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Your next football party doesn’t have to be complicated. Get ready for game day with quick and easy game day food ideas including wings, sliders, fruit, and desserts!

Top down view of football party food table.

Football might look a little different this year but that doesn’t mean we aren’t partying in my house on game day. Everyone knows my favorite part of Sunday football is planning out the menu. I love game day food! Chicken wings, sliders, and all sorts of other goodies make halftime snack-time the best part of the game.

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Top down view of football party food table with chicken wings in the center, fresh fruit, and sliders.

Delicious Game Day Food Ideas

Whether you’re serving a group of friends or just feeding your own hungry fans the secret to some quick and easy game day food is simple. Shop at Safeway. Seriously, it’s that easy. You can find the highest quality deli, bakery, and produce gameday offerings in the D.C. area exclusively at Safeway. Just one quick trip to the store and you have everything you need for an awesome game day spread.

Hand reaching in to dip a chicken wing in dressing.

Chicken Wings

The deli department at Safeway has freshly prepared chicken wings that are perfect for game day. I like to mix mine up with a few different flavors, BBQ wings and Salt and Vinegar wings are two of my favorites! Just head to the deli counter and have them pack up 2 or 3 dozen piping hot wings to take home for the game.

Simple Sliders

While you’re at the deli counter grab everything you need to make some outstanding sliders with just a few simple ingredients.

Hand lifting Hot Italian Slider up with cheese stretching as it is lifted.

Hot Italian Sliders – Pick up some sliced deli meats and cheese including salami, pepperoni, ham, and provolone for these super easy sliders (see recipe below). They take less than 30 minutes to prepare and bake and I promise they are going to disappear as soon as they hit the table.

Chicken salad on a slider bun

Chicken Salad Sliders – Get a quart of prepared chicken salad for some simple sliders that only take a few minutes to put together. Guys, I’ve gotta tell you this chicken salad is so good! It’s fresh, creamy, and totally delicious. You don’t even need to add mayonnaise to your slider buns just sandwich some chicken salad between them and you’re ready to party.

While you’re picking up the chicken salad you might want to give some of their other prepared salads a try. Grab potato salad and a little coleslaw to go with your sliders.

Fresh melon, cantaloupe, and grapes in a small bowl

Fresh Fruit

Every party table needs a little fresh fruit. Safeway stores have fresh cut fruit bowls that are convenient and perfect to include in your game day meal. They come in a variety of different fruit from fresh sliced melon to bowls of mixed berries. I love that they come in several sizes so you can buy just the right amount for your get together. I like buying a couple of different small bowls so I can have a few different types of fruit.

Top down view of football party food table.

Dessert

It’s not a party without dessert! Safeway stores have you covered there too. They have freshly-baked treats in the bakery that will satisfy any sweet tooth. Perfectly chocolatey brownies, Signature SELECT™ Chocolate Chip Cookies, and even football-themed cupcakes that are vanilla and chocolate frosted with cute football picks on top. Every one of them is totally delicious and the perfect addition to any party.

Top down view of football party food table  with Safeway Club card

Game days should be fun so save yourself some time and energy and get everything you need for a great party in one convenient location. I shopped at Safeway in my local area, but you can also find quality game day goodies at the Albertsons Companies family of stores, including Albertsons, Safeway, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Randalls, Shaw’s Supermarket, Star Market, and Tom Thumb.

Safeway also offers Grocery Delivery and Drive Up & Go™ for convenient ways to shop! I love being able to place my order online and then pulling up to the curb and having someone bring my groceries out to me!

Cheer on your team this weekend and enjoy some wings for me!

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Easy Recipes and Simple Entertaining Ideas!

Servings: 12
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins

Hot Italian Sliders

Easy Hot Italian Sliders are layers of pepperoni, ham, salami, and provolone, cheese baked ot perfection on a sweet slider bun.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound Salami
  • 1/2 pound Pepperoni
  • 1/2 pound Ham
  • 6 slices Provolone
  • 12 Slider buns
  • 2 tablespoons Butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon Grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Cut slider buns in half and set the tops to the side.
  • Place the bottom half of the slider buns on a baking sheet.
  • Layer the deli meat on the slider buns ending with a layer of provolone cheese.
  • Place the top buns on the sliders.
  • Cover the dish with foil and bake for 15 minutes
  • In a small bowl mix together the Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning.
  • After 15 minutes remove the sliders from the oven and brush the tops of the buns with melted butter, then sprinkle the Parmesan mixture over them.
  • Bake for 5 minutes more then serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slider, Calories: 339kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 17g, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 61mg, Sodium: 1085mg, Potassium: 195mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 148IU, Vitamin C: 5mg, Calcium: 114mg, Iron: 2mg
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hot itlaian sliders