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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!

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Arizona Cardinals: Chimichangas

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.
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Atlanta Falcons: Peach Salsa

Nothing screams Georgia more than fresh peaches, and this fruit salsa makes good use of them. Serve with plenty of tortilla chips—here are the brands we recommend.
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Baltimore Ravens: Crab Dip

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.)
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Buffalo Bills: Wings

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!
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Carolina Panthers: Pulled Pork

The Carolinas make some mean barbecue, and they’re the home base for Krispy Kreme doughnuts. This happy marriage of the two should please any Panthers fan.
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Chicago Bears: Deep Dish

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.
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Cincinnati Bengals: Chili

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.
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Cleveland Browns: Pierogies

Pierogies are filled dumplings introduced to America by Eastern European immigrants, and they’re very popular in Cleveland. This batch is stuffed with potatoes and cream cheese.
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Dallas Cowboys: Tacos

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!
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Denver Broncos: Shepherd's Pies

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.
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Detroit Lions: Chili Dogs

Detroit is proud of its coney dogs. The ingredient that separates the Michigan coney dog from all others has Depression-era roots—they use beef hearts in the chili sauce.
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Green Bay Packers: Cheese Ball

Wisconsin is so synonymous with cheese that Packers fans are called Cheeseheads! There can never be too many cheese balls at a Packer party.
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Houston Texans: Banh Mi

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.
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Indianapolis Colts: Corn Dogs

Corn dogs are very popular in Indiana, as are many other foods you can find at the State Fair. You know our cornbread-battered hot dogs are always a halftime hit!
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Jacksonville Jaguars: Fish Tacos

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.
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Kansas City Chiefs: Ribs

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!
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Miami Dolphins: Cuban Sandwiches

Cuban sandwiches abound in Miami, and these sliders are the ideal way to serve a hungry horde of Dolphins fans.
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Minnesota Vikings: Stuffed Burgers

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.)
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New England Patriots: Stuffed Clams

Nobody does clams quite like New England, and stuffing them with sausage and onion is one of many excellent ways to prepare them.
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New Orleans Saints: Muffuletta

The New-Orleans-born muffuletta sandwich consists of layers of marinated olive salad, salami, ham, Swiss cheese, provolone and mortadella. This savory cheesecake appetizer is inspired by those flavors.
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New York Giants: Anything Italian

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.
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New York Jets: Pastrami

New York wouldn’t be New York without its delis! Pastrami is a counter favorite and these roll-ups are neat to eat.
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Oakland Raiders: Chicken & Waffles

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.
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Philadelphia Eagles: Cheesesteaks

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!
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Pittsburgh Steelers: Stuffed Cabbage

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.
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Los Angeles Chargers: Ramen

It’s said that LA has the biggest concentration and magnitude of ramen dishes in America—they love their noodles. Forming ’em into burger buns makes them ideal for halftime noshing.
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San Francisco 49ers: Sourdough

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.
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Seattle Seahawks: Anything with Coffee

Seattle is crazy about coffee, and the bitter brew adds a great punch of flavor to these brie bites.
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Los Angeles Rams: French Dip

It’s said that the French Dip was created at Cole’s in LA when a patron needed a softer sandwich to eat. Whether or not that’s true, the French Dip is a classic and tastes extra-good during a Rams game.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Shrimp

Shrimp is everywhere you turn in Tampa Bay, and these cucumber rounds would make a refreshingly light halftime snack.
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Tennessee Titans: Fried Pickles

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.
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Washington Redskins: Chili Dogs

One dish unique to Washington DC is the half-smoke, which is a sausage made of half beef and half pork. It often comes with chili on top!

Grace Mannon
Grace is a full-time mom with a Master's degree in Food Science. She loves to experiment in the kitchen and writes about her hits (and misses) on her blog, A Southern Grace.
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