Recipe Round-Up

Top 25 Recipes for Football Season


Football season is upon us and that means GAME DAY FOOD. Is there anything better in life than watching college football while eating a deliciously sloppy barbecued pork sandwich? I think not, friends. I think not.

These recipes are guaranteed to please just about anyone — whether their team wins or loses. I’m partial to any and all recipes I can make in my slow cooker, especially for game day parties. We’re planning to have some friends over this weekend and I’m thinking pulled pork in the crock pot is a must.

Enjoy, y’all, and happy Friday!

Crock Pot Root Beer Pulled Chicken

Turkey Fajita Burgers

Crock Pot Beef Carnitas Tacos <—my most popular recipe of all time!

Steak, Gorgonzola and Cherry Tomato Pizza

Beer Brats with Caramelized Onions

Homestyle Turkey Chili

Vegan Black Bean Chili

Creamy White Chicken Chili

Sweet n’ Spicy Crock Pot Ribs

Spinach Feta Turkey Burgers

Crock Pot Tex-Mex Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Buffalo Chicken Wontons

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Cheddar Jalapeno Hummus

The Best Guacamole Ever

Grilled Brie with Honey and Trail Mix

Mango Chipotle Guacamole

Green Chili Cheddar Cornbread

Cuban Black Beans

Pizza Rolls

Chicken and Green Chili Enchiladas

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Southern Comfort Chicken n’ Biscuits

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Turkey Meatballs with Quick Homemade Marinara Sauce <—I am actually making this tonight. It’s SO GOOD and one of our favorite meals!

**this last one isn’t so much of a “recipe” as it is a suggestion. Have you tried Deep Eddy Ruby Red Vodka yet? Try mixing it with sparkling water and add a squeeze of lime. You’re welcome.




















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  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    August 30, 2013 at 4:02 am

    Can’t believe it’s football season already! It’s so hot in San Diego right now, like 95F at the coast. Which is normal for this time of year to get our hottest weather of the year but doesnt make me think football. But your recipes…yes! All the chili, guac, and the brie, the last drink suggestion, mmm, sounds perfect!

  • Madison
    August 30, 2013 at 4:17 am

    Both you and Averie compiled an awesome post on Labor Day/Football recipes! Makes it easy for us. Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Lauren @ The Highlands Life
    August 30, 2013 at 4:36 am

    My husband is so amped up for football season. These recipes will be perfect for game days and will make for a very Roll Tide crazy man.

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    August 30, 2013 at 4:46 am

    I’m really not thrilled that fall is here, but I DO love making chilli! Thanks for all the ideas. Have an awesome weekend Jenna!

  • Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health
    August 30, 2013 at 6:48 am

    I’m so excited for football season! I’m sure I’ll be singing a different tune in a few months when I can’t get Brandon to change the tv from ESPN but right now, it’s exciting. Even moreso because of the food! Thanks for the recipe ideas and enjoy the first game! Gig ’em!

  • Emily @ Life on Food
    August 30, 2013 at 6:56 am

    I needed a reminder about the grilled brie. Hello Friday night!

  • Jessica @ Prayers and Apples
    August 30, 2013 at 7:12 am

    vodka + anything = a great recipe to me lol ๐Ÿ™‚ happy almost ftball season!! wahoo!

  • Alisha @ Alisha's Appetite
    August 30, 2013 at 7:37 am

    The biggest reason I love football season so much is the food. I usually am in the kitchen cooking while the game is on! hahaha! The hubby can’t really complain though, he reaps the benefits.

  • Laura @ greenlaura
    August 30, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Oh Yum yum and yum! This is such a great resource and thanks for watching out for the veggie’s too ๐Ÿ™‚ Football season here we come…Happy Friday!

  • Ari@The Diva Dish
    August 30, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Crockpot Root Beer Pulled Chicken?! That’s definitely something I’m going to want to add to the menu! I’m not too thrilled about football season, but only because my husband could watch 4-5 games in one sitting… ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Wynne
    August 30, 2013 at 9:00 am

    yummmm thanks Jenna! my hubby will be happy, happy, happy!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    August 30, 2013 at 9:30 am

    That photo is gorgeous. I’ll just ditch the meat and fix it with beans and will be great, thanks. You reminded me of Stanford’s gorgeous campus in autumn and hearing the rise and fall of crowd cheers from my place on campus… FUN. If you haven’t been and go, be sure to visit Memorial Church on campus built by imported Italian artisans. And downtown Palo Alto and next door Menlo Park are fun. Happy weekend!

  • Taylor @ FoodFaithFitness
    August 30, 2013 at 10:45 am

    Omg thanks for this! My husband wont stop talking about the start of football season…and I don’t watch it at all. Now I have some great ideas to make it a memorable one for him! Plus, I can just try out that vodka suggestion and then I’ll be able to enjoy watching it too ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Coty and Mariah
    August 30, 2013 at 11:59 am

    The crock pot beef carnitas tacos, make us want to cheer for team even harder! Go Bucks! Thanks for the recipes ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Joelle ( on a pink typewriter)
    August 30, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Yummmmm.. Exactly what I like about football season.

  • Rebecca
    August 30, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    War Eagle!

    (sorry — had to!)

  • Amy E Patton
    August 30, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    So excited to try some of these. My husband even asked me to send him the link so he could try a few. Thanks, Amya

  • Megan
    August 30, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    I’m going to try the BBQ pulled chicken this weekend! My hubby is obsessed with all things BBQ, and I love slow cooker recipes!

  • Luv What You Do
    August 30, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Yea foot ball season! I will be saving this post for Sunday Fundays to come!

  • Christine Derrel
    September 1, 2013 at 12:52 am

    Jenna, really awesome recipes!!!

  • Sandy Coughlin
    September 2, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Love these ideas! I may have to serve that pulled pork recipe at my next dinner party. Delish! Consider it pinned. ; )

  • Julia Kent @ The Domestic Blonde
    September 4, 2013 at 7:02 am

    More delicious options for football food lovers! (I hate football… I just like the food!)

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    Great recipes. Always looking for alternatives to the traditional football food!

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