Favorite Game Day and Tailgating Recipes! #HormelFamily

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With the weather cooling down, fantasy leagues maxed-out and team colors proudly on display, one thing is certain – football season is upon us! That means it’s time to take advantage of the autumn weather, head out to the stadium or your own background and fire up the grill and host your own tailgate party!

Hormel Foods recently conducted a study to better understand football fans, the importance of tailgating and favorite tailgating recipes. According to the study, more than 76 percent of fans say tailgating is a crucial part of the game day ritual and 73 percent would rather feast on their own menu versus stadium food!

What do you think? Do you have any tailgating and game day favorites?

I’ve collected some of my favorite tailgating recipes from some of my coolest blogging friends…

Tailgating and Game Day Favorite Recipes


Kickoff your party with these easy Southern Style Barbecue Lettuce Wraps!

Southern Style BBQ Lettuce Wraps


Your friends will be rushing to get these Oven Baked Pork Back Ribs!

Tip: If you’re not going to have access to a grill at the tailgate party you can cook these babies before hand.  They’re sure to garner loads of fans!


Shoot the gap with some Crock Pot Spicy Barbecue Kielbasa by Tammilee from Tammilee Tips!


Everyone will be huddling around this delicious Black Bean & Roasted Red Pepper dip!

Black bean roasted red pepper dip

You’re guaranteed an extra point with these Apple Snickers Dippers by Sara of Mom Endeavors!




Watch the table because your friends will all be rushing for some Football Oreo Truffles again from Mom Endeavors!




Do you have any favorite game day foods?  Feel free to leave the link to your favorite tailgating or game day recipes in the comments below.


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  1. These all look delicious, and I really love the truffles. So cute (though I'd need a different color scheme!).
  2. I do not tailgate outside by the game, but I tailgate in my home when watching the games that we enjoy. I made some chicken wings that really turned out last night, and we will be having when we watch the game. I like a lot of these tailgater recipes and will have to try some.
  3. Robin Wilson says
    We always have some kind of goodies on hand when we watch sports. Be it wings, chili or sandwiches. But I must say this fare looks delicious. I want to try and make those wraps!
  4. Amy!!! This round up is awesome! Thank you for sharing all of these fab recipes! =)
  5. michelle oakley warner says
    wow, what a bunch of amazing recipes, and i love the variety of them all as well, what great ideas too for decorating them as well. thanks so much for them all, i am trying them all out.
  6. Making those truffles!!!
  7. I just moved to Nebraska, and tailgating is a big deal. It seems that either you are a tailgater or you have friends that are and you enjoy the food.
  8. nicole dz says
    Game day recipes are one of my favorites! The Crock Pot Spicy Barbecue Kielbasa is a favorite of mine, I make something very similar to this. I also make a great pulled pork mini sandwiches.