Football food favorites are perfect for tailgating and watching the game! These 30 delicious recipes are great for serving as you cheer on your favorite team!

Football Cookie Dough Ball on a white platter with serving crackers and spreader.

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Football food. It’s a thing, right? Well, it certainly is around here! And during football season, you better believe we’re pulling out our favorite tailgating and game day recipes to share! The delicious food is my favorite part of planning for tailgating or watching the games. I love making various easy, satisfying foods that my family and friends will enjoy! It’s just even more fun to cheer for your team when you’ve got some great food, don’t you think?!

I hope you enjoy my recipes for Football Food Favorites as much as my family and friends do!

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Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Dip tastes just like the buffalo chicken we all love. This creamy buffalo chicken dip comes together easily and is always a winner! Now, updated to include traditional buffalo chicken dip and how to prepare it in the slow cooker! 

Celery dipped into cheesy buffalo chicken dip.

Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

5 from 17 votes
Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe is the best easy appetizer for the slow cooker or oven! Tender chicken in buffalo sauce with ranch dressing and cheese! Always a crowd favorite!
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Photo of spinach artichoke dip on a slice of toasted baguette.

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spinach Artichoke Dip is quick and easy to make! With just six ingredients and ready in less than 30 minutes, this is the best spinach artichoke dip recipe and a favorite any time!

Photo of spinach artichoke dip on a slice of toasted baguette.

Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe

5 from 8 votes
This hot Spinach Artichoke Dip recipe is easy, cheesy, and delicious! Bake in the oven or make crockpot spinach artichoke dip in your slow cooker! Make ahead and freezer-friendly. It's a crowd-favorite dip and perfect for entertaining!
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Restaurant-Style Salsa Recipe

This delicious Best Homemade Salsa recipe rivals any restaurant salsa – and I love that I can make it at home anytime. Not only is it delicious with chips, but we also love it with so many dishes, from tacos to my Salsa Chicken. Since it comes together in minutes with ingredients that I usually have on hand, I can whip it up at a minute’s notice.

Easy Restaurant Style Salsa Recipe - This salsa recipe is easy to make in minutes! No cooking required for this fresh, delicious restaurant style salsa recipe! // addapinch.com

Best Homemade Salsa Recipe (Restaurant Style Salsa)

5 from 9 votes
The Best Salsa Recipe is a delicious restaurant-style salsa that's easy to make and ready in about five minutes! It's the perfect appetizer with tortilla chips and tastes fantastic with Mexican food and many other dishes!
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This time of year, I love to have delicious dip recipes for serving when we get together with family and friends, at tailgating events, and during the holidays. If you love cookie dough, you will love this quick and easy dip. Serve it as a creamy dip in a bowl or shaped like a football, as I do with my Football Cookie Dough Dip recipe. It is so much fun!

4.97 from 26 votes
The BEST Cookie Dough Dip Recipe – Seriously the BEST Cookie Dough Dip Recipe that I’ve ever tasted! So quick and easy and always a favorite when you serve it! This creamy dip tastes just like cookie dough in dip form! Made with cream cheese, chocolate chips, and a secret ingredient that takes it over the top! Everyone will ask for the recipe! Serve with graham crackers, pretzels or fruit!
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Sheet Pan Nachos Recipe

This Sheet Pan Nachos Recipe is such a versatile recipe; it’s a perfect game-day food or a simple family supper. The recipe cooks all in one sheet pan and couldn’t be easier!

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Sheet Pan Nachos Recipe

5 from 1 vote
This Sheet Pan Nachos Recipe makes a quick and easy appetizer for a crowd or a favorite weeknight supper! These delicious nachos are ready in less than 30 minutes and are simple to make on your sheet pan.
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Sweet and Spicy Meatballs Recipe

Sweet and Spicy Cranberry Cocktail Meatballs make a delicious, quick, and easy recipe ready to serve in 30 minutes. Perfect for busy weeknights, watching the game, and entertaining.

Sweet and Spicy Cranberry Cocktail Meatballs Recipe - An update on a classic party favorite, these sweet and spicy cranberry cocktail meatballs are always a hit! // addapinch.com

Sweet and Spicy Cranberry Cocktail Meatballs Recipe

5 from 4 votes
Sweet and Spicy Cranberry Cocktail Meatballs Recipe – An update on a classic party favorite, these sweet and spicy cocktail meatballs are always a hit!
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Fried Dill Pickles Recipe

Fried dill pickles are tart dill pickle slices encased in a crispy, crunchy coating that is just perfect for snacking. 

