Crisp, fall afternoons were meant for watching football, and what makes Sunday football even more memorable is when you’re sharing the TV screen with loved ones. But, sometimes these gatherings can be a little impromptu. You become the designated hostess at the last minute and food is the last thing you want to stress about. While veggie trays are convenient, sometimes it’s nice to come across as Suzy Homemaker. With these fun and easy recipes, you’ll impress your guests without slaving away in the kitchen. Never let ’em see you sweat!

Layered Greek Dip: This dip from Garnish with Lemon is so fresh and simply requires prepared hummus and a little bit of chopping on your part. The flavors really don’t need to meld for the two hours suggested, but that is up to your discretion. Layer this together and serve with prepared pita chips.


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Roasted Grapes with Thyme, Fresh Ricotta and Grilled Bread: You never can have enough bruschetta. It’s so simple to prepare and can be made in an endless variety of flavors. The roasted grapes burschetta in this recipe from Alexandra Cooks only takes nine minutes to finish.


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Apple, Brie and Honey Bruschetta: This bruschetta from Craving Chronicles simply requires a quick toasting of your baguette slices before topping them with sliced brie, sliced fresh apple, a little chopped pecans and a drizzle of honey. Simple and impressive.


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Cheesy Mushroom Pinwheels: Mushrooms and cheese are a classic combo for fall comfort. These mushroom pinwheels from Lana’s Cooking make use of canned pizza dough to make quick work of these tasty pinwheels.

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Sweet Potato Coins with Gorgonzola and Bacon: Sweet potatoes are another fall staple and are elevated as an elegant appetizer when paired with Greek yogurt, blue cheese and bacon. Check out Prevention RD for this quick and healthy appetizer.


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Savory Pumpkin Dip: Nothing says fall quite like pumpkins. Check out Gimme Some Oven for a mouth-watering pumpkin dip.


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Pumpkin Pie Dip: This next sweet Pumpkin Pie Dip from Shugary Sweets uses healthy Greek yogurt as the base. Serve with prepared cinnamon pita chips and fresh apple slices for a game-winning dip.


Photo Credit: Shugary Sweets

30-Minute Chili: Finally, no football gathering seems complete without chili. Here’s a 30-minute chili recipe from Martha Stewart. Serve it with baked tortilla chips, low-fat sour cream and some pickled jalapeños to round out your perfect game day.


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What are some of your favorite quick and easy game day foods? Let us know in the comments below!