Today marks the official start of college football season with the UNC Tarheels and the USC Gamecocks kicking off this evening in Charlotte. And while I won’t be cheering my heart out for either (although I will root for the Gamecocks any day of the year as long as they aren’t playing ECU), I will be busy planning my tailgate menu for Saturday evening when ECU kicks-off their football season. Let’s be honest, college football is my excuse to drink mimosas and chow down on delicious food. And in honor of football season, I thought I would share a round-up of recipes that will make this football season the most delicious football season you’ve ever had. I can’t guarantee that your team will end up on top but I can guarantee that if you’re hanging with me, you won’t go hungry. Let’s get down to business…
I love these because they can be served immediately or after driving to the game and setting up the tailgate. They are very similar to these sliders that I’ve made over and over again.
I love a cheesy dip. I would probably save this for watching games at home so that it would be piping hot when served. The flavors sound incredible!
Potato skins are such a throw-back to my childhood. But this version is amped up with all the flavors of a bacon-blue cheese burger.
Most people think of wings when they think of football. And since college football is HUGE in the South, let’s add a little sweet tea to the mix.
Pulled pork tends to travel well so it’s one of my top picks for ECU home games.
Does this even need an explanation?
Because it’s still 90 degrees outside and therefore it’s still summer. And who would say no to onion rings ON TOP of nachos?
Because sometimes you have to party before noon.
Diets aren’t allowed at my tailgates.
Every tailgate needs a bowl of munchies.
Because I’ve been obsessed with nachos since the age of 8.
The messier the better.
For a little something sweet.
This is my favorite (and easiest) sweet treat for any and all tailgates.
So…who are you cheering for this college football season?