While fall doesn’t officially start until later this month, it is officially football season! It’s a favorite time of year in our household and we love entertaining tailgate-style. While some folks may not be the “tailgate in a field” kind of people, tailgate food is perfect for any Saturday or Sunday in the fall. Here’s a round-up of my favorite tailgating recipes (all photos are from the original recipe source, however, they are tried and true recipes that I’ve made at home):
Slow Cooker Cherry Chipotle Pulled Pork with Cilantro Slaw. This may be my new favorite tailgate recipe. It’s cooked in a crock pot and tastes absolutely amazing. Sweet and spicy, this is a crowd pleaser.
The Masters Pimiento Cheese. All Southern tailgates require pimiento cheese. That’s all there is to it.
Ultimate Red Skinned Potato Salad (that’s mayo free!). If you’re serving pulled pork, you might as well throw some potato salad on the table as a side dish. This mayo-free potato salad is excellent for tailgates. I leave out the eggs because I’ve never really liked a potato salad with eggs.
Nachos with Fontina and Candied Jalapenos. If you’re watching the game at home, please make a plate piled high with these nachos. You won’t regret it.
Spicy Beer Queso with Chorizo and Black Beans. Beer and football just go together. So make a cheese dip out of beer and you’re sure to have a winning dip.
Apricot and Goat Cheese Bites. These are for the ladies at your football party. Light and delicious, these are great for a little sweet and a little tangy.
Loaded Baked Potato Dip. Please serve this with waffle fries or waffle potato chips. It’s required.
I always have a lighter dip with veggies and something sweet on the table, too.
Do you have a favorite football food???
p.s. Here’s an awesome round up of football food from one of my favorite bloggers (and now cookbook author), How Sweet Eats.