Fried Dill Pickles Recipe

5 from 3 votes
Fried dill pickles make a delicious treat! Made with just a few simple ingredients and ready in minutes, these are a definite crowd favorite!
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Pretzel Bites Recipe

These pretzel bites are perfect when entertaining or when you have friends over. There’s just something about these little pretzel bites dipped in mustard or even salted caramel sauce.

Pretzel Bites Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Pretzel bites make a delicious snack or appetizer. With just a few simple steps, these delicious pretzel bites are perfect for your next party or for snacking!
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Smoked Chicken Wings

Chicken Wings are a definite favorite that we make repeatedly at my house. These smoked chicken wings are delicious and simple to make!

Smoked Chicken Wings Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Smoked Chicken Wings make a delicious addition to any game day, when entertaining, or any time! Get this family favorite smoked chicken wings recipe.
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Baked Crispy Buffalo Chicken Wings

Crispy buffalo wings don’t have to be deep-fried to be delicious! This easy recipe for baked chicken wings makes everyone’s favorite wing crispy and amazing!

If you love chicken wings, I also think you’ll love the recipe that I share for them in my cookbook. So easy!

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Baked Crispy Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe

5 from 4 votes
Crispy Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings that are so deliciously crispy you might think they are deep-fried! This easy chicken wings recipe has tips for making the perfect wings at home!
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BBQ Chicken Sandwich on a bun with slaw, dripping with homemade bbq sauce - on a white plate on a marble countertop. // addapinch.com

Easy BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

If you are looking for a quick and easy, absolutely delicious recipe that people always go nuts over, then friends, these Easy BBQ Chicken Sandwiches are for you! They are so easy to make!

BBQ Chicken Sandwiches make an easy and delicious meal! Made with shredded chicken tossed in a flavorful BBQ sauce! Always a favorite! // addapinch.com

Easy BBQ Chicken Sandwiches Recipe

5 from 1 vote
BBQ Chicken Sandwiches make an easy and delicious meal! Made with shredded chicken tossed in a flavorful BBQ sauce! Always a favorite!
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Stromboli

This Stromboli Recipe is the one for you if you have hungry folks around your house or are looking for an easy-as-can-be recipe to serve while watching the game at home or tailgating.

Stromboli Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Stromboli makes an easy family favorite recipe! Stuffed with meat, cheeses, and vegetables, a stromboli is then rolled and baked to perfection!
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Meatball Sliders

Meatball Sliders make a great appetizer, lunch, or even supper! Just be sure to make plenty of these meatball sliders because they go fast!

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Meatball Sliders Recipe

5 from 3 votes
This easy Meatball Sliders recipe makes a great appetizer, lunch, or dinner! Tender, juicy meatballs nestled in slider rolls topped with tomato sauce, and melted cheese are always a crowd favorite!
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Pulled Pork Sandwiches

This simple slow cooker pork roast recipe makes the most amazing pulled pork, perfect for sandwiches and more! So easy!

Perfect Pulled Pork Recipe - This simple slow cooker pork roast recipe makes the most amazing pulled pork! So easy! // addapinch.com

Pork Roast Recipe

4.93 from 140 votes
This Pork Roast recipe is tender, delicious and versatile to serve many ways. Made in the slow cooker from 3 ingredients for the best pork roast!
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Ham and cheese sliders on a white plate.

Baked Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

These super easy baked Ham and Cheese Sandwiches are always a favorite! They are delicious for a quick, easy hot lunch, afternoon snack, or game day treat!

Ham and cheese sliders on a white plate.

Baked Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

5 from 2 votes
Baked Ham and Cheese Sandwiches, also called ham and cheese sliders, feature layers of ham and melted cheese on soft rolls baked with a buttery spread! A crowd favorite recipe!
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Three Cheese Pizza Recipe

This Three Cheese White Pizza recipe is loaded with delicious cheeses on a homemade pizza crust! It’s easy to make and such a favorite pizza for a family dinner or for watching the game!

