27 Tailgating Snacks and Appetizers

Your tailgate party isn't about main courses and entrees. You want snacks and appetizers. Nothing more. Let's not take away from the pre-game drinking, you say. We say, alrighty then. Try some of these recipes that will accompany your beer and cocktails without stealing the show. And they'll fill you up just fine, while leaving room for your drinks ... maybe. Our first pick is a spin on a classic. Most people, at least those who love meat, go for the meatballs at any potluck or party. But Swedish meatballs are nothing new. These lamb meatballs, however, are not your run-of-the-mill ball of beef. For one, they're not beef, obviously. Spiced with cinnamon, cumin, and coriander, and served with a minty yogurt dipping sauce, these meatballs are an impressive appetizer. And, if you have to have a main course, try one of our almost two dozen ideas in the handheld category: Tailgating Sandwich, Sausage, and Burger Recipes.