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10 Tasty Tailgating Treats

Posted by Davis Lakes on Sep 29, 2016 1:28:18 PM

Tailgate parties (not to be confused with tailgating in traffic!) are a classically American activity. These wonderful social gatherings may have been started in the back of pickup trucks, but they have been perfected by the RV. No matter whether you are hosting a tailgate or are just an invited guest, what makes a tailgate a party is the food. Here are a few great, easy to make tailgate party recipes that can be your ticket to being invited back!

1  Crab Dip

mac_and_cheese.pngRavens and Redskin fans don’t have much in common, but a love of This Hampton Roads favorite will always bring a Tidewater tang to your tailgate!


2  Frito Pie Bags

fritos.jpgTexas and Arizona team fans are sure to be familiar with this old favorite! Frito Pie Bags are the ultimate football party food!



3  Pigs in a Blanket/Sausage Rolls

pigs_blanket.jpgAnother game day staple, these sausage rolls are easy tailgate food!



4  Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos

jalapenos.pngAdd a little spice to your tailgate party with these yummy bacon-wrapped jalapenos!




5  Buffalo Wings

wings2.jpgPerhaps the quintessential football party food. They may have been invented at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, NY, but now they are a favorite from coast to coast!



6  Twice Baked Potatoes

taters.pngGo mild or go wild, twice baked potatoes are a simple to make and filling tailgate food




7  Barbeque Baked Beans

baked_beans.jpgNo southern tailgate is complete without this old standby. It may take a little longer on the prep, but it goes to show how dedicated you are to the tailgate party!



8  Fried Cheese Curds

cheese_curds.jpgSo there’s a Packer fan in every group, and you can be sure that this is their favorite!





9  Crock pot meatballs

meatballs.jpgA simple and easy recipe, you only need three ingredients and a crock pot! No mess, no muss, no fuss, and always a party hit!




10 Beer Brownies

brownies.pngHey, it’s a tailgate party, what better to bring than beer brownies!







No matter if you are tailgating a concert, a football game, or just throwing a tailgate bash in a park, these recipes are sure to please. Don’t forget to grab some wet wipes and drinks, and of course, grab your folding chair! There’s no party like a tailgate party!

Heading South this Fall for some tailgating fun? Stop and see us at Davis Lakes, your Suffolk Virginia Family Campground. We have loads of activities planned and the surrounding city is loaded with things to do. Check out our free Fall Travel Guide to give you some ideas!


Topics: Tips, Campground, Camp Cooking, Activities