The game may be the star of the show at your football-viewing party, but the food you serve is a close second. Bacon lends itself perfectly to football watching – its savory, salty flavor works perfectly in appetizers, main dishes, and even desserts.
It’s the ultimate football food! And with Hickory Smoked, Maple Flavor, and Peppered Bacon options from Fletcher’s, we’ve got the perfect ingredient for any of your game-day dishes.
If you’re looking to throw a party that your guests will remember for more than just the game-winning play, include a few of these bacon-filled recipes.
Bacon, Peach, & Basil Baked Brie – This original recipe from Fletcher’s is so decadent but so incredibly simple, it will elevate your party with almost no effort. It’s creamy, savory, with enough sweetness to keep your guests coming back for more.
Jalapeno Popper Wonton Cups – Jalapeno poppers are great, but they’re also labor-intensive to make and can be messy to eat. This recipe from Lemon Tree Dwelling takes all the deliciousness of the classic popper and puts them into a neat little wonton cup.
Bacon-Wrapped Tater Tot Bombs – Tater tots, cheese, and bacon. What’s not to love? These will be a hit with both the kids and the adults at your party.
Oh-So-Cheesy Bacon & Beer Cheese Dip – No football gathering is complete without chips and dip. Don’t settle for the traditional store-bought variety when you can combine the flavors of cheese, bacon, and beer all in an irresistible dip.
Hot Caramelized Onion Dip with Bacon and Gruyere – Try something different from the traditional nacho cheese dip with this savory, elegant option from Spicy Southern Kitchen.
Spicy, Smoky, Sweet Chili – What’s a football-viewing party without a big pot of chili simmering on the stove? The best part about this recipe featuring Fletcher’s Louisiana Hot Links is that it comes together in about half an hour – no need to let it cook for hours on end.
Chicken Bacon Ranch Chili – Try something besides a traditional chili with this recipe from Chattavore. It’s still just as satisfying!
No Bean Chili with Bacon – Do some of your guests have dietary restrictions? This bean-free chili from Keto Connect is thick and hearty and will satisfy even the biggest appetite. Serve it with tons of toppings so your guests can personalize it to their liking.
Other Mains & Sides
Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders – Chicken tenders? Of course. Wrapped in bacon? Even better! This recipe from Plain Chicken is super simple but will prove to be a total crowd-pleaser.
Mexican Street Corn Pasta with Bacon – Add some vibrant color to your table with this pasta salad from Chelsea’s Messy Apron. It’s a lighter-fare option for your friends who are watching their waistlines, but still packed with enough flavor for everyone to love.
Slow Cooker Sticky Bacon and Whiskey Meatballs – Meatballs are always a party hit, but these from Host the Toast are blowing us away. Plus they’re cooked and served in the slow cooker, making them simple for the host to prepare, too.
Bacon Cheddar Jalapeno Cornbread – If you’re serving chili, you might as well serve cornbread. But this isn’t just any game, so your recipe shouldn’t be run-of-the-mill, either. This one from Five Heart Home combines bacon, cheddar, and jalapeno for added flavor.
Maple Bacon Mini Cheesecakes – These bite-sized personal cheesecakes from Handle the Heat need to be made in advance so they’ll be completely hands-off on the day of your party, leaving you with nothing else to do but watch the game. And eat, of course!
Beer & Bacon Brittle – You may be familiar with peanut brittle, but we bet you’ve never heard of bacon brittle. This recipe from Brooklyn Brew Shop combines all your favorite flavors into a sweet, delicious treat!