Our Best Tailgating Recipes

Dip, scoop, and score with these all-time staff and reader-favorite tailgating recipes that will please any and every crowd.

  • Sausage, Bean, and Spinach Dip
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell

    Sausage, Bean, and Spinach Dip

    Break out the shakers, war paint, and jerseys; it’s football time and we’ve got you set all season long with our best tailgating recipes ever. First up, this ultimate spinach dip featuring the addition of ground sausage, pinto beans, cream cheese, and Parmesan will easily be your go-to dish all seaon. It's almost hearty enough to be a main dish.
  • Traditional Hummus
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr, Jan Gautro, Leigh Ann Ross

    Traditional Hummus

    This quick and easy hummus dip is delicious alone, or used as a base for a variety of different dips and sauces. This dip is a great choice for tailgating because it’s easy to transport and is great chilled and at room temperature. Serve with pita chips or a variety of fresh veggies.
  • Anne's Hot Sausage Dip
    Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro, Laura Zapalowski

    Anne's Hot Sausage Dip

    With outstanding reviews, this dip is by far your best go-to recipe the season. Simple, easy, quick, and delicious are the perfect adjectives to describe this unbeatable tailgating recipe. Serve with substantial chips to get the best dip every time.
  • Basic Deviled Eggs
    Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro, Laura Zapalowski

    Basic Deviled Eggs

    All you need to perfect these tasty stuffed eggs are five simple ingredients and just a couple short minutes. Because these we be such a popular item at your tailgate, we suggest you make at least a second batch for everyone to enjoy.
  • Game-Day Chili

    Game-Day Chili

    “My go to sports day recipe! My husband and friends love it. I sometimes add a small can of diced jalapenos, and serve it with shredded cheese, sour cream, purple onions and corn bread. It's simply our favorite chili!“ - LoriAnnSt
  • Sausage Rolls

    Sausage Rolls

    These savory bites of sausage wrapped in flaky puff pastry strips are the perfect appetizer for early games, and since they are only $.42 per serving you can make a huge batch to feed the whole crowd.
  • Layered Spicy Black Bean Dip

    Layered Spicy Black Bean Dip

    Make this spicy Mexican dip your go-to dip for tailgate parties and casual entertaining. Just layer cream cheese, black bean dip and shredded cheese and top with your choice of onions, olives and tomatoes.
  • Pumpkin Dip
    Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro, Laura Zapalowski

    Pumpkin Dip

    This dip is astoundingly easy and almost doubles as a dessert. It makes a nice addition to a savory spread.
  • Yummy Sausage Cups
    Photo: Gooseberry Patch

    Yummy Sausage Cups

    Sausage on the go is the perfect tailgating appetizer for morning or evening games. Pop these on the table when you set up your tailgate and watch them disappear in seconds.
  • Toffee-Apple Dip
    Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Toffee-Apple Dip

    Times up and you need to be out the door and at the tailgate. Don’t fret, this sweet, nutty dip whips up in just five minutes and creates the perfect pairing for sliced apples and crackers.
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