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4 Awesome Ways to Use Game Day Leftovers

No matter which team you're rooting for, there's one thing about the big game that everyone can agree on: food is crucial! The best game day snacks happen to be a collection of chili, cheese, chips, and dips, and when you stock up, you might still be left with lots of food. With a little creative thinking, you can put all those leftovers to good use - even the beer can be used up!

1.) Chili Dog Casserole

Chili Dog Casserole

Photo by janicer8

Transform your leftover game day chili into a hearty casserole. This recipe calls for 2 cans of chili, but if you have the homemade kind, use 4 cups. If you don’t have regular hot dogs, you can use those leftover cocktail franks!  It takes just fifteen minutes to make, and is just the comfort food you need after the action-packed game.

2.) Buffalo Wings & Blue Cheese Omelette

Buffalo Wings and Blue Cheese Omelet

Buffalo Wings and Blue Cheese Omelet Photo by TheSkinnyPig

Here’s the best recipe for leftover chicken wings. Take the meat off the bones and make a spicy omelette with your favorite cheese. Drizzle with Frank’s Red Hot and you’ve kept the Football vibes going into breakfast!

3.) Steak Fajita Quesadillas

Fajita Quesadillas

Photo by mommyluvs2cook

When you’re tired from cheering on your team but still have to get dinner on the table, this is just the recipe you need. You can use up all that shredded cheese, tortillas, flank steak, even the leftover dips to make a meal for the whole family.

4.) Beer Brats

Beer Brats

Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

Got half a growler of leftover beer? Don’t worry, we’ve got just the recipe for you. These awesome brats are simmered in beer and grilled until toasty. Stuff them in a hoagie or use some of those leftover bread rolls from the party. If brats aren’t your thing, we have lots of other great recipes that are made with delicious beer.

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About Dara Pollak

I'm a food writer, blogger, and recipe developer with a strong passion for bacon and bad puns. Find more of my creations here: The Skinny Pig NYC. Instagram and Twitter: @skinnypignyc