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Score Big with These 4 Winning Snacks for Sports Night

Score Big with These 4 Winning Snacks for Sports Night

Nothing screams “game day” quite like a truckload of food and all of your friends and family over for a night of fun. But what are we serving for a party of hungry guests? Why, there’s plenty available to keep the heat going while you watch your favorite teams play – even if you’re catering to the food superstitions that some people hold! It’s truly the best feeling in the world, being surrounded by the people you love and enjoying some tasty food at home — it’s one of America’s greatest pastimes and we just can’t get enough. It doesn’t matter if you’re the sports fanatic obsessed with who’s scoring each homerun, or if you’re just there for the vibes — food brings everybody together, and it’s the taking part that counts.

Armed with the snacks for those hungry guests who can never wait, we’ve rounded up some treats that you can serve to keep them happy. Here are our tried and tested foodie ideas that are sure to turn even a losing fanbase into a happy, full bunch of people.

1. Buffalo Chicken Wings

It’s not game day unless you have a couple of kilos of wings prepping in the fridge the night before the big game. They are the ultimate staple for everyone and feed almost every dietary requirement (besides vegetarian/vegan, of course). They’re gluten-free, dairy-free, and often a hit even with the fussy eater. They’re super easy to make and are the ultimate staple in feeding a big crowd.

First born in Buffalo, New York, these styles of wings are deep fried till they are golden brown — and then finished off with lashings of delicious hot sauce. Mixed with butter, this hot sauce created a secret potion that is undeniably delicious and mouth-wateringly moreish. Serve with a side salad, celery stick, and a few ranch dressings for the perfect hot and cold combo. The best part about this dish is that whilst you’re prepping in the kitchen listening to everything you need to know about American football, you can get on making a whole lot more — it takes just 10 minutes to season, plus the cooking time. What could be better?


2. Loaded Nachos

Another crowd-pleaser sure to make every frown turn upside down? Loaded nachos! The perfect “waiting” snack, this meal/snack combo pleases everyone. Are your guests bored during the halftime break, or just feeling hungry with all the waiting? Then whip up some delicious loaded nachos! The best bit about this dish is that they are fully customizable to you and your family’s preferences, while also being the ultimate sharing dish for leaving on the table. It’s a Mexican sensation, which is America’s favorite cuisine, so we can guarantee there will be no worries with this.

Choose between chicken, beef, jalapenos, tomatoes, or onions, and layer to your heart’s content. When they’re piping hot out of the oven, add in the guacamole, salsa, and sour cream to make sure they’re the taste sensation that everybody knows them for.

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3. Crudites and Hummus

Also known as “veggie sticks,” this platter of snacks is the main event for many vegetarians at a party — so you must go all out! It looks lovely on the table as a display, while doubling up as a tasty, yet healthy snack. The sticks are served with hummus and dip selections, giving you a savory platter fit for the Ritz. Either make your own hummus with chickpeas, tahini, and olive oil (bar the spices) or opt for a store-bought one. Nobody will ever know: all you need to do is spoon it into your Tupperware, and you’re ready for some tasty goodness. It’s a satisfying bite that keeps your guests pleasantly surprised, and the best part? It takes only 10 minutes to prepare. Perfect!

Ingredients you can pick from: 

  • Hummus — homemade or shop-bought
  • Olives
  • Carrots
  • Peppers
  • Red Onions
  • Celery
  • Cucumber
  • Any other veggies – the list is endless!

4. Potato Skins

Another dish that can be truly customized depending on preferences is potato skins. They’re usually stuffed with cheese, bacon, or anything in your kitchen — and we can assure you, your sports-loving fans will love them.

First created in the 1970s diners, stuffed potato skins involve scooping out the fluffy potato and mixing it with delicious ingredients. Choose between filling them with cheese, bacon, and sometimes sour cream and green onions — then dollop them back into their golden, crispy skin. Serve them to guests, whether standing or sitting, as they’re an easy snack to devour no matter what you’re up to.

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