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

    81 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

    223 reviews

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


    Beefy Taco Dip

    20 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

    24 reviews

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


    Loaded Cowboy Queso

    Loaded Cowboy Queso is the ultimate football dip! This easy appetizer loaded with cheese, beer, black beans, tomatoes and sausage...

    How to Make Texas Twinkies

    If you're a fan of jalapeno poppers, you're going to have to try these brisket-filled Texas Twinkies.



    Iced Oatmeal Apple Toffee Cookies

    1 review

    There’s nothing quite like the classic iced oatmeal cookie, but when you add in toffee bits and apples, things get...


    Chicken and Zucchini Foil Packs

    I enjoy foil-wrapped dinners cooked on the grill, especially because there are no pots or pans to wash. You can...

    Kentucky Coleslaw

    4 reviews

    We love going to Kentucky Fried Chicken. Although we enjoy the chicken, we actually go for the coleslaw. We buy...


    Low-Carb Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

    These cheesecake bars have four delectable layers: a buttery crust, a creamy cheesecake filling, chocolaty morsels and a crumbly topping....




    Air-Fryer Chicken Legs

    For years, I tried to find the perfect bottled barbecue sauce for chicken legs. After a few years, I threw...

    Strawberry-Pineapple Coleslaw

    3 reviews

    Sweet fruit, a tangy coleslaw dressing and colorful crisp cabbage make a wonderful combination to share with others. I think...


    Air-Fryer Taco Kabobs

    We typically think of the grill when making kabobs but your air fryer does an equally good job in the...


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    55 Hot Dip Recipes to Keep You Warm at Your Next Tailgate

    These hot dip recipes will score a major touchdown at the next tailgate before the big game!


    Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

    3 reviews

    I had to figure out how to make Hawaiian Macaroni Salad at home because my husband was getting tired of...


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    60 Football Foods No One Can Resist (Ever!)

    Football food should be cheesy, delicious and fit for a crowd. Check out our list of addictive game day food...


    Jalapeno Sliders with Crispy Onions

    My husband and I love spicy foods, and this recipe was an excellent step up from a typical burger. It...


    Zesty Citrus Snack Mix

    This snack mix combines two of my favorite snacks (pita chips and roasted garbanzo beans) with nuts, pretzels and a...


    Pumpkin Cheesecake Empanadas

    1 review

    These cute pumpkin cheesecake empanadas make the perfect treat—and we love that they are baked and not fried! —Taste of...


    Dill Pickle Dip

    4 reviews

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

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    Slow-Cooker Al Pastor Bowls

    5 reviews

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


    My Juicy Lucy

    5 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

    2 reviews

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


    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

    2 reviews

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


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    Burger Sliders with Secret Sauce

    7 reviews

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