25 Fan-Favorite Tailgate Food Recipes

It’s almost Fall, y’all!

That means one thing around these parts… football!  By football, I mean loads of yummy football food and incredible tailgate food recipes.

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Be sure to check out all of these yummy recipes that are sure to be a hit at your tailgating party this year…

pepperoni pretzel pizza bites

Pepperoni Pretzel Pizza Bites by Sweet Pea’s Kitchen

Black Bean Salsa

World’s Best Black Bean and Corn Salsa by At the Picket Fence

honey barbecue chicken sandwiches

Slow Cooker Honey Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches by Love Grows Wild

buffalo chicken bites

Buffalo Chicken Bites by Pocket Change Gourmet

mini seven layer dips

Individual Mini Seven Layer Dips by The Girl Who Ate Everything

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Gameday Sausage Roll-Ups by Dreaming in Color

warm crab dip

Warm Crab Dip with Caramelized Onions by Uncommon Designs

smoky blue cheese dip

Smoky Blue Cheese Dip by Eclectically Vintage

football shaped sandwiches

Football Shaped Sandwiches by Pocket Change Gourmet

broccoli salad recipe

The Best Broccoli Salad by The Space Between

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Bacon Refried Bean and Cream Cheese Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers by Katie’s Cucina


Game Day Beef Dip by Uncommon Designs

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Baked Buffalo Queso Fresco Wings by Katie’s Cucina

shrimp salsa

Shrimp Salsa by Homework

toffee caramel apple dip

Toffee Caramel Apple Dip by Uncommon Designs

Nacho Bar

Nacho Bar by C.R.A.F.T.

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Game Day Big Mac Cheeseburger Dip by First Home Love Life

ham and swiss sliders

Ham and Swiss Sliders by Chef In Training

BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders

BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders by Mom Endeavors

tailgate food chili cheese pigs in a blanket

Chili Cheese Pigs in a Blanket by Raegun Ramblings

old fashion cole slaw

Old Fashioned Coleslaw by Miss Information

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Grilled Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers by Mad in Crafts

buffalo chicken dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip by Balancing Beauty and Bedlam

mini corn dog muffins

Mini Corn Dog Muffins by Gridiron Girl

Have we got you in the mood for yummy tailgate food and football? Well, make sure to check out our other Tailgating Ideas to set the perfect table, including our fun Astro Turf Drink Coozies…they will make you smile!

tailgating ideas collage

You may also like our tried and true Pimiento Cheese Dip Recipe

pimiento cheese dip

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  1. Thanks so much for featuring my pulled pork sliders! We can’t wait for football season! :)

  2. All of these recipes look great! Thank you for featuring my wings and stuffed jalapeno’s!

  3. This is why football exists!! Yum

  4. Thanks for infusing my Gameday Roll-ups!

  5. Love it all! And you’ve given us so much inspiration :) I especially love the AstroTurf as a table cloth! Great idea xo

  6. Ok.. I may or may have a secret love affair with tailgating food. This looks awesome and a great resource, thanks for sharing at Show Stopper Saturdays girls! :)

  7. Looks so great!! We do the Buffalo Dip and the Bacon Wrapped jalepenos at every tailgate. We have a healthy version of the 7 layer dip, and my personal contributions are homemade rice krispie treats and those bisquick sausage balls! Perfect for an early morning tailgate before a noon game! Hope to run into you Tiger Fans!!

  8. Thanks Ladies! What a great roundup

  9. Dawn Salano says:

    What great recipes. I’ve made the Ham & Cheese Sliders for a few parties and WOW were they a HIT and sooooo delicious!!! I would highly recommend these for anytime! Thanks for the recipe! :)


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