The playoffs are here and that means it is time to start planning for game day parties and get-togethers. And while appetizers and snacks are great you need some hearty main dishes to feed a hungry football crowd.
Here 25 of my favorite main dishes that are sure to score big with your guests. They range from classic tailgating favorites like chili, pizza and tacos, to new twists on traditional game day eats. There are even some keto and vegetarian options so everyone can enjoy food while watching football!
Instant Pot Turkey Chili
This Instant Pot Chili is loaded with flavor from chipotles, chili powder, cocoa powder, and more. And hominy! And beer! It is the PERFECT easy dish for a crowd on game day.
Smoked French Dip Sliders
Meaty, smoky, and delicious, these Smoked French Dip Sliders are fun to make and tasty to eat!
BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza
Pizza is classic game day food, but why not do something different this year? Add pulled pork to your pizza for a fun BBQ twist.
This Keto Taco Casserole Recipe with Mexican ground beef is exactly what you need right now to make an effortless, comforting and heartwarming low-carb casserole dinner for your next game day.
A flavorful Mexican-style quesadilla with tender beef and melty cheese inside a toasted tortilla shell is always a hit. Plus, baking them in the oven makes it easy to make a big batch for sharing!
Sack your meat-heavy chili recipe and score a touchdown with this delicious veggie version for the Super Bowl!
Instant Pot Italian Beef Sliders
This easy Italian beef recipe gives you the perfect meat for game day sliders.
Bacon Fathead Pizza
This best Homemade Keto Bacon Fathead Pizza Dough recipe is super simple and done in no time, using fathead dough without cream cheese.
Flaky spice-rubbed mahi mahi is pan seared, and then tucked into soft corn tortillas with crunchy slaw and a creamy cilantro lime sauce.
New Orleans BBQ Shrimp
These mouthwatering shrimp are the perfect game day food! Dripping with a spicy broth, each jumbo shrimp is packed with tons of flavor.
Over The Top Chili
Do chili differently! Fire up the smoker for the Super Bowl and make Over-The-Top-Chili where the beef smokes and drips into the chili below!
Philly Cheesesteak Fries
Pile on the toppings with these loaded fries! Inspired by a Philly cheesesteak, they’ve got shaved steak, peppers, onions and tons of cheese.
This best Homemade Ground Beef Taco Meat recipe made with 2 ingredients only will be your favorite way to feed a crowd.
Kick off the Super Bowl with mouthwatering veggie pizza recipe. Perfect for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.
Instant Pot Pineapple Chili
Add a sweet twist to your game day chili by adding pineapple. The chunks of fruit give your chili a sweet and spicy flavor.
Chicken Philly Cheesesteaks
Meaty, cheesy, and loaded with peppers and oodles of flavor, Chicken Philly Cheesesteaks are hearty, easy, and oh-so-good!
Mexican Steak Pizza
Featuring a quick homemade crust and sauce, this delicious Mexican steak pizza won’t take long to make. It’s perfect for using up leftover meat!
Slow Cooker Chili
This simple slow cooker chili is loaded with beans, meat and more. You can make it ahead of time and have it ready for the start of the game.
Salpicon de Res
Salipicon de Res, or Mexican shredded beef salad, is a great meal for a party or game day. It’s loaded with savory shredded beef, fresh veggies, and a tangy dressing. Pile it on tostada shells for extra crunch.
Beef & Cheddar Chaffwich
Skip the carbs and pile your chaffwich high with savory sliced beef, sauted onions, and melted cheese!
Rainbow Keto Pizza
Don’t let game day fun ruin your new year’s resolutions! This Rainbow Keto Pizza Recipe is not only beautiful from outside, but filled with veggies. It is super yummy, delicious, scrumptious and magnificent all at the same time.
White Chicken Chili
Saucy, spicy, and loaded with tender chunks of chicken, White Chicken Chili is deliciously different!
Instant Pot Pulled Pork
Pulled pork is a classic game day meal! Skip the smoker this year and make pulled pork in the Instant Pot.
Load up on these cheesy beef birria tacos! With juicy shredded beef and the perfect dipping sauce, these tacos are dripping with delicious flavors!
Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza
Add some different flavors to your pizza dinner and make this delicious chicken bacon ranch pizza.