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25 Football Party Food Ideas

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It’s September! To some people that means back to school, cooler temps, and that autumn is just about to fall. In our house? It means it’s time for football.

In the south (where I’m from), football is its own season and that means a weekly tradition of food, family, fun…and more food.

Lots of 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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Kickin' Queso Dip

1. Kickin’ Queso Dip Recipe

From Frugal Coupon Living

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!

Brownie Footbals

2. Brownie Footballs

From Frugal Coupon Living

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.

Sweet and Sassy Biffalo Wings

3. Sweet and Sassy Buffalo Wings

From Frugal Coupon Living

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.

Coffee Cocoa Krispie Treats

4. Coffee-Cocoa Rice Krispie Treats

From Frugal Coupon Living

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.

Filet Mignon Bites

5. Filet Mignon Bites with Bernaise Sauce

From Frugal Coupon Living

Who says steak can’t be a 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!

Red Hot Buffalo Dip

6. Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Chicken Dip

From Lori’s Culinary Creations

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

Fall off the Bone Chicken Drumettes

7. Fall off the bone Chicken Drumettes

From Lori’s Culinary Creations

Game day food is made easy with this slow cooker recipe. What’s easier than simply leaving something to cook all day with little supervision? Nothing! These chicken drumettes will not only be delicious, but will make your game day prep so much easier.

Italian Potato Salad

8. Italian Potato Salad

From How Does Your Garden Grow

While it may not be a 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!

Ice Cream Brownie Cake

9. Ice Cream Brownie Cake

From Bare Feet on the Dashboard

Ice cream and brownies go together perfectly, so why not make them into a cake? This football ice cream brownie cake is a fun dessert to make and it’s easy too. Decorate it with a football or maybe even in your favorite team’s colors.

Easy Football Pizza Pockets

10. Easy Football Pizza Pockets

From Organized Island

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.

Whiskey & BBQ Meatballs

11. Whiskey & BBQ Meetballs

From Frugal Coupon Living

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.

50 Yard Line Guacamole Dip

12. 50 Yard Line Guacamole Dip

From Frugal Coupon Living

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 with your favorite tortilla chips and watch it disappear.

Game Day Tater Skins

13. Game Day Tater Skins

From Frugal Coupon Living

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.

Pork Ribs with Mango Habanero Sauce

14. Pork Ribs with Mango Habanero Sauce

From A Simple Pantry

These pork ribs with a spicy mango habanero sauce bring a fun twist on a 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.

Stuffed Ranch Burger

15. Stuffed Ranch Burgers

From A Simple Pantry

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!

Spicy Guacamole Burger

16. Spicy Guacamole Burger

From A Simple Pantry

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.

Cowboy Bacon Burger Dip

17. Cowboy Bacon Burger Dip

From A Simple Pantry

This combines the burger right into the chips and dip 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.

Crescent Sausage Bites

18. 3 Ingredient Crescent Sausage Bites

From The Kitchen is my Playground

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.

Dill Pickle Bites

19. Dill Pickle Bites

From The Kitchen is my Playground

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

No Mayo No Cook Cole Slaw

20. Easy No Mayo No Cook Cole Slaw

From Thrifty Recipes

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 the versatile side even easier with no cooking and no mayo. That means easy prep for your game day festivities!

Guacamole Pico de Gallo and Corn Salasa

21. Guacamole, Pico de Gallo and Corn Salsa

From I Eat Therefore I cook

Give your football friends a variety of homemade dips for their chips! Each of these dips is delicious and a perfecting pairing for tortilla chips. Make all three and see which is the most popular at your party!

Great Football Party Food Ideas

22. Football Party Food

From Chickabug

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

23. Mozzarella Parmesan Stufffed Mushrooms

From Amanda’s Cookin’

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.

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Toni Thomason

Toni is a stay-at-home mom whose life completely revolves around 2 crazy little boys. When she's not defending herself in a light saber battle or saving the day with her little superheroes, she loves crafting and designing things for her house. She loves animals, shopping, traveling and just snuggling on the couch with her family while watching a movie or reading a good book. Catch more of her crazy, hectic life at creativedesignsbytoni.com.