This football charcuterie board is a winning game day snack board to wow your guests! In minutes you can have the most fun football themed appetizer.
Make your favorite dip and shape into a football, serve with pizza, vegetables, chips, crackers, cookies and ranch dip for a complete game day or tailgate charcuterie board!
How To Make a Football Charcuterie Board
This year, why not take your game day up a notch with a delicious football charcuterie board? Packed full of all your favorite snacks, this board is perfect for satisfying any craving.
There’s nothing quite like hanging out with friends to watch a big football game. Whether you’re rooting for your home team or just there for the food, one thing is for sure: game day is always a good time!
Today, I’m going to show you how to put together a game day charcuterie board that is very simple to make. The best part is that by making this for game day everyone can choose their favorite snacks. Let’s get started!
What are the Best Football Appetizers for a Charcuterie?
If you’re like me, then you love football season. Not just because of the games, but because of the food! There’s nothing better than snacking on your favorite appetizers while watching your favorite team play.
Here are some great snacks that work well on a game day charcuterie board.
Pizza – The classic game day snack is pizza, so get creative with your favorite pie by slicing into bite size pieces. I served the whole pizza on a separate board to complete my game day snack table.
Dips – I love a good dip when watching football! I have a lot of dip recipes I could have chosen for this board, but my favorite is Million Dollar Dip! It shapes nicely into a football. (See directions below for how to make a football dip.)
Cheese – An easy snack to grab from a game day board is definitely cheese. My go-to cheese is always cheddar or a log of goat cheese.
Chips & Crackers – You can never have enough crunchy snacks! Stock up on your favorite salty snacks to go along with your cheese and dips.
Fruits & Vegetables – Any kind of fruits and veggies will work great on a snack board. A fun idea is to style by color. Choose all green vegetables for a football field turf look. Cut your vegetables into shapes for a little extra cuteness.
Meats – We all know a charcuterie usually includes cut meats. Serve any of your favorites. Sliders are always fun for game day!
How to Make a Football from Dip
I think I nailed it. It’s not the first time I’ve made a football out of something, but this one was my favorite so far.
I made this football dip out of this Million Dollar Dip recipe. It’s a great cheesy dip you can serve cold that will hold the football shape.
Step 1 – Make the dip (get recipe here) and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
Step 2 – Shape dip into a football.
Step 3 – Cover dip in bacon crumbles. This takes about 6 slices of bacon. Refrigerate dip until ready to serve.
Step 4 – Before you serve the dip, place a half cup of mayonnaise into a piping bag and make lines for the laces of the football. If you do this step too early, the mayonnaise will lose its white color.
Game Day Charcuterie Board
There’s nothing better than snacking on a charcuterie board while watching your favorite football team!
The best part is that by making this for game day everyone can choose their favorite snacks. So grab some friends and get ready to chow down!
Charcuterie Board Supplies
Don’t forget to add game day themed extra touches, such as limes shaped to look like footballs and football themed party napkins and plates.
Game Day Party Supplies
Football Charcuterie Board
- 1 pizza
- 1 cup sliced celery stalks
- 1 green pepper sliced
- 2 cucumbers sliced
- 1 cup sliced pickles
- 1 cup broccoli
- ½ cup ranch dip
- 1 lime
- 2 cups tortilla chips
- 2 cups Million Dollar Dip
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 6 slices bacon crumbled
- Make the Million Dollar dip and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
- Shape dip into a football. An oval shaped platter works great for this.
- Cover dip in bacon crumbles. Refrigerate dip until ready to serve.
- Before you serve the dip, place a half cup of mayonnaise into a piping bag and make lines for the laces of the football. If you do this step too early, the mayonnaise will lose its white color.
- Bake a pizza, slice and place onto a pizza sized cutting board and place onto a large charcuterie board. If you don’t have room on your table for this step, slice the pizza into bite-sized squares and stack on the larger board.
- Place your football dip, vegetables, chips and dips onto a large charcuterie board.
- Slice a lime in half, use a knife to cut football laces onto each side and place around the board for garnish.