Big Game Main Dish Recipes

With winning recipes for chili, meatballs, pulled pork, burgers and dogs, you'll be pulling for overtime. Find your game day main dish recipes here at Allrecipes.

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Touchdown Pizza

Rating: 4.38 stars
My favorite sports pub serves this, and I've come up with a simple and delicious home version. Many local restaurants sell wing sauce, and most grocery stores carry it near the steak and BBQ sauces. It's rich, so serve in squares as an appetizer. Serve ranch dressing, celery, and carrot sticks on the side. Enjoy!

Game Day Bites

Rating: 4.29 stars
These mini hamburgers taste very similar to the popular mini fast food burgers! We make them every year for the Big Game, but they are great any time. They can be made ahead and frozen until needed.

Jan's Pretzel Dogs

Rating: 4.79 stars
Hot dogs wrapped in a pretzel are a perfect snack. Perfect for Super Bowl parties or the weekend tailgate! A little something different using your favorite can of beer instead of water! Delicious!

Instant Pot® Quick and Easy Outlaw Chili Beans

Rating: 4.15 stars
These chili beans are delicious and so easy to make. Dinner is ready in 45 minutes or less! If your chili doesn't have beans it's not outlaw chili. Garnish with lime, cilantro, diced onions, Cheddar cheese, and diced avocado.

Easy White Chili

Rating: 4.62 stars
A very tasty, somewhat spicy, variation of chili that uses chicken. I like to serve it with sweet corn bread.

Instant Pot® Pulled Chicken

Rating: 4.42 stars
Great, easy, and fast BBQ pulled chicken in the Instant Pot®, no grilling needed! The grandchildren really enjoy this and ask for it often.

Veggie Pizza

Rating: 4.69 stars
I never have leftovers when I serve this. You can use low-fat or nonfat sour cream for this recipe if you'd like.

The Best Meatballs

Rating: 4.65 stars
I never knew how to make good meatballs until I found this recipe. I normally make mine with just ground beef and they still taste great. I've used the combination of pork, beef and veal and they are equally good. Definitely use fresh bread crumbs and freshly grate your cheese instead of using the canned really does make a difference.

Laura's Quick Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

Rating: 4.65 stars
This is an easy chili recipe that you can throw in the slow cooker and forget about all day. Great topped with Cheddar cheese, crushed corn chips, and a dollop of sour cream.

Emily's Excellent Taco Casserole

Rating: 4.29 stars
This is a super speedy dinner I like to make when it is getting late and I haven't cooked yet. Chili, corn chips and cheese are topped with lettuce and tomato. Spice it up with your favorite salsa. Vegetarian chili can be found with the regular chili - it is often labeled as 'fat free'. This recipe can easily be doubled, and cooked in a 9x13 inch baking dish.

Pork Carnitas

Rating: 4.85 stars
Many find carnitas a little dry or flavorless. These have a great, distinctive flavor and are requested by friends and family over and over. Serve with warm, fresh tortillas and salsa.

Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

Rating: 4.54 stars
Coconut shrimp come out great in the air fryer, and are served with a simple spicy honey-lime dip.

Inspiration and Ideas

First-String Chili Recipes
These top-rated recipes are all ready to suit up for the big game. They're a great way to feed a crowd.
Tex-Mex Super Bowls Buffet
Set out a generous spread and let your guests storm the field.

Slow Cooker Texas Pulled Pork

Rating: 4.52 stars

Slow cooked, Texas-style pulled pork that is served on a buttered and toasted roll. My family's favorite.