33 game day recipes for vegetarians
vegetarian-friendly recipes for the big game.
Published Sep 30, 2016 5:00 AM
Zesty Refried Bean Cheese Dip As if the top layer of melty cheese wasn’t enough, there’s a deliciously creamy layer of bean dip beneath. Cream cheese, salsa, and taco seasoning send this super-flavorful snack over the top. Serve with tortilla chips and lots of cold beer.
Vegetarian Baked Taquitos Everyone loves the tempting crunch of a taquito, and even meat lovers won’t miss the beef in these flavorful treats.
Buffalo Chickpea Dip It’s not game day without your favorite ‘Buffalo’ side. For a healthier alternative to Buffalo chicken dip, this version uses chickpeas to create a cheesy hummus-like dip with LOTS of spicy, garlicky flavor.
Baked Fries With Garlic Sauce No one wants to be standing around a fryer during the big game. These tasty oven fries bake themselves before getting topped with a creamy Garlic Tahini Hummus Sauce.
30-Minute Vegetarian Chili There are many recipes for vegetarian chili, but this version stands out for two reasons. First, it comes together in only 30 minutes. Second, this chili packs in a ton of vegetables – some that are not traditional to chili, like sweet potato.
Eggplant Parm Bites Like a deconstructed version of eggplant parm, with way more crunch.
Enchilada Stuffed Grilled Portobello Mushrooms Keep this recipe around all year – perfect for game days, Meatless Mondays, and even dinner parties.
Dr. Pepper Baked Beans This vegetarian version of baked beans incorporates Dr. Pepper for a sweet zest that’s perfect for pairing with all of your favorite game day mains.
Healthy Mediterranean 7-Layer Dip With so much color happening here, no one will be able to resist a dip into this tempting side. Serve with toasted pita chips to complete the Mediterranean theme.
Quinoa Buffalo Bites No one will guess that these tasty, spicy, Buffalo-flavored bites are packed with healthy quinoa and carrot. And the simple homemade blue cheese dip is a MUST.
Artichoke Wonton Wrappers Don’t let these elegant wrappers fool you – they’re perfect for game day noshing. Pair with a sweet apple cider beer for an unbelievable flavor combo.
Green Goddess Hummus Everyone loves hummus, but this Green Goddess take sneaks in a little extra veg to achieve that bold green hue. Even meat lovers will sneak a bite.
Sriracha Buffalo Cauliflower Bites Yes, we promise this is actually cauliflower. Proving that sriracha improves EVERYTHING.
Southwestern Burrito Bowl Bake This bake takes a traditional 7-layer dip to a new, warm, and melty level.
Mushroom Fontina Flatbread This twist on pizza will hit the spot on game day with hearty mushroom flavor that takes the place of meat.
Sweet Corn Fritters With Spicy Aioli A lot like hushpuppies, these corn fritters pack much more flavor with fresh corn, garlic, cilantro, and a Spicy Aioli Dipping Sauce to die for.
Fresh Veggie Rolls With Ginger Peanut Sauce You’ll be surprised how easy this take-out favorite is to make at home, complete with a homemade Ginger Peanut Sauce for dunking.
Garlic, Herb, And Parmesan Roasted Chickpeas Why reach for chips when there are these flavorful Parmesan Roasted Chickpeas at hand? Place a few bowls around the party scene for easy healthy snacking that’s always within reach.
The Ultimate Mediterranean Appetizer Platter With so many delicious choices, guests won’t know what to reach for first. If meat eaters will be present, leave a few bites of prosciutto on the board, or simply omit the meat for a totally vegetarian platter.
Chunky Portabella Veggie Burgers A delicious veggie burger is a vegetarian’s best friend come game day. There are many recipes with a variety of ingredients, but portabella mushrooms most closely replicate the texture and heartiness of meat.
Baked Zucchini Fries With Pesto Yogurt Dipping Sauce Zucchini fries are a restaurant fave, but there’s no reason NOT to make them at home. Baking them in the oven ensures a crispy crust without involving a fryer or hot oil.
Caprese Sandwich With Parsley Pesto Pile a tray high with these tasty Caprese sandwiches as a twist to a traditional hoagie platter.
Buffalo Blue Cheese Deviled Eggs Inspired by the flavors of Buffalo wings, these super flavorful deviled eggs are sure take center stage on the buffet.
Loaded Mediterranean Street Cart Fries Made with sweet potato fries, this combination of Mediterranean flavors is simply irresistible.
Creamy Dilled Cucumber Salad With so many rich foods on the buffet, everyone will appreciate the lightness of a cool, crisp salad to balance out those comfort food flavors.
Baked Broccoli Parmesan Dip Just try resist dipping into this hot, cheesy party dip. Pair with crusty bread, pita, or even tortilla chips.
Easy Spinach Stuffed French Bread And speaking of crusty bread, this Spinach Stuffed French Bread is an upgrade on cheese bread that’s best served hot and often.
Herb Marinated Goat Cheese There couldn’t be a simpler appetizer for your game day spread, and they’ll be devoured by vegetarians and meat lovers alike.
Paleo Bang Bang Cauliflower At first glance, you’d never guess these weren’t shrimp or chicken. And with so much flavor, they may even take the place of your favorite restaurant appetizer.
Parmesan Zucchini Chips Light, crispy, and full of flavor – these bake up in only 10 short minutes. Serve with your favorite creamy dipping sauce like ranch or blue cheese.
Grilled Bread With Ricotta And Tomatoes This take on bruschetta is great for a buffet because they’re delicious both hot and room temp. Tweak the topping to your preference with sweet peppers, marinated mushrooms, olives, or anything you like best.
Onion Bhajis This crispy onion appetizer is like an international twist on a blooming onion in bite-sized pieces that are simply perfect for game day snacking.
Crispy Baked Avocado Fries With Chipotle Dipping Sauce Creamy, crispy, and spicy – these avocado fries hit all of the high notes. Make extra and don’t forget the homemade Chipotle Dipping Sauce.