Best Game Day Snacks (Vegan + GF)

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Dips, vegan wings, cookies, and more game day snacks for the Super Bowl

Game day is almost here, and whether you LOVE football or are focused on spending time with friends and family, there’s no denying that having delicious snacks is a MUST! To bring you some inspiration, we’ve gathered our BEST game day snacks, from nachos and dips to pizza, “wings,” and more! All vegan, gluten-free, and SO delicious. Let’s dig in!

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Snacks

Plate of Vegan Jalapeno Poppers
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Vegan Jalapeño Poppers
Vegan, gluten-free baked jalapeño poppers with tons of flavor, cheesiness, and the perfect crispy top. Less than 10 ingredients and 30 minutes required.
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White ceramic baking dish filled with Curry Cauliflower Wings alongside a bowl of green chutney for dipping
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Spicy Red Curry Cauliflower “Wings”
Amazing, spicy red curry cauliflower wings that are baked not fried, gluten-free, and plant-based. They require just 9 ingredients! Pair with my simple green chutney dipping sauce for an extra delicious snack or side.
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Jackfruit taquitos on a plate around a bowl of green salsa
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Crispy Baked Jackfruit Taquitos (Vegan, GF)
Unbelievably crispy and delicious vegan taquitos filled with a savory, smoky jackfruit filling! Perfect for making ahead and storing in the freezer for a quick snack! Just 10 ingredients required.
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Grabbing some Korean-Inspired Cauliflower Wings wrapped in lettuce leaves with shredded carrot
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Spicy Korean Style Cauliflower Wings
Amazingly flavorful 8-ingredient, 30-minute cauliflower wings! Seasoned with Korean gochujang sauce and baked until tender. A flavorful appetizer or side dish that’s also soy- and nut-free!
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Plate of our vegan pizza made with veggies and homemade sausage
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Gluten-Free Vegan Sausage Pizza
Looking to upgrade pizza night? This vegan, gluten-free sausage pizza is the trick! Made with 9 simple, whole food ingredients, customizable toppings, and BIG flavor!
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Slices of Vegan Pizza on a parchment-lined plate
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My Favorite Vegan Pizza
The BEST vegan pizza made with a garlic-herb crust, simple tomato sauce, TONS of sauteed veggies, and vegan parmesan cheese. Thin crust, tons of flavor, and ridiculously satisfying.
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Plate of The Best Damn Vegan Nachos made with cashew queso, salsa, guac and more
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The Best Damn Vegan Nachos
The heartiest, most delicious vegan nachos I’ve ever had. Salty, crunchy tortilla chips, fresh guacamole, black beans, and salsa all covered in a healthy layer of cashew-less vegan queso!
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Basket of homemade Gluten-Free Onion Rings and a bowl of sauce for dipping
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Gluten-Free Onion Rings
Insanely delicious, crispy, pan-fried onion rings that are gluten-free, vegan, and ready in less than 30 minutes! The perfect game day snack or comfort food craving solution.
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Using a homemade Baked Plantain Chip to scoop up Garlicky Guacamole from a bowl
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Baked Plantain Chips + Garlicky Guacamole
Crispy, baked plantain chips with garlicky guacamole! A satisfying alternative to corn chips, ready in just 30 minutes, with 7 wholesome ingredients!
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Picking up a taco from a plate
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1-Pot Smoky Lentil Vegan Taco “Meat”
Easy vegan taco “meat” made with lentils, carrots, and TONS of smoky spices! Just 30 minutes required for this flavorful, 1-pot dish!
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Baked french fries coated in cajun spices served with ketchup
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Crispy Cajun Baked Fries (Oil-Free!)
The BEST way to make perfect french fries that are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and oil-free! Simple ingredients, BIG flavor, super versatile!
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Parchment-lined platter filled with Oil-Free Baked Cheesy Fries and a bowl of guacamole
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Cheesy Chili Baked Potato Fries (Oil-Free!)
Crispy, cheesy, spicy baked potato fries that are oil-free! Just 5 ingredients and simple methods required. The perfect plant-based side or snack!
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Crispy Baked Garlic Fries on a baking sheet with a bowl of ketchup
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Crispy Baked Garlic Matchstick Fries
The crispiest baked french fries ever! No soaking or frying involved, just cut into matchsticks and bake! Just 5 ingredients and 30 minutes to crispy, garlic french fries!
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Dips

