Food For Football Game

0

A team that wants to get an edge during the football season and beyond is going to have to eat right and pack in the vitamins. And one essential part of a great diet is food.

Food For Football Game

Are you ready for some football? Admit it, you read that as the song, in your best Monday Night Football voice! If you are a football season fan like we are, you can’t help it. The minute September 1st arrives, you can smell the pigskin in the air, and see the gridiron in your dreams. The arrival of autumn means so many things in our family, and at the top of that list is definitely football—and football food!

Then the moment February hits, it’s basically just a countdown to the Super Bowl. We need fantastic football finger foods to keep our strength up while we yell at the refs and watch hours of Super Bowl commercials and halftime performances on end!

1 of 69

Greek Stuffed Peppers

Recipe: Greek Stuffed Peppers

This fan favorite open-faced dish is easy to serve no matter where your tailgate takes you.

Rotel Dip

2 of 69

Rotel Dip

Recipe: Rotel Dip

It’s not a game day party without this six-ingredient dip.

Curried Chicken Pot Pie

3 of 69

Curried Chicken Pot Pie

Recipe: Curried Chicken Pot Pie

We upgraded the classic chicken pot pie with spicy curried chicken for a real game-day treat.

Dry-Rubbed Smoked Chicken Wings

4 of 69

Dry-Rubbed Smoked Chicken Wings

Recipe: Dry-Rubbed Smoked Chicken Wings

Cook low and slow for tender wings.

Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip

5 of 69

Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip

Recipe: Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip

We used Frank’s Red Hot, but feel free to use your favorite hot sauce.

Tater Nachos

6 of 69

Tater Nachos

Recipe: Tater Nachos

Dress up tater tots with black beans, tomatoes, bacon, and shredded Mexican cheese for a game day winner.

Bacon-Pimiento Guacamole

7 of 69

Bacon-Pimiento Guacamole

Recipe: Bacon-Pimiento Guacamole

Combine three fan favorites for a game-changing dip recipe.

Skillet Turkey Meatballs

8 of 69

Skillet Turkey Meatballs

Recipe: Skillet Turkey Meatballs

A tailgate spread is not complete without these mouthwatering turkey meatballs.

Slow-Cooked Barbecued Chicken Sandwiches

9 of 69

Slow-Cooked Barbecued Chicken Sandwiches

Recipe: Slow-Cooked Barbecued Chicken Sandwiches

Using your slow cooker will help chicken fall off the bone with no effort.

Game Day Chili

10 of 69

Game Day Chili

Recipe: Game Day Chili

A cool fall Saturday isn’t complete without a big batch of chili.

Bacon Bow Tie Crackers

11 of 69

Bacon Bow Tie Crackers

Recipe: Bacon Bow Tie Crackers

We suggest at least doubling this two-ingredient recipe for your game day crowd.

Classic Deviled Eggs

12 of 69

Classic Deviled Eggs

Recipe: Classic Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are a welcome addition to any gathering.

Green Chile-Chicken Stew

13 of 69

Green Chile-Chicken Stew

Recipe: Green Chile-Chicken Stew

A hearty chicken stew that is perfect for a crisp fall gameday.

Broccoli, Grape, and Pasta Salad

14 of 69

Broccoli, Grape, and Pasta Salad

Recipe: Broccoli, Grape, and Pasta Salad

This light and fresh pasta salad will be a welcome addition to offset the heavier dishes.

Pull Apart Pizza Bread

15 of 69

Pull Apart Pizza Bread

Recipe: Pull Apart Pizza Bread

Instead of ordering pizza, serve this bread with your favorite marinara sauce.

Pecan Praline Dip

16 of 69

Pecan Praline Dip

Recipe: Pecan Praline Dip

Switch it up from all the salty dishes with this decadent dessert dip.

Savory Bacon-Cheddar Dutch Baby

17 of 69

Savory Bacon-Cheddar Dutch Baby

Recipe: Savory Bacon-Cheddar Dutch Baby

We’re digging this bacon-cheddar dish that is perfect for game day brunch.

Party-Perfect Meatballs

18 of 69

Party-Perfect Meatballs

Recipe: Party-Perfect Meatballs

You can keep these make-ahead meatballs stocked in your freezer all football season long.

