Gather the gang around the TV with some mouthwatering football party food. From wings, to dip, to pizza, chips and more, these football party recipes will get your appetite prepped for the big game.
Red currant jelly and red curry paste lend a touch of sweet heat to an all-American classic.
Seven layers add up to one delicious dip that is a favorite everywhere. The best part of this recipe is that you can substitute any fat percentage in the beans and dairy products without affecting the flavor of the finished product.
This spicy chicken is delicious on its own, or with sauce.
These sliders make a quick and easy family dinner, and are also an ideal option for unexpected guests. You can keep ground turkey and buns on hand in the freezer, and double the recipe for a larger crowd.
These fabulous appetizers have a great Southwest flair. Bite-sized and delicious, they're sure to disappear from your serving tray in no time!
A party mainstay, this fun and yummy dip gets a healthy makeover thanks to yogurt and cottage cheese. Extra spinach and whole wheat bread add another healthy layer. But don't worry, it's just as delicious as the one Mom used to make.
Finally, here's a recipe for oven-baked French fries that taste just as good as the deep-fried variety.
Skip the sandwich chain! These toasted sandwiches are easy to make and far cheaper. The cheese rolled in the center of each slice of lunchmeat ensures a mouthful of gooey goodness in each bite.
This turkey chili gets rave reviews from kids.
This hearty side is scrumptious and super-simple to make. Wonderful served with soup, chili, or even on its own as an appetizer, it's sure to be a hit with your guests. Make two, and you still may not have enough!
A staple at any party, a veggie platter is only as good as its dip. This delicious and inventive dip recipe will delight your guests. It's so good, in fact, that you may even get the kids to eat a few veggies.
Prepared pizza pockets are a kid-favorite, but they can be pricey and filled with preservatives. This homemade version costs a whopping 35 cents a serving. Prep-time is minimal and you don't need a lot of filling to make them work. Let the games begin!
Serve this hearty dip with chips or spoon alongside cornbread. A raw veggie like jicama would also be a fun and healthy scooper-upper.
This crunchy, bite-sized favorite is sure to go fast. Bake up a few batches with different shaped raviolis and fillings, then serve with sauces like warmed marinara and Alfredo.
This supremely creamy guac gets its texture not from sour cream or cream cheese, but from silken tofu — a surprisingly rich and healthy twist on everyone's favorite dip. Serve with equally healthy whole-grain tortilla chips, pita chips or raw veggies.
Calzones are basically just folded up pizzas, and these bite-sized calzone rolls are eminently kid-friendly and surprisingly affordable.
These addictive meatballs taste like Chinese dumplings (which kids love) and the sweet dipping sauce makes them totally over-the-top irresistible. Plus, they bake in the oven which makes for fuss-free cooking and quick clean-up. Serve them with rice and
Crunchy golden egg rolls wrap around savory chicken, onions and peppers for a delicious dinner the whole family will love. Try baking instead of frying for a more calorie-conscious version.
These ribs are profoundly great. It's all about is the long, slow-cooking — the kind of cooking that melts all the fat and tendons so that the meat pulls clean off the bones in long, succulent shards. Oh they are so good.
Your guests will devour this Cheesy Garlic Popcorn, savoring its garlicky, cheesy goodness.
Once you start, you can't stop munching on these crispy chips.
This Asian-inspired recipe straight out of food editor Ken Haedrich's kitchen may be the perfect cookout finger food.
This was the sort of spiffed-up burger a guy can actually prepare without gourmet credentials.
These quick, flavorful roll-ups bring Mexican flair to on-the-go meals.
Add a twist to your next burger with this recipe. The Southwestern angle means they are delicious the first time around and any leftovers can easily be used for chili or taco beef.
This chili is modeled after a recipe that won the grand prize at the State Fair of Texas many years ago.
This sub is easy, hearty, homey and delicious. Who could ask for anything more? Oh yes, it’s fast too!
Your kids will love making their own crispy, crunchy corn chips from scratch. And there's no sweeter reward than getting to sample their first batch of snacks hot from the oven.
It wouldn't be summer without street fairs and festivals with Italian sausage and pepper sandwich stands. This sandwich can make anytime summertime -- using Portebello mushrooms in place of the sausage.
From the kitchen of: Jennie Rainwater, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Kids love these pizza-topped skins because they end up with two of their favorite dishes: mashed potatoes one day, potato skins the next.
No matter how you slice it, pizza rules. And although parlor pies are great, once in a while it's a real treat for kids to make one from scratch.
These homemade tortilla chips are a revelation, and easy to make, too.
This recipe combines two childhood favorites—chicken tenders and cheese flavored crackers.
This classic dip is so tasty it'll be the hit of the party. Made with three cheeses, this version is especially creamy and rich. Serve hot out of the oven with crackers.
Red, Hot, and Blue Wings
Seven Layer Dip
Buffalo Chicken Bites
Italian Turkey Sliders with Honey Dijon Mayo
Spinach-Dip Bread Bowl
Easy Oven Frites
Quick Turkey Chili
Judy's Cheese Bread
Pepperoni Pizza Pockets
Easy Calzone Rolls
Chinese-Style Turkey Meatballs
Chicken and Pepper Egg Rolls
Cheesy Garlic Popcorn
Sweet Potato Chips
Coconut Chicken Wings
Southwestern Pepper-Jack Burgers
Smashed Meatball Sandwich
Homemade Corn Chips
Italian-Inspired Peppers and Onions Sandwich
Coconut Shrimp with Mustard Sauce
Cheesy Potato Skin Pizza
Homemade Tortilla Chips
Cheese Cracker Crusted Chicken Tenders
Cheesy Spinach and Artichoke Dip
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