Football season starts next weekend! YAY! The Texas Longhorns start their season on September 5th and the NFL officially starts the season the following weekend. While I’m definitely not a sports expert, I love the enthusiasm and exciting games, especially football. I’m hoping to make it to at least one Longhorns game this season and I’ll be going to Jerry World for the first time to see my hometown team, the Dallas Cowboys, play. (Yes, I’m checking seeing a NFL game in-person off my life list!) Other than that, I will be spending much of my weekends this fall in front of the TV cheering on the Longhorns, Cowboys, Texans (BF’s team loyalty), and whichever team I like more when a good game is on. I am ready for football, and I’ll be ready with snacks!
I’ll admit: one of the best things about football season is the food you eat while you watch the games. (Did anybody say potluck?!) All the “taste so good but are so bad for you” foods. It’s basically a weekly snack-a-thon habit and I will whole-heartedly indulge, especially if there is seven-layer dip. So, for this party idea round-up, I’m focusing on the food because that’s what’s most important at a football party. You’ll probably agree that football décor can get very cheesy very quickly and half the party (the guys) won’t care about the way things look anyways!
I’ve gathered the best football party food ideas I could find, and while I tried to find the healthiest recipes, I did include a few of my not-so-healthy favorites too. Get in the kitchen because you are going to rock this football season!
I found this “healthy pizza” recipe and I am a fan! I tested it out at my DIY marbling party and made it for dinner one night. It’s very simple to make and an easy way to disguise the vegetables. All it takes is zucchini, marinara sauce, shredded mozzarella, mini pepperonis and Italian seasoning. Fifteen to twenty minutes in the oven later, you’re ready for the game!
Tell me in the comments: What are your favorite football party foods? Who are you cheering for this season?