Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Football Tailgate and Party Foods

Great eats for your tailgate or family room football party - adult beverages, poppers & fried pickles, pigs in a blanket, meat pies, hot corn dip, classic 7 layer dip, chicken salad, seafood bread, Italian Beef, sliders, po'boys, muffulettas, spicy, fried & BBQ wings, pasta salads, potato salads, hot dog sauce, Latin beef, shredded beef tacos, beans, gumbo, jambalaya, soups, stews, chili & more!

Football Tailgate and Party Foods

Looking for menu ideas for your tailgate or football party? Here's my personal collection of tried and true, all Deep South Dish, all in one spot, best of my best recipes perfect for football foods whether you're tailgating it, or watching the games on your own big screen televison. There's plenty to choose from so no matter who you're rooting for, you're sure to find something here for that menu and to please those those hungry fans.

Bookmark this and check back as I update and add to the collection regularly!

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Southern Sweet Iced Tea
Pitcher Perfect Sweet Tea
Party Punch

Adult Beverages

Vodka Slush
Pat O'Brien Hurricanes
Southern Iced Tea Cocktails
Cranberry Pomegranate Sangria

Other Adult Beverage

A delicious party appetizer, these bacon wrapped, smoked sausage and cheese stuffed jalapenos are a true crowd pleaser.

Appetizers and Condiments

Mississippi Comeback Sauce
Fried Pickles
Fire 'n Ice Pickles
Shrimp Cocktail
Spicy Marinated Shrimp Appetizer
Pickled Shrimp
Refrigerator Pickled Vegetables (Giardiniera)
Cowboy Candy - Candied Pickled Jalapenos
Jalapeno Poppers
Jalapeno Chicken Poppers
Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers
Angels and Devils on Horseback
Hanky Pankies
Bite Size Bacon and Tomato Cups with Basil
Spicy Cheese Bites
Spicy Sweet Andouille Sausage Bites
Classic Grape Jelly Meatballs and Little Smokies Sausages
Bacon Cheeseburger Meatball Bites with Spicy Burger Sauce
Basic Humble Deviled Eggs
Sausage Cheese Balls
Cheese Straws
Loaded Potato Skins
Crunchy Saltine Chicken Tenders
Green Chile Cheese Squares
Chipped Beef Cheeseball
Cowboy Nachos

More Appetizers


Cajun Boiled Peanuts
Southern Caviar - Black Eyed Pea Salad
Kickin' Rotel Restaurant Style Salsa
Garden Fresh Salsa
Fire 'n Ice Watermelon Salsa
Texas Caviar - Mississippi Style
Fresh Corn and Black Bean Salsa
Homemade Tortilla Chips
Homemade Baked Potato Chips
Pigs in a Blanket
Beef Nachos
Natchitoches Meat Pies
Stuffed Pizza Bites
Garlic Bread Pizza
Perfect Crispy Thin Crust Pizza

More Snacks

Dips and Spreads

Fire 'n Ice Pickle Dip
Hot BBQ Pulled Pork Dip
Hot BBQ Chicken Dip
Cheddar Bacon Dip
Charleston Cheese Dip
Shrimp Rotel Dip
Picante Shrimp Dip
Mississippi Sin Dip
Buffalo Chicken and Bacon Dip
Hot Corn Dip
Cold Corn Dip
Warm Feta and Artichoke Dip
Awesome Jalapeno Popper Dip

The Classic 70s 7-Layer Dip
Cream Cheese with Hot Pepper Jelly Dip
Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Rotel Queso Dip
Beefy Rotel Dip Variation
Cheesy Spinach & Bacon Rotel Dip
White Rotel Sausage Dip
Cheesy Spinach and Bacon Dip Rotel Variation
Hot Crab Dip 
Classic French Onion Dip
Cheesy Warm Vidalia Onion Dip
Caramelized Vidalia Onion Dip
Shrimp Dip
Heaven on a Cracker

Bread and Sandwiches

Deli Chicken Salad
Roasted Red Pepper Pimento Cheese Finger Sandwiches
Pimento Cheese & Pecan Finger Sandwiches
Stuffed Crab Patties for Mini Po'boys
Crab Melts

Catch of the Day Crab Bread
Seafood Bread with Crab and Shrimp
Sausage and Cheese Bread
Beefy Pizza Bread
Cheesy Garlic Bread
Mississippi'd New Orleans Muffuletta
Mini Italian Sandwiches
Mini Hot Roast Beef Party Po'boys
Garlic Bread Butter Blend
Cheesy Garlic Bread

Roast Beef Sliders
Slow Cooker Coke/Root Beer/Dr Pepper Pulled Pork
Spicy Crockpot BBQ Pulled Pork
North Carolina Style Crockpot BBQ Pork
Spicy Crockpot Italian Beef
Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken for Sandwiches
Crockpot Barbecue Beef for Sandwiches
Yummy Hamburger Sandwiches
Homemade Sloppy Joes


Pepper Jelly BBQ Wings
Deviled Chicken Wings
Ain't No Thing Chicken Wings
Cane Syrup Glazed Hot Wings
Garlic Parmesan Wings
Ponzu Lime Mojo Wings
Spicy Oven Baked BBQ Wings
Buffalo Style Hot Wings with Blue Cheese Dip
Crispy Southern Fried Hot Wings
Ooey Gooey BBQ Wings
Sticky Sweet and Spicy Oven Baked Wings
Oven Baked Louisiana Hot Wings

