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...


    Loaded Cowboy Queso

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



    Air-Fryer Taco Kabobs

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


    Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

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

    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...


    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...


    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"...


    How to Make Taco Dip

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


    Andes Mint Cookies

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


    What Is Pimiento Cheese and Why Everyone (Not Just Southerners) Should Try It

    Are you really asking "what is pimiento cheese?" Well, take it from a Southerner on why this spread is a...


    Obatzda (German Cheese Dip)

    Obatzda, otherwise known as German beer cheese dip, is so delicious and creamy. It's the perfect dip to make the...


    Sweet Hoosier Dog Sauce

    In our area of Indiana, we love sweet coney sauce on our hot dogs! Our town still has an old...


    Sloppy Joe Meatball Subs

    A mashup of two favorite recipes, these sloppy joe meatball subs are certainly unique. I love to make them on...

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    Chicken Cordon Bleu Sliders

    Sandwiches are my favorite food, so I’m always searching for new ideas. I like sloppy joes and wondered if I...


    Easy Puppy Chow

    This easy puppy chow recipe uses a whole package of cereal, so there's less messy measuring. And it makes enough...


    Devil’s Food Snack Cake

    My husband and his friends request this devil's food snack cake for camping trips because it’s easy to transport. That...


    Jicama and Black Bean Salad

    There are so many colorful items in this black bean salad, there is no need for a garnish. The jicama...


    Buffalo Chicken Crescent Rolls

    My husband loves Buffalo wings, but they are so messy! These Buffalo chicken rolls are mess-free and always go fast...


    Savory Cracker Snack Mix

    A Taste of Home recipe inspired this one! Because I love everything bagel seasoning, I decided to give this...