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Easy Pizza Football Appetizer

This Cheesy Garlic Spinach pizza is delicious and fun Pull Apart football appetizer. This is one of those football appetizers that make a perfect addition to your Super Bowl game day spread and help your party goers get into the football mood.

This pizza will start a new game day tradition with its tasty twist on the traditional pizza pie. With easy football snacks like this one gracing your party table, everyone will get in the spirit of the game.

This is a double crust pull apart pizza with a lovely cheesy, spinach filling. Making this recipe into a pull apart football is ingenious. What a great way to serve your guests. Set the pizza on a tray and arrange a few other football Sunday Appetizers around it. Viola! You’re ready for the game.

Your football crowd is going to love circling the table as they just pull off hunks of pizza and graze on your other appetizers. Enjoy!

Pull Apart Football Pizza

And the cook will enjoy it too. This is a simple dish to make. Perfect for a party.

You can serve this football appetizer again and again throughout the season at different football events, Right up to Super Bowl Sunday. It will be well received every time.

Pulling A Piece Off The Football Pull Apart Super Bowl Appetizers
Pull a hunk off the football pizza and enjoy the flavors!

If you’re hosting a Super Bowl or football-themed party, it is fun to theme up your food presentation with recipes like this football pizza. Adding a touch of football themed decor or adding even more football themed food will also bring on that football vibe.

When you create a football theme with your menu, you add to the excitement of the event and make it even more enjoyable for your guests. Start with this pizza and your football party is off to a great start.

Double Crust Pizza Football Appetizer Recipe:

This is one of those very easy football appetizers to make. It calls for two cans of pizza dough (but you can make your own pizza crusts with recipes here and here if you prefer). With pre-made dough you just make the filling, lay out the dough, cut It to shape and spread on the filling.

Then the top crust lays over the filling and you make the cuts. Twist the long strands on the sides, Bake and serve! you can add the cute laces if you want, or not. it’s up to you.

Single Piece Of The Football Super Bowl Appetizers
Easy to hold this pizza without making a dripping mess.

The vegetarian filling is simple to put together with defrosted frozen chopped spinach, cream cheese, garlic and other spices and cheeses. The filling has a lot of delicious flavor you’re going to love.

You can serve this pizza warm or cold, but it is preferable to serve it hot. You should allow it to cool a bit before adding the laces to the top so they don’t melt too much.

This recipe does make good leftovers for lunch.

Can you Make this Pull Apart Pizza Ahead?

Yes you can make this pizza several hours before baking it. Once it assembled you will need to find room in your fridge for it to chill on its baking tray, raw. Lightly cover the pizza with plastic wrap and you can store it in the fridge right up to baking time.

Pull Apart Football Pizza
Yield: 20

Pull apart Football Appetizer

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 23 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 53 minutes

Our Cheesy Garlic Spinach Pull Apart football appetizer is the perfect addition to your Super Bowl game day appetizers spread. Get ready for a new game day tradition with this tasty twist on traditional pizza. With easy football snacks gracing your party table everyone will get in the spirit of the game.


The Filling

  • 12 oz frozen chopped spinach (thawed)
  • 8 oz block cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 Cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 String cheese (for laces)
  • 1/2 Cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic (1 clove)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F
  2. In a medium size bowl mix together thawed spinach and cream cheese until combined
  3. Add in the cheeses, spices, and garlic. Mix until combined. Set aside.Spinach Garlic Cheese Filling For The Football Pizza
  4. On parchment paper lay out pizza dough. Stretch dough out until 17 inches at the widest part Two Pizza Crusts Laying Side By Side On Parchment Paper Ready For Shaping.
  5. Trace out a large football shape on parchment paper, use that for the dough template.Placed Parchment Cut Out On The Pizza Crust. Ready To Shape The Pizza.
  6. Cut a large football shaped section of dough out of each pizza dough.
  7. Using a spatula, evenly spread the spinach dip on the bottom pizza doughBottom Crust With Filling Spread On It.
  8. Place the other pizza dough on top. Use floss or a ruler to impression 11 even cuts into the top crust with a space in the middle as shown.Using Floss To Outline The Cuts For Football Pizza
  9. Make 11 even cuts on each side of the football shaped pizza dough (do not score through the center of the football)Making Football Pull Apart Pizza
  10. Twist each of the 11 cutsPull Apart Football Pizza Ready To Bake
  11. Place on baking sheet and bake for 23 minutes or until crust is evenly browned and baked through.
  12. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.Freshly Baked Football Pizza Super Bowl Appetizers
  13. Using string cheese, cut laces for the top football garnish if desired.Super Bowl Appetizers. Pull Apart Football Pizza
  14. Serve on a party tray. Enjoy!


If you want to make your own pizza dough try our Italian herbed pizza crust,

Whip together your own homemade pizza sauce with this quick recipe.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 174Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 18mgSodium 342mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 6g

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More Football Appetizers and Party Food:

We have so many recipes for easy creative football appetizers. Most of them can be used at any gathering and some of them are even healthy football appetizers. Read our post on 25 Quick And Easy Game Day Appetizers for a complete run down on party food recipe ideas and how to host a football watch party for your friends.

Here’s a few tempting ideas to get you started on your football party menu.

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