Tailgate Recipe Face-Off

Coin Toss
Whether you're tailgating at the stadium or cheering on your team at home, the most heated face-off is what's on the game-day menu. We're sharing our insider picks for the perfect tailgate menu, including classics like brats, burgers, and hot dogs. We're also tossing the coin on new football fare like kale chips, hot chocolate, and spiced chickpeas. Which recipe will win? It's time for the ultimate fan-food showdown.

Asiago-Artichoke Dip vs. Spinach-Artichoke Dip with Bacon

Your game-day crowd will go wild for either of these warm, cheesy dips. And while we love the classic, they say everything's better with bacon, and we couldn't agree more.

Winner: Spinach-Artichoke Dip with Blue Cheese and Bacon

You just can't go wrong with our yummy party dip that combines spinach, artichokes, blue cheese, and bacon in the convenience of the slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Dip: Spinach-Artichoke Dip with Blue Cheese and Bacon

Find out why this dip is oh, so easy. Hint: It starts with your slow cooker!

Peppered Kale Chips vs. Salami Chips

Ditch that boring bag of chips for something new and way more exciting. Both of these alternative chips are salty, crunchy, and impossible to stop at one.

Winner: Too close to call!

Beer-Cheese Hushpuppies vs. Cheddar-Beer Weenies

Our favorite beer pairing? Cheese! While both of these appetizers score big, one keeps you out of the kitchen and close to the game -- thanks to your slow cooker.

Winner: Cheddar-Beer Weenies

Whiskey Barrel Burgers vs. Bacon-Wrapped Burgers

Burgers and tailgating go together like tackles and football. While we love the restaurant-worthy fried pickles and homemade coleslaw, our favorite football burger is spiked with boozy whiskey.

Winner: Whiskey Barrel Burgers

Pumpkin Football Cakes vs. Fudgy Football Brownies

Pumpkin or chocolate? The choice seemed impossible to us! Treat your fellow fans with either and you'll be the tailgate MVP.

Winner: Too close to call!

Your new favorite fall recipe is here: Cakes made from canned pumpkin and fall spices are shaped like footballs for an adorable tailgate or potluck contribution.

Adorable Fall Dessert: Football-Shape Pumpkin Recipe!

Not sure how these cute cakes come together? Watch this quick and easy video!

Roasted Tomato Pasta Salad vs. Deviled Egg Pasta Salad

Pasta salad = perfect football food. While all pasta salads are delicious, we're partial to the best of two worlds -- macaroni salad and deviled eggs.

Winner: Deviled Egg Macaroni Pasta Salad

Tube Steaks with Pickled Onions vs. Chicago-Style Dogs

Our ultimate parking-lot party food? Hot dogs! And while we love the Windy City and its street-food fare, we're keeping things simple with a classic hot dog topped with pickled onions. No need to transport a pantry of condiments!

Winner: Tube Steaks with Pickled Onion Topper

Rosemary Roasted Nuts vs. Barbecue Roasted Chickpeas

Keep one hand free for cheering with these popable party treats. While mixed nuts are a classic snack, we're loving the spicy barbecue flavors and crunchy texture of roasted chickpeas.

Winner: Barbecue Spice Roasted Chickpeas

Aztec Hot Chocolate vs. Coffee White Hot Chocolate

Fall means football and chilly weather. Warm up on the sidelines with either of these cozy hot chocolates. We love the boost of caffeine in the coffee-spiked recipe -- perfect for early-morning tailgating!

Winner: Vanilla Coffee White Hot Chocolate

Three-Cheese Philly vs. Sausage Grinders

Score a touchdown with either of these smothered sandwiches. Both are melty, cheesy, and packed with saucy flavor.

Winner: Too close to call!

Brats with Cucumber-Blueberry Slaw vs. Jalapeno-Cheese Brats

Brats for the win! There's nothing like a smoky bratwurst served right off the grill. Thanks to a bit of make-ahead prep, you can serve up cheesy, spicy brats without breaking a sweat!

Winner: Jalapeno-Cheese Brats

Bacon and Cheddar Bites vs. Cheddar and Bacon Loaf

Bacon and cheddar are a serious power couple. We love the irresistible combination of sharp, melty cheese and smoky bacon. The only thing better than a bite is a whole loaf!

Winner: Cheddar and Bacon Loaf

Chinese Cola Wings vs. Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks

We've got a bit of a hot-wing addiction. Sweet or spicy, we love them all -- especially when served with an icy-cold beer.

Winner: Too close to call!

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