It’s officially footy finals season – the AFL grand finals are on tomorrow night, and the pinnacle of the NRL calendar kicks off next Sunday, October 6. Later in the year, we’ll have the Super Rugby Grand Final and see the closer of the Rugby World Cup. Whether you’ve scored a public holiday today or a recovery day (A.K.A The “Queen’s Birthday”) next Monday, it’s time to celebrate – and we’ve got just the menu for your footy finals viewing party.

No one wants to sit down to a three-course meal during a footy final, and laps need to be totally clear for that chance breakaway try. Finger food is a MUST, and these recipes are the perfect options.


For sausage rolls, try…

Curtis Stone’s Aussie sausage rolls //

 Sweet potato and chickpea, by Cupful of Kale //

Easy honey mustard sausage rolls, by Eats Amazing //

Or, if in doubt, roll up some footy franks in some puff pastry and Bob’s your uncle!


For bread and dips, try…

Football-shaped bread bowl with spinach dip, by This Ole Mom //

Jalapeño popper football cheese ball, by Peas and Crayons //

Pull-apart cheesy spinach and artichoke pinwheels, by Damn Delicious //


For bigger appetites, try…

Big Mac sliders, by Homemade Interest //

Grilled steak kebabs, by the Cozy Apron //

Aussie mini beef pies, by Recipe Tin Eats //


For dessert, try…

Chocolate footy friands, by Cadbury Kitchen //

Easy jelly slice, by Bake Play Smile (in your team colours) //

Rugby ball cupcakes, by Baking Mad (or, for the AFL, stick four Fad sticks into them as goal posts) //