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Over 20 of the best single serving and small batch Game Day Recipes that are perfect to enjoy on any game day! From wings to dips to desserts, you’ll find everything you need to enjoy watching the big game.

Flavorful game day recipes are just what you need when you find yourself watching your favorite football, baseball, or another sporting event on TV. Great snacks have to be front and center of it all.

There’s something to be said for not having to leave the comfort of your own home to watch the game. For some, watching uninterrupted sports on TV is the best thing ever!

So to go along with any game, we’ve gathered up a fantastic collection of easy-to-make, game-day recipes that are perfect for watching the big game.

Why These Recipes Work

  • Each of these small batch game day recipes are perfect for serving one or two people. They can be doubled easily if you’d like to make more.
  • No fancy ingredients are needed.
  • Each of these recipes are easy to make.

Each of the easy game day recipes are accessible by clicking the link for each recipe and then going to the bottom of the specific recipe’s page.

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Game Day Recipes

brown bowl with white cheese dip and tortillas on the side.

Small Batch White Queso

5 from 16 votes
This white queso recipe is our favorite! It's creamy, easy to make, and you only need 3 ingredients. Made without Velveeta, this queso dip is one you'll want to make over and over again. Break out the chips, this queso blanco is sure to become your favorite too!
White Queso Recipe
a bowl of guacamole next to a plate of chips.

Guacamole For One

4.80 from 10 votes
This is truly the best Guacamole recipe! Learn How to Make Guacamole with One Avocado with a touch of lime juice, chopped red onions, garlic, a pinch of salt, and as much or as little chopped jalapenos as you like. This small batch of guacamole is filled with flavor and ready in minutes!
Guacamole For One Recipe
a muffuletta on a white plate next to a purple green and gold mardi gras mask and a bowl of green olives

Mini Muffuletta

5 from 3 votes
Classic New Orleans muffuletta recipe scaled down to serve one person. Layers of meats, melted cheese, and olive salad piled high onto sturdy Italian bread.
Mini Muffuletta Recipe
two steak fajitas filled with beef and yellow peppers in a black cast iron plate

Steak Fajitas For One

4.67 from 3 votes
Classic Tex Mex steak fajitas are an easy and adaptable dish to make. Consider topping yours with shredded cheese, chopped cilantro, and a dollop of sour cream. For a low-carb option, enjoy the cooked steak and vegetables over a plate of chopped salad greens: truly spectacular!
Steak Fajitas Recipe
a slice of pepperoni pizza on a white plate next to a block of mozzarella cheese and a red napkin

Personal Pepperoni Pizza

5 from 1 vote
A mini pepperoni pizza made with a homemade crust, rich and flavorful pizza sauce, and plenty of cheese and pepperoni. Perfect for one or two people to enjoy!
Personal Pepperoni Pizza Recipe
six baked Chicken Wings on a white plate.

Small Batch Baked Chicken Wings

4.88 from 8 votes
Tender, juicy baked chicken wings coated in a fantastic sweet and spicy sauce that will catch your taste buds by surprise! Full of flavor and easy to make, this chicken wings recipe will give you a small batch of chicken wings, the perfect amount if you're cooking for yourself.
Baked Chicken Wings Recipe
a plate of beef nachos with slices of lime on the edge of the plate

Nachos For One

5 from 4 votes
These classic nachos are a great snack, perfect for game-day, or even a casual dinner. They're loaded with sautéed onions, garlic, ground beef, and cheese. Easy to customize and ready in minutes!
Nachos For One Recipe
a white rectangular dish holding homemade tortilla chips next to a blue bowl filled with green salsa on a silver tray.

Small Batch Baked Tortilla Chips

5 from 6 votes
Discover how to make flour tortilla chips using just three simple ingredients. These homemade chips are quick to make, wonderfully crispy, and golden brown, making them an ideal snack for any occasion.
Baked Tortilla Chips Recipe
Detroit style pizza in baking dish.

Detroit Style Pizza For One

5 from 13 votes
Any night can be pizza night with this easy Detroit Style Pizza recipe. This single serving pizza has a thick deep dish crust and is topped with plenty of cheese, pepperoni and sauce. It's easy to make and bakes in just 15 minutes!
Detroit Style Pizza Recipe

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a sloppy joe on a blue and white plate.

Healthy Sloppy Joe For One

4.93 from 13 votes
A healthy Sloppy Joe made with lean ground turkey, chopped red bell peppers and sweetened with molasses. Lower in fat and calories than a traditional Sloppy Joe sandwich and even more delicious!
Sloppy Joe For One Recipe
a piece of tomato and basil bruschetta on a white plate next to a bowl of chopped tomatoes

Bruschetta For One

5 from 1 vote
Make a delightful single serving Bruschetta in minutes with this easy recipe. Fresh, flavorful, and perfect for a light meal or appetizer!
Bruschetta For One Recipe
Small Batch Black Bean Hummus in a cup.

