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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Cuban sandwiches abound in Miami, and these sliders are the ideal way to serve a hungry horde of Dolphins fans.
Nobody does clams quite like New England, and stuffing them with sausage and onion is one of many excellent ways to prepare them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Seattle is crazy about coffee, and the bitter brew adds a great punch of flavor to these brie bites.
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.
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.