Super Bowl Recipe – Bacon Cheddar Beer Bread Footballs

Bacon Cheddar Beer Bread Footballs |

If I were to ask all the football loving fans in my family what their favorite foods happen to be and what they most want in a Super Bowl snack, bacon and cheese would top the list. The combination of salty fried pork and creamy sharp cheese appeals to the masses, well, at least to everyone I know. 
I’m pretty sure these Bacon Cheddar Beer Bread Footballs will be a huge hit at any Superbowl party. They would go great with a bowl of chili, but are prefect little snacks just on their own. Each beer infused, football shaped bread loaf is loaded with gooey cheese and has a crispy, crunchy, bacon crust. 
Yes, I said bacon crust
Have you ever had bread with a bacon crust before? I had not. I didn’t know what I had been missing. 

Bacon Cheddar Beer Bread Footballs |

The bacon not only adds texture and a rich meaty flavor to the bread, it also gives each football the deep brown color I wanted. 
In order to get my bread loafs in the shape of a football, I baked them in a Wilton Mini Football Silicone Mold. 
I mixed, sprinkled, scooped, baked, and ate these loaves in less than 30 minutes. 
They are great warm, but were pretty good cold too which means they can easily be made in advance of a Super Bowl party. So, get your self some Wilton Football Molds, and have some fun. I’ve made Footballs Shaped Hamburgers Served on Football Shaped Buns  using the molds and will show you how I use the molds to make another bacon cheddar recipe tomorrow. 

Super Bowl snack recipes

Bacon Cheddar Beer Bread Footballs (makes 12)
     recipe adapted from Robin Miller


2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
12 ounce can of beer
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
10 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, cut into small cubes
butter to grease football silicone mold
12 crisp strips of bacon, very finely chopped
1-2 tablespoons sour cream, optional

Special Supplies Needed:

2 Wilton Football Silicone Molds
small zip top bag, optional


Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit

Cheddar Bread recipe

Combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Stir in beer and extra virgin olive just until blended. Stir in the cubes of cheese. 

Beer Bread recipe

Grease football cavities in the silicone molds with butter. Sprinkle one slice of bacon pieces into each cavity, covering the bottom of each football completely. Equally divide batter among football cavities filling each about half way. I used a #16 ice cream scoop to fill my footballs and it worked perfectly. 

Super Bowl recipe

Bake for 22-24 minutes until the tops turn lightly golden brown. Remove the bread from the mold and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Cut off any cheese that has oozed to make your footballs look neater. 

Super Bowl snack ideas

You can serve these little football shaped bread loaves as they are or you can decorate them with some sour cream. Spoon sour cream into a small zip top bag. Cut off one tip. Pipe sour cream laces and stripes onto each football.

These loaves are best served the day they are made, but can be stored in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

Football snacks

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    • says

      Tell me about it. While I was writing this recipe, I too had to get up and grab one of these rolls. I just couldn't work any longer. I needed bacon!

    • says

      I made a turkey for Christmas that was wrapped in turkey and it was amazing. It got me thinking about other recipes that could benefit from a crispy bacon crust. I'm sure there will be more ideas to come.

  1. Anonymous says

    I have always said that if you put bacon in it, men will eat it. Thank you for making my man happy.
    These will keep him energized for the game. Trish Butler

    • says

      It's hard not to eat the bacon before it gets into the molds, that's for sure. If you have lots of hungry family members, smelling that bacon, you might just need a few pounds!!!

    • says

      Hi Jacob, I think these would work just fine in a muffin pan. I think the muffins might be just a bit smaller, so you might want to check on them a few minutes early to see how they are baking.

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