Football Party Food Ideas
Easyfootball party food ideasfor Super Bowl and game day gatherings. Take your pick of finger foods, dips, self-serve food bars, and more! These recipes are crowd favorites for potlucks and home parties.
One of my favorite days of the year for get-togethers is theSuper Bowl party. I love it because it’s really casual and laid back, and everyone is there to have fun.
But let’s get real; I’m that girl who’s only there for the socializing, the half time show, and the food! So let’s plan some football party appetizers and snacks.
Game Day Food
There are a few factors that make up the perfectgame day partymenu. Whether it’s anappetizersbuffet or more hearty foods, here’s what you need.
- It should beeasy to makeand easy towatch the game while snacking.
- It should be a little (a lot)indulgent.
- Must have somethingcheesy, such asdips and spreads.
- Have somethingwith bacon, includingbacon wrapped appetizersor crumbled bacon bits.
- Add somethingcrunchylike chips and snack mixes.
- There should be someheavy appetizerslike mini sandwiches, or pizza or chili to help soak up the alcohol that will be consumed.
If you’re looking for some quick and easy football food ideas for Sunday games, check out these ideas and recipes.
Dips & Spreads
Dips and spreads may just be the backbone of a Super Bowl menu. It would be nearly impossible to be at a party without at least one! Here are some of the best ones we love.
Thisfootball cheese ballis so great for the Super Bowl. In fact it would be great as the centerpiece of the table. The flavors are terrific and pleasing to all palates.
Start with chips & salsa because it’s a classic pairing and everyone loves it. In addition to the salsa, addMexican layer dipand a bowl of guacamole.
Dips and salsa are always welcome at a football party, and thiscowboy salsais easy to make ahead, and delicious. Put it together and refrigerate overnight so the flavors can marry, for best results.
This hotcorn dip with cream cheeseis another recipe that ourfriends literallyBEGfor. It’s shown up at more casual parties and buffets than I can count, and the dish always comes home empty.
Myeasy baked artichoke dipis rich, creamy, and delicious. Serve it with tortilla chips, Fritos, or pretzel chips.
For theMOSTsimple dip, make this 3 ingredient Hormelchili cream cheese dip. It doesn’t get easier than this.
Football Finger Food
You’ve got to have snacks that are easy to pick up and eat with your hands. These appetizers fit the bill!
I love jalapeno poppers, and thesebaked jalapeno poppers with crumbled baconare so easy to make and they will disappear! Prep them ahead and bake when it’s time to party.
I also make thesejalapeno poppers with blue cheeseand they are a winner! This is a must-have item for bacon and blue cheese lovers.
Deliciousbacon wrapped crackersare rustic and easy to make with just 3 ingredients. Make them sweet or savory, or half and half. They’re likely to disappear quickly.
It may sound crazy but when I’m thinking of football party food I try to think in terms of a meal. That means adding some protein and some veggies in addition to the other snacks. Including afootball charcuterie boardis a good way to get some vegetables and meat into the mix.
- Makehoney chicken wingsto add to the board, or use the jerk seasoning from thesechicken skewers appetizers.
- Making someveggie dip bread cupsis also a fun party snack.
Thesebacon wrapped chicken bitesare one of our favorite recipes. The ingredients are perfect for football with chicken, bacon, jalapenos and water chestnuts. They are full of texture and flavor and they’re positively addictive. Prep them ahead and cook just before party time.
Grown ups and kids alike will love these easy homemadebaked corn dogsthat are cooked in a pan. Cut them into squares for a quick pickup-and-go snack. Make them even quicker with Jiffy mix if you want.
Add some tastypigs in a blanket, but make them a little more hearty by using smoked sausage links cut to 1-inch long. Wrap them in crescent dough and sprinkle with sesame seeds before baking. Serve with grainy mustard on the side.
Easy Football Party Appetizers
These easy food ideas can be made in bulk to feed a crowd. Some use the slow cooker for even more convenience.
