15 delicious

Tailgating food ideas

By GirlCarnivore


Foil Packet Whiskey Brats

These easy foil-wrapped brats are the perfect way to cook hearty brats nestled over a bed of sauerkraut and whiskey before stuffing it all into buns and topping it with a rich gouda cheese sauce. This recipe takes make-ahead campfire meals or tailgating to a whole new gourmet level.

Traeger Smoked Queso with Chorizo

We wanted to know if tossing a few simple ingredients together in one pan and letting it melt on the grill really did make the best smoked queso dip. It turns out, this queso recipe stands up to the hype, making it a perfect football or party appetizer!

New Orleans BBQ Shrimp

This is one of those get messy, dip the bread, and enjoy every spicy bite of perfectly cooked gulf shrimp in an easy but ridiculously good New Orleans BBQ Shrimp recipe that everyone can master – better yet – over the coals in cast iron.

Make-Ahead Breakfast Burritos

These make-ahead breakfast burritos are the perfect easy camping recipe. They come together with just a few simple prepping steps and can be easily stored and reheated later on!

Leftover Smoked Turkey Sandwich

This Leftover Smoked Turkey Sandwich is the best way to use up leftovers! Toasted hoagie rolls are topped with smoked turkey and veggies, slathered with BBQ sauce, and layered with melty cheese. Using up leftovers doesn’t get better than this!

Bacon-Wrapped BBQ Fatty Recipe

This smoked Bacon Wrapped BBQ Fatty Recipe is the best thing you will grill all weekend. Crispy bacon, ground pork, homemade mac and cheese, BBQ sauce…this recipe is easy and fun to make and easy and fun to eat!

Sheet Pan Beer Braised Brats and Cabbage

This Beer-Braised Brats and Cabbage recipe is perfect for tailgating! Pork brats and veggies are roasted in your favorite beer, then served on toasted buns with gooey provolone!

Buttermilk Brined Grilled Chicken Wings

These crispy Buttermilk Brined Grilled Chicken Wings are spicy, golden brown chicken wings – packed with flavor and grilled to perfection! These wings are so easy to make and perfect for game day!

Smoked Jalapeno Popper Meatballs

These juicy and delicious meatballs have a hidden and spicy surprise! They are stuffed with jalapeno popper goodness. Like my favorite go-to bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers these are easy to make and loaded with flavor!

Bacon Wrapped Beer Brats

Beer and brats and bacon – what more could you ask for? Nothing beats these mouth-watering Bacon-Wrapped Beer Brats, and they’re crazy easy to make, too! Braising them in beer makes them oh-so-flavorful, and the bacon puts them over the top!

Bacon-Wrapped Smoked Cheddar Cheese and Chorizo Jalapeno Poppers

Prepare to be amazed. Especially if you serve them along side my easy Traeger Smoked Queso at your next party! Or at least ready to chow down on a few more.

Choripan: Argentinian Grilled Sausage Sandwiches

It starts with spicy sausage, known as chorizo, grilled and placed inside a crusty bread and then topped with fresh ingredients from minced onion to my personal favorite, cilantro chimichurri or red chimichurri.

Tailgating Pull Apart BBQ Chicken Bread

Everyone loves a meal where you can get messy. This Tailgating Pull Apart BBQ Chicken Bread is crazy fun! A delicious grab and go meal that’s a hit with everyone!

IPA Pulled Pork Cheese Dogs 

IPA Pulled Pork Cheese Dogs, time to sink your teeth into a serious hot dog recipe. All beef brisket hot dogs, topped with IPA pulled pork and an easy IPA Cheese Sauce. Elevate your backyard barbecue.

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

There’s a time and a place for a big bowl of comfort food that you just want to shove your face into. And can bring a crowd of opinionated eaters together to argue over flavors and texture at a tailgate on any day there’s a game to watch.