World Cup Party Food Ideas

As the World Cup creeps up, it is important to make sure that one is prepared to serve all the crazed fans that are going to come over to watch the game. Luckily, we’ve found a few great recipe ideas that will surely draw a crowd to your party!

Nachos with Chunky GuacamoleWorld Cup Party, Ixtapa Mexican Restaurant and Cantina, Massachusetts

These nachos are a great way to start off your game day party, thanks to Good to Know Recipes. One batch serves six people and only takes fifteen minutes from the first peel of an avocado to placing the pan in front of the television.

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe avocados, peeled and sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1 red chili, finely chopped
  • Coriander, chopped
  • 150g cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 150g bag of tortilla chips
  • 200g cheddar
  • Jalapenos
  • Soured cream

Directions

Using a potato masher, lightly crush the flesh of the ripe avocados with garlic, the juice of 2 limes, zest of 1 lime and a red chili. Stir in a small bunch of coriander and cherry tomatoes. To serve, scatter tortilla chips into an ovenproof dish, and scatter over cheddar.

Put the dish on the baking tray and transfer to a hot oven for a few minutes until the cheese has melted. Remove from oven and add a few jalapenos, some of the guacamole, and soured cream.

Chorizo, Potato, and Thyme Quesadillas

This is another great appetizer for your party. Good to Know Recipes says it serves about four people and takes 35 minutes total to prepare and cook.

Ingredients

  • 350g potatoes
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, chopped
  • 200g chorizo cooking sausage, chopped
  • A small bunch of thyme, chopped
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • 4 large flour or corn tortillas
  • 400g cheese, grated
  • Olive oil

Directions

Cut the potatoes in equal-size chunks and cook until tender. Leave them to cool a little and then cut them into 1cm dice.

Cook the union until soft, add the garlic and cook for a further 3 minutes. Mix in the chorizo and potato, turn up the heat and fry for another 5 minutes. Mix in the thyme and a season.

Spread a quarter of the chorizo mixture on one half of a tortilla and sprinkle with a fistful of cheese.

Fold the tortilla over so that you have a half moon. Bruch it with a little olive oil (so the tortilla doesn’t stick to the pan) and place in a hot, dry frying pan or griddle and cook until golden and crisp. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.

Cut into wedges and serve with your favorite table salsa.

Pork Ragu EnchiladasWorld Cup Party, Ixtapa Mexican Restaurant and Cantina, Massachusetts

When the appetizers just aren’t cutting it anymore for the soccer fanatics, you can bring out the main entrée. It serves eight people and takes one hour and forty-five minutes to make, according to Good to Know Recipes.

Ingredients

  • 2 ¼ lbs. minced pork
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, peeled and chopped
  • 1 red, 1 yellow, and 1 green pepper, deseeded and diced
  • 1 teaspoon dried chili flakes or 1 fresh chili, deseeded and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds, roughly crushed
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 chicken stock cube

To Serve:

  • 2 packs 8 soft flour tortillas
  • 200 ml tub of crème fraiche
  • 7 oz mature Cheddar and Red Leicester cheese, grated
  • 4 spring onions, trimmed and chopped

Tomato Salsa

  • 8 tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 spring onions, trimmed and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce

Directions

Heat a large frying pan; add half the mince in a thin layer and dry-fry for 5 minutes until browned. Tip into a large bowl. Cook the rest of the mince. Add to the first batch.

Heat the oil in the pan, add the onion and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the peppers, chili, garlic, cumin, coriander seeds, and fry for 5 minutes. Pour in the can of tomatoes and a can full of hot water and then crumble in the stock cube. Simmer, uncovered, for at least an hour, or longer, until the liquid is almost absorbed.

Warm the tortillas in the microwave (2 at a time for 15 seconds) to make them more flexible. Divide the hot pork mixture between them, roll them up, and pack into 1 or 2 dishes. Spoon crème fraiche over and sprinkle with the grated cheese.

Put the dish under the grill, on medium, until sizzling and golden. Sprinkle with spring onion.

Mix the salsa ingredients together and serve with the enchiladas.

Mexican Wedding Cookies

There is only one great way to end your amazing World Cup party and that is to serve the best dessert that leaves your guests thinking about it for days. Good to Know Recipes says that these bad boys take about 30 minutes to make and serves about 24 people.

Ingredients

  • 225g unsalted butter, softened
  • 70g caster sugar
  • Small pinch of salt
  • 310g plain flour
  • 1tablespoon dark rum
  • Zest of ½ an orange
  • 100g walnuts, roughly chopped
  • Approximately 350g icing sugar, plus extra to sprinkle
  • 150g dulce de leche (caramel sauce)

Directions

Cream together the butter, sugar and salt. Mix in the flour until the dough just starts to form, 1-2 minutes at the most. The less you work the dough, the lighter your cookies will be. Work in the rum, orange zest and walnuts.

Divide the dough into two equal pieces and lightly roll them into a clean work surface into neat logs about 3cm in diameter.

Using a sharp knife, cut the logs into 5mm discs. Lay these out on non-stick baking sheets and freeze for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 335 degrees F and place the icing sugar in a big bowl.

Bake the chilled discs for about 20 minutes, by which the time they will have set but not taken any color.

Toss them quickly in the icing sugar, then leave to cool on wire racks. Don’t worry if the icing sugar melts a little.

When cooled, spread half the cookies with the caramel, then sandwich the other halves, pressing gently to ensure an even spread. Sprinkle the finished sandwiches with extra icing sugar so that they are snowy white. Enjoy immediately or store in airtight containers.

Using any or all of these recipes will ensure you to be the greatest World Cup host. Your guests will leave the party happier than they left and wanting more food to take back with them. The only problem is that you will be expected to beat yourself for the World Cup next year, but we, at Ixtapa Mexican Grill and Cantina, will have many dishes for you to choose from! If you don’t want to host your own World Cup party, we’d love to host your celebration instead.