Tailgating Party Recipes

25 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. Is anyone else excited for football to start? 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 25 of our favorite tailgating recipes. I’ve got dips, finger foods, sandwiches, and 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 25 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/

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

tray of tater tot bites with text overlay

Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Cups

plate of sausage & cream cheese biscuit cups

Sausage & Cream Cheese Biscuit Bites

scooping dip from bread bowl

Mississippi Sin Dip

platter of chicken tortilla pinwheel sandwiches

Crack Chicken Pinwheels

plate of sausage rolls with text overlay

Puff Pastry Sausage Rolls

stuffed mushrooms on a baking sheet with text overlay

Buffalo Chicken Stuffed 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

bowl of pizza dip with text overlay

Creamy Pizza Dip

plate of sausage balls

Cheddar Bay Sausage Balls

baking dish of crack chicken dip

Warm Crack Chicken Dip

plate of ham & cheese puffs

Ham Puffs

platter of crescent rolls stuffed with sausage cream cheese and rotel

Rotel Sausage & Cream Cheese Crescents

platter of roast beef & cheddar sliders

Beef & Cheddar Sliders

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

plate of brats in a blanket with text overlay

Brats in a Blanket


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  1. I have gotten your recipes for years. Our son and his wife host Football Saturdays every season; and, your recipes are always my go-to foods. As the parents of a former AU cheerleader, they always have a War Eagle theme!! You’ll find a mixture of team fans; but, they all love my Plain Chicken recipes. Right beside their awesome outdoor porch grows a Toomer’s tree from the Ag Dept’s fundraiser. Keep the recipes coming and making me look like a real cook (I always give you credit though).

  2. 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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