We’re one month into the FIFA World Cup and the excitement just keeps rising! Pubs around the world are packed with men and women rooting for their own countries, their favorite teams, and some of the best players in the world.
And while it’s nice to gather with friends at the neighborhood water hole, why not throw a wild World Cup party in your own home? We’ve pulled together 7 Brazilian-inspired eats for the World Cup that are flavorful and fun to make.
Steaming Brazilian cheese buns–or Pao de Queijo–are a brilliant afternoon snack that’ll make your taste buds samba!
Take a tour of South America with this dish. Churrascura, or grilled meat, is a typical menu offering in Brazil. It tastes amazing smothered with a zesty, spicy chimichurri sauce.
Brazil’s national cocktail, the caipirinha, is made with rum-like cacacha, lime, and sugar. Rock your next party with this summer drink!
Get a taste of authentic Brazilian street food at home with these mini acarajes. They are made with black eyed peas and are fried to a golden brown and dipped in a savory sauce.
Serve these risoles, or deep fried and breaded empanadas, at your next party and watch them disappear.
Change up your party pizza and make it Brazilian in honor of the World Cup. This pizza has no sauce, but is loaded with mozzarella cheese, smoked meats, hard-boiled eggs and fresh veggies.
Chocolate brigadeiros, or Brazilian fudge balls, are delicious bite-sized desserts rolled in chocolate sprinkles. They are the perfect way to enjoy the World Cup with a sweet treat.
Before you shop: Find other Brazilian eats that you’re sure to love in our post on how to throw a World Cup viewing party.
Brooke McLay is a professional recipe developer, food photographer, food writer, and single mom to four rad kids. Author of two cookbooks and the beloved blog, CheekyKitchen.com, her creative approach to fast, fresh, family-friendly foods has garnered her regular gigs with Disney’s Babble.com, Tablespoon.com, Good Cook, and Coupons.com.