Tasty Tailgating Recipes for a Food-Lover’s Football Season

Tackle your tailgating party with a winning snack attack your guests will cheer! We’ve drafted a lineup of our best bloggers to create delicious dishes that are begging to be passed. From sandis and chili to clever cocktails to wash it all down with, we’ve made sure that you’re doing game day the right way.

Pressed Italian Sandis

By Shanna Schad of pineappleandcoconut.com

Presto! Pressed Italian Sandis are delicious, on-the-go snacks for a tailgating party they’ll all be talking about.


Over-the-Top Bloody Marys

By Andrea Ament of saltycanary.com

Statement-making Bloody Marys with massive garnishes will score HUGE points with even the most discerning superfans. Andrea Ament gives you a garnish game plant that includes unexpected plays like fried eggs, waffles, mini hot dogs, onion rings, peppers and crab claws.



Pulled Pork Bar 

By Loriann Cargill Bustos of thymeforcocktails.com

This is nacho ordinary game day buffet. Perfect pulled pork, cooked slowly and served with a selection of sides like tomatoes, cheese, cilantro and spicy sauces takes nachos, pizza, mini burritos and more to the next level.


The Cuban Bul Cocktail 

By Kristin Guy at dinexdesign.com

Pronounced “bool,” the Cuban Bul Cocktail has been waiting on the sidelines for its chance to score. Mix this concoction of lime, ginger beer and sweetener for a sip that promises to be your party’s MVP. It’s a sweet, spicy sip with a hint of citrus snap–a flavor combo that makes everyone a winner!


Tailgating Texas Chili 

By Katie Workman of themom100.com

Everyone knows it’s not a tailgating party without chili, and every region has its own special recipes. This Texas-style version has a southwest spicy kick that’s just what your guests need to stay in the game. It’s bean-free and full of big flavors, cooled by Lone Star state-sized helpings of cheese, avocado and sour cream.


Still feeling snacky? Check out our top five desserts that give game day a gourmet kick.


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