Tailgating Party Recipes

21 Easy Tailgating Party Recipes for Football Season – football season is here! I’m excited to watch the games with friends and family. The games are great, but I’m all about the tailgates. Here are the best recipes to make for your upcoming tailgates. Dips, finger foods, appetizers. Your football party is guaranteed to score a touchdown if you serve these easy recipes!

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Easy Football Party Food Recipes

College football starts next weekend. Anyone else excited for football to start? After last year, I am ready to hang out with friends and watch games with fans in the stands. I am ready for the games, but I am also excited to start eating all of our favorite football party foods!

Today I am sharing 21 of our favorite tailgating recipes. I’ve got dips, finger foods, sandwiches, snacks. All of these recipes have been made hundreds of thousands of times by Plain Chicken readers. These are the best of the best! Your tailgate is guaranteed to score a touchdown if you serve these easy recipes!

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Tailgating Party Recipes for Football Season

Don’t forget to come back to PlainChicken.com every Friday starting in September for a NEW tailgating recipe! I will be sharing 24 NEW recipes this season to get you from the start of the college football season through the Super Bowl. There are SO many delicious recipes coming up this season! You don’t want to miss them!

You can find all of our Tailgating recipes here: https://www.plainchicken.com/category/recipes/tailgating/

Just click on the photos or recipe titles below to go directly to each recipe. Enjoy!

bowl of cheddar bacon ranch crack dip

Crack Dip

plate of bbq pulled pork puff pastry bites

Pulled Pork Pastry Puffs

plate of sausage & cream cheese biscuit cups

Sausage & Cream Cheese Biscuit Bites

scooping dip from bread bowl

Mississippi Sin Dip

plate of turkey pinwheels

Cracked Out Turkey Pinwheels

platter of jalapeno popper stuffed mushrooms

Jalapeño Popper Mushrooms

bowl of cream cheese sausage dip

3-Ingredient Cream Cheese Sausage Dip

baking dish of cheesy sausage hissy fit dip

Hissy Fit Dip

plate of meatball sub cupcakes

Meatball Sub Cupcakes

platter of taco ranch phyllo bites

Taco Ranch Bites

plate of sausage balls

Cream Cheese Sausage Balls

scooping dip from baking dish

Warm Crack Dip

holding a bacon wrapped cracker

Bacon & Brown Sugar Crackers

platter of crescent rolls stuffed with sausage cream cheese and rotel

Rotel Sausage & Cream Cheese Crescents

roast beef slider on a plate

Awesome Sauce Roast Beef Sandwiches

bowl of fire crackerz

Fire Crackerz

queso dip in foil pan on table

Smoked Queso

baking dish of corn dip with cheddar, bacon & ranch

Cracked Out Corn Dip

baking dish of glazed pigs in a blanket

Glazed Pigs in a Blanket

stack of 3 french dip biscuits

French Dip Biscuits

platter of stuffed celery

Stuffed Celery


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  1. I’ve been following you for yrs. I know that that football season is your heart! You have a vault full of recipes, that I can’t wait to try. Love your kitties too. With a new coach, I hope the best this season. War Eagle my friend from G’ville, Al.

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