Top Tailgating Treats of the SEC

These are the top snacks, appetizers, drinks and deserts that are essential to a successful Saturday tailgate in the Southeastern Conference.

  • Roll Tide Breakfast Rolls
    Photo: Oxmoor House

    Roll Tide Breakfast Rolls

    Roll out of bed Tide fans and start tailgating bright and early with these yummy breakfast treats. Add decorative hound’s-tooth ribbons to show your Crimson Tide pride!
  • Over-the-Moon Banana Pudding

    Over-the-Moon Banana Pudding

    Soar over the competition Commodores with this mouthwatering marshmallow sandwich dessert. To transport, keep pudding covered in a cooler until ready to serve.
  • Vanilla-Rosemary Lemonade

    Vanilla-Rosemary Lemonade

    Bring home the Iron Bowl victory Auburn fans with this sweet tailgating treat. Combine sugar, vanilla bean, and rosemary sprigs to create the perfect combination of flavors.
  • Ginger-Orange Mocktails

    Ginger-Orange Gator Tail Sipper

    Take over The Swamp and plunge into this savory sipper. Having this drink on deck will create the perfect tailgating atmosphere for Gator fans!
  • Hot Spiced Boiled Peanuts
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Allison R. Banks

    Hot Spiced Boiled Peanuts

    Georgia fans can tailgate with style and serve this yummy snack in their favorite Dawg-colored cups.
  • Flank Steak Sandwiches With Blue Cheese
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Harget

    Flank Steak Sandwiches with "Go Big Blue®" Cheese

    True blue Kentucky Wildcats will be ready to rumble on the field after devouring these scrumptious steak sandwiches.

  • Chicken-and-Sausage Gumbo

    Chicken-and-Sausage Gumbo

    Tailgailgating with the LSU Tigers has never tasted so good! Gumbo is a must-have for these football fanatics.
  • Vegetarian Black Bean Chili

    Vegetarian Black Bean Chili

    A classic Mississippi State tailgate is not complete without those cowbells. Ring in this mouth-watering bowl of chili to gurantee a satisfied appetite.
  • Molasses-Balsamic Steak Kabobs

    Molasses-Balsamic Steak Kabobs

    Pull out the fine china and polish the silver for this swanky tailgate feast. Nothing but the best for Ole Miss fans, who are known to have never lost a party.
  • Cowboy Nachos
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Marian Cooper Cairns

    Cowboy Nachos

    This is the perfect tailgating treat for Missouri fans. Sack ‘em with a plate of nachos loaded with braised brisket and Monterey Jack.
  • Grilled Blue Cheese-and-Bacon Potato Salad

    Grilled Blue Cheese-and-Bacon Potato Salad

    Gamecock fans shouldn't tailgate without this savory salad. Hearty red potatoes, bacon slices, and blue cheese crumbles make a winning combination of flavors.
  • Over-the-Top Popcorn
    Photo: John O'Hagan; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Rocky Top Popcorn

    So you’re not a Vols fan? Do yourself a favor and just change the name so you can enjoy this to-die-for snack without reservation.

  • Oven-Baked Churros

    Oven-Baked Churros

    Looking for a sweet treat Aggie fans? Ready in 30 minutes, these baked churros are ideal for coffee and cocoa dunking.
  • Ham-Stuffed Biscuits with Mustard Butter

    Wooo Pig Sooie Ham-Stuffed Biscuits with Mustard Butter

    Ham and biscuits are popular at tailgates across the South-including Fayetteville. Use your favorite sliced, baked ham to stuff into these soft biscuits, and slather with plenty of Mustard Butter.
  • Southern Living The Official SEC Tailgating Cookbook

    The Official SEC Tailgating Cookbook

    Make your football season even better with more tailgate recipes, tips, and menus from our SEC Tailgating Cookbook.

    Click here to order Southern Living The Official SEC Tailgating Cookbook

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