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Tailgating Essentials and Cheesy Chili & Bacon Dip

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Thank you to Sam’s Club for sponsoring today’s post and helping me get ready for tailgating this Football Season. I'm so excited to share my favorite {and super easy} tailgating dip today.

cheesy chili bacon dip

Tailgating time is here!

Let the cool weather and family and friend gatherings start! I love this time of year and I love getting together with everyone over some really tasty food and FOOTBALL! Nothing compares to the fun that the whole family has during these times. We have some of our favorites that we make every time but since it's been months since our last tailgate party my memory was a little foggy so I put together some tailgating essentials and I'm sharing my absolutely must have dip that I make every single time.

Here is a round-up of my tailgating must-haves:

sam's club tailgate


Sams Club has it all when it comes to tailgating and these are the things that every tailgate has to have.

• Samsung 65” TV
• Samsung Tab S Tablet
• Samsung Soundbar
• Kraft Velveeta
• Hormel Chilli No Beans
• Hidden Valley Ranch
• KC Masterpiece
• Skittles Original Flavor 54 oz bag
• Wolfgang Puck 10-cup Digital Multicooker
• Portable Stainless Steel Gas Grill

Sam’s Club has a wide variety of tailgating products available both in-club and online that can help you create the perfect tailgate party at home or at the stadium. When you buy club packs at Sam’s Club, you can afford to entertain the whole crowd.

chili con queso

tailgating dip

Cheesy Chili with BACON Dip!

This is my absolutely-favorite-must-have tailgating dip. It's so simple to make too… 

Just add 16 oz. of Velveeta {cubed}, 1 can of Hormel Chili and 1/4 cup of crumbled bacon to your slow cooker on low. The longer it cooks the better! The bacon makes it extra awesome! Everything you need for this recipe and all your tailgating essentials can be found at Sam's Club! Click here for even more ideas.

What is your favorite tailgating food?

Heather Delaney Reese is a Lifestyle and Family Travel Writer currently on the road with her family 150 days a year, sharing exceptional family memory making moments and life's everyday fun times. She is a big proponent of encouraging others to join her journey and become a professional blogger so that they too can make money at home and spend more time with their families.


  1. Okay, Hubby has been asking for a hearty dip like this… he always says that I don’t add enough oomph to the dip and chili would be perfect. Thanks so much

  2. Okay I really had to pin this just now because my husband loves bacon, football and cheese…so serving this while he’s watching the game will win me some major brownie points!!

  3. I had a girlfriend that use to make this every fall and we loved it. I love the fact it is easy to make. I may have to try making it for the kids in a few weeks. I just hope it cools down here, can’t see making it in 100+ outside. haha.

  4. That’s just the kind of dip the boys in this house love. And when I say boys, I’m including my husband and grown children who have their own places now too. 😉

  5. Look at all that ooey gooey goodness! I can’t show my husband this post. He’d demand I make it STAT! LOL Thank you for sharing and I’m saving this for later.

  6. I literally have never been to a tailgate party before but I hear they are so much fun all. The cheesy chili bacon dip looks and sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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