10 Breakfast Recipes to Make for Your Tailgate Party

Transform your breakfast favorites into easy-to-eat, portable bites.

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Conjuring up a delicious food spread for a tailgate party is usually a cinch, but it can be a challenge for early morning games. (I personally don't want to eat chili or hot dogs at 8 a.m.) Plus, I don't want to get up extra early to prepare everything.

Eating breakfast favorites like pancakes, breakfast pizza or oatmeal is more my style, and our portable versions of the classics make it easy to eat at your tailgate party — not to mention they're just as delectable when eaten cold. Prep our recipes below the night before, so you can sleep in a little on game day. You'll be the real MVP (Most Valuable Planner).

Ham, Egg + Cheese Croissant Wrap

Tail Gating Recipes

Tail Gating Recipes

Bake your fillings of choice into refrigerated croissant dough for a satisfying breakfast idea. Wrap each in parchment paper and top with a ribbon in your favorite team's colors.

Mini Breakfast Tacos

Ropa Vieja Tacos

Ropa Vieja Tacos

The only thing better than tacos are miniature one like these ropa vieja tacos. A variety of fillings and taco shells can be prepared ahead of time, then quickly assembled right before guests arrive.

Make this the night before with scrambled eggs, so all you have to do on game day is assemble.

Deviled Eggs



Try this classic three different ways.

Chicken + Waffle Bites

Tail Gating Recipes

Tail Gating Recipes

Combine chicken and waffles with slaw for a boost of flavor.

Muffin Tin Recipes

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Bake these breakfast recipes in a muffin tin for easy transportation and consumption.

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Football-Shaped Pound Cakes

These football-shaped cakes will be the talk of the tailgate and are easy to eat. You can easily pipe the white icing laces using a resealable plastic bag for a festive way to show your team spirit. Get the recipe>>

Chicken and Waffle Bites

Turn your favorite breakfast combo into a delicious bite you and your friends won't be able to stop eating. Use pre-made waffles and slaw to save time on food prep. Get the recipe here>>

No-Bake Gorgonzola Cheese Balls

You can make this cheese ball recipe the night before, so you're ready to eat come tailgate time. Get the recipe here>>

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Fruit Salsa

Add variety to your table spread, and satisfy the healthiest of tailgaters with a colorful fruit salsa. Get the recipe below>>

Smoked Salmon Dip

You only need a few ingredients and a food processor to make this sophisticated appetizer. Get the recipe here>>

Ham, Egg and Cheese Croissant Wrap

Perfect for morning games, these croissant wraps are filling, portable and delicious. Wrap them with parchment paper and ribbon in your favorite team's colors. Get the recipe>>

Salted Caramel Dip

A great companion to a fruit platter, this creamy dip will be popular with adults and kids alike. Get the recipe>>

Maple Walnut Dip

A little sweet, a little savory — this dip will satisfy any palate type. Get the recipe>>

Nacho Bar

No matter which team you root for, everyone can agree that a nacho bar is a great idea. Set up an area with toppings that don't need to be heated up, and add whatever protein is cooking on the grill for the ultimate plate of nachos. Set up the perfect nacho bar>>

Taco Dip

Spruce up crudites with an easy-to-make taco dip you most likely already have the ingredients to. Get the recipe>>

Pineapple Black Bean Guacamole

Plain guacamole is delicious on its own, but it's whole new ball game when you add pineapple and black beans. Get the recipe now>>

Irish Nacho Dip

Flavored with stout beer, fans will love this creamy dip. Top with extra bacon bits, cheddar cheese and green onions for extra flavor. Get the recipe here>>

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