Where we live, the arrival of fall also means the arrival of football season! With several big televised games on the horizon, we’ve already started gathering ideas for the snacks we’ll make our friends and family when we have everyone over to watch the game. Few things make us happier than using our kitchen based DIY skills to help our loved ones have a good time together.
If you’re feeling just as enthusiastic as we are, if not more, about learning how to make a few new and awesome football seasons snacks that you’ve never tried before, check out these 15 delicious sounding ideas, tutorials, and recipes that we’d totally put on a football party menu!
1. Cheesy pepperoni pizza sticks
We’ll just go ahead and say it: pizza is delicious and everyone we know loves it. It’s not, however, the kind of thing that makes easy socializing food or a simple appetizer portioned snack that lets you save room in your belly to try other things. That’s why we were so pleased to come across this smaller, more portable side dish recipe from I Wash, You Dry that teaches you how to make cheesy pepperoni pizza sticks instead!
2. Mashed potato bacon bombs
If you’re going to put in all the time and effort it takes to make your guests something delicious and party-worthy, would you much prefer to really treat them with something that involves all kinds of things you know they love in one place? In that case, we think you simply must take a look at the way Oh, Bite It made these delectable mashed potato bacon bombs that we simply couldn’t get enough of.
3. Oven baked BBQ chicken pizza tacos
Are you and your friends the kind of people who actually prefer your snacks and meals to have at least a little bit of kick to them, especially on game day? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Cake Delites made these scrumptious oven baked BBQ chicken pizza tacos that are absolutely packed with flavour!
4. Artichoke jalapeno dip
Did we actually really catch your attention when we started talking about recipes that will give you a flavour with a little more kick but you were hoping for something spicier than the tacos we just showed you? Then we’d be willing to bet that you’re the kind of person who loves the flavour of jalapenos! We’d also be willing to bet that you’d enjoy this creamy jalapeno artichoke dip outlined step by step on Kitchen Fun With My Three Sons.
5. Crockpot bourbon glazed kielbasa bites
Perhaps you’re totally sold on this idea of making something with lots of flavour, but you’re actually more of a sweets person, even in your savoury dishes, than you are a spice loving person? In that case, we’re pretty sure that Tammilee Tips has just the idea for you! Take a better look at their tutorial to see in more detail how these crockpot bourbon glazed kielbasa bites were made.
6. Jalapeno popper cheesy garlic bread
Are you feeling torn somewhere between the idea of making something with a bit of a jalapeno based kick to it and the concept of making something that tastes like pizza but is presented in a different way than usual, just to keep things interesting? Then we can’t imagine a more perfect recipe for you than this mouthwatering jalapeno popper cheesy garlic bread outlined in great detail on Crunchy Creamy Sweet!
7. Mozzarella stuffed meatballs
Are you feeling quite intrigued indeed by including a lot of the elements one might find on a pizza, but you’re still looking for a snack dish that’s must more bite sized to serve, since people will be walking around and socializing? Well, if you know you’re cooking for a crowd who loves meat, then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how The Recipe Critic made these awesome mozzarella stuffed meatballs in just a few simple steps.
8. French dip crescents with au jus
Are you actually feeling totally taken by this whole concept of making bite sized versions of meals you’d normally like to serve at a sit-down meal, but you’re just not convinced by any of the ideas you’ve seen yet so far? Then maybe you’ll feel intrigued by one of our personal favourites! We’re basically obsessed with the fantastic flavour of these French dip crescents with au jus, outlined nice and clearly on Mama Loves Food.
9. Crispy Buffalo oven fries
Just in case you’re still looking for something that has a bit of a kick to it but you’re also feeling tempted by the idea of making that kind of classically gooey football game snack you know people just love to dig into despite the calorie count, then we have a feeling this next idea from How Sweet Treats might be right up your alley. Take a better look at their tutorial to see how these crispy Buffalo oven fries were made!
10. Tasty cheeseball bites
Have you always been a big fan of cheese dips and spreads but you’re still really feeling this whole idea of serving bite sized things that your friends can just grab on their way back to the game screen, rather than having to portion or serve? In that case, we’d be willing to bet that you’ll much prefer the way Delish made these tasty cheeseball bites, each one with its own pretzel stick where a toothpick might have otherwise been used! We like this much yummier option.
11. Loaded baked potato bites
Just in case you’re still in the market for ideas that will help you serve your guests bite sized versions of actual meal elements you might have otherwise served at a sit down meal, here’s an option for the potato lovers out there! Take a better look at the tutorial and recipe featured in detail on Budget Savvy Diva to see how these loaded baked potato bites were made nice and quickly.
12. Five-minute million dollar dip
Did our previous mention of dips catch your eye not because you’re looking for alternatives, but rather because they’re absolutely your favourite kind of party snack to make? In that case, we’re convinced that this next idea from The Recipe Critic is the perfect one for you! Check out how they made football classic ingredient rich “million dollar” dip in quite literally five minutes.
13. Grilled cheese pull-apart rolls
In your opinion, is the ideal football party menu item always the one that’s the absolute gooiest and usually the cheesiest too? Then we think you’ll be rather pleased indeed to read about how Oh, Bite It made these phenomenal grilled cheese pull-apart rolls that would make just about anyone’s mouth water! We’ve actually made these before and they were a huge hit.
14. Bacon cheeseburger crockpot dip
Just in case you’re still finding yourself scrolling through our list in hopes of finding the perfect football party dip but you’re trying to collect as many options as you possibly can, here’s another alternative that we just can’t get enough of! Check out how Recipes That Crock outlined the process of making this delicious crockpot bacon cheeseburger dip that’s shockingly easy for how tasty it really is.
15. Bacon cheddar jalapeno pinwheels
Have you actually been thinking about how much you love the idea of using crescent roll dough since we showed you the French dip idea, but you’re just not sure that’s the precise you want to take, since you were also hoping for something a little more cheesy? Then turn your attention to the way Yellow Bliss Road made these mouthwatering bacon cheddar jalapeno pinwheels instead!
Have you made other delicious kinds of football party menu snacks before that were a huge hit with your friends but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about what you made and how it’s done or link us to the recipe in the comments section so we can give it a try too!