Are you looking for easy tailgate foods that are low-carb friendly? Check out these 3 delicious low-carb football game day snacks that are cheap & fast to make.
The summer has unofficially come to an end, and the fall is creeping around the corner. I have to admit, I am pretty excited for chilly nights, pumpkin everything and football.
Yes, we love football in this house and always cheer for our New England team. While I might not be as knowledgeable as my husband when it comes to the game, I know all things football snacks.
One of my biggest fears and thoughts this year when starting the low-carb diet was- What will I do about snacks for tailgating?
Ok, so gone are the carbs, but in are the cheeses and yummy snacks like these Sausage & Cheese Bites, Cheese-Stuffed Mushrooms, and Salami & Cheese rollups.
I guess you could say I saved game days and all things homegating & tailgating! Now, I just need them Sunday football games and I will be ready for guests (this post was made prior to the current health issue. Please celebrate responsibly)
To keep things festive, I typically always decorate my table with football napkins, little balls, pom, poms, and plenty of paper plates.
You have to keep the tailgating or homegating celebration cute!
Love these cups and the football confetti-how adorbs!
Alright, so now onto the good stuff –the low-carb Friendly Tailgate Foods! YUM!
These Salami & Cream Cheese Rollups are super simple! Mix 1 tsp of horseradish with 4 ounces of cream cheese, and mix thoroughly. Line the center of salami slices with the mixture and roll up. Easy peasy! Use a toothpick to keep the rollup, rolled!
Another easy fave is these Sausage & Cheese bites. These are so easy! Just purchase your favorite pre-cooked sausage, and bake it in the oven at 350 for 6 minutes with some cheddar cheese. They are the perfect football finger food!
The yummiest low-carb football appetizer are these Low-Carb Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms--hello deliciousness.
These are a holiday favorite and just so happen to be mega low-carb!
Get the printable recipe for these Low-Carb Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms below!
I added some cute football-themed picks to make these super fun! These are so tender, and creamy tasting! The garlic and cheeses are pure perfection together!
Low-Carb Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe
- large baking sheet
- tablespoon cookie scoop
- Mixing bowl
- 1 pound white mushrooms wash, pat dry, and remove stems (reserve stems)
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- ½ cup Parmesan cheese grated
- 2 cloves garlic use a press for the most flavor
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ black pepper
- ¼ celery salt
- ¼ paprika
- ¼ cayenne pepper
- ½ onion powder
- ½ garlic powder
- Wash and clean your mushrooms well in cool water, gently pop out the stems, and set them aside.
- Press your 2 cloves of garlic, and chop reserved mushroom stems.
- Heat a skillet with olive oil. Sautee your garlic, and mushrooms until the juices are mainly evaporated.
- Remove your pan from heat, and let you veggies cool. Once your veggies are cool add you cream cheese directly to your pan (so you don’t have to dirty another bowl, and so you can absorb all the extra flavoring) mix well. Add your spices, and shredded Parmesan cheese. I found using a tablespoon-sized cookie scoop worked best!!
- Line your mushrooms on a non-greased baking sheet, add a little mixture to each. Bake for 20 minutes in a 350° F. heated oven. Enjoy!
robin rue says
I’ve been putting salami and cheese roll ups in my youngest’s school lunches for the past week. He LOVES them.
I love your setup so much! The food looks tasty, and I love all the decorations. It’s the perfect example of why I love Dollar General so much.
Allison Cooper says
Oh delish! I live a keto lifestyle and would enjoy eating all of these at a tailgate – but those stuffed mushrooms seriously look like the bomb!
Jeni Hawkins says
What cute ideas! I love that you made them low carb! Sparkle is my paper towel of choice, too – I love it!
These all look like super yummy snacks for watching football. I love salami roll ups!
Those look like some amazing foods. I would love to throw a party like this. I know all our guests would be happy with everything.
Reesa Lewandowski says
I love Sparkle towels! They are such a great value! Thanks for the low carb snacks! I feel like when it comes to tailgating, it can get pretty unhealthy quick!
I love making and serving appetizers. I most definitely want to make the sausage and cheese bites! I have never had cheese stuffed mushrooms before but yours look delicious!
A fun and festive party spread. I’d love to eat more low carb treats’ looks good!
The cheese stuffed mushrooms are right up my alley. I would also love to try the cheesy sausage bites.
Toni | Boulder Locavore says
These look really cool! I would love to give this a try!
Stuffed mushrooms are one of my absolute favorite dishes. This would be the perfect appetizer spread. And of course, paper towels are always a must at our parties as well.
Eileen Mendoza Loya says
I love these super easy to make tailgate food options! I think my boys will love them all, even my grandson would not mind having veggies (the mushrooms) as long as they are loaded with delicious cheese!
Ellen J. says
In this low carb stuffed mushroom recipe, you mention shredded cheese in the instructions however no mention in the list of ingredients. Are you referring to Parmesean Cheese that we need to shred ?
The shredded cheese is the Parmesan as noted. There are only 2 types of cheese in these mushrooms- cream cheese & shredded parmesan.
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