Winning Recipe Roundup for Tailgating Events + Game Day Get-Togethers

POSTED September 15, 2017

There’s only one way to watch a football game… surrounded by good friends, ample brews and great food.

If you’re sick of the chips and dip, your friends and guests are too. Impress your favorite football fans with the bold, bright flavors of the Mediterranean. If you’re looking for a few new appetizers or superstar pairing inspiration, look no further. We’ve compiled a list of fan favorites, from a new take on your favorite cheesy hot artichoke dip to colorful antipasto-topped hummus dip and more.

9 Recipes for Football Party Recipes + Ideas

Italian Hot Pepper Garlic Parmesan Wings

Easy Italian-Style Hot Pepper Garlic Wings

Simply fresh chili peppers, chopped garlic, parsley and Italian olive oil—our DeLallo Hot Pepper Garlic Sauce scores big with a myriad of kitchen creations. With its spicy, garlicky punch, this sauce is perfect for wings!

Pizza Fritta

Pizza Fritta – Fried Pizza

If you aren’t sure what could be better than fried pizza… then you’ve got the right idea. This superstar recipe is a hit for all seasons: a new favorite snack, an impressive app and a killer weekend lunch feast. We promise. Now, go figure out how to get creative with those toppings!

Classic Italian Sausage with Peppers & Onions

Sweet or hot, Italian sausage is an American classic!  This quick and easy recipe features our fresh-flavored Pomodoro Fresco Roasted Garlic Pasta Sauce as a smoky, sweet accent to your favorite sausage.

Italian Egg Rolls with Spicy Sausage & Fontina

Filled with spicy sausage and creamy Fontina cheese sauce, these Italian-style Egg Rolls are sure to win over all of your hungry party-goers. Serve sprinkled with rich, nutty Parmesan alongside our fresh-tomato Marinara Sauce.

Olive Bruschetta Pinwheels

Impress your guests with this savory, quick-and-easy pastry. Loaded with our famous Olive Bruschetta, tender spinach and a blend of three cheeses, what’s not to love?

Blue-Cheese-Stuffed Olive Puff Appetizers

We take tart and briny olives stuffed with tangy blue cheese and wrap them up in a flaky puff pastry and bake. Easy, unique, ready to get the party started.

Panko-Breaded Zucchini Chips with Pomodoro Fresco Arrabbiata

Crisp, panko-breaded zucchini chips served up with our spicy Pomodoro Fresco Arrabbiata. A classic appetizer made better!

Antipasti Skewers Rec Feat

Antipasto Skewers

Ditch the party plates and utensils! Skewers are a colorful and convenient way to entertain for the host and party guests. Easy to make ahead for big crowds, skewered appetizers are mobile and ready to mingle.

Spicy-Sweet Calabrian Chili Pepper Crostini

A superstar snack or elegant entertaining app, this easy-to-prep crostini marries two favorites: fiery red chili peppers and creamy sweet mascarpone cheese.

If you’ve got no time for preparations, pick up a premade cheese board (and maybe some olive bar goodies?) and call it a win!