It’s the third week of NFL football, which means it is the third week of our football food battles! Each week, we will highlight two teams and create a recipe that can be enjoyed on game day. These recipes highlight the teams in different ways, whether it be based upon tradition, region or celebrated foods. This week, we are focusing on the New York Giants versus the Philadelphia Eagles. When brainstorming ideas for the New York Giants, we threw around many foods that are iconic in New York. Given our love for pizza, we could not let go of the idea of highlighting pizza. In order to make it more unique, we combined it with bagels – another New York staple. With an everything bagel and delicious pizza together, this bagel Margherita pizza is such a fun treat! Using cream cheese and a tasty seed crust, this pizza is such a fun appetizer or dinner!
These football foods that we have been enjoying each week, have been such a fun pastime. We love researching cities and figuring out what that region is famous for. Every week, we go into it with an idea about what to make to represent the team. However, when we dig a little deeper, it is so exciting to find food gems that are completely unexpected. When we looked into the New York Giants, so many different foods were emerging. The only consistent foods that were highlighted were pizza and bagels. Finding a fun way to eat both at the same time, made for an absolutely tasty experience.
Easily, my favorite part of this football experience, is trying out game foods on a weeknight. Of course, we make these foods again for when we are enjoying a game. However, making a game day food on a Tuesday feels so much more exciting. We love how each of these recipes can double as an appetizer in front of the game, or as an actual weeknight dinner. Having these foods as either a starter or a meal, makes them even more intriguing. Sometimes the versatility of when foods can be enjoyed, makes them even better!
Make this bagel Margherita pizza to cheer on the New York Giants or to enjoy with friends or family. If you are a bagel fan, this pizza is perfect! You will love how fast and simple it is and how each bite is the perfect combination of bagel and pizza!