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Game-Day Recipes that Score

Don’t get me wrong – I love taking in a game at the ballpark in the heat of summer, but when September rolls around I am more than ready to trade innings and home runs for quarters and touchdowns. Maybe it’s my Wisconsin roots and home team pride, or maybe it’s the opportunity to provide a delectable array of treats to nosh on week after week.

Of course, I don’t want to spend lots of time in the kitchen instead of watching the game. That’s why I rely on no-nonsense recipes to help me score big.

Pre-Game Prepped

Five-Spice Cranberry Chicken Wings Stuffd Potato Skins with Roasted Chicken, Onions and Sour Cream

Classic Baked Beans Deviled Eggs with Shrimp

Halftime Heroes

Sausage on a Bun with Pickled Pepper Relish Quick and Easy Pineapple and Pork Tacos

Turkey Pumpkin Chili

Dips for the Extra Point

Chipotle Mushroom and Goat Cheese Queso Eight-Layer Mediterranean Dip

Warm Broccoli Cheese Dip Green Pea Guacamole

OT Desserts

Pumpkin Pecan Cookies

Flourless Brownies Frosted Spiced Cupcakes

What’s in your playbook for high-scoring game day snacks?

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Lorena Kozuba says …

Looking for the recipie for Vegi chili w broccli from Blue Bonnet Cafe - used to be in Lower Greenville Whole Foods?

candy says …

all these gameday recipes sound great for a game on TV, but how'bout some tailgate ideas for the parking lot at the game ? Thanks !

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@CANDY - Great question! I tend to tailgate in a parking lot as well and here are some of my faves that require minimal prep that you can simply throw on the grill. Cheddar-Stuffed Horseradish Burgers (http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/1647); Grilled Sausages with Peppers and Artichokes (http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/1047); Grilled Caprese Salad (http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/2560). Here is a great option for dessert on the grill...Grilled Fig Salad (http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/540). Have a blast!

Robyn Rodgers says …

Awesome food

Robyn Rodgers says …

Awesome food

Nick Ziccardi says …

Love the entire store, Meats, burgers, brownies, etc.

cheryl says …

WOW ~ Thank YOUUU ~ Sharing ~ I must try , THIS sfSoon ~ (*^﹏^*)

plantmaven says …

How about game day chili? It's vegan! http://www.nsrl.illinois.edu/nutrition/recipes/Game%20Day%20Chili.pdf

jerri green says …

i LOVE this black-eyed pea dip, aka mississippi caviar - http://www.cooking4carnivores.com/2012/03/mississippi-muse.html

MEJ says …

They look delish! Which one to try first....hmmm.

Stephanie Guss says …

I have a sweet tooth but I am diabetic. Why doesn't the market carry sugar free treats? I can buy diabetic sweets everywhere except Whole Foods which makes me shop at other stores more often.