Are you thinking about having a football food board for game day? If so, here are some ideas for creating a food board with hot and cold foods and desserts. Also included at the end of the post is a recipe for football deviled eggs.
Traditional Charcuterie Boards vs Modern Food Boards
When you think of charcuterie boards, cold-cut meats, fruit, crackers, and cheese should come to mind. These are the kinds of foods traditionally used for charcuterie boards. However, because of social media, “charcuterie” has become synonymous with any food board. The description is no longer about the type of food placed on a board but about putting food close together in pleasing and beautiful ways. Visually, it looks like a feast!
For this football board, I included hot foods as well as cold. Remember to have small plates, napkins, skewers, and toothpicks for serving. Also, replenish the board as items get low, and don’t be surprised if some guests eat their dessert first!
Football Food Board Ideas
Deviled eggs become festive and all about the game when you cut up green onion stems and place pieces in a football stitching pattern. Click here to jump to the recipe below.
Potato skins with sauteed jalapenos and onions gave a spicy taste to traditional potato skins. To feed a larger crowd, cut the skins into smaller pieces.
Pimento Cheese and Bacon Crostini for Football Food Board
BBQ Meatballs for Football Food Board
Baked BBQ Meatballs are always a favorite appetizer and are a hearty choice on a food board. Serve them with skewers or toothpicks. Pickles and nuts are popular charcuterie choices and seem to work with all types of food so that people can snack all through the game.
Bacon-Wrapped Corn & Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
Bacon-Wrapped Corn is an unexpected choice on a food board. People seem to like bacon with anything! You can also dip fresh strawberries in melted chocolate and include them on your board. They are a thoughtful choice that your guests will appreciate!
Triple Chocolate Cupcakes
Triple chocolate cupcakes have three types of chocolate: chocolate chips, chocolate cake, and dark chocolate frosting. Be sure to use football cupcake liners for a festive treat! Click here for the recipe.
Fruit for Football Food Board
Always include a fruit option (or options) on your board. Grapes are a classic addition to any food board and tend to be a fan favorite. They can serve as a palate cleanser so that guests can graze the board again and again.
Football Deviled Eggs
- immersion blender
- 9 large hardboiled eggs, peeled and cut in half lengthwise
- 1/3-1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/16 – ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon white vinegar
- 1 or 2 green onions
- Remove the yolks from the egg whites, keeping the whites intact. Set the whites aside for later. Put the yolks in a bowl for blending. Add 1/3 cup mayonnaise, salt, and vinegar.
- Blend with the immersion blender until creamy and smooth. Add additional mayonnaise if the mixture is not as creamy as desired. (If you do not have an immersion blender, use a fork to mash the egg yolks and blend them until creamy.
- Divide the yolk mixture and spoon it into the empty egg whites.
- Cut the green onions into thin strips the size of the length of the eggs. Place a strip lengthwise on each deviled egg. Then cut small strips about 1/2 inch long. Place three strips onto each egg to represent football stitches.
- Store the eggs in the refrigerator until ready to serve.