Celebrate the big game in style with these delicious game day recipe ideas for you charcoal or pellet smoker. Here is the ultimate list of easy appetizers and classic BBQ dishes you can throw down for the best football food for your family and friends!
Whether you love to make epic game day party food from the parking lot of your favorite sports team or from the comfort of your own backyard, here are all the recipes ideas you need to throw a successful tailgate party.
I’ll cover all the classic appetizers from chicken wings, spicy chili, jalapeno poppers, to classic pulled pork shoulder and delicious baby back ribs. I’ll even include some of my favorite smoker friendly drinks too.
These recipes have been used on a variety of grills an smokers. They can be done of gas, ceramic, off set, or electric pellet smokers. Grab all the details below with this ultimate recipe guide for game day snacks!
These crispy grilled wings bring the heat with this keto friendly, flavorful Thai inspired curry style hot sauce. So get the grill fired up and be ready to bring the heat for game day or your next dinner party!
Learn to make the crispiest, grilled or smoked chicken wings!
Smoked Dip Recipes:
Dips always are a one of the best ways to feed a hungry crowd! I love a good game day snack dip full of cheesy goodness, so I rounded up a few of my favorites (like the viral smoked queso dip recipe and smoked cream cheese) you can enjoy all football season long. All you need is your favorite bag of tortilla chips and some sliced veggies to dig in.
Smoked Dip Recipes
Enjoy one of these smoked dips you can make on your grill or smoker.
The perfect smoked brie appetizer that can be made on your charcoal grill or gas grill. Pair this decadent fancy cheese with spicy chorizo sausage and a sweet drizzle of honey for a beautiful way to impress your guests.
The sweet mellow flavor of buttery caramelized onions paired with the rich aroma of blue cheese and reduced into a beautiful sauce to pair with your favorite steak or beef cut. This dish takes little prep work and is a great way to elevate any meal!
A delicious, hot smoked dip made with lump crab, cheeses, fresh dill, and green onion. This easy to make low carb keto friendly crab dip is the perfect appetizer or topping for your next surf and turf dinner.
Have you been dying to try the viral Tik Tok queso recipe that you've seen across social media? See how you can grill up this deliciously easy cheesy dip on any charcoal, gas, or pellet style smoker at home!
Love a classic BBQ style pulled pork but only have a gas grill? Get all the techniques, tips, and tricks to turning your propane grill into a meat smoking machine to cook a pork shoulder or pork butt to perfection!
A classic tried and true 3-2-1 method for smoking ribs for beginners and even for the seasoned pitmaster! Get all the tips, techniques, and full tutorial for fall off the bone pork ribs slow smoked on any grill.
If you ever wanted to learn how to make pulled pork on the grill, check out this easy guide and simple step by step recipe for creating a crowd pleasing Carolina pulled pork butt for all your summer BBQ needs and beyond!
Handheld Tailgating Recipes on the Smoker:
Hand held appetizers are always a great option to serve to the masses. Here are some of my favorite easy recipes (siders, hot dogs, grilled brats and more) to throw down on the smoker or grill that will ensure your friends and family have a good time!
Following a ketogenic diet but want to splurge on a Chicago style dog? Believe it or not, you can! Grab the full guide to making this classic hot dog vendors across the city are known for with a low cab keto twist!