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App-etizers For Game Day: Foodie Apps For The Aspiring Cook

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  • October 05, 2018

From the Food Network to Yummly, get ready to download one of these amazing apps and get to cooking!

Looking to host a party for all your sports crazed friends and family this fall? Well, you are in luck because we have found a list of some of the best apps for the aspiring cook as well as fun fall inspired recipes!

From the Food Network to Yummly, get ready to download one of these amazing apps and get to cooking! Your guests will be very impressed by these delicious treats.


Tasty is one of the most popular food apps out right now and we love watching all of their trending content! Get in the fall spirit just by browsing through the endless autumn dishes that will have you drooling. To help prepare for Game Day, whip up some delicious and easy appetizers to serve all your family and friends!  

From sweets to salty snacks, and everything in between, this app has the perfect recipes to make your next sports get-together a smash! 

Carrot Corn Fritters 

In the mood for something salty but still trying to be fairly healthy? Try these easy to make carrot corn fritters. With a short cooking time and only a few ingredients, this recipe is easy to whip up when you’re in a hurry to get enough food to feed all your family and friends. 


3 cups chopped carrot 
2 cups water
½ cup shredded 
1 egg 
½ cup flour 
1 cup corn 
¼ cup fresh chopped parsley 
½ teaspoon salt 
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil 


  1. Add carrots and water in a saucepan over medium high heat and let steam for 5 minutes or until slightly tender. 
  2. Drain carrots and let cool in a separate bowl.
  3. Once cool, add parmesan cheese, egg, flour, corn, parsley, and salt. Mix until there is a semi creamy texture. 
  4. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add vegetable oil.
  5. Using a spoon, scoop out medium sized dollops of the mixture and place in the pan. Let cook on each side for roughly 3 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Remove from pan and place on a paper towel to absorb excess oil.
  7. Let cool and enjoy! 

Photo: Carrot Corn Fritters

Homemade Sweet Potato Fries With Yogurt Chive Dip 

Nothing pairs better with sitting down and watching a fall football game than some homemade fries! Keep it slightly healthier but also still delicious and salty by going for this amazing sweet potato fry recipe. The sweet potato over regular potato will give it a fall feel but it is still classic enough to please all your hungry guests. 


1 sweet potato 
2 tablespoons olive oil 
1 tablespoon fresh chopped rosemary 
1 teaspoon salt 
1 teaspoon pepper

Greek Yogurt Chive Dip 

1 cup plain greek yogurt 
1 tablespoon lemon juice 
2 tablespoons chives 
¼ teaspoon salt 
¼ teaspoon pepper 


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cut sweet potato into fries and combine in a large bowl with olive oil, rosemary, salt, and pepper. 
  3. Place in a single layer on a baking sheet lined in parchment paper. Bake for 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway through. 
  4. Prepare dip while fries are baking. Combine all dip ingredients in a small bowl and set aside in the refrigerator until ready to use. 
  5. Enjoy!  

Photo: Homemade Sweet Potato Fries With Yogurt Chive Dip


Next on our list of amazing foodie apps is Yummly. This app is great because before even beginning to look at recipes, you are able to input your likes and dislikes, allergies, cooking experience and ability, as well as recipes that fit into the type of food that appeals to you! You can even send recipes to your oven from the app so that way your oven heats up and sets a timer automatically. We’re obsessing over this easy new way to find recipes and would definitely recommend giving this app a try. 

Slow Cooker Chicken And Butternut Squash Stew

Anything with butternut squash is bound to remind you of fall, but this stew is truly the definition of comfort food. The preparation for this is simple and won’t take more than 30 minutes, making this the perfect recipe to prepare in the morning and let sit and cook while you go about your day for the next few hours! 


¾ cup plain flour 
4 tablespoons sunflower oil 
11/10 lbs. Boneless, skinless chicken thigh 
1 chopped onion 
4 finely chopped cloves of garlic 
2 finely chopped chilies
¾ cup white wine 
½ peeled, chopped butternut squash 
1 ¼ cup chicken stock 
5 sprigs fresh thyme 
3 bay leaves 
4 tablespoons creme fraiche 
Freshly ground black pepper 
Small handful of fresh chopped parsley 


  1. Sprinkle the flour onto a plate. 
  2. Heat half of the oil in a frying pan, dredge the chicken pieces in the flour and fry for 4-5 minutes. Tip the browned chicken into the slow cooker. 
  3. Heat the remaining oil in a frying pan and fry the onion for 5 minutes. Add the garlic and chilies and fry for another 2-3 minutes. Add the wine and continue to cook until the volume of the liquid is reduced to half. 
  4. Tip the onion mixture into the slow cooker.
  5. Add the butternut squash, chicken stock, thyme, and bay leaves to the slow cooker. Stir everything together.
  6. Let cook for 8-10 hours. 
  7. About 30 minutes before serving, stir in the creme fraiche and season with salt and pepper. 
  8. Cook for another 30 minutes and then add the parsely. 
  9. Serve and enjoy! 

