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Fun and Easy Snacks to Enjoy When Watching Football Games

Updated on October 19, 2008

Now that football season is here, it's time to break out your dip bowl, fondue pot, muffin pans, and other tools for making tasty and delicious finger foods. There's not much more enjoyable than watching your favorite college or professional football team play while enjoying great food and beverages with your friends and family. Whether you'll be attending a game in person or watching your own television from the comfort of your favorite sofa or chair, these delicious recipes are perfect for football season snacking!

Recipes for Wings

Everyone in your party is sure to enjoy one of the tasty recipes for chicken wings presented in the Wings Recipes hub. You'll learn the perfect technique for cooking wings at home, and find out how to make buffalo, parmesan, and seasoned salt flavored wings.

Sloppy Joes

If you want something you can whip up quickly and leave simmering on the stove or in your slow cooker, try this great recipe for How to Make Sloppy Joes from Scratch. They're easy to make, everyone likes them, and they're a perfect main course to have on hand for any sports viewing gathering or other type of casual get together.


Gumbo is another great recipe to prepare ahead of time when you're planning to watch the big game. Put on a pot of gumbo first thing in the morning and you'll have a delicious main dish by the time kickoff rolls around. This Gulf Coast Seafood Gumbo recipe is sure to be a hit no matter which part of the world you live in or which team you want to win!

Cheese and Cracker Spread

Setting out a tray of cheese and crackers is another great way to enjoy low maintenance snacking during sporting events or other types of parties. Follow the tips in the Creative Cheese and Cracker Appetizer Bites hub for terrific ideas for putting together an attractive and delicious snack tray that everyone will enjoy.

Homemade Dip Recipes

It's always great to have dips on hand during get togethers, along with a selection of chips, crackers, raw vegetables, Melba toast, pita bread, and other goodies. Try any of the following dip recipes, and you're sure to have a hit on your hand. (Be careful to keep dips at the proper temperature for serving to maximize food safety.)


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  • mgwhite profile imageAUTHOR

    Mary White 

    10 years ago from Mobile, AL

    Countrywomen - Try the dip recipes made with beans. They're great for vegetarians.

  • countrywomen profile image


    10 years ago from Washington, USA

    Do you have some easy vegetarian snack recipes too? Good hub.


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