football food


If your household is anything like mine, it feels like football is the only thing going on these days. We’ve got Badger games on Saturdays, Packer games on Sundays and all of these games – college or pro – require the same thing. Football food.

Football food is special, a little naughty and oh so fun to eat at 11am with a bloody mary or mimosa. If it is a big game and we are watching it at home with friends there are a couple required things on the football spread:

  • Cheese and lots of it! (I mentioned that the Badgers & Packers are Wisconsin sports, right?)
  • Crackers/bread
  • Dips
  • Veggies!
  • Meat/something substantial: typically something like frozen meatballs that are easily prepared
  • Drinks: Bloody Mary’s, beer, fun cocktail or mimosas

Football Food Recipe Ideas:

What do you eat on Game Day?

19 Comments (Reply )

  1. Mellissa
    Oct 21, 2010 @ 8:16 am

    I am partial to bloody mary’s and cheese too :)


  2. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    Oct 21, 2010 @ 9:03 am

    Last game day, we had chili corn polenta casserole (see blog)! YUM!

    I love love love your picture collage. So pretty!


  3. kate
    Oct 21, 2010 @ 9:12 am

    my fav part of football is napping during the game!


    • Emily
      Oct 21, 2010 @ 9:15 am

      Haha, I always nap during Packer games!!


  4. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Oct 21, 2010 @ 9:16 am

    My brother’s coming in town, so this post is perfect timing!


  5. Dana
    Oct 21, 2010 @ 10:20 am

    I odn’t like football, but I do love football food. I could go for a bloody mary right now ;)


    • Emily
      Oct 21, 2010 @ 10:42 am

      I rarely actually watch the game :)


  6. sippitysup
    Oct 21, 2010 @ 10:58 am

    I am not a football fan but I happened to be in Madison, WI on Homecoming Sunday a week or so ago. So I wore red and ate cheese! GREG


  7. Cynthia
    Oct 21, 2010 @ 11:04 am

    We aren’t big football fans in our house, but for game food I like good old fashioned buffalo wings. Yummy! I haven’t tried to make any yet, but I think I just might . . . since now I have a craving.


  8. erica
    Oct 21, 2010 @ 2:01 pm

    These football appetizers look great. I just saw a recipe for a jalapeno chhese dip that would be great for football Sundays!!


  9. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Oct 21, 2010 @ 5:11 pm

    Ah, game day food gives me the warm fuzzies. :) If there’s spinach dip involved, I’m usually a happy camper. Really any kind of dip. And I’ve been meaning to jump on the buffalo chicken dip bandwagon…it seems important to my happiness.


  10. Lauren Slayton
    Oct 22, 2010 @ 10:04 am

    Love “football food”. To me, football (and the Giants!) means chili. I like turkey or veggie chili. Food Should Taste Good chips, Hampton Chutney chuteys/dips and spiked cider.


    • Emily
      Oct 22, 2010 @ 10:11 am

      Oh chili is such a good one! I have yet to make chili this fall, but Sunday football would be a perfect reason!


  11. kristin @ delishliving
    Oct 22, 2010 @ 11:26 am

    Haha, oh yes, my hubby is obsessed with football, and if I want to see him on Sunday at all, I have to bring him food :) These are some great ideas, and make game day a little more fun for me! And I agree about the best part of football is taking naps!!!


  12. John "Big Cat" Fish
    Oct 22, 2010 @ 4:02 pm

    I LOVE Papa Johns during football games!! BETTER INGREDIENTS, BETTER PIZZA, PAPA JOHNS!!!!


  13. Lori@FakeFoodFree
    Oct 24, 2010 @ 2:21 pm

    The weekends are all about football around here too. I could seriously go for a Bloody Mary right now, and I have no doubt that Wisconsin and I would get along well. I love cheese! :)


  14. Danny
    Nov 01, 2010 @ 3:35 am

    The food looks great , and so do the pictures which are totally amazing :) well done!


  15. Jen
    Nov 10, 2010 @ 6:57 pm

    Yay Badgers!


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