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Homemade Three Cheese White Pizza Recipe

4.67 from 9 votes
Simple, yet delicious Homemade Three Cheese White Pizza recipe that rivals your favorite pizzeria! The best homemade pizza dough is topped with rich cheeses and baked to golden, cheesy perfection!
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Margherita Pizza Recipe

Margherita Pizza is one of the most delicious pizzas, in my opinion. It is the one I turn to time and again. It’s easy to make at home and perfect for a casual meal with friends and family.

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Margherita Pizza Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Margherita Pizza makes a classic, delicious pizza recipe that everyone loves. Get this family favorite Margherita Pizza for your next pizza night!
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Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms

Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms are perfect for a really quick-fix lunch or supper, after-school snack, or appetizer for the big game (you know that’s coming soon, right?)

Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms are a simple and delicious quick-fix dish. Perfect for lunch, snacks, supper, or even on game day!
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White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili makes a delicious meal full of spicy chili flavor, chicken, and white beans. Stovetop, Slow Cooker, and Freezer Instructions are provided to make easily make this White Chicken Chili a favorite anytime!

White Chicken Chili Recipe

4.91 from 112 votes
This delicious White Chicken Chili recipe with tender chicken, hearty beans, and savory broth. Make this cozy meal on the stovetop, in the slow cooker, or in the Instant Pot. Recipe variations to make it creamy or vegetarian!
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Loaded Potato Soup

Loaded baked potato soup is hearty, warming, and oh-so-very comforting. It is one of my favorite soup recipes for family meals, dinner with friends, and watching the game!

Loaded Baked Potato Soup Recipe - Loaded baked potato soup makes a warm, comforting potato soup recipe. Made with baked potatoes blended into a creamy soup and topped with your potato bar favorites! // addapinch.com

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

4.86 from 7 votes
Loaded baked potato soup makes a warm, comforting potato soup recipe. Made with baked potatoes blended into a creamy soup and topped with your potato bar favorites!
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Classic chili with jalapeño, onion, grated cheese and sour cream topping. A large spoonful in a white bowl.

Classic Chili

This Classic Chili recipe is an easy, savory chili recipe that is a favorite and cooks on the stovetop in minutes! It is made with just six ingredients and is ready in 30 minutes, and it makes the best chili!

Bowl of the best classic chili made with beef, beans, tomatoes and spices and then topped with your favorite toppings. Photographed in a white bowl with garnish on a white surface.// addapinch.com

The Best Classic Chili Recipe

5 from 3 votes
This Classic Chili recipe is one that everyone needs in the recipe box. Made with just six ingredients and ready in 30 minutes this makes the best chili!
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Chicken Tortilla Soup

This easy Chicken Tortilla Soup makes a simple yet scrumptious soup recipe. With slow cooker, Instant Pot, and stovetop instructions included!

Bowl of chicken tortilla soup garnished with tortilla strips, avocados, sour cream, and shredded cheese, served in a white bowl.

Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe (Slow Cooker, Instant Pot, and Stove Top)

5 from 17 votes
This Chicken Tortilla Soup is hearty and delicious. Slow cooker, Instant Pot, and stovetop instructions for a quick and easy family favorite!
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Pasta Fagioli 

Pasta Fagioli is a must-make recipe in my house and is ready in 30 minutes.

Pasta Fagioli Recipe - If you love the Olive Garden Pasta Fagioli recipe, then I think you'll love this homemade version as much or more! Ready in 30 minutes! // addapinch.com

Pasta Fagioli Recipe

5 from 12 votes
Pasta Fagioli Recipe – If you love the Olive Garden Pasta Fagioli recipe, then I think you’ll love this homemade version as much or more! Ready in 30 minutes!
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Taco Soup filled with ground beef, corn, and beans and topped with shredded cheese, sour cream, green onion // addapinch.com

Taco Soup Recipe

This taco soup recipe is quick and easy, flavorful, and delicious! Made with ground beef, beans, and corn, it is on the table in less than 30 minutes!

