32 World Cup recipes
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
Use up whatever veg you have and scatter with cheese, tomato salsa, soured cream and coriander in this genius fridge-raiding recipe.
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.
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 batch of mini veggie burgers, made from chickpeas, beetroot and halloumi, work great as party snacks or starters at your get-together.
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.
Canadian poutine – a comforting dish of chips topped with gravy and cheese – is a crowd-pleasing snack.
A plate of these easy homemade cheese straws will go down a treat as you watch the game.
Classic nachos are a fail-safe way to feed a hungry crowd, loaded with beef, beans, cheese and chilli.
Our gooey mozzarella sticks with a punchy dipping sauce are a great nibble to set out when you have friends round.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Switch up your tortilla chips and dips with this mouthwatering veggie cauliflower bites recipe, served with chipotle soured cream.
Cooking for vegetarians? These Crispy baked wings make a great veggie alternative to chicken wings, served with a creamy 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.
Load cod goujons into tortilla wraps with zingy red cabbage and serve with coriander and lime wedges for a crowd-pleasing feast.
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.
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.
These hotdogs are perked up with a spoonful of kimchi – save time by buying ready-made kimchi, if you like.
Present this epic mash up of a dirty American burger on a tomato pizza to a crowd and watch it disappear in seconds.
Sweet, crunchy, creamy and zingy – serve this punchy salad at your next gathering with warm pittas for scooping.
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.
For an easy last-minute entertaining idea, put together a charcuterie board of meats and veg and serve with melted brie.
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.
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.
Use up ripe bananas to make these battered, deep-fried fritters, finished with a dusting of icing sugar.
Whip up this super easy dessert by stuffing shop-bought gelato in between ready-made brioche dough.
Wrap up the night with this chocolatey take on eggs and soldiers, served with an oozing chocolate sauce for dipping.
These deliciously decadent chocolate orange brownies are deceptively simple to make, an easy winner for a night watching the football.
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.
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.