With our rivalry game approaching it’s super important to nail this last tailgate and show all your friends both Gator and Nole alike that we can seriously woop some a** both on the field and in the kitchen. With the game this year being in Gainesville most of us will be watching the game from the comfort of our own home. And what better way to show off some bomb culinary skills then to invite some friends over for your own tailgating party? Try out these recipes to nail your tailgate and show UF who really has the best football team and foodies.

Easy Homemade Tortilla Chips and Guac


Courtesy of Chelsea Wu

If you’re looking for something quick and easy this is the dip for you. Everyone loves a good guac and chip so this is sure to be a crowd-pleaser even for your pickiest eater.

Stuffed Mexican Bell Peppers


Courtesy of Kai Phillips-Lustick

Looking to spice up your appetizer game? Check out these amazing stuffed peppers that have that Mexican flare. Your guests are sure to enjoy this twist on an old favorite.

15-Minute Loaded Veggie Nachos with Homemade Chips 


Courtesy of Maddy Piacentini

Some of the best food to binge on when watching an exciting rivalry game is some good old nachos. This is a classic spin for those veggie-lover pals of yours.

Fruit Wedge Jello Shots


Courtesy of Alex Waxenbaum

Yea, you heard right. These colorful shots will be the staple of your tailgate, and will bring back amazing memories of the warm summer months we’re slowly creeping out of.
#SpoonTip: Bonus, you can eat the fruit afterward.

3-Ingredient Pizza Rolls


GIF Courtesy of Kirby Barth

Possibly the easiest thing you can make that will blow your guests’ minds. Everyone loves pizza and these hot pocket alternatives are mouthwatering.

Mini Pork Buns


Courtesy of Helena Lin

Everyone loves good barbecue, and nothing can beat these homemade mini pork buns. A bit more of a challenge in the kitchen, but with the right culinary prowess these doughy barbecue buns will be the hit at your tailgate.

Tequila-Infused Salsa


Courtesy of Brooke Hamroff

You’re lying if you say you’re not intrigued by this alcoholic salsa, but this recipe will change the way you dip your chips for good. It also doesn’t hurt that you can get a little twisted too. Your guests will be begging for the recipe.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Snickerdoodle Blondies 


Courtesy of Meredith Ross

A good dessert is essential for a good tailgate party and what better way to ring in our defeat of the Gators than with this gooey blondie. It’s the perfect dessert to end the Fall season.

Classy College Beer 


Courtesy of Natalie Van Brunt

Ever wonder how to make that ordinary beer into something extraordinary? This recipe will please both beer lovers and those who prefer a bit more kick and class to their cocktail.


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We all know that we’re gonna kick some Gator a** this coming game, but why not celebrate our win in style with these stellar tailgating recipes for drinks, sweets, and everything in between. If you just can’t wait until the game to show these swamp dwellers what we’re all about, join the Foodie Hashtag War we are in with the Spoon U team at UF. Take a picture of your awesome food, post on Instagram, and tag #fsuspoonrivals. Check out the awesome event on Facebook!