If you need easy football food ideas for a big game party, I’ve got you covered. This simple party food buffet includes meatball sliders, chips and dip recipe, one of my favorite dessert treats, and more for your game day party.
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Football food ideas for a game day party
Today we’re talking about game day party snack ideas that are easy to prepare. I recently received a box full of goodies from Babbleboxx, that I used to make some classic recipes to eat while watching football.
I used these ingredients to make mini meatball sandwiches, party dip, and a delicious cocktail. And you can have it all ready to eat in about an hour or less.
If you’re looking for some quick and easy football food ideas for the game on Sunday, I’ve got you covered with some simple solutions below.
What do you serve at a football party?
When you’re watching the game and having friends over for a party, you want delicious food that’s a little indulgent. Dishes that are saucy, cheesy, or crunchy fit the theme.
- Start with chips & salsa because it’s a classic pairing and everyone loves it. These Late July Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips are organic and fantastic for dipping. Plus they’re non gmo, gluten-free, vegan, and kosher!
- Pair them with flavorful Late July Thick & Chunky Medium Salsa. It’s also organic and Non-Gmo Project Verified! Find product in a store near you here.
- In addition to the salsa you can add our Mexican layer dip with the chips, and a bowl of guacamole.
Football food ideas
It may sound crazy but when I’m thinking of football party food ideas I try to think in terms of a meal. That means adding some protein and some veggies in addition to the other snacks.
- Including a football party snack board is a good way to get some vegetables and meat into the mix.
- Making some veggie dip bread cups is also a fun party snack.
- My easy baked artichoke dip with chicken is pictured here and is rich, creamy, and delicious. It’s another perfect pairing with the Late July tortilla chips.
You can get the recipe for the artichoke dip in the link above. I used the 4C Homestyle Parmesan Cheese and Seasoned Breadcrumbs to create the topping for the dip.
The Parmesan is 100% grated cheese with no additives, no preservatives, no cellulose, and no fillers. The breadcrumbs are freshly toasted and seasoned with a secret family recipe of herbs and spices.
The two together add flavor and crunch to my dip topping. Find them here.
Easy Game Day Snacks
I made these easy mini meatball subs for my food buffet. They turned out so good! They’re the perfect size for a party buffet where you’ll want to try multiple items.
- I started by heating up frozen meatballs with New RAGÚ Simply™ Roasted Garlic Sauce. I did this in a mini crock pot but you can do it in a sauce pan on the stove too. Just heat over low heat until the meatballs are heated through.
The sauce is a simple and delicious base flavor for the meatball subs. And I like it because it has no added sugar. It’s made with 100% olive oil and helps make the mini subs one of the best football party recipes.
- Once the meatballs are cooked through, add two of the them with sauce, to a mini roll. Top it with some of the 4C Parmesan cheese and some of Big Lou’s Onion Sauce.
Finding Big Lou’s Onion Sauce has been a game changer! They can take the place of sautéed onions and taste great on burgers, hot dog or French Onion Soup.
Honestly, I’ve been adding them to almost every meal for a little extra flavor with vegetables and grains.
- Once you’ve put together the mini subs, heat them in the oven at 350 degrees for about 5 minutes. Just to melt the cheese on top.
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Big Game Party Cocktail
So I got these Dorot Gardens frozen seasonings and they are also a game changer! They’re pre-portioned in a little pop out tray so you can use them in cooking and recipes when you need to. It eliminates the chopping and measuring process making it effortless. And they’re on this list of chef’s favorite items at Trader Joe’s.
I used the Dorot Gardens Ginger to create this cherry cocktail. This spin on a Moscow Mule is delicious for a game day party.
Cherry Moscow Mule
- 3 cubes Dorot Gardens Frozen Ginger
- 2 ounces Vodka
- ½ ounce lime juice
- 2 ½ ounces Cherry Juice
- 1 ounce club soda
Combine vodka, lime juice, and cherry juice in a cocktail shaker with ice and frozen ginger cubes.
Shake vigorously for a few seconds and pour into a copper mule cup.
Add club soda to fill cup or to desired amount and stir.
The Dorot Gardens Garlic can be used in sauces and other recipes. They start by growing their own garlic and ginger, and pick them at the peak of freshness. They’re flash frozen in convenient trays and they have a two-year shelf life.
Dessert for a football party
I look forward to game day dessert almost as much as I look forward to the savory dishes. Here I made our classic graham cracker toffee, which is addictive! I could eat the whole pan.
- Find the recipe to the graham cracker toffee here along with two more easy homemade sweet treats.
- Here’s a saltine cracker toffee version that has that sweet and salty combo.
- And if you want something chocolate, I recommend making these outrageous fudge brownies a day ahead. There’s enough to feed a crowd and they’re also addictive!
- And for a treat to nibble on like a snack mix, this pretzel snickers caramel corn mix sounds like heaven!
What football food ideas are you serving up for Sunday’s 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.