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15 Easy D&D Foods For An Epic Game Night

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Heading to a game and need some easy D&D food ideas?
Here are 15 Easy D&D Foods For An Epic Game Night!

Snacks are a part of our everyday life, whether it’s something we have at school, work or even at home, but most importantly, they are best shared with a group of adventurers about to take on anything from a stone-cold Medusa to a jiggly gelatinous cube (did someone say jello?).

“Keep your friends close, and your snacks closer”

Snacks can be healthy and nutritious or they can be unhealthy and fattening. It all depends on the type of snacks you are eating. Here is a mix of both so you can feel good about your choices, all easy and quick.

Without further ado, the delicious list:

15 Easy D&D Foods

From snacks to real meals, here are 15 D&D food ideas

1. Chips

Quick and easy with loads of different choices.

Also, pretty reasonable prices if you get them from the right place (AKA not the corner store, but if you are running late and need to grab something, then it’s the perfect option)

Buying them in bulk and keeping them out of sight is a great way to grab some before the game without even having to go out!

(The trick here is not eating them all while binging your favourite Netflix latest addiction).

Just not Cheetos or Doritos, they get that orange powder all over your pages.

2. Veggie Tray

Gotta add in some healthy options, especially for more mature groups (even alcohol doesn’t hit the same way anymore, 3-day hangover anyone?)

These are perfect with a dip of some sort, sugar snap peas, carrot sticks, broccoli heads, celery, grape tomatoes and cauliflower are great options to add.

These can also be made at home or bought at most grocery stores. Way more cost-effective to make and bring, but in a pinch, buying is healthy and convenient.

3. Pizza

Pizza is a perfect party food for any party, but D&D food especially. Generally loved by all with major versatility.

Also can be made at home if the DM is hosting, or is willing to let the oven be taken over for the warm-up. This can generally be done at any time during the game (just try to remember to get it started BEFORE everyone starts getting angry) but preferably not in the middle of an epic emotional moment.

If your group wants to split, everyone can put money into ordering and have it show up at your door without even having to leave the table.

Don’t forget the pineapple 😉

4. Popcorn

This one is a favourite at the House of Lolth table. Not only is it easy and cheap, but adding different flavours for different people makes it versatile and easy.

Some great flavours include Dill, White Cheddar, Sweet Caramel, and Creamy Ranch if you want to buy them; or you can choose to make your own homemade popcorn flavours. Just don’t forget to add butter and some salt, otherwise, it’s just powdery popcorn.

Having a couple of bowls around the table is excellent for snacking.

5. Sliders

So easy, so delicious, so addicting.

The House of Lolth recipe:

1 pre-cooked chicken from the grocery store
1 bag of bakery dinner buns
Ranch dressing (optional)
BBQ sauce (optional)
Seasoning salt OR salt/pepper
Cheese of your choice (we use marble)

  1. Preheat the oven to 400f and pull out a baking pan
  2. Cut buns in half and place them all face-up on the pan
  3. Rip apart the chicken and place on buns, then add a sauce of your choice (ranch, BBQ, other?)
  4. Add a slide or two of cheese on top, sprinkle with seasoning salt
  5. Put in the oven for 3-5mins – until cheese melts

But in reality, you can use any slider recipe. They are great to put on a small plate by each player or have on a nice break during your game.

Juggling a plate full of food while using a fork and knife can be awkward while also looking at character sheets, so the easy sliders are the best way to go.

Some more easy slider recipes can be found here.

6. Chicken Nuggets + Perogies

These are classic! Frozen perogies and nuggets (dino nuggets anyone?) can easily be made pre-game or put on during a break. They do require a fork/knife though, so it’s best not to keep them on the table in-game.

However, quick, easy, affordable and a nice warm meal.

If you want to feel a little healthier, add some peas to the meal.
How to cook frozen peas: Put a tiny bit of water (if any) into a small pot, and add heat around medium for 5-10 mins with occasional stirring. There shouldn’t be much water to strain, add a little bit of butter and serve 🙂 – Never have soggy gross peas again!

7. Fruit Platter

You can put virtually any fruit into a fruit platter and have it be amazing, however, most people seem to dislike cantaloupe and honeydew, so maybe avoid those unless you know your group likes them (although they are in most store-bought platters).