Small Batch Black Bean Hummus

5 from 11 votes
Whip up a quick, healthy snack with our small batch Black Bean Hummus without tahini, ready in 10 minutes! Simple and packed with rich flavors, it's perfect for solo snacks or small gatherings. Enjoy this creamy, flavorful spread for dipping or alongside your favorite dishes.
Black Bean Hummus Recipe
a small crustless pizza bowl topped with fresh basil next to a bowl of green bell peppers and a red napkin

Crustless Pizza Bowl For One

5 from 6 votes
Whip up this single serving crustless Pizza Bowl for a low-carb, gluten-free twist on your favorite dish. Filled with classic supreme pizza toppings.
Pizza Bowl Recipe
french fries cover with spices wrapped in white paper cone and in a stand.

Small Batch Baked French Fries

4.80 from 10 votes
Crispy oven baked french fries from one potato. Crunchy crust on the outside, creamy on the inside. Easily make homemade fries with this small batch recipe.
Baked French Fries Recipe
two chicken parmesan tenders on a silver tray next to a bowl of tomato sauce

Baked Parmesan Chicken Tenders For One

5 from 6 votes
Perfectly seasoned Chicken Parmesan Tenders baked to crispy perfection, topped with melted mozzarella cheese, and served with a marinara dipping sauce. A quick, easy, and absolutely delicious meal!
Chicken Parmesan Tenders Recipe
a plate filled with crawfish beignets next to a bottle of hot sauce

Small Batch Crawfish Beignets

5 from 6 votes
Crispy Crawfish Beignets Recipe with spicy Remoulade Sauce – this New Orleans inspired small batch recipe yields 5-6 savory, fried crawfish-filled beignets and a side of easy to make Remoulade sauce. A Louisiana tradition, ready in minutes!
Crawfish Beignets Recipe

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Parmesan Cheese Crisps stacked on a plate.

Parmesan Crisps

5 from 6 votes
Parmesan Cheese Crisps recipe – easy to make and a wonderful one ingredient snack. Also called Parmesan Fricos, they're great to eat by themselves or use as a low-carb "cracker".
Parmesan Cheese Crisps Recipe
Margarita drink in a clear glass with green stem with crushed ice floating in the drink

Margarita For One

4.88 from 8 votes
Make a delicious and refreshing skinny margarita in minutes! This single serving recipe is lower in carbs, calories, and sugar than regular margaritas, making it a great option for those looking for a healthier cocktail.
Margarita For One Recipe
garlic and olives in a small dish sitting on a brown cutting board.

Roasted Garlic With Olives And Feta

5 from 2 votes
This easy mini appetizer features sweet roasted garlic, salty olives and creamy feta baked in the oven until warm and served with pieces of crusty bread.
Roasted Garlic and Feta Recipe
three baked chicken strips on a plate next to fresh basil.

Baked Chicken Tenders For One

4.93 from 27 votes
Quick & easy 20-minute small batch baked chicken tenders! Perfectly crispy, juicy, and ready in no time. Satisfy your craving with this single serving gem!
Baked Chicken Tenders Recipe
a white bowl filled with chicken chili on a green plate next to an orange napkin.

Chicken Chili For One

4.91 from 10 votes
Enjoy a hearty bowl of Single Serve Chicken Chili, tailored for one. This dish combines chicken, tomatoes, onions, and bell pepper for a deliciously comforting meal.
Chicken Chili Recipe
a baked potato stuffed with beans and cheese and chili on a white plate

Chili Baked Potato For One

5 from 8 votes
Chili Cheese Baked Potato loaded with sautéed onions and garlic, red beans, tomatoes and spices then topped with shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream.
Chili Baked Potato Recipe

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a bowl filled with roasted eggplant baba ganoush with pita chips on the side.

Small Batch Baba Ganoush

5 from 1 vote
This Baba Ganoush recipe is made with eggplant and a perfect blend of lemon juice, tahini, olive oil, garlic, and spices. Similar to hummus, this small batch roasted eggplant dip is easy to make and incredibly delicious.
Baba Ganoush Recipe
juicy lucy with melting cheese on a white plate.

Juicy Lucy For One

4.88 from 8 votes
This is the best Juicy Lucy Burger recipe! A burger stuffed with cheese and "baked" in the oven. While the burger bakes, the cheese melts making the patty very juicy. This easy to make recipe is inspired by the famous Juicy Lucy burger, originating in Minneapolis.
Juicy Lucy Recipe
two baked chicken legs with roasted vegetables on a plate.

