Football Frenzy: Perfect Appetizers for the Sugar Bowl and Beyond

Oregon took the win during the Rose Bowl last night, and tonight the 77th annual Sugar Bowl sees the Michigan Wolverines face off against Virginia Tech in New Orleans. Try your hand at some of these delicious apps, whether you like a spicy chicken dip or a traditional Swedish meatball on a stick. Perfect your form off the field (in the kitchen) so that you are ready to dish out some tasty flavors once the Super Bowl rolls around! Keep reading for recipes and LET US KNOW what you plan on making this (end of) football season!

Try these appetizers out before the big day (football, not your wedding–not that we would fault you for serving wings at your wedding):

Buffalo Chicken Tenders: This way of frying the chicken tenders has been modified to what we now consider the best recipe!

Taco Bake Appetizer
: Quick, easy and people love it. It tastes just like your favorite tacos.

Party Deviled Eggs
: Classic and delicious: a definite favorite of older football fans who crave classic appetizers.

Artichoke and Jalapeno Dip:  This chunky dip can be made as spicy as you want, and you will always go home with an empty dish when you bring this to a party!

Three Cheese Chili Bites
: Great for tailgate parties, these can be frozen and warmed up quickly!

Sweet and Tangy Chicken Wings: The name says it all.

Nine Layer Mexican Dip: Use a hot picante sauce to really make this appetizer dish sing!

Easiest Swedish Meatballs in Crockpot: Sour cream keeps this dish rich and super-appropriate for a football soiree.

Kentucky Beer Cheese: Served with crackers or veggies, this is a classic southern beer cheese recipe.

Cream Cheese and Potted Ham Dip
: With chips or veggies or even on a sandwich, this dip delivers- much like your favorite quarterback!

Simple Spinach Dip: Easy to prepare and loved by all!

Hot Dog Pillows
: Spicy mustard and grated Parmesan really make this dish a standout.

Roast Beef Calzone: A meat lover’s dream: Hot, cheesy and crunchy, all at the same time.

Try these recipes on for size and let us know how they turned out! We are here with suggestions, recipes and tips for the football season’s end!

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  • Ginger

    I love wings!

  • Kathleen L

    Buffalo Chicken Tenders

  • Ellen

    YUMMMMMM! I want to have a big party this year.

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