Mini party sandwiches are great to make in bulk. Just keep the individual rolls attached as you build the toppings. Theseham and swiss sandwich appetizersare classic favorites, and the ham and cheddar烤小党三明治have a sweet glaze that will have guests begging for the recipe.
Do all the work ahead using the crock pot. Makeslow cooker bbq beef sandwichesfor a hearty appetizer that goes great with beer. Serve with slaw and let guests build their own.
Easymini meatball subsare the perfect size for a party buffet where you’ll want to try multiple items but you also want it to serve as dinner.
- Just use frozen meatballs and traditional jarred pasta sauce. Heat them together in a crock pot or in a sauce pan on the stove over low heat until the meatballs are heated through.
- Add two meatballs with sauce to a mini roll. Top it with some shredded Parmesan or Mozzarella cheese and sautéed onions.
These protein bites really hit the spot. Makesmoked sausage bitesin an easy homemade bbq sauce, or make saucykielbasa appetizersthat take just 3 ingredients.
Ourbourbon meatballs党最喜欢的,你可以在慢吗cooker. They serve a crowd but you’ll be hoping for leftovers!
Hearty Food & Buffet Ideas
You can create a heartier food menu that’s perfect for football watch parties. These are some of our tried and true ideas.
Apizza and beer partyis ideal for game day, and variety is key. Order a bunch of pizzas from your local restaurant or make them yourself. Everyone loves pizza!
Achili baris delicious, hearty, and crowd pleasing. Use the crock pot to keep it warm and provide an array of foods to pair it with. You can make chili dogs, walking tacos, chili cheese fries and more.
Thissouthwest chiliis another great recipe that you make in the slow cooker. Add toppings like Fritos corn chips, sour cream, shredded cheddar, and avocado slices.
For a party buffet for all ages, set up ahot dog barwith toppings to please every palate.
When it comes to sports and watch parties, beer is the go-to drink of choice for most adults. Offer a variety of choices on ice, or let guests bring their own.
Bonus points if you set up abeer barfor an interactive drink station. Add stadium style snacks like soft pretzels, peanuts in the shell, and pork rinds.
Big batch cocktails is the way to go when it comes to a football party, and ourbeer margarita pitcher recipeisPERFECTto serve. It’s so refreshing and delicious and you only need 3 ingredients to make it.
Other good choices for a crowd arered wine sangria, Moscow mules orKentucky Mules.
Snacks & Mixes
Snacks and snack mixes are usually crunchy and easy to eat by the handful. Here are some yummy snacks from savory to sweet. You can provide small paper trays or cups for guests to load up and carry.
Instead of traditional nachos, serveblue cheese and balsamic kettle chips. These are next level! Especially if you’re a potato chip lover like I am.
If you’re the host, set up afootball themed popcorn barwhere guests can make their own combinations.
Or you can set out a simplepopcorn mixin a bowl on the coffee table.
For a sweet crunchy treat to nibble on try thissweet & salty Chex mix, orsweet Muddy Buddies mix与团队有限公司lored candies.
如果咸,风味极佳的就是你正在寻找的,easy Italian seasoningsavory snack mixis ideal to put near the tv so you don’t miss a play.
I look forward to game day dessert almost as much as I look forward to the savory dishes. Make these yummy recipes and fill in with some fun themed cookies that are decorated to look like footballs.
Easy to pick up sweet treats are the way to go. Two tried and true recipes are graham cracker and Ritzcracker toffee. They’re so good I could eat the whole pan!
Thissaltine cracker toffeeis another classic version that has that sweet and salty combo.
And if you want something chocolate, I recommend making theBEST fudge browniesa day ahead. There’s enough to feed a crowd and they taste amazing!
What football party food ideas are you serving up for the super bowl game? I hope you’ll give these a try because they’re full of flavor, they’re easy to make, and they’re perfect for a game day party with friends.
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What a gorgeous spread! Love the recipe ideas!
I love making things for football partys and what not so this is very help full
I love all of these! I might just have to make those brownies!