Tailgating food is the incredible art of eating and drinking as much as possible before an important sports event. This could be in the parking lot outside the stadium, or at someone’s house for pre-drinks. It nearly always involves alcohol for drinks, but what about food? Delicious food makes sure you stay fueled all day and makes the day that more enjoyable.
We’ve prepared a list of easy tailgating foods that can be prepared the day before or even on the same day, if you’re willing to get up extra early.
Easy tailgate food
1. Cajun Sausage Puffs With Bourbon Mustard
Some packaged puff pastry and these Cajun Sausage Puffs are easily put together. An upgraded version of pigs in a blanket and unbelievably easy to prepare. Get the recipe at Country Living.
2. Bee’s Knees Shandy
Want something even more refreshing than beer? A gin-based cocktail including the beer of your choice. Incredibly cool and refreshing. Get the recipe at Country Living.
3. Chunky Guacamole
Instead of a big bowl of green mush, why not mix these ingredients together to create… chunky guacamole? Chips and guac is everyone’s favorite – especially now that you can easily eat it in chunks. Get the recipe at Gimme Some Oven.
4. Easiest Ever Football Bean Dip
A delicious dip with a balance of creamy beans, tangy sour cream and a sharp cheese. Delicous when combined with Pace® Chunky Salsa. Get the recipe at My Chinet.
Other tailgate food ideas
5. Mac & cheese
Mac & cheese is a classic for all tailgate parties. And if you’re missing the meat, add some bacon on top to make it a favorite!
6. Hot dogs
The hot dog is an ideal food for tailgating. You can put as many toppings as you want, goes down easy and pairs well with beer. It’s easy to make and simple to transport – a must have at any tailgating party.
7. Cowboy Caviar Recipe
A salad that was first created in the 1940s – a fun and colorful recipe. It’s healthy and a great add to the combo of foods. You can find the classic version on Culinary Hill.
8. Bacon Crackers
An easy to make snack: cheese, bacon and crackers. But bacon on a cracker, and it’s an appetizer that any meat lover can get behind. Find the recipe at Tip Hero.
9. Mini Italian Skewers
The perfect dish that travels well and that doesn’t need maintenance to keep warm or cold when enjoying company. Easy to make and delicious to eat! Get the recipe at Listotic.
10. Spicy Chicken Cheeseballs!
A simple recipe that just requires mixing all ingredients in a bowl, rolling the balls and baking for 20 minutes. Delicious and goes well with hot sauce. Get the recipe at EveryDay Made Fresh.
11. BBQ Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites
You can’t go wrong with chicken wrapped in bacon – easy tailgate food that goes well with pretty much anything else! And you only need a total of 3 ingredients! Get the recipe at Tidy Mom
What are your favorite tailgate foods?