Getting ready for the big game? Don't miss this awesome list of 60+ appetizer ideas including our newest favorite sausage rolls recipe.
With the football season coming to a close, it’s time to start thinking about Big Game parties and inevitably, the recipes you will make and bring to yours! In preparation, I’ve teamed up with my football blogger friends in one final collaboration to bring you some brilliant Big Game recipe ideas. We’ve made appetizers, entrees, desserts and even drinks. Prepare to be inspired, and be sure to check out their links at the bottom of this post.
First up, I want to share my contribution to the party, our newest favorite Sausage Rolls recipe. When I was doing research into traditional British foods after we got our shocking DNA test results the other week, sausage rolls popped up over and over again. They reminded me of everything Handyman Tim has ever loved: spiced meat wrapped in dough and baked. We had to try them.
I found a base recipe over on The New York Times and then simplified it for a busy mom chef like myself. Instead of making the dough from scratch, I used frozen store bought puff pastry and it worked like a charm!
You spice up two pounds of ground pork, form it into a long log and chill it. Once firm, you wrap it in thawed puff pastry, slice into sections and glaze with an egg wash. Bake it up and serve with a mustard dipping sauce, BAM! Party food!
I think you could easily play with the seasonings the recipe calls for and do many variations on this appetizer: an Italian one with marinara sauce, a Greek one with tzatziki, or a more Mexican flavored one with salsa. We stuck with the more straight up British route and the mustard gave it just the right zing.
Now don't forget to check out the other 60+ awesome football party recipes below. You'll find everything you need for watching the big game!