Make gameday a culinary hit with these six football food recipes

It’s not enough to open a bag of chips for your fall football viewing. Don’t you want to make each game a culinary event?

There are so many great choices.

You can start simply with a bowl of pimento cheese dip. This is a Southern gem of a treat. Spicy and creamy, it goes great on any cracker, and pairs great with ice cold beer. But it’s not bad with wine or even bourbon. 

Up your game with chili, either traditional with meat or vegetarian with beans and veggies. It’s easy to make ahead.

Pepperoni Pizza Dip looks like you put in a lot of effort. It delivers on great flavor with an Italian flair.

Sure to please are pigs in blankets but you have to serve those warm. You can make them up and store in the fridge before the game starts so you don’t miss a big play while you roll them out.

No list would be complete without chicken wings.

Use big coffee cups and make both a vegetarian and meaty chili for your football fans.

Vegetarian Chili

½ cup extra virgin olive oil

2 cups chopped red or white onion

2 cans corn, drained (or 3½ cups frozen corn, defrosted)

2 teaspoons ground cumin, optional

1 tablespoon chili powder, optional

2 teaspoons dry oregano, optional

28 ounce can crushed tomatoes

3 cans beans, drained and rinsed (see note)

Heat olive oil on medium heat in a large pan on top of the stove or in a slow cooker. Add the onions, stir to combine with the oil; season with salt and pepper. Cook for about 10 minutes, or until the onions are translucent.

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