Homegating – a gathering of friends and family to watch sports at someone’s home.
I’ve been a fan of homegating for the last few years. Maybe I’m getting old but the process of setting up a tailgate or even going to a bar to watch a game seems so exhausting. And expensive! Therefore, I much rather spend my afternoon in the air conditioning while I watch sports on the TV from the comfort of my memory foam sofa.
And now with a newborn at home, homegating is much more desirable these days.
If you’re looking to try homegating, I’ve collected some recipes that I think are perfect to serve at any homegating event. Many of these recipes can also be used for tailgating; however, these are especially great for homegating because you’ll have easy access to a stove, oven, and/or grill.
Now, on to the recipes!
I love love love soft pretzels. If I’m at a baseball game or movie theater or amusement park, you can bet your bottom dollar that I’ll be enjoying a soft pretzel. So it’s no surprise that these pretzel bites are one of my favorite recipes for homegating. Add in the beer cheese and this snack is unstoppable!
It’s you favorite gourmet pizza flavor loaded on a bed of tortilla chips. Yum yum yum!
As much as I love carbs, a spread of just chips and popcorn and pretzels is just not sustainable for hours of football watching. That’s why I always have some protein snacks on my menu. These skewers are on of my favorites because they’re sooooo flavorful and extremely easy to make.
No homegating experience at my house is complete without something sweet. I love serving these cookie bites for parties and get-togethers because they come in the perfect bite-sized portion, making it super easy to serve (and eat!).
Tater tots loaded with bacon and cheese?! Yes, please!
Think corn bread but fried. Yup, fried.
This is a dip made for hungry guests, that’s for sure! Queso is loaded with yummy sausage to add some heartiness and fill empty tummies.
Who knew a salad could inspire the best dip I’ve ever had!
These sliders may be small but the flavor is wayyyy huge.