Spiked Arnold Palmer

19 of 69

Spiked Arnold Palmer

Recipe: Spiked Arnold Palmer

Add a little bourbon to this classic sipper for a spirited game day drink. If you’ll have kiddos at your tailgate you can easily make two batches, one with bourbon and one without.

Pulled Pork Nachos

20 of 69

Pulled Pork Nachos

Recipe: Pulled Pork Nachos

This hearty crowd-pleaser comes together in just 15 minutes.

Homemade Onion Dip

21 of 69

Homemade Onion Dip

Recipe: Homemade Onion Dip

Once you try this homemade recipe, you’ll never used the packets again.

Dry-Brined Beer-Can Chickens

22 of 69

Dry-Brined Beer-Can Chickens

Recipe: Dry-Brined Beer-Can Chickens

Two game day staples come together to create a classic grilled dish.

Cheddar Cheese Straws

23 of 69

Cheddar Cheese Straws

Recipe: Cheddar Cheese Straws

These are the perfect party snack. They’re especially easy to make and travel well. 

Cauliflower Wings

24 of 69

Cauliflower Wings

Recipe: Cauliflower Wings

Use cauliflower to make your favorite rendition of buffalo wings.

Spinach-Artichoke Dip

25 of 69

Spinach-Artichoke Dip

Recipe: Spinach-Artichoke Dip

We love this indulgent dip and we know your guests will too. 

Creamy Overnight Fruit Salad

26 of 69

Creamy Overnight Fruit Salad

Recipe: Creamy Overnight Fruit Salad Recipe

A lighter yet still delicious dish you can make the night before the big game.

Sweet Chili-and-Mustard Baby Back Ribs

27 of 69

Sweet Chili-and-Mustard Baby Back Ribs

Recipe: Sweet Chili-and-Mustard Baby Back Ribs

Ditch the barbecue sauce and opt for this tangy-sweet glaze for your next rack of ribs.

Buffalo-Style Sweet Potato Waffle Fries

28 of 69

Buffalo-Style Sweet Potato Waffle Fries

Recipe: Buffalo-Style Sweet Potato Waffle Fries

Store-bought waffle fries transformed into a game day dish that will disappear before your eyes.

Strawberry Pretzel Jello Salad

29 of 69

Strawberry Pretzel Jello Salad

Recipe: Strawberry-Pretzel Jello Salad

This nostalgic dish will never go out of style.

Super Quick Chili

30 of 69

Super Quick Chili

Recipe: Super Quick Chili

Slice tops from hearty round dinner rolls, and then let guests hollow out centers and spoon Super Quick Chili into them. Keep the chili warm in a slow cooker during the game.

Sausage Balls

31 of 69

Sausage Balls

Recipe: Sausage Balls

You’re only three ingredients away from the perfect party snack.

Hoppin' John Hush Puppies

32 of 69

Hoppin’ John Hush Puppies

Recipe: Hoppin’ John Hush Puppies

A Lowcountry classic is transformed into a crispy, satisfying fritter.

Salsa Verde Corn Chip Pie

33 of 69

Salsa Verde Corn Chip Pie

Recipe: Salsa Verde Corn Chip Pie

The green chiles and the pepper Jack cheese are sure to bring the heat, so you’d better be ready to dig in to this fantastic Salsa Verde Corn Chip Pie. You’ll love the way the fresh, tart lime cuts right through it all, and you’ll be devouring the garlic pork sausage smothered in sweet onions so enthusiastically that you could be called for a penalty. Make this Texas Friday-night-football favorite your Tuesday supper—or enjoy it any night of the week, in any season.

Sloppy Cola Joe Dogs

34 of 69

Sloppy Cola Joe Dogs

Recipe: Sloppy Cola Joe Dogs

Think of having Sloppy Cola Joe Dogs as a delicious and convenient way to enjoy making a mess. Our Test Kitchen couldn’t get enough of these new sloppy Joes enlivened with a splash of cola, which gives the ground beef a sweet boost that plays well off the filling’s spices. Try these with traditional or split-top hot dog buns, or hoagie rolls. You’ll love these even more when you add your favorite coleslaw for crunch and color.

