Football Food Favorites!

Football food favorites perfect for the big game! Favorite foods perfect for serving as you cheer on your favorite football team!

Football Food Favorites! Favorite foods for making and serving during football season whether you are serving at a tailgate party, taking a dish to a friend's football watch party, or just need something to munch on while you watch the big game from home! // addapinch.com

Football food. It’s a thing, right? Well, it certainly is around here and with football season kicking into high gear this weekend, you better believe we’re all pulling out our favorite recipes to share during the big game. It’s my favorite part of planning for watching the games leading up to the bowl games that everyone loves. Me? I’m all about the food and the commercials. Well, and the halftime shows and if there seems to be any drama happening on the sidelines or stands.

Because seriously, when one of the players makes a mistake, my heart immediately breaks for him. No matter which team they are on. And if one of them gets injured? Oh my stars! My nerves just can’t take it. That’s when the Mama in me definitely comes out.

So, I’m better to stick with planning the food we’ll serve if we’re having friends and family over to help us pretend like we’re all into the game. And having a football coach for a brother-in-law makes it rather entertaining. In a good way.

I’ve compiled a list of dishes I’d love to serve for watching the big game. I call it my football food favorites, because, well, I couldn’t think of a better name.

You may also want to follow along throughout the season as I share even more of my favorites on my Tailgating and Game Day Recipes board on Pinterest or you are welcome to browse through all of my Tailgating friendly recipes here! Fair warning though, it’ll make ya hungry! 🙂

Dips

Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe from addapinch.com

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 as well as how to prepare in the slow cooker! 

 

Spinach Artichoke Dip // addapinch.com

Spinach Artichoke Dip

This Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip is so quick and easy! Made of just six ingredients and ready in less than 30 minutes, this spinach artichoke dip is a favorite!

 

Salsa Recipe | ©addapinch.com

Restaurant-Style Salsa Recipe

This salsa recipe is easy to make in minutes! No cooking required for this fresh, delicious restaurant style salsa recipe that you can adjust the heat to your preference!

 

Cookie Dough Dip Recipe | ©addapinch.com

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!

Appetizers

Sheet Pan Nachos Recipe - Sheet Pan Nachos make a quick and easy appetizer for a crowd or easy weeknight supper! These nachos are always a favorite! // addapinch.com

Sheet Pan Nachos Recipe

Sheet Pan Nachos make a quick and easy appetizer for a crowd or easy weeknight supper! These nachos are always a favorite! 

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 Meatballs Recipe

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!

 

Fried Dill Pickles Recipe from addapinch.com

Fried Dill Pickles Recipe

Fried dill pickles make a delicious treat! Made with just a few simple ingredients and ready in minutes, these are a definite crowd favorite!

 

Pretzel Bites Recipe from addapinch.com

Pretzel Bites Recipe

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!

 

Chicken Wings are a definite favorite that we make time and again at my house. One of our absolute favorite ways to prepare them is this smoked chicken wings recipe. // addapinch.com

Smoked Chicken Wings

Chicken Wings are a definite favorite that we make time and again at my house. One of our absolute favorite ways to prepare them is this smoked chicken wings recipe.

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

 

Sandwiches

Stromboli Recipe from addapinch.com

Stromboli

Stromboli makes an easy family favorite recipe! Stuffed with meat, cheese, and vegetables, or whatever you prefer, a stromboli is then rolled and baked to perfection!

 

Meatball Sliders make a great appetizer, lunch or even supper! Just be sure to make plenty of these meatball sliders! // addapinch.com

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!

 

Chipotle Root Beer Pulled Pork Recipe | ©addapinch.com

Pulled Pork for Sandwiches

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

 

Pizzas

A simple recipe for homemade three cheese pizza that takes ordinary cheese pizza to a whole new level! // addapinch.com

Three Cheese Pizza Recipe

A simple recipe for homemade three cheese white pizza that takes ordinary cheese pizza to a whole new level! 

 

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. Luckily, it is easy enough to make a yummy Margherita Pizza at home that you won’t even want to go out to a restaurant for one!

 

Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms

Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms are a simple and delicious quick-fix dish. Perfect for lunch, snacks, supper, or even on game day!

 

Chilis and Soups

Chicken Chili | ©addapinch.com

White Chicken Chili

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

 

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 Potato Soup

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! 

 

Black Bean Chili

Black Bean Chili is perfect for a quick-fix weeknight supper. Ready in 30 minutes, this chili is full of ground beef, black beans, and tons of flavor!

 

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 

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!

 

Taco Soup Recipe - So quick and easy, this taco soup recipe is flavorful and delicious! Made with ground beef, beans, corn, it is on the table in less than 30 minutes! // addapinch.com

Taco Soup Recipe

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

Desserts

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

 

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! 

 

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 

Mississippi mud cake is a simple, yet scrumptious chocolate dessert with marshmallows, pecans and a rich chocolate icing. 

 

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

This Peanut Butter Cup Blondies recipe is always a crowd favorite! So easy and perfect for the peanut butter and chocolate lover! 

 

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! // addapinch.com

 Chewy Sugar Cookies

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! 

Drinks

Warm Cranberry Pomegranate Cider Recipe - This quick and easy warm cranberry pomegranate cider recipe makes the perfect sip to stay warm and cozy! // addapinch.com

Warm Pomegranate Cranberry Cider 

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

 

So, there you have so many of my favorite football foods. What did I miss? Be sure to let me know your favorites in the comments!

Go Team!
Robyn xo

 

From the Add a Pinch recipe archives. Originally published 2014.

2 comments on “Football Food Favorites!”

  1. Wow! Fantastic list. This will be hard to decide what to make. Thanks for some great choices!

  2. Oh my goodness!! I can’t believe how much amazing food you shared in this post!! I want the fried pickles now!

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