Bowl of our easy mango salsa recipe
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Easy Mango Salsa
Flavorful, crunchy, 8-ingredient mango salsa! Perfect for dipping, bowls, tacos, and more. Just 20 minutes and 1 bowl required!
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Mortar and pestle of Serrano & Rosemary Guacamole with veggie chips
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Serrano & Rosemary Guacamole
Incredibly fluffy guacamole infused with crushed rosemary, garlic, and serrano pepper! Just 10 minutes, 1 bowl, and 6 ingredients required for this plant-based side, appetizer, or sauce!
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Dipping a chip into a bowl of Vegan Cashew Queso
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5-Minute Vegan Cashew Queso
Creamy vegan queso ready in just 5 minutes! Cheesy, quick and easy to make, and perfect for serving with nachos, burrito bowls, tacos, and more!
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Vintage spoon in a bowl of white bean dip topped with serrano peppers
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Charred Serrano White Bean Dip
Smoky charred serrano peppers blend with white beans, garlic, and savory sautéed shallots for an oh-so creamy, flavorful, and versatile dip. Just 8 ingredients and 30 minutes required!
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Bowl of Creamy Vegan Ranch dressing surrounded by fresh chopped vegetables for dipping
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Easy Vegan Ranch Dressing (Oil-Free!)
Creamy, oil-free vegan ranch requiring just 10 simple ingredients and 1 bowl with BIG flavor! The perfect dairy-free dressing for salads, vegetables, and more!
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Top down shot of a bowl of Smoky Refried Lentils topped with cilantro and surrounded by plantain chips
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Smoky 1-Pot Refried Lentils
These flavorful, creamy refried lentils are infused with smoky spices and chilis and made in 1 pot in less than 30 minutes! Say hello to the perfect side for Mexican night.
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Using a pita chip to scoop up a bite of homemade Hummus from Scratch
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How to Make Hummus From Scratch
How to make hummus from scratch with simple methods and 6 wholesome ingredients. Creamy, garlicky, hearty, and big in flavor! Customizable, easy to make, and a classic recipe to have on hand!
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Stirring a bowl of Vegan Chipotle Ranch Dressing
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Vegan Chipotle Ranch Dressing
Creamy vegan ranch dressing gets an upgrade from chipotle pepper. A tangy, spicy, savory dressing perfect for salads, cruditès, dipping, and more! 1 blender, ~30 minutes, and simple ingredients required.
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Bowls with our Southwest Black Bean Dip recipe and with plantain chips
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Southwest Sweet Potato Black Bean Dip
Loaded with wholesome, everyday ingredients, this 30-minute Southwest Sweet Potato Black Bean Dip can be enjoyed as an appetizer or side dish on Mexican night. It’s also a great addition to burrito bowls, tacos, nachos, and more!
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Dipping a tortilla chip into a bowl of vegan white bean queso
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Creamy Vegan White Bean Queso
Super snack-able, creamy vegan queso made with protein- and fiber-rich white beans! Ready in 30 minutes with just 9 ingredients, it’s our new favorite dip for chips and beyond.
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Blue corn tortilla chip ready to be dipped into a bowl of Vegan 7-Layer Mexican Dip
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Vegan 7-Layer Dip
Simple 7-Layer Dip that's completely vegan! Loaded with protein and fiber, and so flavorful. Perfect for parties, game days, and snacking.
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Slice of bread topped with Creamy Kale and Spinach Dip with the rest of the pan of dip beside it
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Creamy Kale and Spinach Dip
Simple vegan spinach and kale dip made with just 9 ingredients that will please a crowd. Cheesy, hearty, chock-full of greens, and so delicious. Perfect for holiday parties and beyond.
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Ceramic dish filled with a batch of our Easy Red Salsa recipe
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Easy Red Salsa
Easy, 10-minute red salsa with smoky, fire-roasted tomatoes, onion, cilantro, garlic, and fresh lime juice! Flavorful, fresh, and perfect for Mexican night!
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Tortilla chips in and beside a skillet of Black Bean Raspberry Chipotle Dip
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Raspberry Chipotle Black Bean Dip
A vegan, gluten-free dip with loads of flavor. Black beans provide lots of fiber and protein, the vegan cream cheese a luxurious texture, and raspberry chipotle jam a touch of sweet and heat.
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Desserts

