Football season is in full swing and Sundays are being spent with friends and family, lounging on the couches, screaming at the TV, and snacking all day. At least that’s what is happening at my house. We often make chip n dip type snacks, and maybe one or two main dishes that are easy to eat with your hands. But by the time Sunday rolls around, and you’ve been running errands and getting ready for guests, cooking often gets left to the last minute and comes out a little lame.
Fear not! I have gathered up some of the most mouth-watering party foods I could find. These recipes are simple, delicious, and of course, have pickled or fermented foods in them. These are not your average football snacks, so get ready to wow your guests!
CHILI CHEESE MAC BITES By A Dash of Sanity
What I love most about this recipe is that it can be customized any way you’d like. Use your favorite brand of mac, boil your own noodles and use your favorite local cheeses and serve both bite size or in a skillet.
BALSAMIC MUSHROOM HUMMUS By Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
Your friends and family with more complex palates will appreciate you for this one! Shop local for your mushrooms and balsamic to really take this recipe to the next level. If you aren’t into store-bought hummus, it’s really easy to make and you can even make it ahead of time and ferment it for a couple of days. Try this fermented hummus recipe!
SWEET VIDALIA ONION DIP By The View From Great Island
Put the packet down and step away from the fake food! This is not your average onion dip made from a packet of powder. This is creamy, baked heaven. Serve it with any “dipper” you’d like to. I love baked dips with some sourdough bread. Plus, it’s fermented!
TEQUILA LIME SHEET PAN CHICKEN By The Cookie Rookie
If this isn’t the greatest recipe idea ever, I don’t know what is. Nachos + Tequila. Sign me up! This is a recipe that will disappear very quickly in my house.
OVEN BAKED PICKLE CHIPS WITH HORSERADISH CHIPOTLE SAUCE By Melanie Makes
I am biased, so of course, I’m going to say only Bubbies Kosher Dills will do. “Frickles” are so frickin’ delicious and if you’ve never had them, you must. Grab yourself a jar of Bubbies horseradish for the sauce and make it a party! If you don’t feel like making a dipping sauce, just serve up some ranch. It goes with everything fried or baked.