Over-the-Top Football Party Foods
Go big or go home.
Who needs a cheese plate? Not you, thanks to this giant cheese-and-cracker sandwich. Cut it into wedges for a crumbly and creamy appetizer your friends won't be able to resist, or simply use it as a spread for fresh vegetables. It's a win either way.
Instead of serving chips and dip, wow your guests with a cheesy dip-stuffed pretzel. This easy party snack guarantees the perfect crust-to-dip ratio, and it's made with shortcut ingredients like refrigerated pizza dough and string cheese.
Cheese balls have been a party staple for generations — and for good reason. They're easy to make ahead, and you can pair them with everything from sweet bell peppers to salty potato chips. To really kick things up at your big-game bash, use sriracha to draw football laces on a Cheddar cheese football.
Burgers and sliders are great, but no one wants to be stuck flipping patties when everyone else is having fun watching the game (or the commercials). The only logical solution? Roll up all those cheeseburger fixings you love in store-bought pizza dough, then bake till the hearty package is golden-brown on the outside and melty on the inside.
Your trusty sheet pan really can do it all. This giant pressed sandwich means you'll never have to choose between a Reuben, patty melt, bacon tomato grilled cheese or Cuban again. Need to feed more than eight? Break out two sheet pans — or go a different route with one of our 50 party subs.
There's a melty mozzarella surprise inside each of these meatballs, and we're seriously rethinking ever serving cocktail meatballs again. (Sorry, toothpicks. We'll find another use for ya!) This recipe is perfect for impressing a small crowd in a, dare we say, jumbo way.
"Always save room for dessert" usually alludes to in your belly, but in this case we actually mean you should set aside an entire table. Put a sweet spin on The Kitchen's fit-for-a-crowd snackadium and you'll have something for everyone, no matter who shows up.
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