Hosting a Super Bowl party doesn’t have to break the bank. These budget-friendly Game Day appetizers will feed a crowd and save you enough to splurge on fancy beer. 😉
From homemade crackers, chicken flautas, and allergy-friendly bagel bites to dips and crock pot appetizers, we’ve got a range of recipes for whatever you’re craving and they’ll fit any budget.
How to Plan for a Game Day Party
When hosting any kind of party, it is important to know about how many people you are expecting. This way, you can plan your food budget to make sure that you don’t spend an arm and a leg feeding everyone.
The trick for calculating appetizers for any party is:
- 1-2 pieces per person per hour bite size snacks
- 1-2 ounces of dip per person
- 1-2 drinks per person per hour (this could be one beer, one glass of wine, one can of soda or one bottle of water)
How to Keep it Budget-Friendly
For parties where you won’t have a sit-down meal, one of the best ideas for keeping food costs low is to make your own veggie and cheese tray.
Whole carrots are incredibly affordable, and even baby carrots are still worth the time it will save you to peel and cut. Choose two to three vegetables and make a dip out of sour cream and ranch seasoning.
To fill out the veggie tray, cube some Colby-Jack cheddar cheese. You will save so much money by cutting up the cheese yourself. Finish it off with some crackers.
If you’re up for putting together a few appetizers or really want to show off, try these Budget-Friendly Game Day Appetizers. Drop me a comment with your favorite.
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Budget-Friendly Game Day Appetizers
Budget-Friendly Game Day Appetizers
Super Bowl or any Sunday Game Day is the best excuse to get together with your friends for good food and a little team rivalry. That doesn't mean that you have a spend an arm and a leg to make all of that yummy food. Turn your event into a potluck and have everyone bring a dish, or try one of these super budget-friendly appetizers that will still impress your guests. No matter who you and your guests are root for, these delicious and budget-friendly game day appetizers will be a hit.
Crockpot Little Smokies
Make a batch of homemade BBQ sauce or use store-bought for an easy 2-ingredient appetizer to feed a crowd. Serve at your Super Bowl party or your next family gathering and it's sure to be a hit.
Simple Charcuterie Board
An easy, budget-friendly guide to making an impressive charcuterie board. This simple meal is perfect for entertaining! And you can customize it with in season fruits and vegetables to make it even more budget friendly!
Mac and Cheese Bites
Mac and cheese is always a hit and these mini macaroni and cheese bites are the perfect finger food for game day.
Ham and Cheese Crescent Ring
This Ham and Cheese Crescent Ring is so easy to put together, it's so easy on the wallet, and it can feed a crowd. Your kiddos will love it, too!
Meatballs with Grape Jelly and Chili Sauce Crockpot Recipe
Of course, no party is complete with the famous crock pot meatballs and these budget-friendly meatballs with grape jelly are a fan favorite.
Homemade Gluten-Free Vegan Copycat Pizza Bagel Bites (Allergy-Free)
An easy appetizer for pizza lovers, these mini bagel bites will be a crowd-pleaser. You can add any toppings you want for the pizza bagels or go simple with just sauce and cheese. These also make great snacks for the kids while the game is on!
Homemade Cheese Caraway Crackers
With just a few ingredients, these crackers make for a great appetizer. The crackers are homemade and affordable to make so you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank.
Baked Chicken Taquitos Recipe
Perfect for children and adults, these creamy chicken taquitos will be a crowd pleaser and because they’re budget friendly, you can make enough for everyone to enjoy all day.
Pull Apart Cheesy Garlic Bread!
If you’re looking to feed a crowd, this pull apart cheesy garlic bread is a great go-to appetizer. The bread is filled with gooey cheese and the dish is topped with a tasty hint of garlic.
Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip with Fresh Spinach
Fresh spinach is used to create this delicious dip that’ll make enough for everyone to enjoy. Serve with your favorite bread, crackers or chips.
Easy Restaurant-Style Fried Pickles
A great budget friendly recipe, this tasty appetizer can be made with a few inexpensive pickles and some panko-style breadcrumbs.
Everything Bagel and Lox Spread
Get the flavor of an "Everything" bagel with Lox and Cream Cheese in a spread. Serve with some bread-sliced bagels or crackers and you've got a great spread to feed your game-day crowd.
Cheese Shell Taco Cups with Jalapeno Cilantro Sauce (Keto-Friendly)
Everyone loves tacos so why not make these delicious taco cups that everyone can enjoy. Tacos can go a long way making it a great budget-friendly option.
Soft Pretzel Sticks
An easy recipe that looks a bit intimidating when you see it, but don’t be frightened! This is a delicious appetizer that’s easy to make and pairs well with game day.
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