Fun Breakfast Tailgate Recipe Ideas

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Score a touchdown on morning game days with these delicious & fun breakfast tailgate recipes! From breakfast sliders to breakfast pizza, food-on-a-stick, and fun football-shaped food, we’re sharing the best breakfast tailgate recipes perfect for your morning football fun! Gameday Breakfast Tailgate Recipes

Morning Football Games

Did you know that I’m a big college football fan? In fact, our whole family is and that means college football is usually at least part of every weekend throughout the entire fall. Specifically, we’re HUGE Nebraska Cornhusker fans! And while morning kick-offs are not always super common during football season (or at least early mornings anyway), we sometimes have 11:00am kick-offs. With the time difference, that’s only 9:00am here. And for stadium tailgaters who show up hours before the game, even an 11:00am kick-off definitely means breakfast tailgating! So breakfast-time tailgates definitely call for some delicious breakfast food!

Breakfast Football Food

Sure, you could just whip up a large batch of scrambled eggs and bacon, or make a big batch of overnight oatmeal to feed a crowd. But I think it’s always fun to have some more unique ideas and/or fun themed food that just screams “football breakfast” – things like maple & bacon combos, fun finger foods, football-shaped food, etc! So, if you’re in need of breakfast ideas for game day, you’re sure to score a touchdown with any of these 15+ breakfast football food recipes! There’s heartier fare (like breakfast sliders and burritos), some great food-on-a-stick (like team spirit fruit kabobs and tater tot skewers), and even a couple sweet options. I mean, how cute are those little cinnamon roll footballs?!

*Special note – if you found this post on Pinterest, it’s been updated with some new photos and links (since the original post published way back in 2013). It was definitely due for a refresh! Thanks for clicking over and hope you enjoy these tasty breakfast ideas! Also, be sure to pin this post for later (if you haven’t already) and then click around to all the tasty breakfast recipe ideas ideas below! 

SO MUCH YUM!!!! I love all of these ideas! Don’t those all look AMAZING? The breakfast sliders are SOOooooo good and one of my family’s personal favorite! They also happen to be one of the most popular recipes on the whole blog! So you can’t go wrong with those if you can’t decide where to start! Cheesy Egg Breakfast SlidersAnd, if you need some more football party food ideas, be sure to check out our ultimate football party guide with 100+ football recipes, DIY decor, and party ideas! You’re sure to find all kinds of awesome ideas and recipes for any kind of football fun – whether you’re doing a small party at home, a big “homegate” watch party, or tailgating at the stadium. Ultimate Football Party Guide

Happy football watching!

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I’m Sara, a mom to three adorable boys living in the Arizona desert. As a former teacher, I love sharing my passions with others. So, have a look around for creative inspiration about cooking, creating, celebrating, traveling with kids, and more everyday mom endeavors!


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