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Game Day Recipes For One

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.

four photos: chicken fajitas in a blue plate, a bowl of pico de gallo, a yellow dish of macaroni and cheese, and a pita pizza topped with avocado slices

Flavor filled game day recipes are just what you need when you find yourself watching your favorite football, baseball, or other 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!

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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

  • They're all single serving recipes so you won't have too many leftovers to deal with.
  • No fancy ingredients are needed.
  • Each of these game day 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 Queso Blanco Recipe

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

Easy Guacamole | Small Batch

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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Guacamole For One | One Dish Kitchen | Game Day Recipes

Easy Baked Chicken Wings | Small Batch

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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Baked Chicken Wings | One Dish Kitchen | Game Day Recipes

Baked Tortilla Chips | Small Batch

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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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. | One Dish Kitchen

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Healthy Sloppy Joe

Healthier Sloppy Joes For One made with lean ground turkey, chopped red peppers and sweetened with molasses. Lower in fat and calories than a traditional Sloppy Joe sandwich and even more delicious!
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Healthier Sloppy Joe For One | One Dish Kitchen | Game Day Recipes

Small Batch Black Bean Hummus

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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Small Batch Black Bean Hummus in a cup

Small Batch Baked French Fries

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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Homemade Baked French Fries Recipe | One Dish Kitchen | Game Day Recipes

Small Batch Crawfish Beignets

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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Small Batch Crawfish Beignets | One Dish Kitchen | Game Day Recipes

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Parmesan Cheese Crisps (Fricos)

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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Parmesan Cheese Crisps | One Dish Kitchen | Game Day Recipes

Skinny Margarita Recipe

How To Make The Perfect Margarita - a simple margarita recipe made with tequila, lime juice, agave nectar and a splash of water. This skinny margarita is easy to make and so refreshing! Lower in carbs, calories and sugar than traditional margaritas.
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Margarita For One | One Dish Kitchen | Game Day Recipes

Baked Chicken Tenders For One

This is the BEST baked chicken tenders recipe! Chicken strips dredged in melted butter, then dipped in bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and a flavorful mix of spices. Bakes in 20 minutes! This small batch recipe makes 8-10 crispy oven baked chicken tenders.
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Chicken Tenders For One | One Dish Kitchen | Game Day Recipes

Chicken Chili For One

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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Chicken Chili For One

Chili Cheese Baked Potato For One

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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Chili Cheese Baked Potato shown on a white plate

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Mini Pizza Monkey Bread

Pizza Monkey Bread, a fun twist on traditional pepperoni pizza! Easy to make, this savory monkey bread is made with refrigerated biscuit dough, cheese, and pepperoni all baked in a small baking dish. Recipe makes enough to serve one or two people. Step-by-step video can be found in the recipe.
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Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread For One | One Dish Kitchen | Game Day Recipes

Juicy Lucy For One

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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juicy lucy with melting cheese

Oven Roasted BBQ Chicken Legs For One

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.easoned roasted carrots, onions and garlic. A one-pan, single serving meal.
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chicken drumsticks | one dish kitchen

Small Batch Turkey Meatballs

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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Tender, oven-baked Turkey Meatballs For One, wonderful with tomato sauce or perfect on their own. They're full of flavor and so easy to make. This single serving recipe makes 5 to 6 large meatballs. | onedishkitchen.com

Beef and Cheese Pita Pizza

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 peppers, onions and garlic.
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Cooked Ground Beef with Cheese and Sliced Avocados served on Pita bread pizza crust

Macaroni and Cheese For One

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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Macaroni and Cheese For One | One Dish Kitchen

Pico de Gallo For One

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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a bowl of pico de gallo with chopped avocados on top surrounded by a red and yellow tablecloth.

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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.

2 Ingredient Chocolate Cake Recipe

Two ingredient chocolate cake is so easy to make! Single serving recipe only uses an egg and melted chocolate.
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Two Ingredient Chocolate Cake For One | One Dish Kitchen | Game Day Recipes

How To Make Two Vanilla Cupcakes

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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Vanilla Cupcakes | One Dish Kitchen | Game Day Recipes

Small Batch Chocolate Truffles

These chocolate truffles are a chocolate lovers' dream. They're rich, creamy, and will melt in your mouth. This small batch Chocolate Truffles recipe is made using only 3 ingredients and will yield 4-5 chocolate truffles.
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Chocolate Truffles ( A Small Batch Recipe ) | One Dish Kitchen | Game Day Recipes

Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie

Indulgent deep dish chocolate chip cookie. Buttery, crisp edges and warm, gooey center. Delightful indulgent treat for one person.
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Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie in Ramekin with spoon scooping out a bite

Rice Krispie Treats For One

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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Rice Krispies Treats For One | One Dish Kitchen | Game Day Recipes

Small Batch Brownie Recipe

This truly is the best brownie recipe! If you want a single serving of brownies, this easy brownie recipe is for you. This small batch recipe delivers rich, chewy, chocolatey brownies that are baked in a small baking dish. These homemade brownies taste so much better than any boxed mix can be ready in minutes!
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Brownies For One | One Dish Kitchen | Game Day Recipes

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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