100 Top Tailgating Dips and Appetizers

Score big points with your fellow football fans by sharing these crowd-pleasing tailgating recipes on game day.

  • Anne's Hot Sausage Dip
    Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro, Laura Zapalowski

    Anne's Hot Sausage Dip

    Whether you're at the game or cheering from home, kick off your tailgating party with our first-string collection of snacks, spreads, and dips. For starters, scoop up this hearty sausage dip and keep it warm at the tailgate party in an insulated casserole dish carrier.
  • Grilled Pepper Poppers
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Stylist: Cindy Barr

    Grilled Pepper Poppers

    If the game isn't going your way, have no fear. These spicy cheese-filled poppers will fire up any Super Bowl bash. And try washing them down with a cool cocktail.
  • Muffuletta Dip
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell

    Muffuletta Dip

    This dip version of the classic New Orleans sandwich features olive salad, salami, pepperoncini salad peppers, black olives and diced provolone cheese. Serve with slices of French bread for a hearty tailgate treat.
  • Sausage, Bean, and Spinach Dip
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell

    Sausage, Bean, and Spinach Dip

    Score big points at your next tailgate with this ultimate spinach dip featuring the addition of ground sausage, pinto beans, cream cheese, and Parmesan. It's almost hearty enough to be a main dish.
  • Traditional Hummus
    Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro, Laura Zapalowski

    Traditional Hummus

    Hummus 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.
  • BLT Wrap

    BLT Wrap

    Wrap sandwiches are so versatile. You can fill them with your favorite meats and condiments for an array of options. Individually wrap them in plastic wrap or secure with a toothpick for easy pick-up-and-go treats.
  • Light Pimiento Cheese-Stuffed Celery

    Light Pimiento Cheese-Stuffed Celery

    This recipe makes plenty to go around, so stuff some in celery stalks and serve the rest with crackers, apple wedges, or as a sandwich spread. Make pimiento cheese up to a week before game day and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Spinach-and-Artichoke Dip
    Photo: Raymond Hom; Styling: Pamela Duncan Silver

    Spinach-and-Artichoke Dip

    Serve hot from the oven to those gathered 'round the big screen. Top off the savory dip with one of our favorite beer beverages.
  • Barbecue Deviled Eggs

    Barbecue Deviled Eggs

    When you make deviled eggs, add some chopped smoked pork to the filling for a game-winning twist. Place the serving tray over ice to keep the appetizers cool during the celebration.
  • Crisp and Spicy Snack Mix
    Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Crisp and Spicy Snack Mix

    Serve this mix in individual paper cups adorned with your football team's colors for a portable snack that tailgaters can easily carry as they make the rounds.
  • Roasted Corn Salsa

    Roasted Corn Salsa

    While you're grilling game-day burgers and brats, add some corn to the fire for this zesty recipe.
  • Cheddar Cheese Straws
    Photo: Lee Harrelson

    Cheddar Cheese Straws

    Savory and rich with just a bit of a peppery bite, cheese straws are great for game-day snacking. They're especially easy to make and travel well.
  • Spiced Mixed Nuts
    Photo: Hector Sanchez

    Spiced Mixed Nuts

    Pack a staple snack mix that's perfect for munching anytime on game day. Take it to the tailgate in an airtight container, and then divide into individual plastic bags for a mid-game treat.
  • Smoky Ranch Dip

    Smoky Ranch Dip

    Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce give traditional Ranch dressing a smoky kick. Pair this versatile dip with chicken fingers, wings, carrot sticks, or potato chips at your next tailgate.
  • Boiled Peanuts
    Jennifer Davick

    Boiled Peanuts

    Save yourself a trip to the concession stand by preparing this favorite football snack. If you're craving more flavor, try one of the savory variations included with the recipe.
  • Avocado-Tomatillo Dip with Cumin Pita Chips

    Avocado-Tomatillo Dip with Cumin Pita Chips

    Update game-day guacamole by adding tomatillos to the mix. Not only will they bring extra flavor, but they'll keep your dip from discoloring at the tailgate.
  • Layered Spicy Black Bean Dip
    Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro, Laura Zapalowski

