Whether your game night involves watching sports on the telly with friends or having a board game laid out to play, no game is complete without yummy goodies to munch on.
There are many choices for game night snacks and appetizers – from bowls of salty, crunchy goodies and sweets to heartier servings like chicken wings, meatballs and loaded potato skins. Some snacks are sweet, some are salty; some are raw, others are cooked. If you’re having a game night, here are some fun ideas that will appeal to snack lovers of all ages.
Chicken wings are almost synonymous with game nosh worldwide and will always be a winner. You can experiment with different flavours of wings, an array of dipping sauces and lots of crunchy veggies on the side. To begin, click here to try this homemade Tex Mex Buffalo chicken wings recipe!
Set out a big tray of freshly cooked chips (fries) and raw vegetable sticks (celery, carrot and cucumber work well) and pair them with several bowls of tempting dips. Serve with water biscuits to make the deal complete. Click here for 8 superb and delicious quick dips.
Loaded potato skins
Grab a bag of mid-sized potatoes and bake them up to create your own loaded potato skin spread for a buffet treat. Cut the potatoes in half while still hot, scoop them out and serve with lots of toppings like bacon bits, sour cream, ranch dressing, chopped chives, green onions, broccoli florets and, of course, lots of different shredded cheeses! If you need a little inspiration to get started, click here for a cheddar broccoli twice-baked potato recipe.
Burgers are always a favourite, but who ever said that burgers must only be made from beef? You can offer an array of homemade burgers made from beef, pork, lamb, chicken and even chickpeas and beans; click here for a delicious variety of burger recipes. Serve with bread or ready-to-eat wrapped in lettuce leaves.
Meatballs are the ultimate party food and now you can make easy recipes using ready made frozen meatballs so get the joy without the hassle. Try any of these recipes that might suit your fancy: Meatball recipes
Everyone loves sandwiches, so why not surprise your guests with a sub station? For this idea, set out a basket of fresh sub rolls, include a variety of dips and sauces (for example marinara, barbecue and teriyaki), offer some cheeses such as mozzarella, provolone slices and ricotta cheese, some fresh chopped tomatoes and grilled vegetables such as onions, peppers, mushrooms and eggplant slices, together with your burgers and meatballs. Round it off with crushed red pepper flakes and sliced jalapenos and let your guests do the rest!
With these delightful snacks, everyone will leave happy no matter the score!
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