25 Tailgating Recipes

25 Tailgating Recipes That Are Sure To Score A Touchdown-These tailgating recipes will score big with all your friends on game day. If you are going to the big game or just hosting a party at home, these easy tailgating foods are a must and will please any crowd.

Kick your game-day experience up a notch with these awesome game-day recipes. I know I like to snack and graze the whole game. Some people are “pregame” eaters, some “halftime” eaters, some are “distraction from the game” eaters, and some are like me–“whole game” eaters! These recipes can be enjoyed if you are staying at home and watching the game or tailgating before the big game. However you decide to cheer on your team, these 25 Tailgating Recipes are sure to be a win-win for any crowd.

I have divided these foods up into five categories for easy reference. They are all easy to make, and some can be made several days in advance for convenience.

Football is great, but I think the food is better!
Go, team!

25 Tailgating Recipes That Are Sure To Score A Touchdown

Tailgating Appetizers

Appetizers are great to munch on before the game. They are easy to assemble and will keep you and your guest fed before and during the game.

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

These finger-lickin’ bites have all the flavor of buffalo hot wings without the guilt.

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Mini Macaroni and Cheese Bites

These delicious little bites are portable and easy to make for your sporting event.

Mini Macaroni and Cheese Bites

Fried Hot Wings

Pepperoni Bacon Ham and Monterey Jack Pinwheels

Honey Barbecue Sriracha Wings

Make Ahead

Save some time on the day of the big game with a few make-ahead dishes. Some of these recipes may need to be reheated or assembled right before you are ready to eat.

Bacon Wrapped Smokies

The Most Delicious And Easiest TO-GO Sandwiches For Your Cooler

Tangy Vinegar Coleslaw

Cracked Out Turkey Pinwheel

Ultimate Double Chocolate Brownies


No Party is complete until you break out the dip.

Pretzel Beer Cheese Dip

Hot Cheese Dip—Do I need to say more?

Cheesy Bacon Jalapeno Corn Dip

Cheesy Bacon Jalapeno Corn Dip

Pimiento Cheese Dip… the Easiest Tailgating Dip Recipe Ever

Beer Dip

5 Minute Million Dollar Dip

Slow cooker

Break out the slow cooker and let it do all of the work for you. Slow cookers are a girl’s best friend in the kitchen. They transport food well to parties, and they keep your recipes warm.

Crock Pot Bourbon Glazed Kielbasa

Crock Pot Bourbon Glazed Kielbasa

Slow Cooker Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Slow Cooker Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken

Crockpot Chili Recipe


You can’t have a get-together without some type of dessert on the menu. These are easy-to-fix desserts and also easy to transport as well.

Game Day Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Ball

Wow, your guest with this yummy treat!

Game Day Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Ball

Football Strawberries – DIY

Turtle Cookie Bars

No-Bake Chocolate Oat Bars

Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies



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