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Game Day & Tailgate Party Recipes {over 50 recipes}

Game Day Recipe Collage from Lemony Thyme

I thought it would be fun to compile a few of our favorite Game Day & Tailgate Party Recipes in one nice recipe round-up.  Seems I have quite a ‘few’ favorites.  Just click the bold recipe titles below, then scroll to the bottom of the following page for printable recipes.  Enjoy!!

Copycat Publix Mardi Gras Wings

Every great tailgating party has their signature Chicken Wings presented front and center.  For us, those wings are our copycat version of Mardi Gras Chicken Wings, made even tastier at home.

Isle of Palms Burger

Our starting lineup always includes thick juicy burgers, loaded to perfection.  Our favorite is the Isle of Palms Burger with Homemade Pimento Cheese Dip, another Game Day favorite.

Pimento Cheese Dip with Jalapenos from Lemony Thyme

Pimento Cheese Dip with Jalapenos is FAN-tastic Dip.  Make up a big batch the day before and check one recipe off your list.

Lemony Thyme Sweet Tea Cocktail

Sweet Tea and Lemonade are Southern staples, just like College Football.  We give this refreshing beverage an adult twist.  Check out our signature Lemony Thyme Sweet Tea Cocktails.

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Pretzel Squares from Lemony Thyme

Three cheers for these No Bake Chocolate & Peanut Butter Pretzel Squares!

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Shrimp are a game changer.  Mouthwatering goodness.

Make-Ahead Hot Dog Chili

Whether you’ve set up a tailgate party outside the stadium or on your back deck, fire up the grill and get the dogs on.  Serve them with a big pot of make-ahead Hot Dog Chili.

Buffalo Wing Chicken Soup

Buffalo Chicken anything is always welcome at a Tailgate Party.  Buffalo Chicken Dip, Baked Buffalo Chicken Meatballs, Buffalo Shrimp, and this yummy Buffalo Chicken Wing Soup with Orzo are all standouts.

BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders

One of the easiest dishes you can serve your Game Day guests is BBQ Pulled Pork.  Set up a slider bar and let your friends build them their favorite way.

Chicken Parmesan Meatball Sliders3

Chicken Parmesan Meatball Sliders are the real deal!

B's Homemade BBQ Sauce from Lemony Thyme

Try one of these favorite BBQ Sauces:  Dr. Pepper BBQ Sauce, Homemade BBQ Sauce, or White BBQ Sauce.

Chili Cheese Dog Tailgate Sliders

Every tailgate party needs a tray of Chili Cheese Dog Tailgate Sliders. Two bites of perfection!

Cheez It Crusted Chicken Fingers {with Franks love}

And don’t forget to put together a simple batch of Classic Coleslaw.  Great on hot dogs and pulled pork sliders.  I’m here to tell you that these Cheez-It Crusted Buffalo Chicken Fingers won’t last long.  If there’s one thing I’ve learned from tailgate partying…don’t get caught between a man and his chicken fingers.

Friday Night Sliders

Friday Night Sliders and High School Football go hand in hand.  Easy to make the patties ahead, then throw them on the grill for your pre-game party.

Jalapeno Pulled Pork Loaded Nachos from Lemony Thyme

You can never go wrong with a giant tray of nachos.  Our favorites include Beef, Bean & Cheese Nachos, Fresh Veggie Nachos, Monterey Loaded Nacho Fries, and these Jalapeno Pulled Pork Loaded Nachos.

Easy Cheesy Breakfast Casserole from Lemony Thyme

Fresh Tomato Salsa and Fire Roasted Tomatillo Guacamole team up nicely with nachos or served with a side of Homemade Flour Tortillas. If your tailgate party starts bright and early, you’ll love starting the day with an Easy Cheesy Breakfast Casserole.  Make it up the night before and you’ll be good to go.

Breakfast Taquitos

Or if you need to pack up and take the game on the road, Breakfast Taquitos are a fantastic portable tailgate party food.

Bloody Caesar Spicy Shrimp Shooters from Lemony Thyme

And don’t forget to wake up the taste buds with a batch of Homemade Veggie Juice Bloody Marys, Green Bloody Marys, or Bloody Caesar Spicy Shrimp Shooters.

Don’t underestimate the popularity of a good deli sandwich.  Our favorite is Roast Beef & Horseradish Cheddar.  Wrap them up the night before, just leave all the ‘fixins’ on the side and let your guests dress their own.  And don’t forget the Horsey Sauce.

Crab Rangoon Dip with Wonton Chips

Our most popular recipe on the blog and on Pinterest is this Crab Rangoon Dip with Wonton Chips, for that reason alone it makes this Game Day lineup.

