Football Tailgate Menu

Having friends over this Sunday to watch the game? Try some of our crowd-pleasing Tailgate favorites.

7 Layer Dip


Creamy Spinach Dip

From Eating Well

A healthier alternative to classic Ranch dressings. Perfect with crudites or pita chips.


Longhorn Tequila Wings

From Food52/thirschfeld

Though these are three-step wings, they are super easy to make. It's even easier to clean the plate.


TGI Friday’s Potato Skins

From Johnson

A gathering of friends to watch the football game would not be complete with fried potato skins.


7-Layer Bean Dip


Everyone’s favorite dip is a football party must. Start with hot refried beans, then add cheese -- the heat of the beans will melt the cheese. And who says it can only be 7 layers?


Crisp and Spicy Snack Mix

From Cooking Light

An easy to make combination of pretzels and crackers with a kick of spice. Mix with salted or honey roasted nuts for the ultimate sweet and spicy snack mix.




Main Dishes:

Bobby Flay’s Beef and Black Bean Chili with Toasted Cumin Crema and Avocado Relish

From Food Network

A couple kinds of chilies in this chili helps give it a deeper flavor. 


Vegetarian Chili

From Herbivoracious

A hearty vegetarian alternative, which can also be made vegan. Is also great to make this on a weekend and then save for easy, healthy weeknight dinners.





Football Cupcakes

From Hostess with the Mostess

Take dressing your cupcakes up with your team’s colors to the next level with these football inspired forms.


Baked’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Crispy Bars

From Cate's World Kitchen

Like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, but better: an addition of rice crispies!