September 14, 2022

Score Big With These Football Tailgate Recipes

General, Healthy Living, Nutrition

Football season is finally upon us. For many of us, that means watching our favorite team in person or from the comfort of our own home. Whether you plan to tailgate or have friends come over, these recipes will have everyone cheering even before your team takes the field.

Walking Tacos in a Bag

Holding onto a plate while standing during a tailgate may be difficult for some, especially when the gloves come out near the end of fall. This walking taco recipe is perfect for any tailgate and will have your friends running (not walking!) for more.


Honeysuckle White ground turkey

Taco or steak seasoning

Olive oil

Mini corn chip bags

Kidney beans

Red onion

Shredded lettuce



Tomato based salad dressing (optional but delicious; try Dorothy Lynch)

Optional: cheese

For the full recipe, visit White Kitchen Red Wine.

Gluten Free Soft Pretzels

Hard pretzels are a mainstay among tailgates and parties, but why not incorporate soft pretzels — gluten-free to boot! — into your next tailgate? Pair with your favorite mustard or cheese for dipping.


1 1/3 cup all-purpose gluten-free flour

2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast

1/2 tsp fine sea salt

1 teaspoon coconut sugar

1/2 cup warm water

1 egg

1 tablespoon honey

Coconut oil

Melted butter

Coarse sea salt for dusting

For the full recipe, visit Free People.

Buffalo Chicken Dip Bites

Appetizers are a favorite among football fans, especially at tailgates. These buffalo chicken dip bites help satisfy that spicy craving — and they’re also mess-free to eat!


8 ounces cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup (or more) Frank’s red hot buffalo wing sauce

1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles

1 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken

1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

2 cans Pillsbury Crescent Recipe Creations refrigerated seamless dough sheet

For the full recipe, visit A Classic Twist.

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