Are You Ready for Some Football? Recipes and Strain Suggestions for the Big Game

Published on January 31, 2015 · Last updated February 10, 2023

Well folks, the “we have to call it the ‘Big Game’ because that other name is trademarked but we all know what the ‘Big Game’ actually refers to” is taking place this Sunday in sunny Houston, Texas. For those of you who are football fans, absurdly expensive commercial fans, or just fans of hanging out with your friends so you can chow down on food and vape your favorite strain while they shake their fists and scream obscenities at the television, here’s a list of some cannabis-infused recipes and strains to make Sunday even more “Super.”

Cannabis-Infused Recipes for the Big Football Game

1. Cannabis-Infused Chipotle Avocado Baked Macaroni and Cheese

cannabis infused chipotle avocado baked macaroni and cheese

Who doesn’t love mac and cheese? This homey dish of cannabis-infused cheesy, creamy deliciousness will warm the bellies of your friends as they watch the Patriots and Falcons face off.

2. Cannabis-Infused Cucumber Avocado Dip

cannabis infused cucumber avocado dip

Dips are their own genre of food when it comes to watching sports. This recipe for infused cucumber avocado dip is deceptively healthy but definitely delicious.

3. Cannabis-Infused Guacamole

ingredients for guacamole

Speaking of dips, guacamole is a must-have at any championship viewing party. But what’s better than guacamole? Cannabis-infused guacamole, of course!

4. Cannabis-Infused Hummus

Cannabis-Infused Hummus

Three infused dip recipes? Why the heck not? Pair this infused hummus with some pita chips or crudité, or smear it onto chicken feta sliders.

5. Cannabis-Infused Pesto Pizza

pesto pizza

Whip up a few pizzas with different topping combinations for instant viewing party MVP status.

6. Cannabis-Infused Coleslaw

Cannabis Infused Cole Slaw

If you’re going the BBQ route, this side dish of cannabis-infused coleslaw makes a pairing as perfect as Brady and Belichick.

7. Cannabis-Infused Bacon


Honestly, it doesn’t matter what you do with this – it’s cannabis-infused bacon, for crying out loud. Wrap it around dates and roast them so they look like little footballs (laces out!). Make some bacon cheeseburgers. Or just put out a tray of cannabis-infused bacon – after all, bacon is pretty damn delicious.

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Note: Dosing homemade edibles can be tricky (click here to learn why), so the best way to test for potency is to start with one portion of a serving, wait one to two hours, then make an informed decision on whether to consume more. Always dose carefully and listen to your body, and never drive under the influence of cannabis.

Cannabis Strains to Pick Up for the Big Game

1. Peaches and Cream

Peaches and Cream Leafly Strain Tile

With this guaranteed good-mood hybrid strain, notes reminiscent of sweet Georgia peaches come through in a flavor profile that Atlanta fans will absolutely appreciate.

2. American Kush

American Kush Leafly Strain Tile

For Patriots fans, this star-spangled indica delivers happy, tingly effects to match how you’ll feel if Brady and Belichick do it again.

3. Southern Lights

Southern Lights Leafly Strain Tile

For all you Falcons fans, this smoothly smokable sativa relaxes your body and sharpens your mind, letting you take it all in from the comfort of any given couch.

4. Kaboom

Kaboom Leafly Strain Tile

Whenever anyone takes a big hit, take an equally big hit of this lemony sativa.

5. Super Silver Haze

Super Silver Haze Leafly Strain Tile

Silver is a tertiary color for both teams headed to Houston, and come Sunday those silver accents are going to be looking pretty super. Even better, this popular sativa will deliver the energy needed to pump you up for the opening kickoff.

6. Champagne Kush

Champagne Kush Leafly Strain Tile

Treachoself! When the fourth quarter clock reaches zero and the Gatorade is dumped on the winning coach, bust out this upliftingflowery hybrid and celebrate in style.

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Rebecca Kelley
Rebecca Kelley
Rebecca is the Content Director at Leafly, where she oversees Leafly News production and other content projects.
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