Tailgating Recipes

Find all the delicious recipes you need for your tailgating feast. Get recipes, including dips, chili, burgers, and easy desserts.

Staff Picks

Chef John's Hot Sloppy Joe Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 39
For me this checks all the boxes for a hot party dip. It's relatively cheap and easy to make, but maybe more importantly, it's great hot, warm, or room temp. And it's also incredibly versatile.

Super Nachos

Rating: 4.5 stars 155
This makes a huge meal-sized tray of nachos with lots of good stuff! You can adjust ingredient quantities to suit your preference. Serve with extra chips if required. Great for game day.
By Allrecipes Member
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David's Favorite Football Dip

Rating: 3.5 stars 3
I created this recipe and it was instantly my husband's favorite football season dip!

Touchdown Pizza

Rating: 4.5 stars 41
My favorite sports pub serves this, and I've come up with a simple and delicious home version. Many local restaurants sell wing sauce, and most grocery stores carry it near the steak and BBQ sauces. It's rich, so serve in squares as an appetizer. Serve ranch dressing, celery, and carrot sticks on the side. Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Texas Pulled Pork

Rating: 4.5 stars 3036
Slow cooked, Texas-style pulled pork that is served on a buttered and toasted roll. My family's favorite.

Best Brownies

Rating: 4.5 stars 13492
Cakey on the outside and fudgy in the middle, this easy brownie recipe really is the best! Done in an hour.
By Allrecipes Member

The Juiciest Hamburgers Ever

Rating: 4 stars 76
My husband prepares these burgers throughout the grilling season--they are incredibly juicy and flavorful. Great served with corn on the cob.
By caliboo

Outrageous Warm Chicken Nacho Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 849
This is my jazzed up version of classic queso dip taken to a heartier level, perfect for football games, tailgating or for taking along to pot lucks in a slow cooker! This is a serious crowd-pleaser that is served hot as a dip, spooned over crisp tortilla chips nacho-style, or rolled up in a warm flour tortilla! The heat can be turned up or down with the addition of jalapenos to taste.

Prize Winning Baby Back Ribs

Rating: 4.5 stars 762
Baby back ribs, seasoned with a cumin, chili powder, and paprika spice rub, are slow-cooked on your grill over indirect heat until fall-off-the-bone tender.

Ram (Rosemary, Ancho, Molasses) Wings

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
Flavored with rosemary, ancho, and molasses, these chicken wings honor this year's Super Bowl® teams, one being the Los Angeles Rams and the other which shall not be named. You'll use the easiest of methods to produce the most crowd-pleasing, finger-messing 'sticky wings.' The technique simply involves soaking wings in a sweet, spicy marinade, baking them wet, and then tossing them with a finishing glaze.

Warm Mexican Corn Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 28
This is a delicious, easy, and creamy corn dip. You can adjust the spicy level according to the type of tomatoes with green chile peppers you buy. Serve with tortilla chips.
By Jamie Beth

Milly's Oatmeal Brownies

Rating: 4.5 stars 318
These are wonderful, chewy 'brownies' except that they are made with oatmeal instead of chocolate. Add your favorites (nuts, chocolate chips, chocolate candies, toffee chips) and create a truly delicious snack.

Inspiration and Ideas

Wazzu Tailgate Chili
Rating: Unrated 287
"This is the best chili I've ever had. I made it for football Sunday and it was a huge hit—everyone loved it." – ydudziak
Tailgating Spicy Taco Cheese Ball
Rating: Unrated 19
"I have made this three times now; A+! A hit every time!" – kdsmooshie
Slow Cooker Texas Pulled Pork
Rating: 4.5 stars 3031

Texas-style pulled pork simmers in a tangy chili-seasoned barbecue sauce with plenty of onion, then pulled into tender shreds to serve on a buttered, toasted bun.