20 essential snacks for the big game

Besides the commercials, the best thing about the Big Game is, arguably, the snacks. Not sure what to make for this year’s game-day party? Use our list of 20 essential snacks as a guide. With recipes ranging from dips and dogs to cheese footballs and casseroles, there’s guaranteed to be something to please every fan. 

New England Lobster Roll Nachostest

You can root for New England by simply microwaving together lobster meat, sliced celery, and two tablespoons of Parkay® Original Spread; spread on bagel chips and cover with melted Swiss cheese, sliced green onion and — for a spicy kick — RO*TEL® original diced tomatoes with green chilies.

Seattle Smoked Salmon Nachostest

Seattle is ready to defend its title. Trust us, you don’t want to miss this game or these nachos served with tortilla chips, shredded smoked salmon and melted cream cheese. But these Smoked Salmon Nachos aren’t complete without RO*TEL’s Rockin' Guacamole.

Chorizo Nachos

Give a nod to the big game’s host city by making these Arizona inspired Chorizo Nachos. To make this zesty dish: just grab a bowl of tortilla chips, layer it with Rosarita® black beans, pour over this delicious Chorizo Queso Dip with RO*TEL®, dice an avocado and top with a little sour cream. 

New England Inspired Frankstest

Show your loyalty to the red, white and blue with a New England inspired Hebrew National Beef Frank® served on a potato roll and topped with mustard and relish. 

Seattle Inspired Franks test

Rooting for Seattle to bring home a second ring? Wear your pride on your plate with a Seattle inspired beef frank. To make, split a Hebrew National Beef Frank and fill your dog with cream cheese and red onion. Don’t forget to top with mustard!  

Franks with Peppers and Onions

Cooked using a broiler, these Franks with Peppers and Onions are easy to make for those of us who aren’t basking in the warmth of the big game’s host city. 

Sriracha Sour Cream Dipping Sauce
You can never have enough dip at a game day party! Sriracha, lemon juice, reduced fat sour cream and light mayonnaise mix together to create this delightfully spicy dip.

Cheesy Taco Potato Puff Casserole
This hearty casserole only takes 5 minutes to prepare and is guaranteed to fill up everyone at your party, regardless of which team they’re rooting for. 

Zesty Cheese Football

Nothing says super fan like this Zesty Cheese Football. Made using cream cheese, zesty tomatoes and Cheddar cheese, this cheese ball is shaped into a football and topped with bacon bits and sunflower kernels.

Glazed Cocktail Links 

Keep these Glazed Cocktail Links warm throughout the big game by serving them in a slow cooker.

Easy Chicken Fajitas

The big game is over three hours long. Why not feed your hungry guests with these simple fajitas? Made with tender chicken, colorful peppers, onion, spices and zesty RO*TEL tomatoes, make them the perfect addition to your game day party.

Moroccan Herb Dip

It’s a good thing that sweet potato fries and Moroccan Herb Dip aren’t on rival teams! Made with garbanzo beans, tahini, cilantro and spices, this quick and easy dip will be well-received by any fan.

Chili Taco Pizza

Top 2 prebaked pizza crusts with a quick pizza sauce made using chili and tomato sauce. Layer each crust with cheddar cheese, black beans, tomatoes and lettuce for a game day pizza with a taco twist.

Chili Cheese Diptest

Chili dip is a game day essential. This year, kick your chili dip up a notch by adding tomatoes and cilantro to layers of cream cheese, shredded cheese and Wolf Chili®.

RO*TEL Sweet and Spicy Hot Wings
This 30-minute, Sweet & Spicy Hot Wings recipe brings the heat by using honey and a can of RO*TEL Original Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies. 

Caramelized Onion and Roasted Red Pepper Dip
Made using ranch dressing, this Caramelized Onion and Roasted Red Pepper Dip is sure to score a touchdown at your party.

Buffalo Grilled Franks

Buffalo-flavored mayonnaise and fresh celery make these grilled franks the perfect addition to anyone’s party.

Maple Yogurt Diptest

Potato puffs pair perfectly with this easy maple flavored dip that uses low-fat yogurt, maple flavor/extract and honey or maple syrup.

Buffalo Chicken Bites

Buffalo chicken dip is baked in mini fillo shells to make this fan favorite.

Zesty Franks Oletest

Ditch the hot dog bun for a handful of tortilla chips and enjoy this spicy Zesty Franks Ole dip that's sure to be a hit.