19 Easy and Delicious Appetizers That Score at Every Tailgate
Die-hard fan or sideline viewer, there’s something about football season that brings us all together: the appetizers. So whether you’re making and taking or dishing it out in your backyard, here are 19 recipes that any tailgater (rooting for your team or against) will thoroughly enjoy. So unlike the game, it’s a win-win.
Spicy Avocado Hummus
This includes two of Texans' favorite things: avocados and jalapeños. Pair with veggies, pita chips or pita bread.
No-Bake Dessert Lasagna
This had us at no-bake, but layers and layers of chocolate goodness aren’t bad either.
We're eating these by the handful.
No keg stands here. Think more along the lines of beergronis and beergaritas.
Spinach Artichoke Squares
It all starts with store-bought puff pastry dough.
Roasted Buffalo Chicken Wings
Instead of bringing home Buffalo Wild Wings, wow everyone with this easy recipe.
Do you like pizza? Do you like muffins? Of course you do. And better yet, these babies are way less greasy than a large slice—so your couch will thank you.
Elevate your cold-cut sammy game with these ooey-gooey sandwiches that are super easy to make for a large group.
Who says Girl Scout Cookie season can’t last all year? These cupcakes are a spin-off of the cult favorite that is chocolate, caramel and coconut perfection.
Skillet Nacho Dip
This dynamite dip will get demolished within seconds. Just remember to take your skillet home.
Spicy Glazed Popcorn Chicken
You know what? We're not even going to bring this one. We'll just keep the whole tray to ourselves.
Baby Bloomin' Onions
Our favorite steakhouse appetizer turned into a tailgate treat. Don’t forget the dipping sauce.
Eggplant Parm Bites
These aren’t tough to make, but just drop the word eggplant and most people will assume you can also turn water into wine.
No-Bake Chocolate Peanut-Butter Pretzel Bars
Salty, sweet, crunchy and no oven required. Was making this ever really a question or was it just a matter of when? Pair it with a boozy milk drink to wow the crowd.
Perfect for getting you through until your halftime popcorn run on 11 a.m. kickoff days.
Spaghetti Squash Fritters
Helllooo, spicy yogurt dipping sauce.
Grilled Watermelon and Feta Skewers
Fight fall by inviting some of summer’s best ingredients to make an appearance at your party. And damn, when it's 90 degrees through September, there are no rules.
Another tailgate classic. And because it's green chile season, make sure yours are fresh (yes, you can totally taste the difference).
Salted Caramel & Chocolate Rice Krispies Squares
This sophisticated take on the Rice Krispies treat will have adults hiding them from the kids at the party.