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Football Party Recipes

Cheryl Cirelli
Whip up some football party recipes!

There are numerous football party recipes that are sure to be fan favorites at your next get-together.

About Hosting a Football Party

A football party is a great opportunity to get together with friends and family to cheer on your favorite team. It is also a great time to try out new recipes and serve an assortment of foods that will be enjoyed by all attending the party. Show off your culinary skills with a few easy recipes that will impress your guests and fill their stomachs.

Favorite Football Party Recipes

Marc's Sloppy J's

Try this twist on the classic sloppy joe. This recipe will serve 8 people.

  • 2 pounds of lean ground beef
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 can of tomato sauce
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup of ketchup
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of each of the following: garlic powder, garlic salt, onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons of chili powder

First brown the ground beef with the green pepper and onion. Add salt and pepper. Next, add the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes and ketchup. Add the remaining seasoning and simmer for 20 minutes on medium heat. Adjust seasoning to taste. Serve on Kaiser rolls and enjoy.


This easy recipe is sure to please fans of all ages.

  • 3 pounds sliced or chipped ham
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup of ketchup
  • 1/4 cup of your favorite barbeque sauce

Combine butter and onion and cook over medium heat, add ham and remaining ingredients. Cook for 10 minutes over low heat. Serve on sandwich buns.

Easy Spinach Dip

Spinach dip can be served with vegetables, pita chips, tortilla chips or crackers. Check out this simple recipe. Combine the following ingredients:

  • 1 box of frozen spinach, thawed and well drained
  • 1 16 oz. container of sour cream
  • 1 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1 can of water chestnuts
  • 1 packet of vegetable dip mix or dry ranch dressing

Be sure to mix well to combine all ingredients and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

No Cook Items

For those not wanting to fuss in the kitchen, add some no cook ideas to complete your menu. Some portable snack ideas include:

  • Cheese and pepperoni
  • Veggies and ranch dip
  • Chips and salsa
  • Nuts
  • Popcorn


Who doesn't like dessert? Why not add a few tasty treats to your next football bash? Make it easy and buy pre-made sugar cookie dough. Cut football shapes and bake according to directions. Decorate as desired. You can also bake cookies and decorate them in your favorite team's colors. Cupcakes are simple to make. Just decorate them in your team's colors by adding sprinkles on top of the icing.


You will need some beverages to quench the thirst of screaming fans. Offer an assortment of non-alcoholic and alcoholic choices. For something fun and different from the typical beer and soda, try this football-themed cocktail:
Touchdown Tea

  • 1/2 part vodka
  • 1/4 part tequila
  • 1/2 part rum
  • 1/2 part gin
  • 1/2 part triple sec
  • 1 1/2 parts lemon-lime Gatorade
  • Splash of Coke or Pepsi
  • Orange juice for taste

Serve with plenty of ice and enjoy!

Finishing Touches

Show off your team pride by serving your food on paper plates in your team's colors. Be festive with napkins to match and display a banner with your team's logo on it. Be sure to wear your team's shirt or jersey for support. Most importantly, remember to have fun and cheer on your team!

Football Party Recipes