Sweet-and-Spicy Meatballs

35 of 69

Sweet-and-Spicy Meatballs

Recipe: Sweet-and-Spicy Meatballs

Hoisin sauce, Asian chile-garlic sauce, soy sauce, and rice vinegar make up the sauce for these hot and tangy meatballs.

Pepper-Pepper Cheese Dip

36 of 69

Pepper-Pepper Cheese Dip

Recipe: Pepper-Pepper Cheese Dip

Bacon and pepper jelly top this cheesy dip. Serve it piping hot or at room temperature.

Uncle Jack's Mac-and-Cheese

37 of 69

Uncle Jack’s Mac-and-Cheese

Recipe: Uncle Jack’s Mac-and-Cheese

This cafeteria-style macaroni and cheese recipe is full of comforting flavor.

Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels

38 of 69

Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels

Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels

These pinwheels have all the fixings found with your typical buffalo chicken dip.

Sweet Potato and Chorizo Sausage Bites

39 of 69

Sweet Potato and Chorizo Sausage Bites

Recipe: Sweet Potato and Chorizo Sausage Bites

Sausage balls are a favorite Southern finger food. This recipe offers a delicious spin using sweet potatoes to make this appetizer stand out.

Mini Black Bean and Cheese Enchiladas

40 of 69

Mini Black Bean and Cheese Enchiladas

Recipe: Mini Black Bean and Cheese Enchiladas

These bite-size enchiladas are the solution to a mess-free yet delicious appetizer.

Baked BLT Dip

41 of 69

Baked BLT Dip

Recipe: Baked BLT Dip

We can never say no to a BLT. This recipe lets us get all the delicious flavor from the sandwich in one scoop.

Mini Potato Skins

42 of 69

Mini Potato Skins

Recipe: Mini Potato Skins

These potato skins will be the hit of any watch party.

Quesadillas al Pastor

43 of 69

Quesadillas al Pastor

Recipe: Quesadillas al Pastor

Quesadillas are an easy crowd-pleaser. Add smoked shredded pork for an upgraded and slightly sophisticated version.

Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings

44 of 69

Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings

Recipe: Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings

These crispy wings are easy to make and taste as good as any restaurant wings.

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

45 of 69

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

Recipe: Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

These party poppers have it all from a creamy inside to a crunchy outside and even smoky bacon flavor.

Sweet-and-Salty Snack Mix

46 of 69

Sweet-and-Salty Snack Mix

Recipe: Sweet-and-Salty Snack Mix

Stuff this snack mix into waffle cones for pretty presentation.

Ham-and-Cheese Sliders

47 of 69

Ham-and-Cheese Sliders

Recipe: Ham-and-Cheese Sliders

Throw this bake in the oven for easy, handheld delight.

Smoked Sausage Pretzel Bites

48 of 69

Smoked Sausage Pretzel Bites

Recipe: Smoked Sausage Pretzel Bites

Try these bites for a spin on pigs-in-a-blanket.

Fried Pickle Chips

49 of 69

Fried Pickle Chips

Recipe: Fried Pickle Chips

Crispy pickle chips are always a hit with any crowd.

Cheeseburger Egg Rolls with Special Sauce

50 of 69

Cheeseburger Egg Rolls with Special Sauce

Recipe: Cheeseburger Egg Rolls with Special Sauce

Make these egg rolls to satisfy burger cravings during game days.

Creamy Crab Dip

51 of 69

Creamy Crab Dip

Recipe: Creamy Crab Dip

This ultra-creamy dip is heavenly. We know you’ll want to eat the whole thing.

Mini Muffulettas

52 of 69

Mini Muffulettas

Recipe: Mini Muffulettas

Cheese, cold cuts, and pickled vegetables fill these mini sandwiches.

Slow-Cooker Beef Nachos

53 of 69

Slow-Cooker Beef Nachos

Recipe: Slow-Cooker Beef Nachos

Perfect as a bowl-game party bite, you can also serve this recipe in slider buns with your favorite sandwich toppings.

Warm Turnip Green Dip

54 of 69

Warm Turnip Green Dip

Recipe: Warm Turnip Green Dip

It’s Southern tradition to have a little hot sauce with your turnip greens, so be sure to offer guests several brands to choose from on the side.

