25 Great Game Day Football Food Recipes

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We all love a great game day, but if you’re like me, you know the highlight is always the delicious football food for fans! In fact, that’s what makes turning each game day or night into a true celebration.

This year we could all use a bit of extra celebration in our lives, too. So why not start with some football food suitable for every fan?

Our family has always celebrated game day with homemade baked goods and treats that reflected our heritage. There’s always loads of fresh meats, stews, crudites and dips and sweets – oh the sweets! Each morsel is always a celebration of our life and the big game.

To help inspired you to create football food for fans spread in your home this year, we’re featuring some of our all-time favorites. You’ll find appetizers, dips, shareable main dishes, and desserts to fuel your fandom. Enjoy!

25 Great Game Day Football Food Recipes


Apple Cider Barbecue Wings – one of our all-time favorite popular recipes, so good!

Quick and Easy Italian Breadsticks

Cranberry Bacon Pecan Crostini with Gorgonzola

Crispy Sweet Potato Ribbons

Apple Pie Crackers

Tomato Bread with Serrano Ham and Parsley Pesto

Cucumber Bites with Salmon Mousse – always a crowd pleaser and super easy to make!

Wholly Roasted Tomato Bloody Mary with Shrimp


Berry Mango Salsa

Bacon Avocado Ranch Dip

Slow Cooker Pizza Dip – a crowd favorite at all our parties!

Crunchy Herbed Guacamole

Fresh Roasted Tomato and Jalapeno Salsa

Farm Garden Vegetable Dip

Main Dishes to Share

Chicken Sausages with Apple Slaw 

Italian Crouton Casserole

Pressure Cooker Coffee-Crusted Pork Tacos

Cheeseburger Potato Soup

Slow Simmered Spanish Meatballs

Bourbon Street Chicken – super easy to make and chock full of flavor!

Cornbread Salmon Cakes


Snickers Bread Pudding – a family favorite steeped deep in our Irish roots!

Caramel Apple Popcorn

Dark Chocolate Stout Cake

Farm Fresh Peach Cobbler


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Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an the author of "Getting Laid" and "Getting Baked". A sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky, wen she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s writing about country living and artisan culture.
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