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20 Easy Game Day Appetizers with Bacon

BENSA has assembled a collection of the best game day appetizers with bacon! Whether you’re tailgating outside the stadium, having a Super Bowl party or simply enjoying football and food at home, these tasty recipes featuring bacon are crowd-pleasing hors d’oeuvres that will disappear fast!

These appetizers have great recipe ratings, and you’ll be hogging all the compliments when you serve them at your football gathering or tailgate party.

If you love the flavor of bacon, you might enjoy these Bacon Bloody Marys at your game day gathering (you can spike them with homemade bacon vodka if you like). And here are even more bacon appetizer ideas.

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Tailgating Supplies

If you’ll be gathering outside enjoying drinks and food on game day, these supplies will help you and your fellow fans enjoy a premiere tailgating experience.

  • Canopy
  • Table
  • Chairs
  • Speakers
  • Grill
  • Cutlery
  • Plates
  • Napkins
  • Coolers to keep food and drinks chilled
  • Beverages and cups
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Designated driver

Best Tailgating Dips

Homemade dips are a perfect way to feed a large crowd of people. They’re easy to transport and serve, and dips with bacon will make everyone in your party happy!

Baked Bacon Cheese Dip in a Bread Bowl

This Bacon Cheese Dip is loaded with cheese and bacon then baked in a bread bowl for the perfect warm and creamy dip. Makes the perfect party appetizer for game days and more!
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Cheesy Bacon and Corn Crack Dip | Get On My Plate

Need the perfect dip for your next gathering? This cheesy bacon and corn crack dip served with tortilla chips will be an instant crowd pleaser!
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BLT Dip is one of the best Super Bowl dips and the easiest way to enjoy your favorite flavors outside of the beloved sandwich. Great for any occasion: parties, holiday events & more.
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Bacon Cheese Balls Recipes

A cheese ball is another easy appetizer that’s perfect for feeding a crowd. You’ll be hogging all the compliments when you serve one of these tasty cheese balls with bacon. Serve with crackers, crostini, or pita chips, and remember to bring a spreading knife.

Pigskin Cheese Ball

This pigskin cheese ball is sure to score with your family and friends. Bacon, cheddar and ranch come together in this football shaped treat. Perfect for the big game or any get together!
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Jalapeno Bacon Cheese Ball

Cheese balls are a classic party appetizer and this Jalapeno bacon cheese ball is one of the best. Creamy cheese, spicy jalapenos & bacon.
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Football Game Appetizers

Whether you’re watching college football or cheering for your favorite team on Super Bowl Sunday, these easy game appetizer recipes will make everyone happy.

Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies

close up of 28 pieces of bacon wrapped little smokies sausages appetizers.
Lil Smokies sausages are wrapped in bacon, baked until golden brown and glazed with BBQ sauce for a sweet savory appetizer that's sure to be the first to disappear at your next party.
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Tailgate At Home With These Amazing Jalapeno Stuffed Shrimp

Tailgate At Home With These Amazing Jalapeno Stuffed Shrimp
Tailgate with these bacon-wrapped, jalapeno stuffed shrimp. These flavorful appetizers pack a flavor punch that will knock your socks off!
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Mini BLT Sliders

Closeup of 5 mini BLT sliders on skewers resting on a bamboo cutting board, with a bowl of tomatoes in the background
These mini BLT sliders have all the vibrant flavors of your favorite bacon lettuce and tomato sandwich on a toothpick. They're easy to make and good to eat!
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Crispy Baked Potato Skins Recipe – Little Sunny Kitchen

This recipe for baked potato skins is simple and just as delicious as your favorite takeout place or bar. Baking potato skins is the key to getting them super crispy.
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Best Deviled Eggs with Bacon

four deviled eggs with bacon on a wooden background
These crowd-pleasing deviled eggs have a creamy filling with just a hint of mustard and curry. Homemade bacon bits on top provide the perfect crispy crunch!
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Lobster Jalapeno Poppers

When you’re ready to enjoy a crazy easy, sinful indulgence try out these scrumptious Lobster Jalapeno Poppers!
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Tailgating Snacks

Tater Tots with Bacon and Cheese

These bite-sized appetizers feature crispy tater tots sandwiched between two crispy pieces of bacon with melty cheddar cheese inside.
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These recipes are perfect for a tailgate party outside or easy Super Bowl snacks. They’re easy to eat and guaranteed to be the first appetizers to disappear on your party or buffet table!

Bacon-Wrapped Breadsticks Appetizer

Bacon-Wrapped Breadsticks Appetizer sprinkled with spicy Parmesan and served with Basil Pesto is a perfectly simple snack for your next party!
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Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas

Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas are a delicious Mexican recipe for a snack, lunch, game day, or a quick dinner. Fast and easy to make. #quesadillas #chickenrecipes #bacon
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Parmesan Bacon Crackers

Parmesan Bacon Crackers piled on a white plate.
This easy Parmesan Bacon Crackers recipe is sure to be a hit at your next party. These appetizers are simple to make and so good!
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Phyllo Cup Appetizers with Apple, Bacon and Cheese – Foxes Love Lemons

These phyllo cup appetizers filled with cheese, apples and bacon are a savory modern take on a cheeseball and crackers.
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Low Carb Appetizers with Bacon

Bacon is a naturally low-carb food, which makes it the perfect starring ingredient for game day snacks and Super Bowl appetizers–especially for those trying to reduce carbohydrates or on a Keto diet.

Smoked Jalapeño Poppers – Easy, Gluten Free Low Carb Keto Option

Smoked Jalapeño Poppers are full of flavor, spicy, and simple to make. Give them a try next time you are hosting a party or just want something to snack on during a game.
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Bacon Bourbon Keto Meatballs Recipe – Ketofocus

This low carb appetizer is a crowd favorite. Whether it’s game day, a potluck or you are ringing in the New Year, these bacon bourbon keto meatballs are mouthwatering flavor combination of whiskey, bbq sauce and bacon! Pop them in an air fryer for a simple snack in minutes or bake in your oven.
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Bacon Cream Cheese Dip {Gluten-Free, Keto, Low Carb}

This delicious Cream Cheese Dip is perfect for your game day party! Crispy bacon and onions add to this warm cream cheese dip.
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Air Fryer – Low Carb Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potatoes – I Hacked Diabetes

Air Fryer Low Carb Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potatoes tossed in a spicy sauce and wrapped in bacon. Perfect appetizer and finger food.
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About Eliza & BENSA

BENSA was founded by bacon expert Eliza Cross, author of more than a dozen cookbooks. She has written three bacon cookbooks including the award-winning Bacon Beans and Beer, the bestselling 101 Things to Do With Bacon, and the popular sequel 101 More Things to Do With Bacon. Learn more about BENSA...

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