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Breakfast Tailgate Ideas to Fuel Up Before the Game

If you want to get an early start on showing your team spirit and win that cornhole game, you’ll need the right breakfast fuel—and all these recipes can be served right at your tailgating spot, so you can start as early as you want! Here are some of our favorite breakfast tailgate ideas so you will be ready for an action-packed day.

Is there anything more fun than tailgating before watching your team dominate? We don’t think so!

4 Breakfast Tailgate Ideas to Get You Ready for the Game

friends-tailgating-football-gameTailgate Breakfast Sliders

These sliders are easy to make ahead so you stake out the best tailgating spot and start the fun early!

  • 1 package of slider buns
  • 8 eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • Bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 4 c shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 tbsp butter

Preheat the oven to 350. Slice buns in half lengthwise and place in a baking tray, top with 2 cups of cheese. Beat eggs with milk and cook in a large skillet until done, using 1 tbsp butter.

Top buns with eggs and bacon, place tops on top. Brush tops with butter and bake for 10-15 minutes. Pull sliders apart out of the tray to serve. Recipe cred: Delish.

Bacon Bloody Marys

Take a standard Bloody Mary recipe and elevate it by adding bacon!

  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 4 oz Bloody Mary mix
  • Garnish: Crispy fried bacon (add as much as you want)
  • Celery stalk
  • Dill pickle spear
  • Olives

Fill a 16 oz cup about halfway with ice, add the vodka and Bloody Mary mix, and stir until chilled. Now here’s the fun part: add the garnish! The celery stalk, dill pickle spear and one or more slices of crispy fried bacon go into the cup, then throw in a few olives if you like.

Grilled Breakfast Burritos

These breakfast burritos are simple enough to make from right at your perfect tailgating spot! (Bonus: This recipe is approved for your vegetarian friends as written, or you can add breakfast meat to it).

  • ¼ c oil
  • 2 large potatoes, diced
  • 1 onion
  • ½ bell pepper
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • 10 large flour tortillas

Heat vegetable oil in a skillet on the grill, fry potatoes until cooked through, then add onions and peppers, cook until tender. Scramble eggs into the vegetables. Top each tortilla with cheese and part of egg mixture, roll up, grill for 10 minutes on grill lined with aluminum foil until browned.

Pancake Sausage Bites

Another make-ahead recipe that can easily be reheated on the grill and served in between early rounds of cornhole!

  • 16 oz package of sausage
  • Oil for frying
  • 1 ½ cups pancake mix
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup milk
  • Serve with: Maple syrup

Put about 2” oil in a pan on the stove and heat to 350. Form the sausage into balls, about 1 teaspoon each. Cook sausage until there is no more heat, remove from heat and drain. In a bowl mix the pancake mix with egg and milk until it forms pancake batter.

Pick up sausage balls with a toothpick and dip into batter to fully cover, then dip into the oil to fry for about 1 ½ minutes until done. Remove and drain.

To reheat, seal the pancake bits in a packet of foil and place on the grill until they’ve heated through, then serve with maple syrup. Recipe cred: The Hungry Housewife.

Next time you’re planning a tailgating weekend, remember to plan early—and plan to make a delicious breakfast part of the fun!

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