30 Mouth-Watering Game Day Snacks and Football Grub

Dude, the Super Bowl is happening tomorrow. Are you prepared? I’m not because I don’t watch NFL football; I only like watching college football. Maybe you’re like me and don’t care who’s playing but you’re still going to a Super Bowl watch party because they’re fun or you’re girlfriend is dragging you to it or you just want to watch Missy Elliott perform during halftime or maybe you’re for real rooting for — wait hold on let me Google who’s playing — the Patriots or Seahawks, whatever the case may be it’s necessary to have food and drinks when watching football. That’s a life fact. So before you head out to the grocery store and grab those boring Tostitos and bland store-bought salsa, take a gander at these football delicatessens and have yourself a real party.


Hook’em Horns! (See, only college football for me.)

1. Sausage Jalapeno Poppers with Beer Cheese Dipping Sauce

2. Crock Pot Meatball Sliders with Peach Chipotle BBQ Sauce

3. Queso Fundido with Chorizo

4. Pesto Tortilla Pinwheels

5. Spicy Honey Roasted Cashews

6. Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

7. Homemade Salt and Parmesan Chips

8. Corn and Cotija Guacamole

9. Panko Mozzarella Sticks

10. Black Bean Sliders Recipe with Creamy California Avocado Sauce

11. Michael Symon’s Sriracha Lime Chicken Wings

12. Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos

13. Pizza Wheels

14. Easy Homemade Kid-friendly Mini Corn Dogs

15. Cowboy Caviar Cups

16. Crispy Baked Zucchini Fries

17. Lamb Meatballs with FIYAH Jelly and Chive Yogurt Dipping Sauce

18. Baked Buffalo Wings

19. Artichoke and Roasted Garlic Dip with Baked Flatbread Sticks

20. Cheesy Garlic Fries in Foil

21. Sweet Chili-Glazed Chicken Wings

22. Fried Pickles with Spicy Ranch

23. Baked Jalapeño Poppers

24. Bacon & Cheese Potato Nachos

25. Avocado Egg Rolls with Chipotle Ranch Dipping Sauce

26. Homemade Soft Pretzels

27. Beer Battered Onion Rings

28. Roasted Vegetable Macaroni & Cheese Cups

29. Party Mix for Grownups

30. Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Pizzas  

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Yvonne S. Marquez is a lesbian journalist and former Autostraddle senior editor living in Dallas, TX. She writes about social justice, politics, activism and other things dear to her queer Latina heart. Yvonne was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley. Follow her on Instagram or Twitter. Read more of her work at yvonnesmarquez.com.

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  1. These all sound amazing! Im particularly interested in the cotija corn guacamole and the potato nachos with bacon, but here is my question:

    Dear Straddlers,

    What beer should I be drinking tomorrow??

    I take all suggestions, from craft microbrews to more mainstream affairs. Give me you’re best suggestions, pretty please?

    • Sam Adams(any style that piques your interest as they make at leas 60 different beer varieties) if you want to go with a Boston beer. Pike or Elysian beer if you want a Seattle beer. Personally, I am a fan of Sam Adams, specially their Costal Wheat, winter lager, & chocolate stout. They also a make a maple one, but not sure if that’s available.

        • Glad you are enjoying it. Well you could also try a little Costal Wheat too as it’s west coast lemons(California to be exact) but brewed in Boston. Good if you have a pats fan over or just like good beer with hints of lemon.

  2. SNACKS.

    I made buffalo chicken dip, which is sour cream + shredded chicken + blue cheese + diced celery + hot sauce. I think it’s good? I have a cold and nothing tastes normal to me.

    But we are going over to a friend’s house and it should be very chill and I will drink tea and snurfle at my friends. I’m making crockpot chicken and was shredding a rotisserie chicken in the kitchen this morning (I’m experiencing a little bit of a creative block in the kitchen, mostly because I am underemployed and do all the food-cooking, and recently have been like ‘uh what do people eat uh chicken kale uh I don’t know onions….’) and the dog sat next to me and made the saddest face ever of a dog who never, ever gets to eat any chicken ever in her life.

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