AFL Grand Final footy finger food

Sausage rolls

No Grand Final party would be complete without a tray of these much-loved Aussie favourites. Aside from nostalgia, another reason to add sausage rolls to your list is that they are easy to make in bulk, are filling, and can be assembled ahead of time ready to pop in the oven just before the game starts. Try experimenting with the flavours, using pork or lamb mince instead of beef, and flavouring them with toasted spices and fresh herbs. For a twist, sprinkle them with black sesame seeds before popping them in the oven.


The very best finger food, and kind on the budget to boot, every Grand Final menu should include chicken wings. From hot and spicy recipes to sticky honey and soy versions, just one taste is sure to have you swooning. For even more flavour, try adding your marinade the day before, then just pop them in the oven ready for kick-off.


The base of any nacho dish is the corn chips, and this is one time you don’t want to get too fancy with your seasonings. Opt for plain salted corn chips so that the flavouring doesn’t overwhelm everything else. Use one of these recipes to perfect this Mexican favourite, and ensure your Grand Final guests don’t go hungry.


Try to pick a variety of dips – including some that are lighter on the calories – to include on a tray for people to enjoy throughout the game. Team them up with cheese biscuits, wedges of flatbread and crackers to add variety and create a platter that looks as good as it tastes. For a showstopper that is sure to win attention, try making a warm cob loaf dip that includes plenty of bacon, cheese and sour cream.

Party pies

Give this party favourite a homemade makeover and you are sure to impress. These little pies can be made well in advance and gently reheated just before serving to make things even easier on the day. Easy to make, and perfect for freezing, this is a dish that you can make ahead of time ready for the day.

Chips and wedges

Chips and wedges are a Grand Final staple that few can pass up. If you’ve never tried making your own, you’re in for a treat: hot and salty, crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, this is one of those dishes that work well as a side or as the only thing you dish up.

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