Tailgate time in Ayden, NC, is coming, so you’ll need to think about your menu. Of course, you’ll probably prepare some old standbys for your tailgating party. And sometimes, trying a new recipe or fresh lineup of tasty snacks is nice. But you don’t want to spend all your time in the kitchen instead of with your guests. Here are five of our favorite tailgate snacks we think will be a hit at your next party.
Dill Pickle Dip
So easy and yet so tasty, you’ll love this dill pickle dip for game day. You’ll need:
- 1 cup of chopped dill pickles
- 1 8-ounce package of softened cream cheese
- ¼ cup of pickle juice
- 1 teaspoon of garlic pepper blend
- 1 cup of sour cream
Mix the cream cheese, sour cream, and pickle juice until smooth. Then fold in the pickles and seasoning. Finally, chill until it’s time to serve with your favorite chips.
Dijon Bacon Dip
Here’s another winning dip that is perfect for salty pretzels. For Dijon bacon dip, combine:
- 1 to 3 tablespoons of horseradish
- ½ cup of Dijon mustard
- 1 cup of mayonnaise
- ¼ cup of crumbled, cooked bacon or bacon bits
Whisk everything but the bacon together. Next, fold in the bacon and sprinkle a little on top. Then, cover and keep in the fridge until game time.
Buffalo Chicken Crescent Rolls
When you want buffalo chicken flavor without the mess, gather these ingredients:
- 2 tubes of refrigerated crescent rolls
- 4 ounces of cream cheese, cubed
- 2 tablespoons of buffalo wing sauce
- 1 cup of shredded, cooked chicken
- 2 tablespoons of ranch dressing
- ⅓ cup of crumbled blue cheese
- ½ cup of shredded cheddar cheese
First, preheat your oven to 375℉. Then, mix the ingredients except for the blue cheese in a saucepan and heat until it has melted. Next, separate the crescent roll dough into 16 sections and spoon the filling into each. Top each with blue cheese, then bring the dough edges up and pinch them together. Finally, bake them for 15-20 minutes for tasty, gooey bites.
Pimiento Cheese Spread
Equally at home on white bread or a chip, this pimiento cheese spread is tasty and simple. Mix together:
- ⅓ cup of mayonnaise
- 4 ounces or 1 jar of diced, drained pimientos
- 1 ½ cups of shredded cheddar cheese
Serve this dip with crackers, chips, or cut veggies.
Caprese Salad Kabobs
Caprese salad kabobs look elegant but are a snap to assemble. In fact, your kids can help you make short work of this recipe. Grab some skewers and alternate grape tomatoes, a basil leaf, and little bites of mozzarella. Then, whisk olive oil and balsamic vinegar together and lightly drizzle the kabobs.
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Game Day Goodies
Your next tailgate party menu doesn’t have to be over the top. In fact, you might be surprised by how popular the simple recipes are. Make the menu tasty and easier for you, and have your best tailgate party yet.