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Spice up game day with these 5 simple, flavorful recipes

Dial up the flavor with 5 affordable, easy-to-make game day recipes.

Jennifer Franklin,
for ALDI
These affordable recipes will make you the fan favorite.

Whether your favorite football team makes it to the championship or you simply can’t wait to rate the commercials, the Big Game is the perfect time to test out some easy and affordable game day recipes.

ALDI has everything you need for a cheer-worthy menu, including fresh produce, a variety of cheeses and quality meats. From loaded chicken wing dip with caramelized onions to a surprising twist on nachos, these dishes are so simple and delicious, you can make them year-round. Whether or not your team comes out on top, these easy recipes ensure everyone is a winner.

1. Loaded Chicken Wing Dip with Beer Caramelized Onions

An easy, cheesy chicken dip is the perfect way to kick off the Big Game.

Can’t decide between barbecue and buffalo wing flavors? Fortunately, this tasty dip combines them so you don’t have to choose. Start with a few cooked and shredded Never Any! Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts for a dose of hearty protein. Caramelize a sweet onion in Wernesgrüner Pilsner and mix in four of your favorite cheeses. Pile on the bold flavor with Burman’s Hot Sauce, Burman’s BBQ Sauce, honey mustard, ranch and blue cheese dressings. Bake the dip until it’s bubbling and serve with celery, carrot sticks and Clancy’s Hint of Lime Tortilla Chips for an “everything but the kitchen sink” snack that will score you major points.

Get the recipe: howsweeteats.com/2020/01/wing-dip/

2. Lemony Grilled Greek Chicken Wings with Whipped Feta Dip

Charred, juicy and crisp, these Greek-inspired chicken wings can’t be beat.

Whip up these tasty, restaurant-quality wings to be named “MVP” of your game day gathering. Kirkwood Fresh Chicken Wings get their amped-up flavor from soaking in a marinade of fresh lemon juice and garlic, Specially Selected Sicilian Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Stonemill Dried Oregano and Stonemill Paprika for up to three days. We promise planning ahead is worth it! Grill these wings to perfection and serve with an easy homemade dip of more lemon, garlic, olive oil, Emporium Selection Crumbled Feta Cheese and Specially Selected Raw Honey.

Get the recipe: playswellwithbutter.com/greek-chicken-wings/

3. Carne Asada Tacos

Inspired by Mexico’s famed street food culture, these carne asada tacos are crave-worthy.

It wouldn’t be a football feast without tacos — arguably the perfect handheld food. Start with ALDI Pueblo Lindo White Corn Tortillas and Black Angus Beef Thin Sliced Sirloin Tip Steak, grilled to tender perfection (No grill? A cast iron skillet works just as well). Layer on the flavors yourself for easy to grab tacos or let your guests in on the fun by building their own with their favorite toppings. Display a fixings bar with Happy Farms Mexican Shredded Cheese, guacamole and easy homemade pico de gallo made with Roma tomatoes, jalapenos, lime juice, cilantro and onion. It’s safe to say your guests will keep coming back for more of these mouthwatering tacos.

Get the recipe: cookingwithcoit.com/carne-asada-tacos

4. French Fry Board

No matter which team your friends are cheering for, they’ll love making a plate of their favorite fry combinations with this french fry board.

Hop on the creative platter trend with this fun “All Eyes on Fries” board. Start with a wooden charcuterie board or platter and pile on a variety of cooked potatoes — Season’s Choice Seasoned French Fries, Waffle Cut Sweet Potato Fries, Steak Fries, Crinkle Cut French Fried Potatoes and Spiral Fries are all great choices. Sprinkle on some fresh chopped jalapenos, crisp and crumbled Applewood Farms Center Cut Bacon and shredded Emporium Selection Asiago Cheese. Then, add small bowls of your favorite condiments like Simply Nature Organic Ketchup, Casa Mamita Salsa Con Queso, Tuscan Garden Buttermilk Ranch, Burman’s Dijon Mustard and Simply Nature Organic Chipotle Ranch Dressing. Now kick back and enjoy as your guests build their favorite combinations.

Get the recipe: instagram.com/p/CTwte77gY0B/

5. Bell Pepper Nachos

You won’t miss the tortilla chips in these veggie-heavy red pepper nachos.

Sneak in a veggie-heavy option that’s big on flavor with a clever twist on classic nachos. This recipe replaces tortilla chips with bell peppers (go colorful with as many pepper varieties as you like). Brown a package of Simply Nature Organic 100% Ground Beef, seasoned with ALDI pantry staples including chili, garlic and onion powders, and spoon the cooked meat over your sliced peppers then top with grated Happy Farms Sharp Cheddar Cheese and fresh sliced jalapenos. After a quick bake in the oven, dress them as you would traditional nachos, with Park Street Deli Fresh Cut Mild Salsa, Park Street Deli Chunky Guacamole and chopped cilantro. A tasty snack that’s also better for you? That’s something to cheer about!

Get the recipe: savoringtheflavoring.com/bellpeppernachos/

As you prep for the Big Game, you’ll find all the inspiration and ingredients at ALDI to make a winning game day spread. Find your nearest ALDI via the store locator to start saving in every aisle, every day. For added convenience, ALDI also has delivery and curbside pickup options via shop.aldi.us. Find more recipe inspiration and culinary tips at ALDI.us.

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