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Great Game Day Tips

Feed the hungry sports fan’s appetite and save time in the kitchen with these quick and hearty ideas from Joan Hanson, test kitchen director for Hormel Foods.

Liven up the main event with quick, filling and flavorful appetizers:

Warm and Cheesy Bacon Dip

  • Combine sour cream, Hormel® Real Bacon Bits, shredded Cheddar cheese, softened cream cheese and chopped green onions. Bake until heated through. Serve with fresh vegetables or chips.

Pepperoni Sizzle Sticks

  • Top refrigerated breadsticks with Hormel® pepperoni and shredded mozzarella cheese. Bake and serve with warm pizza sauce for dipping. Pepperoni Sizzle Sticks

Buffalo Chicken Dip

  • Microwave cream cheese until soft. Stir in Hormel® premium chunk breast of chicken, pepper sauce and ranch dressing. Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese. Microwave until hot and bubbly. Serve with crackers, chips, carrots and celery sticks.

Power through pre-game by upping the ante:

Sweet Treats

  • To balance the salty and sweet treats, decorate with candies that represent the competing teams’ colors- i.e., gummy bears, licorice, suckers etc. See which team gets the vote for best sweet treats.

Tasty Fan Favorites

  • Hormel® party trays are great for pleasing a crowd. Choose from many varieties that include Hormel® meats, cheeses and crackers, along with versions of appetizer classics such as meatballs, smokies and wings.

Commercial Craze

  • Have party goers vote for the best commercials with peanut or pretzel votes. At halftime, have guests act out the commercial that received the most votes.