Score Big with Winning Game Day Recipes

POSTED January 26, 2017

So, we’ve made it. Hopefully, your favorite team is in the biggest game of the football season. If not, you’ve probably already chosen the team you want to win (or lose)!

Whether you’re the frazzled football fanatic shouting at the TV or the innocent bystander asking when halftime is, the Super Bowl is the perfect excuse to get together with your favorite people and load up on your favorite foods.

Even if your resolution to eat more salads is still in full effect, Super Bowl Sunday is the perfect time to treat yourself to tasty dips, cheesy pizza pies, hot wings… you name it. (Besides, you don’t want all the football party foods to go to waste, do you?)

And while the football teams on TV compete for the trophy, there will be another competition going on: all those party guests stepping up their kitchen game to bring the most memorable, delicious, talked-about appetizer to the party. To help you score big this Super Bowl Sunday, we’re giving you some SUPER tasty ideas for your football party.

Spicy Nachos with Olives

1. Spicy Nachos with Olives

There’s party nachos and then there’s nachos that get the party started. (Of course, we didn’t forget the avocado.)

2. Goat Cheese Stuffed Pepperazzi™ Peppers

These spicy-sweet Peruvian peppers are the perfect vehicle for creamy cheeses and an easy way to amp up your offerings.

Pizza Pull-Apart Ring

3. Pizza Pull-Apart Ring

Just when you thought there was nothing better than pizza… this superstar app steals the show.

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4. Herbed Mushroom Cheese Bread

A cheesy mushroom flatbread idea that takes party apps to a whole new level. 

Pizza Fritta

5. Pizza Fritta

Popular enough to have their own halftime show, these mini fried pizza doughs are an excellent entertaining idea. Serve ’em up with an array of toppings and let them go to town.

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6. Garden Greek Hummus Dip

Popular enough to have their own halftime show, these mini fried pizza doughs are an excellent entertaining idea. Serve ’em up with an array of toppings and let them go to town.


7. Fried Polenta

One of Italy’s most beloved dishes crosses over into appetizer territory. So yum.

Italian Hot Pepper Garlic Parmesan Wings

8. Hot Pepper Garlic Parmesan Wings

Hot wings gone Italian-style. Loaded up with garlicky spicy goodness, we dare you to eat just one.

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9. Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives Puff Pastry Bites

What’s better than stuffed olives? Stuffed olives inside a buttery flaky pastry. Forget the cocktail weiners!

Spicy-Sweet Calabrian Chili Pepper Crostini

10. Spicy-Sweet Calabrian Chili Crostini Toast

Fiery food fans are so going to dig these easy-to-prep crostini toasts. Sweet and creamy cheese tames the heat of these spicy Calabrian chilies.

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11. Artichoke & Olive Bruschetta Cheese Dip

Taking bruschetta to new heights, this hot cheesy artichoke dip is the perfect way to dress up your gourmet toasts, tortilla chips, pita chips… ok, just about any dippable  carb.

Spicy-Sweet Calabrian Chili Pepper Crostini

12. Easy Tiramisu Dip

Searching for something sweet to serve? This party-ready Tiramisu dessert is totally a WINNER.

Cheesy Sausage Pizza Bread

13. Cheesy Sausage Pizza Bread

This one is definitely going down in the books as a game-day menu star. 


14. Super easy, ready to serve nut tray!

All the classic snacking nuts in one ready-to-serve container… SCORE!

Entertain with Antipasti

Visit your local Olive & Antipasti bar to mix and match their favorite Mediterranean bites—from zesty pickled peppers to briny, tart olives—to create an entertaining masterpiece perfect for Super Bowl Sunday. 

Cheese Boards & Charcuterie: The Life of the Party

There’s really nothing more exciting than a party tray or cheese board loaded up with pepperoni, salami, an array of cheeses, crackers, olives, pickled peppers… you get the idea. Easy to prep and ready for hearty game-day snacking, this “cheese and crackers” appetizer is among our favorite football food. Check out our sports fan favorites below & let us do the work of building the perfect spread

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