Football Recipes

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Football Cheese Ball

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

Healthier Seven Layer Taco Dip

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

Queso (Cheese) Dip

Rating: Unrated
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: Unrated
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: Unrated
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: Unrated
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: Unrated
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.

Easy Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings

Rating: Unrated
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: Unrated
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.

Chicken Wing Dip

Rating: Unrated
This tastes just like hot chicken wings, but without the mess. It is very addicting, and is perfect for football and tailgating season. Serve with tortilla chips. I take this whenever I have to bring a dish and am always asked for the recipe.

Southern Fried Chicken Gizzards

Rating: Unrated
These flavorful gizzards are always requested at football and holiday parties. I don't know if anyone would show up if I didn't make them. The extra time boiling before frying makes a huge difference in making them tender. Definitely save the broth in the freezer!

Inspiration and Ideas

Touchdown Pizza

"Very good! Like others, I added more chicken. Yummy, and perfect for watching football." – razorbackamanda

Amazing Buffalo Dip

Your slow cooker will keep this dip hot and cheesy for the whole game—not that it'll last past the first quarter.

Cheese Dip with Beer

Rating: Unrated

This is great for football gatherings when you want to serve something hearty and filling. It gets lots of compliments. Serve with bite-size pieces of bread and vegetables.