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20 Football Party Food Ideas

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Table of Contents
  1. 1. Kickin' Queso Dip Recipe
  2. 2. Brownie Footballs
  3. 3. Sweet & Sassy Buffalo Wings
  4. 4. Coffee-Cocoa Rice Krispie Treats
  5. 5. Filet Mignon Bites & Bernaise Sauce
  6. 6. Buffalo Chicken Dip
  7. 7. Italian Potato Salad
  8. 8. Pizza Pockets
  9. 9. Whiskey & BBQ Meatballs
  10. 10. Fifty-Yard Line Guacamole Dip
  11. 11. Game Day Tater Skins
  12. 12. Pork Ribs & Mango Habanero Sauce
  13. 13. Stuffed Ranch Burgers
  14. 14. Spicy Guacamole Burger
  15. 15. Cowboy Bacon Burger Dip
  16. 16. 3-Ingredient Crescent Sausage Bites
  17. 17. Dill Pickle Bites
  18. 18. No Cook Cole Slaw
  19. 19. Football Party Food
  20. 20. Mozzarella Parmesan Stuffed Mushrooms
  21. Throwing a party? Check out these great ideas to throw an awesome party:
  22. Plus, check out 20 Football Party Ideas You Will Love

It’s September! To some people that means back to school, cooler temps, and that autumn is just about to fall. It means it’s time for football, food, family, fun…and more food. There are so many great Football Party Food Ideas to cook and make for the big game whether you are watching from home or tailgating at the event. Football brownies, sweet and sassy buffalo wings, queso dip, bacon bites, potato salad, football pizza, guacamole, ranch burgers, and tater skins are some of these great football party food ideas that we have found that are perfect for game day.

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1. Kickin’ Queso Dip Recipe

A perfect dip for any party, not just football parties. This warm cheesy dip is just a little spicy, but everyone is sure to love it! You could even make this ahead of time and just heat it up when you need to for easy prep!


2. Brownie Footballs

This festive and fun brownie will be a great addition to your football food table! These are simple to create as well—just take your favorite brownie recipe and cut the shapes out with a cookie cutter. You’ll have perfect footballs on your table in no time.


3. Sweet & Sassy Buffalo Wings

Chicken wings are almost a necessity for any game-day snack. These aren’t just your average buffalo wing though, they are a great combination of sweet and spicy. These wings definitely won’t last long on the table.


4. Coffee-Cocoa Rice Krispie Treats

Rice Krispie treats are a perfect treat for game day! Since they’re easy to shape, you can create your own mini-footballs with this recipe. The unique coffee and chocolate flavor will be a fun twist on this traditional treat.


5. Filet Mignon Bites & Bernaise Sauce

Who says steak can’t be finger food? Your guests are guaranteed to enjoy this snack. Steak and bacon come together for the perfect football food. Be sure to make plenty as they’ll disappear in no time!

close up shot of a bowl of Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip with a tortilla dipped into it

6. Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo chicken dip is not something to skip over for the game day. Everyone will be a fan of this cheesy and spicy dip. Serve with chips, bread, or vegetables for a variety of flavors.

This flavorful Italian Potato salad is always a staple at any summer gathering I host. It's perfect for summer parties, potlucks or just as a simple side dish.....and it has bacon in it! Enough said!

7. Italian Potato Salad

While it may not be finger food, this potato salad should still be added to your game-day food roster. With a great combination of peppers, onions, and potatoes, this Italian potato salad is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Try it out for your next game day!

close up shot of pizza pockets pulled apart showing its gooey insides

8. Pizza Pockets

Pizza is a traditional game-day food, but these pizza pockets put a twist on that! These handheld pizza pockets are less messy and perfect finger food. Simply put your favorite toppings inside and shape them like a football.


9. Whiskey & BBQ Meatballs

Another wonderful slow cooker recipe that will make your life a little bit easier on game day. Just pop all the ingredients in and you’re good to go! Your guests are going to love these meatballs covered in a sweet BBQ sauce.


10. Fifty-Yard Line Guacamole Dip

Chips are a necessity for any game day, therefore you have to have some kind of dip to go with them. This 50 Yard Line Guacamole Dip meets the requirements for a fun football party side! Pair it with your favorite tortilla chips and watch it disappear.


11. Game Day Tater Skins

A perfect appetizer or finger food for any game-day party! Top these potato skins with whatever you’d like such as bacon, ham, or maybe even olives. Whether you go with a more traditional taste or put some new flavors in, these are sure to be a hit.

12. Pork Ribs & Mango Habanero Sauce

These pork ribs with a spicy mango habanero sauce bring a fun twist on traditional game day food to the table. This dish is definitely for those that love a good spicy meal since the sauce on these is a good combination of sweet and spicy. Though ribs might seem like a big task for a game day, these are simple and you’ll be snacking on them in no time.

13. Stuffed Ranch Burgers

Burgers are a great food for game day—easy to eat and easy to make! This burger is full of cheese, not only on top but also in the middle. Try making these burgers into sliders for your game day!

14. Spicy Guacamole Burger

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Why not put the chips and dip right on top of your burger? This meal combines the classic game day foods all in one. With crunchy tortilla strips, creamy guacamole, and a juicy burger, you can’t go wrong with this dish.

15. Cowboy Bacon Burger Dip

This combines the burger right into the chips and dips for a fun and delicious twist! This creamy dip is full of beef and bacon, making it hearty too. This should definitely be on the table during your next game day.

3-Ingredient Crescent Sausage Bites image

16. 3-Ingredient Crescent Sausage Bites

With only three ingredients, I’m not sure it could be much easier! It’s easy and fast to make these, so they’ll be on your guest’s plates in no time once you get started. These are perfect for a game day party or just a family dinner.

17. Dill Pickle Bites

The pickle in the middle of these has the perfect crunch factor for a game-day snack! Covered in white bread and deliciously seasoned cream cheese, these pickles will fly right off the plate. Add some salami into the mix for a delicious twist!

close up shot of classic coleslaw topped with homemade salad dressing in a white bowl

18. No Cook Cole Slaw

Coleslaw is a great side for picnics, backyard barbecues, and of course, game days. It goes along with whatever you may be cooking that day. This version of coleslaw makes creating a versatile side that is easy to prep for your game day festivities!

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19. Football Party Food

These festive foods are ready to grace your game day table. From football cupcakes to a field of dipping sauces, no one will have to guess what you’re trying to go for. Add in your favorite team’s colors or logo for a little personalization!

Mozzarella Stuffed Mushrooms

20. Mozzarella Parmesan Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms are a perfect party finger food! These mushrooms are loaded with two kinds of cheese and a variety of seasonings. This recipe will have your game day gathering feeling just a little bit fancy.

Throwing a party? Check out these great ideas to throw an awesome party:

Plus, check out 20 Football Party Ideas You Will Love

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