    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.
  • Creamy Feta-Spinach Dip

    Creamy Feta-Spinach Dip

    Make a traditional spinach dip lower in fat by using low-fat mayonnaise, sour cream , and cream cheese instead of the full-fat products and add extra flavor with feta cheese and dill.
  • Sausage Rolls

    Sausage Rolls

    Wrap a savory sausage mixture in puff pastry strips and bake for a tasty tailgating treat that’s especially good for a tailgate brunch.
  • Loaded Baked Potato Dip
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell

    Loaded Baked Potato Dip

    All tailgate fans will cheer for this hearty dip version of a loaded baked potato featuring waffle fries dipped into a hot mixture of cheese, bacon, and sour cream.
  • Sausage Balls
    Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro, Laura Zapalowski

    Sausage Balls

    These savory treats are dangerously popable. Plan to at least double the recipe if you're hosting this week's tailgate.
  • Grilled Vegetable Dip with Pita Chips

    Grilled Vegetable Dip with Pita Chips

    Recipes best served at room temperature are ideal for game-days. This grilled veggie dip is a nice alternative to the heavy cheese dips and spicy salsas on the buffet.
  • BBQ-Ranch Popcorn
    Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell

    BBQ-Ranch Popcorn

    Encourage friends to grab a cone of savory popcorn for their walk to the stadium. Three ingredients quickly transform microwave popcorn into a must-have treat.
  • Maple Chicken Wings
    Photo: Gooseberry Patch

    Maple Chicken Wings

    Wings are a must-have at any tailgate, and serving them in a bucket is affordable, cute, and definitely low on the mess factor. Just be sure to provide a second bucket for the scraps.
  • Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Chipotle Dip
    Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps

    Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Chipotle Dip

    Sweed potato wedges are a tasty alternative when you're wearing thin on salty chips. The sweetness of the wedges perfectly balances the spice in the dip.
  • Roll Tide Breakfast Rolls
    Photo: Oxmoor House

    Roll Tide Breakfast Rolls

    When your tailgate is slated to last from sun-up to sun-down, start the day right with a filling, flavorful breakfast.
  • Hot Brown Fondue
    Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

    Hot Brown Fondue

    Kentucky fans, get ready to swoon! Your favorite sandwich is now a game-day ready dip. This dish is ideal for late-season games when the temperature starts to drop.
  • Yummy Sausage Cups
    Photo: Gooseberry Patch

    Yummy Sausage Cups

    Grab-and-go appetizers are ideal for tailgates, especially when the treat being served is savory. Now, who wants sausage?
  • Tiny Pizza Pies
    Photo: Caren Alpert

    Tiny Pizza Pies

    This is so easy it feels like cheating. Start with frozen or delivery pizzas and cut the pies into bite-size portions with a biscuit cutter. Your guests will thank you when they're not balancing a full slice with their already-loaded plate.
  • White Cheddar-Chive Pimiento Cheese
    Photo: Hector Sanchez; Stylist: Buffy Hargett

    White Cheddar-Chive Pimiento Cheese

    Pimiento cheese pairs perfectly with sliced veggies, crisp chips, or even just a big spoon so that guests can enjoy themselves. The secret is grating the cheese yourself (really!).
  • Coleslaw Cups
    Photo: Petrina Tinslay

    Coleslaw Cups

    Skip the plate and fork and serve a tailgate favorite, cole slaw, with ease by using crisp lettuce as your vehicle for this tasty side.
  • Fresh Pork Sausage Patties
    Oxmoor House

    Fresh Pork Sausage Patties

    When a morning game is on your team's schedule, start the day off right with grab-and-go sausage and biscuit breakfast sandwiches for your crew. Who doesn't love brunch?
  • Buckeye Brownie Cups
    Oxmoor House

    Buckeye Brownie Cups

    One-bite treats keep your fingers clean and your appetite ready for the next dish. Why make basic brownies when you can make these beauties?
  • Beer and Cheese Dip

