dough topped with ground meat and chopped vegetables. I added the sausages to take it up a notch — and catch your kids’ interest, too.
36. Smoked Short Rib Tacos by Victoria Dwek and Leah Schapira
Hand-shredded prime beef in fried wonton wrappers.
37. Crunchy Chicken Fingers with Sweet ‘N’ Spicy Dipping Sauce by Brynie Greisman
Strips of chicken cutlets are dipped into a combo of bread crumbs and quinoa to make them really crunchy. They are then baked (not fried!) and dipped into a heavenly sauce that mimics the flavors of French dressing with a few twists. Positively delicious!
38. Soy Caramel Chicken Wings by Aviva Friedman
I say soy caramel chicken wings, and you respond “Hmm. Sounds weird, but potentially good.” And then I tell you that this is it. The chicken wing recipe that will change your life.
39. Chicken Taco Bites by Michal Frischman
These are perfect for a crowd and easy to prep ahead. To avoid soggy tortillas, assemble just before serving.
40. Kale Slaw Dog by Chanie Nayman
Delicious and different!
41. Buffalo Wings by Rivky Kleiman
Buffalo wings are a party no-brainer. This is a classic recipe anyone can master.
1. Mexican Street Corn Bowl by Naomi Hazan
Mexican street corn is typically cooked over an outdoor grill and served on the cob. I’m making things super EASY with this Mexican street corn bowl, topped with crumbly feta cheese and a sprinkle of chili! Prepared in under 10 minutes, this baby is spicy, tangy, creamy, and mess-free!
2. Stuffed Italian Bread by Estee Kafra
What a great party concept! An elegant and impressive dish that can be the centerpiece of any table. Looks great, tastes fabulous, and is much easier to make than it appears! You can use your own regular challah dough recipe for this, and even store-bought challah dough can be defrosted and used with great results.
3. Mushroom-Stuffed Mozzarella Sticks by Michal Frischman
These are definitely a little less cheesy but a whole lot more flavorful than standard mozzarella sticks. But then again, the idea of eating a whole deep-fried cheese stick was never my thing. For best results, freeze completely after breading.
4. Blooming Onion by Esty Wolbe
Watch Esty show the simple technique to get these blooming onions perfect, here!
5. Garlic-Cheese Dip by Estee Kafra
We love dipping bread or veggies into this smooth, cheesy fondue. You can also use it over baked potatoes or pasta.
6. Dairy Onion Dip ‘n Nachos by Faigy Grossman
Creamy with a tangy dairy flavor, this dip pairs particularly well with nacho- or taco-flavored tortilla chips.
7. Cheese-Stuffed Bread Loaf by Chef Tom Francz
This is a delicious, classy bread, great for company. You can make it out of almost any bread, store-bought or homemade. Your kids will have a great time helping you stuff it, and taking it apart is as fun as creating it.
8. Caprese Poppers by Chayie Schlisselfeld
For this buffet dish, I decided to combine two of my favorite dairy appetizers: mozzarella sticks and bruschetta. By breading and frying slices fresh mozzarella cheese, I was left with the perfect flat bruschetta surface. The cheese fries best when it’s breaded and frozen in advance. That’s a good thing! Prep a few days ahead and fry it up right before party time.
1. Sea Salt Caramel Pretzel Bark by Chaya Surie Goldberger
When shopping in nonkosher supermarkets, I always look for items to recreate using kosher ingredients. Often it’s a guessing game, but sometimes I get someone to taste both versions to see if it’s like the real thing. This recipe was one of the latter, and I was told that the taste was almost exactly like the original, maybe even a bit richer, and definitely prettier. I tried to cut corners to make it as simple as possible so you can put it together in about 10 minutes from start to finish. The end result is a flavor that you won’t be able to resist!
2. PB and Cran Cookies by Sima Kazarnovsky
An iconic flavor pairing yet entirely underrated. We get so distracted by louder flavors like chocolate, cinnamon swirls, and mocha, that we forget about the simple bliss of a peanut butter cookie or better yet, a peanut butter jelly sandwich on rye. These cookies combine that nostalgia with a soft, crumbly texture.
3. Mini Dessert Pizza by Chaya Surie Goldberger
Pizza and dessert in one…what could be better? In this recipe, I use ready-made ingredients to make it quick and easy. Try all four options, they’re that good!
4. Decadent Dessert Pizza by Estee Kafra
This pizza is so simple to make, and is a really fun party idea.
5. Fried Snickerdoodle Chocolate Sandwich Cookies by Chanie Nayman
Go crazy. Put in whatever add-ins you like and garnish with your favorite sauces. See how it’s done on Shortcuts.
6. Cookie Dough Crispy Treats by Lindsay Landis
Too many adults don’t realize that their five-year-old selves were on to something: crispy treats truly are magical. Adults and kids alike can appreciate this whimsical variation on the classic, with its cookie dough swirls and chocolate chip freckles. It’s a treat no matter what your age.
7. Peanut Butter Brownies Bites by Faigy Grossman
These tempting towers of fudgy chocolate and peanut butter are heaven on a stick! The peanut butter fudge sauce is great as a dip and can also be used as a delicious fudge sauce over ice cream. Add the frosting to the brownies for a truly decadent chocolate experience!
8. White Chocolate Cookie Butter Nutty Buddies by Chaia Frishman
Did you know that another name for muddy buddies is puppy chow? Hmmmm. I would never share my personal version on these with any canine. With white chocolate, cookie butter and a dash of cinnamon, welcome to this game-changer for snack time.
9. Hot Chocolate Chip Pie with Ice Cream and Fudge from the Dining In Cookbook
Looking to spruce up your typical chocolate chip cookies? Try out this Hot Chocolate Chip Pie with Ice Cream and Fudge. The pie is chewy and warm and the drizzle of hot fudge brings an extra chocolatey element, making this dessert out of this world!