Grilled Tequila Chicken Burger

Kick up your burger recipe and try these Grilled Chicken Tequila Burgers with Cilantro Lime Mayo or our check out our BBQ Turkey Burgers with Sweet Potato Chips.

Cheesy Garlic & Herb Pull-Apart Bread

Cheesy Garlic & Herb Pull Apart Bread with Maryland Crab Dip… TOUCHDOWN!!

Triple Olive Tapenade

According to Peyton Manning there’s “Nothing like Tapenade … and football … together!”  That’s good enough for us.

Chocolate Chip Oreo Brownies

Prepare for a crowd to gather around when you put out a tray of Chocolate Chip & Oreo Caramel Brownies.

27 Ingredient Chili Con Carne |

When the weather cools down, warm up the fans with a batch of 27-Ingredient Chili Con Carne.  This recipe makes enough to feed the entire team.

Homemade Fry Sauce Three Ways

Crispy Baked Potato Wedges with Homemade Fry Sauce {Three Ways} are a must serve.  Get ready for some happy dunking fans!!

Other than Chicken Wings, Guacamole competes each year for the most popular Super Bowl Snack.

Antipasto Skewers from Lemony Thyme1

Food on a stick ROCKS!!  Antipasto Skewers are no exception.

Low Country Boil Skewers from Lemony Thyme

You can feed a crowd with a Low Country Boil and you can take it on the road with Low Country Boil Skewers.

Doritos Taco Salad

When it comes to the Big Game and Super Bowl Sunday, it’s not just the food we’ll be talking about.  Every year the commercials make headlines.  Doritos has some great ones and for that we’re including them in our round-up.  Taco Salad with Doritos beats out the competition!

Pepperoncini Pot Roast Sliders

Put a Pepperoncini Pot Roast in the crockpot the day before and prepare to score with these Pepperoncini Beef Sliders with Pepper Jack Cheese on Game Day.

Homemade Blondies Feeling the Love

Sweeten up your celebration with these super easy Homemade Blondies.  Ready for prime time in just 30 minutes.

The Cuban Sandwich from Lemony Thyme

The Classic Cuban Sandwich will get the fans on their feed.  These can be made the night before your Tailgate Party.  Just pack and go team go.

Bacon Jalapeno Cheeseburger Soup

Don’t want to fire up the grill but still want to serve up that same great grill flavor? Load the soup pot with this Bacon Jalapeno Cheeseburger Soup.

Pigs in Blankets

There are Pigs in a Blanket and then there are BIG Pigs in a Blanket (aka Italian Sausage Wrapped in Bread Dough).

Fritos Casserole from Lemony Thyme

We’ve included some classic snack food favorites in our Game Day Recipe Round-up.  Fritos Casserole is too fun and tasty not to share.

Shredded Pork Tacos with Chimichurri Sauce from Lemony Thyme

Tacos & Tailgating!! Give our Fish Taco Bowls a try or set up a make-your-own taco bar featuring Shredded Pork Tacos with Chimichurri Sauce or Southwest Vegetarian Tacos.

Azalea Cocktail

Looking for an easy cocktail that can be made in a big batch, this Azalea Cocktail might just be the ticket.

Turkey & Sweet Potato Southwest Chili3

Want to lightened up on the calories without sacrificing flavor?  Turkey & Sweet Potato Southwest Chili is all about flavor WIN!

Hot Reuben Dip | | #GameDayRecipe #ReubenDip

Who doesn’t love a good Reuben?!! Give this Hot Reuben Dip a try.  You’ll be hooked!

Cowboy Caviar

Need one last easy dip recipe to add to your Game Day or Tailgate Party spread? Look no further and make it Cowboy Caviar.

Southwest Corn & Jalepno Fritters from Lemony Thyme

This just in, the newest recruit to the Team Lemony Thyme Game Day spread is our Southwest Corn & Jalapeno Fritters.

Hot Cuban Dip2

Over the past several months I’ve added some HOT dip recipes to our Appetizers collection.  Hot Cuban Dip has all the flavors of one of our most popular posts… Classic Cuban Sandwich.

Nothing screams party food more than Homemade Queso Dip {with Tater Tots}.

7 Layer Hot Italian Dip | | #gameday

7-Layer Hot Italian Dip will tame even the rowdiest of fans.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this Game Day & Tailgate Party Recipe Round-up.  I’ve pinned 400+ additional WINNING recipes on my Game Day Favorites Pinterest Board.  I’d love for you to follow us there as well. All my best, Libby

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