    Beer and Cheese Dip

    At a tailgate, incorporating beer into as many dishes as possible is a fun way to bring the best of game-day to a festive event. Using a dark beer really makes this recipe stand out.
  • Fried Chicken Wings
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Fried Chicken Wings

    Skip the mess of saucy wings by serving fried wings instead. Plus, fried chicken is one of the rare dishes that's delicious hot, room temperature, or chilled, so it's easy to serve any time of day.
  • 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.
  • Barbecue-Peach Summer Rolls
    Photo: Hector Sanchez; Stylist: Buffy Hargett

    Barbecue-Peach Summer Rolls

    Make barbecue easy to enjoy by wrapping it up tight in sushi-inspired rolls. Ole Miss, this one's calling your name!
  • Pretzel-Crusted Chicken Nuggets
    Photo: Ben Fink; Styling: Stephana Bottom

    Pretzel-Crusted Chicken Nuggets

    Chicken nuggets are definitely not just for kids. Serve them with a mix of spicy and sweet dips to allow your guests to mix and match for their dipping pleasure.
  • Chicken Salad Tomato Cups
    Oxmoor House

    Chicken Salad Tomato Cups

    Add bright, bold color to your basic tailgate fare by serving classic chicken salad in tiny tomatoes. Make enough for each guest to have two.
  • Fruit Kebabs with Honey-Yogurt Dipping Sauce
    Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Lynn Miller

    Fruit Kebabs with Honey-Yogurt Dipping Sauce

    Kebabs are a fantastic way to maximize table space while adding color to your spread. Plus, you're pretty much guaranteed to fall in love with that dipping sauce.
  • Greek Spinach Dip
    Photo: James Baigrie; Randy Mon

    Greek Spinach Dip

    Spinach dip is a tailgate favorite; make a recipe that calls for satisfying Greek yogurt to ensure you last through the fourth quarter.
  • Smoky Ranch Dip

    Smoky Ranch Dip

    Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce give traditional Ranch dressing a smoky kick. Pair this versatile dip with chicken fingers, wings, carrot sticks, or potato chips at your next tailgate.

  • Baked Buffalo Chicken Strips with Blue Cheese Dip
    Photo: Mark Thomas; Styling: Lynn Miller

    Baked Buffalo Chicken Strips

    This must-try appetizer is a favorite for all ages. Keep a simple dip, like honey mustard, around for the pint-sized fans.
  • Pimento Cheese with Bacon

    Pimento Cheese with Bacon

    This must-have tailgate dip is a bargain at only about $1 per serving. Pair it with hearty crackers or crisp veggies for this weekend's big game.
  • Antipasto Skewers with Pesto Dip

    Antipasto Skewers with Pesto Dip

    Give your oven a rest with these no-cook Antipasto Skewers. Just pile the meat, cheese and veggies on a stick and serve with the easy pesto dip for a no-fail game-day appetizer.
  • <p>Buffalo Chicken Dip</p>

    Buffalo Chicken Dip

    Think of this as no-mess wings in a bowl. Pair this 5-ingredient Buffalo Chicken Dip with celery and crackers for a quick, spicy dip fit for any tailgate
  • <p>Creamy BLT Dip</p>

    Creamy BLT Dip

    Your favorite simple sandwich is now a simple, 5-ingredient dip. Try this Creamy BLT Dip for an easy appetizer at your next football gathering.
  • Black-eyed Pea-and-Ham Dip
    Photo: Beth Dreiling; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Black-eyed Pea-and-Ham Dip

    Looking for a little extra luck? Serve this savory dip to up your odds.
  • Bacon-Wrapped Potatoes with Queso Blanco Dip
    Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck

    Bacon-Wrapped Potatoes with Queso

    We say bacon makes everything better. This dish proves us exactly right.
  • Caramel Apple Dip
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Caramel Apple Dip

