Tailgating Recipes

These tailgating recipes are tops, whether you’re partying in the parking lot or at home. We have game day covered, with appetizers, desserts and more tailgate ideas to win over the crowd.

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Cheesy, Spicy, Salty, Craveable Tailgate Recipes to Wash Down With a Beer

Some foods just go hand-in-hand with tailgating. Like jalapeno poppers, nacho dip, spicy wings and Buffalo chicken everything. These super craveable tailgate recipes are the ones that disappear from the fold-away table in a flash.

Jalapeno Popper Dip

Here's a fantastic way to deliver all that blazing jalapeno popper taste without the work. Whenever I bring this jalapeno...


Chocolate Chip Dip

Is there a kid alive (or a kid at heart) who wouldn’t gobble up this chocolate chip dip with graham...


Buffalo Chicken Dip

This is the best buffalo chicken dip recipe! Whenever I bring buffalo dip to a tailgate or potluck, everyone asks...


Beefy Taco Dip

This taco dip is actually a combination of several different recipes I received from friends. I just experimented until I...

Best-Ever Stuffed Mushrooms

At party time, I bring out a platter of my easy stuffed mushrooms. I like to make mine with reduced-fat...


Air-Fryer Chicken Legs

For years, I tried to find the perfect bottled barbecue sauce for chicken legs. After a few years, I threw...

Strawberry-Pineapple Coleslaw

Sweet fruit, a tangy coleslaw dressing and colorful crisp cabbage make a wonderful combination to share with others. I think...


Air-Fryer Taco Kabobs

We typically think of the grill when making kabobs but your air fryer does an equally good job in the...


Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

I had to figure out how to make Hawaiian Macaroni Salad at home because my husband was getting tired of...


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Burger Sliders with Secret Sauce

These sliders are super easy to put together and are always a hit! I love that they are "fast food"...

Buffalo Chicken Crescent Rolls

My husband loves Buffalo wings, but they are so messy! These Buffalo chicken rolls are mess-free and always go fast...


Cheesy Meatball Sliders

These meatball sliders are a fun way to serve meatballs at your party without using a slow cooker. Made on...


Chicken Parmesan Burgers

A restaurant-quality burger that's topped with marinara and loaded with cheese—what's not to love? Fresh basil adds even more flavor....


Easy Taco Cups

These zesty little cups rank high on my list of favorites because they combine three things I look for in...


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Carolina-Style Pork Barbecue

I am originally from North Carolina (where swine is divine) and this recipe for the slow cooker is a family...

All-American Hamburgers

We do a lot of camping and outdoor cooking. This all-American, homemade hamburger recipe is on our menu more than...


Shrimp Tostadas with Avocado Salsa

Try this quick and easy entree for a fun Southwest meal idea. A splash of lime in the black beans...


Buffalo Chicken Sliders

I got the idea for these Buffalo chicken sliders from my mom and dad, who'd made a similar version for...


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Three-Bean Baked Beans

I got this recipe from my aunt and made a couple of changes to suit our tastes. With ground beef...


Dill Dip

Be prepared—you'll likely need to make a double batch of this delightful dill dip recipe. One is never enough when...


Best Ever Fried Chicken Wings

For game days, I shake up these saucy wings. When I run out, friends hover by the snack table until...