Recipe Box, Football Food!

Congrats to Clemson on winning the National Championship!

It was a great game, and although we were sad Alabama lost, we still had a great time noshing on delicious food…


I was going to post these recipes later this month in time for the Super Bowl, but I have had so many requests for these recipes I wanted to share them ASAP

They will be perfect for the Superbowl, getting cozy by the fire, or any upcoming event or gathering

This is the menu from Monday night’s game


Tide Pride Fondue is adapted from Olla-Podrida’s Baked Pimento Cheese Dip, and you will be tempted to eat it by the spoonful

It’s a warm version of my favorite Pimento Cheese recipe, with the addition of cream cheese for extra creaminess, and Worcestershire for a kick.  If you want more spice add a dash of hot sauce, cayenne pepper or green chilies

Fritos scoops and celery sticks ensured a mouthful of cheesy dip


Pimento Cheese Fondue

serve this warm cheese dip with a variety of dippers, onion rings, tater tots, celery sticks, asparagus, it's good on everything!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 2 cups


  • 6 oz extra sharp white cheddar grated
  • 4 oz extra sharp cheddar grated
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 4 oz chopped pimentos drained well
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup Duke’s mayonnaise
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Mix everything together, using a food processor and pulsing if desired. Place in a greased 1 quart baking dish and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes until heated through and melted. Transfer to small fondue pot or chafing dish to keep warm while serving. Serve with Fritos Scoops, Tortilla Scoops, celery sticks. Makes about 2 cups.
Keyword cheese dip, cheese fondue, hot cheese dip, pimiento cheese, pimiento cheese dip, pimiento cheese fondue

Goal Post Green Beans


Fresh green beans, tips trimmed, are battered with


Tempura Batter Mix


and fried until golden


Goal Post Green Beans

green beans fried in a light tempura batter
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Asian


  • fresh green beans 5-6 per person
  • tempura batter mix


  • Cut of tips of beans. Prepare batter according to package directions. Dip beans in batter and deep fry until golden, 4-5 minutes. Drain on paper towels and season with salt and pepper
  • serve with sweet and sour sauce, Asian vinaigrette or honey mustard for dipping if desired
Keyword appetizer, chicken and vegetable bake, fried green beans, green beans, tempura green beans

Touchdown Burger Bombs are adapted from a good friend, thanks Rex!


The cheeseburger is made with cooked ground beef and Italian sausage, seasoned with salt, pepper, and a dash of Dale’s or steak sauce, a cube of cheese, all wrapped in a piece of biscuit dough, and wrapped in bacon and secured with a toothpick


And then fried…  😳

I know, not exactly healthy New Year’s resolution food

But you can have 1, they’re smallish…


See the cheesy burger inside?


Touchdown Burger Bombs

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 32


  • 1/2 lb ground chuck
  • 1/2 lb ground Italian sausage
  • 1 can Pillsbury Grands Biscuits
  • 16 slices bacon cut in half
  • 8 oz cheddar cheese cut into 32 cubes


  • Quarter biscuits and press dough into flat thin pieces. Top dough with some meat around a cube of cheese. Enclose meat and cheese into a ball or log pressing dough edges together to seal. Wrap in a bacon piece and secure with toothpick.
  • Deep fry dough balls in 375 degree peanut oil. Balls cook quickly, 2-3 minutes. Drain immediately on paper towels. Serve warm.
Keyword 7-up biscuits, appetizer, baked biscuit bites, burger bombs, Christmas party food, hamburger bites, meatballs, tailgate food

Tiger Tails are BBQ chicken drumettes, grilled until cooked through and slathered with BBQ sauce during the last few minutes of cooking

Or try similar Tiger Bones, aka  Caribbean Chicken Drumettes here


Pecan Pie & Salted Caramel Cheesecake Cupcakes are adapted from Back Road Journal


I will do a post about my version soon, but if you can’t wait, in the meantime you can see Karen’s here

These are going on the top 10 list of desserts around here, they are THAT good!


Thanks for a great recipe Karen!

Happy Noshing!

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21 Responses to “Recipe Box, Football Food!”
  1. Jenna, that wonderful menu helped ease the loss…you had me at pimento cheese and cheesecake! Just to be a guest in your home with all the fabulous food must be wonderful!

  2. Jodi says:

    football food at its best. Sorry your team lost. Our Steelers are in the playoffs. Big game sunday!

  3. Karen says:

    It is a shame that your team lost but they certainly played a good game. I’m happy to see that you liked my mini cheesecake recipe. Thank you for the compliment and link, it is much appreciated.

  4. Mary says:

    Everything looks so tempting Jenna and ideal for Super Bowl Sunday! We were thrilled Clemson won after last year’s defeat, hope your delicious menu made the loss less painful πŸ™‚

  5. You had me at Pimento Cheese Fondue and I can see dipping the Tempura Green Beens in that fondue too!….I will have to try that tempura batter mix! Congrats to the Tigers from a Gator fan. πŸ™‚

  6. Good food Monday night made the loss a little easier πŸ™ Thanks for not waiting to post these later, sooner is better so they can be enjoyed long before the Super Bowl!

  7. Looks like you all ate very well during the game! I thought about you when I heard about the last minute turn-around… As we Eagles fans would say… Chin up, there’s always next year:@)

  8. lulu says:

    I think I’d like to have been at your house to watch the game. All we had was some popcorn. I have to confess that I was pulling for Clemson since it is an ACC team.

  9. Golly, I want to come watch a game at your house!

  10. Helen Adams says:

    Hi Jenna,
    Your Football Food looks delicious! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. We look forward to seeing you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

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