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12 Amazing Appetizers for Football Season

Whether you prefer to brave the cold and tailgate outside your team's stadium or chow down with a few friends at home, these are a few tasty appetizer or mini bite ideas for you to munch on while enjoying the game.

Football season is finally here! Along with football comes all of the great comfort food like sliders, dips and wings we love to enjoy while watching our favorite teams. Nothing says football like a menu full of spicy, finger licking good appetizers!

  • We've all heard of pigs in a blanket, but these little bites are semi-homemade and look a lot cuter than the version you can buy in your grocer's freezer section.

  • Individual spicy nachos are an easy way to serve this gooey dish at a party. Instead of buying your cheesy topping, try making your cheese sauce at home!

  • Mac and cheese is always a comfort food favorite, but serving it at a party can get messy. Try this easy recipe for crunchy, creamy mac and cheese on a stick that you won't be able to get enough of.

  • You will definitely score a touchdown with your guests if you serve these potato skins with aged cheddar and applewood bacon. Top with sour cream or ranch dressing for a creamy addition.

  • These savory tomato soup shooters will really add some fun to your football menu and guests will love their mini bites of grilled cheese!

  • Ever heard of a mini BLT? These bite sized bad boys can be easily made with a few slices of bread and a mini muffin tin.

  • Layer your ribs with corn and potato to create this intensely delicious bite on a stick. It allows to less mess and you can snack on a great BBQ meal, all in one bite.

  • An easy football spread with three different kinds of hot peppers and colby jack cheese allows friends to dig in with veggies and crackers.

  • Sweet and spicy chicken wings are the perfect messy, finger licking appetizer for watching football. We chose to grill up these wings after marinating them in a special mix of apple cider, Worcestershire and spices.

  • Buffalo chicken dip is the perfect way to kick off any football party. Its amazingly creamy and packs a lot of heat per bite!

  • For something sweet with a kick, try this recipe for crostini topped with cherry jalapeno relish and slathered in goat cheese.

  • Little shrimp skewers are an easy way for guest to grab as they go for another beer during half time. This recipe for sauteed ginger shrimp is easy to prep and serve.

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