A Classic Game Day Board recipe with chili, cheese sticks, lil’ smokies, veggies, chips, and Ranch dressing! Don’t forget chex mix and M&Ms!

round board with pot of chili in center, surrounded by game day snacks

Friends, what will you be serving for Super Bowl Sunday this year? Here’s a Classic Game Day Board, served on my new BIG BOARD.

Classic Game Day Board Recipe

Delicious for the big game this weekend, you can make all of these snacks, or have your family and friends bring  recipe, so you don’t have to do it all!

I’m going to be giving away one of my boards this next weekend, but the question is, should it be the 12×36 rectangular, or a round one? :) Let me know which size you’d like to win!

game day board with pot of chili

Ingredients for game day board

All you need for this Classic Game Day Board are these ingredients:

  • Chili (make my Easy Homemade Chili recipe)
  • Chex Mix + M&Ms
  • Pop Chips (gluten-free option for your guests)
  • Fritos
  • Carrot sticks
  • Celery sticks
  • Cucumber
  • Mozzarella sticks (follow this Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks recipe)
  • Lil’ Smokies (follow this Mini Crescent Dogs recipe)
  • Mustard
  • Ketchup
  • Ranch dressing
  • Shredded cheese and onion for chili garnish

chili board with game day snacks
Last year we made this, this, and this for a large party! Obviously we won’t be having as many people this year, so this Classic Game Day Board is a great size!

Change out the pot of chili if you aren’t chili lovers, for a big pot of soup!

round board with chili and game day snacks

Game Day soups to try

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

Cauliflower White Cheddar Cheese Soup

Cheeseburger Dill Pickle Soup Recipe

Easy Vegetable Soup

pot of chili with cheese, with other snacks

How to make a chili board

You can make my Epic Chili Dinner Board (with corn bread), or make a smaller version today of this board!

  1. On a large prepared board, place a hot pad in the center (for the pot of chili or soup).
  2. Make the lil’ smokies, and either bake the cheese sticks (or use the air fryer). I like using the air fryer while the smokies are baking in the oven.
  3. Around where the pot of chili will be, build the board with veggies, snacks, chhips, dips, and condiments.
  4. Mix the chex mix with M&Ms!
  5. Right before serving, add the pot of hot chili!

Having people over

Having people over and building relationships means a simple investment… and many people do it casually (like with a barbecue, game day, or pizza night).

pot of chili with game day snacks

Last weekend we had a few friends over, and I made a giant salad, and we ordered pizza! It doesn’t always have to be flashy and big.

Hospitality and hosting are definitely an investment of time, thoughtfulness, and yes, money. It may take more than we want to give, but the results–the hugs, the listening ear, a deeper/fuller smile, the stories, the laughter—are so worth it.

It’s about putting aside the “me and my wants” for the other one sitting across the table.

pot of chili with cheese on a board

Something to think about today!

So now, who are you having over for the game this weekend? (wink wink)

The Big Board

Friends, The Big Board is here! Yes, I’ve partnered with JK Adams, the premier woodmaking company in Vermont, with my own line of RE boards!

  • 20-inch
  • 26-inch
  • 12 x 36-inch
  • A board with a lip (or raised edged) so the food doesn’t fall off
  • FOOD SAFE
  • Made in the USA
  • Undercut handles (a unique design)

Thank you for your support, as we’ve sold out so many times already!

Order The Big Board today!

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Classic Game Day Board

Made on a 20-inch board with a lip.

Ingredients

  • Chili
  • Chex Mix
  • Pop Chips, gluten-free option for your guests
  • Fritos
  • Carrot sticks
  • Celery sticks
  • Cucumber
  • Mozzarella sticks
  • Lil’ Smokies, make my Mini Crescent Dogs
  • Mustard
  • Ketchup
  • Ranch dressing
  • Shredded cheese and onion for chili garnish

Instructions

  • On a large prepared board, place a hot pad in the center (for the pot of chili or soup).
  • Make the chili, lil' smokies (use my Mini Crescent Dogs recipe), and either bake the cheese sticks or use the air fryer.
  • Around where the pot of chili will be, build the board with veggies, snacks, chhips, dips, and condiments.
  • Right before serving, add the pot of hot chili!
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chili in the center of a game day board with cheese sticks, veggies, dips, chips

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