As someone who never grew up in a household that celebrated football or worshiped a team (not to pull a stereotypical ‘I’m a Canadian’, but we were a hockey family), football Sundays were a bit of a phenomenon to me when my boyfriend and I started dating. Every Sunday, a pack of guys would show up at his house with food and drinks, flock to the living room, and sit staring at the TV while switching between teams and shouting at the television. In the early days of our relationship, there was even a point where they had two TVs set up side-by-side so they could watch two games at the same time. If that isn’t dedication, I don’t know what is. I learned to embrace this tradition, as I quickly adopted my boyfriend’s team, the Green Bay Packers, as my own. So, for those of you who partake in Football Sundays, this snack recipes post is for you!

Cream Cheesey Bacon Dip

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This guy-friendly recipe is perfect for feeding a crowd.

Ingredients

8 ounces cream cheese, softened

2 cups sour cream (I used light)

1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

1/2 cup sliced green onion

Instructions
Preheat oven to 400 F.

Combine softened cream cheese, sour cream, cheddar cheese, bacon and green onion.

Spoon mixture into a 1-quart baking dish and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until cheese is bubbling and hot.

Serve with bread slices, crackers, or veggies.

Chili Cheese Dip

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Ingredients

1 package of cream cheese, softened

1 can 15 oz chili

1 cup shredded cheese, I like to buy the Mexican or Taco Blend

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Instructions:

Heat the oven to 350 degrees.

Spread cream cheese to cover the bottom of a small casserole dish.

Pour chili on top, spread evenly.

Cover chili with shredded cheese.

Bake for 15-20 minutes.

Let it cool for 5 minutes before eating.

Pepperoni and Cheese Pizza Rolls

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Ingredients

1 (8-oz.) can of Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls

24 slices of pepperoni

1/2 shredded cheese

1 cup of tomato or pizza sauce, heated.

Instructions

Heat oven to 375°F. Separate dough into 8 triangles; pat out each triangle slightly.

Place 3 slices pepperoni, slightly overlapping, on center of each triangle. Top each with about 1 tablespoon cheese.

Roll up, starting at shortest side of triangle and rolling to opposite point. Place rolls, point side down, on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake at 375°F. for 10 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet. Serve warm crescents with warm pasta sauce for dipping.

Easy, Cheesy Baked Potato Skins

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Ingredients

4 baked potatoes, cooled

4 ounces cream cheese

1/4 cup bacon bits

3/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400.

Cut potatoes into quarters lengthwise, scoop out center leaving 1/2 inch of flesh, reserve centers for another use.
Combine cream cheese, cheddar, bacon bits and pepper flakes until blended, mixture should be thick.
Press onto each skin.
Bake for 15 minutes, switch to broil and toast tops for another 3 or until lightly browned.
*Cooking time may vary depending on if potatoes have been refrigerated.
There you have it! Some of my favourite crowd-pleasing recipes for Football Sunday madness! What are your go-to snack recipes?!

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