10 Tailgating Recipes For The 2018 Football Season – Football season is about to be in full swing which means it’s time to set up your tailgate season of good food and drink. Spice up your tailgating repertoire this year with these 10 tailgating recipes for the 2018 football season. From appetizer to desert, we’ve got options for all.


It is always a good idea to have a few pre-prepped foods on hand as soon as you set-up your tailgate for those who arrive early and hungry. As the game gets a-going, stop those tummy rumbles with some Roasted Corn Salsa and Smoky Ranch Dip. These dippy, delicious appetizers pair perfectly with veggies or tortilla chips.


It’s not a game day if a grill isn’t involved. If you’re a king or queen of the grill, you may want to try throwing on some savory Grilled Popper Peppers. These 3-cheese stuffed peppers are sure to please every palate. If it’s meat you need, make this tasty Honey BBQ Chicken. It’s easy to make, and you likely have everything you need in your fridge for prep.

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For chillier game days, try the appropriately named Touchdown Chili. All you need is some canned veggies, ground beef, and a huge pot. If you’re not in the mood for chili, why not brew up some Brats and Beer Cheddar Chowder? This recipe has all the down-home ingredients you need to warm up your belly and body.


To satisfy the sweet tooth, throw together football themed desserts. You really can’t go wrong with the recipe for Peanut-Butter Caramel Candy Bites. Decorate the “bites” with team colored candies to show your loyalty. Furthermore, no one can resist this recipe for Football Brownies. These brownies are shaped like a football and are a delicious treat.


Beer is great and a pretty standard beverage for any tailgate. However, it’s not for everyone. For a satisfying tailgate cocktail, mix up some big batches of a traditional Bloody Mary Mix. Make the mix the night before, haul it to the tailgate site, and set up a Bloody Mary bar so guests can customize their drinks. For more a fruity tailgate option, throw together some easy, No Soak Sangria. No chopping required for this tasty mix.

Throw your own unique tailgate party or bring one of these great recipes to a friend’s party. Either way makes sure to kick off the 2018 tailgate season with some delicious goodies as your cheer your team to the win!