Scoring the Very Best Snacks for Game Day!

Whether you’re pre-gaming in the stadium parking lot or setting up camp in front of your wide screen, game day is all about the final score…and serious snacking. There are few better ways to spend an afternoon than cheering for your favorite team while enjoying great food with family and friends.

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Here at Cabot, we take our snacking seriously. It says so right on the package of our wildly popular Seriously Sharp Cheddar. And that’s just a start. There are so many other delicious flavors of Cabot cheese it would take you the rest of the season to try them all.

We know that tasty treats are a big part of the game day fun, so in the interest of making it easier for all the hungry fans out there, we’re counting down our 10 favorite tailgating recipes – seriously scrumptious snacks that will have your crowd cheering…for more!

At the Number Ten spot is our easiest dish to prepare. These Marinated Cabot Cheddar Cubes couldn’t be simpler to make, but they make a big impression on hungry cheddar fans.

Marinated Cabot Cheddar Cheese Cubes

Number Nine on our list is another super simple recipe with a sweet twist. Try these Mini Popcorn Cheddar Pinchos with Honey and you’ll have your guests begging for more.

Mini Popcorn & Cheddar Cheese Pinchos with Honey

At the Number Eight position is a tasty take on a savory classic. The humble green olive is elevated to new heights of culinary cunning when it is stuffed with a Cabot fan favorite – Pimento Cheese. Who knew a Pimento Cheese Stuffed Olive could taste this good? And if one happened to fall into your martini…so much the better!

Pimento Cheese Stuffed Olives

Lucky Number Seven combines three wholesome, delicious ingredients for an inventive game day snack. Try these Mini Sweet Peppers Stuffed with Pancetta and Cheddar for a colorful, flavorful, out-of-this-world treat!

Stuffed Sweet Peppers with Pancetta & Cabot Cheddar

Number Six on our list is one of our most popular snack recipes. These Badass Nachos are so good that you’d better be prepared to make more than one batch. At my house, they even pass for dinner when it’s time for a little south of the border fun.

Badass Nachos

Weighing in at Number Five on this list of outrageously great game day food is this hot, gooey golden Artichoke &White Bean Buffalo Dip. It’s hearty enough for the hungriest fans, and sophisticated enough for your guests with a discerning palate.

Artichoke and White Bean Buffalo Dip

Fabulous Number Four asks the question: “What’s game day without wings?” We have the perfect answer in our Spicy Buffalo Wings where the secret ingredient is Cabot Greek Yogurt. It adds a creamy tang to the proceedings.

Spicy Buffalo Wings

Thrilling Number Three on the list is a recipe made especially for game day. Cabot Cheddar 5 Point Spread has a robust flavor courtesy of some amazing ingredients like Cabot Cheddar and Cream Cheese, Dijon mustard…and beer! It practically shouts “game day snacking.” But don’t wait too long to try it. It never lasts long in a crowd.

5 Point Spread

Our Number Two pick brings a lighter touch to the festivities. This recipe for Tzatziki Greek Yogurt Dip combines cucumbers, garlic, lemon, dill, and olive oil – all the great tastes of the Mediterranean – and sends them to join our rich, creamy, tangy Cabot Greek Yogurt for a taste that is indescribably delicious.

Greek Yogurt Dip & Cucumber Sauce (Tzatziki)

And finally, at Number One is our family game day favorite – Wing That Cheese Football. Have the kids help you create this homage to the game. It’s a fun food project no matter how old you are. And you really can’t beat the great taste of Buffalo wings combined with The World’s Best Cheddar.

Wing That Cheese Football

So there you have it – a list of our tastiest game day snacks. But don’t stop with these. Check out all the great recipes for the big game or any time. Head over to the Cabot website where you can browse hundreds of family-friendly recipes that are easy to make and full of wholesome ingredients.

If you would like to learn more about Cabot Creamery Cooperative, get more delicious recipes, or take a virtual tour of some of our 1,200 farm families, click here. If you find a recipe that you love on our site, please rate and review it – we appreciate your feedback!

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Candace Karu reports on all there is to discover and love about food and farming as well as communicating Cabot’s mission to support community, volunteerism, and sustainability. Whether online, on air, or in person, her job is to amplify the passion and commitment of the 1200 farm families who own Cabot. When Candace is not representing Cabot, she lives, cooks, and works out in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

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