Berries are some of the healthiest fruits you can eat. They’re low in calories and high in fibre, vitamin C, and antioxidants, so you can fight skeletons and cholesterol at the same time! Highly recommend.

If you have some extra time, you can choose which items you want to get and set them up on your own tray, saving money and thinking about your group’s preferences; if you don’t, then you can definitely buy pre-made trays from most grocery stores and even superstores (like superstore, Walmart, etc).

(If you want to make it yourself and just buy the dip, that’s totally acceptable too!)

Protip: Add some toothpicks around it for easy picking without the need for forks.

8. The Lumberjack Sandwich

This sandwich seems to have a few different names, but it’s basically a giant sub sandwich that can be found in the deli “fridge” area in the grocery store by the sushi trays. They generally go for around $10-$15 and can be cut up to feed 4-5 people (depending on appetite).

Usually, there are different flavours, turkey, roast beef, etc, so find one that would work best for your group. Cut it up into slices and add a toothpick to help keep them together, then let people pick whichever slices they want. Excellent D&D food choice.

9. Chinese

One of the best group foods available!

Going by your local Chinese eatery usually allows you to pick up a valued quest item, the menu. On this important piece of paper, there are group deals and all the things your party could want to try out.

Also generally relying on a fork and knife, or chopsticks if you know how to use them, sometimes now the best for during the game, but pre-game and on breaks is perfect!

Chicken balls, ginger beef and fried rice are known favourites and generally a hit.

10. Nachos

So many types of nachos, and so many toppings!

If you like your nachos drizzled in cheese, you may need to ask the host if you can use their oven, but oh boy will it be worth it! Just remember to put a timer on (like 5 minutes max) before you start talking about the game and get lost in your great ideas! Nachos are also so customizable! Toppings range from cheese alone to adding: tomatoes, green onions, onions, olives, hamburger, chicken, and guacamole)

If you are feeling less motivated, just chips and salsa are always good to go as well!

11. Chilli

We ended up having a chilli-making competition one night… the best night ever.

Also SO healthy and feel-good food. Add in some dinner buns and you are rocking and rolling.

Making it at home can be done in the slow cooker, here is a great recipe.

12. Charcuterie

Basically, the fancy way to say ‘cheese and meat platter’, add some grapes and you are off to the races (Totally running out of places to go).

Easy to pick at, great for players to have snacks at the table or as a side for a bigger main meal.

This one is pretty similar to the veggie tray, just a little more expensive (usually, not always) and more dependent on your group’s dietary needs (lactose intolerant, vegetarian, etc.) Just be aware of what people are interested in before going ham (pun intended).

13. Tacos

Easy and versatile, the requirements for this whole list.

Chicken, hamburger, cheese, cour cream, taco kits… or just stop at your local taco place and buy all the soft tacos!

14. Candy

Super easy party food, less expensive than ‘real food’ but enough to keep munchies at bay. Doritos, Munchies, Pretzels, Pringles and Gummy bears are pretty much always a hit. If you head to Bulk Barn, or sometimes even in your local grocery store, you can find candy in bulk and just bring it in bags to put in bowls around the table.

Alternatively, there are generally little plastic tubs full of candy at most retail stores and even little packs at dollar stores and convenience stores.

15. Heroes Feast Recipes

From the book itself “recipes for snacking, such as Elven Bread, Iron Rations, savory Hand Pies, and Orc Bacon, as well as hearty vegetarian, meaty, and fish mains, such as Amphail Braised Beef, Hommlet Golden Brown Roasted Turkey, Drow Mushroom Steaks, and Pan-Fried Knucklehead Trout”.

Lots of recipes are super easy as well as a nice mix of things that are more themed and hearty.

Honourable mentions

  • Cinnamon Monkey bread with dip
  • Fluffernutters
  • Christmas crack
  • Beef jerky
  • Hummus, spinach/queso, and/or pineapple mango salsa
  • Deviled eggs
  • Potatoes soup in a bread bowl
  • Dip with chips
  • Refried beans (with spicy taco seasoning)
  • Red Pepper Hummus

Comment below if you have other awesome recipes or D&D food ideas 🙂

This concludes 15 Easy D&D Foods For An Epic Game Night.
Check out other tips For Players or For DMs to run your games with fun to the max.

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