Vegan recipes for Sunday Football

Let’s face it, it just wouldn’t be football without those tasty sandwiches and snacks to eat while watching the game. However, sticking to foods that are quick and easy to make, and can be made in advance is the key to making the perfect football snacks! Of course Vegans want to avoid those buffalo wings, and other meaty food choices, so here are 5 easy vegan football recipes for you to make or bring to your next football party!

 

Baked Sweet Potatoes Fries

These sweet potatoes fries can be prepared ahead of time, and then just popped in the oven and served with BBQ sauce.

Ingredients

  •       3 Large sweet potatoes Washed and cut into strips with the skin on
  •       ¼ cup Olive oil
  •       1 tbs salt
  •       2 teaspoons Chinese 5 spice

Directions

  •       Preheat Oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit
  •       Place potatoes in large bowl and and add the oil
  •       Mix well to ensure that all of the potatoes are lightly coated
  •       Sprinkle with salt and Chinese 5 Spice seasonings Making sure all potatoes get seasoned
  •       Spread out on a cookie sheet or baking pan
  •       Bake at 450 degrees for 30 minutes, removing the fries ½ through and flipping them over
  •       Let cool for a few minutes and serve with BBQ sauce for dipping.

 

 

Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Dip

What would football Sunday be without a creamy dip. This tasty vegan spinach and artichoke dip can be eaten with crisp veggie sticks, Kale chips, bread sticks or you own homemade Tortilla chips. It can also be prepared ahead and refrigerated and heated just before the big game.

Ingredients

  •       ¾ cup raw unsoaked cashews
  •       ¾ cup plain unsweetened non dairy milk
  •       2 ¼ tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  •       1-2 Medium large garlic cloves
  •       ¾ tsp salt
  •       ½ tsp dry ground mustard
  •       Freshly ground black pepper
  •       2 cups partially thawed frozen artichoke hearts
  •       2 cups loosely packed Spinach Leaves

 

Directions

  •       Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit (this step can wait if making the dip ahead)
  •       In blender, add cashews, milk, lemon juice, garlic, salt, dry mustard and pepper and blend until smooth.
  •       Add Artichokes and Spinach
  •       Pulse into thoroughly mixed but still retains some chunks.
  •       Pour into baking dish and bake 15 to 20 minutes
  •       Let stand for 4 to 5 minutes before serving.

 

 

Baked Tortilla Chips

These Baked Tortilla Chips are great with the above Spinach and Artichoke dip.

Ingredients

  •       8 Corn Tortillas
  •       Non stick cooking spray (Olive oil spray is recommended)
  •       Seasoning Salt or Garlic Salt

Directions:

  •       Preheat Oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  •       Lay Tortillas out on cutting board or wax paper
  •       Spray and season one side
  •       Turn over and stack one on top of the other spraying and seasoning each Tortilla as you stack it.
  •       Cut in 4 or 5 pie shaped pieces
  •       Arrange tortilla triangles in a single layer on baking pan
  •       Bake for about 6 to 7 minutes until chips are crisp and start curling at edges
  •       Remove from oven and cool and then place in ziploc bag until ready to serve

 

 

Vegan Sloppy Joes

For some reason, cheering for that winning or losing team seems to build up an appetite so you are going to need a filling food for those hungry football fans and these meaty Vegan sloppy Joes will nicely fit the bill.

 

Ingredients

  •       1 pound cremini mushroom
  •       1 tablespoon olive oil (extra virgin is best)
  •       1 ¾ cups of light beer (any brand)
  •       1 small green pepper seeded and diced
  •       1 small onion diced
  •       Freshly ground black pepper
  •       ½ teaspoon chili powder
  •       ¼ cup Ketchup
  •       3 Tablespoons tomato paste

 

Directions

  •       In a food processor pulse mushrooms until finely chopped
  •       Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet on Medium high heat
  •       Add in onions 1 tablespoon of the beer and salt and cook until onions are tender and transparent
  •       Add in the peppers and continue to cook until the peppers are tender (a slight crispness should remain)
  •       Add Mushroom pepper to taste and chili powder
  •       Stir constantly until mushrooms are cooked completely (4 or 5 minutes)
  •       Add the remaining beer, ketchup, tomato paste, and additional salt until Sloppy Joes are the consistency you like
  •       Spoon mixture onto buns and serve

(Makes 6 servings)

 

 

Soda Pop Cake

Dessert is a must for those football Sundays and this soda pop cake is quick and easy to make.

  •       1 box of cake mix suitable for vegans (Most Duncan Hines Cakes will fit the bill)
  •       1-12 ounce can of soda pop

Directions

  •       Pour the cake mix into a large bowl and slowly add the can pop stirring slowly so the pop doesn’t cause the mix to foam over
  •       Bake according to directions on the cake box

 

Vegan Frosting for Cake

  •       2 cups powdered sugar
  •       ¼ cup coconut milk
  •       1 cup margarine
  •       ¼ to ½ cup toasted coconut for top of cake

Directions

Using an electric mix all ingredients together until smooth and creamy. Frost cake and sprinkle toasted coconut on top.

 

These 5 easy vegan football recipes should get that football Sunday off to a good start!