11 ways to bring the tailgating experience home

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Football season is in full swing, which means weekends filled with competitive match-ups and, of course, tailgating. But you don't need to set up a grill in a parking lot outside of the stadium to get that tailgating experience we all love about this time of year. You can invite friends and family over for a game day viewing party full of fun snacks and drinks to get that same vibe -- and you can really bring your sandwich game to the next level with Cobblestone Bread Co.

Our contributors share our enthusiasm for food and football, and they've created unique recipes with Cobblestone Bread Co. ingredients that are just perfect for game day party viewing and entertaining. Click through the gallery below to discover 11 ways to bring the tailgating experience home:

11 ways to bring the tailgating experience home
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11 ways to bring the tailgating experience home

Slow Cooked Beef Sliders

"Along with football comes food and I love grazing all day so that's why these Slow Cooked Beef, Caramelized Onion and Blue Cheese Sliders on Cobblestone Bread Co. Sweet Party Rolls are perfect! They're small, loaded with flavor and you can eat them all day long." —Billy Parisi

Get the recipe: Slow Cooked Beef Sliders

Photo credit: Billy Parisi

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs with Asian Slaw

"The first tailgating feast that I came up with is probably the most accessible. All it takes is Cobblestone Bread Co's White Sub Rolls, hot dogs, and a bunch of random whatever-you-want-style toppings. Now not only is this the perfect excuse to get creative, but it's also a great exercise for cleaning out the fridge while helping you save." —Grilled Cheese Social

Get the recipe: Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs with Asian Slaw

Photo credit: Grilled Cheese Social

Double Sausage Burgers with 'Garlic Bread' Onion Rolls

"These rolls screamed "Garlic Bread!" to me so I came up with this pizza style sausage burger using Cobblestone Bread Co.'s Toasted Onion Rolls that are grilled with butter and garlic to recreate that garlic bread flavor and feel. The onion rolls have little pieces of onion on the outside which is a cool flavor addition. It's pretty unique to serve a burger on toasty garlic bread for a tailgate or to watch a game at home." —Grilling 24x7

Get the recipe: Double Sausage Burgers with 'Garlic Bread' Onion Rolls

Photo credit: Grilling 24x7

Mini Chipotle Cheesesteaks

"Our twist on a classic cheesesteak is made with a spicy chipotle mayo spread, sweet roasted bell peppers, homemade pickled red onions and gooey Muenster cheese. It has a deliciously unique balance of flavors and the White Sub Rolls from Cobblestone Bread Co." —MyGourmetConnection

Get the recipe: Mini Chipotle Cheesesteaks

Photo credit: My Gourmet Connection

Sloppy Jose Sliders

"I whipped up a super simple, yet super scrumptious batch of Sloppy Jose Sliders. Think of these as Sloppy Joe's gone wild. I'm talking about piles of saucy and spicy ground beef, lovingly sandwiched between two easy-to-eat Cobblestone Bread Co. Sweet Party Rolls." —Oh Bite It

Get the recipe: Sloppy Jose Sliders

Photo credit: Oh Bite It

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

"If there is a Buffalo Chicken Sandwich listed on a menu, you better believe I'm ordering it. But I don't want to just enjoy it when we are out to eat, I want to enjoy it tailgating at home too. All you need is a slow cooker, some fried pickles, and Cobblestone Bread Co.'s good quality bread to feel like you're in your favorite restaurant watching your favorite team win." —The Cookie Rookie

Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

Photo credit: The Cookie Rookie

Windy City Hot Dogs

"Firstly, spiralized grilled hot dogs! Instead of topping the hot dog with chopped onion, my version is topped with crispy fried onions seasoned with celery salt. Next up: sliced cornichon (instead of traditional kosher pickles), Dijon mustard (in place of yellow mustard), and chopped vine-ripened tomatoes (in place of tomato wedges)." —Blogging Over Thyme

Get the recipe: Windy City Hot Dogs

Photo credit: Blogging Over Thyme

Slow Cooker Meatball Subs with Parmesan

"Slow Cooker Meatball Subs with Parmesan, White Cheddar Queso are the perfect sandwiches to serve at your next tailgate or game day party! Simple Italian meatballs are made with the essentials: ground beef, ground pork, breadcrumbs, eggs, Parmesan cheese, and traditional spices. They are then slow cooked to a tender perfection in marinara sauce. Serve the meatballs on top of Cobblestone Bread Co. White Sub Rolls and top with homemade Parmesan, white cheddar queso." —Cooking and Beer

Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Meatball Subs with Parmesan

Photo credit: Cooking and Beer

Broiled Parma and Brie Tailgate Sandwich

"I know that everyone is simply gaga for bacon right now but bacon can be messy and so oily, so I take all the mess out of the equation by using Parma Ham. Not only does it cook faster, it is amazing how stunning a thin, crispy slice is when paired with the richness of Brie. And then, lets not forget the Cobblestone Bread Co. bun; it practically seals the deal thanks to those fabulous morsels of toasted onion on top." —Kitchen Living with Coryanne

Get the recipe: Broiled Parma and Brie Tailgate Sandwich

Photo credit: Kitchen Living with Coryanne

Ultimate Turkey Bacon Cranberry Sandwiches

"This Turkey Bacon Cranberry Sandwich is something truly heaven sent. It is salty, smoky, sweet, tart, creamy, crunchy, soft... every nuance of flavor and texture is covered in this one over the top sandwich. I know what you're thinking... cranberry sauce on a sandwich? That's right, up to a few years ago I would have thought the same thing. But, just a smear of whole berry cranberry sauce to your Cobblestone Bread Co. Toasted Onion Roll adds so many dimensions to the flavor." —This Silly Girl's Kitchen

Get the recipe: Ultimate Turkey Bacon Cranberry Sandwiches

Photo credit: This Silly Girl's Kitchen

Crunchy Roast Beef and Turkey Cream Cheese Sandwiches

"My ultimate tailgate sandwich starts with a Cobblestone Bread Co. toasted onion roll piled high with turkey and roast beef. I add lettuce, tomato, and red onion and then things get a little crazy. I like to make a really simple spread with cream cheese and green onions and use that instead of mayo. It may sound strange, but cream cheese and roast beef are meant to be together, I promise." —NeighborFood

Get the recipe: Crunchy Roast Beef and Turkey Cream Cheese Sandwiches

Photo credit: NeighborFood


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