Every year, die-hard fans rally around their big screens and cheer their favorite team on hoping that this season they will go the distance at the Superbowl. Lounging with your friends is always fun, but doing so while eating tasty grub like Papa John’s pizza makes the experience so much better!

There is a lot of tradition wrapped up in football, and the same goes for the food people eat when the games are on. Whether you want to stay original or dabble a bit into some contemporary cuisine, here are some suggestions for what gameday goodies you should serve.

The Essentials

Pulled pork sandwiches and baby back ribs are southern favorites — just don’t forget to stock up on napkins for all of those sticky fingers! Buffalo wings are a crowd-pleasing and equally messy option if you’re less confident in your barbecuing skills.

For Sunday night, or even Monday night football, few dishes hit the spot better than a bowl of steaming hot chili, especially when it has been marinating in a slow cooker all day! Pile on the cheese, onions, sour cream and even guacamole to dress up this classic favorite, or fill some hollowed-out dinner rolls for a new and ultra tasty take.

Chips and dip are the ultimate gameday goodie, but don’t feel obligated to stick with ranch or onion. Go fresh and healthy with hummus or olive tapenade, or step up your game with hot crab dip or creamy spinach and artichoke dip. Chips and salsa or queso are also sure to be a hit.

Hosts who would rather stay out of the kitchen when the game is on will be happy to know that Papa John’s pizza offers pizza delivery every day, including game day of course! Check out our current pizza coupons to save big for your next gameday get-together.