Fall sports are back, and that means it’s time to get your head into the game day food game.
But don’t worry. You’ve got the snack-making talent. Sometimes the best game day food ideas are the simplest ones, like crispy chips and some great dips. Open a bag of your favorite dippables, and put out a lineup that includes the Tatemada salsa our specialists are swooning over, along with Our Own Queso and Our Own Guacamole—the classics with our special spin that taste like you made them fresh yourself. Maybe add Our Own Smoked Salmon Spread. And if you have vegans and gluten-free friends in your squad, pick up some Bitchin’ Dips, and new Tattooed chef grain-free tortilla chips, and you’ve got their backs.
If you’re ready to show a little more snack-making fire power, get some of Our Own Sausages or Brats cooking. Pop them into Pretzilla Buns and serve them with some of the gut-friendly next-generation krauts from Firefly Kitchen, like their Yin Yang Carrots, or their tangy, pickle-forward Emerald City Kraut.
Need more game day recipe ideas? Here’s our gameplan:
Feel like cooking up some creative new takes on classic game day favorites? Try some of our fan favorite spectator snacks, like these buttery, smoky-sweet Candied Bacon Wrapped Tots. Corned Pork Reuben Sliders are always a crowd pleaser. And for a lighter take, try these fun little Mini Cheeseburger Skewers. Or a vegetarian-friendly alternative to wings, like our Fried Cauliflower Bites. They’d be great with the new Lillie’s Q Wing Sauce. For a different way to do fries, try this Japanese-inspired take with our Teriyaki Furikake Fries. And if the weather turns chilly, our chili makes the perfect game day comfort food.
Oktoberfest Beers, anyone?
Even though its name contains the word Oktober, September is the month for the great festival of brewskis. So come look at all the local craft beers and intriguing imports our beverage specialists have curated for the festivities. You’ll be tempted to try some, and if you need help selecting brews that match your personal taste, just ask us. We love that sort of conversation, and we’re always happy to take a break from restocking the beer displays.
Cheese from the farm team
Our cheese of the month makes a perfect centerpiece for your game day cheeseboard. Made on small Amish and Mennonite farms in Iowa, Milton Creamery Prairie Breeze is a multi-award-winning white cheddar. Aged for a minimum of nine months, this bestseller is made with vegetarian rennet and no added color. It’s sweeter than your typical cheddar, full of intriguing flavors, crumbly yet creamy, with a loooong finish that keeps the crowd coming back for more.
Whether you prepare for your game day crowd in your own kitchen, or you pick up your spread to go, remember that it’s all about having fun. There are no rules when it comes to great game day snacks, so just play—and if you need backup, we’re here to cheer you on.