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Game Day Recipes – Over 20 of the best single serving and small batch 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.

guacamole, chips, salsa, and a football on a wooden table

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

Small Batch White Queso Recipe | One Dish Kitchen | Game Day Recipes

Small Batch White Queso

5 from 13 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!
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Guacamole For One | One Dish Kitchen | Game Day Recipes

Guacamole For One

4.75 from 8 votes
This is truly the best Guacamole recipe! Made with one avocado combined 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!
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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.
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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!
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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!
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Baked Chicken Wings | One Dish Kitchen | Game Day Recipes

Small Batch Baked Chicken Wings

4.86 from 7 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.
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a plate of beef nachos with slices of lime on the edge of the plate

Nachos For One

5 from 3 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!
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a white rectangular dish holding homemade tortilla chips next to a blue bowl filled with green salsa on a silver tray

Baked Tortilla Chips | Small Batch

5 from 3 votes
You just need 3 ingredients to make these homemade baked tortilla chips! They're crisp and delicious and can be ready in minutes. Perfect to enjoy with a dip, with cheese, or alone as a crunchy snack. You'll never go back to store brands when you can make tortilla chips this easily at home.
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detroit style pizza in a blue baking dish on a brown counter.

Detroit Style Pizza For One

5 from 12 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!
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a sloppy joe on a blue and white plate

Sloppy Joe

4.92 from 12 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!
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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
A small batch of bruschetta with tomatoes and basil! Chopped fresh tomatoes with garlic, basil, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar served on top of toasted slices of bread.
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Small Batch Black Bean Hummus in a cup

Small Batch Black Bean Hummus

5 from 11 votes
Quick and easy homemade Black Bean Hummus made with canned, rinsed and drained black beans. This small batch hummus recipe is made with just a few ingredients and is a delicious alternative to traditional chickpea hummus. Enjoy with raw vegetables, crackers or tortilla chips or spread on sandwiches. No tahini needed!
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a small crustless pizza bowl topped with fresh basil next to a bowl of green bell peppers and a red napkin

Pizza Bowl For One

5 from 5 votes
Single serving low carb crustless pizza bowl filled with classic supreme pizza toppings. Gluten free and ready in minutes!
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Homemade Baked French Fries Recipe | One Dish Kitchen | Game Day Recipes

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. Easy small batch oven french fries recipe.
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two chicken parmesan tenders on a silver tray next to a bowl of tomato sauce

Chicken Parmesan 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!
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a plate filled with crawfish beignets next to a bottle of hot sauce

Small Batch Crawfish Beignets

5 from 5 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!
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Parmesan Cheese Crisps | One Dish Kitchen | Game Day Recipes

Parmesan Cheese Crisps (Fricos)

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".
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Margarita For One | One Dish Kitchen | Game Day Recipes

Single Serving Margarita

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.
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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.
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three baked chicken strips on a plate next to fresh basil and a salad

Baked Chicken Tenders For One

4.92 from 25 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!
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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
Chicken Chili Recipe For One – This chicken chili makes a wonderful single serving meal. Made with 1 cooked chicken breast (or 1-2 thighs), diced tomatoes, onions and red pepper combined with flavorful, aromatic spices. Cooks quickly & is the perfect amount for anyone cooking for one.
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a baked potato stuffed with beans and cheese and chili on a white plate

Chili Baked Potato

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.
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Baba Ganoush | Small Batch

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.
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juicy lucy with melting cheese

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.
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Two bbq chicken drumsticks on a plate next to roasted carrots and garlic

Roasted BBQ Chicken Drumsticks For One

5 from 19 votes
Easy to make BBQ chicken drumsticks baked on a bed of perfectly seasoned roasted carrots, onions and garlic. A one-pan meal perfect for those cooking for one.
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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.
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a pita pizza topped with avocado slices on a white plate

Beef and Cheese Pita Pizza

5 from 3 votes
Small 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.
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a small yellow bowl filled with macaroni and cheese next to a pink napkin

Macaroni and Cheese For One

4.92 from 60 votes
This homemade macaroni and cheese is so creamy and extra cheesy. Made on the stovetop, this single serving mac and cheese recipe is easy to make and can be ready in minutes. It's the perfect size for one person!
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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.
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hummus in a bowl on a tray.

Small Batch Hummus

4.50 from 2 votes
How To Make Homemade Hummus – Smooth and creamy hummus made with a few simple ingredients including 1 can of chickpeas. Easy and delicious small batch recipe!
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chicken fajitas for one | one dish kitchen

Chicken Fajitas For One

5 from 8 votes
Homemade Chicken Fajitas For One! One tender and juicy chicken breast cooked in a skillet, sliced and served with sweet onions, crisp peppers, cheese and tortillas. So easy and so delicious!
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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 12 votes
Indulge in small-batch chocolate chip cookies! Perfectly portioned, chewy, and loaded with chocolate. Enjoy homemade bliss in every bite, just for you!
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Vanilla Cupcakes | One Dish Kitchen | Game Day Recipes

How To Make Two Vanilla Cupcakes

4.85 from 26 votes
Satisfy a cupcake craving with this small batch recipe for TWO vanilla cupcakes. These delicious cupcakes have a lovely melt-in-your-mouth texture and are topped with a rich, indulgent buttercream frosting. One bowl and no fancy equipment needed and can be made in a toaster oven or conventional oven.
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a brownie in a white round dish with ice cream on top

Deep Dish Brownie

5 from 8 votes
Rich and fudgy deep dish brownie with a crispy top and an extra fudgy center. The only single serving brownie recipe you need!
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a spoon on the side of a deep dish chocolate chip cookie

Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie

4.89 from 103 votes
Indulgent deep dish chocolate chip cookie. Buttery, crisp edges and warm, gooey center. Delightful indulgent treat for one person.
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Rice Krispies Treats For One | One Dish Kitchen | Game Day Recipes

Rice Krispie Treats For One

4.91 from 11 votes
Rice Krispie Treats For One, a single serving version of a classic dessert made in the microwave. Only three ingredients needed and so easy to make.
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a slice of an oatmeal chocolate chip skillet cookie on a plate topped with whipped cream next to a red napkin

Mini Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

5 from 4 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!
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toasted marshmallows on top of melted chocolate next to a yellow bowl of graham crackers

Mini S’mores Dip

4.58 from 7 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.
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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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