Easy, Kid-Friendly Game Day Food Ideas

When the Super Bowl is coming, the excitement for the game also comes with excitement for the grub. Foodies know that the biggest day for snacking is on Super Bowl Sunday, which means it’s the time to whip up some fun and easy recipes. Satisfy the palates of everyone from kids to teens (and of course, grown-ups, too) with savory recipes, sweet treats, and easy-to-serve entrees.

Sure, serving some French fries, potato and tortilla chips, store-bought cookies, and cupcakes are great – but if you want to make it more special but not complicated, you may need some suggestions. Here are some easy, kid-friendly food ideas to munch on while you watch this year’s football showdown:

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Tostitos Reduced Fat Crispy Rounds Tortilla Chips, 104 Count
Football Themed 7" Disposable Round Paper Plates - Party Supplies Ideal
Gmark Eco-friendly Wooden Sporks 100 ct, Disposable Spoon Fork 2-in-1 Cutlery
Ritz (RIUM9) Original Crackers, Family Size, Salted, 1.29 Pound each (Pack of 3)
Bamboo Serving Tray for Football Party and Game Day
Amscan 400062 Football Flag Picks, Party Decoration, 1 piece
Crystalware, Disposable oz. Plastic Portion Cups (No Lids) Condiment Cup
Tostitos Tortilla Chips, Hint Of Lime, 13 oz
Paper Food Boats (100 Pack) Disposable Red and White Checkered Paper Food Trays

 

Savory Snacks

Single-Serve Nachos

To make it easier for everyone, load up single-serve tortilla chips for your party. Let everyone scoop the toppings right into the bag! Set out a pot of chili, bowls of toppings (jalapeno peppers, shredded cheddar cheese, etc.), sauces, and a basket of single-serve chip bags with the tops cut open. Let each guest assemble their own nachos on the bags, and serve with disposable plates and sporks.

Football Cheese Ball

Go long and mold a store-bought cheese into the shape of a football. It doesn’t have to be perfect – any oval shape will do. Roll the cheese football in chopped walnuts, pecans, or pistachios to cover up any cracks. Top it with roasted red pepper “laces.” Serve this cheese ball along with crackers.

Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are a crowd-pleasing snack. You can serve them as usual or get playful along with the occasion by arranging snipped chives to look like laces on a pair of cleats. Serve those eggs on a bamboo football serving tray.  

Cucumber Sandwiches

If you think this one’s the kind of cucumber sandwiches served usually at tea parties – you’re wrong. With this idea, you can skip the bread and layer salami, deli ham, mortadella, and cheese between cucumber rounds. Keep them intact using football-themed cocktail picks.

Fiesta Cups

Scoop guacamole, sour cream, salsa, and cheese (in that order) into clear cups so people can see those fun layers! Give one cup to each kid. Double dippers would love this idea. It’s best to serve this dip with lime-flavored tortilla chips.

Bacon Nacho Fries

Serve some curly fries and make it game-day ready by adding nacho cheese, bacon bits, and cut-up green onions. If you really want to spice it up, pick some seasoned fries from the store for taste. Serve them in paper food trays for easy disposal.

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Hellmann's Real Mayonnaise For a Creamy Condiment Real Mayo Squeeze Bottle Gluten Free
Heinz Yellow Mustard (12.75 oz Bottles, Pack of 16)
Nature Nate’s 100% Pure, Raw & Unfiltered Honey
Smart Planet CDM-1 Corn Dog Maker
7" Red Checker Paper Hot Dog Trays- Pack of 100ct
Football Cookie Cutter 4 Inch - Hand Made in the USA
Webake 2 Pack Cake Decorating Pens, Silicone Chocolate Writing Pen Cookie Cream Pastry Decorating Pens
King's Hawaiian Original Hawaiian Sweet Rolls 12 CT (Pack of 2)
Tillamook Medium Cheddar Cheese Slices, 8 oz
KRAFT CHEESE MILD CHEDDAR SHREDDED 8 OZ

 

Easy Entrees

Football Pizza

Arrange thinly-sliced pepperoni in the shape of a pizza in the middle of a frozen cheese pizza. Put the strands of string cheese across the center to create laces. Bake until it’s warm and gooey. If your kid eats some greens, you can add a “field” of chopped herbs sprinkled around the edges to make a cuter and more colorful finishing touch.

Chicken with Dipping Sauce

Kids love chicken. Serve different kinds of chicken products: chicken wings, chicken nuggets, and chicken popcorn so the little ones would have lots of options. Then, serve a yummy dipping sauce that both kids and adults love. Make a barbeque honey mustard dipping sauce by mixing mayoyellow mustardhoney, and barbeque sauce. Mix them all together and enjoy!

