Kick-off the football season with these 10 game day tested and game day approved recipes that are sure to be the MVP of your tailgate party!
Hey, y'all! I am so excited that the "ber" months are here! September, October, November, and December are my ultimate favorite months! The weather finally cools down (slightly) here in Florida, pumpkin spice everything is in full bloom, and football dominates our TV screen. Oh, "ber" months, how I've missed you!
Saturday's Snacks has been a staple on the blog for the last 2 football seasons. Each week, I share with you what we're eating during the big game. This year, Saturday's Snacks is moving up from the college level (Saturdays) to the pro level (on Sundays) so my Weekly Meal Plans can continue to go live on Saturdays.
My favorite things about football season, aside from the game, of course, is being able to spend time with family and all of the food. I come from a long line of cooks and let me just tell you, football food may just be everyone's forte. To say we eat well during the games is an understatement. Everyone brings at least one appetizer or dish to share and we chow down from kickoff to the 0:00 flashes on the screen.
To celebrate Sunday's Snacks, I'm going to share with you 10 more of my favorite football foods. Last year's list included dishes like Chicken & Waffle Sliders, Chili Cheese Dip, Easy & Cheese Italian Bombs, my famous Slammin' Queso and much more.
Let's check out what this year's list looks like.
Down, set, hike!
Oops, false start! I should tell you that one of my favorite things about this dishes is the fact that many can be made ahead of time, or require little prep and can be whipped up without having to miss a much of the game.
*whistle, whistle, whistle*
Loaded Baked Potato Dip- There's a reason this dip was the very first appetizer recipe featured on Saturday's Snacks. This dip couldn't be any easier to make. The only cooking involved is frying up some bacon, and you could always substitute Bacon Bits if you want to make it even more simple.
Ranch & Onion Cheese Ball- You won't believe how much flavor is jam-packed into this scrumptious cheeseball!
The Absolute Best Steak Bites- This incredibly simple marinade turns plain old steak into scrumptious flavor-packed Steak Bites. They are guaranteed to be the MVP of your tailgate party!
Fiesta Ranch Dip with Corn- Creamy ranch dressing combines with delicious Rotel and sweet corn to form an easy-to-make irresistible dip perfect for tailgate parties!
Cheesy Sausage Balls- These gems are a classic southern dish! Roll sausage, cheese, cream cheese, and a bit of baking mix together bake them off to for a quick and easy appetizer. Serve them with a ranch dip.
Jalapeno Popper Dip- This deliciously creamy and cheesy jalapeno popper inspired dip is sure to become a favorite! You can customize it to make it as hot as you want! If you prepare it as is, there is not much heat.
Bacon Blue Cheese Truffles- If you want to add a bit of class to your football buffet, check out these super impressive bite-sized bits of heaven!
Chicken Bacon Alfredo Stuffed Bread- This hearty appetizer recipe is loaded with delicious flavors! The chicken and salty bacon pair beautifully with the fresh tomatoes and green onions and creamy Alfredo sauce. This pull-apart bread is totally unforgettable! P.S. This dish moonlights as an entree!
Mini Meatball Sub Sliders- Want to serve something a little more hearty? Check out this snack-size version of one of America's favorite subs! Use frozen meatballs for a super quick short cut or jazz them up with homemade meatballs.
Million Dollar Dip
- Cream cheese, bacon, and cheddar come together with green onions and almonds to form an incredible dip that will have you coming back for more!
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