Game Day Recipes

What’s Game Day without snacks? There’s nothing better than hosting the crew at your place to watch the game, tailgating with other fans, or heading over to a buddy’s house to cheer on your team.

We put together a blog of all our favorite snacks and dishes for game day to give you some ideas on what you can make the next time your team hits the field. 

Grilled Garlic Parmesan Wings

Everyone loves chicken wings, but grilled chicken wings? They’re 10 times better than fried!

These wings are quick-brined for 30 minutes in a simple solution of water, salt and sugar to achieve that juicy tender inside and crispy crunchy outside. They’re tossed in a generous mixture of melted butter infused with garlic, parmesan, smoked paprika and salt.

Top the wings with some freshly chopped cilantro to add some bright Mexican-inspired flavors and enjoy!

Creole Smokin' Fried Wings

Smoked, fried and then tossed in Buffalo Sauce, Certified Creole BBQ’s Creole Smokin’ Fried wings are packed with flavor. Make sure to make a double or tripe batch of these as we can’t guarantee they won’t be gone by halftime.

Grilled Tomato Salsa

All the best flavors of summer packed into a jar. Char-Griller Ambassador and Personal Chef Aubrey Johansen’s Grilled Tomato Salsa whips up quickly and is the perfect pairing for chips. Add some queso or guacamole and you officially have a party.  

Char Grilled Wings

The secret to these awesome wings is soaking them in cayenne vinegar for 48 hours. This gives them an unreal flavor and makes them extra moist and delicious. Make sure to baste your wings in sauce at the end to prevent the sauce from burning.

Smoked And Spiced Nuts

Thyme, ground mustard, brown sugar, chipotle and more come together to give these smoked and spiced nuts their unique flavor. We made these at Char-Griller HQ for testing and they barely lasted a day. These nuts are the perfect snack to keep people satisfied from kickoff through the fourth quarter.

Meat Lover's Pizza

This Meat Lover’s pizza packs on the flavor with ham, spicy sausage, ground beef, pepperoni, and two types of cheese. The optional arugula can take it over the top with its peppery bite. Cook this hot and fast on the AKORN for restaurant quality crust. 

Hickory Smoked Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are a Southern staple at every event. Kick them up a notch by smoking them on the grill before cutting open and making the filling. The hint of hickory smoke adds a great flavor note that will have people coming back for more.

Smoked Chex Mix

Everyone likes Chex Mix. Upgrade the classic by smoking it on the grill to add more depth of flavor. Don’t forget to make extra so you can pack it away and have it for the whole week after the game.