Football Friday Tailgate Treats Recap Season One

Football Friday Tailgate Recipes: Drink Like a Champion

Some of you may remember from last season we started a new Friday morning feature with tailgate recipes to help with your weekend of football. We had such a great response to these recipes we decided we needed season two.  If you are new to our site this week and next week will be a recap of last season’s recipes this week and next week.  The week of the first games there will be some brand new recipes for you to try. Hope you find some Tasty Tailgate Treats to use this season.

Football Friday Tailgate Treats

Family Recipes

Last season we kicked off with several recipes submitted by die-hard college football fans. Our first recipe was my very own  Coach Kate’s Kickoff Chili. It is great for large crowds. Usually better later in the season when it is a little cooler outside but tasty nonetheless. We also had a loyal Vanderbilt fan submission of Tailgate Crack.  This was a sought-after recipe that is a tasty staple on West End. We had Wayne’s Tortellini Salad from a Florida State fan who travels from Nashville to Tallahassee to tailgate for every home game for the last 20 years.  This salad would be great for kickoff weekend it is cold and tasty perfect for the heatwave we have been living in this summer. We had the pleasure of getting a recipe submission from football royalty. Vince Lombardi’s grandson John Lombardi sent me a brat recipe that has changed the way I cook brats forever.

Sliders & Sammies & Snacks

Need to have a meal during a game not just snacks here are some Spinach and Caramelized Onion Sliders to feed your hungry crowd.  How about a chicken sandwich with Alabama White Sauce? I had never heard of Alabama White sauce before this recipe but it is now a staple in my fridge. Another meal option is Root Beer BBQ Pulled Pork easy to eat on the go in a Hawaiian Roll with a little cole slaw… YUMMY. A great snack you make any time the week leading up to the tailgate is War Damn Eagle Spicy Pretzels. Who doesn’t love a good spicy treat to help wash the morning beer down?  Alabama Crackers is a simple treat that is the perfect snack for all tailgate parties at the game or at home.


Does everyone grab a bag of chips when they head to a tailgate party? Most people do. They are easy, cheap, and help feed the crowd.  So you need a large variety of dips for all those chips.  Also, how many corn dips do you need for football season? ALL of them! Here is a smattering of Corn Dips, hot and cold. What is your favorite chip and dip combo during the season?

Wash It All Down

We like any excuse to do a little day drinking and college football offers us that excuse for just a few short months. You can attempt to Drink Like Champions on gameday. You can celebrate with Lane Kiffin and Ole Miss weekly with a variety of Hot Toddy recipes. Once fall hits and leads into winter you have to stay warm at the tailgate parties you will need some Toasty Tailgate Beverages.  Don’t fret all of these beverages can be made to be kid friendly.

On The Menu

Next Friday I will recap the appetizers, sweet treats, and an ABSOLUTE MUST at every tailgate a FOOTBALL SHAPED snack! Click those links. save those recipes. Start planning your tailgate menu the 2022 season is coming soon!