20 Game-Winning Sliders for All of Your Tailgating Needs
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20 Game-Winning Sliders for All of Your Tailgating Needs

Hut! Hut! Hike! Football season is officially underway, which means that tailgates (and tailgating DIYs) are about to dominate your weekends. It’s arguably one of the best parts of attending a football game, especially when you have the hookup on food. You’ve got the healthy tailgate recipes and cocktail recipes for football season on lock, now all you need are tons of sliders for everyone to munch on. We have you covered with 20 amazing slider recipes for every tailgating need. Whether you’re noshing on a fish slider while rooting for the Seattle Seahawks or throwing down a hot chicken slider while cheering on the Tennessee Titans, one of the recipes below will be your new tailgating fave.

1. Pulled Pork Sliders With Garlic Aioli: If you’re stuck on what to bring to a tailgate, you can’t go wrong with pulled pork. Make a quick yummy aioli to serve on the side for a different twist on the classic. (via Stuck on Sweet)

2. Bourbon BBQ Sliders With Coleslaw: Sliders are a great way for everyone to have a burger while still getting to sample all the other goodies. These are topped with a boozy bourbon BBQ sauce and fresh slaw. (via Diverse Dinners)

3. Beer Battered Buffalo Shrimp Sliders: Beer in the batter? Check. Spicy AF? Check. These zesty buffalo shrimp sliders are sure to cause quite the stir at your tailgate. (via Tidy Mom)

4. Mini Chicken and Waffle Sliders: Chicken and waffles are a southern staple, so these mini sliders would be welcome anywhere below the Mason-Dixon line. Who are we kidding? *Anyone* would be happy to have these before a big game. (via Kim’s Cravings)

5. Beer and Bourbon Barbecue Chicken Sliders: Beer, bourbon AND barbecue? Now that’s a trio you can’t refuse! Pile your chicken BBQ on top of a toasted bun and add a couple slices of thick dill pickles to finish it off. (via Averie Cooks)

6. Chili-Cheese Sliders: If there’s one dish that screams football, it’s chili. Make it portable and easy to eat by turning it into a cheesy slider. (via Lisa G Cooks)

7. Cranberry Asiago Turkey Sliders: If your tailgate is in the middle of the day, these bistro-style asiago turkey sliders are perfect for lunch. Serve them up with a crockpot full of soup and you’ll have a bunch of happy, full bellies. (via Will Cook for Smiles)

8. Ham and Cheese Sliders: If you’ve never had these sliders, where have you been? Everyone loves them and they’re basically Pinterest royalty, so you know that they’re a safe bet no matter what. (via Averie Cooks)

9. Nashville Hot Chicken Sliders: Between college football and pro football, Tennessee is a huge tailgating state. Impress everyone with one of Nashville’s signature dishes by making these crispy hot chicken sliders. (via My Modern Cookery)

10. Avocado Bun Sliders: Carb watchers, here’s your slider. You may have to eat it with a fork, but it’s SO worth it. (via Brit + Co)

11. Crockpot Meatball Sliders: The slow cooker makes preparing these sliders a breeze. Transfer the whole thing to your tailgate and everyone can make their own as they’re ready to eat. (via Chelsea’s Messy Apron)

12. Meatloaf Sliders With Frizzled Onions: Meatloaf is *such* a comforting meal, and now you can have it in slider form and topped with onion rings, no less. Just don’t forget to make extra frizzled onions to eat on the side. (via How Sweet It Is)

13. Cheesy Party Burgers: These sliders have everything you want in a burger in a more travel-friendly package. They’re buttery, cheesy and full of spice — what more could you ask for? (via Kevin & Amanda)

14. Philly Cheesesteak Sliders: Philly cheesesteaks are normally large and in charge. This tiny version has all of the same components in one tiny slider. They’re perfect for a Philadelphia Eagles tailgate. (via Cooking for Keeps)

15. Pork Sliders With Grilled Pineapple: Pork and pineapple go together like a way more delicious peas and carrots. Stir together mayo, mustard and honey for a quick and delicious topping. (via Salt and Lavender)

16. BBQ Portobello Pretzel Sliders: Vegans need a slider option, too! These portobello sliders are hearty and meaty, just like a regular burger. Put out a topping bar and let everyone dress them as they like. (via On the DF)

17. Slow Cooker Reuben Sliders: Start these babies off by slow cooking your corned beef in the crockpot. Once you’ve done that and thinly sliced the meat, the rest is easy peasy and everyone will be asking who made the Reuben sliders. (via Land O Lakes)

18. Fish Sliders: There are not many things better than a thick piece of crispy beer-battered fish and crunchy slaw. Pro tip: If you can find ciabatta rolls, they make a great addition to these sliders.  (via Cast Iron Cookie)

19. Easy Taco Sliders: This taco meets slider hybrid is the most genius combo we’ve seen in a while. Who needs a taco shell when you can have a warm buttery dinner roll instead? (via Sugar & Soul)

20. Grilled Veggie Sliders With Goat Cheese and Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette: Veggie sliders don’t have to be boring. These are packed full of vegetables, whipped herbed goat cheese and topped with a sweet red pepper vinaigrette. Even the die-hard meat eaters will devour these. (via How Sweet It Is)

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