11 Quick and Easy Tailgate Recipes
November 16, 2015
These low-stress dishes will keep you fed throughout the game
Pizza Roll Up
Whether you’re cooking out by the stadium, firing up the grill in your own backyard, or staying warm and watching the game indoors, one thing is certain: You and your fellow fans need some sustenance to get you through to the fourth quarter. While some game day dishes can be complicated — just look up snack stadiums (building football stadiums out of food) on Pinterest — these tried and true recipes are quick and easy dishes you can bang out before kickoff without sacrificing flavor, leaving you with more time to enjoy the game.
Artichoke Spinach Dip
Football season only picks up as the temperature drops, meaning this warm dip will be welcomed at your tailgate. With crunchy artichokes, thick sour cream, and an array of cheeses, this dip is the perfect comfort food to snack on when you’re chilled to the bone.
Creamy Crock-Pot Queso
We love the cheesy gooey goodness of queso. The chunky, cold queso from a jar? Not so much. Make your queso in your Crock-Pot to ensure proper creaminess with minimal effort. Keep your Crock-Pot on low to keep the cheese dip melty and warm throughout your tailgate.
If you love the flavor of pizza, but want something a bit more portable for your parking lot tailgate, look no further than this pizza roll-up recipe! These homemade roll-ups combine ground meat, mozzarella cheese, and sweet Italian marinara sauce for a satisfying grab-and-go snack.
Quick and Crispy Buffalo Wings
Slow-Cooker Sausage and Meatball Bites
Slow-Cooker Teriyaki Chicken and Mac Salad Sliders
If you're looking for something that'll stick to your ribs while tailgating, look no further than these bite-sized teriyaki chicken and mac salad sliders. They’re loaded with carbs and meat, so you’ll be able to both satisfy your cravings and stay full throughout the game.
Sweet and Spicy Slow-Cooker Chili
Slow-cooker chili is a crowd pleaser. It’s perfect for game day because it’s easy to set and let cook while you're enjoying the tailgate with your buddies. Top with chopped onions, Cheddar cheese, or sour cream for an extra kick, or make a chili bar and let your guests customize their own bowls.