Top 10 Western Themed Party Food Ideas

Are you hosting a western party and looking for some ideas for an easy western party meal? Then look no further! Below are some simple and tasty western-themed party food ideas for your next event. Whether you’re hosting a denim and diamonds affair or a low-key backyard barbecue, country and western fare is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Most of these recipes can be made a few days in advance to make planning your western party meal a doddle!

Top 10 Western Themed Party Food Ideas:

1. Barbecue ribs

No western party menu is complete without some good ribs. You can slow cook them on a very low temperature (275 degrees) for about 4 hours on your grill or in your oven. Use a dry rub and finish with your favorite BBQ sauce for scrumptious good Western party food!

2. Homestyle Macaroni and Cheese

This macaroni and cheese isn’t just for kids and it doesn’t come in the blue box! This is hearty comfort food that is a crowd pleaser for guests of all ages! Use a generous amount of sharp cheddar cheese and top with a few fresh white breadcrumbs and a little melted butter before baking. Country and Western foods don’t get much tastier than this!

3. Country Fried Chicken

This is a classic western-themed party food menu item and is perfect for guests who like to socialize while eating. Use strips of white chicken breasts and I love the flavorful buttermilk breading recipe in Ree Drummond’s The Pioneer Woman Cooks cookbook!

4. Fancy Baked Beans

Baked beans don’t need to come from a can. Liven up your own homemade baked bean recipe using different types of beans (navy, lima, and kidney) mixed with brown sugar, bacon, and onion. This makes a wonderful and hearty Western party food side dish.

5. Grilled Corn on the Cob

Corn on the cob is a definite for any country and western food menu. Brush the shucked corn with a good grilling sauce like Wegman’s Basting Oil and grill for a few minutes until desired tenderness.

6. Steaks on the grill

Western themed party food has to include beef! Tender grilled steaks or London broil are a super easy way to satisfy your guests. Sprinkle meat with garlic-seasoned sea salt or sea salt in your favorite marinade 3 hours before grilling. Simple, easy and delicious!

7. Cornbread Cookies and/or Garlic Butter

Western food is not for the carb-conscious, but the cornbread and crackers will be irresistible to your guests. Place baskets lined with red and white napkins on tables around your party with some honey butter, and watch these hearty appetizers quickly disappear!

8. Chicken and cheese quesadillas

These super easy Chicken and Cheese Quesadillas are a quick and easy meal for a western and country party. Use burrito-sized tortillas. You can use Perdue Shortcuts shredded into smaller pieces to make your job easier, mix equal parts salsa and sour cream and add your favorite shredded cheddar cheese. Grill on a grill or skillet over medium heat until the cheese is melted. Cut into thirds and serve with guacamole, salsa, or your other favorite Mexican seasoning. TIP: The quesadillas are easier to flip if you use a tortilla folded in half for each quesadilla.

9. Drinks with a Western twist

You can’t go wrong with the popular beer and wine, but if you want a true Western-themed party food menu, pay extra attention to your drinks and serve up margaritas! Mason jars are a great added touch for serving drinks of all kinds.


This may be the easiest meal of all country and western feasts and can be used as a main dish or as an appetizer. Use your crock pot to go ahead and stay warm for the duration of your party. If you’re serving hot dogs, this is a great condiment for the chili dog lovers at your party. Don’t forget the shredded cheddar cheese to serve on top.

Don’t forget dessert!

Western party food doesn’t have to end with the main course – your desserts can also have a Western theme. Choose a western-style cake, like a horseshoe or cowboy boot, and wow your guests with your sweet ending! Another dessert option is to fill Western-themed glasses with an individual dessert such as chocolate mousse, pudding, or ice cream.

Use your imagination and think western when planning the food menu for your western themed party. Accent your menu with Western-style tableware and drinks to accentuate your Western theme. Country and western party food can be delicious AND easy, so there’s no need to stress over your menu. Western party food generally appeals to all ages and personal tastes, so your guest is sure to find a thing or two on your menu to please their palates.

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