31 Tailgating Snacks That Will Score
31 Tailgating Snacks That Will Score is a round up of some of the best game day recipes, including buffalo wings, pub cheese, beer bread, nachos, jalapeño poppers and more!
Are you ready for some football?? I definitely am! I look forward to football season every year — there’s so much excitement in the air on Game Day, and every single game counts.
My household is full of football fanatics, and if we’re home, we’ll have football on the television all day long on Sunday. And let’s not forget about Monday night football or the Thursday night game — we’re definitely watching them, too. 🙂
Of course it’s not game day without amazing food, and that’s where this round up of 31 Tailgating Snacks That Will Score comes in. Because quite honestly, the food is just as important than the game.
When the game is going great, the food makes the game day experience even better. Yassss….shredded buffalo chicken sliders and air fryer zucchini fries are definitely going kick game day up a few notches.
If the game is going badly, the food is a great distraction. Of course, there are also people who aren’t football fans, so you need great food to keep them entertained when you invite a crowd over for the big game.
Great game day snacks are win-win any way you look at them, and the recipes in this round up are guaranteed to score. Let’s get to it!
Game Day Snacks
You can’t have a game without these Buffalo Chicken Wings! They’re spicy, sweet and tender, and the recipe includes instructions to prepare them in the slow cooker and Instant Pot!
Is there anything better than a cheese ball, especially when it’s in the shape of a football? This Jalapeño Popper Football Cheese Ball by Peas and Crayons is the ultimate tailgate food!
Game day snacks can be healthy too, and these Zucchini Tots by She Likes Food are living proof. They’re addictive and made with only 4 ingredients!
Sliders are always more fun than a big sandwich or burger in my opinion, and I definitely couldn’t eat just one of these Shredded Buffalo Chicken Sliders by The Blond Cook!
Kick your game day snacks up a notch with these Blackened Shrimp! They’re juicy, flavorful and perfect when paired with a cool, creamy avocado ranch dip!
Creamy onion dip in a mini bell pepper? Yes please. These Caramelized Onion and Cream Cheese Stuffed Peppers by The Roasted Root are creamy, flavorful and guaranteed to impress!
These Chicken Taquitos by The Seasoned Mom are an easy family-friendly finger food! You only need 4 ingredients and about 10 minutes to pull together this crowd-pleasing appetizer!
Beer and cheese are made for game day, and this Pub Cheese incorporates both! This creamy dip has big cheddar cheese and mild beer flavor, and is a must for the big game.
Loaded with pizza sauce, fresh mozzarella cheese, pepperoni and seasonings, these Pizza Potato Skins by Pumpkin ‘n Spice are sure to be a crowd-pleasing appetizer or snack!
Air Fryer Zucchini Fries by Sweet Peas and Saffron are coated with a crispy parmesan panko breading and are one of the best healthy tailgating snacks!
These Homemade Soft Pretzels are soft and delicious with beer baked right in! Serve with maple mustard sauce for one memorable game.
A big bowl of this Creamy Jalapeño Salsa Bean Dip by My Sequined Life is the perfect tailgate food. It’s easy prep and you can customize the spice level by switching up the salsa variety.
Crispy wonton cups filled with a black bean and sweet potato taco mix – these cute little Taco Cups by Bake. Eat. Repeat. are the perfect appetizer or meal!
Cowboy Caviar by The View From the Great Island is a healthy rainbow bean salad that doubles as a dip, a salsa, and an all around people pleaser!
Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes by A Latte Food are spiced up with a creamy pepper jack cheese filling. Bet you can’t eat just one!
The best dip for any occasion is this Homemade Guacamole! This is a fresh, flavorful crowd pleaser that’s ready in 5 minutes!
Wow your guests with this Shrimp Cocktail by My Kitchen Craze! It’s fresh and flavorful with a spicy Mexican twist!
Mini Cheeseballs by Live Well Bake Often will be the hit of any party! They’re creamy, cheesy and coated with crunchy almonds!
