30 Halftime Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less

30 Halftime Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less
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30 Halftime Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less

When you're watching the game, every second counts. Hence, we've rounded up our favorite fast and easy recipes that you can make during halftime. Don't miss a minute with these 30 delicious eats for game day.

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10 Minutes (Or Less!)

Got 10 minutes on the clock? Try these satisfying recipes that'll fill you up in no time.

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Okra Double Dippers

This okra gets not one but two coatings: Dip first in miso mayonnaise, then add crunch with sesame seeds or heat with fresh chiles. It's a healthy halftime snack that only takes seven minutes to make!

Get the recipe: Okra Double Dippers


Spread refried beans on whole-wheat toast and top with salsa and cheese for an easy snack that'll fill you up.

Get the recipe: Mexi-Melt

Stuffed Avocados

Forget guacamole; if you're short on time, satisfy your avocado cravings by stuffing halves with chicken (or seafood or tuna) salad.

Get the recipe: Stuffed Avocados

BBQ Chicken Sandwich

Toss leftover cooked chicken with barbecue sauce and crunchy carrots for a healthy sandwich in just 10 minutes.

Get the recipe: BBQ Chicken Sandwich

Tex-Mex Toasts

Crisp and cheesy Texas toast is topped with refried beans, sour cream, green onions and chunky salsa to make outstanding appetizers.

Get the recipe: Tex-Mex Toasts

20 Minutes

If you've got some wiggle room, get down with these delicious dishes that take under 20 minutes to make!

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California Hot Dog

Skip the traditional ketchup and mustard toppings for your hot dog and try fresh toppings instead. Diced avocado is key.

Get the recipe: California Hot Dog

Black Bean Quesadillas

In a hurry? These satisfying quesadillas take just 15 minutes to make. We like them with black beans, but pinto beans work well too. If you like a little heat, be sure to use pepper Jack cheese in the filling.

Get the recipe: Black Bean Quesadillas

Pico de Gallo

This authentic recipe for Pico de Gallo takes just 15 minutes to make! Just grab a bag of tortilla chips and you're ready for the game.

Get the recipe: Pico de Gallo

Fruit and Nut Trail Mix

If you're looking for a boost of energy, try making a batch of homemade trail mix. It's a healthy snack alternative to the usual game day fare.

Get the recipe: Fruit and Nut Trail Mix

Favorite Topped Deviled Eggs

It's a given that deviled eggs are always the hit of the party. Try this easy recipe that takes only 15 minutes to make!

Get the recipe: Favorite Topped Deviled Eggs

Ultimate Game Day Chili Con Queso

Satisfy your hunger with this Tex-Mex dip. This healthier version of chile con queso will have ooey-gooey-cheese lovers celebrating.

Get the recipe: Ultimate Game Day Chili Con Queso

Garam Masala Popcorn

This tasty popcorn is super flavorful. If you're hosting a game-watching party, these are sure to be a hit!

Get the recipe: Garam Masala Popcorn

Fried Egg with Chorizo

With this simple recipe, you can whip up a mouthwatering dish in only 20 minutes! Chorizo sausage gives it the perfect spicy kick.

Get the recipe: Fried Egg with Chorizo

Tomato Salsa with Cucumber 'Chips'

Cucumber chips for dipping? We think this recipe is brilliant for a healthier alternative to chips and dip.

Get the recipe: Tomato Salsa with Cucumber 'Chips'

Creamy Spinach Dip

Serve this light spinach dip, made with healthier reduced-fat cream cheese, nonfat yogurt and low-fat cottage cheese, with pita chips and crunchy vegetables.

Get the recipe: Creamy Spinach Dip

Fresh Herb and Tomato Salsa with Smoked Cheese

Inspired by an Italian Caprese salad, this tomato salsa is full of calcium-rich cheese. It's so chunky it could be eaten on its own with a fork, but it's also wonderful with shredded chicken.

