Do you watch football just for the food, too? Football snacks are the BEST! These Dried Beef Roll Ups with Cream Cheese are the perfect snacks to bring to a party or serve in your own home! Do you prefer to tailgate at home or away? Football snacks have a special place in my heart. I’m not a big football fan, but there is something so exciting about getting together with friends to enjoy watching the game together. Ok, well maybe I’m not excited about the game, but I’m excited about the food. I love a good party. And every party has food. The best part is, a football party doesn’t need much fuss. Just yummy food, a little fanfare and good friends.Dried Beef Roll Ups are the perfect finger food snacks to bring to a party. They are salty and creamy and unexpected. Most people have never had these before but they always LOVE them! It is the most delicious football appetizer you’ve never heard of. And I don’t even like cream cheese. Or horseradish. True story. And of course these are a great finger food idea for any party, not just when sports are involved. All you need is some cream cheese, horseradish and dried beef slices. Mix the first two ingredients…(and yes we’re ignoring the terrible photo editing of that picture…)Roll them up and cut in half for the perfect football snacks that you can eat with just your fingers. No forks needed. While we think these are the perfect football appetizers, this is a recipe my mom makes every Christmas. Men love these, but so do the women!
Dried Beef Roll Ups with Cream Cheese Recipe
• 1 (5 oz) jar Dried Beef (found by the rest of the canned meats, I think by the Chili)
• 8 oz. cream cheese
• 2 TBSP (or more) Prepared Horseradish (not Horseradish cream)
optional: Garlic Powder, Worcestershire Sauce (but these are REALLY good in it!)
• Add softened cream cheese in a medium container.
• Add 2 TBSP of prepared horseradish and mix well.
• If you want more heat, add more horseradish.
• If you are feeling like you need more depth of flavor try adding garlic powder or a little Worcestershire sauce.
• Spread cream cheese mix on a slice of dried beef with a knife or off-set spatula.
• Make sure the cream cheese goes to the edges so that when you roll it up, it will stick to itself.
• But make sure not to overfill or it will squish out.
• Roll it up, cut in half and place in a container to chill.
• They are ready to serve or can go in the fridge for later.Our house is on the smaller side. We really just don’t have the space to invite a lot of people over for big shindigs so most of the time, my parties end up taking place somewhere other than my house. I’ve become really good at packing things up and hauling it with me all to ensure that it looks a certain way. Sure, you can consider me a bit of a control freak. I prefer to think of myself as a traveling hostess, on a mission to give people a good time in their own homes.
I’ve tried many different ways of bringing food and supplies to and fro but we really need to look no further than Rubbermaid. Dare I say they’ve revolutionized the way I pack up my parties to go? They come in all kinds of sizes, are sturdy and these snap on lids are truly genius. You can find them in sets to cover all kinds of food and party decoration storage problems.
Easy Football Appetizers to Bring to a Party
Store-Bought Football Snacks
Beer and pretzels are a given. There is no need to make a ton of food. Choose ready made items that you know everyone likes to nibble on. Instead of flopping the bag on the table, take just a second and put them in one of your new storage containers or another easy serving dish. If you’re like me and have to bring your stuff to another location, these containers will protect the pretzels and keep them from getting smashed in transit! When the party is over, snap on the lid and bring them back home. They can be stored right in your cupboard for late night snacking. Plus beer and football go together just like beer and pretzels. You can’t not serve these. Mix and Go Football Snacks
Mix and serve an old favorite, like onion dip, right in a Rubbermaid storage container. You don’t need to get crazy with your football appetizers. It’s totally fine to keep things simple. Make a few types of dip, open a bag of chips and you’re all set. Likewise, with the decorations, a few small touches go along way. Food labels are a great way to add flair and let the guests know what they are eating. This cheese ball recipe is also a great option and you definitely need to serve the best chip dip ever!Do It Yourself Bags for your Football Snacks
As a way to add in some team colors to the food area, you can easily make these chip bags. I used a roll of kraft paper purchased from Lowe’s for under $10 and some washi tape. If you aren’t feeling particularly crafty, just grab a set of Take Alongs serving bowls from Rubbermaid!
Whether you’re hosting the party at your house or somewhere else, these containers make it super easy to plan ahead with your prep work, put together a crowd pleasing spread and then easily store leftovers.And they aren’t just for food. These Rubbermaid containers are the perfect way to transport decor items and other supplies to wherever your party is going to take place. The larger containers can fit larger signs, banners and food picks (so they don’t get crumpled). And the small containers are just the right size for confetti (and more of course)! Beyond parties, Rubbermaid containers can get your entire life organized! Make sure you’re following them on social media for all their tips! (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest). Football snacks for the win!
Printable Recipes for Dried Beef Roll Ups
- 1 (5 oz) jar Dried Beef (found by the rest of the canned meats, I think by the Chili)
- 8 oz. cream cheese
- 2 TBSP (or more) Prepared Horseradish (not Horseradish cream)
- optional: Garlic Powder, Worcestershire Sauce (but these are REALLY good in it!)
- Add softened cream cheese in a medium container.
- Add 2 TBSP of prepared horseradish and mix well.
- If you want more heat, add more horseradish.
- If you are feeling like you need more depth of flavor try adding garlic powder or a little Worcestershire sauce.
- Spread cream cheese mix on a slice of dried beef with a knife or off-set spatula.
- Make sure the cream cheese goes to the edges so that when you roll it up, it will stick to itself.
- But make sure not to overfill or it will squish out.
- Roll it up, cut in half and place in a container to chill.
- They are ready to serve or can go in the fridge for later.