7 Tailgating recipes to try this football season

Hungry? Before you head off to tailgate this football season, whip up one of these tantalizing tailgating recipes to enjoy. 7 Tailgating Recipes to Try this Football Season Whether you love college ball, are wild into high school football or totally dig that one special NFL team, the season is upon us — and that means it’s time for tailgating fun. Who’s with me?!?

So, pack up the tent and the cooler, and make a couple of these fab tailgating recipes for delicious fun before the game.

Bacon Jalapeño Cheese Dip

Bacon Jalapeno Cheese Dip This spicy, bacon-y, cheesy masterpiece has me salivating. I mean … what could be better for dipping before the game this weekend?

Get the recipe for Bacon Jalapeño Cheese Dip on Crumb Blog.

Crispy Baked Hot Wings

Hot Wings These crispy wings have two little secrets: First, they are baked. That’s right — no frying here. Second, they are doused in a sweet-savory hot sauce mixture that’s worth every spicy bite.

Get the recipe for Crispy Baked Hot Wings on Maine Course.

Pulled Pork Jalapeño Poppers

Pulled Pork Jalapeno Poppers What’s better than cheesy jalapeño poppers for tailgating? Ones made with meaty pulled pork, of course! These babies are loaded with cheese and baked to crunchy perfection.

Get the recipe for Pulled Pork Jalapeño Poppers on My Salty Kitchen.

Spicy Cajun Boiled Peanuts

Spicy-Cajun-Boiled-Peanuts-Recipe-77 Boiled peanuts are totally a Southern thing but that doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy them too. Raw peanuts are simmered in heavily salted water that’s seasoned with hot sauce and a spice mixture for hours, and then enjoyed warm. Hey, why not?

Get the recipe for Spicy Cajun Boiled Peanuts on Wonky Wonderful.

Crispy Baked Pizza Wontons

Pizza Wontons SCB Crispy wontons from the oven? Sweet! And even better that these babies are filled with favorite pizza toppings. These will become a tailgating classic.

Get the recipe for Crispy Baked Pizza Wontons on Momtastic. 

Every Vegetable Chili

Every Vegetable Chili What tailgating would be complete with out a warm pot of something? This chili is loaded with veggies and perfect for all the non-meat-eaters in your football loving circle. Just don’t forget the cheese and avocado for the top. Mmmm.

Get the recipe for Every Vegetable Chili on In Good Taste.

Snickers Truffle Squares

Snickers Truffle Bites Overhead Velvety chocolate truffle. Snickers. Graham crackers. This tailgating recipe has a little of everything for the sweets lover headed to the game.

Get the recipe for Snickers Truffles Squares on Sarah’s Cucina Bella.

Sarah Walker Caron

About Sarah Walker Caron

Sarah Walker Caron is senior features editor for the Bangor Daily News, and resident cook. She writes a cooking column, Maine Course, and is also author of "Grains as Mains: Modern Recipes Using Ancient Grains." Her recipes have appeared in the BDN, Betty Crocker publications, Glamour.com and more.