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50+ Great Football Game Day Tailgating Recipes

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Tailgating Recipes Round-up

It's that time of year again, football is back! Whether you are supporting your local college or NFL team, Saturdays or Sundays are fun filled, often gluttonous affairs. For me here in Austin there is no other team besides the Texas Longhorns which means for home games, me and crew tailgate hard with a huge spread with everything from barbecue to dessert. Here I've pulled together some of my favorite tailgating recipes as well as several others from many of my food blogger friends. Let this be your one stop shop for delicious and creative ideas whether you're hosting, a guest, or potlucking.

board with imaeges of different tailgating recipes

Meat Lovers

smoked pulled pork tailgating recipe on parchment paper

Kansas City Style Smoked Pulled Pork

Smoked Pork Spareribs

Nigerian Beef Suya Skewers

Dr. Pepper Marinated Flank Steak With Chilaquiles

Insta Pot Ribs


chicken parmesan sliders

Chicken Parmesan Sliders

Cuban Ropa Vieja Sandwiches

NY Strip Steak Sandwiches

Slow Cooker Shredded Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sliders

Paleo Hamburger Steaks

Beetroot Veggie Burger

Slow Cooker Roast Beef Po Boys

Sweet Black Pepper Grilled Chicken Hoagies

Chili Cheese Dilly Dogs

Slow Cooker Korean Pulled Pork Sliders

Chickpea Sloppy Joes

Loaded Chili Dogs With Homemade Pickle Relish

Pimento Cheese Stuffed Sliders

Veggie Po Boy

Bunless Burgers

Spicy BLT Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

Guacamole Veggie Burger


Smoked Sweet BBQ Chicken Wings

Chipotle-Infused Buttermilk Fried Wings

Insta Pot Chicken Wings (Keto)

Spicy Garlic Sauced Chicken-Wings (Paleo)

Mango Habanero Wings

Instant Pot Chicken Wings

Peanut Butter Chicken Wings

Air Fryer Chicken Wings With Buffalo Sauce


blackeyed pea salad in a bowl

Black-eyed Pea Salad

Grilled Vegetables Salad

Spicy Curtido Coleslaw

Tuscan Tortellini Salad

Mexican Street Corn Salad With Couscous

Best Ever Macaroni Salad

Grilled Potatoes

Finger Foods/Appetizers

Brie With Caramelized Onions, Proscuitto, and Fig Jam

Jalapeno Popper Cheese Ball

Gluten Free Meatballs

Bacon Ranch Deviled Eggs

Keto Taco Stuffed Mini Peppers

Bacon Egg Salad Tomato Bites

Scottish Sausage Rolls

Bacon Crab Roll-ups

Jalapeno Pretzel Dogs

Sweet and Spicy Pigs In A Blanket

Crispy cheese jalapeno bacon bites (Fried Cheese Balls)

Cheese Platter W/ Summer Sausage

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Peppers

BBQ Loaded Chicken Taco Fries

Mediterranean Appetizer Platter

Tex Mex Hot Wings Enchiladas

Jerk Chicken Skewers W/ Homemade Aioli

Sour Cream & Sriracha Deviled Eggs

Italian Stuffed Peppers

Loaded Slow Cooker Pull Pork Nachos


Bacon Wrapped Pickles

Garlic-Parmesan Pigs In A Blanket


french onion dip for tailgating recipes

Caramelized French Onion Dip

Black-eyed Pea Taco Dip

Cream Cheese Dip

Cold Veggie Pizza Dip

Black Bean and Corn Salsa

Vegan Chickpea Tomato Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Avocado Corn Salsa

BBQ Pretzel Football Cheese Ball Dip

Cowboy Caviar Bean Salad Dip

Black Bean Corn Salsa

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Dip


Apple Guacamole

Restaurant Style Salsa

Buffalo Chicken Dip


pear crumble bar tailgating recipe

Pear Crumble Bars

Frosted Football Brownies

Strawberry Caramel Crumble Bars

Chocolate & Almond Football Bark


Hawaiian BBQ Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Caribbean Jerk Shrimp Tacos

Grilled Naan Chicken Salad Wraps W/ Cherry Salsa

Boiled Peanuts

Instant Pot Beef Tacos

No Crust Pizza Bites

Easy Stromboli


Roasted Hatch Chili Spicy Bloody Mary Mix

Mexican Beer Cocktail

Honeydew Melon Cucumber Soda

Satan's Whiskers

Moscow Mule Jell-o Shots

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Tuesday 6th of August 2019

OMG! These recipes are awesome! I can't wait to try these someday. Thanks for posting!

Marwin Brown

Monday 12th of August 2019

Thanks! Enjoy


Thursday 25th of April 2019

Amazing recipes, love it. Thanks for posting.

Raia Todd

Friday 31st of August 2018

Those all sound delicious! Good thing I don't need to love football to enjoy them. Haha. Thanks for including a few of my recipes!


Saturday 25th of August 2018

What a great collection of football day recipes. This is a huge list and will certainly make my football game day parties more interesting!

Maybe you'd like to add my naked wings to your roundup for your low carb readers? If you email me, I'll give you permission to use a photo in writing. I won't link it here, that seems rude. ;-) Feel free to edit out this part of the comment.


Saturday 25th of August 2018


feel free to email me the link and I will add.