19 Best Game Day Recipes for your Instant Pot

February 3, 2018 (Updated: February 8, 2019) By Aneesha |

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Super Bowl is finally here!  Here is a collection of some super-hit game-day recipes, that’ll keep you entertained and fed, while the two teams fight it out. 

Here you will find a variety of vegetarian, chicken/meat and gluten-free recipes for appetizers, entree and dessert. These recipes can be made in an Instant Pot, oven or stove-top, and can be made or prepped ahead of time. With that, I wish ‘Good Eatings’ to you all, and may the best team win!

Super Bowl Sunday

According to Wikipedia, Super Bowl Sunday is the second-largest food consumption day in America, after Thanksgiving.  It is said that roughly 28,000,000 pounds of chips, 1.25 billion chicken wings, and 8,000,000 pounds of guacamole are consumed during the Super Bowl.   Now, that’s a LOT of good food!  

Every year on Super Bowl, we get together with some of my hubby’s college buddies and their families.  We’ve been watching the game together for over a decade now.  Along with the fun, we all look forward to a variety of delicious food. 

I’m sharing some of our favorite recipes, that are regulars, in our game day celebrations.  All these recipes are quick, easy and finger-licking!

Spinach Artichoke Dip

A bowl of spinach artichoke dip served with crackers, carrots and cucumbers

Here’s an easy 30-minute recipe for creamy and decadent Spinach Artichoke Dip. Simply combine all the ingredients and cook it in an Instant pot, or bake it in the oven. It’s a crowd pleasing appetizer for any occasion!


Tzatziki Dip

An easy recipe for Tzatziki sauce, using greek yogurt. Served with pita bread and sliced cucumbers and carrots

This Easy Tzatziki Sauce is a creamy and delicious Mediterranean dip that is seasoned with salt, lime juice, garlic and paprika!  It’s a great party dip, which can be made ahead of time. Pair it with assorted vegetables like cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, peppers,  carrots, and pita bread.


Naan Pizza Bites

Pizza bites served on a wooden board as appetizers

This fusion Keema Naan pizza is made with warm and oven-toasted Naan, brushed with garlic-infused olive oil, topped with mozzarella cheese and keema (spiced ground meat).


Roasted Chickpeas

Gluten-Free Mediterranean spiced oven roasted chickpeas by Spice Cravings

Oven Roasted Chickpeas are crispy, crunchy, tiny-little flavor bombs that are just ideal for snacking, or, as salad toppers. Try them, they are IRRESISTIBLY GOOD! 


Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread

A loaf of spicy, cheesy and sweet Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread

A combination of sweet and savory, this cheesy Jalapeños Cheddar Cornbread is the perfect balance between moist and crumbly.  This recipe is an all jazzed-up version of my favorite store-bought cornbread mix.


Chicken Wings

Chicken wings cooked in Instant pot, crisped in the oven and served with celery and carrots

If you’re hosting a game-day party or Super Bowl, you need a good TV and some of these juicy and delicious Chicken Wings!!  The wings are spice-rubbed and can be cooked either in the oven or the Instant Pot, coated with spicy and delicious Buffalo sauce and grilled for a final tasty finish!

White Chicken Chili

A spoonful of white chicken chili made in the Instant Pot pressure Cooker

This White Chicken Chili soup is a simple “Dump & Start” recipe. You add all the ingredients in a instant pot and let it do it’s magic. The only work you have to do after that is figure out what toppings you want to put on it.


Pork Ribs

Instant Pot recipe for BBQ pork ribs

This recipe for Fall-Off-The-Bone Pork ribs uses a rich spice blend to add a lot of flavor and the instant pot to infuse all that flavor into the ribs.  Finish by coating with BBQ sauce & broiling.

Tandoori Chicken

Indian Spiced Grilled chicken called Tandoori Chicken served with lemon wedges

An easy Instant Pot & Oven recipe for Tandoori Chicken, a popular Indian spiced roast chicken. Chicken is marinated in yogurt and toasted Indian spices, and grilled till it’s tender and juicy on the inside, and golden and crisp on the outside. 

Easy Chili

Pinterest pin for Easy Instant Pot Chicken Chili

Try this tasty and healthy recipe for Instant Pot Chili. Made with ground chicken, turkey or beef, taco seasoning and creamy pinto beans, you’ll love this protein and fiber packed warm bowl of goodness, on a cold, winter night too.

Salsa Chicken Tacos

Shredded Salsa chicken served over a corn tortilla

If there was ever a contest for the “Easiest Chicken Taco Recipe Ever”, this recipe for 3-Ingredient Instant Pot Salsa Chicken would win hands down! The only prep I do is open a packet of chicken, taco seasoning and a jar of salsa. I pressure cook the chicken, shred it and load it on to soft warm corn tortillas!  YUM!

Black Bean Chili

Instant Pot black bean chili made vegan using beans, corn and rainbow peppers

This delicious Vegetarian Black Bean Chili has creamy black beans simmered in vegetable broth with sweet diced tomatoes, and fire roasted green chilies.  


Veggie Burger

Veggie burger served with cheese, tomato and lettuce on a toasted sesame bun

A delicious veggie bean burger, with a golden brown bean patty, loaded with vegges and Mexican spices, and smothered with a Sriracha Mayo sauce.


Keema Quesadilla (Indian Spiced Ground Meat Quesadilla)

Quesadilla made with cheese and indian spiced ground meat and peas, cut in slices.

Indian spiced ground meat, ,keema,  gets a Mexican makeover with these cheesy Keema Matar Quesadilla! Keema Matar is an Indian dry curry in which ground meat, called Keema, is cooked with peas and seasoned with toasted Indian spice blend, garam masala.

Cheesy Taco Pasta

Cheesy vegetarian taco pasta with beans and corn.

This cheesy, spicy and absolutely yum Vegetarian Taco Pasta is the best of both worlds.  It’s good old hearty pasta dressed up in taco seasoning.  This comforting cheesy taco pasta is ready in 20 minutes and makes for one delicious quick and easy weeknight dinner. 


Chicken Fajita Tacos

Instant Pot Pulled Chicken Fajita shredded and served on a toasted corn tortilla

This Pulled Chicken Fajita Tacos recipe is a party in your mouth! Chicken seasoned with Mexican spices, cooked in salsa, and rolled in toasted corn tortillas!

Tandoori Chicken Sliders

Pin for Tandoori Chicken Slider Recipe

Tandoori Chicken Sliders are mini-burgers with marinated & grilled chicken, sandwiched in soft slider buns and dressed with a delicious cilantro-chutney spread.

4-Ingredient Nutella Brownies

Chocolate nutella brownies decorated with a football symbol

This easy, family-favorite recipe for 4-ingredient chocolate Nutella brownies makes fudgy, gooey and irresistible brownies in under 30 minutes.

Hot Cocoa Cheesecake Cups

Mini chocolate cheesecakes baked in the shape of a cup of hot cocoa

Perfect individual sized cheesecake bites! These are Hot Cocoa flavored mini cheesecakes with chocolate handles, & topped with whipped cream. This Hot Cocoa Cheesecake Recipe is literally the best of both worlds!

There’s many more recipes on this blog, that you can easily customize for Game-Day- take a look! Would love to see your pictures and comments if you try out some!

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Aneesha holding a glass of white wine Hi, I'm Aneesha, a foodie by birth and the mind, body and soul behind Spice Cravings. Here I share quick, easy & healthy Indian & global recipes that are low in effort and big on taste! A recipe doesn't make it on the blog unless it is tested multiple times and gets a thumbs-up from my taster-in-chief, my husband, and my teen-chefs, my twin girls!

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