Got game day on your mind? Here are 11 easy and crazy good Mediterranean game day recipes! Be sure to prepare double the amount, these are flavor-packed party recipes that will have everyone coming back for seconds!11 Mediterranean Game Day Recipes | The Mediterranean Dish. Crazy good party recipes with a Mediterranean twist! From quick homemade dips to spicy chicken drumsticks; Italian sausage hoagies loaded with peppers and onions! Be sure to double the recipes because everyone will come back for seconds!

Maybe you're a big football fan. Or maybe, you're more like me, someone who sees game day as an excuse to enjoy your favorite party food! There are certainly lots of small plates and party appetizers here on the blog, but today, I'm sticking with 11 casual, easy, healthy (mostly), and satisfying game day recipes. Game day food, Mediterranean style! Here we go

11 Mediterranean Game Day Recipes:

First, Mediterranean dips

Last-Minute Feta Cheese Dip with crunchy cucumbers, chives, basil, sun-dried tomatoes...You can literally put this together 5 minutes before your guests arrive. Or prepare the ingredients earlier and simply combine them in your favorite bowl when you're ready.

Mediterranean Feta Cheese Dip | The Mediterranean Dish. An impressive 5-minute cheese dip with feta, fresh basil, chives, sun-dried tomatoes! A last-minute impressive appetizer for your special dinners or holiday party!

Creamy avocado hummus and fresh tomattillo salsa verde. Two recipes in one! You can serve the hummus topped with the salsa, or keep them separate! Either way, this is perfect game day food!

Avocado Hummus with Fresh Tomattillo Salsa Verde from The Mediterranean Dish! Super creamy avocado hummus topped with flavor packed fresh tomattillo salsa verde. Two amazing appetizer recipes combined! Step-by-step pictures included!

Baba Ganoush. A creamy, flavor-packed dip of roasted eggplant with tahini, yogurt and a little garlic. You can make this recipe a couple of days in advance, refrigerate in a tight-lid container.

Easy Baba Ganoush Recipe | The Mediterranean Dish. A silky, flavor-packed roasted eggplant dip with tahini, garlic and yogurt. The perfect party appetizer, snack or a spread for your sandwiches. Recipe comes with step-by-step photos!

And an oldie-but-goodie is this roasted red pepper hummus. I add jalapeno for a little kick. So good!

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe

And for something meaty...

If you plan to fire-up the grill, I say ditch those small chicken wings and try my spicy chicken drumsticks with garlic and harissa or these authentic Mediterranean-spiced chicken kabobs. In both chicken recipes, you can marinate the chicken two days in advance; refrigerate in a tight-lid container. Grill when your guests arrive; it's like tailgating at home!

Spicy chicken drumsticks with garlic and harissa

Grilled Chicken Drumsticks Recipe with Garlic Harissa Marinade | The Mediterranean Dish. This Moroccan-inspired chicken recipe will be your new go-to! Chicken drumsticks marinated in a spicy and zesty sauce of garlic, harissa paste, and Mediterranean spices with lime juice and olive oil. The result, succulent, flavor-packed grilled chicken that will please everyone! Get the easy step-by-step today!

Grilled Chicken Kabobs

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Kabobs Recipe + Cayenne Tahini Sauce! Make chicken kabobs like a Mediterranean pro! Marinated in Mediterranean spices with fresh garlic and lime juice, these kabobs are simply succulent! Try them for your next party with an easy tahini sauce!

Game day sliders anyone? Try these chicken shawarma sliders! Chicken shawarma is the epidome of eastern Mediterranean street food, but it's so easy to make at home! Chicken slices marinated overnight, or up to two days, then simply roasted for 20 minutes on a large baking sheet. See the chicken shawarma recipe here

Chicken Shawarma Recipe | The Mediterranean Dish. Step-by-step for how to make chicken shawarma at home (mixing your own shawarma spices)! This oven-roasted chicken shawarma version is closest to the real deal you find on the streets of the Middle East! Takes 40 mins all together! And to food a crowd, I do chicken shawarma sliders with only arugula and store-bought Greek yogurt dip for toppings!

Or this hearty game day sandwich loaded with Italian Sausage, onions, peppers and sauce!

Easy Italian Sausage and Peppers Hoagies | The Mediterranean Dish. These classic Italian-American sandwiches are packed with flavor and super easy to prepare! With an added juiciness from the Tuscan-inspiredBertolli® Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce. Take your game day or party to the next level!

A little party skewer goes a long way! My favorite are these easy Antipasto Skewers.  You can totally make them  your own!

Antipasto skewers with prosciutto, mozzarella, artichokes | The Mediterranean Dish. An easy and impressive party appetizer that comes together in minutes!

Many of us like to add a little pizza to the party. Here's one that's healthy and ready in less than 10 minutes: Mediterranean shrimp pizza with FlatOut Bread. 

Mediterranean Shrimp Pizza with FlatOut Bread | The Mediterranean Dish. In less than 10 minutes, you can have this healthy pizza with shrimp, feta, sundried tomato, and shallots on FlatOut Bread. Try it for your next party or date night in.

And  another healthy party food is my favorite Mediterranean tuna salad.  Serve it with pita chips or on top of tomato slices!

Mediterranean Tuna Salad with fresh herbs, chopped vegetables and a zesty Dijon vinaigrette! The best way to enjoy canned tuna!

And check out other game-day dips and recipes from blogger friends. Part of Food Networks #ComfortFoodFeast series. Here they are:

Feed Me Phoebe: Healthy French Onion Dip with Leeks and Shallots
The Heritage Cook: Chipotle Black Bean Dip
Creative Culinary: Kahlua, Walnut and Brown Sugar Baked Brie
Dishing with Divya: Boiled Peanuts Hummus
In Jennie's Kitchen: Hummus, 4 Ways
Dishin & Dishes: Individual Nachos with Pico De Gallo
The Mom 100: Warm Jalapeno Popper Dip
Healthy Eats: 5 Lower-Fat Dips for Game Day
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Artichoke & Olive Dip
Red or Green: BBQ Dip With Roasted Vegetables
Taste with the Eyes: Favorite Dish on the Super Bowl Buffet, Guaranteed
FN Dish: 6 Game-Day Favorites That Are Even Better As Dips

 

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I'm Suzy; born and bred right on the shores of the Mediterranean. I'm all about easy, healthy recipes with big Mediterranean flavors. Three values guide my cooking: eat with the seasons; use whole foods; and above all, share! So happy you're here...
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