Stack of Sweet Potato Brownies topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream
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Fudgy Sweet Potato Brownies (V/GF)
Incredibly fudgy sweet potato brownies with cacao, almond butter, and oats. Naturally sweetened with maple syrup and topped with pecans and chocolate chips for the ultimate healthier treat!
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Top down shot of six vegan vanilla cupcakes topped with frosting
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Easy Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes (Gluten-Free)
Perfectly fluffy vanilla cupcakes that happen to be vegan, gluten-free, and naturally sweetened. Just 1 bowl and 10 ingredients required!
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Holding up a partially eaten s'mores cookie to show the melty chocolate and gooey marshmallows
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1-Bowl Vegan S’mores Cookies
Melty chocolate and gooey marshmallows collide in these EPIC vegan s’mores cookies. Optionally gluten-free and made in 1 bowl in just 25 minutes!
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Parchment-lined plate of Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies
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Vegan Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies
Fudgy, peanut buttery no-bake cookies naturally sweetened and fiber-rich from oats! Just 9 ingredients, 25 minutes, and 1 pot required! An indulgent and satisfying dessert.
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Close up shot of a cowgirl cookie on a baking sheet
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1-Bowl Cowgirl Cookies (Vegan + Gluten-Free)
Chewy, nutty, and perfectly sweet “cowgirl” cookies with walnuts, shredded coconut, and chocolate chips! Undetectably gluten-free and vegan, with just 1 bowl and 20 minutes required!
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Slicing no-bake vegan and gluten-free cinnamon rolls
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No-Bake Cinnamon Roll Bites
These no-bake cinnamon rolls are the perfect quick snack or healthier treat. Naturally sweetened, vegan, gluten-free, and made in a food processor in 20 minutes!
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Batch of Raw Vegan Brownies cut into squares and topped with walnuts
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No-Bake Vegan Brownies with Chocolate Ganache
Simple, raw vegan brownies studded with walnuts and cacao nibs! A 5-ingredient coconut oil chocolate ganache is optional but recommended for a fudgy, decadent finish. A healthier vegan, gluten-free dessert!
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Plate of vegan gluten-free tahini cookies
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Easy Tahini Cookies (Vegan + GF)
Addictively delicious tahini cookies: nutty, salty-sweet, vegan, gluten-free, and incredibly fast! Just 1 bowl, 7 ingredients, and less than 30 minutes required!
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Bowl of No Bake Brownie Bites topped with almond butter
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No-Bake Brownie Bites
Unbelievably fudgy, nutty, vegan brownie bites with no baking required. Just 7 whole food ingredients and 10 minutes stand between you and these deceptively decadent treats.
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If you try any of these game day snacks, let us know! Leave a comment, rate them, and don’t forget to tag a photo @minimalistbaker on Instagram. Enjoy, friends!

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  1. Atara Dahan says

    Can you do a series of healthier versions of classic salad dressings (thousand island, Vidalia onion, caesar, etc.)?