10 Non-Traditional Foods to Add to Your Tailgate Party This Weekend

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As we gear up for another weekend of all-day Saturday college football cheering and Sunday NFL rooting, guys from all over this great country will be waking up at the crack of dawn to pack coolers, marinate steaks and load up grills and tents that will come together for their friends and family to enjoy a celebrated tailgate party! If you’re one of these tailgate masters, make this football season’s tailgates a little more interesting with some spins on your traditional tailgate dishes!

Annie’s Hot Sausage Dip

Spice up your traditional queso with some hot pork sausage and green chiles!

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Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro, Laura Zapalowski

Eggs Benedict Sandwiches

Eggs Benedict between french bread means you can tailgate without missing brunch! 

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

Maple Chicken Wings

Add some sweet to your favorite spicy chicken wings! 

Photo: Gooseberry Patch

Photo: Gooseberry Patch

Ham-Stuffed Biscuits with Mustard Butter

A southern classic in the palm of your hand…is there really anything better?!

Photo: Tina Cornett; Styling: Cari South

Photo: Tina Cornett; Styling: Cari South

Warm Gumbo Dip

When the season turns cold, your tailgate attendees will be praising your name with this Cajun dip warming them up! 

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

Turkey-Cheddar Kabobs 

Treat yourself to this perfect on-a-stick-appetizer! 

Photo: John O'Hagan

Photo: John O’Hagan

Stuffed Mushrooms

Bring this forever-popular Olive Garden appetizer straight to your tailgate tent! 

Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro, Laura Zapalowski

Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro, Laura Zapalowski

Cobb Salad Sandwiches

Hand-held salads leave us no excuses to not eat healthy at tailgates! 

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

Barbecue Deviled Eggs

The smoked pork coupled with the Dijon mustard will change the way you eat deviled eggs forever! 

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Photo: Southern Living

Bacon-Wrapped Potatoes with Queso

Adding bacon to ANYTHING is always a good idea!

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck

What do you serve at your tailgates?!

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