Touchdown! Winning Appetizers for the Big Game

Please any football fan with these great appetizers.

Football season has arrived, and you know what that means – a houseful of hungry football fanatics with the munchies. Satisfy any football (or food) fan with these favorites.

Homemade Fried Mozzarella Sticks

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American


  • 1 lb. mozzarella cheese, cut into sticks
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • Vegetable oil (for frying)
  • Italian tomato sauce


  • Directions:
    Beat eggs in bowl. Dip cheese sticks in eggs, roll in flour, and dip in egg again. Next, roll cheese sticks in bread crumbs. Place on waxed paper and chill in refrigerator for 1 hour. In large saucepan, heat oil to 375 degrees. Fry chilled cheese sticks in hot oil until crispy. Place on paper towels to drain grease. Serve with warm Italian tomato sauce for dipping. Makes 24 sticks.
Keyword easy mozzarella sticks recipe, homemade baked mozzarella sticks
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Mexican Pizza

Mexican Pizza

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8 serves


  • 1 can refried beans
  • 4 oz. sour cream
  • 1 packet taco seasoning mix
  • 1 can green chiles or 1 jar jalapenos
  • 1 can chopped black olives
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 cup jalapeno cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup green onions, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced


  • Directions:
    Spread beans on a round party platter. Mix taco seasoning with sour cream and spread on top of the beans. Sprinkle with green chiles or jalapenos, followed by olives, tomatoes, green onion, cheese, and avocado. Serve with tortilla chips.
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Chicken Kabobs

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian


  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 6 green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 8 oz. fresh mushrooms, stems removed


  • Directions:
    Combine first five ingredients in bowl. Stir in chicken and onion; marinate for 30 minutes. Soak wooden skewers in water. On each skewer, thread a piece of chicken, onion, mushroom, and another chicken piece. Place on a broiler rack. Broil 5 inches from the heat, turning and basting with marinade after 3 minutes. Continue broiling for another 3 minutes or until chicken is done.
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Layered BLT Dip

Course Snack
Cuisine Indian


  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 4 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  • Directions:
    Combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, and Parmesan cheese in small bowl. Spread onto serving plate. Top with lettuce, cooked bacon, plum tomatoes, green onions, and cheddar cheese. Chill. Serve with breadsticks.
    Now sit back, relax, and enjoy good food and the game.
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Like these recipes but want some healthier snack suggestions? Stay tuned. Next week we’ll offer our Top Picks for Healthy Snacking!

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