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Gameday Eats that Everyone Will Love

Everyone knows one of the best parts of the college football game days is the amazing tailgating food! If you or your student is having trouble thinking of what to bring to the tent, we have some options for you.

Jalapeno Popper Pinwheels

This is the perfect combination of ease and flavor. Pinwheels are a crowd favorite because of how easy they are to make, distribute and eat. Jalapeno popper dip is a fan favorite for some flavor in the tent. This recipe was even followed by one of our interns, Katie and they were gone before she could snap a picture! You can find this recipe at


4 flour tortillas

2 packages of cream cheese

½ pound of bacon

4 jalapenos

Shredded cheddar cheese


1. Cook bacon and crumble.

2. Cut jalapeno and remove seeds, add to skillet and cook until soft.

3. In a large bowl add softened cream cheese, jalapenos, bacon, and cheddar cheese. Mix till combined.

4. Spread 1/2 cup of jalapeno poppers mixture on to one side of the tortilla.

5. Tightly roll the tortilla from one end to another. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in the fridge overnight or for at least 1-2 hours. In a pinch, you can skip this step, but they will be a bit more difficult to cut evenly.

6. Remove from fridge and slice into 1-inch slices.

Deviled Eggs

Another crowd easy favorite, good ole deviled eggs! These are present at nearly every southern potluck, and for good reason. Another easy make and eat, here’s a recipe from


12 boiled & peeled eggs (see instructions above)

1/3 cup mayonnaise

1 tbsp yellow mustard

1 tsp apple cider vinegar

salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste

paprika (for garnish)


1. Cut your eggs in half lengthwise and separate the egg yolks into a bowl; set the egg white halves aside onto a plate.

2. Smash the egg yolks with a fork and mix until creamy with the mayonnaise, mustard and apple cider vinegar (start with 1/3 cup of mayo and add more if desired).

3. Slowly season to taste with a little salt and pepper. I also prefer them with about 1/2 tsp of garlic powder (optional).

4. Evenly distribute the yolk mixture into your egg white halves using a small spoon or piping bag.

5. Sprinkle with paprika and store in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Ham and Cheese Sliders

This classic holds its value at the tailgate. Ham and cheese sliders feed dozens of people and will be sure to leave a smile on their faces. This is also an easy make that you may be asked to bring back every week. Check out this recipe from


These come together with simple ingredients. The ingredients for the sauce are easy to keep on hand.



Brown Sugar

Dijon Mustard

Worcestershire Sauce

Poppy Seeds

Dried Minced Onions

Hawaiian Rolls


Swiss Cheese


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 by 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.

2. Mix together the butter, brown sugar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, poppy seeds, onion.

3. Cut the rolls in half and put the bottom in the prepared baking dish. Top with half the ham. Add the cheese, and top with the remaining ham.

4. Add the tops of the rolls and pour over the butter mixture. Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and remove the foil. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes.

5. Remove from the oven, cut and serve immediately.

All of these recipes are a great addition to your game-day food spread. Remember to have fun and make these recipes your own! Be sure to tag us on social media if you use these recipes at your next get-together.

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