54 Game Day Snack Ideas

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Whether you’re cheering on your favourite team or just in it for the halftime show, having a spread of crowd-pleasing snacks is a must! From finger-licking wings to double-dip-worthy delights and saucy braai bites, your mates will love these winning game day snack ideas.

Tasty Game Day Snacks

We love this collection of finger foods, perfect for a hungry crowd.

Rugby World Cup

Pork Samoosas with Homemade Peach Chutney

Tuck into these pockets of flavour as you watch your team play an epic game.

Recipe for Pork Samoosas with Homemade Peach Chutney

Crunchy Mozzarella & Ham Pap Bombs with Perinaise

Arancini, but make it South African. We don’t know what we’d do without pap and perinaise.

Recipe for Crunchy Mozzarella & Ham Pap Bombs with Perinaise

Braaied Chicken Nachos with Spicy Salsa & Lime Sour Cream

Nachos are always great for serving a hungry crowd. You can’t go wrong with this one!

Recipe for Braaied Chicken Nachos with Spicy Salsa & Lime Sour Cream

Cheesy Quesadillas with Roasted Tomato Salsa & Guacamole

Super simple to make and just as delicious.

Recipe for Cheesy Quesadillas with Roasted Tomato Salsa & Guacamole

Game Day Snacks

Popcorn Chicken with Korean Dipping Sauce & Soju Cocktails

A tasty combo primed for game day snacking.

Recipe for Popcorn Chicken with Korean Dipping Sauce & Soju-inspired Yoghurt Cocktail

Smoky Chilli Bacon Caramelised Nuts & Bourbon Shooters

These smoky chilli bacon caramelised nuts give ‘crunch time’ a new meaning.

Recipe for Smoky Chilli Bacon Caramelised Nuts with Tabasco Bourbon Shooters

Wagyu Mince Samoosas

A winning game day snack that everyone will love. The Wagyu mince with the zesty yoghurt dip is totally divine.

Recipe for Wagyu Mince Samoosas

Biltong, Caramelised Onion & Blue Cheese Tartlets

These tasty treats celebrate all your favourite cheeseboard flaves, but in tasty tartlets.

Recipe for Biltong, Caramelised Onion & Blue Cheese Tartlets

Game Day Snacks

Homemade Leek & Pork Sausage Rolls

Herby pork mince pastries infused with fragrant sage and butter-fried leeks. The hot English mustard dip really brings all the flavours home – yum!

Recipe for Homemade Leek & Pork Sausage Rolls

Green Eggs & Ham Devilled Avocado Eggs with Crispy Parma Ham

An easy-to-make, delicious and healthy game day snack.

Recipe for Green Eggs & Ham Devilled Avocado Eggs with Crispy Parma Ham

Game Day Snacks
Game Day Snacks

Harumaki

These Japanese Springrolls are filled with tender pork, veg and bean sprouts. Dip into the gingery honey-soy sauce for the ultimate bite.

Recipe for Harumaki

Pork & Mushroom Vol au Vents

Elevate game day celebrations with these savoury French treats.

Recipe for Pork & Mushroom Vol au Vents

Game Day Snacks

Pork Meatballs with Bocconcini & Spicy Arrabbiata Sauce

A meaty delight that will make your taste buds swoon.

Recipe for Pork Meatballs with Bocconcini & Spicy Arrabbiata Sauce

Deep-Fried Rice Balls With Chorizo Dust & Chipotle Dip

Panko-coated rice balls are filled with mozzarella and deep-fried for a crispy, cheesy and saucy snack – delish!

Recipe for Deep-Fried Rice Balls With Chorizo Dust and Chipotle Dipping Sauce

Cherry Chutney with Oven Roasted Camembert

The ultimate dish for entertaining. The Camembert and fruity chutney combo is divine!

Recipe for Cherry Chutney with Oven Roasted Camembert

Tartiflette Savoyarde

This French dish is filled with potatoes, pork rashers, caramelised onions and Camembert. Serve with pickles to cut through the richness and enjoy with a glass of Grand Vin.

Recipe for Tartiflette Savoyarde

Chicken Dippers with Artichoke and Lemon Mayo

A delicious snack or platter idea for casual entertaining. Who doesn’t love chicken dippers?

