20 {Gluten Free} Game Day Recipes

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I’ve never sat down and watched an entire football game in my life. But I’m also not one to turn down the opportunity to party. I have such fond memories of Game Day celebrations growing up. It didn’t really matter whose teams were playing as long as there was plenty of delicious food to go around.

You see, for me, ballgames are all about the food possibilities . . . cheesy dips, savory meatballs and rich morsels of fudge!

So if you’re hosting a Game Day Party this year, or if you’re attending and plan to bring along some nosh, I’ve collected some recipes for your culinary inspiration!

All of these recipes are gluten free or easily adaptable. For more game day recipe ideas, check out my Game Day Recipes page on Pinterest.


20 {Gluten Free} Game Day Recipe Ideas

1. Jalapeño Popper Dip is as easy to make as it is delicious!

Game Day Recipes | Jalapeño Popper Dip

2. Friday Night (or anytime) Chili — what better meal to serve a crowd on game day than a big pot of homemade chili!?

Game Day Chili | Musings of a Housewife

3. Spinach Balls are always a favorite of the kids . . . believe it or not!

4. Savory Blue Cheese Cake is sure to class up your superbowl party!

Game Day Recipes | Savory Blue Cheese Cake via Boulder Locavore

recipe & photo credit: Toni at Boulder Locavore 

5. Buffalo Chicken Dip is always a crowd pleaser.

Game Day Recipes | Buffalo Chicken Dip

6. Make Ahead Mini Meatball Pasta with Red Sauce will definitely warm their tummies.

recipe & photo credit: Jessica at A Parent in America

gluten free note: buy or make gluten free bread crumbs; serve with gluten free pasta

7. Chili Goat Cheese Dip is a tangy alternative to the popular “cowboy dip” that replaces cream cheese with goat cheese.

Game Day Recipes | Chili Goat Cheese Dip

8. Parmesan Baked Potato Halves will make you the most popular girl at the party!

recipe & photo credit: Emily at Favorite Family Recipes

9. Guacamole is always a party favorite, and this recipe will wow even your harshest critic.

Game Day Guacamole

10. Caramelized Onion Spinach Dip is low on guilt but big on taste!

Game Day Recipes | Caramelized Onion Spinach Dip

recipe & photo credit: Cassie at Bake Your Day

11. ‘Nacho’ Avocado Pizza uses a gluten-free pizza crust instead of nachos to make “nachos” without the mess.

Game Day Recipes | Gluten Free Nacho Avocado Pizza

recipe & photo credit: Kelly at The Centsible Life

12. White Pizza Dip is a deliciously cheesy dip with the added taste and texture of freshly roasted tomato and chunks of garlic.

Game Day Recipes | White Pizza Dip

recipe & photo credit: Wendy at La Phemme Phoodie

13. Ultimate Nachos are a fan favorite no matter what team you’re rooting for!

Game Day Recipes | Ultimate Nachos

14. Creamy Chipotle Butternut Dip is both an indulgent party dip and full of whole, healing foods.

recipe & photo credit: Alta at Tasty Eats at Home

15. Salt & Pepper Caramel Popcorn is the perfect mix of sweet and salty.

Game Day Recipes | Salt and Pepper Caramel Corn

recipe & photo credit: Carrie at Fields of Cake

15. Diablo Chicken Wings via Martie Duncan at Martie Does Parties will have your guests begging for the recipe.

And what would Game Day be without dessert!?

16. Chocolate Chip Cookies are sure to disappear before Half Time.

Game Day Recipes | Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

17. Peanut Butter Balls are a family favorite in our house . . . I bet they will be in yours too!

Game Day Treats | Peanut Butter Balls

18. Banana Bread — you’ll never believe it is gluten free.

Gluten Free Banana Bread

19. Dark Chocolate Walnut Fudge is decadent and delicious.

Game Day Recipes | Dark Chocolate Walnut Fudge

recipe & photo credit: Rachel at A Southern Fairytale

20. Peanut Butter Fudge — my grandmother ALWAYS had peanut butter fudge at her game day gatherings. I can’t imagine one without it!

Game Day Recipes | Peanut Butter Fudge

BONUS RECIPE :: Mojitos . . . because nothing says Par-TAY like a mojito!

Just remember, safety first!! Superbowl parties often involve finger foods, people sharing communal dishes, and food being left out for long period of time—all which can be a recipe for disaster. FoodSafety.gov highlights four simple steps to food safety: Clean, Separate, Cook, Chill. These basic actions include cleaning the food well, keeping potential contaminates separated, cooking meats thoroughly and chilling uneaten portions. Cuz no one wants to end up hugging the porcelain throne after a fun party, can I get an amen!?

I hope these recipes have inspired your next game day menu! Do you have a favorite gluten free Game Day recipe?? Please share at the Udi’s Gluten Free Living Community.

© Musings of a Housewife. All images used with permission.

Comments

  1. says

    I LOVE this type of food! Terrific list. We don’t follow sports, therefore won’t be hosting any game day parties, but- we do host many poker nights! All of these dishes are perfect for that as well!

    Thank you for taking the time to compile such a wonderful list of gluten free recipes.

    ~Lora

  2. Jen says

    Thank you for the list! I started searching for a GF spinach dip this morning. I looked at the ingredients of your caramelized onion spinach dip and just wanted to comment quickly. The Knorr soup mix is not gluten free. My husband has celiacs and if he were to eat that, he would be sick and out of work for a week. If you do some searching, you can find some spices to substitute for the Knorr. All of the other ingredients in it are fine :) Again, thank you for the list!

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