Don’t let an early football game cramp your tailgating style. Kick off your game day festivities with these portable and finger-friendly breakfast recipes.
Cheesy Sausage BallsEveryone will love these easy Cheesy Sausage Balls. To make ahead, cover and refrigerate unbaked balls up to 24 hours; or place in a heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag and freeze unbaked balls up to 1 month. Bake frozen balls at 375° for 22 to 25 minutes or until done.
Quick Buttermilk BiscuitsIt only takes three ingredients to make quick, from-scratch buttermilk biscuits. Fill biscuits with thinly sliced ham, if desired.
Classic Banana Bread
Put your overripe bananas to good use and make a loaf of banana bread. We love this bread's moist texture and simple flavor. Banana bread should form a crack down the center as it bakes--a sign the baking soda is doing its job. Serve toasted with a smear of cream cheese, greek yogurt, or peanut and top with mixed nuts, if desired. You can even customize your bread with a crunchy streusal topping that the kids will love.
Biscuit Cinnamon Sweet RollsServe up these Cinnamon Rolls for a sweet breakfast treat. Make sure the butter you spread over the tender dough is very soft; otherwise, the dough will tear.
Buttermilk Chicken and WafflesThis bite-sized version of Chicken and Waffles is sure to be a fan favorite. Keep waffles warm in a 200° oven up to 30 minutes before assembling.
Sausage-Hash Brown Breakfast CasseroleCombine frozen hash brown potatoes with sausage, eggs, and cheese to make a hearty breakfast casserole to serve at your tailgate.
Overnight Coffee Crumble CakePep up your tailgate with a warm slice of Overnight Coffee Crumble Cake. A splash of bourbon adds richness and umph to the powdered sugar glaze that's drizzled over this homemade coffee cake.
Sausage BallsThese 3-ingredient Sausage Balls is the perfect finger food for your morning tailgate.
Scrambled Egg Muffin SlidersServe up these breakfast-style sliders at your next morning tailgate.
Fruit Kebabs with Honey-Yogurt Dipping SauceFor a healthier breakfast tailgate option, dip fresh fruit skewers into a honey-spiked yogurt sauce.
Bloody Mary Punch
Instead of stirring all the ingredients together, serve optional shots of vodka on the side, and let guests add it or not.
Sausage RollsThese delicious sausage rolls are the perfect budget and finger-friendly food to serve at your morning tailgate.
Ham-Stuffed Biscuits With Mustard ButterUse your favorite sliced, baked ham to stuff into these soft biscuits, and slather with plenty of Mustard Butter.
Bananas Foster BreadThis adult interpretation switches all of the sugar to brown sugar and cooks the mashed bananas with butter and cognac or dark rum. And it's topped with a slightly boozy glaze.
Biscuit BLTsTry this Southern twist on a classic sandwich combination for an easy-to-pick up tailgate breakfast.
Fried Chicken Thighs & BiscuitsTwo Southern icons make the ultimate sandwich, generously topped with pickled green tomatoes and local Raleigh honey.
Pimiento Cheese BiscuitA true Southern combination, Cornbread Biscuits are piled with a dollop of pimiento cheese, crisp bacon, and pickled jalapeños.
This batter can also be baked as 2 (8- x 4-inch) loaves. (You'll need to increase the bake time to about 1 hour.) Spread the Cream Cheese-Honey Filling on the warm bread, or use as a topping for French toast.
Mini Bacon QuichesThese bite-sized quiches won’t last long on your tailgate table.
Pumpkin-Cranberry Coffee CakeThis moist, pretty cake features your favorite fall flavors--warm spices, tangy cranberries, and sweet maple syrup.
Pumpkin-Honey-Beer BreadMade with beer, pumpkin, and pumpkin pie spice, a loaf of this bread is full of fall flavors that football fans will love.
Sausage-Cheese MuffinsMake these savory muffins for a flavorful addition to your tailgate spread. With only 5 ingredients, the hardest part will be sharing them with your guests.
Best-Ever SconesWhen reader Betty Joyce Mills from Birmingham shared her recipe for scones (she stirs a half cup of sweetened dried cranberries into the dough), we thought they were the best we had ever tasted. Never fearing too much of a good thing, we created eight sweet and savory variations.
Old Bay Bloody MaryNot your standard Bloody Mary, this one derives its kick from Old Bay seasoning, concocted with 18 spices and herbs, and fresh horseradish. Have a variety of hot sauces on hand for Bloody Mary connoisseurs who like to turn up the heat.
These 6-ingredient biscuits get a spicy kick from jalapeno pepper.
Orange and Cinnamon-Dusted Donut HolesDonut holes should be warm and doughy and coated in sugar. This gluten-free version is just that--and more.
Grilled French Toast KebabsMake these breakfast-style kebabs the night before serving, use day-old break, cut each bread cube to include some crust, and soak the skewers for perfect results.
Cheesy Sausage Roll-Ups
These southwestern-style roll-ups require just 5 ingredients.
Breakfast CookiesThese grab-and-go breakfast bites taste indulgent, but they’re made with whole wheat flour, nuts, and dried fruit.
Pumpkin-Chocolate Chip MuffinsPumpkin puree and seeds give these muffins a seasonal flavor making them perfect for fall tailgating.
Toffee-Apple DipCombine crispy candy bits with cream cheese and brown sugar for a sweet, creamy toffee apple dip that pairs perfectly with fresh fruit.
Bourbon and Blood Orange BlastIntroduce a nontraditional cocktail recipe to a summertime party with this bourbon-infused drink. Fresh mint adds a fragrant note, while turbinado sugar adds festive sparkle.
Sausage, Gravy, and Egg Breakfast Sandwiches
This sandwich will rival what you get at the drive-through. Freezing the gravy in ice-cube trays makes portioning easy. For freezing and heating instructions, see below.
Bacon-Cheddar Corn MuffinsThe sharper the cheddar, the more intense the flavor will be in these Bacon-Cheddar Corn Muffins. Experiment with different cheeses to find a perfect match for these savory muffins.