Recipe for Chicken Dippers with Artichoke and Lemon Mayo

Baked potato Chips with Mayo and Gremolata

The potatoes crisp up so well in the oven and are an absolute treat with the egg-free avocado mayo and zesty gremolata. A fantastic vegan snack.

Recipe for Baked potato Chips with Mayo and Gremolata

Crunchy Nacho Cauliflower Bites

Moreish, light and the perfect bite, these Crunchy Nacho Cauliflower Bites are sensational.

Recipe for Crunchy Nacho Cauliflower Bites

Lamb Kofta Skewers with Baba Ganoush

Nosh on these mouthwatering Lamb Kofta Skewers while you enjoy the game.

Recipe for Lamb Kofta Skewers with Baba Ganoush

Game Day Snack
Game Day Snack

Bacon Poppers

These easy, three-ingredient poppers will ensure you spend minimal time away from the rugby action. Exactly what you want from a game day snack.

Recipe for Bacon Poppers

Boerewors Scotch Eggs

Take Scotch eggs to a new level by wrapping them in boerewors for a local twist. A great snack for feeding hungry game watchers.

Recipe for Boerewors Scotch Eggs

Game Day Snacks

Avocado & Cream Cheese Chilli Poppers

Crunchy exterior, creamy filling, spicy jalapeño – we give this game day snack a 10/10!

Recipe for Avocado & Cream Cheese Chilli Poppers

Frikadelles with Sweet & Spicy Dipping Sauces

A South African staple at any gathering; you’ll love this moreish and tasty snack.

Recipe for Frikadelles with Sweet & Spicy Dipping Sauces

Game Day Snacks

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Crumbed cauliflower florets in a crisp batter, smothered in a BBQ sauce and served with spicy guacamole for dipping. Delicious!

Recipe for Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Vegan Mushroom Taquitos

A fun, plant-based Mexican-inspired meal; enjoy for lunch, dinner or as a tasty party snack.

Recipe for Vegan Mushroom Taquitos


Dip-worthy Delights

These crowd-pleasing dishes are great for feeding a hungry crowd. Serve with plenty of bread and crackers to scoop up all the goodness.

Game Day Snack

Whipped Feta Dip with Green Olive Salsa Verde

Say hello to your new fave party dish. This whipped feta is delish smothered on toasted baguette and topped with zesty green olive salsa.

Recipe for Whipped Feta Dip with Green Olive Salsa Verde

Labneh with Dukkah and Flatbreads

Creamy, tangy and perfect for dipping! We love the simplicity of labneh and the crunchiness of these fried flatbreads. Great for a game day snack with a glass of vino.

Recipe for Labneh with Dukkah and Flatbreads

Zaalouk with Fried Halloumi & Toasted Pita Bread

A delish dip, perfect for hosting friends and family on game day.

Recipe for Zaalouk with Fried Halloumi & Toasted Pita Bread

Tomato & Black Bean Salsa with Corn Chips

Crunchy tortilla chips with a zingy salsa – name a better combo.

Recipe for Tomato & Black Bean Salsa with Corn Chips

Healthy Homemade Hummus

A simple homemade hummus – the ideal help-yourself starter for easy entertaining.

Recipe for Healthy Homemade Hummus

Spinach & Snoek Pâté With Cucumber

Forget about store-bought spread; make your own pâté and curate the flavours to your liking. Serve with cucumber slices for a lighter game day snack.

Recipe for Spinach & Snoek Pâté With Cucumber

Spicy BLT Guacamole With Tortilla Chips

Spicy guacamole is mixed with the yummy flavours of a classic BLT sandwich by adding some bacon, tomatoes and crisp lettuce. Perfect for scooping up with plenty of tortilla chips.

Recipe for Spicy BLT Guacamole With Tortilla Chips

Mexican Tuna Ceviche With Guacamole, Salsa And Nachos

Light, fresh, packed with flavour and so easy to make. Serve with guac and nachos.

Recipe for Mexican Tuna Ceviche With Guacamole, Salsa And Nachos


Braaied & Basted

If you’re looking for snacks with a little flame action, have at it…

Game Day Snacks
Game Day Snacks

Pork & Pineapple Snack Skewers with Coconut Curry Sauce

Relish the flavours of these Fiji-inspired skewers; dunk into the coconut curry sauce and wash down with cold beer.

Recipe for Pork & Pineapple Snack Skewers with Coconut Curry Sauce

Sweet & Sour BBQ Pork Ribs

Sweet and sour Asian flavours take these braaied pork ribs to the next-level. You won’t want your ribs any other way after trying these – trust us!

