Upgrade your tailgate: 22 recipes for game day

Football season finally is here! And just like you expect your favorite players to give 110% on the field, your family and guests expect you to give 110% on the food! Here's a list of amazing recipes that will help make your game day party one to remember.

1. Football Cheese Ball

Football Cheese Ball

Photo and recipe by Leite's Culinaria

Looks amazing, but tastes even better!

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2. Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Photo and recipe by Skinnytaste

This recipe works with tortilla chips or pita bread.

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3. Buffalo Chicken Chili

Buffalo Chicken Chili

Photo and recipe by Tracey's Culinary Adventures

Chili is perfect for those cold, fall days

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4. Grilled Chicken Bacon Sliders

Grilled Chicken Bacon Sliders

Photo and recipe by The Pioneer Woman

These easy to make sliders are a fan favorite!

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5. Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Photo and recipe by Brown Eyed Baker

This is a tailgate staple!

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6. Guacamole

Guacamole

Photo and recipe by Skinnytaste

Turn your football party into a fiesta!

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7. Lemon Brownies

Lemon Brownies

Photo and recipe by Recipe Girl

Celebrate your team's victory with something sweet!

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8. Baked Potato Pizza

Baked Potato Pizza

Photo and recipe by Iowa Girl Eats

Just try it, you'll love it!

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9. Buffalo Wings

Buffalo Wings

Photo and recipe by Simply Recipes

Wings and football just go together!

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10. Avocado and Mango Salsa

Avocado and Mango Salsa

Photo and recipe by Skinnytaste

This fresh and flavorful salsa will outshine any store-bought salsa!

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11. 7 Layer Bean Dip

7 Layer Bean Dip

Photo and recipe by Simply Recipes

Because 6 layers isn't enough

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12. Super Bowl, Literally!

Super Bowl, Literally!

Photo and recipe by Framed Cooks

This snack mix is guaranteed to please!

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13. Tropical Guacamole

Tropical Guacamole

Photo and recipe by Taste and Tell

This isn't your run of the mill guacamole... this is way better!

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14. Pizza Pinwheels

Pizza Pinwheels

Photo and recipe by Recipe Girl

These make for great finger food!

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15. Soft Pretzels

Soft Pretzels

Photo and recipe by Just a Taste

Soft pretzels + cheese dip = heaven

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16. Oktoberfest German Beer Cheese Spread

Oktoberfest German Beer Cheese Spread

Photo and recipe by Brown Eyed Baker

Makes a perfect pair with fresh, warm pretzels!

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17. Hatch Chile Borracho Beans

Hatch Chile Borracho Beans

Photo and recipe by Confections of a Foodie Bride

Mmmmm!

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18. Mexican Short Rib Tacos

Mexican Short Rib Tacos

Photo and recipe by Feasting at Home

Tacos are great. So are short ribs. But you know what's freakin amazing? SHORT RIB TACOS!

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19. Hot Crab Beer Cheese Dip

Hot Crab Beer Cheese Dip

Photo and recipe by The Beeroness

Class up your tailgate with some crab dip!

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20. Pumpkin Chili

Pumpkin Chili

Photo and recipe by Eating in Instead

This'll warm up your tailgate!

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21. Crispy, Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings

Crispy, Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings

Photo and recipe by The Baking Beauties

These are some of the best wings you'll ever have!

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22. Hot Jalapeno Popper Dip

Hot Jalapeno Popper Dip

Photo and recipe by Kitchen Dreaming

For those who like a little heat on a cool fall day!

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