20+ Tailgating Recipes for Chilly Days
Louisiana Hot Crab Dip
Fresh crab meat is the star of this classic New Orleans appetizer.
Sausage, Bean, and Spinach Dip
Make the ultimate spinach dip by adding ground sausage, pinto beans, cream cheese,and Parmesan. It's almost hearty enough to be a main dish.
A go-to appetizer for parties, this spinach and artichoke dip has all the creamy-inside, brown-and-crispy-on-top texture and cheesy taste that makes dips like this appealing, but with less calories and fat.
Hot, homemade boiled peanuts are truly delicious, but you can order them already prepared online. Matt and Ted started their business with this regional treat (5 pounds for $26.50); boiledpeanuts.com.
Prep: 5 minutes; Soak: 8 hours; Cook: 5 hours; Cool: 1 hour.
Hot Brown Fondue
This creamy dip is the perfect recipe to use up leftover roasted turkey or chicken.
Yummy Sausage Cups
These yummy sausage cups are the perfect morning treat. Easy to grab and go, these little cups will be a hit at your next brunch.
Caramel Apple Dip
This easy caramel apple dip recipe is perfect for fall entertaining. Incredibly easy and incredibly tasty, your guests will keep coming back for more. Next time you're in the mood for a sugary spin on savory chips and salsa, try slicing up some apples to serve with caramel apple dip—you won't be disappointed.
Warm Gumbo Dip
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; cover and chill in an airtight container, and bake just before serving.
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.
Hot Caramelized Onion Dip with Bacon and Gruyère
Serve this addictive onion dip with a sliced baguette or apples, or thick-cut potato chips.
Look no further for the ultimate, easy chili recipe. You may think you know how to make chili, but our homemade chili recipe is a gamechanger. With just a push of a button, your weekday dinner is taken care of as the chili cooks away in the slow-cooker. Add chili to your next barbeque to top grilled sausages for an upgraded version of chili dogs. You can easily substitute ground turkey instead of beef for a lighter option and the rest of the ingredients should already be stocked away in your pantry. To top the hot, spicy chili, add shredded Cheddar cheese and corn chips for extra flavor and texture. To go beyond our favorite classic recipe, find more chili recipes here.
White Chicken Chili
When the cold weather season starts to feel endless, take a break from traditional chili and warm up with a steaming bowl of this white chicken chili. Loaded with tender chicken and creamy white beans, this easy weeknight dish is both hearty and healthy. Hot sauce and green chilis add a kick of heat to this white bean chicken chili, while shredded Monterey Jack cheese mellows out the spice. Making eight servings, this white chicken chili recipe is ideal for family gatherings around the holidays. Top your bowl of white chicken chili with crushed tortilla chips for a satisfying crunch.
Queso-Filled Mini Peppers
Tortilla chips usually go hand-in-hand with queso, but mini sweet peppers make a tasty and colorful bite-sized vessel for the rich cheese dip. Don’t worry if the queso looks a little broken when the cheese melts in the evaporated milk, the cream cheese will make it smooth again. Pickled jalapeños add a tangy note to the dip, but if you like your queso extra spicy, use finely chopped fresh jalapeños instead.
Chile con Queso
Diced green chiles can be substituted for roasted green chiles.
Roasted Poblano Queso
Buffalo Beef Dip
Why make the same old Buffalo chicken dip when you could incorporate beef? Beef is naturally richer and more savory, so its no surprise how delcicious it is when paired with the iconic heat of Buffalo sauce. Serve this perfect twist on a crowd-pleasing favorite while watching the big game. Our bet is that you never go back to the bird. Be sure to look for packaged, pulled beef without sauce (since you will be adding your own). Alternatively, you can always use leftover smoked, shredded beef from your favorite BBQ restaurant.
Peppermint Hot Chocolate
For the perfect punch of peppermint flavor that isn’t overpowering (as a splash of extract can often be), swirling a candy cane into your mug of hot cocoa provides just the right touch. Plus, this simple trick for making peppermint hot chocolate makes good use of the abundance of candy canes your kids tend to collect around the holidays. They’ll enjoy having their own personal stirring sticks as much as you’ll enjoy the splash of peppermint schnapps added to your grown-up mug.
Toasted Coconut Hot Chocolate
Spiced Mulled Wine
Oven-drying orange slices gives them a longer shelf life, which is ideal for gift-giving. For a sweet homespun touch, hand-write the recipe on an old-fashioned recipe card.