Tailgate party snacks go with football season like Dan and Rosanne, June and Ward, Weezy and George, hat and gloves, socks and shoes… Well you get the idea.
Football season is almost upon us and the Miller family couldn’t be happier! Laugh if you must but my husband and I are avid Cleveland Browns fans. Despite their struggles for even a .500 season, we still adore our Brownies.
The way I see it, we have two possible starters at QB in Cody Kessler and Brock Osweiler. Neither are the long term answer but Deshone Kizer looks like a rookie with great potential. Throw in a great first round draft choice in Myles Garrett and a totally beefed up offensive line and the Browns look to be at least entertaining this year.
In case the Brown have another disappointing season in the long line of disappointing seasons, we have tailgate food to look forward to. Let’s face it, tailgate food is just plain awesome. Here are some awesome game day food ideas to keep you going.
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Tailgate party snack chicken wings and tenders
Bourbon caramel-glazed wings are a unique finger lickin’ experience. Tailgate foods don’t get better than this. Perfect easy finger food recipes for a crowd.
Hold on to your jersey’s and brace for impact with these smoky habanero barbecue grilled chicken wings. Fire these up on your tailgate grill.
These Extra crispy baked chicken wings with garlic and paprika are baked and pack a great flavorful taste.
Crispy Baked Buffalo Chicken Tenders are coated with homemade buffalo sauce and then dredged in crunchy toasted panko breadcrumbs.
Baked Mango Buffalo Wing are oven baked and ready to go for gameday. This is must have tailgating food.
Tailgate party snack dips and sauces
SOMBRERO DIP is a cheesy, beefy dip with green pimento olives added to it to jazz it up. Party snacks like this one are sure to be a hit.
Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip is a spicy, hot dip with chicken. Be sure to try this tailgate food at the next game.
Best ever Texas caviar dip appetizer is a dip with beans and peas lime juice and jalapeno peppers give it a kick
The best tailgate dips all contain bacon. Bacon cheddar dip is a delectable dip with bacon and cheese inside a bowl of sourdough bread. Game day food like this one will make lots of friends.
This tailgate food recipe will satisfy those Mexican cravings. Chipotle quesadillas with minty mango salsa is a spicy quesadilla with a flavorful mint mango salsa.
Frito pie dip is a creamy, cheesy chili pie dip.
Football food ideas can be creative but this one inspires me. Pig skin cheese ball is a classic cheeseball great for snacking on.
This fully loaded guacamole will be a sure fire hit on your next tailgating menu.
Tailgate party snack nachos
You can’t have an ultimate tailgate with out BBQ. BBQ nachos have a traditional cheese sauce nacho with pulled pork.
Loaded Mediterranean cauliflower nachos are a unique nacho dish and a fan favorite. This dish would be a perfect tailgate brunch idea.
Classic football food ideas always include nachos. Cheesy game day black bean nachos are a hearty nacho heavy on the black beans.
Baked potato nachos are perfect if you love loaded baked potatoes.
Tailgate party snack poppers, boats, and wedges
Cream cheese jalapeno poppers with bacon are a meaty flavored popper great for parties.
Mushroom arancini are a mozzarella filled risotto ball. Try these at your next tailgate party.
Bacon wrapped shrimp jalapeno poppers are spicy meaty poppers great for watching the big game.
Black bean taco cups are a portable wat to get Mexican goodness in your mouth.
Pepperoni pizza poppers are a bite size way to enjoy pizza.
Bacon wrapped kielbasa bites are a savory, sweet, meaty treat.
Tailgate bites are mini tacos in a tortilla container.
Sweet and Salty pineapple jalapeno poppers are a non traditional popper that tastes fantastic.
Bacon and tailgate traditions go hand in hand. Bacon wrapped jalapeno peppers is a low carb popper that is divine.
Healthy hummus stuffed peppers a great tailgating snack for those watching their waistlines.
Tailgate food ideas like this one are a win win. Nutty shrimp lettuce boats a high protein appetizer with intense flavor.
Gameday food like this won’t last long. Taco boats are a great way to make tacos portable for game watching.
Potato wedges are a perfect way to accompany hot sausage sandwiches at an outdoor tailgate party.
Tailgate party snack sandwiches, pockets, and blankets
Quick BBQ pork should be a staple at every tailgating party
Gluten free pigs in a blanket are great for those watching gluten intake.
BBQ and football blend well together. Pulled bbq carrots are a snack ideal for those monitoring their weight.
Gluten free pulled barbecue chicken sandwich is great for those watching their gluten intake.
Pizza tarts are a bite sized way to snack on pizza.
Tailgate party snack desserts
Tailgaters cracker toffee is buttery ,chocolate delight.
Healthy snickers ice cream bites are a tasty, healthy treat.
Pumpkin spice smores trifles are a great desert for fall and football season. Tailgating food and pumpkin are a nice pair.
Funfetti cake dip is a way to dip your favorite cookie or cracker into a sweet, delicious dip.
Reese pretzel football cookies are cookies that are chocolaty and have coconut in them designed to look like footballs
Chocolate football cake balls are chocolaty cake crumbles designed to look like footballs
Brownie batter dip is a scrumptious chocolate dip that you can dip apple slices, graham crackers or pretzels into.
Chocolate and vanilla frosted treats that will make any Superbowl, college, or high school game legendary. The gooey chocolate will be a hit at your next party or get together.
The best tailgate food, side dishes and miscellaneous appetizers
These sweet and spicy wings will make your next football party a huge success. Be sure to bring plenty of wet wipes. Try these on the tailgate grill.
BBQ slow cooker meatballs are a big hit with nearly everyone on the planet with a pulse. Tailgating food doesn’t get better than this.
Lasagna and Mexican fusion in one dish. This will score with the football party crowd.
Italian sausage is a staple at any tailgating event. These stuffed mushrooms will be sure to please.
Spicy crockpot meatballs are perfect for any social gathering. Who doesn’t like meatballs?
Not only are these a beauty to look at but they are delicious as well. Pizza and football go hand and hand. This is football food at its finest.
Even if your favorite team isn’t doing so well, this Creamy Ginger Egg Salad recipe will surely make up for it. If it’s cold outside, you won’t have to worry about heating it up.
Tailgating drink recipes
A Bloody Mary is the perfect drink to get your spirits soaring for football. Just make sure you don’t drink too many!
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