Tailgate Food

Best Tailgating Recipes and Ideas for Football


Football season means it’s time for tailgating and game day food. No matter what the final score is, you’ll be winning with these crowd-pleasing recipes. Whether you’re grilling in the parking lot pre-game, hosting a party at home, or looking for the perfect tailgating food to bring to a friend’s get-together, we’ve got all the tailgating recipes you need to kickoff game day right. 

Tip: Super Easy Dips

Wondering what to bring tailgating when you need something fast, easy and delicious? Mix 1-3 tablespoons of your favorite seasoning into 1 cup of sour cream or plain yogurt, grab some chips, pretzels, or veggies for dipping, and you’ll be ready for game day in no time!

Super Easy Dips Recipes from Savory Spice

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Quick & Easy Tailgate Food

Sometimes you’re just too busy to cook a full spread, even during football season. But that doesn’t mean you have to go without tasty eats on game day. Just whip up one of these super simple snacks and spend your time focusing on what’s really important - cheering on your team.  


Tailgate Snacks & Appetizers

When you show up with these, you’ll be the MVP of tailgating. Cheesy, salty, creamy, spicy - there’s something to satisfy every craving. Munch on snacks from kickoff to the final play with small bites that are packed with big flavor.  


Tailgating Recipes to Make Ahead

Prepping food ahead of time makes for stress-free tailgating. Stay out of the kitchen and away from the grill on game day and spend your time focusing on what’s really important - relaxation and football.   


Tailgating Breakfast Ideas

Early games call for early tailgating fun. So what should you make when it’s too early for BBQ and burgers? Tailgate breakfast-style with these tasty recipes that will keep you full through the 4th quarter.


Tailgate Sandwiches and Burgers

Celebrate game day with crowd-pleasing burgers and sandwiches. Loaded with flavor-packed combos, these are some of the best eats between two buns. Making these on game day is a guaranteed touchdown.


Tailgating At Home

When you stay home for the game, you’ve got a lot more food options to choose from. It’s easier to make more complex dishes from the comfort of your own kitchen, plus access to an oven expands your options even further. But be careful, when you add these recipes to your game day menu, you may end up hosting all season long.