Football Party Food :: 3 Recipes For Game Day

football food-3 recipes for game day

One of my favorite days of the year for get-togethers is just over a week a way – Super Bowl Sunday! I love it because it’s really casual and laid back and everyone is there just to have fun. I’m also your typical girl in that I’m only there for the food, the socializing, and the half time show!

Speaking of food I have 3 recipes to share that are football party food favorites, whether your watching the Super Bowl, tailgating, or just enjoying game day throughout the season…

football-food - shaped cheeseball

Make a cheese ball shaped like a football and it’s instantly more festive. This cheese ball recipe is one I’ve been using for years and is a compilation of several other recipes I acquired.

Football Shaped Cheeseball

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar
  • 3 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 tsp celery salt
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup crumbled bacon
  • 2 Tbsp chopped green onion
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, lightly toasted
  • sour cream

Combine first 6 ingredients. Stir in bacon and onion and mix well.

Cover and place in refrigerator overnight.
Remove chilled cheese mixture and begin forming into a football shape. Cover with chopped pecans.

Using a piping bag with small round tip OR a plastic sandwich bag with the corner snipped off, pipe on “stitching” with the sour cream. Serve with Wheat Thins or other crackers.

 

easy salsa

Dips and salsa are always welcome at a football party, and this salsa is easy to make and delicious. I had it at a friend’s Summer party one year and took home the recipe because it’s full of flavor and texture. Put this together and refrigerate overnight so the flavors can marry, for best results.

Easy Corn and Bean Salsa

  • 1 can black-eyed peas – drained & rinsed
  • 1 can black beans – drained & rinsed
  • 1 can yellow corn – drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup finely chopped jalapeno peppers
  • 1 can petite diced tomatoes – do not drain
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 – 8oz. bottle Italian salad dressing

Combine all ingredients in a medium size bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Serve with tortilla chips.

 

blue cheese jalapeno poppers

I love, love, love jalapeno poppers! I made these with blue cheese instead of cheddar and the result was to-die-for. I’m sharing the full recipe on Homes.com this week, PLUS a tip on using the bacon so everything is cooked evenly. This is a MUST MAKE item for bacon and blue cheese lovers.

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So, who are you rooting for in the big game?? Will you be hosting a party or going to one? Let us know, and have a great day!

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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and contributor to Homes.com, Marie Callender's, and SheKnows. Most recently her work has been published in Woman's World, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.

Comments

  1. I’ll be making that cheeseball and jalapeno appetizers! Thanks for sharing!

  2. These look like terrific ideas!

    - The Tablescaper

  3. Love the cheesball with the crackers around it! Going to make that this weekend. Thanks!

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