Football Recipes

Plan your winning strategy with more than 210 trusted football recipes for chicken wings, queso dip, chili, pizza, burgers, and all the game day touchdown classics.

Staff Picks

Football Cheese Ball

Rating: 4.2 stars
Your pigskin party isn't complete without this cute and tasty cheese ball! Serve with your favorite crackers.

Healthier Seven Layer Taco Dip

Rating: 4.94 stars
I love sharing this dip with my friends. I do want to make sure that I am giving them something healthy to snack on as well. I changed this with some no-fat-added beans and more veggies.

Football Sunday Beer Cheese Soup

Rating: 4.15 stars
This beer-based, yummy soup is perfect for the boys on a day of football.

Queso (Cheese) Dip

Rating: 4.48 stars
This is the best queso dip! Being from Texas, I know my queso, and I think this is the one that beats them all! It's full of flavor and all fresh ingredients. You can substitute half-and-half for the heavy whipping cream, if desired. Serve with tortilla chips.

Eagles Tailgating Burgers

Rating: 4 stars
Being an enthusiastic Philadelphia Eagles football fan, I wanted to create a burger recipe that had a taste of Philly, and some green ingredients, as a tribute to the Birds. If you like cheeseburgers, melt your favorite cheese, and eat! We love to load ours onto potato rolls and add lettuce, tomato, onions, and pickles. As my sister says, 'Don't forget the bacon!'

Touchdown Chili

Rating: 4.72 stars
Every year when football season rolls around and the weather begins to cool, my husband requests I make this hearty, beanless chili. It receives rave reviews from everyone.

Eat Michigan Salad

Rating: 4.89 stars
I live in Buckeye country, that's the land of Ohio State University football to the rest of you. We love to tailgate and watch the Bowl games, and are always trying to come up with clever things to do to our biggest rivals up north, the Michigan Wolverines. The cherries and maple in this wonderful salad inspired the name. Enjoy!

Wazzu Tailgate Chili

Rating: 4.79 stars
This is a great and simple chili, full of flavor, and plenty of spice. It's best when refrigerated overnight and reheated before the game. One tip: season meat heavily with chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper while browning.

Orange Crush! Fresh Squeezed Orange and Vodka Cocktail

Rating: 4.73 stars
It's vitamin C with a smile! This beverage is yummy any time of year! It's the perfect drink on a hot summer day, BBQ cookout, as well as Sunday football and/or your next New Year's party. Whatever the occasion, this drink is a fresh beverage crowd pleaser. Without a doubt, my press juicer gets a workout when friends and family come over. Just give it a try!

Easy Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings

Rating: 4.7 stars
My family and I love chicken wings, especially during football season. I just got tired of spending so much money on wings for our party that I decided to whip up my own version of Wing Stop's® lemon pepper chicken wings. The ending result was an empty platter and pleased bellies.

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

Rating: 4.35 stars
This is a spicy, hearty sandwich that will please those who love buffalo chicken wings. This recipe is perfect for those days spent watching football. I like to top these with blue cheese or ranch dressing.

Super-Easy Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Rating: 4.78 stars
I use this hearty recipe for my Super Bowl® parties. It's super easy and feeds a lot of hungry football fans. Serve on a large bun with some baked beans, coleslaw, and chips.

Inspiration and Ideas

Touchdown Pizza
Rating: Unrated
"Very good! Like others, I added more chicken. Yummy, and perfect for watching football." – razorbackamanda
Amazing Buffalo Dip
Rating: Unrated
Your slow cooker will keep this dip hot and cheesy for the whole game—not that it'll last past the first quarter.

Outrageous Warm Chicken Nacho Dip

Rating: 4.73 stars

This is my jazzed up version of classic queso dip taken to a heartier level, perfect for football games, tailgating or for taking along to pot lucks in a slow cooker! This is a serious crowd-pleaser that is served hot as a dip, spooned over crisp tortilla chips nacho-style, or rolled up in a warm flour tortilla! The heat can be turned up or down with the addition of jalapenos to taste.