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Football-Shaped Meat and Cheese Plate and Easy Football Food for #SundaySupper

There’s a BIG game coming up, right? I overheard it at the grocery store. I dunno…some guys in helmets running hither and yon on a gridiron.

Something about a national title. Sounds *super* to me!

Our job is to fuel up for the arduous task of watching the Super Bowl. And I can’t think of anything more fun than serving my dish in the shape of a football.

Football-Shaped Meat and Cheese Plate on ShockinglyDeliciousLiterally, football food. Get it? Of course you do!

It’s ridiculously easy to make. Simply get your meats, cheese and crackers, or whatever you want to put on your appetizer plate, and arrange them in the shape of a football.

Easy Football-Shaped Meat and Cheese PlateLike this.

Football-Shaped Meat and Cheese Plate on ShockinglyDelicious.comYou can use whatever you like. Here’s what I used — a mix of common elements and a few slightly more challenging items.

Meats for a football-shaped meat plateI seem to have used ALL THE MEAT!

That’s it! You can sub out anything you don’t like, and sub in anything you prefer.

Football-Shaped Meat and Cheese Plate is easy to put together for game watchingKeep reading after the recipe for a whole field full of other options from my fellow Sunday Supper bloggers. ↓

Football-Shaped Meat and Cheese Plate

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: Serves 6-12, depending on how large you make it.

Football-Shaped Meat and Cheese Plate

A Football-Shaped Meat and Cheese Plate might be the perfect game-day appetizer. Create it out of your favorite meats, cheese and crackers. Touchdown!


  • Prosciutto
  • Roast beef
  • Salami (I used Columbus Fennel salame)
  • Summer Sausage (I used the classic Hickory Farm version)
  • Smoked almonds
  • Fresh mozzarella pearls (or use any cheese you like, cut into the shape of laces)
  • Butter crackers (I used the classic Ritz)
  • Seeded crackers (I used 2's Company Cranberry and Pumpkin Seed Seeded Crisps)


  1. Get out a large platter.
  2. Arrange slices of meats and crackers in any order you like, in the shape of a football. Use cheese balls or strips as the laces.
  3. Refrigerate until serving time.
  4. Serve on the coffee table. Touchdown!
  5. Servings vary, depending on how large you make your football.


Recipe source: Dorothy Reinhold | Shockingly Delicious

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Football-Shaped Meat and Cheese Plate for game watching parties

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