12 Tailgate Recipes You Can Eat Cold

Serve these foods straight out of the cooler during your next tailgate — no heating required.

By: Chrissy Barua and Farima Alavi
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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>>

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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