Recipe for Sweet & Sour BBQ Pork Ribs

Chicken & Pineapple Skewers with a Honey-Soy Marinade

Honey-soy marinated kebabs with caramelised pineapple chunks – what’s not to love about that? Enjoy with a glass of Sauv Blanc for the ultimate game day combo.

Recipe for Chicken & Pineapple Skewers with a Honey-Soy Marinade

Korean BBQ Pork Skewers with Pink Lady Apples

Korean BBQ is in a flavour league of its own! Top with sesame seeds, and delight in the umami pork flavours and sweet apple chunks.

Recipe for Korean BBQ Pork Skewers with Pink Lady Apples

Peri-Peri Pork Neck Espetada with Lemon Yoghurt Dipping Sauce

We love a good bit of chilli, and these spicy espetadas certainly hit the spot. If you can’t handle the heat, have at the lemon yoghurt dip.

Recipe for Peri-Peri Pork Neck Espetada with Lemon Yoghurt Dipping Sauce

Cape Malay Sosaties

All your favourite Cape Malay curry spices on a stick; the marinade infuses so much flavour into the lamb, and the dried apricot is a delish surprise.

Recipe for Cape Malay Sosaties

Peri Peri Chicken Lollipops

The only problem with good peri-peri chicken is that you’ll find it hard to break the fiery addiction once you start.

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Chipotle Honey Chicken & Pineapple Mini Kebabs

These killer mini kebabs are sweet, spicy and the perfect game day snack.

Recipe for Chipotle Honey Chicken & Pineapple Mini Kebabs

Sriracha Amber Ale Hot Wings

Delicious grilled chicken wings, tossed in a hot Amber Ale basting and served with a blue cheese sauce.

Recipe for Sriracha Amber Ale Hot Wings

Sticky Clemengold, Chilli And Ginger Chicken Wings

Sweet, spicy and zesty chicken wings that are easy to prep and a real crowd-pleaser.

Recipe for Sticky Clemengold, Chilli And Ginger Chicken Wings

Sticky Ginger Sweet and Sour Ribs

These gingery glazed ribs are tender and intensely flavoured – and pretty much impossible to stop eating.

Recipe for Sticky Ginger Sweet and Sour Ribs

Pineapple BBQ Spare Ribs

Sweet and tangy BBQ spare ribs served with pieces of pineapple and chilli. Divine!

Recipe for Pineapple BBQ Spare Ribs


Burgers & Bites

A burger in one hand and a beer in the other is the only way to really enjoy the game.

Game Day Snacks

Bourbon BBQ Bacon Burger with Caramelised Onions

This pork burger will blow your taste buds away! With bacon, sweet bourbon BBQ sauce, caramelised onions and jalapeños for heat, this is the burger of your dreams.

Recipe for Bourbon BBQ Bacon Burger with Caramelised Onions

Kiwi Burger Sliders

Kick off celebrations with these hunky Kiwi Burger Sliders, topped with pickled beetroot slices and sunny-side-up eggs.

Recipe for Kiwi Burger Sliders

Basil, Garlic & Lemon Chicken Burgers

Succulent chicken burgers loaded with zesty, garlicky and fresh basil notes.

Recipe for Basil, Garlic & Lemon Chicken Burgers

BBQ Beef & Bacon Sloppy Joes

Treat your mates to these saucy and satisfying Sloppy Joes as you cheer on the Bokke!

Recipe for BBQ Beef & Bacon Sloppy Joes


Sweet Victory!

A stellar line-up of sweet treats for when you’ve run out of biltong.

Peppermint Crisp Cups

End celebrations on a sweet note with these green and gold Peppermint Crisp Cups – the ultimate Bokke-inspired treat.

Recipe for Peppermint Crisp Cups

Traditional Koeksisters

From the syrup to the crisp exterior and comfortingly doughy interior, a koeksister really is the perfect bite!

Recipe for Traditional Koeksisters

Salted Caramel Popcorn

A sprinkling of salt perfectly balances the sweet caramel; with its crunchy and sugar-coated texture, this popcorn will win over a crowd of sweet tooths.

Recipe for Salted Caramel Popcorn

Salted Caramel Chews

The ideal party treat – a little goes a long way.

Recipe for Salted Caramel Chews

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