As the countdown to The Big Game continues, rival Philadelphia Eagles fans and New England Patriots fans are drawing lines in the sand on absolutely everything—even food. A donut shop in Philadelphia has stopped selling Boston cream donuts; A Boston park is not allowing Philadelphia cream cheese, Philly cheese steaks and Crisco within its borders.
Here at Cabot, we have farmers, friends and fans rooting for both sides! And luckily for you, no matter which team you hope wins, we’ve got 20 party food ideas sure to be a hit with all your guests.20 #GameDay #recipes that will score big points with @Patriots fans and @Eagles fans Click To Tweet
However, let’s start with a few regional recipes for the diehard Patriots and Eagles fans amongst us. Let us know who you’re rooting for and which party appetizers and snacks from this list you plan to make for Game Day, Sunday, February 4.
Our Philly Cheese Steak Burgers are the perfect party food for Eagles fans. We recommend Cabot’s Extra Sharp Cheddar with these or our Extra Sharp Cracker Cuts for convenience!
Go traditional with a Cabot twist and serve our Philly Cabot Cheesesteak Sandwiches. Served on Italian loaves or sourdough bread, they feature our recipe for a Cabot Cheese Spread:
Great for a big crowd, our Philly Cheesesteak Macaroni serves 6-8 hungry Eagles fans (so increase your recipe as needed):
Mac-and-Cheese is a New England classic and these Fried Mac-and-Cheese Balls made with our Seriously Sharp Cheddar are next-level:
Pass the lobstah! Our Lobster Mac & Cheese will help get Pats fans in the spirit:
Maple is a New England staple, and this Maple Cheddar Kettle Corn with Apples and Walnuts will be a Pats fan pleaser:
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Kick off your party with this festive football snack: our cheesy and delicious Football Cheddar Crackers:
Pair these with our ultimate crowd-pleaser, Cabot’s Cracker Cuts:
What do you get when you mix three dozen Buffalo-style chicken wings and 3 pounds of Cabot Cheddar? Our Wing That Cheese Football platter! It’s a standout party snack:
With fresh lime juice and a hint of cumin, our Cabot Habanero Cheddar & Black Bean Dip is delicious, full of fiber, and pairs well with chips or veggies:
What’s a Game Day party without Spicy Buffalo Wings? Our Plain Greek-Style yogurt makes these a classic:
Featuring Cabot Alpine Cheddar, these tasty appetizers will be gone in a snap! Learn how to make our Chicken Parmesan Mini Calzones:
This Spicy Corn Dip packs a real punch, with garlic, cilantro and chili pepper. Pair it with pita or tortilla chips and watch it disappear before half time:
A cheesy pile of nachos is a must-have for every Game Day party. And these Smoked Turkey Nachos deliver on the cheese, with Cabot Pepper Jack, Cabot Monterey Jack and Cabot Mild Cheddar:
Whip out your cast iron skillet (you can use it for serving to the crowd) to make this mouth-watering recipe. Watch how to make our Queso Fundido with Sausage & Caramelized Onions:
Looking for a lighter take on tater tots? Try this healthy recipe for Cheesy Cauliflower Tots! Serve with ketchup or your favorite dip.
If you love our Cabot Hot Habanero Cheddar, you’ll flip for this BBQ Pecan & Cabot Habanero Cheddar Dip. The pecans add the right amount of crunch:
College-kid favorite alert: Chili Meatballs with Cheddar-Beer Dunk. This recipe delivers two-dozen meatballs and a good amount of cheese “dunk,” but double it if you need (for those college kids).
Bring the heat with our Baked Jalapeno Poppers! Watch how to make them:
Meatballs are a Game Day favorite. Once you try these Turkey Swedish Meatballs with Zucchini & Cheddar, you’ll bring them back out next year:
You can find even more recipes here.