Team-Inspired Tailgating Dishes
Make a big play toward winning your tailgate division with these favorites. From grilled spicy hot dogs to a simmered pot of gumbo, there’s something for everyone’s time, tastes, and team.
Dawg's Sweet Heat Dogs
Recipe: Sweet Heat Hot Dogs
University of Georgia
These franks are predicted to score big with guests! Just brush your favorite brand of hot dog with fiery Sriracha hot sauce, grill, and top.
War Eagle Lemonade
Recipe: Vanilla-Rosemary Lemonade
Bring home the Iron Bowl victory Auburn fans with this sweet tailgating treat. Combine sugar, vanilla bean, and rosemary sprigs to create the perfect combination of flavors.
Roll Tide Breakfast Rolls
Recipe: Roll Tide Breakfast Rolls
University of Alabama
Time out! Go leaner and make a substitution— 1 1/2 cups egg substitute for eggs and reduced-fat pork sausage for sausage.
Wooo Pig Sooie Ham-Stuffed Biscuits with Mustard Butter
University of Arkansas
Ham and biscuits are popular at tailgates across the South—including Fayetteville. Use your favorite sliced, baked ham to stuff into these soft biscuits, and slather with plenty of Mustard Butter.
Ginger-Orange Gator Tail Sipper
Recipe: Ginger-Orange Gator Tail Sipper
University of Florida
Keep ingredients well chilled, and stir together this orange-infused spirit sparker once you arrive at your tailgating location.
Over-the-Moon Vandy Pudding
Recipe: Over-the-Moon Banana Pudding
Soar over the competition Commodores with this mouthwatering marshmallow sandwich dessert. To transport, keep pudding covered in a cooler until ready to serve.
Texas Tackler-size Burgers
Recipe: Pimiento Cheese-Bacon Burgers
University of Texas
Grill up this beefy burger, pile it high with pimiento cheese and bacon, and kick back until kickoff.
Carolina Blue Potato Salad
Big Daddy’s Grilled Blue Cheese-and-Bacon Potato Salad scores big as a side dish to vinegary Carolina barbecue, deli-fried chicken, or steak.
"Big Easy" Gumbo
Recipe: "Big Easy" Gumbo
Tailgailgating with the LSU Tigers has never tasted so good! Gumbo is a must-have for these football fanatics.
Sic' Em Nachos
Recipe: Cowboy Nachos
The perfect tailgating treat for hungry Baylor Bears - a Tex Mex favorite loaded with braised brisket and Monterey Jack.
Ole Miss Mud Brownies
Recipe: Mississippi Mud Brownies
Pass a silver platter filled with Mississippi Mud Brownies around the Grove and score big with your fellow Ole Miss fans.
Clemson Orange Chicken Legs
Recipe: Chipotle-Orange Chicken Legs
Your Tiger tailgate won't be complete without this spicy orange chicken.
Smoky Blue Deviled Eggs
Cheer on the Blue Devils with two Southern crowd pleasers - deviled eggs and pimiento cheese. Win-win!
Seminole (Pork) Chop Tacos
Recipe: Grilled Pork Tacos
Inspired by FSU, these pork chop tacos are irresistible, perfect for any party.
Ramblin' Wreck Boiled Peanuts
Recipe: Hot Spiced Boiled Peanuts
Yellow Jackets fans can tailgate with style and serve this yummy snack in team-colored cups.
Flank Steak Sandwiches with "Go Big Blue" Cheese
University of Kentucky
True blue Kentucky Wildcats will be ready to rumble on the field after devouring these scrumptious steak sandwiches.
Mr. and Mrs. Wuf's Dixie Beef Burgers
North Carolina State University
Show your wolfpack pride with these hearty burgers, topped with spirited red and white chowchow spread.
The Sooner-the-Better Pecans
Recipe: Chili-Lime Pecans
University of Oklahoma
In minutes you can season, bake, and cool Chili-Lime Pecans. Great with a cold one!
Cockaboose Railroad Roasted Peanuts & Pepitas
University of South Carolina
Gamecock fans shouldn't tailgate without this party mix. Chili powder, red pepper, and ground cinnamon make a winning combination of flavors.
Recipe: Southwest Salsa
Texas Christian University
Make this super easy salsa as hot as the TCU football team with a double dose of jalapeños and crushed red pepper.
Recipe: Rocky-Top Popcorn
This gotta-have pre- and post- game snack is a true tailgater's dream.
The Twelfth Man’s “Wings”
Here’s a really good hot wing recipe to start a game day tradition. Fry chickens wings as directed, or skip the flour coating, grill, and then toss in the sauce.
CavMan Steak Kabobs
Recipe: Molasses-Balsamic Steak Kabobs
University of Virginia
Effortlessly elegant, Virginia Cavaliers will cheer for these flavorful bites.
Hokie Pride Sausage Dip
Recipe: Sausage, Bean, and Spinach Dip
Including this dip on a VT tailgate spread will be a key play in impressing your friends.
Mississippi Hush Puppies
Recipe: Mississippi Hush Puppies
This hush puppy recipe is a favorite of the Catfish Institute in Belzoni, Mississippi. Substituting beer for milk makes these lighter and tangier.
Bengal Black & Gold Popcorn
University of Missouri
Flaunt your tiger stripes at tailgate with black and gold popcorn.