Roasted Chicken Legs For One

5 from 19 votes
Indulge in a hassle-free one-pan meal with Baked Chicken Legs, perfectly roasted over seasoned carrots, onions, and garlic. An easy, flavorful dinner ideal for those cooking for one.
Roasted Chicken Legs Recipes
a white plate filled with meatballs over fresh spinach and cherry tomatoes

Small Batch Turkey Meatballs

5 from 14 votes
Tender, oven-baked Turkey Meatballs For One, wonderful with tomato sauce or on their own. Makes 5 to 6 large meatballs.
Turkey Meatballs Recipe
a pita pizza topped with avocado slices on a white plate.

Pita Pizza For One

5 from 3 votes
A Beef and Cheese Pita Pizza that is perfect for one person. Whole wheat pita bread topped with smoked gouda and flavorful ground beef, chopped bell peppers, onions and garlic.
Beef & Cheese Pita Pizza Recipe
a small yellow bowl filled with macaroni and cheese next to a pink napkin.

Easy Mac and Cheese For One

4.93 from 69 votes
Indulge in a bowl of creamy, cheesy bliss with our Easy Mac and Cheese For One. Quick, adaptable, and irresistibly delicious. Made on the stovetop, this recipe can be ready in minutes.
Mac and Cheese Recipe
a bowl of pico de gallo with chopped avocados on top surrounded by a red and yellow tablecloth.

Pico de Gallo For One

5 from 2 votes
Fresh and flavorful pico de gallo made with just a few ingredients! Ready in minutes, this salsa fresca is perfect with tortilla chips or spooned over chicken or fish.
Pico de Gallo Recipe
hummus in a bowl on a tray.

Small Batch Hummus

4.75 from 4 votes
Smooth and creamy hummus made with a few simple ingredients including 1 can of chickpeas. Easy and delicious small batch recipe only takes 10 minute to make!
Small Batch Hummus Recipe
three chicken fajitas in a blue bowl.

Chicken Fajitas For One

5 from 8 votes
Chicken Fajitas in less than 20 minutes! One chicken breast cooked in a skillet, sliced and served with sweet onions, crisp peppers, cheese & tortillas. So easy and so delicious!
Chicken Fajitas Recipe

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Game Day Desserts

Because a party isn’t all about the wings and the dips, here are a few small batch dessert ideas that will surely satisfy a sweet tooth.

one chocolate chip cookie on a silver tray next to a plate of four chocolate chip cookies

Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 from 14 votes
Satisfy your cravings with small batch chocolate chip cookies – bake 6 perfect cookies in only 20 minutes! Ideal for homemade chocolate chip cookie fans.
Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
one vanilla cupcake topped with buttercream frosting and sprinkles on a green plate.

Small Batch Vanilla Cupcakes

4.86 from 27 votes
Enjoy two homemade vanilla cupcakes with this easy small batch vanilla cupcake recipe. Delightful, melt-in-your-mouth texture with rich buttercream frosting.
2 Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe
a brownie in a white round dish with ice cream on top

Single Serve Brownie

5 from 10 votes
Indulge in a rich single serve brownie without the hassle. Quick and easy, this ramekin brownie is perfect for satisfying your sweet cravings.
Single Serve Brownie Recipe
a spoon on the side of a deep dish chocolate chip cookie
4.90 from 116 votes
Skip sharing! Warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie for ONE. Easy recipe that bakes in a ramekin with crispy edges & melty center. Comes together in minutes!
Single Serve Chocolate Chip Cookie
a white square dish holding a single rice krispie treat topped with crushed chocolate candies.

Rice Krispie Treat For One

4.93 from 14 votes
Quick single serving Rice Krispie Treat made in the microwave! Only three ingredients, this classic snack is ready in 10 minutes.
Small Rice Krispie Treats Recipe
a slice of an oatmeal chocolate chip skillet cookie on a plate topped with whipped cream next to a red napkin
5 from 5 votes
Soft and chewy mini oatmeal chocolate chip skillet cookie baked in a small cast iron skillet. It's the perfect size for one or two people to enjoy!
Mini Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie
toasted marshmallows on top of melted chocolate next to a yellow bowl of graham crackers

Easy S’mores Dip For One

4.73 from 11 votes
This mini s'mores dip is an easy dessert recipe made with chocolate chips and toasted marshmallows. Use graham crackers or fresh fruit for delicious dipping. It's the perfect amount for anyone cooking for one.
S’mores Dip For One

Whether you’re watching the Super Bowl, March Madness, the Final Four, the Stanley Cup, the NBA Playoffs, or even the World Series, you need good food on your menu. We hope you find several game day recipe ideas from our list!

Expert Tips

  • I use extra virgin olive oil in many of these recipes. Extra virgin olive oil is the least processed form of olive oil. It is an unrefined oil and the highest-quality olive oil you can buy. Because of the way extra virgin olive oil is made, it retains more true olive taste. It also contains more of the vitamins and minerals found in olives. It’s my favorite type of olive oil to use but you may use a lighter olive oil instead.
  • If you’d like to make two servings of any of these recipes, double the ingredients.

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