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Top Appetizers to Serve at Your Big Game Party

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There’s no better way to celebrate the biggest day in football than with a fun party that’s full of delicious food. If you’re planning on hosting a party for the big game, consider serving one or more of these delectable appetizers.

Pizza Kabob

The pizza kabob puts an interesting twist on a popular game day snack. To make this appetizer, take classic pizza ingredients, like sausage, mozzarella cheese, and mushrooms, and alternate them on a knotted bamboo skewer.

Next, roll pizza dough out on a floured surface. Cut out an inch-wide strip of dough, and pierce one end of the dough with your skewer. Spiral-wrap the dough around your meat, vegetables, and cheese, and bake. Serve with marinara for dipping!

Salad on a Stick

Sometimes you need a light snack to balance out all the heavy game day food. Salad on a stick is a refreshing treat that’s easy to create. Place thinly sliced lettuce, cucumbers, carrots, and tomatoes on bamboo skewers, and put out some blue cheese and ranch dressing for dipping.

"Caprese Salad Skewer Appetizers" by Larry Hoffman via Flickr / CC BY

Salad on a stick is a simple and healthy game day appetizer that is easily customized to the tastes of everyone at your party.

Buffalo Wings on a Stick

Buffalo wings are a football-watching staple. Although buffalo wings are tasty, they can be messy. To minimize this issue, serve your buffalo wings on round bamboo skewers.

Use ground chicken to create buffalo wing meatballs, and dip these balls in your favorite sauce before baking. To add a bit of tanginess, you can mix blue cheese crumbles in with your chicken. This twist on a classic game day favorite is sure to impress.

Spiced Tortilla Chips and Hummus

If you’ll have vegetarians at your game day party, ensure you make these spicy tortilla chips and hummus. Cut up a tortilla into two-inch strips, and then coat the pieces with olive oil, thyme, sesame seeds, oregano, and any other spice that you like.

Bake the chips, and serve with hummus that's sprinkled with paprika. You may even find the meat-eaters at your party going back for seconds of this.

Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Bacon wrapped scallops are sure to wow the party crowd. Wrap a piece of bacon around a scallop, and secure the bacon to the scallop with perfectly themed football picks for a festive feel.

"Bacon Wrapped Scallops" by Eden Hensley Silverstein via Flickr / CC BY

Coat the bacon and scallops with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and cook them under your broiler for ten minutes. Serve with a spicy cilantro aioli for dipping.

Pepper Jack Grit Poppers

Pepper Jack grit poppers will add a Southern flare to your big game party. Stir together hot grits, pepper jack cheese, cilantro, garlic, and Parmesan cheese together until mixed. Chill this mixture for at least eight hours.

Then, take twenty mini bell peppers and cut each of them in half. Place a scoop of the grits mixture into each bell pepper half. Broil each pepper until the grits mixture is golden brown.

Club Sandwich Kabobs

These kabobs are a unique take on a classic club sandwich. On a rustic bamboo skewer, alternate between small pieces of toasted wheat bread, slices of turkey and ham, cubes of cheddar cheese and provolone cheese, romaine lettuce leaves, and dill pickles.A spicy aioli or ranch dressing is the perfect complement to this twist on traditional club sandwiches.

These appetizers are truly fun to create and delicious to eat. The guests at your big football game party will love your unique and easy to eat appetizer selection.

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