It's that time of year again—football fans everywhere are parking themselves in front of the television every Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday to cheer on their favorite team (or fantasy players). Whether you invited friends over last minute or just don't want to put that much effort into game-day snacks this week, these 20-minute recipes are amazingly easy to put together. Plus, they taste so good, you'll forget all about your usual pizza-and-wings delivery.
20-Minute Game Day Meals So You Spend More Time Watching, Not Cooking
No game day is complete without a little guac, and this one couldn't be easier to make. Mash some avocados, then add lime, minced garlic, cilantro, peppers, tomato, and onion. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and bring on the chips. Maybe add a couple dashes of hot sauce to spice it up quickly.
Rotisserie chicken makes filling homemade nachos so. easy. Shred some up; add it to tortilla chips with cheese, barbecue sauce, and veggies; and bake. The only thing you'll have to worry about is when to make a second batch.
Because not everyone wants to eat wings all day, it's smart to have a lighter option. Swap out that tired fruit plate for these easy-to-grab skewers. Watermelon and feta were practically meant to be together, and blackberries are a tart twist.
These don't take too long to make, but if you want a super-fast version, we've got you covered: Season the shrimp as directed, add to sweet potato chips or precooked rounds, and top with a dollop of store-bought guacamole or slices of fresh avo.
The best part about this healthy twist on pizza is you can make lots of it, and the only cooking involved is sautéing spinach. Toast naan or flatbread, spread with hummus, then layer on sun-dried tomatoes, feta, pine nuts, and pesto.
If you love Mediterranean food, this seven-layer dip will make you forget all about the typical beans-and-sour-cream version. Make your own hummus with garbanzo beans and tahini, or save yourself a few minutes and start with a store-bought version.
Skip the hoagies and make these chicken salad wraps instead. They're good on their own if it's just you and your boo or can be cut up into bite-size pieces to feed a hungry crowd.