You’ll make everyone forget about the game with these BBQ Steak Nachos by Spicy Southern Kitchen! Tender beef is topped with tangy bbq sauce, gooey cheese and so much more!
White Bean Hummus is a nutritious dip that’s a great addition to any game day spread. It’s creamy, flavorful and perfect served with crunchy veggies, crackers or pita chips!
Spicy Asian Meatballs by Maebells are juicy pork meatballs with a spicy, sweet Asian sauce that makes them utterly addictive!
Deviled Eggs by Cooking on the Front Burners are dressed to impress for Game Day! They’re boiled to perfection with a creamy filling that everyone will love!
This Bacon-Wrapped Chicken by The Seasoned Mom come together in a matter of minutes with just 3 ingredients. They’re guaranteed to be a hit!
Football Scotcheroos by Julie’s Eats and Treats are ooey, gooey scotcheroos covered in chocolate, and are a festive treat for game day!
Buffalo Chicken Tortilla Pinwheels by Homecooking Memories are delicious party food with all the flavors of buffalo wings + blue cheese, but without the mess!
Irish Nachos by Cooking With Curls are a fun twist on traditional nachos, made with thinly sliced potatoes, crispy bacon, melted cheese and all of your other favorite toppings!
Beer Bread is light and fluffy with crispy edges and the flavors of brown butter, maple syrup and beer! This homemade bread recipe is beyond easy and comes together with just 5 ingredients!
Lighten up your tailgating snacks with these Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Wings by Recipes From A Pantry! These vegan cauliflower wings are a crispy, flavorful and addictive!
Cream Cheese Jalapeño Poppers by Wholesome Yum will leave you asking, “Game, what game?” 🙂 They’re spicy, cheesy and topped with crispy bacon for the ultimate snack!
Frosted Football Brownies by Celebrating Sweets are brownies decorated to look like a football using chocolate and vanilla frosting. Use your favorite brownie recipe as the base. No cookie cutter needed!
Roasted Nuts are crunchy and addictive, with the flavors of rosemary, maple and hint of spice. They come together in minutes with just a few simple ingredients!
14 Comments on “31 Tailgating Snacks That Will Score”
They all look so good I don’t know which I want to try first!!! 🙂
I know right?! Thanks, Annie! 🙂
My husband enjoys watching football, but I’m not quite into it. But I am into making and eating snacks, so I appreciate a good tailgating snack roundup! So many good ones here Marcie!
I totally get it — thanks Leanne!
This roundup is making me crave aaaallthefootball watching! I haven’t been on top of my entertaining game the last few years, but I’m thinking I need to get some friends together and “taste test” some of these recipes 😀
Taste testing these recipes would be SO fun!
I will admit that I’m not a big football fan (although I do cheer for my team, go bears!) but my husband is a HUGE fan! I’m just in it for the food! These snacks look SO good, Marcie! I want to try them ALL! Thanks so much for including my potato skins!
At least you cheer on your team, and your ‘skins look delicious!
I absolutely LOOOOVE football season! Although I won’t lie, sometimes I wish I could go back in time and re-live enjoying it at actual games during my college years. 😉 While I do like watching my teams play, I’m now more into football season for the snacks! I mean, really, is there anything better than game day grub? I think not! Especially given this stellar line up you have shared here! I want it ALL! Preferably at once! Pinning!! Cheers, Marcie!
I’ll bet those college games were a blast — I don’t blame you! There really isn’t any better food than game day grub…except maybe Thanksgiving dinner. 🙂
So much yumminess highlighted in this post! I am 100% with you, I’m a football fanatic to the core… I grew up in a football family and my dad has been a coach my whole life, so it’s kind of in my blood!
I’m glad we’re on the same page Nicole! 🙂
So many yummy looking ideas here, Marcie! Great minds think alike – I also have football food on my mind & shared a Super Bowl recipe idea round up this week as well!
Thanks Nicole and I can’t wait to check out your post!