Mom on Timeout
On the day of the big game, nobody wants to worry about adding last-minute details to complicated dishes. Tantalizingly delicious yet easy to prep, store, and serve, here are eighteen of the best tailgating recipes.
The Girl Who Ate Everything
Don't worry about prepping a pretty dip that's torn apart in seconds by your guests-these individual dips are mess-free and are sure to be a big hit. Use disposable plastic cups for painless clean up.
Get the recipe: Individual Seven Layer Dips
While these handheld appetizers are already easy to make, you can save even more time by buying store-bought chicken salad.
Get the recipe: Chicken Salad Crescents
Gimme Some Oven
Everyone's favorite snack mix just got an effortless upgrade. Feel free to add your own additions to the traditional seasoning blend, then let this heat in a slow cooker for an easy and addictive snack.
Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Chex Mix
The best part about this delicious dip? You can also eat the serving container. A sourdough bread bowl provides quick (and delicious!) clean up.
Get the recipe: Game Day Beef Dip
Your buffalo wings just got a spicy new look. This dish comes together in just half an hour and will leave your guests seriously impressed.
Get the recipe: Buffalo Chicken Taco Ring
Food Folks and Fun
This Southern favorite takes just seconds to put together thanks to the pairing of frozen chicken tenders and waffles. Just heat, assemble, and serve with a little syrup.
Get the recipe: Chicken and Waffle Sliders
This Gal Cooks
Give your tailgate fare some Asian flair! These baked meatballs are paired with a delicious sweet-and-spicy sauce and can be kept warm in a slow cooker until you're ready to eat.
Get the recipe: Spicy Asian Chicken Meatballs
Food Faith Fitness
Tailgate or luau? Whatever the occasion, these little bites of pineapple wrapped in bacon and drizzled with sweet and sour sauce are sure to have your guests coming back for more. Bonus points: all that you need to eat these are a toothpick!
Get the recipe: Sweet N' Sour Bacon Wrapped Pineapple
Yummy Healthy Easy
Slow cooker = simple in our book. With just three ingredients, these delectable sandwiches will be made (and eaten) in a jiffy.
Get the recipe: Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
Who knew that fries could be so delicious on the grill? Loaded with cheese and more of your favorite toppings, these fries are made in a foil pack, which means a no-hassle clean up.
Get the recipe: Grilled Foil Pack Cheesy Fries
Mention "pizza" and "cupcake" in the same breath and you've got our attention. A pre-made dough base makes these miniature pizzas a breeze to make, and your guests will be impressed by how you managed to use a cupcake tin to make dinner!
Get the recipe: Stuffed Pizza Cupcakes
Mason jars: not only are they cute decorations, they're also a great way to make and store individual meals. In this case, chili topped with cornbread batter bakes up quite nicely in these jars and can even be decorated for game day!
Get the recipe: Mason Jar Chili and Cornbread
The Country Chic Cottage
Everyone loves tater tots-why not make them even more delicious? These loaded tot kabobs are topped with all your favorite fixings, and since the entire thing's on a stick, they've never been easier to eat.
Get the recipe: Loaded Tot Kabobs
This is a classic tailgate favorite, and with good reason-all you need to do is set out the fillings and let guests help themselves.
Get the recipe: Walking Tacos
Mom on Timeout
A literal "twist" on the classic corn dog, these are a particular favorite with kids and can be made with your favorite sausage.
Get the recipe: Spiral Wrapped Sausages on a Stick
Inside BruCrew Life
This sweet combo comes together in a truly exquisite dessert. Don't worry, the fresh blackberries and brie only feel fancy-these are a snap to whip up.
Get the recipe: Blackberry Brie Bites
The Baker Mama
A fair-food favorite, these fried bites will be gone in seconds. If you want to save a little time, use store bought cookie dough.
Get the recipe: Fried Cookie Dough
Dessert in the slow cooker? We're all about it! To make these fudgy brownies easier to remove and serve, line your slow cooker with parchment paper first.
Get the recipe: Slow Cooker S'mores Brownies
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