Serve This Vegetarian-Approved Menu at Your Next Game-Day Party

Serve This Vegetarian-Approved Menu at Your Next Game-Day Party Mobile - Serve This Vegetarian-Approved Menu at Your Next Game-Day Party

Sports-centric parties are practically synonymous with wings, meatballs, and pigs in blankets. But with vegetarian and plant-based diets being so popular, there’s a good chance not everyone on your guest list will be a carnivore. That doesn’t need to mess up your game plan – you can still throw an awesome party all your foodie friends can eat and enjoy. Work some of these vegetarian-approved recipes into your menu and hope they last at least until halftime.

  1. Air-Fried Veggies

    Air-Fried VeggiesVeggies are a great game-day app if you think beyond the standard carrot/celery/ranch dip grocery store-platter. And using an air fryer to cook them opens up a whole new world of recipes that your guests probably haven’t seen before.

    Since air fryers are known for giving foods that crispy, deep-fried texture (without using oil), they’re particularly great for disguising some basic vegetables as traditional deep-fried party favorites. These Buffalo cauliflower bites are a good option for vegetarian guests to enjoy in lieu of Buffalo wings. If you’re more of a vegetable purist, upgrade your standard corn on the cob with our air fryer buttery corn-on-the-cob recipe. Topped with butter, feta cheese and parsley, it takes just 15 minutes in the air fryer for a crispy, slightly charred finish. 

  2. Chips and Dip

    The ultimate party food, chips and dip was made for mindless munching during sporting events. But we bet your guests will be thinking about these recipes long after the game is over. Try this recipe for fresh and spicy salsa – it’s super easy to make with the help of your food processor; all the time you’ll save chopping veggies, you can put towards making Mexican bean dipguacamole or roasted red pepper hummus.

  3. Anything with Extra Cheese

    Extra Cheese GamedayOkay, so cheese isn’t exactly a vegetable, but it is a huge crowd pleaser, so the more of it the better. Party guests will love these recipes for deep-fried mac and cheesepimento cheese and salsa con queso

  4. Deviled Eggs

    Deviled EggsThey’re packed with protein, simple to prepare and make the perfect finger food. This recipe for football deviled eggs has a fun sports-themed twist on a classic recipe to set the mood. Want to try something new? Experiment with avocadodill pickle or pimento cheese mix-ins.

  5. Heavier Handhelds

    Heavier Handhelds for GamedayIf the game goes into overtime, you’ll be glad you prepared some heartier options. If you’re grilling burgers for the meat-eaters, throw a few portabellas on to make this yummy portabella and peppers sandwich. If you’re prepping a sandwich platter ahead of time, everyone will love this pear and brie Panini or grilled vegetable and pesto wrap. Making skewers? Don’t leave out the vegetarians. Try this recipe for rosemary vegetable kabobs.




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