Made-Over Game Day Recipes to Lighten Up Your Party

Food Network Kitchen Lighter Classics Opener for Food Network

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Food Network Kitchen Lighter Classics Opener for Food Network

Our Food Network Kitchen gave heavy game-day fare (think Buffalo chicken dip and potato skins) a healthy makeover with lighter takes on classic recipes. So now you can snack through halftime without feeling like you’ve eaten your weight in guacamole.

Food Network Kitchen's Lightened-Up Asian Turkey Sliders for Food Network

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Food Network Kitchen's Lightened-Up Asian Turkey Sliders for Food Network

Loaded with protein and veggies, these Southeast Asian-inspired sliders are perfect for a hungry crowd. Let your guests choose their toppings (but suggest a squeeze of lime juice).

Food Network Kitchen's Sweet Potato Skins for Food Network

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Food Network Kitchen's Sweet Potato Skins for Food Network

You’ll love the combo of sweet potato and spicy salsa verde in this healthy version of an appetizer classic. Mash up the leftover scooped-out sweet potatoes and add them to a cheese quesadilla or regular twice-baked potatoes for a marbled effect.

Food Network Kitchen's Vegetarian Beans in Blankets for Food Network

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Food Network Kitchen's Vegetarian Beans in Blankets for Food Network

Cocktail wieners can sit this one out: This is a new version of pigs in a blanket, and it’s whole-wheat and vegetarian. Don’t skimp on the creamy mustard sauce, as it’s the perfect teammate for the winning combination of green beans, dill Havarti and caraway seeds.

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Lighten Up Your Meat

When you're making burgers, meatballs or other ground-meat dishes, combine equal parts of beef or pork with a leaner meat like turkey or chicken.

Made-Over Veggie Lasagna

Check out these seasonal lasagna recipes from Food Network's Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis, and cook one up for Meatless Monday dinner tonight.

Spinach Dip, Made Over

Robin Miller's lightened-up spinach dip has a fraction of the fat and calories as the original, plus is loaded with fresh vegetables.

Spotlight Recipe: Made-Over Deep Dish Brownies

Topped with fresh fruit, these healthier brownies are what chocolate dreams are made of.

Game-Day Salsa

No football party would be complete without a big bowl of salsa for dipping chips and crudites.

Guy Fieri’s 7 Best Recipes for a Super Game Day Party

No one does game-day grub quite like Guy.

Up Your Ice Game

Never underestimate the importance of ice at your party! We've got some easy ways for you to up your ice game at your next get-together. 

Rolled and Wrapped Recipes for Game Day

Food Network's wrapped and rolled riffs on game-day favorites are easy to make and even easier to eat.

Best Game-Day Beers

The best game-day beers are the ones you want to drink while watching the game. If you're going to spend it drinking midnight-black stout, fine. Super-hoppy IPA? No problem. But if you're hosting, think about stocking up on a wide variety.

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