It’s time for more football food recipes, including my football-shaped cheese call, corn and bean salsa, and jalapeno poppers with blue cheese!
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…
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.
Dips and salsa are always welcome at a football party, and this bean and corn 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. Follow the link for the recipe.
I love, love, love jalapeno poppers! I made these jalapeno poppers with blue cheese and the result was to-die-for. Follow the link for the recipe, PLUS a tip on using the bacon so everything is cooked evenly. This is a MUST MAKE item for bacon and blue cheese lovers.
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!