Celebrate Game Day with these Winning Dip and Appetizer Recipes


Football Tailgate Recipes from Traton Homes

Now that September is here, it is time to put on the jerseys, fire up the grill and make some new memories. It is football season here in the south and there is no better time to get together with friends and family for tailgating before the big game or cheering on your favorite team from the comfort of your metro Atlanta home.

As Atlanta residents we have the luxury of being in close proximity to several football teams, both college and NFL, so whether you “Sic ‘em” with the Dawgs on Saturday or “Rise Up” with the Falcons on Sunday, there are plenty of opportunities for you to try out some new game day dips and appetizers.  Here are a few of our favorite recipes that are sure to score a touchdown as your cheer on your favorite team:

Ann’s Hot Sausage Dip: Who doesn’t love the combination of cheese and sausage? Ann’s Hot Sausage Dip combines ground sausage, diced tomatoes, green chiles, cream cheese and cheddar cheese for a dip that is sure to be a fan favorite.

Barbecue Deviled Eggs: This twist on a game day classic is sure to be a hit among your friends and family. The secret to the Barbecue Deviled Eggs is to add some finely chopped smoked pork and hot sauce for just a little extra kick.

Loaded Baked Potato Dip: Do you love baked potatoes with bacon, sour cream, cheddar cheese and chives? If the answer is yes, and why wouldn’t it be, then this is the perfect dip for your tailgate or football party. Add some hot sauce for a little extra spice and serve with waffle fries for a winning combination.

Maple Chicken Wings: Wings and football go together like peanut butter and jelly. These Maple Chicken Wings are the perfect combination of sweet and heat that will have your fellow football fans coming back for more.

Tomato-Feta Bites: For the vegetarian football fans, Tomato-Feta Bites are a perfect solution for a game day snack. Pile tomatoes, kalamata olives, feta cheese and fresh herbs on puff pastry for a simple, but tasty treat.

Pumpkin Dip: A tailgate or football gathering would not be complete with something sweet. Pumpkin Dip is an alternative to caramel dip and is perfect for pairing with apple slices. Just combine cream cheese, brown sugar, canned pumpkin, maple syrup and cinnamon and you are good to go.

No matter your game day tradition, these delicious recipes are sure to be a winner every time. For more information on the above recipes, as well as 94 additional recipes, visit

At Traton Homes, our spacious and open home designs are perfect for hosting your fellow football fans or preparing delicious treats for a game day tailgate. For more information on our metro Atlanta communities, visit the Traton Homes website today.

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