It’s football season! Check out these 7 best football party foods to make at our Wheaton apartments

With kitchens as gorgeous and upgraded as the ones in our Wheaton apartments, you’ll definitely love cooking meals for family and friends at home. And now that football season is here, it’s the perfect time to host a get-together and make some delicious food for the big game. Impress your guests with these 7 super tasty football party foods that are sure to be fan favorites.


Brown Sugar Hawaiian Roll Ham Sliders

 Serves: 24 sliders

Time: 45 minutes to an hour


  • King’s Hawaiian rolls
  • Vermont cheddar cheese
  • Thinly sliced ham
  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Poppy seeds, dry mustard, Worcestershire sauce

Basics: This recipe is one of those snacks that are going to drive your friends and family wild—it’s so good! The sweetness of the ham and rolls paired with the tanginess and creaminess of the cheese is absolutely mouthwatering. This recipe is fast, easy, and doesn’t make a mess! Find the full recipe here.


Buffalo Chicken Dip

Serves: 6 servings

Time: 20 to 30 minutes


  • Cooked, shredded chicken
  • Cream cheese
  • Frank’s Original Red Hot Sauce
  • Cheddar cheese
  • American cheese
  • Sour cream, garlic, butter
  • Crackers, celery, chips, bread to serve

Basics: This sinfully creamy and yummy dip is going to be a staple for all of your football parties at our Wheaton apartments. If you like the flavor of buffalo wings, then this dip is going to be right up your alley. And the best part? It takes hardly any time to prepare. Follow the full recipe here.


Texas Taco Dip Platter

Serves: 20 servings

Time: Prep: 20 minutes and Cook: 1 to 1.5 hours


  • Ground beef
  • Cooked rice
  • Canned diced tomatoes
  • Ranch-style beans
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Iceberg lettuce
  • Spices and other toppings (founds in full recipe link below)

Basics: It’s all about dips when it comes to football gatherings—and this Texas Taco Dip platter is a tasty one indeed. If you like tacos at all…then you’re in a for a treat. It’s all the flavors of a hard taco in bite-sized dips. Find all the ingredients and full recipe here.


“Secret’s in the Sauce” BBQ Ribs

Serves: 5 servings

Time: Prep: 10 minutes and Cook: 6 to 8 hours


  • Pork baby back ribs
  • Cherry preserves
  • Barbecue sauce
  • Dijon mustard
  • Garlic and pepper

Basics: If you’ve got the time, these “Secret’s in the Sauce” BBQ Ribs are to die for. And, honestly, they’re insanely easy to make. Just pour the ingredients over the ribs and cook them low and slow for 6 to 8 hours. Find the small detail and the recipe here.


Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

Serves: 24 poppers

Time: 35 minutes


  • Cream cheese
  • Shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 12 jalapeños
  • 12 slices of bacon
  • Garlic, salt, pepper

Basics: Each bite of these halved and stuffed Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers is simply divine. There’s something about the combination of bacon, creamy cheese, and peppers that sets off fireworks on our tastebuds. Find the full, easy-to-follow recipe here.


Baked Potato Skins

Serves: 6 servings

Time: 1 hour and 35 minutes


  • Russet potatoes
  • Shredded cheddar and monterey jack cheese
  • Crispy cooked bacon
  • Butter
  • Onion powder, garlic powder, and other ingredients (found in recipe link below)

Basics: Baked Potato Skins are another appetizer and snack that are synonymous with football parties, and this one is tried-and-true. Again, another recipe that calls for more bacon is sure to be a hit. Keep the bacon coming! Find the full recipe here.


Easy Cheese Board

Serves: 10 to 12 servings

Time: 10 minutes


  • Brie
  • Goat cheese
  • Sharp cheddar
  • Blue cheese
  • Grapes, figs, thyme, dried apricots
  • Olive oil
  • Crackers, water biscuits

Basics: A great cheese board doesn’t have to be expensive or time consuming. With just the right amount of salty, sweet, creamy, and crunchy, you can throw together an amazing cheese board in just a few minutes—like with this simple recipe here.


You’re home at our Wheaton apartments is going to be the place to watch all the football games this season when you have food like this being served! If you haven’t already, swing by Wheaton 121 today to tour our gorgeous and spacious floor plans.

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