The Best Snack to Eat at Halftime, Based on Your Favorite Football Team
Score a touchdown with your friends by serving team-friendly football snacks at your next party!
Chimichangas are deep-fried burritos that were supposedly created by accident in Tucson, Arizona. These bite-sized chimichangas would be perfect for a halftime nosh.
Baltimoreans love their crab and their Ravens, and the perfect dish to bring them together is this savory dip. (Here are more dips to delight a hungry crowd.)
You can’t talk about Buffalo without talking about buffalo wings. (The originals were supposedly invented at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York.) This batch is extra spicy and, like a close game, not for the faint of heart!
Chicago is famous for its deep-dish pizza, so a hearty pie is a must-eat while cheering on Da Bears. If deep-dish isn’t your style, don’t worry—we have lots of ‘za.
What’s a football game without chili? It’s perfect on chili dogs, Fritos or in a bowl. Cincinnati chili is especially delicious because it’s seasoned with interesting spices, like cinnamon and allspice.
This Southwest favorite is essentially a mishmash of chili, cheese and corn chips, and when you put all the ingredients in a bag, you’ve got a very convenient walking taco. Perfect for a cowboy—or a Cowboys fan!
Lamb is one of the best ingredients to come out of Colorado, and these individually portioned shepherd’s pies are a tasty and fun way to use an unexpected ingredient.
Wisconsin is so synonymous with cheese that Packers fans are called Cheeseheads! There can never be too many cheese balls at a Packer party.
Somewhat surprisingly, food from Vietnam is very popular in Houston. The Banh Mi is the quintessential sandwich of that nation (and also makes a great snack). It’s packed with good stuff like sausage, cucumber, pickled carrots, jalapeño and mayonnaise.
It’s said that you can find the best fish tacos in America in Jacksonville, and who are we to argue? The addition of guacamole in this recipe makes these tacos ideal for football fare.
Kansas City ribs are not only rubbed with a flavorful dry spice mix, but they’re also smothered in a rich tomato-based barbecue sauce—deliciously messy!
Everyone has heard of Minnesota’s famous Juicy Lucy, the hamburger bursting with cheese. This one is even better—it has herbs too! (We have no shortage of terrific burger recipes.)
Nobody does clams quite like New England, and stuffing them with sausage and onion is one of many excellent ways to prepare them.
Given New York’s endless love of pizza and large population of Italian Americans, nothing could be more fitting for a Giants game than a rolled pizza stuffed with pepperoni.
New York wouldn’t be New York without its delis! Pastrami is a counter favorite and these roll-ups are neat to eat.
Chicken and waffles are a favorite in Oakland; in fact, there are many comfort foods that are easy to find in that city. This dish is perfect for a 12pm kickoff, but here are more comfort foods that are a breeze to prepare.
A true Eagles fan has to eat a cheesesteak in some form during the game and these bite-sized snacks make it easy. You’ll look forward to your halftime snack more than the second half of the game!
Pittsburgh is home to many people of Polish heritage and cabbage rolls are very popular. They might not be typical football fare, but they’re a hearty and welcome addition to any plate.
San Francisco is well-known for its sourdough bread, and its history there dates back to the Gold Rush. It’s delicious on its own, but this particular sourdough is gloriously stuffed with cheese and ham.
Seattle is crazy about coffee, and the bitter brew adds a great punch of flavor to these brie bites.
Shrimp is everywhere you turn in Tampa Bay, and these cucumber rounds would make a refreshingly light halftime snack.
Though hot chicken is king in Nashville, fried pickles are almost as popular. It’s a sour, salty and crunchy combo that’s absolutely perfect for game day.