Ballpark-Worthy Recipes for Opening Day That You Can Make at Home

The official Major League Baseball Opening Day is this Thursday, March 7!

If you can’t make it to a game soon, don’t stress. We’ve compiled a list of recipes to bring the ballpark to you. Enjoy unique ballpark fare from around the country from the comfort of your living room!


“How to Wolf a Cookie – T-Mobile Park (Seattle Mariners)

Kicking things off with our home team here in WA! This newer snack offering features chocolate chips, dried cherries, and pistachios, as well as a hint of lemon and sea salt.

To make it at home, just start with a basic chocolate chip cookie recipe. Add around ½ to 1 cup of cherries and pistachios. Grate some lemon zest in there, and then top the finished cookies with sea salt.


Fried Grasshoppers – T-Mobile Park (Seattle Mariners)

You may or may not have heard about the infamous fried grasshoppers offered in our home city. It seems the foodies of Seattle love the oddity though, as its actually one of the best-selling concessions at T-Mobile Park.

We’re not here to suggest frying up insects in your kitchen at home though. Luckily, you can get the same chili-lime flavor and crunch with none of the cringe by making kale chips. Click here for an easy recipe!


Bubble Waffle + Ice Cream – Citi Field (New York Mets)

Citi Field is known for great food, particularly the Wowful bubble waffles piled high with ice cream, sprinkles, syrup, and more.

All you need to make it at home is a waffle and your favorite toppings (we’d recommend some yummy fruit of course). If you’re feeling ambitious, roll your waffle into a cone shape and place it in a cup for the real New York experience!


Fried Dough Sundae – Fenway Park (Boston Red Sox)

The famed Fenway Park offers a funnel-cake-like fried dough sundae topped with soft serve ice cream and sprinkles. It’s delicious and ambitiously large – not for the faint of heart.

Enjoying this decadent treat at home is not as hard as you may think! The dough is relatively simple to mix and fry up on the stove. Add your favorite ice cream and voila! You’re basically in Boston.

Click here for an easy recipe.


Churro Dog – Chase Field (Arizona Diamondbacks)

If you haven’t caught on yet, ballpark fare is essentially any type of cooked dough topped with ice cream. The Diamondbacks’ version of this is their legendary churro dog – a churro slapped in the middle of a chocolate doughnut and piled high with ice cream, whipped cream, and syrup.

Go ahead and purchase everything except the churro but try making your own churros at home. It only requires three ingredients! Click here for the recipe.


Apple Pie Nachos – Coors Field (Colorado Rockies)

Apple pie nachos are the result of combining two of the most American things ever – apple pie + baseball. Tortilla chips topped with cinnamon-sugar apples, whipped cream, and… cheddar cheese. Don’t knock it till you try it!

Apple nachos are fairly simple to whip up at home. Just use this recipe and top it with shredded cheddar. Come on, be a little adventurous!