50 Make-Ahead Tailgate Foods for Your Tailgate Menu
It’s Tailgating time again! I don’t know about you, but we look forward to the fall season all year long. The weather cools down, we can still be outside and you guessed it, it is football season -GO LIONS! Although tailgating is a fun part of the season, getting your tailgate menu ready can be stressful and make-ahead tailgate foods can help you save time on game day.
Yes, it’s not all beers and bean dips! There is some preparation involved. However, if you find make-ahead tailgate foods to add to your tailgate menu, your early Saturday (college football) or Sunday (NFL) will be a breeze.
Therefore, I have you covered with my fifty plus tailgate recipes that you can make ahead of time and pop in the cooler or bring your crockpot to the tailgate for some cozy chow.
Let the fun times and food roll as you cheer for your team! I’m a home-team kind of girl, so I will be rooting for the Detroit Lions and Central Michigan Chippewas. – ROOOOAR and GO FIRE UP CHIPS!
Put on those football sweatshirts, pack up the cooler and get ready for the big game with these yummy recipes below!
Make-Ahead Tailgate Food for you Tailgate Menu:
Slow Cooker Recipes:
I love a good slow cooker recipe! These recipes will help you stay warm on those chilly fall days.
Slow the Cook Down: Baked Pork Meatballs – Pineapple and Buffalo Sauce
Lemon Blossom: Honey BBQ Slow Cooker Chicken Wings
Evolving Table: Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
Saving Lifestyles: Quick and Easy Crockpot Cocktail Meatballs
Strength and Sunshine: Creamy Nacho Cheese Dip
The Typical Mom: Instapot Salsa Chicken
Drug Store Divas: Time-Saving Slow Cooker BBQ Sausage Bites
Mission to Save: Chunky Crockpot Chili Recipe
Lemon Blossom: Instapot Pulled Pork
Five Minutes For Mom: Texas Sushi Pinwheel Recipe
Emma and Rose: The Best Spicy Chicken Wings
My favorite slow cooker is the Crock-pot 6-Quart programmable carrier. I use this crock-pot and it works well for all of your crock-pot need at home and tailgating.
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This Delicious House: Cream Cheese Bean Dip
and Carmalized Onion Dip
Delicious On a Dime: Pepperoni Pizza Dip (With Cream Cheese)
Utensi: Jalapeno Dip
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Lemon Blossom: Hot and Cheesy Bacon Dip
Recipes From a Pantry: Bacon Cream Cheese Dip
Baked, Broiled, and Basted: Bacon Bean Dip
The Appetizer Girl: Make Ahead Spinach Artichoke Dip
The Rising Spoon: 7 Layer Black Bean Dip
Baked Broiled and Basted: Easy, Fresh Salsa
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And French Onion Dip Recipe
Two Kids and a Coupon: Game Day Bacon and Cheese Potato Skins
Evolving Table: Buffalo Chicken Celery Sticks
The Flavor Bender: Easy Sausage Rolls With Just Three Ingredients (Video Recipe)
Delicious On a Dime: Easy Homemade Pizza Pockets
Food Meanderings: Tortilla Pinwheels
The Salty Pot: Buffalo Chicken Mimi Pepper Appetizer
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Vegan in the Freezer: Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Tortilla Roll-Ups
Taste and See: Meat Lovers Mini Deep Dish Pizzas
VegAnnie: Jalapeno Poppers
Confetti and Bliss: Jalapeno Bacon Deviled Eggs
House of Nash: Homemade Soft Pretzels With Mustard Cheese Dip
Food Meanderings: Quick and Easy Pork and Beef Stove Top Chili
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Low Carb Yum: Ham and Cheese Frittata Muffins
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50 Plus Make Ahead Tailgate Food Conclusion:
With a list of 50 make-ahead tailgate foods, you are bound to find something for your tailgate menu. Tailgating is a time to come together with your fellow fans! Share the love and the food! Let’s hope your team wins this year! GO LIONS!! GO BLUE (My hubby’s team is U of M)!!
Take care – Sarah
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5 Comments on 50 Make-Ahead Tailgate Foods for Your Tailgate Menu
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This list is awesome! You have many great ideas here! But the dips are the ones catching me, Jalapeno dip please!
You have a ton of fabulous ideas. So many fun options to try for tailgating. I think the pepperoni pizza dip looks fun and different. Great post!
We don’t tailgate but these would be great on any Sunday where I just don’t want to cook a meal.
I’m a Spartan from Michigan State! I love the State of Michigan… I just found it too cold in the winter times… but yes I may not be a Detroit Lion fan but now am an avid Dallas Cowboy fan and I love tailgating! I love my slow-cooker and appreciate your recipes you’ve shared!
Wow – what a great list! Love the ease of making crockpot recipes ahead of time. The bacon and cheese potato skins look amazing to me. Definitely going to try some of these recipes.