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

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


      Chocolate Chip Dip

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


      Buffalo Chicken Dip

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


      Beefy Taco Dip

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

      Best-Ever Stuffed Mushrooms

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


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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!

      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

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


      My Juicy Lucy

      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 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

      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

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


      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...


      Polynesian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

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

      Cubano Macaroni Salad

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


      Caprese Macaroni Salad

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


      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....


      Grecian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

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


      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

      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

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

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      Barbecue Macaroni Salad

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


      Lip-Smacking Peach & Whiskey Wings

      These sweet, spicy, sticky chicken wings are lip-smacking good! You could use fresh peaches in place of canned, but if...


      How to Make Taco Dip

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


      Stuffed Smoky Pork Burgers

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


      Watermelon Cupcakes

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


      Andes Mint Cookies

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