Chimichurri Beef Meatball Hoagies

55 of 69

Chimichurri Beef Meatball Hoagies

Recipe: Chimichurri Beef Meatball Hoagies

These deliciously flavored meatballs served on hoagie rolls or French baguette rolls will be the new favorite at your weeknight dinner table or your neighborhood football party. The sauce makes plenty for cooking the meatballs, and there’s even enough to spoon over the sandwiches for a boost of flavor.

Slow-Cooker Beef Sliders with Pickled Peppers

56 of 69

Slow-Cooker Beef Sliders with Pickled Peppers

Recipe: Slow-Cooker Beef Sliders with Pickled Peppers

Rev up your slow cooker the night before. On game day, tote it to the game, plug it in, and let your crowd build their own sandwiches.

Buffalo Chicken Sliders

57 of 69

Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Carrots and celery are stuffed inside this chicken patty for added flavor.

Fried Chicken Sliders with Pimiento Cheese

58 of 69

Fried Chicken Sliders with Pimiento Cheese

Recipe: Fried Chicken Sliders with Pimiento Cheese

Your game day guests will love these chicken sliders. The pimiento cheese takes the slider to the next level.

Husk BBQ's Cheesy Collard Green Dip

59 of 69

Husk BBQ’s Cheesy Collard Green Dip

Recipe: Husk BBQ’s Cheesy Collard Green Dip

Yep, it’s just as good as it sounds. No need to pull out all the fixin’s for a barbecue meal when you can just have this dip at your tailgate instead!

Sweet Heat Hot Dogs

60 of 69

Sweet Heat Hot Dogs

Recipe: Sweet Heat Hot Dogs

It isn’t a tailgate without some grilling involved. Kick up your regular hot dogs with this spicy-sweet recipe.

Honey BBQ Chicken Wings

61 of 69

Honey BBQ Chicken Wings

Recipe: Honey BBQ Chicken Wings

These wings may be messy to eat, but they’re worth it – we promise! The secret ingredient? Apple Cider Vinegar. It takes the sauce to the next level.

Loaded Fried Ravioli Nachos

62 of 69

Loaded Fried Ravioli Nachos

Recipe: Loaded Fried Ravioli Nachos

If you’ve never had fried ravioli, you’re truly missing out. This recipe meets all your standard nacho requirements – cheesy, crunchy, melty, and just right amount of heat.  

Cookie Dough Egg Rolls

63 of 69

Cookie Dough Egg Rolls

Recipe: Cookie Dough Egg Rolls

Finger food is ideal for any game day function, and these Cookie Dough Egg Rolls are easy to make and easy to enjoy before heading to the stadium to cheer on your favorite team.

Cheerwine Cherry Cupcakes with Cherry-Swirl

64 of 69

Cheerwine Cherry Cupcakes with Cherry-Swirl

Recipe: Cheerwine Cherry Cupcakes with Cherry-Swirl

Every game day line-up needs a sweet treat. These Cheerwine Cherry Cupcakes are reminiscent of summer days and oh-so delicious.  

Buffalo Chicken Bites

65 of 69

Buffalo Chicken Bites

Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Bites

If you don’t want to go through the mess of eating wings, make these Buffalo Chicken Bites and offer toothpicks to your guests for a mess-free eating experience.

Crunchy, Crispy Avocado Fries

66 of 69

Crunchy, Crispy Avocado Fries

Recipe: Crunchy, Crispy Avocado Fries

These Avocado Fries rival regular fries. The richness of the avocado with a fried exterior makes for a delicious, filling side. Consider pairing with a dip recipe for the ultimate tasty game day snack.

Smoky Snack Mix

67 of 69

Smoky Snack Mix

Recipe: Smoky Snack Mix

Pack festive baggies of this snack mix for your guests to take with them in the stands. It’s the best salty treat to have on hand for half-time.

Cowboy Pasta Salad

68 of 69

Cowboy Pasta Salad

Recipe: Cowboy Pasta Salad

Offer this Cowboy Pasta Salad at your tailgate as a refreshing, chilled side that still packs the heat.

Potato Chip Cookies

69 of 69

Potato Chip Cookies

Recipe: Potato Chip Cookies

Your favorite childhood cookie with a salty twist. Keep these cookies in the fridge to ensure the chocolate doesn’t get too melty before the tailgate.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Like
Close
TheSuperHealthyFood © Copyright 2022. All rights reserved.
Close