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Fun Recipes for Tailgating

Fun Recipes for Tailgating

AUBURN, Ala. – With football season in full swing, people are looking for good and fun recipes to feed a hungry crowd of cheering fans. These recipes are sure to make your tailgate or football watch party a hit.

Sausage Pinwheels     


3 cups of Bisquick

2/3 cup milk

1 pound sausage


Combine the Bisquick and milk. Stir until soft dough is formed and place on a floured surface. Knead the dough then roll into a long rectangle about 5 or 6 inches wide and ¼ inch thick or less. Spread raw sausage on dough. Leave about 1 inch along one long side free of sausage. Starting with the long side that has sausage on it, roll dough like a jellyroll. Moisten the long side without the sausage with a little water to seal the edge to the roll. Wrap the roll in wax paper and chill for several hours or overnight. Slice sausage roll into ¼ inch slices. Place slices on a baking sheet. Bake at 400 F for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from pan and cool slightly on a wire rack covered with absorbent paper. Serve hot.

Hot Beef Dip


1 tablespoon corn-oil margarine

¼ cup chopped onion

1 8-ounce package of reduced fat-cream cheese

1 cup skim milk

½ chopped dried beef

1 3-ounce can sliced mushrooms, drained

½ cup grated reduced-fat cheddar cheese

¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

2 tablespoons lemon juice


Melt margarine over low heat. Add onion and cook until tender. Cut cream cheese into cubes and add to onion. Add milk and stir until cheese is melted. Add remaining ingredients. Stir until mixture is well blended and hot Serve in chafing dish.



1/3 cup corn oil margarine

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 squares unsweetened chocolate, melted

¾ cup all-purpose flour

¼ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon baking powder

½ cup chopped pecans

cooking spray.


Cream margarine and sugar until mixture looks light a fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and melted chocolate beat well. Mix together flour, salt and baking powder and add to the creamed mixture. Stir until well blended. Add pecans and stir. Coat an 8 inch square baking pan with cooking spray. Pour batter into the pan. Bake at 350 F for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool and cut into squares, about 1 ½ inches.

All of these recipes and more can be found in “The Auburn Cookbook,” a publication of Alabama Extension.

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  1. Ok, the hot beef dip looks like the winner to me! Sooooo excited about football season! Auburn upsets Clemson. You heard it here first

  2. I would love to make brownies for my tailgating gang. I was looking for a complete recipe. Thanks for sharing.