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5 of the Easiest, Most Crowd-Pleasing Finger Foods You Can Make on Game Day

published Feb 2, 2024
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Credit: Naomi Robinson

When the big game is on, your menu has to be simple to prep, easy to eat, and as crowd-pleasing as a touchdown. And if your favorite part about a football watch party is the food, well, you’re not alone.

However, grazing on cheesy, spicy, rich snacks all game long can trigger heartburn by the fourth quarter. With the quick relief of PEPCID Max®, you can still enjoy that glorious game-day spread without the interruption of heartburn symptoms: PEPCID Max® provides heartburn relief that’s fast and lasts all day.

Whether they’re cooking up fresh-off-the-grill perfection or deliciously decadent dips, these five food influencers know how to throw a party. Here are their must-make recipes to round out your watch-party menu. And don’t forget to keep some PEPCID Max® on hand to enjoy comfortably!

1. Grilled Buffalo and Ranch Ribs

Maciej Zurawski‘s hearty, yet snackable dish combines two of our favorite flavors: spicy Buffalo and herbaceous ranch. The simple homemade sauces take grilled ribs to the next level.

2. Jalapeño Popper Meatball Sliders

Sliders were made to party. This recipe by Britney Brown-Chamberlain packs all the flavor of classic jalapeño poppers for a spicy and satisfying snack. Peppers are a common heartburn trigger, so if you start to feel the burn, rely on PEPCID Max® for quick, lasting relief.

3. Spicy Italian Sausage Dip with Crushed Bacon-and-Cracker Crust

There’s not a word in this recipe by Naomi Robinson we don’t like. A bubbly cheese-and-sausage filling is topped with salty bacon and buttery cracker crumbs for the ultimate savory, spicy, gooey bite.

4. Buffalo Chicken Empanadas

All the flavor of chicken wings with none of the mess! Alfredo Garcia‘s buttery empanada crust is a dreamy partner for the spicy and savory filling. If things get a little too spicy for you, PEPCID Max® will stop heartburn symptoms in their tracks — so you can go ahead and have seconds.

5. Stuffed Italian Long Hot Peppers with Prosciutto and Provolone

Tara Ippolito‘s comfort food recipes never disappoint. Bake this spicy-salty-cheesy concoction until it’s all gooey and melted, serve it alongside bread or crackers, and watch it disappear.

Make sure to keep PEPCID Max® handy while you’re cheering on your team!

*Starts to work in 15-30 minutes. Lasts all day based on 8-hour symptom relief studies during the day.