5 Delicious, Easy Meals From Top Chefs You Can Make On Game Day

This rugby season (and for all other sports), elevate your pre-game or at-home spread with the help of great chefs and their favourite easy meals.


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Enough with buckets of greasy delivery wings. Stop with the neon-orange “cheese” and the tasteless bag o’ chips. And the next person to bring a plastic platter of shop-bought veggies and dip is forever benched. This rugby season (and for all other sports), elevate your pre-game or at-home spread with the help of great chefs who also happen to be sports fanatics. Learn the skills, get the ingredients, invite your friends. Dig in.

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Needing to feed the masses? Make The “Big Tex” Protein Paella that feeds 30 to 40 people. Get the recipe here.

Wanting to kick back on game day and not spend all day in the kitchen? Making The Grilled Chicken-And-Tomato Sosaties With Pita And Harissa Hummus is a must. It feeds 20. Get the recipe here.

Having a smaller bash and wanting to satisfy the diehards? Make these Beef And Ricotta Meatball Subs that feed 4 people. Get the recipe here.

Plus, we’ve made our picks for the best low-calorie beers to drink with these match day meals. Get it here.

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Strapped For Time? Make These

Dessert: Figs With Ricotta and Wildflower Honey

Take 12 large, fresh figs (they’re in season now and should be available at well-stocked grocery stores), slice each one into quarters, and arrange them on a serving plate. Add 1 or 2 spoonfuls of full-cream ricotta cheese and a generous drizzle of wildflower honey. From The Runner’s World Vegetarian Cookbook.

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Snack: Greek Feta-Cheese Dip

In a serving bowl, mix 340g feta cheese, 1 cup Greek yoghurt, 230g softened cream cheese,1/4 cup olive oil, and the juice and zest of 1 lemon. Season with salt and crushed red-pepper flakes. Stir in 2 Tbsp chopped fresh dill. Finish with 1/2 cup chopped cucumber, 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes, and extra dill and olive oil. Serve with pita chips. From Delish: Eat Like Every Day’s The Weekend.

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