Are you ready for some football?
Even if you’re not a sports fan, this 50th anniversary game is an opportunity for you to score big points with friends and family when you whip up some fun and creative game day fare. Besides, even if you can’t follow along with all the plays, you can still enjoy these 12 delicious snacks!
In honor of the big game I whipped up a football-inspired pizza that’s sure to please, and I’m also sharing my favorite game day appetizers with you. Here’s to a fun, delicious Sunday — and may the best team win!
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1. Pepperoni Football Pizza Recipe
This football pizza creation makes a fun centerpiece for your table, and tastes amazing, too. All you need is four ingredients and 20 minutes for tasty, pepperoni football pizza. Draft the kids to help you, they’ll think this is tons of fun! In fact, if you have leftover dough, why not make mini football pizzas just for them?
- Pre-made pizza dough
- Pizza sauce
- Mozzarella cheese
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Flour a piece of parchment paper placed on a flat cookie sheet and roll chilled dough into a football shape (oval). If the dough starts to warm up, place it in the refrigerator to cool it down.
- Spoon pizza sauce onto your dough. Layer pepperoni on top of the sauce, starting with the outline of your football and filling in as you go.
- Add a few extra pepperoni pieces in the middle to give it height — and extra taste!
- Bake your pizza until the dough is golden brown, about 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven.
- Cut thin strips of mozzarella cheese, one long and about five short pieces. Place the long piece in the middle of your pizza, parallel to the longest side of your crust, and then place the shorter strips perpendicular to the long piece of cheese. This will create your laces.
- Return pizza to the oven and bake for just under a minute. You don’t want to the cheese to melt too much since this will ruin the lace design!
2. Mini Corn Dog Muffins
Source: Iowa Girl Eats
Super easy. Just whip up your favorite corn bread muffin mix (or use a boxed one), fill mini muffin tins, and place a chunk of hot dog in the middle (one weiner can be sliced into five or six pieces). Bake as usual and serve with chilled ketchup. Yum!
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3. Individual 7-Layer Dips
Source: The Girl Who Ate Everything
Who doesn’t love a tasty seven-layer dip? Make sure everyone gets a taste by serving some up in individual cups. Layer in refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, cheese, salsa, olives, and anything else that sounds delicious, then top it off with a nacho chip. Of course, you’ll want to provide extra chips, too!
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4. Sweet & Sour Meatballs
Source: The Frugal Chef
This is a crowd-pleaser for sure! Each meatball features an explosion of flavor when you bite into it, and each one is especially tender thanks to the use of soaked bread. If you’re not a fan of soy sauce, rest assured this recipe features less of an Asian taste and more of a sweet, sour smokiness reminiscent of a barbecue sauce. Talk about mouthwatering!
5. Snickers® Popcorn
Source: Cozy Country Living
Popcorn is the king of all snacks, and when you mix a lightly salted batch of popped corn with the sweetness of Snickers® bars, you’ve got a match made in heaven! This mix also includes mixed nuts and pretzels, all drizzled with a homemade caramel sauce then heated up in the oven and cooled for extra crunch. I dare you to resist going back for seconds — or thirds!
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6. Bacon-Wrapped Lit’l Smokies®
Bacon with anything is sure to be a hit. Wrap up these cocktail weiners in savory bacon for the perfect game day appetizer. Pierce each one with a toothpick for easy handling of these bite-sized treats!
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7. Cheesy Chicken Chili
Source: Lolly Jane
Did I say “cheese,” “chicken,” and “chili?” Yes, I did! This hearty recipe uses Velveeta® cheese for the creamiest chicken chili you’ve ever tasted. Best of all, it whips up in about 35 minutes, so you can serve it piping hot to your game day buddies.
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8. Football Bites
Source: Gimme Some Oven
Your party guests will be going “Aww!” and then “Yum!” when you serve up these adorable and easy-to-make football bites. Trimming your cheese and summer sausage into the perfect football shape is easy when you follow the instructions, and TownHouse® crackers provide a football-shaped base.
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9. Buffalo Chicken Pizza Sticks
Source: Inspired Taste
If you’re a buffalo chicken fanatic, you’ll love this recipe. Be sure to grab an extra can of pre-made pizza dough, and while you’re making your football pizza roll out a second pie that can be topped with shredded chicken, cheese, and buffalo wing sauce.
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10. Baked Pickle Chips
Source: Whitney Bond
If you’ve had fried pickles before, you know why these savory little treats are always a hit! This take on the classic recipe amps things up with some buffalo sauce, resulting in a delicious, gluten-free appetizer. Bonus: These fried pickle chips are baked, not fried, so you can feel a little less guilty about indulging!
11. Meatball Sub Cupcakes
Source: Plain Chicken
Refrigerated Crescent Rolls and frozen meatballs make this one of the easiest game day appetizers ever. Best of all, each one is the perfect size to simply pop in your mouth, giving your hands the freedom to high five your neighbor when your team scores the winning point!
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12. Baked Mozzarella Cheese Sticks
Source: The Gunny Sack
If you’ve got bread crumbs in your pantry and mozzarella string cheese in your fridge, you’re halfway to making these scrumptious, cheesy goodies. Give everyone a bowl or cup of pizza or marinara sauce and let them dip and munch to their heart’s content.
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13. Jalapeño Popper Dip
This Jalapeño Popper Dip has just the right amount of heat to please your entire party. Filled to the brim with cheese, this creamy dip is ultra-addictive! Top it off with bread crumbs and bake for just 15 minutes for a quick, easy, and tasty football party snack!