Football Pastry Sliders for the Big Game!

Football Sliders for the Super Bowl

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Can you believe the BIG GAME is just next weekend? It’s not a Super Bowl without some snacks, right? I love sliders because they’re small and easy to eat for a crowd. I decided to make football-shaped sliders, and it is super easy! You just use Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry as the “buns”! So check out the step-by-step pictures and recipe below. No matter WHO you are rooting for, your guests (whether just family or a whole host of friends) will LOVE these easy and delicious sliders!

Football Sliders for the Super Bowl


I’m part of the Pepperidge Farm “Puff is the Spark” panel which means you can submit your own ideas for using puff pastry to create a Football dish for a chance to win a trip to the Pepperidge Farm Innovation Center and have your recipe included in the Campbell’s Kitchen Recipe Database! Leave a comment below telling me what YOU would create with Puff Pastry for the Big Game! Then check back to see if you are our winner! (Last Month’s Winner below!)

Making Football Shaped Pastry Sliders

You simply fold out a puff pastry sheet (thawed). Use a football (or oval) shaped cutter to create mini football shapes. Each football shape will be cut in half after baking so you will have one “slider bun” per football shape! I was able to cut out 12 footballs per 1 sheet of puff pastry! Use the same cutter for sliced cheese. Roma tomatoes provide a perfect oval shape when sliced so I chose those! I also added in red onion and arugula. You can choose your favorite slider topping or create a “slider bar” for your guests with all the fixin’s! Find the full recipe below!

Super Bowl Slider Fixins

When making the actual beef sliders, use the cookie cutter (be sure to wash after handling) in the hamburger meat to create football shapes! It’s that easy. Then – assemble!

Super Bowl Football Shaped Sliders

Football Sliders for the Super Bowl


Football Sliders for the Super Bowl

Football Pastry Sliders


  • 1 sheet Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry - thawed
  • 1 egg - beaten
  • 1 red onion - sliced thinly
  • 2 Roma tomatoes - sliced
  • 1 pound ground beef - or ground turkey, veggie burger, etc
  • 12-24 arugula leaves
  • 12 slices cheddar cheese
  • toppings - ketchup, mustard, pickles, etc


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut out football (or oval) shapes in thawed puff pastry sheets.
  • Brush puff pastry footballs with beaten egg.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Grill football shaped burgers. Open up each puff pastry football carefully and add in a football shaped burger.
  • Top with cheese (cut into football shapes), tomatoes, arugula, red onion, and your favorite toppings!
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LAST MONTH’S WINNER: Congratulations to “Ashley” who shared how she would use Puff Pastry for a holiday treat: “I would use puff pastry to make turnovers (maybe apple-cranberry) for Christmas brunch. I love that the possibilities are endless with puff pastry!”

Disclaimer:This post is sponsored by Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry. I’m part of the “Puff is the Spark” Panel. All opinions are 100% my own. 


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  1. Woah…these look delicious! Never thought about using Puff Pastry as the “bun”…clever!!

  2. Mini pizzas would be the way I would go. You can use different toppings, everyone loves pizza, and it makes for an awesome finger food. The possibilities are endless.

  3. Mimi Speyerer says:

    Why, I would make these of course! We are going to a SB party…this may be just what I will bring! Thanks.

  4. I’d use them to make a version of calzones. Make it pulled pork style with pulled pork, BBQ sauce, cabbage (to resemble the cole slaw and give it a crunch), maybe some cheese. Yum!

  5. I would totally use the Puff Pastry to make some crisp cheesy palmiers, football shaped of course! Yum

  6. I would use puff pastry for the Big Game for something savory and something sweet! I’d love to make a Napoleon with raspberry and lemon. Or some turnovers! And my husband would want puff pastry pizzas or spanikopita!

  7. How fun! I would use the Puff Pastry to create a football version of the Vietnamese sandwich called Banh Mi. :)

  8. I’d make football shaped Bourbon Bacon Date Popper Pillows! Love your sliders!

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    I would use Puff Pastry to make Chicken Biscuits with mini chicken bites! In football shapes of course!

  11. Love this idea!! Where did you get those cute toothpicks?

  12. Such a sweet idea how to do something different in food serving and presenting.
    Great job!!!…I like it:)

  13. No matter WHO you are rooting for, your guests (whether just family or a whole host of friends) will LOVE these easy and delicious sliders!

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