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Five Easy Football Recipes for the 2017 NFL Season

Celebrate the start of the 2017 NFL season with these five football recipes at your kickoff party this week. The season begins on Thursday 5:30 p.m. PST with the defending champions, the New England Patriots, facing off against the Kansas City Chiefs. Take this party into Sunday Funday with an incredible open season lineup and the opportunity to enjoy the weekend with friends and family. We have you covered with five easy recipes to make your 2017 season tasty and hassle-free this week and into the rest of the season. 





Damn Delicious 


Sheet Pan Nachos

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes 

Total Time: 25 minutes 

Football season would be nothing without nachos. In five simple steps, you can have an entire sheet ready to serve in under 30 minutes. To spice it up, add fresh cilantro and some diced chicken for added protein. If you are invested in taking more time to prep your nachos, this slow cooker recipe could be for you. Don’t forget to add guacamole on top or as a side, it’s a staple here in California.






Pull-Apart Cheeseburger Sliders 

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes 

Total Time: 40 minutes 

Pull-apart sliders are the best way to offer your guests a full meal that’s manageable and delicious. These mini patties are full of flavor because of the combination of yellow mustard and Worcestershire sauce. You can also change-up the recipe by switching out the Worcestershire for soy sauce. It may sound strange, but your taste buds will thank you later. Once the meat is cooked, place the dinner rolls in the oven, place meat mixture and cheese on top and cover. Then, bake and serve!




Eating on a Dime


Homemade Mozzarella Cheese Sticks 

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes 

Total Time: 20 minutes 

A fun football recipe to make with the whole family are these cheese sticks. All you need is string cheese, eggs, flour, breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese to make these tasty snacks.  Pre-make the cheese sticks before your guests arrive to skip the mess in the kitchen. Bake in the oven for five minutes then serve as the game goes on. 




Bunsen Burner Bakery


Taco-Stuffed Mini Peppers 

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes 

Total Time: 30 minutes 


For a healthier option, this football recipe is perfect. Purchase a variety of bell peppers to add color to the dish or select your favorite color. Stuff each pepper with taco meat, black beans, corn and cheese and serve. It’s gluten-free finger food that everyone can enjoy, regardless of dietary restrictions. 




Foodie Crush 


Mac N’ Cheese Balls 

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes 

Total Time: 30 minutes

Bite-sized mac n’ cheese balls are the perfect football recipe for any fan of savory snacks. Create the classic recipe with Panko bread crumbs or use crushed Kettle Chips to switch up the flavor palette. Try barbecue Kettle Chips for that classic smokey flavor or Pepperoncini for added spice. Pro tip: Serve these with a side of hot sauce for fans of added heat. 



If you want more ideas for game day, check out our Pinterest page! What are some of your go-to game day football recipes? Let us know by commenting below!



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