Photo: Slow Cooker Chicken And Butternut Squash Stew

Food Network In The Kitchen 

One amazing thing about the Food Network In The Kitchen App is that one of the categories of types of food is literally Game Day Recipes! With everything from chili’s, to cocktails, to meatball stuffed bread in the shape of a football, it is nearly impossible to choose which recipe you want to make! We’ve narrowed it down and have our favorites here! 

Roasted Jalapeno Poppers 

These jalapeño poppers are the perfect alternative to the spicy chips all the other game day parties will have. Make your party pop by serving the hottest dish you can! With only a 25 minute total prepare and cook time, why would you not be serving these at your next event? 


12 large jalapeno peppers 
2 ounces feta cheese
4 ounces cream cheese 
4 ounces shredded smoked pepper jack cheese 
Small handful fresh, finely chopped cilantro 
2 tablespoons grated onion 


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cut ⅓ of each pepper off lengthwise and scoop out seeds. Place on a baking tray and make sure they are sitting flat. 
  3. Mash the feta, cream cheese, shredded cheese, cilantro, and onion together and stuff the peppers with the mixture. 
  4. Roast for 15-18 minutes (the cheese should be brown and bubbly at the edges) 
  5. Let cool off and enjoy! 

Check out a full video of the prep HERE

Buffalo Chicken Brie 

Take your charcuterie plate to the next level by spicing things up a bit. Yes, we all love a classic brie, but why not add an american twist? This 20 minute easy to make appetizer is sure to be a hit and will make you look like the host with the most. 


1 ½ cups shredded rotisserie chicken 
3 tablespoons buffalo wing sauce 
Small wheel of brie 
1 tablespoon diced celery 
Blue cheese dressing 


  1. Toss the shredded chicken with the buffalo wing sauce.
  2. Slice off the top rind of the brie.
  3. Place on a sheet of non-stick foil, top the brie with the chicken and celery. 
  4. Bring the edges of the foil together and seal, leaving room in the packet.
  5. Grill over medium-low heat for about 8 minutes or until the cheese is soft.
  6. Unwrap and top with blue cheese dressing. 
  7. 7. Serve with crackers and enjoy! 

Photo: Buffalo Chicken Brie

All Recipes Dinner Spinner 

This app is perfect for the chef who wants all the information possible! You can personalize your feed and each recipe has a shopping list with where you can buy the ingredients near you, a time estimate of how long it will take to make the dish, and information on how many people the dish will serve. You can track your calories, watch videos of others making the dishes, and interact with other users for feedback on the food! Below is one of our favorite recipes perfect for game day that we found on the All Recipes Dinner Spinner App! 

Easy Mexican Casserole 

Casseroles are amazing because in under an hour, you have enough food to feed a mini army! This Mexican/American dish is the perfect comfort food. With the cheesy and spicy flavors, you’ll have all your game day guests wanting to come back for seconds and thirds. 


1 lbs. Lean ground beef
2 cups salsa
1 16 ounce can drained chili beans 
3 cups crushed tortilla chips
2 cups sour cream 
1 2 ounce can drained sliced black olives
½ cup chopped green onions 
½ cup chopped fresh tomato 
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cook ground beef in a medium-high heat skillet until no longer pink. Stir in salsa, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes. Stir in beans and heat through.
  3. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray. Cover the bottom with crushed tortilla chips then spoon beef mixture over the chips. Spread sour cream over beef and sprinkle olives, green onion, and tomato over sour cream. Top with cheddar cheese.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes.
  5. Enjoy! 


Last but not least on our list of favorite food apps is Epicurious. This app is great because it makes it so easy to search by category. All you have to do is enter Fall Desserts and you’ll be sure to find some incredible suggestions! So to conclude our list of gametime dishes, we thought we could end our list with one of our favorite sweets. 

Cinnamon Oat Peach Crisp 

This mouth water dish is perfect for fall! By combining the best fruit of the season with sweet cinnamon flavors, you’ll be sure to want more after each bite. Crumbles are great because they are so much easier to make than pies with all the same sweet satisfaction. 


5 lbs. Peeled and sliced medium peaches (about 12)
⅔ cup granulated sugar 
2 tablespoons and 1 cup all purpose flour 
2 cups old fashioned oats
⅔ cup light brown sugar
4 teaspoons ground cinnamon 
1 teaspoon kosher salt 
1 cup (2 sticks) chilled unsalted butter cut into small pieces
2 pints vanilla ice cream


  1. Toss peaches, granulated sugar, and 2 Tbsp. flour in a large bowl- let sit and occasionally stir for 30 minutes.
  2. Place a rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Whisk oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, and remaining 1 cup flour in a large bowl. Using an electric mixer on a low speed, gradually add butter. Once it has all been added, increase the speed and mix until the dry ingredients are incorporated (roughly 3 minutes). 
  4. Scrape peaches and any juices into a 13 x 9 baking dish. Evenly scatter oat topping over the peaches and bake for about an hour until peaches are soft and the topping is golden brown. 
  5. Let cool and enjoy with vanilla ice cream! 

Photo: Cinnamon Oat Peach Crisp

Check out these apps and let us know what your favorite game day recipes are! 

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