Fun Football Favorites!
Is it any coincidence that by changing just one letter, “football” becomes “foodball”? I don’t think so! Fun foods to nosh on seem to me to be an essential part of the game of football, and for that reason I am all in! If you find yourself hosting a foodball gathering, here are 15 great ideas to put on the buffet table.
I’m going to warn you about these air-fried chicken stuffed tortillas and you will ignore my warning. That’s how it always goes. These little bites are extremely addictive. There’s your warning, but I understand if you think I’m exaggerating or blowing things out of proportion. Just don’t say I didn’t tell you so!
These slow cooker BBQ Chicken Sliders require so little attention, but are so delicious and addictive. They are the perfect tailgating snack, especially if you have the ability to keep the chicken warm in your slow cooker and have people assemble their own.
Mexican street corn, also known as “elote”, is a common street food in Mexico made of grilled corn on the cob with a mixture of mayonnaise, cotija cheese (a hard cow’s milk cheese), chili pepper and lime juice. This recipe takes that concept and makes it even more corn-centric by serving the mixture over corn chips for the perfect cheesy, spicy nachos.
You will need eight 4-ounces plastic containers with lids to make this handy take-along 7 layer dip. Use clear plastic cups so you can see all the colorful layers. Everyone gets their own little bag of chips and their own cup to dip into. Perfect for those football and tailgate parties.
Air-fried Buffalo Cauliflower is the perfect vegetarian and lower fat answer to Buffalo Wings. The crispy coating on the outside gives you the crunch and flavor that you want, while the cauliflower inside stays tender. Marinating the cauliflower first is the key to maximizing the flavor.
These tostada bites are incredibly versatile and there are a number of shortcuts you can integrate into the recipe. First of all, you can use leftover chicken instead of cooking a chicken breast. You can also use store-bought tortilla chips if you don’t want to make your own. You could even buy mango salsa instead of making it yourself, but what’s the fun in that?
If you’re looking for me at the buffet table, I’ll be right here! Stromboli Pinwheels are easy to make and perfect to make ahead of time if you plan to have people over or if you have a surprise visit from friends or family. Of course, because they are so addictive, it might just be good to have them on hand all the time!
If spaghetti sandwiches were part of your childhood, you’ll love this recipe for spaghetti sliders. It’s a great tailgating snack because it makes everyone’s favorite dinner a hand-held activity. Toasting the bread and rubbing with garlic gives you that garlic bread flavor with your favorite pasta dish.