Blain’s Farm and Fleet: Take your tailgate party to the next level with these recipes from Blain’s Farm and Fleet


Gayla Kirshner


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Football pre-season is underway, and that means tailgate parties! While you cheer for your favorite team, you need something delicious to snack on. If you’re tired of the same dips and wings at every tailgate party, look no further. Blain’s Farm & Fleet has put together some new recipes for you to try out this football season.

1. Crock Pot Cheeseburger French Fries with Special Sauce
Loaded fries get a new twist with this recipe from Iowa Girl Eats. The gluten-free dish combines curly fries baked crispy in the oven and juicy, ground beef made in a slow cooker. Top it all off with cheese and fresh cheeseburger toppings like tomatoes and onions for a great game day snack.

2. Bacon Sriracha Queso
Take queso dip to the next level by adding bacon and sriracha, using the recipe from Wholefully. It’s easy to make and is perfect for a tailgate party. Serve the spicy, salty queso with a side of your favorite tortilla chips.

3. Game Day Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Ball
Step up your dessert game with this chocolate chip cheesecake ball from Belle of the Kitchen. While traditional cheese balls are a staple at most game day get-togethers, this one is a little different. It’s sweet instead of savory – and you can shape it and decorate it just like a football!

4. Loaded Tater Tot Skewers
With only a handful of ingredients, this recipe from Made With Happy will please all your tailgating party-goers. All you have to do is bake tater tots on skewers, sprinkle on cheese and bacon and serve with a side of dipping sauce. It’s that easy to make a snack everyone will love.

5. Over the Moon Pizza Dip
Instead of ordering pizzas, make ooey-gooey pizza dip with this recipe from Just a Pinch. It only takes 20 minutes to make, and can serve about 15 people. It’s perfect for tailgate season.

6. Football Puppy Chow
Puppy chow is a staple for snacking – and now you can make a fun football version with this recipe from The First Year. You can add M&M’s that match your favorite team’s colors to really show off your team spirit, too!

7. Cheesy Meatball Bites
During football season, meatballs made in a slow cooker are a pretty normal dish. You can amp up those meatballs with this recipe from Butter with a Side of Bread. The cheesy bites are like mini meatball subs – the perfect finger food for a tailgate party.

8. Buffalo Chicken Jalapeno Poppers
If you’re looking for something with a little heat, these buffalo chicken jalapeno poppers from The Girl Who Ate Everything are just what you need. The creamy, spicy morsels are perfect for game day.

9. Cuban Sliders
These bite size Cuban sandwiches are super easy to make. With this recipe from House of Yumm, you simply lay everything out in a baking pan and bake it for 25 minutes for toasty, warm slider sandwiches.

10. Cheesy Garlic Herb Crack Bread
Find cheesy, garlic goodness with Handle the Heat’s cheesy garlic herb crack bread recipe. It’s super easy to make and only requires a handful of herbs and spices for seasoning. It’s perfect for a football party or any occasion.