Tailgating Recipes

These tailgating recipes are tops, whether you’re partying in the parking lot or at home. We have game day covered, with appetizers, desserts and more tailgate ideas to win over the crowd.

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      Cheesy, Spicy, Salty, Craveable Tailgate Recipes to Wash Down With a Beer

      Some foods just go hand-in-hand with tailgating. Like jalapeno poppers, nacho dip, spicy wings and Buffalo chicken everything. These super craveable tailgate recipes are the ones that disappear from the fold-away table in a flash.

      Jalapeno Popper Dip

      15 reviews

      Here's a fantastic way to deliver all that blazing jalapeno popper taste without the work. Whenever I bring this jalapeno...


      Chocolate Chip Dip

      79 reviews

      Is there a kid alive (or a kid at heart) who wouldn’t gobble up this chocolate chip dip with graham...


      Buffalo Chicken Dip

      216 reviews

      This is the best buffalo chicken dip recipe! Whenever I bring buffalo dip to a tailgate or potluck, everyone asks...


      Beefy Taco Dip

      19 reviews

      This taco dip is actually a combination of several different recipes I received from friends. I just experimented until I...

      Best-Ever Stuffed Mushrooms

      22 reviews

      At party time, I bring out a platter of my easy stuffed mushrooms. I like to make mine with reduced-fat...


      Dill Pickle Dip

      My love for pickles led me to create this Dill Pickle Dip. It's so easy to whip together. But be...

      Slow-Cooker Al Pastor Bowls

      1 review

      You'll love this easy version of a traditional Mexican favorite. Serve this al pastor bowl over rice or in tortillas...


      My Juicy Lucy

      2 reviews

      Friends in Minnesota introduced me to the Juicy Lucy burger, a local favorite. Instead of putting the cheese on top,...


      Chili-Lime Air-Fried Chickpeas

      Looking for a lighter snack that's still a crowd pleaser? You've found it! These air-fried chickpeas will have everyone happily...


      Margarita Gelatin Shots

      Everyone's favorite cocktail becomes a celebratory shot! Serve this margarita gelatin shot recipe in shot glasses garnished to look like...

      Sloppy Joe Slider Bake

      1 review

      Ground beef is turned up a notch in these party sliders that are sure to please your crowd. I love...


      Burger Sliders with Secret Sauce

      1 review

      These sliders are super easy to put together and are always a hit! I love that they are "fast food"...


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      Cherry Plum Slab Pie with Walnut Streusel

      I love to make desserts with fruit all summer! If you use store-bought crust, I recommend stacking your two pie...


      Caprese Macaroni Salad

      1 review

      When fresh tomatoes and basil are abundant in the summer, I like to make this wonderful Caprese macaroni salad. —Debbie...


      Polynesian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

      1 review

      I have always loved SPAM, so I decided to combine it with pineapple to make this Polynesian-inspired macaroni salad recipe....

      Cubano Macaroni Salad

      2 reviews

      One of my favorite sandwiches is a hot Cubano, piled high with juicy pork, layers of ham and melty Swiss...


      Grecian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

      6 reviews

      I love all Grecian flavors and tried adding them to a macaroni salad. Toss in whatever olives you can find;...


      Shrimp and Crab Macaroni Salad

      This salad is a summertime staple in our house. If you want to splurge, go ahead and use real crab....


      Middle Eastern-Inspired Macaroni Salad

      This creamy, tangy macaroni salad is inspired by the many wonderful flavors of the Middle East. The za'atar seasoning gives...


      Chicken Caesar Macaroni Salad

      Give me a Caesar salad anytime, no matter what form it's in. I like to add some chicken and artichokes...


      Scandinavian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

      2 reviews

      Give a humdrum side salad a Scandinavian touch by adding some freshly chopped dill and tiny shrimp. —Kallee Krong-McCreery, Escondido,...


      Chicken Taco Macaroni Salad

      2 reviews

      I like to give macaroni salad a taco twist. Rotisserie chicken makes it quick. I'll often serve this dish as...


      Barbecue Macaroni Salad

      My family loves a touch of barbecue sauce and ranch dressing in our mac salad. Not too much—just a hint...

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      Lip-Smacking Peach & Whiskey Wings

      1 review

      These sweet, spicy, sticky wings are lip-smacking good! —Sue Falk, Sterling Heights, Michigan


      How to Make Taco Dip

      Learn how to make taco dip from scratch with simple, flavorful ingredients! The easy party appetizer always disappears fast.


      Watermelon Cupcakes

      1 review

      My granddaughter and I bake together each week. She was inspired by her mommy's flavored syrups, so we came up...


      Stuffed Smoky Pork Burgers

      These smoky pork burgers are far from ordinary. The ground pork makes them juicy and extra flavorful. Stuffing them takes...


      Andes Mint Cookies

      Transform your favorite candy into a baked treat! These Andes mint cookies are better than any after-dinner mint. —Taste of...


      Saucy Tempeh Sloppy Joes

      I grew up eating sloppy joe sandwiches and can't get enough of the messy deliciousness. Even though I eat meatless...