Game Day Charcuterie Board for the Big Game or any holiday gathering. Add a lightened up black bean dip with chips, veggies, meats, cheese.

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Friends, another epic charcuterie board post coming your way! This time for the Big Game! Will you be watching? (Or, just watching the commercials like me? hee hee:)  

Game Day Charcuterie Board

Today we’re sharing a Game Day Charcuterie Board with a lightened up black bean dip!

Best Game Day Charcuterie Board

Easy black bean chili dip

The black bean dip is the center star! Grab the complete shopping list that you can print and run to the store! Scroll to the bottom!

All you need are these ingredients for the board:

  • Lightened up black bean dip
  • Frito Lay Scoops Corn Chips
  • Tostido Multi Grain Scoops
  • Sea salt popcorn
  • Guacamole
  • Queso blanco dip, medium
  • Carrot sticks + celery sticks + jicama sticks + snap peas + mini sweet peppers
  • Stone Ground Wheat Crackers
  • Harvarti cheese
  • Salami

woman holding a round game day board

Game Day Charcuterie Board

We love the new line of boards that we sell (7 epic sizes below). Although this board is no longer available (and was not food safe), we feel our new product is superior (food safe, made in the USA, and has a raised lip around the outside of the board).

Game Day Charcuterie Board - black bean dip

Lightened Up Black Bean Dip

Make a classic Lightened Up Black Bean Dip … by adding 3 easy ingredients.

  • Black bean chili beans
  • Light cream cheese
  • Seasoning

Game Day Charcuterie Board - removing a lid

How to serve hot dishes on an epic charcuterie

Hosting is not easy. It takes effort, time, money, and a heart that wants to give to others.

Everyone has been asking me lately how to serve the food hot. My answer is to put down a pad, or something to protect the board, and then serve the hot dish!

popcorn on the big board

Which means you need to have the board ready to go, and save room for the hot items!

Then call everyone over to EAT!

Like, right away!

woman in red shirt holding an epic Game Day Charcuterie Board

How to make an epic charcuterie board

Start with a “center star” recipe. In this case, the hot bean dip.

Surround with chips, veggies, meats and cheese.

You can also add fruit and nuts.

black bean dip in the center of a game day board with snacks

We’ll be enjoying our day with a few friends. I’m also contemplating making these Turkey Pesto Super Sub Sandwiches again!

Or try these dips: Hot Bacon Crab Dip Recipe, Add a Pinch’s Southern Caviar DipGame Day Smokey Jarlsberg Dip Recipe. Aslo try from my friends Dill Pickle Dip and Chile Relleno Dip.

taking a bite of- black bean dip


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  • 12 x 36-inch maple
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  • 12 x 36-inch ebonized BLACK, cherry
  • A board with a lip (or raised edged) so the food doesn’t fall off
  • Made in the USA
  • Undercut handles (a unique design)

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Game Day Charcuterie Board

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 12
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  • 2 15 oz cans chili beans (Bush's chili black beans)
  • 1 8 oz. package Philadelphia light cream cheese
  • ½ pkg McCormick's chili mild seasoning mix
  • Frito Lay Scoops Corn Chips
  • Tostido Multi Grain Scoops
  • Sea salt popcorn
  • Guacamole
  • Queso blanco dip, medium
  • Carrot sticks
  • Celery sticks
  • Jicama sticks
  • Snap peas
  • Mini sweet peppers
  • 1 10 oz box Stone Ground Wheat Crackers, Trader Joe's
  • Harvarti cheese, sliced
  • Salami, sliced


  • Prepare a large board with parchment paper, or season with beeswax or mineral oil if not food safe.
  • Lay down a dish or plate where the center food item will be (in this case a hot dip).
  • Prepare the dip by heating on medium heat the 2 cans of chili beans, softened cream cheese, and seasoning. Gently stir and heat to a boil; remove from heat.
  • Assemble the board with remaining ingredients, adding the dip last. Since it's hot, put a hot pad down first. Keep the lid on the dip until ready to serve.


reposted from Feb 2019
Cuisine: American
Course: Appetizer
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Game Day Charcuterie Board