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.

Staff Picks

Touchdown Pizza

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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

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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: Unrated
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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: Unrated
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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.

Slow Cooker Texas Pulled Pork

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

Easy Homemade Chili

Rating: Unrated
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Easy homemade chili. Goes great with cornbread or over corn chips for a chili pie! I like to use spicy pinto beans.

The Best Meatballs

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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 variety...it really does make a difference.

Boilermaker Tailgate Chili

Rating: Unrated
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This is the chili recipe the gang eats at Purdue Boilermaker football games. I always prep and cook the chili the night before and then reheat the next day. This is a combination of many different tomato-based chili recipes. Good luck and enjoy.
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Simple Turkey Chili

Rating: Unrated
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This is a very simple and hearty chili with plenty of flavor. It's even better the second day! I serve this with lowfat Cheddar cheese and lowfat sour cream. It's also delicious with crackers.

Slow Cooker Chili II

Rating: Unrated
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The slow cooker is a great way to make chili. This beefy chili is packed with beans, veggies, and spice.

Chicken Quesadillas

Rating: Unrated
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This is a great recipe for parties. I freeze the leftovers; they reheat quite well. The zesty chicken and cooked peppers are a succulent delight when mixed with the melted cheeses. Cut the quesadillas into wedges and serve with sour cream and salsa.
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Laura's Quick Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

Rating: Unrated
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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.
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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 Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

Rating: Unrated
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This is a spicy, hearty sandwich that will please those who love buffalo chicken wings. This recipe is perfect for those days spent watching football. I like to top these with blue cheese or ranch dressing.