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32 World Cup recipes

Published: September 6, 2022 at 1:27 pm

Check out our crowd-pleasing recipes to tuck into during the big match, from smoky jackfruit burgers and chilli chicken wings to sharing deli boards, quick and easy lager cocktails and more

Struggling to decide on what to eat during the World Cup matches? Hosting a big match night for friends and family? Take a look at our favourite recipes to recreate and enjoy during the games, from classic loaded nachos and mozzarella sticks to zingy Tex-Mex salads and brioche ice cream sandwiches. After, check out our guide to hosting a big match night, as well as our quick and easy party canapés, fruity cocktail recipes and no-bake desserts.


3o World Cup recipes

Veggie-loaded fries

Use up whatever veg you have and scatter with cheese, tomato salsa, soured cream and coriander in this genius fridge-raiding recipe.

Veggie-loaded fries

Pulled BBQ jackfruit sliders with mustard slaw

These mini BBQ jackfruit burgers are great for entertaining a crowd. The jackfruit pulls apart just like slow-roasted pork and is wonderful at soaking up this BBQ sauce, which is spicy, smoky and slightly sharp with a deep, dark sweetness.

Jackfruit Pulled Pork Recipe with Vegan Slaw

Philly cheesesteak

Philly cheesesteak is a fully loaded sandwich originating in Philadelphia. Try our homemade version packed with tender, sliced ribeye, onions, peppers and cheese, and finished with ketchup and mayo.

A sub roll loaded with steak, cheese and red pepper slices on a wooden board

Beetroot and halloumi sliders with chilli jam

A batch of mini veggie burgers, made from chickpeas, beetroot and halloumi, work great as party snacks or starters at your get-together.

beetroot and halloumi sliders with chilli jam

BBQ chilli chicken wings

The finger-licking flavours of paprika, cumin, cayenne pepper and fresh oregano are bound to be a hit. Serve with a light yogurt sauce to feed a hungry group.

Chilli Chicken Wings Recipe with Yogurt


Canadian poutine – a comforting dish of chips topped with gravy and cheese – is a crowd-pleasing snack.

A white platter filled with chips topped with gravy and cheese, next to a small pot of extra gravy

Cheese straws

A plate of these easy homemade cheese straws will go down a treat as you watch the game.

Golden baked cheese straws on a black plate with a black linen cloth and a glass of white wine

Classic nachos

Classic nachos are a fail-safe way to feed a hungry crowd, loaded with beef, beans, cheese and chilli.

A tray of nachos topped with minced beef, chilli and cheese next to a pot of soured cream

Mozzarella sticks with spicy dipping sauce

Our gooey mozzarella sticks with a punchy dipping sauce are a great nibble to set out when you have friends round.

Mozzarella Dippers Recipe with Spicy Dipping Sauce

Caramelised onion and chorizo nachos

Oozing with layers of melted cheese and scatterings of smokey chorizo and caramelised onion, these nachos are an ideal sharing snack in front of the TV.

Caramelised onion and chorizo nachos

Potato wedges

Classic potato wedges hit the spot as a filling snack to share with friends – take them to the next level by serving with dips such as soured cream and salsa.

Golden potato wedges on a white platter with pots of soured cream and salsa

Pizza rolls

These tear-and-share pizza rolls are easy and fun to make for friends. They only use four ingredients and take just over half an hour to make, ideal for sharing.

Tear-and-Share Pizza Rolls Recipe

Chicken tacos

Perfect for entertaining and without the effort, serve these easy chicken tacos as part of a Mexican-style feast and let everyone build their own.

A board topped with two corn tortillas, topped with pulled chicken and limes on the side

Tajín cauliflower bites

Switch up your tortilla chips and dips with this mouthwatering veggie cauliflower bites recipe, served with chipotle soured cream.

A silver tray topped with orange roasted cauliflower with a pot of white sauce in the corner

Buffalo cauliflower wings

Cooking for vegetarians? These Crispy baked wings make a great veggie alternative to chicken wings, served with a creamy blue cheese dip.

Cauliflower Buffalo Wings with Blue Cheese Dip

Blue cheese dip

A great one for nibbles when you have friends over, serve this punchy homemade dip with potato wedges, chicken wings or cauliflower bites.

blue cheese dip

Beer battered fish tacos

Load cod goujons into tortilla wraps with zingy red cabbage and serve with coriander and lime wedges for a crowd-pleasing feast.

A plate topped with beer battered fish in tortillas with pickled red cabbage and wedges of lime

Baked onion bhajis

Serve up a bowlful of these well-spiced bhajis with a cool cucumber raita dip or a sweet mango chutney, they make delicious finger food for parties.

Baked onion bhajis

Chilli paneer skewers

Paneer is marinated in chilli, cumin and yogurt in this fun skewer recipe. They're also great stuffed into flatbreads or wrapped in naans along with a cooling coconut raita and fruity mango salad.

A round flatbread topped with bbq paneer skewers on a wooden board with a blue background

Kimchi hot dogs

These hotdogs are perked up with a spoonful of kimchi – save time by buying ready-made kimchi, if you like.

Kimchi hotdogs

Cheeseburger pizza

Present this epic mash up of a dirty American burger on a tomato pizza to a crowd and watch it disappear in seconds.

Double Cheeseburger Pizza Recipe

Tex Mex-style sweetcorn salad

Sweet, crunchy, creamy and zingy – serve this punchy salad at your next gathering with warm pittas for scooping.

Crunchy Tex-Mex-style sweetcorn salad

Halloumi fries

Veggies and meat-eaters alike will go wild for these golden-brown halloumi fries, served with a cooling yogurt and a sweet and sharp pomegranate molasses.

Halloumi Fries Recipe

Deli board

For an easy last-minute entertaining idea, put together a charcuterie board of meats and veg and serve with melted brie.

Charcuterie Board Recipe

Picnic platter

A solid no-cook party centrepiece, put together a few picnic favourites like cheese, chutney, pâté and salami and finish it off with some quick and easy pickles.

A serving board loaded with bread, cheese, pickles, cured meat and veg, with a knife on a pink background

Chilli con carne quesadillas

Use up any leftover chilli and all the fixings to make this easy, satisfying party dish the next day – these simple quesadillas are ready in just 15 minutes.

a white plate of quesadillas, guag and sour cream on a red cloth with an orange background

Banana fritters

Use up ripe bananas to make these battered, deep-fried fritters, finished with a dusting of icing sugar.

Plate of banana fritters on a white background with a blue napkin and mini sieve of icing sugar

Brioche ice cream sandwiches

Whip up this super easy dessert by stuffing shop-bought gelato in between ready-made brioche dough.

Brioche ice cream sandwiches

Churro waffle fingers with dipping sauce

Wrap up the night with this chocolatey take on eggs and soldiers, served with an oozing chocolate sauce for dipping.

Chocolate orange brownies

These deliciously decadent chocolate orange brownies are deceptively simple to make, an easy winner for a night watching the football.

Chocolate Orange Brownies Recipe

Lagerita cocktail

This lagerita takes the tequila from a classic margarita and adds beer. Make this quick and easy tipple for a simple drink for the big match.

Lagerita Cocktail Recipe

Jug cocktails

Get ready for the game with these fab boozy batch cocktails, from raspberry frosé and mezcal and kombucha cooler, to spicy margaritas and Jamaican rum punch.

Jug Cocktails Recipes

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