    Switch gears from savory to sweet with this must-try fall dip. Baste the apple slices with lemon juice to prevent browning before your tailgate is ready to share.
  • <p>Irresistible Blue Cheese Dip</p>

    Irresistible Blue Cheese Dip

    Count on blue cheese to make every appetizer spread better. Pair this dip with any veggies you please for an amazing pre-game dish.
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    One-Bite Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese and Bacon

    Add a (gasp!) healthy option to the table with these one-bite salad cuties.
  • Bacon-Onion Dip
    Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Mary Beth Wetzel/Zenobia

    Bacon-Onion Dip

    This appetizing Bacon-Onion Dip boasts minimal prep time and pairs perfectly with assorted fresh vegetables. Who's ready for game day?
  • Cream Cheese-and-Olive Pecan Bites
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Marian Cooper Cairns

    Cream Cheese-and-Olive Pecan Bites

    Crunchy, creamy, and oh-so delicious, these one-bite wonders are a touchdown on game days.
  • Bacon Black Bean Dip

    Bacon Black Bean Dip

    Black bean dip is a nice alternative to hummus and cheese dip. Dress it up or down for your style of tailgate.
  • Tortellini Caprese Bites
    Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl

    Tortellini Caprese Bites

    Skewer this easy lunch option before the game and serve them in a glass vase to save room on your tailgate table.
  • Warm Gumbo Dip
    Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

    Warm Gumbo Dip

    When cool weather strikes, fight back with a warm dip. Use a car-powered slow-cooker to keep this dish warm en route to the game, or simply place warm in a small cooler.
  • Honey-Ginger Chicken Bites
    Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro, Laura Zapalowski

    Honey-Ginger Chicken Bites

    Add colored toothpicks to this zesty appetizer option to keep your fingers from being sticky. Then again, the sauce is so tasty that you likely won't mind!
  • Colby-Pepper Jack Cheese Dip
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Rose Nguyen

    Colby-Pepper Jack Cheese Dip

    This colby-pepper jack cheese dip is made heartier by the addition of chopped cooked chicken. Chopped chipotle peppers, jalapeños, and chili powder add even more heat. Prepare up to a day ahead.
  • Macaroni-and-Pimiento Cheese Bites
    Oxmoor House

    Macaroni-and-Pimiento Cheese Bites

    This dish is ideal for games on your home turf, but can easily be transported for tailgates in the great outdoors.
  • Touchdown Butterscotch Dip
    Photo: Gooseberry Patch

    Touchdown Butterscotch Dip

    Paired with this warm dip, fruit has never been more tempting. Made with butterscotch chips, rum extract and chopped pecans, this dip is a rich memorable treat.

  • Cheese Bread Bites
    Oxmoor House

    Cheese Bread Bites

    Sometimes you just really need to dip cheesy bread into marinara. This recipe makes that easy, and delicious, to do.
  • Blue Cheese-Artichoke Dip
    Oxmoor House

    Blue Cheese-Artichoke Dip

    Blue cheese amps up the flavor for a little twist on the traditional artichoke appetizer. The dip holds up well for about two hours after the cook time. Serve with pita chips or toasted baguette slices.
  • Tomato-Feta Bites
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Kristen Shelton Fielder

    Tomato-Feta Bites

    Self-serve appetizers are ideal on game day. Make a double batch of these tasty Italian-inspired bites to ensure you have enough.
  • Hot Caramelized Onion Dip with Bacon and Gruyere
    Photo: Jonny Valiant; Styling: Linda Hirst

    Hot Caramelized Onion Dip with Bacon and Gruyère

    Serve this addictive onion dip with a sliced baguette or apples, or thick-cut potato chips. Loser does the dishes.
  • Fried Chicken Bites
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Allison R. Banks

    Fried Chicken Bites

    Cut chicken breasts into one-inch pieces to make this easy appetizer dish. Kids will call them nuggets; we just call them delicious.
  • <p>Layered Spicy Black Bean and Cheddar Dip</p>

