Footy Food: Recipe Ideas for State of Origin

May 16, 2023Millie Ward

State of Origin is right around the corner, which means now is the perfect time to update your menu with footy food recipes that will get your customers in the football season spirit. No State of Origin game is complete without delicious meals and snacks to keep fans fuelled throughout each game, so this is a great opportunity to maximise your venue’s sales and there’s no easier way than with a pizza menu! 

Pizza is the perfect sharing dish and is definitely a high-scoring menu item (no pun intended!) for sports events. National events like State of Origin provide unmissable chances to boost your revenue and improve customer retention, whether it’s through hosting promotional events, inviting people to watch the game in your venue or introducing new menu items like themed pizza recipes. 

To help your foodservice venue maximise sales and take advantage of the State of Origin games, we’ve whipped up some sport season-inspired pizza recipes that are great for spicing up your menu and encouraging excitement around the event. 

We've even put together FREE State of Origin Pizza Night Posters and Counter CardsPLUS a complete State of Origin Pizza Menu that you can download and print yourself including posters and menus that will help get your customers excited!

State of Origin Pizza Night - Poster and Counter Card Designs

Whether your customers are Queensland (go QLD!) or New South Wales supporters, these recipe ideas are sure to satisfy and are perfect as footy food. Kick-off State of Origin 2023 in the best way possible with these delicious, footy season classics that we’ve turned into easy pizza recipes…

State of Origin Recipe Ideas 

Hot Burger Baller

Combine two classic pub foods, cheeseburgers and pizza, with this delicious, hearty meal! This satisfying spicy cheeseburger pizza will definitely be a hit among your customers, especially on game day. 

Ingredients: Pizza sauce, mozzarella, ground beef, red onion, chilli oil, cheese sauce, parsley. 


Cooked Cheeseburger Pizza

Meaty MVP

BBQ Meatlovers is the perfect satisfying game-day meal that combines the classic flavours of barbecue sauce and salty meat toppings, finished with a perfectly crispy pizza crust. 

This classic Aussie pizza recipe is great for sharing and is an indulgent, filling meal that will always be a crowd-pleaser. You don’t want to miss out on having this one on your State of Origin menu! 

Ingredients: Pizza sauce, mozzarella, sliced sausage, diced ham, ground beef, BBQ sauce.

Cheesy Garlic Game-Changer

Garlic bread in pizza form is an unbeatable combo and an unmissable item on your menu. The simple toppings provide a rich, salty flavour - perfect for State of Origin night. This easy comfort food classic is sure to be a hit among garlic bread and pizza lovers alike! 

Ingredients: Pizza sauce, mozzarella, garlic oil, butter, minced garlic, parsley, parmesan.

Cooked Garlic Bread Pizza

Buffalo Chicken Champion

Featuring the well-paired flavours of spicy buffalo sauce and juicy chicken, this buffalo chicken pizza recipe will be a game-changer on your menu. 

Your customers will love the zesty and tangy flavours, with the optional spring onion adding a freshness that completes the pizza perfectly. 

Ingredients: Pizza sauce, mozzarella, diced chicken, buffalo sauce, spring onion (optional). 

Veggie Taco Touchdown

A delicious vegetarian pizza that perfectly combines spicy Mexican flavours with hearty vegan meat substitutes, creating a great game-day pizza that’s guilt-free! 

Ingredients: Pizza sauce, mozzarella, quorn mince, red onion, capsicum, fresh chilli, taco sauce, avocado.

Cooked Veggie Taco Pizza

Spicy Salsa Score 

This nacho-inspired pizza is an exciting and fun option to include on your menu, especially when nachos are usually a go-to during the State of Origin game. 

Pair this pizza with a side of sour cream or guacamole and you’ve got a perfect mexican-inspired footy feast! 

Ingredients: Pizza sauce, mozzarella, ground beef, onion, capsicum, crumbled nacho chips, nacho cheese sauce, jalapenos (optional). 

Don't forget to download our FREE State of Origin Pizza Night Posters and Counter Cards and our complete State of Origin Pizza Menu and implement them with ease in your restaurant today!

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