Oh yes, it is that time again! The nights are cooling down, the competitive spirits are revived, and the football parties have begun. Last year, we provided 3 easy recipes that were among our personal arsenal for football parties and they are still fan favorites. So, this time I thought I would throw out additional crowd-pleasing possibilities. After all, one can never have too many choices when it comes to party food!

In no particular order, here’s a football party recipe roundup from around the web:

The crunch and munch choices


What could be better than these mini-sausage stuffed pretzel bites with honey-mustard dipping sauce? This recipe from PictureTheRecipe hits the right places with the salty, savory, and sweet all rolled into one delicious bite. It does take some planning ahead, but it will be well worth the effort.

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Any recipe that involves a Ritz cracker is a winner for me. Sure, you can fancy things up with a nice pita chip or try to serve something healthy like carrots. But c’mon, what people really love at a football party is a decadent dip for those buttery little crackers. So, whip up this Jalapeno Popper Dip the night before the party and await the accolades.

Satisfying Sweet Tooth Treats


Salty and crunchy is undeniably yummy, but what about a chocolate dip that promises to satisfy even the sweetest tooth? Look no further than this Brownie Batter Dip over at Chef In Training.  It is all the taste of batter without the danger of raw eggs and can be served with everything from strawberries to animal crackers.


Another easy chocolate option that has been around since the Cowboys heyday is  Texas sheet cake. This particular recipe from Cooking Light is super simple to throw together, almost impossible to mess up, and a win with everyone.

If You Insist on Being Healthy


Make good use of the last of summer’s tomatoes with this Garlic Grilled Tomatoes. It’s especially fit for when the football party is at your house and you plan on grilling anyway. Loaded with garlic, salt, pepper and some parmesan cheese these guys are an explosion of flavor without virtually no guilt.

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Want the buffalo taste usually associated with wings, but need it in a healthy version? Try this incredible Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower instead. Serve with blue-cheese dressing for extra flavor or skip that altogether as this dish has more than enough taste on its own!

Sure, pizza and chicken are standard football party fare, but why stop there? Football season is just kicking off and there will be lots of opportunities to show off one or all of these football party recipes!

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