    Layered Spicy Black Bean and Cheddar Dip

    Use a glass bowl to display dips that are bold and colorful, like this decadent layered bean dip.
  • Herbed Cheese Dip with Crudités
    Photo: Charles Schiller; Styling: Stephana Bottom

    Herbed Cheese Dip with Crudités

    Topping sliced veggies with a dollop of creamy dip encourages guests to serve themselves. We've made it easy with this no-fuss recipe.
  • Instant Turkey Wrap

    Instant Turkey Wrap

    Offer grab-and-go wraps for easy munching at the tailgate or while walking to the game. Use basic ingredients plus one signature, like a grainy mustard.
  • Three-Dip Dinner

    Three-Dip Dinner

    Variety is the spice of any tailgate, so keep your guests happy by offering a fun array of dips. We suggest providing labels unless you really like repeating recipe names over and over again.
  • Southwest BLT Wrap

    Southwest BLT Wrap

    These wraps are so delicious they should be illegal. Use colored toothpicks that match your team's colors for bonus points.
  • Striped Ribbon Sandwiches
    Photo: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Cindy Manning Barr

    Striped Ribbon Sandwiches

    Give finger sandwiches a much-needed upgrade with this easy, popular recipe.
  • Touchdown Pinwheels
    Photo: Gooseberry Patch

    Touchdown Pinwheels

    The best tailgate dishes are those that can be served at room temperature or even chilled. These too-cute pinwheels fit that category perfectly!
  • Pizza Sticks
    Photo: Beth Dreiling; Styling: Cari South

    Pizza Sticks

    Jarred bruschetta topping, chock full of flavorful herbs and veggies, saves both money and prep time for these cheesy pizza sticks.  Simply top a refrigerated thin pizza crust with the bruschetta topping and a shredded cheese blend, bake, and cut into bite-size strips.

     

  • Italian Egg Rolls
    Gooseberry Patch

    Italian Egg Rolls

    Traditional egg rolls detour into an Italian-inspired recipe. Make sure you don't forget the warm pizza sauce for dipping!

  • Stuffed Mushrooms
    Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro, Laura Zapalowski

    Stuffed Mushrooms

    Olive Garden is famous for its generous portions of classic Italian dishes: pasta, pizza, breadsticks and that endless salad. Try this DIY version this weekend to surprise your crowd.
  • Pistachio Pastry Twist
    Oxmoor House

    Pistachio Pastry Twists

    Give your guests something crisp and delicious to munch on while they debate today's starting line. Verticle presentation saves you room for large platters of other noshes.
  • Swizzle-Stick Pizza Appetizers
    Photo: Antonis Achilleos

    Swizzle-Stick Pizza Appetizers

    This pizza appetizer couldn't get much easier-- it starts with frozen cheese pizza!
  • Hawaiian Ham Sandwiches
    Gooseberry Patch

    Hawaiian Ham Sandwiches

    With the perfect combination of sweet and salty flavors, these Hawaiian Ham Sandwiches are sure to be crowd-pleasers. Serve them during the holidays or during a football party–they are great for any occasion.

  • Kibbeh Meatballs with Spiced Yogurt Sauce
    Photo: Photo: Randy Mayor

    Kibbeh Meatballs with Spiced Yogurt Sauce

    Skip the frozen meatballs and make this tailgate classic yourself. You'll never go back to the bag again.
  • Baby Ballpark Dogs
    Photo: Lisa Romerein; Styling: Valerie Aikman-Smith

    Baby Ballpark Dogs

    What's more adorable than mini hot dogs? Nothing. We repeat, nothing.
  • Hogs in a Blanket
    Photo: Chris Court

    Hogs in a Blanket

    This fun, high-brow take on pigs in a blanket swaps spicy andouille sausage for the hot dogs, with sweet mustard chutney as a condiment.
  • Mini Muffulettas
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Amy Burke

    Mini Muffulettas

    Tailgate Tip: Prepare sandwiches the day before the game. Place in zip-top plastic freezer bags, and refrigerate overnight.

