Tailgate Thursday {recipe round-up}

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…

Sweet Onion Pizza Sliders

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.

Cheesy Miso Caramelized Corn and Pineapple Chile Dip

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!

Bacon and Blue Cheeseburger Potato Skins

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.

Sweet Tea-Brined Hot Chicken Wings 

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.

Grilled Pineapple Pork Sandwich 

Pulled pork tends to travel well so it’s one of my top picks for ECU home games.

fried cheesy pickles

Does this even need an explanation?

Summer BBQ Chicken Nachos with Buttermilk Onion Rings

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?

Spicy Sausage Rolls

Because sometimes you have to party before noon.

Macaroni Cheese Stuffed Pretzel Bites with Bacon

Diets aren’t allowed at my tailgates.

Buffalo Cheddar-Ranch Chex Mix

Every tailgate needs a bowl of munchies.

Sriracha Beef Nachos

Because I’ve been obsessed with nachos since the age of 8.

Grilled Baby Back Ribs with Root Beer BBQ Sauce

The messier the better.

Lemon and Browned Butter Rice Krispie Treats

For a little something sweet.

Rolo Stuffed Ritz Crackers

This is my favorite (and easiest) sweet treat for any and all tailgates.

So…who are you cheering for this college football season?



2 thoughts on “Tailgate Thursday {recipe round-up}

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