Taco Soup in a white bowl topped with sour cream, cheese, and green onions. #tacosoup #kidfriendly

Taco Soup Recipe

5 from 6 votes
This easy Taco Soup recipe is hearty and delicious, uses my homemade taco seasoning, and is ready in under 30 minutes! Instructions included to make this THREE ways – on the stovetop, in a slow cooker or in an Instant Pot!
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Chocolate Cake Recipe – 9×13 

This is the easiest 9×13 chocolate cake recipe I’ve ever made. Adjusted from my Best Chocolate Cake that everyone absolutely loves, I’ve now made the cake even easier and sized for a 9×13 sheet cake! 

Best Chocolate Cake Recipe (9x13 Recipe) - This is the easiest 9x13 chocolate cake recipe I've ever made. Adjusted from my Best Chocolate Cake that everyone absolutely loves, I've now made the cake even easier and sized for a 9x13 sheet cake! // addapinch.com

Best Chocolate Cake Recipe (9×13 Recipe)

4.99 from 109 votes
My Best Chocolate Cake that everyone absolutely loves, made even easier and sized for a 9×13 sheet cake! It's so easy, delicious and perfect to make anytime!
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Mississippi mud cake topped with marshmallows, pecans and a rich chocolate icing in a white baking pan // addapinch.com

Mississippi Mud Cake 

This Mississippi Mud Cake recipe is one I love to make again and again for a simple yet amazing dessert for family suppers and casual get-togethers. 

Mississippi Mud Cake Recipe - Mississippi mud cake is a simple, yet scrumptious chocolate dessert with marshmallows, pecans and a rich chocolate icing. // addapinch.com

Mississippi Mud Cake Recipe

4.67 from 3 votes
Mississippi Mud Cake Recipe – Mississippi mud cake is a simple, yet scrumptious chocolate dessert with marshmallows, pecans and a rich chocolate icing. Perfect to make ahead and great for chocolate lovers!
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Peanut Butter Cup Blondies

This Peanut Butter Cup Blondies recipe is always a crowd favorite! Think soft peanut butter cookies mingled with peanut butter cups and topped with more peanut butter and chocolate. Yes, they are a special treat indeed!

Peanut Butter Cup Blondies Recipe - This Peanut Butter Cup Blondies recipe is always a crowd favorite! So easy and perfect for the peanut butter and chocolate lover! // addapinch.com

Peanut Butter Cup Blondies Recipe

5 from 4 votes
Peanut Butter Cup Blondies Recipe – This Peanut Butter Cup Blondies recipe is always a crowd favorite! So easy and perfect for the peanut butter and chocolate lover!
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 Chewy Sugar Cookies

Chewy Sugar Cookies are always a favorite, no matter the occasion! These well-loved cookies are perfect for holidays, as an afternoon treat, or for when you have friends over! 

Photo of a stack of three sugar cookies on a dark background.

The BEST Chewy Sugar Cookies Recipe!

4.95 from 364 votes
The BEST Chewy Sugar Cookies Recipe – Absolutely the BEST sugar cookie recipe I've ever tasted! These sugar cookies are soft, chewy and produce a flavorful bakery style soft sugar cookie! Quick and easy to make, this sugar cookie recipe makes cookies that turn out perfectly every single time!
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Pecan pie bars cut into individual squares sprinkled with flakey salt.

Pecan Pie Bars

This easy Pecan Pie Bars recipe features a shortbread crust topped with a sweet pecan pie filling. If you are looking for something perfect to serve a large crowd, easy to make, and even easier to eat, and that still brings out that nostalgic, traditional pecan pie flavor, you should definitely try this recipe!

Pecan pie bars cut into individual squares sprinkled with flakey salt.

Southern Pecan Pie Bars

4.88 from 31 votes
These are the best Pecan Pie Bars. This easy dessert recipe features a shortbread crust topped with a sweet pecan pie filling. These bars are perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas and throughout the year.
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Warm Pomegranate Cranberry Cider 

This quick, easy, warm cranberry pomegranate cider recipe makes the perfect sip to stay warm and cozy! 

Cranberry Pomegranate Cider in glass cup with cranberry and rosemary garnish.

Warm Cranberry Pomegranate Cider Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Warm Cranberry Pomegranate Cider is a festive cider recipe for the holiday season! Make in slow cooker or stovetop for a quick, easy, deliciously warm and cozy sip!
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So, there you have so many of my favorite football foods. I’d love to know your favorites in the comments!

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    1. Thanks for letting me know you enjoy this site, Frances. I hope you find many recipes here you love.