Thanksgiving Tailgating Recipes

Thanksgiving themed tailgating recipe ideas

It’s not Thanksgiving without Turkey and Football! This year will be the first year the Colts have played at home on Thanksgiving and we are celebrating with these Thanksgiving themed recipes!

Thanksgiving themed tailgating recipe ideas

Let’s start with the main event! The Turkey! My Fearless Kitchen has great tips on frying a turkey (perfect for tailgating) and 9 other great Turkey Tips!

Top 10 Turkey Tips!

Make this Honey Glazed Turkey and Potatoes from The Farmwife Cooks for a great all-in-one Thanksgiving themed meal.

Honey Glazed Turkey and Potatoes

This Crock Pot Corn Casserole recipe is a traditional holiday dish but made in the crock pot, making it the perfect tailgate recipe!

Crock Pot Corn Casserole

It’s not Thanksgiving without the Sweet Potato Casserole from The Farmwife Crafts! 


You can’t go wrong with Mac n Cheese! Beyer Beware has a great slow cooker version!


These Cranberry Walnut Stuffing Cups from Kimmi’s Dairyland would be great to make for a Thanksgiving themed tailgate!


Looking for a meat option other than turkey? These Cranberry Meatballs from My Fearless Kitchen would be perfect for a fall tailgate!


And now for the desserts!

These Pumpkin Hand Pies from The Farmwife Feeds would be great in the shape of a football!


Pumpkin Spice Pull Apart Bread from Chasing Saturdays is a quick and easy fall recipe!


This Easy Vanilla Sheet Cake from Fencerow to Fencerow makes enough for a crowd, making it perfect for tailgating!


Cherry Pie is good all year long and these Cherry Pie Cookies from Kimmi’s Dairyland are the perfect pie for tailgating!


Apple Turnovers from The Backroad Life are another great way to get your pie fix while tailgating!


This yummy Apple Snicker Salad from Lana’s Life would be a great side for a Thanksgiving tailgate.


No tailgate would be complete with out the perfect drink! The Farmwife Drinks has us covered with these two recipes!

Crock Pot Rumchata White Hot Chocolate


Fireball Sangria


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