  • Andouille Corn Poppers
    Oxmoor House

    Andouille Corn Poppers

    These spicy, bite-size versions of corn dogs are irresistible. You'll need about 30 minutes and 1 qt. of oil for frying them.

  • Pepperoni Puffs
    Photo: Gooseberry Patch

    Pepperoni Puffs

    Light and fluffy, these Pepperoni Puffs are perfect finger food. Serve them with a side of marinara sauce for dipping.

  • Broccoli Salad Dip
    Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

    Broccoli Salad Dip

    Spin the old-school salad into a dip, and pair with everything from crudités to pretzel rods.

  • Cheese Truffles
    Photo: Erin Adams; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Cheese Truffles

    Pimiento cheese transforms into delectable Cheese Truffles. Roll these cheesy party balls into chopped toasted pecans, parsley or crumbled bacon for even more irresistible flavor in every bite.

  • Corn Dogs
    Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Basil Friedman

    Corn Dogs

    These are daintier, fluffier versions of those carnival behemoths, but they still go great with mustard and ketchup.

  • Bacon-Grits Fritters
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell

    Bacon-Grits Fritters

    Grits are treasured like gold in the South. These Bacon-Grits Fritters are the perfect Southern delicacy to introduce to your family and friends. Watch them quickly disappear at your next tailgate!
  • Bacon-and-Greens Salsa
    William Dickey; Rose Nguyen

    Bacon-and-Greens Salsa

    For the ultimate Southern-style warm dip, combine chopped greens, corn, and bacon and serve with pork skins, sweet potato chips and hot sauce. 

  • <p>Cheddar-Bacon Balls</p>

    Cheddar-Bacon Balls

    Banana peppers add just the right amount of spice to this pre-game treat. Better double the recipe to ensure you have enough for every hungry fan.
  • Blue Cheese Cocktail Crackers
    Karen Steffens

    Blue Cheese Cocktail Crackers

    Skip traditional cookies and serve a must-have savory treat. These savory little bites are great to serve with drinks as a tasty snack for game day.
  • Potato Skins
    Photo: Erin Adams; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Potato Skins

    Adding pimiento cheese to traditional potato skins is a game changer. The added depth of flavor makes this appetizer one for the "Keeper" recipe file.
  • Knuckle Tips
    Oxmoor House

    Knuckle Tips

    These little goodies will disappear in no time! The brown sugar adds just the perfect amount of sweetness to these tasty little treats!

  • Bacon-Smoked Paprika-Cheddar Bars
    Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck

    Bacon-Smoked Paprika-Cheddar Bars

    In these savory bites of Bacon-Smoked Paprika-Cheddar Bars, sharp cheddar cheese gets a warming welcome from the smokey flavors of bacon and paprika.

  • Onion-Bacon Dip
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey, Rose Nguyen

    Onion-Bacon Dip

    Break out of that onion soup dip rut and wow game-day guests with an easy dip made with sautéed onions, leeks, cream cheese, sour cream and lots of crispy cooked bacon. No need to serve it in the hollowed out squash; a bowl works just fine.
  • Bacon-Herb Cupcakes
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell

    Bacon-Herb Cupcakes

    Serve savory treats in unexpected ways to keep tailgate guests happy and guessing. A cream cheese topper completes this appetizer offering.
  • <p>Cheesy Potato Puffs</p>

    Cheesy Potato Puffs

    Roll these Cheesy Potato Puffs in bacon bits for an easy appetizer or an easy side.

  • Bacon-Cheese Dip
    Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Scott Martin

    Bacon-Cheese Dip

    Crumbled bacon is the crowing glory of this creamy cheese dip that features cream cheese, blue cheese and sour cream. You're guaranteed not to have any leftovers when you bring this dip to a game
  • Chicken Sausage Puffs with Creamy Mustard Dipping Sauce
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Linda Hirst

    Chicken Sausage Puffs with Creamy Mustard Dipping Sauce

    Dress up traditional pigs-in-a-blanket for a fun twist on the tailgate favorite. This five-ingredient appetizer takes just minutes to prep followed by a brief bake in the oven.
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