A few things you’ve probably noticed about me: I love football party food, and I love a themed charcuterie board. It might come as a surprise that with all the ideas I’ve shared for both, that I’ve never shared a football themed charcuterie board… until today! If you’re searching for easy (but crowd-pleasing) football charcuterie boards, this article is for you. Keep reading for ingredient ideas and tips for setting up a charcuterie board for football game watch parties (like the upcoming Big Game)! Whether you’re serving for an intimate group or hosting a big bash, these football charcuterie board ideas have you covered.
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what you need to make a charcuterie board for football game watch parties
With all the fun snack options for game day watch parties, the football charcuterie board ideas are endless! I wanted to keep it a true charcuterie by including cheeses and cured meats, but I also wanted to include some of the classic football party finger foods. Here’s what I used to make this football themed charcuterie board (and keep reading for even more ideas if you want to mix it up or make even larger football charcuterie boards):
- Football-shaped serving tray (affiliate link)
- Soft pretzel bites
- Bagel crisps
- Cheese cubes (I used cheddar and Colby Jack)
- Pepper Jack cheese slices
- Mozzarella sticks
- Mini cheese balls (see how to make them in this post)
- Beef or turkey stick bites
- Popcorn chicken
- Veggie sticks (I used carrot and celery sticks)
- Cheese sauce
- Marinara sauce
- Buffalo sauce
- Ranch dip
- Football toothpicks (affiliate link)
Other component ideas for a charcuterie board for football game watch parties:
- Chicken wings
- Meatballs (try my Crock Pot Party Meatballs or Bacon-Wrapped Teriyaki Meatballs)
- Beef sticks
- Lil’ Smokies (try my Brown Sugar BBQ Mini Sausages recipe)
- Mini corn dog bites
- Mini pigs in a blanket
- Mini tacos
- Jalapeno poppers
- Potato skins
- Totino’s Pizza Rolls
- Football-shaped cheeseball (see how to make it in this post)
- Potato chips
- Pretzel Crisps
- Chex Mix
- French fries
- Pickled jalapenos
- Homemade pretzel dips
How to assemble your football charcuterie board
The make this football themed charcuterie board, I started with a football-shaped serving tray (affiliate link), but you can also use a traditional rectangular or round board and just arrange the ingredients into an oval football shape. A fun idea for your football charcuterie board if you’re making it on a round or rectangular board is to add green veggies around the football shape to look like field grass around the ball.
I find it helpful with football charcuterie boards to first arrange the lace and stripe pattern of the football using lighter-colored ingredients (like cheese cubes and mozzarella sticks in my example), then fill in the other components around them.
One of my favorite components for this football charcuterie board is the mini cheese balls with a pretzel stick for easy grabbing (see how to make them in this post – they’re surprisingly easy thanks to my shortcut).
To save space on my wooden board for all the finger foods, I opted to put the various dipping sauces (chosen to complement the football charcuterie components) into separate bowls and ramekins placed around the board.
To add some variance in texture to my football charcuterie board, I folded the pepperoni slices into fourths and the salami slices into rosette clusters.
Don’t forget to include some toothpicks for your guests to easily grab the cheese cubes. I personally love these football toothpicks (affiliate link).
If you make a football themed charcuterie board, I’d love to see it! Tag me @fabeveryday on social media to show me your game day spread!