Get the recipe: Fresh Herb and Tomato Salsa with Smoked Cheese

Easy Hummus with Tahini

This quick and easy recipe for hummus adds nutty flavor to pita chips or your favorite crudités.

Get the recipe: Easy Hummus with Tahini

BLT Salad Toss

With common pantry ingredients, you can whip up this new generation BLT salad with a Southwestern flair in just 20 minutes.

Get the recipe: BLT Salad Toss

30 Minutes

Need something worthy of a Super Bowl halftime? Score big with one of these delicious, quick recipes under 30 minutes.

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Cheese-Topped Guacamole

In this play on nachos, this recipe tops a chunky guacamole with gooey melted cheese.

Get the recipe: Cheese-Topped Guacamole

Chicken and Cheese Poppers

Broiled jalapeño peppers are stuffed with chicken and cream cheese and then baked until golden brown. These healthier version of the cheese-stuffed favorite is perfect for game day.

Get the recipe: Chicken and Cheese Poppers

Spiced Pita Chips

Skip boring, plain pita chips. These crunchy chips are sprinkled with za'atar, the Middle Eastern spice blend made with sumac, sesame seeds and dried herbs.

Get the recipe: Spiced Pita Chips

Grilled Ham and Cheese with Strawberry-Red-Wine Jam

The secret to this delectable sandwich is the jam spiked with Pinot Noir. It's a quick and delicious way to boost grilled cheese to the next level.

Get the recipe: Grilled Ham and Cheese with Strawberry-Red-Wine Jam

Chili-Cheese Yucca Chips

Yucca, sometimes called cassava, is a starchy root that grows in very warm climates and makes supercrunchy chips. Tossed with a peppery spice blend and cheese, this snack is perfect for game-watching.

Get the recipe: Chili-Cheese Yucca Chips

Bacon-Wrapped Cherry Peppers

With just three ingredients, you can whip up this delicious appetizer for your game-watching party. It's a crowd favorite!

Get the recipe: Bacon-Wrapped Cherry Peppers

Southwestern Star Dip

This sensational party dip, made with cheddar cheese, olives and green chiles, will wow guests and only takes 30 minutes to make.

Get the recipe: Southwestern Star Dip

Beer-Battered Fish Tacos with Tomato & Avocado Salsa

For fans of beer-battered fried eats, this 30-minute recipe for fish tacos is perfect to make during halftime. Serve with black beans, some diced mango and a bit of light sour cream for the perfect Baja eat.

Get the recipe: Beer-Battered Fish Tacos with Tomato & Avocado Salsa

Sausage-and-Pepper Heros

Chicken sausage, peppers and caramelized onions make the perfect tasty sandwich in just 30 minutes.

Get the recipe: Sausage-and-Pepper Heros

Half-Hour Chili

This truly tasty half-hour vegetarian chili is made possible by using convenient canned beans and tomatoes (no pantry should be without them).

Get the recipe: Half-Hour Chili

Bistro Onion Burgers

This quick and easy recipe for burgers uses dry onion soup mix to add a savory touch.

Get the recipe: Bistro Onion Burgers

Cheese-Stuffed Grilled Peppers

We love making this snack using all types of medium-sized peppers. As the peppers blister, the cheese mixture tucked inside turns warm and gooey.

Get the recipe: Cheese-Stuffed Grilled Peppers


You won't have to miss a minute of the game with these fast and easy recipes to make during halftime. We've rounded up 30 recipes, divided into less than 10 minutes, 20 minutes and 30 minutes, so that you can pick and choose what fits your game day schedule.

Looking for something quick? Try our Stuffed Avocados (easier than traditional guacamole) or a quick BBQ Chicken Sandwich that you can whip up in less than 10 minutes. Need something worthy of Super Bowl? Bacon-Wrapped Cherry Peppers or Chicken and Cheese Poppers are crowd favorites that take 30 minutes to make.

Check out the slideshow above to get 30 halftime recipes you can make in less than 30 minutes.

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