Corn Dogs

A corn dog recipe is simple and straightforward. You can use a batter that is made of cornmeal and flour, but you can also use a pancake batter. Technically, it’s not really a corn dog, but more like a pancake dog, but it’s still really delicious! Use a corn dog maker to make it convenient for you. Serve each corn dog on disposable hot dog trays and drizzle with some ketchup or mustard – whatever the kids prefer.

Football-shaped Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Grilled cheese sandwiches are crowd-pleasers, and kids especially love them! Serve it for lunch on game day. Make some grilled cheese like you usually would by using white bread, butter, cheddar, and cream cheese. Cut them up into football shapes using a large football cookie cutter. Then, fill a pastry writing pen with ranch dressing to draw the football laces on top of the sandwich.  

Cheeseburger Sliders

Cheeseburger sliders are beefy, cheesy, and juicy – everything we love about burgers! They are quick and easy to make, and it’s perfect for easy but tasty meal prep for gatherings. People of all ages will love them. On a skillet, sauté ground beef seasoned with salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. Discard the excess fat and oils and stir in some mayo. Use dinner rolls and just slice it up in half as a whole, so you don’t have to cut up each “buns” individually. Place the bottom half of dinner rolls on a buttered baking sheet. Line it with sliced cheese, then top it with the ground beef mixture, and cover the ground beef with shredded cheddar. Place the top of the buns over the burgers, and bake. It makes an easy, crowd-pleasing lunch for kids. Serve it with wedges or fries for a complete meal!

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Ann Clark Cookie Cutters T Shirt
Weetiee Pastry Bag - 100 Pieces 16 Inch [Extra Thick] Disposable Piping Bags Set with 8 decorating tips
M&M'S Milk Chocolate Candy Family Size 19.2-Ounce Bag
Chocolate Eclairs by O & H Danish
Wilton Cookie 9oz Icing, White
Nutella Chocolate Hazelnut Spread, Perfect Topping for Halloween Treats, 35.2 Oz Jar
Kellogg's Rice Krispies Cereal Family Size 640g
Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows (Pack of 4)
Ann Clark Cookie Cutters Football Cookie Cutter, 3.5"
Chips Ahoy! Original Chocolate Chip Cookies
Nabisco Honey Maid Graham Crackers, Honey 4-14.4oz
Snyder's of Hanover Mini Pretzels, 40 Oz Canister
Klikel 4 Serving Platters - Classic White Plate - Serving Trays For Parties

 

Sweet Treats and Desserts

Sweet Brownie Shirts

Turn brownies into jerseys using a shirt-shaped cookie cutter. Use colored candy melts and icing piping bag to color the brownies in the jersey colors of the competing teams. Alternatively, you can also use candy-coated chocolates like M&M’s to decorate the brownies into jersey and use frosting to “glue” them.

Football Chocolate Eclairs

If you’re bored with cupcakes and cookies, go for something unique but equally tasty and exciting. Go retro with chocolate eclairs and decorate the top with white icing laces to resemble a football.

Football Nutella Rice Krispies

What do you get when you mix NutellaRice Krispie cereals, and melted marshmallows A delicious and kid-pleasing game-day goodie. It’s easy to make! Simply melt butter and add marshmallows to a large pot over low-medium heat. Stir them continuously until melted together. Remove it from the heat and stir in Nutella until it’s smooth, then add the Rice Krispies. Using a buttered spatula, press the mixture into a baking dish lined with parchment paper. Let it cool first up to an hour. Remove the Rice Krispie treats from the baking dish and parchment paper, and use a football-shaped cookie cutter to cut up an individual serving of these treats. Finally, use white decorating icing to draw laces on the footballs.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheese Ball

Turn your dessert table into a place to be when you make this chocolate chip cookie cheese ball. Mix cream cheese and crushed chocolate chip cookies and form a football-shaped oval ball. On top of your oval, use more cream cheese to form a football lace. Surround it with graham crackers, apple slices, or pretzels to pair it with!

Team Spirit Fruit Cuts

Score some points with something fresh. Hit the farmers market to buy fruits, or if you want the easier way, go to the grocery store and pick up a variety of cut fruit. Arrange the fruits in white serving trays according to team colors to show your team spirit. Pair cantaloupe and blackberries (orange and black), blueberries and pineapple (blue and gold), and strawberries and kiwis (red and green).