Inspiration

Kick Off the Football Season

Aug 28, 2015

Football season is underway! The professional athletes are gearing up for the official start of the season and football enthusiasts are looking forward to the plentiful amount of tailgate parties. In order to get your friends and family pumped for the games ahead, throw a football party to celebrate the mutual love for this all-American sport. Though your guests will probably argue on the favored winner, controversial referee calls, or coaching abilities, you can keep them happy and entertained with delicious food. Endless choices of finger foods and dips will be a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Take a look at these football party ideas and recipes to delight any party crowd.

Finger Foods

  • Sausage Stuffed Poppers – Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Chop up your choice of al fresco Chicken Sausage and mix with an 8 ounce package of softened cream cheese and 1 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese. Spoon about 1 tablespoon into each jalapeno half and bake for 20 minutes. Serve with ranch dressing and they will be demolished in seconds by your football fanatics.
  • Italian Style Meatball Sliders – This tasty recipe is super easy to prepare and serve, making it an essential football food to feed your hungry and game crazed guests.
  • Classic Deviled Eggs – As a finger food classic, this tasty and full of flavor appetizer will not disappoint. After hard-boiling, peeling and slicing your eggs in half, mix the yolks with ¼ cup of mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon of white vinegar, 1 teaspoon of yellow mustard, and salt and pepper. Spoon the mixture into each egg white and sprinkle with paprika. [Credit: Food Network]

Dips

  • Guacamole – This fan favorite dip can be made by combining smashed avocados with chopped onion, cilantro, jalapenos, salt, pepper and lime juice. Serve with tortilla chips, sour cream and salsa. [Credit: Food Network]
  • Hot Spinach and Artichoke – For a hot dipping choice, this Spinach and Artichoke recipe is a staple cheese dip that will be sure to satisfy and impress even your most picky guests.
  • Bean Dip – There are plenty of bean dips that can be bought at your local grocery store and heated for serving, but if you are looking to make one from scratch, Betty Crocker has a delicious recipe here to follow.

Let’s get the football season off to a winning start with these recipes and ideas. Don’t forget to serve these munchies on a football field platter for an extra punch. By simply adding football themed decorations to compliment these recipes, your party will be sure to beat out the rest. For more recipes. ideas and products to feature at your next football party, check out al fresco’s recipes.