10 Ideal Snack Ideas To Watch A Baseball Game At Home

Discover 10 classic make-ahead baseball snack ideas for the MLB season to enjoy while watching a baseball game.

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While Major League Baseball is back, current events make it unlikely that visits to the stadium will return as usual. Why not bring the baseball-themed food home with you to enjoy a taste of the stadium while you watch the game from your sofa? 

All of these snacks double as great team snacks for after your kid’s little league games or your work softball matchup, too — these baseball-themed snacks aren’t only for game day. You can dream up a baseball-themed birthday party while you’re at it.

We’ve compiled some snack ideas to bring the ballpark experience to you — so read up to plan for your next ballgame viewing party.

Hot dogs and brats

Hot dogs are the quintessential baseball party food. One of the great things about them is their simplicity. From the basic bun to the sausage, you can customize these however you want. Add relish and onions, mustard, ketchup, or specialty garnishes. 

It’s no surprise that homemade pizza options, hot dogs, and brats have taken on unique characteristics in different cities or regions, either. This list of regional American hot dog styles can give you some ideas for dressing your own. 

You can choose your favorite, but we recommend the New York dog, which includes a hot dog, a hot dog bun, mustard, and sauerkraut. Perfect for game day.

Barbecue Grilled Hot Dog with Yellow Mustard and ketchup on wooden table
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Corn Dogs

Are hot dogs not your thing? Try the corn dog instead.

Few fast foods evoke a person’s memories of “baseball stadium” quite like this. This deep-fried sausage is wrapped in a layer of cornmeal batter. Premade corn dogs are easy to buy, too. Pair them off with some 90s snack food to give you a nostalgic blast from the past. 

Traditional American corndog, deep-fried hotdog meat sausage with mustard
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Peanuts and roasted almonds

Peanuts that are shelled and roasted are an excellent, long-standing snack option because they’re easy and affordable. It’s impossible not to be hungry when you smell something like the warm cinnamon goodness of roasted almonds. Make your own cinnamon-roasted almonds as one of your healthy snacks for your team’s next series.

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Nachos

Nachos can be as simple as chips and cheese or as complex as layers of meats, salsas, cheeses, and veggies combined. Customize this meal as you and your party guests desire. Although ballparks typically offer simpler versions, you can go all out from home. 

Check out these DIY ideas for taking your nachos to the next level, then eliminate them, chip by chip, layer by layer, until you try each one. The best snacks involve a lot of cheese. 

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Homemade Nachos with Cheddar Cheese and Jalapenos
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Soft pretzel

We know that you can’t deny the irresistible goodness of the soft pretzel. Whether you prefer salt or no salt, this warm, chewy treat dipped in cheese is destined to remain a baseball season snack food forever. 

Check out this soft pretzel recipe to make your own at home.

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You can order some pre-made soft pretzels, too. 

Baked pretzel on red cloth
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Crackerjacks

Whoever thought to mix caramel, popcorn, and peanuts and put a prize in the box is a sweet treat genius. Crackerjacks are good at any time, just like chocolate chip cookies, but they’re downright delicious on game day. The only disappointing part is when the box is empty. 

You can make your own crackerjack in a bigger batch and adjust the caramel, popcorn, and peanut ratio to suit your needs. 

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Jack n Jill magic chips cheese flavored crackerjacks
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Popcorn

Even if this baseball-themed snack goes solo, it too has enough range to make a significant and timeless treat. Flavored popcorn has come a long way in the past few years, and a lot of it you can make yourself. Cajun. Chipotle. Ranch. Movie Theater. Veggie. Caribbean Jerk. Buffalo. Caesar. Margarita. Those are just a few options

You could always have your popcorn delivered for your at-home baseball game, too.

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Homemade Kettle Corn Popcorn
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BBQ Wings

These humble chicken wings are actually the best sports food, no matter the sport. While you’re less likely to see them in a stadium, you can always find them served at a pub, which makes them the perfect food to serve at your baseball party at home, too.

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Cheese Fries

Cheese fries are exactly what the name says — a pile of fries smothered in melted cheese with optional toppings to add to the mix.

Although this particular food is far from healthy, no one’s first thought of stadium food is that it’s healthy. It’s all about enjoying the game in comfort, and this loaded cheese fries recipe is sure to do just that.

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French fries in white cup with cheese sauce on white background
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Beer

Beer shouldn’t be consumed while you’re playing sports, of course, but it’s great to drink while you’re watching — and as a post-game snack. 

There may be rules about alcohol consumption in a baseball stadium, but not when it comes to enjoying your beverage of choice on the couch. It doesn’t matter if you’re a pilsner beer fan or a craft beer connoisseur, because it’s about cheering on your team. 

The only fundamental rule here is to make sure you’re of legal drinking age and drink responsibly. Other than that, fill the cooler and crack open a cold one in salute to the most fantastic game of all time.

Sports drinks

While we’re on the subject, ever-popular sports drinks like Gatorade are equally well-suited to game day. However, sports drinks are best suited to playing or doing something active enough to sweat, and not for relaxing.

Hot barbecue chicken wings with 2 beer glasses on a dark wooden table served with honey mustard sauce
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One last word on cocktails, the other sports drinks

Not everyone likes beer, so these enjoyable baseball cocktails are a home run. Again, drink these beverages while watching the game, not playing it. We’re assuming you’re 21 years or older and will drink responsibly. 

If you didn’t see the snacks you’re craving, browse the virtual aisles at Gopuff for all of your baseball season snacks and whatever you need for quick meals, so you don’t miss any action.

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