More Wings

Fried Chicken

Beer Marinaded Grilled Chicken
Picnic Oven Fried Chicken
Southern Fried Chicken
Crunchy Saltine Chicken Tenders
Cornflake Coated Oven Fried Buttermilk Chicken
Crispy Panko Coated Fried Chicken

Potato, Pasta and Other Salads

Vinegar Slaw with Apple
Pineapple Coleslaw
Basic Creamy Coleslaw
Fire 'n Ice Vinegar Slaw
BLT Salad
7 Layer Salad
Cajun Potato Salad
Southern Potato Salad
Cold Baked Potato Salad
Creamy Pesto Potato Salad
Seafood Pasta Salad
7 Layer Pasta Salad
Pizza Pasta Salad
Cold Vermicelli Spaghetti Salad
Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad
Classic Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad
Old Fashioned Tuna Macaroni Salad
Shrimp and Bow Tie Pasta Salad
Fire 'n Ice Marinated Squash Salad
Tri-Color Rotini Pasta Salad with Shrimp and Italian Dressing
Creamy Pasta Salad
Fresh Corn Salad
Marinated Vegetable Salad
Cornbread Salad
Combination Chopped Salad with Shrimp

Beef and Pork

BBQ Sketti - Pulled Pork Spaghetti
Chicken Fried Steak Fingers
Cajun Hot Dog Sauce
Authentic Mexican Shredded Tacos
Homemade Beef Sliders
Spicy Crockpot Italian Beef for Sandwiches
Oven Roasted Rump Roast
Atlanta Brisket
Oven Braised Brisket
Latin Style Beef
Hearty Slow Cooker Beef Stew
Beef Stew
Shredded Beef Tacos
The Easiest Pulled Pork Ever! (Shortcut recipe)
Smothered Pork Roast


Cajun White Beans
Ham Bones Beans
4 Ways with Red Beans and Rice
Butter Beans and Rice
 Southern Baked Beans
Beefy Barbecue Baked Beans
Calico Baked Bean Medley
Pineapple Baked Beans


Party Shrimp
Sheet Pan Panko Shrimp
Marinated Cracked Blue Crab Salad
Small Batch Shrimp Boil
Shortcut Shrimp Etouffee
Crawfish Etouffee
Shrimp Creole
Shrimp and Crab Boil
Cajun Grilled Shrimp Skewers


Chicken, Andouille, and Oyster Filé Gumbo
Seafood and Okra Gumbo with Shrimp, Crab and Oysters
Crab Gumbo with Shrimp
Cajun-Style Chicken Gumbo
Shrimp and Okra Gumbo

Jambalaya and Rice Dishes

Skillet Jambalaya
Oven Baked Cajun Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya
Oven Baked Creole Jambalaya with Chicken, Smoked Sausage and Shrimp
Pork and Sausage Jambalaya
Black-eyed Pea Jambalaya
Crawfish Rice Dressing
Cajun Rice Dressing
Cajun Pastalaya - Pasta Jambalaya


Shortcut Crawfish Corn Bisque
Slow Cooker Corn and Potato Chowder
Swamp Soup aka Turnip Green Soup
Senate Ham and Bean Soup
Ground Beef Hobo Stew
7 Can Taco Soup
Pasta e Fagioli Soup
Loaded Baked Potato Soup
BBQ Pork Brunswick Stew
Bean with Bacon Soup
Spicy Cajun Sausage and Corn Soup
Sausage and Sweet Potato Soup with Black-eyed Peas
Mary's Favorite Hamburger Soup
Mary's Southern Vegetable Beef Soup
Greens and Black-eyed Pea Soup
Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup
Homemade Chicken Stew
Southern Chicken and Dumplings

More Soups


Texas Style Chili
Homemade Ground Beef Chili with Beans
Chili Spaghetti
Stovetop No Bean Beef Chili
Crockpot Beef Chili
Skillet Chili Mac
Crockpot Chicken and White Bean Chili
Turkey Chili with Beans


Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs
Southern Style Dry Rub Pork Ribs
Fall Off the Bone Oven Baked Ribs
Grilled Ribs
Country Style Ribs with Pepper Jelly Barbecue Sauce


Super Creamy Mac and Cheese
Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese
Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese
Ground Beef Mac and Cheese
Green Bean Bundles
Ways to Cook Corn on the Cob
Fresh Corn Casserole
Baked Vidalia Onions
Grilled Baked Potatoes

Sweet Stuff

Pineapple Orange Fluff
Mississippi Mud Cake
Homemade Brownies
Texas Sheet Cake
Better Than Sex Cake (Chocolate Sin)
Mississippi Mud Bars
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
Gooey Butter Cake
Party Cheesecake
Almond Joy Cake
Punch Bowl Strawberry Angel Cake
My Blueberry Heaven Pie
Cherry-O Cream Cheese Pie
Layered Banana Split Dessert
Strawberry Delight
Icebox Cakes
Southern Pound Cake
Sour Cream Coffeecake
Apple Dapple Cake with Maple Glaze
Classic Southern Banana Pudding
Moon Pie Banana Pudding
Southern Bread Pudding
Not Better Than Sex But Really Good Fresh Citrus Cake
Fresh Strawberry Cobbler
Fresh Apple Cobbler
Fresh Peach Cobbler

More Desserts

Looking for something else? Check out these other links too - lots more great possibilities for Super Bowl party food are just a click away!

Appetizers and Party Foods
Cookout Recipes
Cajun and Creole Recipes
Chili Recipes
Gulf Coast Favorites
Stews and Gumbos
Cookies and Bars

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