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3 Easy and Delicious Tailgate Recipes

September 20, 2023 2 min read

3 Easy and Delicious Tailgate Recipes

Our favorite season? Football. Football season is here, and whether you keep up with college teams (check out our University of Utah and BYU gear here!) or prefer watching the NFL, there’s nothing better than hanging out with friends and family, catching a game, and, you guessed it, eating ALL the snacks! 

Whether you’re hosting the next tailgate or tasked with bringing a dish, get ready to score big with these four mouthwatering recipes! From sweet and tangy strawberry donut kabobs to savory ham and cheese sliders, the cutest personal pumpkin pies, and even a healthy high protein chip dip, these football recipes are as easy as they are crowd pleasing.


Strawberry & Donut Kabobs

A winning combo, these 2 step kabobs are perfect for a morning or early afternoon game. The perfect combo of fruity goodness and doughy sweetness, these kabobs will have everyone cheering for more. 


fresh strawberries

donut holes

kabob sticks


Wash strawberries and cut off the tops.

Alternately thread a strawberry and a glazed donut hole (or mini donuts) onto each skewer. Voila!


Game Day Classic: Ham and Cheese Sliders

No game day is complete without some sort of mini sandwich, and here’s our favorite version! Ooey-gooey cheese and ham, toasted buns, and a special sauce make this a tailgate go-to. This time-saving, oven-baked, easy gameday recipe makes 12 sandwiches in one go. Now that’s a winner.



1 pack (12 buns) savory Hawaiian rolls

12 slices black forest ham

6 slices Swiss or Havarti cheese (your choice!)


3 tbsp salted butter

1 tsp dijon mustard

1 tbsp poppy seeds


Slice entire pack of rolls, without separating indivudal buns. Place bottom half in a 9x12 lightly greased pan. 

Place one folded slice of ham and half a slice of cheese on each roll.

In a microwavable bowl, cover butter and heat 30 seconds or until melted. Stir in Dijon mustard and poppy seeds. 

Add the top layer of rolls and brush with butter poppy seed mixture. 

Cover with foil and bake at 350 for about 15 minutes. Remove foil and bake 5 more minutes until cheese is melted and buns are toasted golden brown.

Tear and serve.


Personal Pumpkin Pies

Celebrate your team’s win with personal pumpkin pies! This is the perfect easy game-day dessert, especially for fall. Depending on your plans, bake your own pumpkin pie or stick with store-bought! Plus, you can use the leftover pie to make Pumpkin Pie Cake Pops



pumpkin pie

canned whipped cream

pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon

tall circle cookie cutter 


First, make sure your pie is very cold (not frozen, though)! This will help make clean-cut circles. Use cookie cutter to cut out pie circles

Top with whipped cream

Sprinkle pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon on top and serve!


Let us know what you think, and tag us on social media (@albionfit) so we can see your game day delights! Happy tailgating!


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